Monday, June 21, 2010

Day 64

oiiohh: "Obama Is in Over His Head"

Updates below

I want this bumper sticker. This comes from Hugh Hewitt's website.

Hewitt has also posted a column at the Washington Examiner: "Obama is in over his head."

The Gulf spill parade of fiascos is adding to the president's ever-present and growing aura of vincibility, and Hill staffers are freshening up the resume. They should be.

Another excellent article along the same theme, sent to me by a Constant Reader. This one is also posted at the Washington Examiner: "Obama's thuggery is useless in fighting spill," by Michael Barone.

And another . . . "The Unmasking of Barack Obama (Continued)" by Peter Wehner at

Barack Obama is clearly more interested in the theater of the presidency than he is in governing. He is cut out to be a legislator and a commentator, not a chief executive. And when he spoke [from the Oval Office] about seizing the moment and embarking on a national mission, as if he were trying to rise above the environmental catastrophe he looks powerless to stop, there was something slightly pathetic about it. He was trying to recapture the magic from a campaign that was long ago and far away. He is now being humbled by events and his own limitations. And he doesn’t know what to do about it.

Another update. Jennifer Rubin at makes a good point in yesterday's article: "Bad News for Democrats Now 'Fit to Print.'"

For those who get their news mainly from the New York Times, you have been "sheltered from much of the bad news for Obama (much like the president himself, we suspect)." If they only read the Times, they might have missed the warning signs in the 2009 gubernatorial elections, written off the election of Scott Brown as a fluke, clung to the belief that the public would learn to love ObamaCare and been convinced George W. Bush could be blamed for everything that went wrong. But there’s no averting their eyes now — Obama and his party are in a heap of trouble and the election will in all likelihood deal a punishing blow to Democrats unlucky enough to be on the ballot.

I was talking to one of my liberal friends just the other day: "Barack and Michelle Obama are lovely people," she said. Really, honey, that is so not the point.

Update again. It would seem without half trying to find them, these kinds of articles are turning up everywhere. This one is from U.S. News & World Report by Mort Zuckerman: "World Sees Obama as Incompetent and Amateur." Wait a minute--wasn't it the "World" that was so in love with this guy?

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