Hey, maybe Obama just doesn’t like being president? And that’s why he was so “off” last night? It’s as good a theory as any. Here’s Kevin Baker, at Harper’s: Instead, Obama signaled that he wants out. His diehard supporters are already trying to wave away this weirdly awful, unengaged performance as just his latest turn of Zen mastery, but that dog won’t hunt. They should steel themselves for more shocking displays of indifference over the next month on the part of this strangely diffident individual. It’s quite possible that he means what he says,
Comments: Aw, man.....nobody told him this job was going to be hard!!
He's had everything handed to him all his life...never had to lift a finger for much at all. An Affirmative Action life if you will. Why on earth would he change now? He looks at himself like he's some sort of rock star!
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Cato the elder, 10/5/2012 6:34:36 AM (No. 8911175)
I was just reading something a few weeks ago in which aides close to Obama were supposedly relieved that Obama's dislike for Romney had stoked his competitive instincts. They had an unnerving feeling that the president was just mailing it in.
The bottom line, I think, is that he wanted this job mostly so that he could give speeches and feel important. I don't believe he is terribly interested in those areas of the presidency that involve work. And I think his much-ballyhooed magical oratory is starting to wear thin, even to himself.
A review of Obama's "job" record, including his present one, indicates that he always had a "job" wherein if he didn't choose to show up for work, no one really made an issue of it.
He possesses no value system as to responsibility. As such, he likes to be President, but has assigned those unpleasant tasks related to the job to others. So, for the first time in our history, we have czars in our government.
He's never really done anything at all as President but fundraise, vacation and appear on talk shows. His signature stunt, Obamacare, was turned over to Reid and Pelosi. His 'executive orders' were hatched by the motely crew of incompetent moonbats he surrounds himself with. What stood out most in his debate performance is his complete lack of understanding of his own policies. He can't defend them because he can't even explain them. He is by far the biggest mistake America has ever made.
Why would he want to stay locked up in a White House apartment when he could move to a 35 million dollar estate that some liberals are reported purchasing in his behalf in Hawaii with yearlong golf courses nearby?
Poster 8 cites the radicals that obama appointed to powerful regulatory positions who answer to no one. Iit is frightening that Americans are mostly unaware of this threat from a gang of really foul people who have never worked outside of academics or social activism can exercise unrestrained power. If obama is reelected, grab a tight rein.
It must be frustrating when the brilliance of your leadership is no longer apparent. Having to stoop to the menial task of convincing the electorate that we will be much worse off absent his presence in the Oval Office, the president cannot find the words to compel that conclusion. It is becoming difficult to sell failure and despair.
You're gonna hate every job for which you are unqualified AND your accountability for performance in that job is suddenly required. B.O. hates all the parts of the job of POTUS that require real work and demonstrable results. But, we knew that.
He doesn't want to win - I said it Wednesday night. Laughable is the quote where he hates the drones and killing innocent people. I thought he likened it to a video game and that was the only part of working as president he did like.
I totally agree with #8, and I also think he doesn't want to win. I think he's tired of the whole thing and bored and ready to go on to something else. Excellent explanation by #8 of his tenure in the WH.
I suspect that Moochelle would happily leave the White House. Zippy the wonder dummy, I'm not so sure about.
Obama would define leadership as: Hehas an idea, a directon to go, a goal to meet....it's up too you peaons to work out the details. Its why he has a shadw government staffed with 47 unelected un confirmed czars. Obama's idea of work is signing the paycheck.
I believe that it was Mark Stern who stated that the United States is the largest democracy in the word where the "Head of State" and the "Head of the Government" is the same person. Most democratic countries have a Prime Minister to run the government and a President, King or Queen to be head of state. Head of state gets to do the ribbon cutting ceremonies, state dinners and foreign travel. The prime minister ha t herd the cats.
Obama wants to be head of state ...... not head of the government.
I've said previously I think this all goes back to the time when Michelle and her entourage ran away to Marbella. Gossip was that she did so because Obama had invited Oprah to his birthday party without asking her first.
I thought at the time, as now, that he had told the Mooch of his reservations about re-election and she had exploded. No doubt pressure was immediately brought to bear and he realized his only way out was to lose the debates and lose the election. In the meantime he could have interesting times orating to adoring crowds.
If O has too much of a hard time between now and the election, he might do a Jackson Jr. Otherwise, he'll blame the altitude, Romney's bullying and lies, golf withdrawal syndrome or whatever, but he'll still be able to follow in Blair and Clinton's footsteps with the nonprofit foundations and speaking gigs. He'll thrive on that routine. Someone to manage the foundation and himself to orate, receive adulation, and play golf while the Mooch shops or stays at home telling people what to eat. Or maybe she'll run UN healthy eating programs all over the world. Imagine that--"Growing Arugula and Beekeeping in SubSaharan Africa."
I sensed he hated the job from the start. Remember he was complaining about being stuck in the house only weeks into the job. After the other night and today's news about Obama calling Mitt a " liar", his job is going to be over in a McGovern/Nixon kind of way. He'll be lucky to win his home state.
Obama hates any job. If he loses, he will become one more wealthy welfare recipient who doesn't have to work but who receives a check from the poor taxpayers for the rest of his miserable life. He will go off and play golf to his hearts content while his children go to private schools and Michelle goes on TV. They will all benefit from our hard work. Why should he want to be President?
I keep thinking how the USA is now stuck for the next 25 yrs. paying the retirement and perks for this wimp. He will become the next elder statesman following Carter and Clintooooon. A few lectures at $250,000 a pop , home on golf course in Hawaii , the Wookie on permanent vacation in EU, a truly fitting end to a perfect affirmative action life. Can't you see the steam coming from the heads of Rev's Jacksoooooon and Sharpten
OMG, read through this whole piece - what a deluded soul this liberal writer is!
The writer is so desperate to find a positive spin on Obama's pathetic performance that he come up with this utterly off-base theory: That Obama is just such a sensitive, warm, loving, compassionate, mensch, that he (Obama) just can't handle all the sorrow and pathos of war!
Obama thought being president would be just like every other job he has had. Lots of perks, sets his own hours, a bunch of people kissing his butt, lots of authority but not much responsibility, and plenty of people to do the real work while he claims the credit. The reality is such a bummer.
The author gets closer to the truth, I think, in the last paragraph: He just HATES Romney so much that he can't stand to be around him. In fact, he hates all Republicans because he can't stand to deal with them. In short, he IS a hater. He is what he and his party call other people. That's why Obama doesn't have a problem with Bill Ayers who hates his fellow Americans so much that he tried to kill them and still thinks he did not kill enough of them and thinks that another 20 million or more probably need to be killed. I'd venture a guess that Alex Pareene is also a hater.
Janjan, don't blame Obama on America, he can be blamed on those who disavow the historic Kennedy statement; quote: "Ask not what your Country can do for you, but what you can do for your Country" end quote. Different Democrats back in JFK's day.
Other than the free trips for the 1st Mooch - the pension will be the same - AND he can start making Bill Clinton style money giving speeches. His problem is the "battle-axe" who likes the concerts and parties at the White House! He make take a couple of frying pans to the head over this - but that's okay - nothing in there anyway!
I used to work for a CPO in the Navy who was just like DA WON. Loved being a Chief but didn't do any work. The moron didn't even go to bat for his troops with the higher up on board the ship. Every crappy detail that was to be had we had it. Obowma loves the perks of the job but just like the CPO his execution of actual work left much to be desired
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