"He Was Supposed to Be Competent"
Peggy Noonan's current op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal. Earth to Peggy: He was supposed to be competent according to whom? What in God's name in his background led you and people like you to believe that he would be a "competent" president? HE HAD NO EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE! Your idiot white guilt vote, yours and people like you, have this country in one big ass mess.
Noonan's strongest point is this: Obama attempted to dodge the responsibility for the oil spill, putting it off onto British Petroleum, not the federal government. "When you try to dodge ownership of a problem, when you try to hide from responsibility, life will give you ownership and responsibility the hard way." Oh, and this is something new, Noonan? Are you just now waking up to Obama's pattern of voting present? You're a journalist? Really?
Noonan continues: The disaster in the Gulf may well spell the political end of the president and his administration, and that is no cause for joy. It's not good to have a president in this position—weakened, polarizing and lacking broad public support—less than halfway through his term. That it is his fault is no comfort. It is not good for the stability of the world, or its safety, that the leader of "the indispensable nation" be so weakened. I never until the past 10 years understood the almost moral imperative that an American president maintain a high standing in the eyes of his countrymen.
Governing is a bitch, isn't it Barry? This is the same guy who branded Bush's handling of Katrina as "unconscionable incompetence." Of course Obama was going to be different. He was going to bring us Hope and Change and a New Day of transparency in Washington politics. One wag is calling Obama's approach to the oil spill "that of the law student suddenly fascinated by a science project." His news conference was labeled "sixty minutes of soporific verbosity."
Increasingly, Obama's handling of the Gulf oil spill is being likened to his administration's "Katrina moment."
Here's Karl Rove in the WSJ: "Yes, the Gulf Spill Is Obama's Katrina."
Here's Charles Krauthammer in The Washington Post: "A disaster with many fathers."
Here's Frank Rich in The New York Times: "Obama's Katrina? Maybe Worse."
Here's Craig Crawford at CQ Politics: "Obama's Katrina."
Here's C. Edmund Wright at American Thinker: "When Professor Obama Meets Dirty Reality."
And one of my favorite blogs, Michelle Obama's Mirror's Blog, asks the question, as Obama and family skip off to Chicago for the Memorial Day weekend: "Are we having fun yet?"
Update #1. So evidently we have some leftist progressive blogger to thank for writing, No, the Gulf oil spill isn't Obama's Katrina; instead, it's his Iran Hostage Crisis. Wow! How exactly right is that one? Those who lived through it will never forget Nightline counting down the days, every single day. This crisis killed Jimmy Carter and his presidency, and as sorry as I am that the oil spill is happening, I'm with Rahm Emanuel on this one--"Never let a good crisis go to waste." I hope that this will do for Obama what Jimmah's hostage crisis did for him.
"President Dawdle, examing every nuance, forming commissions, weighing the impact of politics, and demanding to have the luxury to be right at the expense of being effective, to the detriment of us all."--"The Gulf Disaster: Obama's Hostage Crisis," by Leftcoast on "Best of the Blogs."
Here's an excellent piece written Pete Wehner, columnist for Politics Daily: "Obama, the Thin-Skinned President." Barry has a real problem with criticism, something David Axelrod warned Obama about in a memo, "something you have never experienced on a sustained basis: criticism." That's what the entitlement attitude of affirmative action will do for you.
Wehner continues, "What explains all this is hard to know. But it's clear he has adopted an image of himself as something rare and remarkable, a historic figure of almost super-human abilities." If people understood better what makes a toxic narcissist tick, then this sort of twisted self-image would come as no surprise.
The next to the last paragraph is choice: And so the president needs to surround himself with people who can tamp down on the uglier impulses within his administration, who are willing to tell Obama that the lore created by him, Axelrod, Plouffe, and Gibbs during the campaign has given way to reality, that cockiness is not the same as wisdom, and that spin is no substitute for substantive achievements. And Obama needs someone who has standing in his life to tell him that the presidency is a revered institution that should not be treated as if it were a ward in Chicago.
There is no way Obama is going to change who he is--he literally can't, since as a narcissist, he honestly believes he is right--always. We're in for some hard times until we can get this guy out of the White House.
May we "never again" put such an inexperienced, incompetent buffoon in the Office of the President of the United States.
Update. I guess a good time was had by all on their Chicago vacation. Seriously, is Lady Michelle-O wearing a thong? That thing is giving her one massive wedgie. Ouch. She may be working on getting the kids of America to "move" ("No Child's Fat Behind"), but maybe she ought to take a rear-view look in the mirror once in awhile. She seems to have a real issue with wearing clothes that don't fit her body--teeny, tiny sweaters, boob belts, whale bone corset formal dresses. Now pants that fit her two (three?) sizes ago (that would be about 40 pounds, for those who are wondering). For someone who has a staff of 47 to help her out, you'd think someone would be around to tell her about the rear view. Too much Chicago deep-dish pizza, is my guess--"Good for me, but not for thee."
And what's with Barry's rumpled suit? I guess the rain did them all in. Is Obama getting thinner? It looks like Lady Michell-O is eating for both of them. Shades of Steve King's (Bachman) book, Thinner. Heh.
Still officially my favorite blog of all time, Michelle Obama's Mirror's Blog, where the above (and below) pics are from. Good for a laugh, every single time.
A commenter at Michelle Obama's Mirror's Blog said that dressing like a slob is Lady Michelle-O's way of giving this country (of which she was nevah proud, by the way) the finger. Oh. My. Eyes. If she's gonna wear her hair in that skanky little knob, she could at least put on a hat.