To judge from his surly demeanor and defiant words at his press conference Monday, Barack Obama begins his second term with a strategy to defeat and humiliate Republicans rather than a strategy to govern. His point-blank refusal to negotiate over the debt ceiling was clearly designed to make the House Republicans look bad. But Obama knows very well that negotiations usually accompany legislation to increase the government´s debt limit. As Gordon Gray of the conservative American Action Network points out, most of the 17 increases in the debt ceiling over the last 20 years have been part of broader measures.
Obama´s stance is why it´s important for Republican leadership to declare, "well, the president has decided to rule more like a King, as if it´s his way or the highway. He´s not acting reasonable, or rational. His position is dangerous position, and I don´t believe the overwhelming majority of Americans support the liberal / progressive agenda of this president".
His alleged time in the ivory tower is as mythical as Tao´s dead girlfriend. He is a bully, a punk with a narcissistic personality disorder, and a brain long addled with illegal drugs. Nothing more. I would rather see Chester Arthur come back to life and unseat the kenyan klown.
I think Obama wants to be perceived as tough and firm - which he isn´t - but he will cave and backtrack in a minute if there is the slightest sign of a resistance that the MSM can´t repel with devious reporting.
The readers of this column have been aware for a long time that what we have here is a shallow, maladjusted, narcissistic sociopath who has raised self centeredness to an art form. If such an individual can say "They knew what I am yet preferred me to your candidate". With that perceived validation, all bets are off. We are in for a devil of a ride.
Here´s the unspeakable truth: Obama THINKS that this is governing.
Conditioning is still the most powerful force in shaping a mind and it´s still the best predictor of events.
He spent his formative years in foreign lands with tinpot heads of state. He attended university in areas where statism was viewed as normal and natural, and he lived/held office in Chicago - ´nuff said.
Too many - including the so-called voices of reason on the right - still believe that Obama is the same old Democrat, just a little more liberal. Or, they believe he is a Manchurian Candidate, a ´sleeper´ carrying out the wishes of others. Wrong again. He may have been influenced by some very evil people but his mission and his outlook are his own and they involve the personal destruction of anyone who disagrees, even on trivial subjects.
Obama will not negotiate and will probably continue to get his way 100%. The cry baby with his poor leadership has lost control of the house - the only body which could conceivably stop Obama. Miss Nancy is winning the votes with the help of a few republican defectors. She is effectively the speaker again. The spending will continue until the collapse of the currency which will be sooner rather than later. When they start printing the trillion dollar bank notes be sure to put Obama´s picture on them.
Obama´s attempts at playing the role of President are beginning to look more and more like a summer stock production of "I, Emperor Heliogabalus". In a way, though, it´s all to the good that he´s mostly concentrating on image, message, and presentation, however hammy. With his political agenda, imagine what an even worse mess our poor country would be if he and the rest of the Comrades were really competent.
"Ironic to me that the same Republicans who want to toss Colin Powell out of the party because he doesn´t share 100% of their views are offended that Obama can´t abide views he doesn´t share. Pot, meet kettle."
Ironic to me that the same posters continually bash us conservatives on a conservative site because we don´t share 100% of their views.
Gosh, I miss Photoonist and the Marine Captain......
He´s never had to work for anything in his life. He´s never had to enter the give and take, the compromise, the exchange of views. Everyone´s always given him everything. In return, he pontificates. Being challenged is not part of his worldview. He´s like an affirmative action pharaoh.
The Republicans do not need to wake up and understand that Obama intends to destroy anyone who disagrees with him. They are already awake and they fear his power to destroy. If you were standing in front of him shouting STOP would you be very confident of survival? The people who voted him in are still with him and Democrat office holders still support him because the most important thing to them is to stay in power.
In addition to all the traits mentioned previously, Obozo never seems to miss an opportunity to work in the idea that "I won" over and over again. I really believe that he thinks that winning the election gives him the right to rule, not govern, the nation as he sees fit. And don´t bother bringing up any other point of veiw. It´s simply is not to be considered. And has anyone else noticed that all of his "gun control" measures and just "common sense"? Does that mean if you don´t agree with him, then you don´t have any common sense?
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Eliza M, 1/17/2013 11:33:28 AM (No. 9122079)
Mr Obama is an unruly child that has tantrums when he does not get his way..Congress must act like the Parent and discipline Obama´s tantrums. They need to be strong and not pass any more and defend Our Constitution.
Hand wringing on ´what are we to do?´ The low-hanging fruit is entertainment. No boycott but each of us on our own make resolve to not partake in vids,dvds, cinema-going, dnloads and w/in 6 months calls will be made and visits arranged. I think things would change and/or certain figures ´moved out´ like Klingman...
It´s been shown that libs don´t have to govern or lead, just demonize the opposition. The press will give you at least 50% approval and cover up any scandals. We conservatives evidently have more racist code words than I knew. All is rosy.
And boy does it show...and he is teaching America´s young people how to be a "sore winner", oh those sour grapes sure are SOUR! I mean from observing his bizarre and intellectually immature behavior, you would swear that he actually lost the election...well did he?
Regarding the article, I´m growing weary of reading about Obama´s detrimental effects on our nation and, consequently, our lives. What I´d like to see is an organized, articulate opposition to his destructive words and actions. He needs to be stopped. He can do a lot of damage in four years if the republicans continue to fold. It´s way past the time for our representatives to truly represent our interests.
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