We have already seen Peak Obama; from here on, it´s going to get rougher and rougher for Barack Obama. Even worse, the one word he must fear the most has just been uttered by a man regarded as a bit of a truth-teller among liberal elites. Joe Klein, the celebrated author "Anonymous," who wrote the best selling, truth-telling book Primary Colors about the 1992 primary campaign that brought us President Bill Clinton, has made it ok for liberals to apply the word "incompetence" to the Obama administration. This represents something of a breakthrough. Until now, it has been taboo
Which "I" word? There are so many to choose from. Incompetent Inept Illicit Illegal Intolerable Immature Idiotic Ideological Ignorant Ignominious I´ll-advised Impotent Islamic Inappropriate Impulsive Inauthentic etc., etc.
I had not seen the clip before because I did not care enough. However, when I watched the clip in this article about him shooting those jumpshots I noticed something interesting. I am not much of a basketball player, but when I shoot jumpshots and I miss, I change my delivery the next shot. I watched Obama fire off three shots in a row from the same spot with exactly the same motion and exactly the same result. I think that tells us quite a bit about our President.
Zero was a sub on the Punahou High basketball team, and it´s not hard to see why that was. He spends a lot of time on the basketball court and on the golf course--much more than any other president, by far--but on the court he can´t hit; neither can he hit on the links. His golf swing is an uncoordinated, powder puff move generating little clubhead speed or precision. One thousand rounds with Tiger wouldn´t improve his golfing abilities because he lacks the one thing that all good golfers have: hand-eye coordination. His baseball pitching motion is similarly goofy. In no way is this character a natural athlete.
His physical abilities aside, he doesn´t seem to do much else well, either. About the only thing he has going is that important sounding speaking timbre that drives the Low Information Voters wild. Never mind that the mind behind that voice is about as fertile as desert sand; this character could stand at the lectern and say, "I just sliced my grandmother´s throat from ear to ear," and his votaries would scream in approval. It´s like a 1964 Beatles concert; you couldn´t hear the band for all the screaming.
There is no doubt that he loves the adulation, the title, and the power it confers. But he´s just not into the work thing, especially when there´s playing and partying to do on the taxpayer dime. The entirety of his reputation for brilliance rests on his first ghostwritten "autobiography." West of the Atlantic there´s never been such a phony who rose so far, so fast, so unaccountably. As long as he and his ilk are in power, this nation is in a bunch of trouble.
Successfully crippling the US economy is not incompetence. Infusing the US government with an army of socialists is not incompetence. Exploiting ignorance and using the MSM to spread it is not incompetence. Encouraging America´s enemies around the world is not incompetence.
It is fulfilling the Democrats´ dreams. They, like Klein, just refuse to admit what they are really up to. Still.
Some other I words that seem to fit include Infuriating Insincere Indulgent(self) Irrational Irritating Inferior Insipid Innocuous Inane I´m sure there are lots of others that are perfectly appropiate.
That´s just wishful thinking. Nothing will ever permanently attach itself to 0bama the magnificent. For every article that may hint at his incompetence by one of his leftist worshipers (which we all know to be true), there will be hundreds written and spoken over the air that will still adulate him and prop up the malevolent Marxist and cover for his sins and crimes against this nation.
Incompetence is preferred to the real import-EVIL Traitor. Ironically, the 2 for 20 on the BB court may begin to wake up the 6 % swing voters. His 47 percent entitlement junkies will still support him no matter what. I include the high end crony capitalist like GE´s Jeff Imhelt , Buffett and the Green Energy scammers. Also included are the delusional Hollywood crowd of high school grads who haven´t a clue about global warming scam and gun control issues.
Similar to what they did in the skeet-shooting jive, stinky´s puppetmasters will produce a CG video of the worthless little fraud sinking 20 of 22. It wouldn´t surprise me if they just photoshopped his pointed little knob onto some old Michael Jordan clips. That would be enough for his brain-dead media toadies, and more than enough for his ignorant worshippers.
Totally agree with #10 - his supposed passion for basketball & golf are totally contrived PR stunts designed to give him street cred with certain targeted constituencies. He never developed any natural athletic ability by playing outdoors with the neighborhood kids - instead he was hanging out in some dark basement with the choom gang, (and the other pasty faced creeps that never saw sunshine) dreaming up revolution and plotting to take down the USA.
If he didn´t insist on making himself the center of attention at every event, he wouldn´t embarrass himself. This was supposed to be about the children, not him. He should have let the kids be the stars & just stood back and applauded them as any normal president would do. But he just had to grab the spotlight, then make a fool of himself.
He sang and it sounded like a 13 year old girl doing an Al Green tune. He throws like a girl, take any girl from a decent 8th grade team an she wil sink more shots. But he did lead housing marches. Bill Ayers did write his books. And he does a nice "one shoulder hippy dip" walk.
And a belated "Welcome Back" to #10, that master of the 1 iron - break it off at the hosel and use the shaft for terrorist kebobs - priceless. Based on your post election night I figured you had sailed across the Gulf of Mexico to Belize. Good to see your reasoned thoughts once again.
Lifson - you are wrong - obozo knows what he is doing. More correctly - the obozo´s puppeteers know what they are doing. The leftists and their loudspeakers still try to persuade us that smart commie/fascist leader is right for our country.
Moments before I opened Lucianne.com (way late in the day) I was thinking he will never finish his term, he will be impeached, or maybe quit. And this is the first headline I see. Be still my beating heart!
Insidious and Islam-favoring. He isn´t incompetent in achieving his Alinsky goals--chaos and the resulting revolution.
A win-win for obaMao. Either he has a legacy of changing the US from within which he bemoaned was not possible as election-stealing day neared. Hardly incompetent in loosing the dogs of voter fraud.
Community organizers believe in change through revolution--he called our Occupy to help him. Social democrats like those Allen West named in Congress as socialists, believe in change without bloody revolution.
Communists believe revolution necessary. He is doing a pretty good job of enriching himself and building a dynasty-political power, whatever and if it all collapses into chaos it can be rebuilt from the bottom up as wished by his real father, Frank Marshall Davis, Communist community organizer in Hawaii. Just why did his mother send him to Hawaii to be mentored by Davis instead of to Kenya.
He is only incompetent to those who erroneously think he has one goal AND the best interests of a constitutional USA to be saved. He promised to fundamentally change America and he is.
An entry titled "Forget About the Price Tag" has won the HHS video contest for promoting Obamacare. (snip)McDonald received the $2,000 grand prize and a $3,000 prize for having the top song. McDonald, a resident of Chicago, signed up for Cook County´s Medicaid program. She has type 1 diabetes. Did someone tell the state of IL that the $5,000 she won in the contest might make her inelgible for Medicaid? The huge irony is that she won by posting a video urging her fellow youth not to worry about the price tag, when she herself is getting her insurance paid for by
In his first term, Obama managed to get his paws on health care, banking, energy, student loans, the auto business, and more. Now he has his sights set on your 401(k). The left has had its eye on retirement savings for years, but so far takeover attempts have been rebuffed. (snip)Once it is established that mutual funds pose a risk to financial stability, government will likely proceed on its merry way, with thousands of pages of regulations bringing those funds, and the savings they manage, under the thumb of government. It is only a short step from regulation to appropriation,
In Michael Agar´s book entitled Language Shock: Understanding the Culture of Conversation, he asks "[h]ow do you speak and act a lie at the same time?" Agar maintains that there are three characteristics of an act that tell ... whether a lie occurred or not: I. The sentence is false; 2. The person knows it´s false; 3. The person intends to deceive. A lie isn´t just what´s in the discourse; it´s also what´s in the circumstances of the act of speaking, like the knowledge and intentions of the speaker. Furthermore, "the thing that most people would say makes a lie
Organizing for Action (OFA), which lives at the web address barackobama.com because it is an outgrowth of the Obama presidential campaigns, is shamelessly seeking to exploit the deaths of school children at the hands of a maniac in Newtown, CT. I am beyond words. How low can you go?
Global warming hysterics at the BBC warned us in 2007 that by summer 2013, the Arctic would be ice-free. As with so many other doomsday predictions by warmists, the results turn out to be quite the opposite. The UK Daily Mail reports: A chilly Arctic summer has left 533,000 more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year - an increase of 29 per cent. (snip) The Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific has remained blocked by pack-ice all year. More than 20 yachts that had planned to sail it have been left
Barack Obama is a man with only one core conviction. He has, as the basic foundation of his otherwise disorganized and uncertain belief system, the irrefutable tenet that the United States, because of its European roots, has been the epitome of oppression and arrogance throughout its history. Therefore, he is able to rationalize the need to say or do anything as the transformation of American society and the end of the pre-eminent status of the United States are his sole objectives. He has, thus, adopted a pre-meditated schizophrenic personality wherein he comports himself as an apologist and appeaser on the
Liberal media bon pensants are in a huff over remarks delivered by London´s Mayor Boris Johnson suggesting that IQ and effort have something to do with income. (snip) Britain´s Guardian, which regards itself as the leading organ of the left wing intelligentsia, busied itself ginning up an editorial pretending that Johnson is probably a racist: [Johnson used] a bizarre metaphor - "The harder you shake the pack, the easier it will be for some cornflakes to get to the top" - which was likely designed to confuse with colour, and make sure that this ambitious politician didn´t say too much.
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
President Obama will cast growing income inequality and a decline in economic mobility as a “fundamental threat to the American dream” during a speech Wednesday in Washington. The speech will serve as an early preview for next year’s State of the Union address, according to a White House official, who said Obama would focus much of his energy over the next three years on the issue. “The decisions we make over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in an America where, if you work hard, you can get ahead,” the official said.
Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
A stunning new study unveiled on Fox News´ Hannity finds that President Barack Obama’s White House calendar records just one face-to-face meeting between Obama and his Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the more than three-and-a-half years leading up to the disastrous Obamacare launch. The startling statistic comes from a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis of Obama’s own official White House calendar, as well as the Politico presidential calendar, and raises new questions about Obama’s executive leadership and management throughout the implementation of his singular legislative achievement. More alarming still, the president’s schedule lists 277 private
[Video] President Obama on Wednesday declared that addressing income inequality would be the focus of “all” of the White House’s efforts “for the rest of my presidency.” In a sweeping address that touched on raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and ending tax breaks for the wealthy, Obama warned that the American economy has become “profoundly unequal,” declaring economic mobility the “challenge of our time.” “The combined trends of increasing inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe,” he said in an hour-long
Just over two weeks ago, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a harsh piece of commentary that culminated in the suggestion that someone should “s-h-i-t” in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin‘s (R-AK) mouth. Bashir offered an abject apology on his next broadcast, but a chorus of critics continued to demand action against the host. After a reported “vacation” for the host earlier this week, Bashir announced, Wednesday afternoon, that MSNBC and Martin Bashir are parting ways. Here’s the statement from Martin Bashir, via email: After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday. Upon