A few Libs finally get it, Barry is a Zero

Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt

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Maureen Dowd:

The days of spinning illusions in a Greek temple in a football stadium are done. The One is dancing on the edge of one term.

The White House team is flailing — reacting, regrouping, retrenching. It’s repugnant.

After pushing and shoving and caving to get on TV, the president’s advisers immediately began warning that the long-yearned-for jobs speech wasn’t going to be that awe-inspiring.

“The issue isn’t the size or the newness of the ideas,” one said. “It’s less the substance than how he says it, whether he seizes the moment.”

The arc of justice is stuck at the top of a mountain. Maybe Obama was not even the person he was waiting for.

Obama is looking forward to being an ex-President ala James Buchanan. He was clearly not the right man for the times, if ever.

The Daily Beast:

After a week of presidential humiliations and capitulations, Michael Tomasky suggests that Obama will soon pass the point where he can be taken seriously as a leader.

Sorry Micheal, Obama passed that mile marker a while back.

I keep thinking back lately to that candidate and team I watched in 2008. The candidate really had his finger on something. The team almost never made a serious mistake. When a mistake did happen, they did a respectable job of digging their way out of it. They had some fight in them. Well, I’ve learned something new from these folks: Up until now, I’ve thought that running a strong presidential campaign is a sign that one can probably govern fairly well too. But there appears to be little correlation between the two.

In a campaign you manage a message, as President you manage a country. The fact that you thought skill at one mean skill in another is scary and sad at the same time.


There is no secret, brilliant strategy. This White House is in a bubble. They think they're winning when the roof is about to cave in.

No Shit!

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written by Nobody , September 04, 2011

Hasn't run a cub scout troop. He has managed to piss off everybody, left and right. Kinda like Jimmah did.

These pieces
written by Elmer , September 04, 2011

These pieces express well what I was trying to tell Woody a couple of days ago. I have simply given up on Team Obongo. It's clear that they are out of ideas and are so disconnected from the people who make this country work that they are clueless. It would be great if Obongo did an LBJ and announced that he was not running in the upcoming election.

Barthélemy Barbancourt
That could save his legacy
written by Barthélemy Barbancourt , September 04, 2011

Everything Obama says now is seen as campaigning for 2012. He track record to date is dismal, so even positive shifts like shelving the EPA rule are seen as a sop to voters.

Yeah but...
written by Nobody , September 04, 2011

The EPA shit can and the sand oil pipeline approval has got the enviroweenies pantys in a bunch. They were howling on the sunday shows.

Barthélemy Barbancourt
written by Barthélemy Barbancourt , September 04, 2011

If by some miracle Obama actually starting doing things that would create actual private sector jobs he'd be crucified by his base. The left is anti-private sector.

Sadly, there is very little chance that Obama will ditch his faculty lounge liberalism, he's a true believer with all of his 103 IQ.

written by Nobody , September 04, 2011

Faculty lounge liberalism, there's a term that Elmer can use! Sadly it's a truism.

Jonny Texas
written by Jonny Texas , September 05, 2011

There ahs been a total avalanche of pieces like this lately. NYT, Strib, BBC, even the German papers are picking up on it. Headlines and op-ed pieces abound with topics like:

"Is Obama that bad?"
"What has he done wrong?"
"Can he win the election?"
"How has he betrayed the left?"

A lot of Lefty bitching right now. I understand that the guy is facing pressure. But should this be seen as the first wave of rats leaving the sinking ship or centurions rallying words to the troops? I am not sure which.

Barthélemy Barbancourt
written by Barthélemy Barbancourt , September 05, 2011

If Barry starts doing what's right for the country, liberals will hate him. If he continues n his current tsunami of job destruction, he entire country will hate him. Barry is the perfect one to be caught in the collapse of liberalism.

Faculty lounge liberalism
written by Woody , September 05, 2011

I still say this blog should be called the anti-education instead of the anti-strib. More fitting.

written by TomC , September 05, 2011

I am reasonably sure that any chance of sensible, business-friendly policies that might have been presented on Thursday will be wiped from the slate as Obama gets a recharge in socialism this labor weekend. He will be speaking before his socialist-loving, community-organizer, union, and union oriented Alinsky-model types all holiday weekend. They will provide sufficient reinforcement for Obama's traditional ways.

Woody, I am not aware of anyone here being anti-education. Anti-teacher's unions, definitely. Against academics and inexperienced intelligentsia providing government policies in real-world? Yes.

Education is not limited to the classroom. It is also accumulated through blood, sweat, and tears.

Education is not limited to the classroom. It is also accumulated through blood, sweat, and tears.
written by Woody , September 05, 2011

I've been to both of those classroms as well Tom. The anti-intelligentsia is very aparent here.

Barthélemy Barbancourt
You are correct
written by Barthélemy Barbancourt , September 05, 2011

Anyone that thinks that they are part of the intelligentsia is probably part of the problem. Intelligentsia is generally considered an insult.

I know lots of intelligent people, some with higher degrees, usually in the hard sciences. A Masters or PhD in the soft sciences usually is an indication of a soft mind that has been molded by other soft minds.

If your PhD is in Mathematics or Engineering, you have my utmost respect; if it is in Gender studies, I won't think so highly of you.

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