The "fiscal cliff" fiasco has made it clear that President Barack Obama is entirely irrelevant to the everyday task of governing. He is not interested in it, and he is not good at it. He is great at campaigning and terrible at leading. He is essentially a symbol, a political celebrity who could be re-elected forever because people seem to like what they think he stands for, and what he tells them he stands against. But he does nothing positive for the country. The deal that took shape on Capitol Hill
Not having been raised in America to learn the fundamental reactions of true Americans, Zippy will push us to the point where someone will just stop and say..."enough." A crowd will gather and it will be Concord and Lexington all over again. Most of us know what will happen and are, for the most part, prepared. The ramifications of his poor/non thinking will be incredible. We will endure several years of brutal conflict. But we´ll survive. Things will be considerably different, however, and the adjustments will be very difficult for his followers. But, as Lincoln said at G-burg, "this nation, conceived in liberty, will endure."
And tomorrow I expect the black choppers to land in my backyard looking for me.
Exceptional summary of a delusional malcontent who constantly makes it clear that he has nothing but contempt for our country.
"It is almost impossible to imagine Obama doing anything else except making speeches. The iconic image of the White House Situation Room during the raid on Osama bin Laden´s compound says it all: the President is in the corner, not at the head of the table. It was not a gesture of humility, but rather the preferred posture of a man who relies on those to whom he delegates responsibility, and cannot succeed at anything except getting elected."
"He is King Obama the Irrelevant." He will never read this article, but if he did he would flip out. "Irrelevant" is where he finds himself and that´s the reason for the nasty speeches and what is becoming the constant snarly, angry face. He cannot hide his contempt for those who disagree with him and it will be his undoing. As he flies ever higher the Boy King´s wax wings begin to melt.
Someone said obama was re-elected by the uninformed. But you should add to that uninformed the word stupid. Therfore he was re-elected by the Stupid uninformed. AND, romney after getting the republican nomination tryed time and time again to tell Consrvative Republicans to go to H-ll and stay home, Which they did by the millions.
Obama´s not irrelevant as long as he has a pen in his hand. He can shower one group of people with goodies while making others pay hell.He exploits his personality to the absolute max.I´d say he´s a highly polished criminal more than anything along with being a totally empty shell of a person on the inside.
You all say it so much better - suffice to say whenver the speechifier is shown on TV or aired on radio, that medium is either muted or turned off. I can´t waste my few remaining days with being persecuted by that windbag bleating his staccato bursts of anger and lies.
Anyone else reminded of "The Phony King of England" from Disney´s Robin Hood? Quite a few phrases herethat are suitable for our own phony:
Oh the world will sing of an English King A thousand years from now And not because he passed some laws Or had that lofty brow While bonny good King Richard leads The great crusade he´s on We´ll all have to slave away For that good-for-nothin´ John
Incredible as he is inept Whenever the history books are kept They´ll call him the phony king of England A pox on the phony king of England!
He sits alone on a giant throne Pretendin´ he´s the king A little tyke who´s rather like A puppet on a string And he throws an angry tantrum if he cannot have his way And then he calls for Mum while he´s suckin´ his thumb You see, he doesn´t want to play
Too late to be known as John the First He´s sure to be known as John the worst A pox on that phony king of England!
While he taxes us to pieces And he robs us of our bread King Richard´s crown keeps slippin´ down Around that pointed head Ah! But while there is a merry man in Robin´s wily pack We´ll find a way to make him pay And steal our money back
The minute before he knows we´re there Ol´ Rob´ll snatch his underwear The breezy and uneasy king of England The snivellin´ grovellin´ Measly weasely Blabberin´ jabberin´ Gibberin´ jabberin´ Blunderin´ Wheelin´ dealin´ Prince John, that phony king of England Yeah!
The King, who has no clothes, is also the pied piper.
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Bill O Rights, 1/1/2013 4:26:11 PM (No. 9093485)
How do you figure this guy is irrelevant? He has gotten everything he has demanded. Obamacare, tax increases with no meaningful spending reductions, unilateral destruction of our nuclear forces, hollowed out the military, etc.
Though it was always hard to believe, Zippy represented charismatic leadership to his low-end voters enamoured with what he could give them. Listening to the likes of Bob Beckel and Juan Williams fawning over him on Fox News is nauseating.
Step by step his rule has become a hateful dictatorship with no apparent end.
To save our nation, we need the same thing: a stand-up leader who will express his--Our--loathing of Obama, and give America direction--including mounting a nonstop take-to-the-street campaign labeling Obama a Hitleresque dictator who requires removal.
Give him no choice. Force the Magic Negro to fight against the truth until 2016.
I think Obama´s reelection caught us by surprise partly due to the lackluster enthusiasm for his rallies compared to Romney-Ryan ones. In the end, either by voter fraud or by busing low-life takers to voting stations, the election process has been corrupted by the Democratic Party.
I believe that Obama is a malignant narcissist with little real talent for governing or doing any real work, satisfied to enjoy the perks of the position while relegating the task of governing to unelected communists and socialists like Valerie Jarrett, who are no better at governing effectively. The country will suffer much privation due to their incompetent, ideologically driven mistakes domestically and internationally. They will ultimately end up, unintentionally, acting as midwife to the nascent imperialistic caliphate that starts the next world war.
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