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At West Point, Obama tries
to excuse the inexcusable

Washington Post, by Richard Cohen

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 6/3/2014 5:48:57 AM

Like a pitcher who has lost his fastball, Barack Obama has lost “the speech.” The speech has always been central to the president and his presidency. He established his credentials with the one he delivered to the 2004 Democratic National Convention while still a state senator. He followed that with many others — Berlin, Cairo, Philadelphia on race, etc. — each one greeted with bobby-soxer delirium, which Obama fully expected. In 2004, just before he spoke to the convention, he told his friend Marty Nesbitt that the excitement about him was yet to peak. “My speech is pretty good,” he

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: strike3, 6/3/2014 6:06:55 AM     (No. 9871177)

Obama´s speeches have always been comprised of generic statements than mean everything and nothing. His blathering double talk is what tipped us off to his lack of substance back in 2007. In fact, I went back and listened to the famous 2004 oratory that propelled him to the national scene to see if that one somehow inspired normal people. Same old hot air. He is not a speaker, he is a preacher, and a bad one.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 6/3/2014 6:53:44 AM     (No. 9871218)

In the meantime, no more speeches. They no longer work because they are no longer believed.

My question for Mr. Cohen and the MSM - what took so long for it to sink in?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Country Boy, 6/3/2014 7:42:59 AM     (No. 9871245)

He´s losing Richard Cohen. Wow. Big problem.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 6/3/2014 7:56:09 AM     (No. 9871264)

Yup, #3, I caught that, too.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bpl40, 6/3/2014 8:21:06 AM     (No. 9871287)

This man´s oath of office is an excuse for the ultimately inexcusable. Its all down hill from there. That flapping is the sound of turkeys coming home to roost. VERY dangerous twenty months ahead.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 6/3/2014 8:29:55 AM     (No. 9871299)

Giving speeches is about the only thing Obama does (along with fund raising and zipping around the globe on AF1). Liberals still can´t admit they put a wind-up puppet in the White House.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ramona, 6/3/2014 9:17:01 AM     (No. 9871369)

Cohen is (or was) Hillary´s boy. He has always had a grudge against B.0. That doesn´t make him any less a lib/prog.

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