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On Hectic Day, ‘No Drama’
Obama Sticks to Schedule

Wall Street Journal, by Peter Nicholas

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/19/2014 5:20:38 AM

Barack Obama’s unflappability was a selling point on the 2008 campaign trail, with aides proudly donning T-shirts reading, “No Drama Obama.” But as much of an asset as it was for the candidate, Mr. Obama’s steady-as-she-goes approach to life can cause problems as president. This conflict was on full display Thursday, as Mr. Obama decided to stick to his regular schedule amid news reports of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crash in Ukraine that killed nearly 300 people. That decision generated a split-screen aspect to Mr. Obama’s day, as TV networks broke into regular programming to broadcast pictures of smoldering plane wreckage

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 7/19/2014 6:10:51 AM     (No. 9931129)

This is Act V and it´s all flying apart.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: planetgeo, 7/19/2014 6:49:10 AM     (No. 9931145)

I´d say it´s more than No Drama Obama. More like Don´t Give a Shiite Obama.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mizzmac, 7/19/2014 6:55:34 AM     (No. 9931149)

If you don´t want to be hurt, don´t get between Obama and a fat cat´s money. Or between Sheila Jackson Lee and a camera.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: M2, 7/19/2014 9:15:53 AM     (No. 9931327)

His entire shtick with the heavy-lidded eyes, the calm, patronizing voice, the "no drama" persona has always been his way of telling people not to expect much. He was right.

When the only emotion on has is fear of being exposed as a phony, he´d eat glass rather than blow his cover, and the whole "no drama" thing is a cover for abject terror.

Why can´t he show emotion? Why, on a day when 300 people are shot out of the sky does he joke around and pay lip service to imaginary angst over it? Why can´t he speak coherently without teleprompters? Why does he allow only friendly audiences of pre-screened kids and supporters to his public appearances?

Why have people called him cold, aloof, disconnected, absent, AWOL, and removed almost from the beginning? Because his list of emotions runs the gamut from A to B.

But his prime motivator isn´t money. It isn´t making the world better. It isn´t doing the right thing or being honorable. It´s fear of being found out to be a weakling on every level.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TexasHillCountry, 7/19/2014 12:42:42 PM     (No. 9931700)

To be "flapped" over something, you need to care about it. Little to do with governing, etc. matters to this squatter in our White House other than weakening this nation and making it impossible to repair the damage.

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