Obama the bumbler

There was a moment during his first inauguration, backstage and just before he stepped out into public view, when Obama showed his inner heart, perhaps not knowing of the cameraman nearby.

His face was the classic deer-in-the-headlights expression.

Uh-oh, I said to myself. But I was not surprised.

CluelessIt only lasted a moment, and then he walked out to the podium for the swearing-in ceremony attended by thousands of moony-eyed, star-struck fans. But Obama knew he was in over his head, and the ensuing years have proven it.

The flailing around in recent weeks over the Syria situation, his lack of allies, his red lines that mean nothing, his race-obsessed Justice Department, his green policies that waste and fail, all of it, a horror of an administration.

He reportedly makes little effort to connect with legislators of either party, preferring his own company. He is no leader. He had never held a real job before 2009, and he’s botching this first employment big-time.

At our expense.

Voting for him in 2008 is slightly forgiveable. Slightly, though anyone who paid a second’s attention to the quickly silenced Rev. Jeremiah Wright and the fact the Obamas listened to his anti-American racist rants for 20 years should have known what kind of people the Obamas are.

He got elected, and the nation stumbled along, leaderless at best, badly led at worst, for four years until the 2012 election where he, shockingly, was returned to office by a clueless, iPod-distracted electorate who think he’s “cool.”

Those who voted for Obama in 2008 can perhaps be forgiven. Those who voted for him, or who abstained — just as bad — in 2012 should be sent to internment camps in Arizona and stripped of all future rights to vote.

And the bumbling continues.

21 thoughts on “Obama the bumbler”

  1. I was just talking to my son who is an LBJ School of Public Policy student at University of Texas. His semester just started and he told me the classes he will be in. I couldn’t repeat all the words they use to title the courses but they way they read he could run for POTUS if he gets a handle on all of them 🙂 His job is critical infrastructure principal for the electric grid of the great State of Texas so his path crosses those of his peers in Washington DC. And all Obama knows is community organizing and lawyering 🙂

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    1. Señor Sparks: Polls now show that Dubya has a higher favorability rating than Obama. Even Show Biz and unions are abandoning Obama, the latter due to increasingly obvious cost increases that ObamaCare is going to cause.

      If only we could bring Dubya back, or any other president in American history.

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    1. Andres: With luck, the GOP will come up with better candidates. But anyone would be a step up from the bumbler.

      Till that happens, let’s get started on those internment camps. I think the ones from WW II are still out there in the desert. Maybe with a minimum of renovation we can remove the clueless from the voter pool.

      Anyone identifying himself as a hyphenated American would go directly into the camps with no further questioning.

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        1. Andres: The PC bunch, of course, voted for Obama 100 percent, but others voted for him too, those who are not officially PC but just generally out to lunch.

          You are right. Arizona likely is too small. We could open additional camps in New Mexico.

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        2. P.S.: I am convinced that the truly PC population is not that large. They simply have terrorized much of the rest of the citizenry into parroting the party lines. True American Jacobins are a relatively small group.

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  2. Check out Mark Steyn’s article in today’s National Post (pg. A-11 “The Timid Warmonger”). Once again he nails it! George Jonas’ article on the same page is worth reading as well. “A Strange Time to Ask Permission.”

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  3. “Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.” Mark Steyn cracks me up. Thanks for the link.

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  4. OK, I’ll brave the invective.

    I voted for Obama twice. Was he my first choice for President? No. I though Hillary would have done a vastly better job, along with the fact that she’s still sleeping with the best president of our lifetimes.

    But McCain still gives me the creeps. (Does he really think he has any clue as to who (if any) are the “good guys” in Syria? C’mon!) And Romney, though not a bad governor of MA, sold his soul to the religious right. Had Romney run as the man I knew as governor of MA, I would have voted for him. But he said whatever his “handlers” told him to say, a frightening quality for a man who would be President.

    So I’m not sure you can fairly condemn us for voting for the lesser of three evils.

    I’d also finish with the statement that I think Obama’s doing a pathetic job on many fronts. (How was meeting with Putin at the G-20 ever doing Putin a favor? Why do we have to attack Syria to preserve our “credibility?” Is the USA a 7th grade boy?) But I don’t have any faith that Romney would have done any better. Though Obama deserves plenty of blame, he was dealt a very bad hand on the economy, and I’m not convinced a Romney presidency would have had materially better economic performance.

    Saludos,

    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where we think Romney’s disavowal of “Romneycare” was particularly pusillanimous, given that it almost immediately moved MA from #1 in terms of high healthcare costs to #10, provided coverage to lots of self-employed people, and (more importantly) reflected the will of the MA voter and was a big expression of states’ rights.

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  5. The trouble is too many times we find ourselves voting for the lesser of two evils and then we forget that’s what we did. Democracy’s a bitch, but unfortunately it’s the only reasonable alternative there is.

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