We have already seen Peak Obama; from here on, it´s going to get rougher and rougher for Barack Obama. Even worse, the one word he must fear the most has just been uttered by a man regarded as a bit of a truth-teller among liberal elites. Joe Klein, the celebrated author "Anonymous," who wrote the best selling, truth-telling book Primary Colors about the 1992 primary campaign that brought us President Bill Clinton, has made it ok for liberals to apply the word "incompetence" to the Obama administration. This represents something of a breakthrough. Until now, it has been taboo
Which "I" word? There are so many to choose from. Incompetent Inept Illicit Illegal Intolerable Immature Idiotic Ideological Ignorant Ignominious I´ll-advised Impotent Islamic Inappropriate Impulsive Inauthentic etc., etc.
I had not seen the clip before because I did not care enough. However, when I watched the clip in this article about him shooting those jumpshots I noticed something interesting. I am not much of a basketball player, but when I shoot jumpshots and I miss, I change my delivery the next shot. I watched Obama fire off three shots in a row from the same spot with exactly the same motion and exactly the same result. I think that tells us quite a bit about our President.
Zero was a sub on the Punahou High basketball team, and it´s not hard to see why that was. He spends a lot of time on the basketball court and on the golf course--much more than any other president, by far--but on the court he can´t hit; neither can he hit on the links. His golf swing is an uncoordinated, powder puff move generating little clubhead speed or precision. One thousand rounds with Tiger wouldn´t improve his golfing abilities because he lacks the one thing that all good golfers have: hand-eye coordination. His baseball pitching motion is similarly goofy. In no way is this character a natural athlete.
His physical abilities aside, he doesn´t seem to do much else well, either. About the only thing he has going is that important sounding speaking timbre that drives the Low Information Voters wild. Never mind that the mind behind that voice is about as fertile as desert sand; this character could stand at the lectern and say, "I just sliced my grandmother´s throat from ear to ear," and his votaries would scream in approval. It´s like a 1964 Beatles concert; you couldn´t hear the band for all the screaming.
There is no doubt that he loves the adulation, the title, and the power it confers. But he´s just not into the work thing, especially when there´s playing and partying to do on the taxpayer dime. The entirety of his reputation for brilliance rests on his first ghostwritten "autobiography." West of the Atlantic there´s never been such a phony who rose so far, so fast, so unaccountably. As long as he and his ilk are in power, this nation is in a bunch of trouble.
Successfully crippling the US economy is not incompetence. Infusing the US government with an army of socialists is not incompetence. Exploiting ignorance and using the MSM to spread it is not incompetence. Encouraging America´s enemies around the world is not incompetence.
It is fulfilling the Democrats´ dreams. They, like Klein, just refuse to admit what they are really up to. Still.
Some other I words that seem to fit include Infuriating Insincere Indulgent(self) Irrational Irritating Inferior Insipid Innocuous Inane I´m sure there are lots of others that are perfectly appropiate.
That´s just wishful thinking. Nothing will ever permanently attach itself to 0bama the magnificent. For every article that may hint at his incompetence by one of his leftist worshipers (which we all know to be true), there will be hundreds written and spoken over the air that will still adulate him and prop up the malevolent Marxist and cover for his sins and crimes against this nation.
Incompetence is preferred to the real import-EVIL Traitor. Ironically, the 2 for 20 on the BB court may begin to wake up the 6 % swing voters. His 47 percent entitlement junkies will still support him no matter what. I include the high end crony capitalist like GE´s Jeff Imhelt , Buffett and the Green Energy scammers. Also included are the delusional Hollywood crowd of high school grads who haven´t a clue about global warming scam and gun control issues.
Similar to what they did in the skeet-shooting jive, stinky´s puppetmasters will produce a CG video of the worthless little fraud sinking 20 of 22. It wouldn´t surprise me if they just photoshopped his pointed little knob onto some old Michael Jordan clips. That would be enough for his brain-dead media toadies, and more than enough for his ignorant worshippers.
Totally agree with #10 - his supposed passion for basketball & golf are totally contrived PR stunts designed to give him street cred with certain targeted constituencies. He never developed any natural athletic ability by playing outdoors with the neighborhood kids - instead he was hanging out in some dark basement with the choom gang, (and the other pasty faced creeps that never saw sunshine) dreaming up revolution and plotting to take down the USA.
If he didn´t insist on making himself the center of attention at every event, he wouldn´t embarrass himself. This was supposed to be about the children, not him. He should have let the kids be the stars & just stood back and applauded them as any normal president would do. But he just had to grab the spotlight, then make a fool of himself.
He sang and it sounded like a 13 year old girl doing an Al Green tune. He throws like a girl, take any girl from a decent 8th grade team an she wil sink more shots. But he did lead housing marches. Bill Ayers did write his books. And he does a nice "one shoulder hippy dip" walk.
And a belated "Welcome Back" to #10, that master of the 1 iron - break it off at the hosel and use the shaft for terrorist kebobs - priceless. Based on your post election night I figured you had sailed across the Gulf of Mexico to Belize. Good to see your reasoned thoughts once again.
Lifson - you are wrong - obozo knows what he is doing. More correctly - the obozo´s puppeteers know what they are doing. The leftists and their loudspeakers still try to persuade us that smart commie/fascist leader is right for our country.
Moments before I opened Lucianne.com (way late in the day) I was thinking he will never finish his term, he will be impeached, or maybe quit. And this is the first headline I see. Be still my beating heart!
Insidious and Islam-favoring. He isn´t incompetent in achieving his Alinsky goals--chaos and the resulting revolution.
A win-win for obaMao. Either he has a legacy of changing the US from within which he bemoaned was not possible as election-stealing day neared. Hardly incompetent in loosing the dogs of voter fraud.
Community organizers believe in change through revolution--he called our Occupy to help him. Social democrats like those Allen West named in Congress as socialists, believe in change without bloody revolution.
Communists believe revolution necessary. He is doing a pretty good job of enriching himself and building a dynasty-political power, whatever and if it all collapses into chaos it can be rebuilt from the bottom up as wished by his real father, Frank Marshall Davis, Communist community organizer in Hawaii. Just why did his mother send him to Hawaii to be mentored by Davis instead of to Kenya.
He is only incompetent to those who erroneously think he has one goal AND the best interests of a constitutional USA to be saved. He promised to fundamentally change America and he is.
If Rufus McDonald were white, you´d already know his name, and he´d be on the path to pushing George Zimmerman aside as the most hated man in America. But because he is black, you probably have never heard of him, unless you live in Chicago. You see, Mr. McDonald was cleaning out an attic and discovered some papers. As Kim Janssen of the Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday: Hidden in a dusty trunk in an abandoned and looted Englewood home, the papers of Harvard´s first black graduate, Richard T. Greener, had long been thought lost to history. (snip)McDonald - who recently sold
Hard though it may be to take seriously Joe Biden running for president, evidently Hillary Clinton thinks it important to dump on him. In a speech to convenience store owners (the sort of speech that yields a six figure fee), Hillary stuck the stiletto into Joe´s back and twisted it. (snip) Now that she has dumped on him in public, perhaps the gloves will come off. The upside for us is that his brain can´t keep up with his mouth, so who knows what he will blurt out? He is a born schmoozer, so he will hear lots of rumors
Many people criticize President Obama for spending too much time campaigning, traveling or on the golf course. They are wrong. He spends too much time in a far more removed and unique place: Wonderland. Indeed, he seemingly lives in Wonderland. The problem is that the rest of us live in the real world. Over the last five years it has becoming increasingly clear that Barack Obama and his crew of handpicked officials see America and the rest of the world in ways at variance with reality.
My recent post titled "America needing a white Republican president" has brought out the raving Leftist lunatics. Despite the fact that I´m black, most Leftists are calling me a racist.(snip)The gist of the article is that if America had a white Republican president, everybody would be free to criticize him without fear of being called a racist. I go on to make the point that disagreeing with a white president should have the same implications of disagreeing with Obama. Apparently not. God forbid Obama should have to actually deal with life all by himself. White Republican presidents needed no such
Two events within one recent week confirm that, on the subject of hate crime, Lady Justice now routinely sheds her blindfold, checks out the race of the accused, and judges accordingly. In that George Zimmerman looks like the kind of person who might commit a hate crime -- or at least has the name of such a person -- the investigation into his shooting of Trayvon Martin nearly two years ago remains "ongoing." So said Attorney General Eric Holder on September 30. In that Jeremiah Hill does not look like the kind of person who might commit a hate crime -- at
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In an incident ignored by the media, race-baiter extraordinaire Andrea Mitchell and other big-name journalists candidly exposed their bigotry and racial prejudices at a friendly forum in the nation´s capital last year. In an unusually candid conversation, mainstream media stars Mitchell, David Gregory, and Dana Milbank let loose in an orgy of Caucasian self-flagellation during a panel discussion titled, "Media: Race & Politics - The Impact of Race in Politics 2012," at the National Action Network´s conference in Washington, D.C. The left-wing street thug group is headed by none other than Jew-hating homophobe and Obama ally Al Sharpton.
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