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Alone Again, Naturally
New York Times, by Maureen Dowd

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Posted By:mitzi, 8/19/2014 11:35:06 PM

WASHINGTON — Affectations can be dangerous, as Gertrude Stein said. When Barack Obama first ran for president, he theatrically cast himself as the man alone on the stage. From his address in Berlin to his acceptance speech in Chicago, he eschewed ornaments and other politicians, conveying the sense that he was above the grubby political scene, unearthly and apart. He began “Dreams From My Father” with a description of his time living on the Upper East Side while he was a student at Columbia, savoring his lone-wolf existence. He was, he wrote, “prone to see other people as unnecessary distractions.”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Janylou, 8/19/2014 11:54:05 PM     (No. 9972901)

Dirty Harry has done a lot to damage the senate trying to do Obomb´s bidding. The question is, will he continue because the whole life of the dem party is at stake now.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Grampstosix, 8/20/2014 12:11:34 AM     (No. 9972918)

Dowd says he is singularly unequipped to operate in a polarized environment but is was Obama himself who created the environment.The guy has set race relations back tremendously and ruined relations between America and other countries to an extent that will take years to overcome.The guy is a monumental moral fraud who is not and never was qualified to be President.It boggles the mind that so many people were duped and continue to be so.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/20/2014 12:27:01 AM     (No. 9972931)

Nothing has changed with Obama. When he was a student he did not study. When he led the Harvard Law Review he did not read or review anything. When he was a community organizer, he organized nothing. When he sat in church he (allegedly) heard no sermons. When he was a legislator he did not legislate. And now as president, he does not preside. He consumes accolades and the perks of the office. He is alone because everyone knows the truth about him (although 40% pretend not to).

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Reply 4 - Posted by: horacer, 8/20/2014 12:27:18 AM     (No. 9972932)

Maureen sobered up. Obama´s a fraud. He´s nothing but packaging. A slick ad campaign that could just have easily been used to market a new brand of toilet tissue.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: harper, 8/20/2014 12:43:44 AM     (No. 9972942)

Great minds will argue, and may even come to blows for decades over the coming debate as to which of Zero´s screwups is the most dangerous, the most long lasting, the most hateful and spiteful etc.

One could do a Phd in it, the record is so extensive.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/20/2014 1:11:16 AM     (No. 9972946)

Looks like the liberal Democrats are getting ready to dump Obama, who they facilitated into power, in order to try to save their sorry political butts in the midterm election as they huddle to find their next hero for the 2016 election.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 8/20/2014 1:54:48 AM     (No. 9972951)

Good summary, Number Three. Poor MoDo. Who´s going to take her home from the dance?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Subal, 8/20/2014 2:16:40 AM     (No. 9972959)

Maureen meet Peggy!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ocjim, 8/20/2014 2:25:48 AM     (No. 9972962)

Ms Dowd, don´t you know how stultifying it is for us to see you get it, get obama, after so many years. Your obvious obama observations have been painfully evident to us on the Right for years. So save us your unuseful epiphanies and your clever characterizations, of this supreme American disaster, please. Instead do something useful with your vaunted talents and go after the rich fools still opening their checkbooks wide for this empty-suited charlatan in Hancock Park and the Upper West Side. These confused contributor clowns are enabling and endorsing the careening wrecking ball of America that is Barack Insane obama.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: losgatos, 8/20/2014 2:37:49 AM     (No. 9972965)

I doubt there is another website with such intelligent and witty posters. You guys are the best!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Country Boy, 8/20/2014 3:08:53 AM     (No. 9972975)

Don´t know how anybody could have expected anything of value out of obama after he gave that speech in front of the styrofoam Greek columns, 6+ years ago.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: DW626, 8/20/2014 3:27:28 AM     (No. 9972981)

I dunno if MoDo gets it yet or not, time will tell. One things for sure...if the comments following her column are any indication... Her readers are distressed and none too happy with her.
On a side note, I found one of the questions in this column rather interesting, "Do White House officials fear that Fox News could somehow get worse to them?" Could it be that the regime has nothing to fear from the ABCNBCCBSCNNMSNBC cabal? Qu´elle surprise!!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: pineledger, 8/20/2014 11:46:10 AM     (No. 9973541)

Great replies, all -- as I read this, my jaw dropped.

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