16 Mar

The United States is a country with a President but no leader [Reader Post]

                                       

Oh, come let us adore me….

Over the last few years Barack Obama has frequently been described as “detached.”

Charles Krauthammer in 2009- Obama is “cool and detached and unconcerned” :

Why Obama Is Emotionally Detached

On the situation in Detroit

Yet Obama’s approach to the cities has been a detached one, favoring a broadly palatable “metropolitan policy,” which encourages cooperation between cities and suburbs.

How Obama’s cool, detached temperament is hurting him and his party.

Obama detached from reality of his regulation

Many notice.

In a previous post I asked “Where’s Waldobama”? Events were flying about and Obama was nowhere to be seen.

Now the world stares at a genuine nuclear crisis in Japan, a civil war rages in Libya, the dollar is on the edge of losing its tenure as being the world’s reserve currency. And Obama? He’s filling out his NCAA bracket for ESPN. While the world reels, Barack Obama plays his 61st round of golf.

It’s mind boggling. Obama is not just detached. It’s far worse than that. He doesn’t give a freaking damn and I don’t think he is even capable of caring.

Barack Obama is a sociopath.

Here is a list of potential sociopathic behaviors from Profile of a Sociopath See if any sound familiar.

* Glibness/Superficial Charm
* Manipulative and Conning
* Grandiose Sense of Self
* Pathological Lying
* Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
* Shallow Emotions
* Incapacity for Love
* Need for Stimulation
* Callousness/Lack of Empathy
* Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature
* Early Behavior Problems/Juvenile Delinquency
* Irresponsibility/Unreliability
* Promiscuous Sexual Behavior/Infidelity
* Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle
* Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility
* Contemptuous of those who seek to understand them
* Does not perceive that anything is wrong with them
* Authoritarian
* Secretive
* Paranoid
* Only rarely in difficulty with the law, but seeks out situations where their tyrannical behavior will be tolerated, condoned, or admired
* Conventional appearance
* Goal of enslavement of their victim(s)
* Exercises despotic control over every aspect of the victim’s life
* Has an emotional need to justify their crimes and therefore needs their victim’s affirmation (respect, gratitude and love)
* Ultimate goal is the creation of a willing victim
* Incapable of real human attachment to another
* Unable to feel remorse or guilt
* Narcissism, grandiosity (self-importance not based on achievements)
* May state readily that their goal is to rule the world

It’s frightening.

Everyone knows that Social Security is in trouble, but Obama’s overriding concern is his re-election:

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling and Sperling’s deputy, Jason Furman — leading figures in the president’s economic team — are pressing Obama to cut Social Security benefits if necessary, say sources familiar with their positions.

But Obama’s political team, led by David Axelrod, David Plouffe and Jim Messina, are urging the president to understand that backing benefit cuts could prove disastrous to his 2012 reelection hopes, sources say.

While the Surgeon General of the US advises those on the West coast to purchase iodide tablets Barack Obama is furiously occupied with………fundraising.

President Obama makes his first major fund-raising pitch for his 2012 re-election on Monday night when he meets with about 50 backers—some involved in his 2008 campaign and others who are considered potential major supporters.

Obama meets with the group at the St. Regis Hotel at 7:30 p.m. est at an event organized by the Democratic National Committee, which is the political arm of the Obama operation for now since “official” Obama re-election papers have yet to be filed with the Federal Election Commission. No money for the 2012 re-elect can be collected until Obama files with the FEC. Any pledges obtained at the DNC reception Monday night–it is a DNC event–goes to the DNC. But since the main purpose of the DNC at this stage is to support Obama’s programs and re-election–it is a difference without a major distinction.

Obama is focused like a laser on bullying and “Women’s History Month.”

Why the focus on bullying? Because poor Obama was bullied as a child

“If there’s one goal of this conference,” Obama said, “it’s to dispel the myth that bullying is just a harmless rite of passage or an inevitable part of growing up. It’s not.” He spoke to more than 100 parents, students, teachers and others gathered to discuss the problem and share ideas for solutions.

“Bullying can have destructive consequences for our young people. And it’s not something we have to accept,” he said.

In other words, it’s all about him. And if it’s not about him, he doesn’t give a rat’s ass about it. He is a sociopath. The United States has a President, but this what the US looks like without a leader.

Libya, spending, Japan- Obama is sitting them all out and waiting to see what’s best for him.

He is a disgrace to the office of the President.

About DrJohn

DrJohn has been a health care professional for more than 30 years. In addition to clinical practice he has done extensive research and has published widely with over 70 original articles and abstracts in the peer-reviewed literature. DrJohn is well known in his field and has lectured on every continent except for Antarctica. He has been married to the same wonderful lady for over 30 years and has three kids- two sons, both of whom are attorneys and one daughter on her way into the field of education. DrJohn was brought up with the concept that one can do well if one is prepared to work hard but nothing in life is guaranteed. Except for liberals being foolish.
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96 Responses to The United States is a country with a President but no leader [Reader Post]

  1. Tom says: 51

    @retire05:

    I also make no apologies for noting that Obama’s opinions were seemingly formed early in his adult life, and those opinions have not changed to any noticable level.
    ….
    You see, FMD is not the “smoking gun”, but rather one person, out of many, that contributed to Obama’s social/world view. And whether you like it or not, FMD had a greater influence on Obama than did his biological father, or even his own mother, for that matter. The people that influenced a growing, maturing Barry Obama would have been those closest to him, his grandmother, his grandfather and yes, FMD.

    Wow. So many ingredients in the Obama stew.

    You say Obama’s opinions were “formed”. In another comment, you opine that one has a “slim” chance of escaping one’s parental influences. At the risk of being offbase about you again, you seem to have a very deterministic approach to character and philosophical development. This I find strange for a conservative.
    Does it work both ways for you? To use the obvious example, are GWB’s successes and failures not victories and defeats for him personally, but merely the logical by-products of his enviable upbringing? If personal choice and responsibility are of such little consequence in the equation, why wouldn’t government assistance and (gasp) affirmative action be both logical and moral imperatives in our society? After all, people have a perfectly good excuse for not making it on their own in your worldview – it’s their parent’s fault. Or, as I suspect, is Obama the exception to the rule in your personal philosophy, and your read on him flies in the face of everything you believe only because you loath the idea of assigning him the credit for his remarkable and rapid rise from obscurity, an obscurity the provenance of which most definitely does not reside within the borders of the heartland America as you define it?

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  2. retire05 says: 52

    Tom, yes, many times our opinions and viewpoints as adults have been formed by parental influence. And the influence of teachers, coaches, peers, etc. We do not live in a bubble, far removed from the opinions of those we care about.

    Your attempt at spinning what I actually said is, well, pathetic. I never said that everything that happens to us, like making bad choices, are our parent’s fault. Nice try, but no cigar. As adults we are free willed individuals. We need to learn to separate the chaff from the wheat. Some do, some don’t. It is a proven statistic that a female child of an unwed mother will probably find herself in the same boat. Men, who have grown up with abuse from a parent are often abusers themselves. Environment plays a large part in our lives. The decision as an adult comes when we either continue, or break, the cycle.

    And you really think Obama “rose” from obscurity to be POTUS? Do you really know so little about him? He lost his first election, and only won after he hired Davis Axelrod. Alexrod had been a player in Chicago politics long before he met a former community organizer that he could train to read from a teleprompter really well. Valerie Jarrett, another power player in Chicago, was also implemental in his “rise” to fame. It was Axelrod who lobbied to have Obama give the keynote speech at the 2004 DNC convention. Most people had never heard of a Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. before that.

    Is GWB a product of his parents? You bet. He gets his tenacity from Barbara and his compassion from George, Sr. His love for his home state was instilled in him by his parents.

    But when the rubber meets the road, and Obama goes off script, he shows his true mettle; with the Cambridge police affair, to his decisions on Honduras, now to Quaddafi (who must go but can stay but must go to doing nothing to support the rebels).

    Oh, and when did I even mention “the heartland of America?” Or is that just more of your filling in the blanks?

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  3. Tom says: 53

    @retire05:

    So Obama lost an election? And he has political advisers and allies? Wow, that explains everything. How can the MSM not report on something like that? That’s unprecedented. That’s newsworthy.

    Your insinuations about Obama’s family contrasted with your little sugarplum paean to GWB’s upbringing give me all the insight I need into your objectivity on this subject. People obviously see what they want to see. By the way, I didn’t realize GWB had a such an abiding love for Connecticut instilled in him by his parents. Is that why he stayed home and went to Yale? It was either that or get hired on as a ranch hand up Greenwich way I reckon.

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  4. retire05 says: 54

    Tom, are you practicing early for Holloween, or are you simply a fool? Do you think snark lends credibility to intellect?

    Gee, I must have missed the press release that calls George Bush the President from Connecticut.

    I see what is real, fact. The nation has elected a man to our highest office that would not have been acceptable as dog catcher in former days. I see a man who vacillates and can’t seem to make decisions, except when to play golf and what tony $38,000 benefits [for him] to attend. I see a man who views his position as Partier in Chief.

    And I see that, once again, you twist my words for effect. And you have no clue to my “objectivity” since you don’t know me from Adam. You only think you do, so you twist my words and claim that I said things I have not. Pathetic is still applicable to you. And frankly, I have tired of your little game. You are no longer worth my time.

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  5. Tom says: 55

    @retire05:

    The ability to read lofty speeches written by a 25 year old speech writer and read from a teleprompter?
    ….
    Obama was simple a clean slate that the media was unwilling to vet and David Axelrod could train to give lofty speeches read from a telepromter
    ….
    Alexrod had been a player in Chicago politics long before he met a former community organizer that he could train to read from a teleprompter really well.

    You love the teleprompter bit, Retire. Does bother you at all that it’s easily disproven that Obama requires a teleprompter, demonstrably so?

    You may not be familiar with Obama’s visit and debate with House Republican leaders in Baltimore in January 2010 since, from what I understand, Fox News cut away once they realized it wasn’t jiving with their narrative. It’s pretty long (over an hour) but feel free to watch Obama extemporaneously answer questions from Republicans. The best part: no teleprompter. So tell me, if Obama is this created empty robotic suit you say he is, how is it a roomful of Republican leaders, over the course of an hour, can’t fluster or trip him up, leaving him a sweating mess of nerves? To the countrary, not only does he hold his own, in terms of debating skill, he pretty much wipes the floor with them. If super scary Katie Couric can fluster Sarah Plain in five minutes by asking her if she can name a newspaper or periodical, why can’t dozens of the Right’s best and brightest crush Obama in twenty times that allotted time? I have to wonder, if he’s an idiot, what are they?

    Now can you show me one video of GWB doing the same, talking to a roomful of hostile Democrats for an hour? How about Sarah Palin? Feel free to google to your heart’s content. I’m a patient man.

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  6. Hankster says: 56

    3rd mate: Captain Obama! We’ve struck an Iceberg! We’re going down fast at the head! We’ve only a few hours afloat to DO something!! What are your orders SIR?!?!
    Obama: Well we still have the BAND don’t we?? let’s PARTY! And, Bring my teleprompter will ya? I good speech should fix everything!

    Closer to the truth than I think we care to know!

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  7. Tom says: 57

    @retire05:

    You are no longer worth my time.

    Oh, i didn’t realize that. Then by all means, feel free to leave my last post (#55) to someone else, someone more game, to field. We part, I hope, on the most respectful of terms, and please know that I don’t take this as a back-down on your part. I admire your rhetorical skill and debating prowess greatly, and I’ve enormously enjoyed our discourse. Farewell.

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  8. Hankster says: 58

    Tom, as to the teleprompter….. he gave a “press conference”, AGAIN, where he made his statements, then TOOK NO QUESTIONS! The guy is a Marionette!! Without his puppeteer, and teleprompter, he’s an empty shell of NOTHING! He cannot THINK off the cuff, hence he says NOTHING, to avoid looking like he really is in the midst of all going on… STUPID and CLUELESS!! Some leader….and YOU supported this guy???

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  9. retire05 says: 59

    Hankster, seems Tom has forgotten that when confronted with a room full of Republicans over Obamacare, Obama’s reply was “I Won” and “elections have consequences. Anyone watching how Paul Ryan made Obama look like a community organizer, and not presidental, can’t deny that.

    As to GWB taking on a room full of Democrats? Happened on a daily basis as the Congress of Texas was Democratically controlled when Bush was governor. Oooops.

    But you have to forgive Tom; his position is to defend the Chosen One of the New Party.

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  10. Nan G says: 60

    Drudge already had this:
    1.) GADDAFI TELLS BENGHAZI RESIDENTS ‘WE ARE COMING TONIGHT'; ‘THERE WON’T BE ANY MERCY’…

    2.) DAY 31: White House Asks U.N. to Approve Strikes on Libya…

    3.) UN to authorize…

    BUT on CNN and Fox right now is breaking news:
    The attacks on the people of Benghazi have already begun.

    The UN just authorized no-fly zone, manned and unmanned flights over, missile strikes.
    According to TV news these acts can begin immediately.
    Let’s see if they do.

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  11. Tom says: 61

    And the call to the bullpen

    @Hankster:

    Tom, as to the teleprompter….. he gave a “press conference”, AGAIN, where he made his statements, then TOOK NO QUESTIONS!

    That’s just plain not true. Please watch the video or, if you’d prefer, here is the text.
    Might need to bring in the lefty. I just took Hank yard.

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  12. Wilson says: 62

    @Greg: He’s apparently about to levitate.

    Look at his feet. He IS levitating!

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  13. Nan G says: 63

    @retire05:

    Lest we have forgotten, Obama also flashes ”the finger” at his opponents whenever he’s in a tight spot.
    Did it about Hillary and did it again to McCain.
    After the two instances went viral he stopped.
    But that’s his level of ”debate.”
    I wonder if he’s doing it mentally all of the time.

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  14. Tom says: 64

    @retire05:

    Cute. Apparently you couldn’t bow out with the dignity I allowed you as a worthy adversary. It’s simple: either you’re in or you’re out. You can’t bow out and then respond via proxy. Lame.

    If you’re back, feel free to supply us with that video of GWB answering an hour’s worth of Democrat questions every day while governor. That’s an unusual and rather time-consuming political custom, which I’d like to see.

    Nothing to say about the vid I posted? Now that the teleprompter spuriousness has been effectively destroyed, what next?

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  15. retire05 says: 65

    Tom, are you trying to prove you are an idiot? And exactly where do you think I would get videos of all of Bush’s conversations with Texas Democrats while he was Governor?

    But let’s get to current events: how has Obama lead on Libya? Or what has he said about the U.S.’s involvement in the Japanese disaster? Where is the example of leading? Leaving the Gaddafi problem to the U.N. shows a lack of leadership never before shown by any U.S. president.

    Now, to your arrogant assumption that you have the authority to tell me who, and who I can’t respond to, shove it. I have long ceased taking orders from dimwits like yourself. Funny how you lefties think you can order people around. And as to my dignity, if you support Obama, you have no dignity, and have sold your soul. I don’t consider you an adversary. You are more like arguing with Winnie the Pooh.

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  16. Tom says: 66

    @retire05:

    And exactly where do you think I would get videos of all of Bush’s conversations with Texas Democrats while he was Governor?

    Then how do we know this claim is true? Do you have press reports of these marathon debates? I’m willing to work with you as to the proof.

    But let’s get to current events

    Sure, but first let’s dot the ‘i’ on this teleprompter thing. By moving on are you admiting you were wrong? If not, I think we need to finsih this thing up here.

    And as to my dignity, if you support Obama, you have no dignity, and have sold your soul. I don’t consider you an adversary. You are more like arguing with Winnie the Pooh.

    Well that’s a shame my high regard for you isn’t mutual. I’m more of an Eeyore type of guy, by the way.

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  17. retire05 says: 67

    Tom, do you think when Texas was controlled by the Democrats, and held a majority, that Bush did not have to have hour upon hour of conferences with them? Prove me wrong.

    As to Obama’s teleprompter, there is YouTube video after YouTube video of Obama when he goes off script and the teleprompter is unplugged. Google it. No, I’m not wrong about Obama. He is a disaster as POTUS. But I am sure you haven’t bothered to notice.

    You don’t have respect for me, otherwise you would not assume to tell me what to do. As to you being an Eyore kinda guy, on that point you’re right. Eyore is an ass.

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  18. Greg says: 68

    @Wilson, #62:

    Yep. It’s either a Photoshopped image or he’s gliding motionless down the runner 6 inches above the floor.

    The two guys on the right seem to be discussing the levitation miracle quite calmly. Maybe they’ve witnessed it so often that it’s become routine.

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  19. Nan G says: 69

    @retire05:

    When the teleprompter breaks down Obama has someone telling him in his ear what to say.

    I wonder how often he has a bug in his ear when people think he’s thinking on his own feet?

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  20. Tom says: 70

    @retire05:

    Prove me wrong.

    Why would the onus be on me? it’s your claim. And why would we assume that he had to debate with Democrats every day? Unless it was mandated, that doesn’t sound like something GWB would be willing to do, that’s for sure. But I’m willing to be proven wrong. Unless you just made it up.

    As to Obama’s teleprompter, there is YouTube video after YouTube video of Obama when he goes off script and the teleprompter is unplugged.

    Well if he’s reading a prepared statement and the equipment malfunctioned, what’s so shocking about that? The point is I’ve more than proven that he doesn’t need a teleprompter to speak intelligently on myriad subjects, even when he’s fielding questions from adversaries. Pretty compelling evidence, if you’re firewall allowed it in.

    As to you being an Eyore kinda guy, on that point you’re right. Eyore is an ass.

    I didn’t see that coming. Touché.

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  21. Hankster says: 71

    @ Tom….Not the one i was talking about, but that’s ok.. lets go with YOUR example then! Talks to Congress. WOW!! He should be doing that on a DAILY BASIS! That said, WHY doesn’t he open himself up to some REAL HARDBALL questions?? All his PRESS conferences (that is What I said in my previous post by the way, Congressmen are NOT the press) are scripted, he knows whats coming before he gets asked!!! That’s HOLLYWOOD stuff! He’s bogus, sorry. My only question now is, WHY are you such a “ground he walks on” Obama worshipper?? He has yet, to do anything (except gays in military)…… so why the blind adoration?? Are Liberals REALLY that mindless? Perhaps, all we need is the “Pied Piper” to defeat them then! LOL!

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  22. retire05 says: 72

    Well, Tom, we all know that Obama sounded like to tony intellectual you seem to think he is when he talked about campaigning in 57 states and how his father returned from WWII. And let’s not forget when he talked about the breathalizer that children use who suffer from respitory problems.

    Now, to my knowledge, the conferences held between governors and their opposition party are not videoed. But in order to accomplish what any governor wants, do you think he will get far by saying “I won”? No, he has to work with the opposition. I thought you were smart enough to know that, that’s why I brought it up. Oh, well, I am wrong once in a while. I was wrong that you would know about negotiations between governors and opposition parties.

    See ya, Eyore.

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  23. @retire05: Retire05: The only reason I chose to defend him in 2008 is because that was absolutely the first time I read anything negative about him! I challenge you to produce links to ANY website containing such derogatory information on Frank Marshall Davis BEFORE the Obama connection was known.

    NewZeal started it off in 2007 with “Obama’s Marxist Mentor,” then AIM published “Obama’s Communist Mentor” in 2008. You will find that the ONLY reason he get so much attention since 2007 is because of the negative campaign against Obama.

    Why are YOU attacking him with such vigor? Why do YOU insult someone who has never harmed you? It seems that the disinformation campaign against him has not only fed your delusions (e.g., “pedophile”), but also convinced you to propagate these delusions to other websites. Why is this? Are you paid to do this, or is there just a cruel and sadistic aspect of your personality that causes you to attack others?

    BTW: Thanks to MataHarley and others for their kind words.

    “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”
    – Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 – 1968)

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  24. Tom says: 74

    @retire05:

    Now, to my knowledge, the conferences held between governors and their opposition party are not videoed. But in order to accomplish what any governor wants, do you think he will get far by saying “I won”? No, he has to work with the opposition.

    So working with the opposition behind closed doors, in private, where the goal is coming to an accord, is the same thing (in your mind) as being grilled by dozens of national opposition leaders on live TV, who are trying desperately to make the President look stupid. This could, literally, make them millions in campaign contributions and be the sound bite that drives their careers for the next election and beyond. Mission not accomplished.

    Great comparison. That makes a lot of sense.

    See ya, Eyore.

    Leaving (again)? My only regret is that your Maginot line offered so little in the way of stimulating resistance. Au revoir!

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  25. Hankster says: 75

    @ Tom ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZz! Are you and Greg like, Twins or something??

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  26. Tom says: 76

    @Hankster:

    In What way? Do you Mean cause niether of US likes to SHOUT when we’reTYPING like ADD-addled TEENAGERS?????????????????????? IS THAT WHAT YOU MEAN?!?!??!?!??!?!???????!

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  27. Hankster says: 77

    Sometimes thick heads require extra volume .. tho I’m finding, the Liberal mind is incapable of sane reasoning. Like Michael Savage said, and, it really does seem to be true.. “Liberalism is a Mental Disease”! Seems like we’ve got an epidemic on the nations hands! See your Doctor!
    Is that better?? LOL!!!

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  28. joetote says: 78

    Wow! This has indeed been a fun thread to follow! I’m guessing the libbies are really getting their panties in a bunch over the fact that it appears the truth is getting out through the efforts of F.A. and others, thus the “infantile mind numbed robot ideological: rants and rave from the likes of Tom, Greg and others. They attack without facts or even a basis of truth.

    One’s words and actions (or lack of any action) speak for themselves. You are who you associate with so “guilt by association” certainly fits the bill with this clown. It amazes me how the hard left (and in some cases those on the hard right) refuse to acknowledge the truth when faced with it! They spout the same lies and nonsense they have been indoctrinated to do, never once thinking for themselves! The disgust and revulsion I have for people like that is beyond description, but when they can openly (and amazingly enough they actually believe in what they are saying) slam everything this country stands for and was built on, one can only hold their opinions in disdain. Combine that with the fact they would rather talk down to those who oppose them rather than discuss and you have the disconnect we see now. The truth hurts. when faced with it, one should learn from it and adjust their behavior accordingly. Not liberals though and surly not the CIC (Clown in Chief). Their answers to the truth is always more lies or false accusations. Anything to take the focus of their boneheaded wrong decisions.

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  29. When is the jig up?

    . . . When Foreign media publishes this difficult to refute denigration of the President: BARACK OBAMA: THE WEAKEST PRESIDENT IN HISTORY?

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  30. Nan G says: 80

    Obama was going to ”rock star-like” give a free, public speech in a Rio park.
    See the poster here.
    Whether security was a concern or the guy realized that without a rock band opening for him he wouldn’t draw a crowd, the speech has moved.
    Not only will it be indoors, in a theater (much smaller venue) but it will be by invitation only.
    (I wonder if they will all get free t-shirts?)

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  31. Tom says: 81

    @James Raider:

    Not surprising that a right-wing middle-market tabloid/fish wrapper would publish such drivel, but as it appears you’re the type of American who puts the foreign presses’ opinion of America up on a pedestal, then I suppose it isn’t shocking that you’d trot this type of thing out to burnish your own opinion. It might not carry the same weight with those of us who don’t lean on the British press for direction though.

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  32. johngalt says: 82

    @Tom:

    At least some of the press around the world isn’t afraid to call a spade a spade. That’s much better than the press in America who are covering up the violent rhetoric and death threats against sitting congressmen/women in WI.

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  33. Tom says: 83

    @johngalt:

    Do you honestly think it would take me more than five seconds to find a Guardian article critical of President George W Bush? Would that also be an exemplary example of calling a “spade a spade”? By all means find ways to buttress your opinion, but at least recognize that unless you’re willing to apply the source or principle in all cases, you’re just selectively choosing as a means toward Reinforcement.

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  34. DrJohn says: 84

    @Tom: Oh, the arthritic pain of moral equivalence.

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  35. Hankster says: 85

    Tom.. NEWSFLASH!! “W” ain’t the President!! He is IMMATERIAL to the things going on .. TODAY! You Liberals always dwelling on the PAST, when YOUR guy, the HERE and NOW, is in Epic Fail mode!
    And YEP, I AM YELLING! LOL! Focus on Reality.. that which is in front of you!! And, your lame excuses for the “Zero” are the equivalent of saying “Two wrongs MAKE it alright”! Uh, no it doesn’t. Even if “W” did boof something, an INTELLIGENT man learns from those mistakes of his predecessor.. and doesn’t REPEAT them! So you are still wrong! Obama is a flop… everyone here, and around the world, gets it. Everyone but you! Can you give us a big DUH!! LOL!! Ah, the Limited thinking ability of the Kool Aid drinking left… sad.. “evolution has passed you guys by”! What’s NEXT? Hopefully, as is usual in such cases, EXTINCTION! LMAO at you guys…. (Greg as well) ….Can you here us now?? LOL!!
    Oh, have nice day! I’m going riding now… see ya later!

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  36. Tom says: 86

    @Hankster:

    . Even if “W” did boof something, an INTELLIGENT man learns from those mistakes of his predecessor.. and doesn’t REPEAT them!

    Exactly! Thus Obama didn’t bumble arrogantly and unilaterally into a conflict in the Middle East. Why should it be just American blood and treasure on the line? Like many people, I was impatient and distraught about the news out of Libya, but Obama learned lessons, good and bad, from both Presidents Bush. Like the first President Bush, Obama was smart enough to realize you need Arab nations in the coalition, or you’re opening the US up to the “foreign invader” tag; not to mention if you’re dumb enough to throw out ultimatums like “either you are with us or you’re with the terrorists” you’re just inviting the rats to jump off the ship at the first chance. Now Arab leaders can’t take shots at the US , calling us invaders just to cow tow to the most anti-American elements in their populations. Why shouldn’t we hold Arab and European feet to the fire in this instance? Oh, I’m sure it would have impressed you more if we rode in alone like cowboys, but I think Obama played this the right way. Let someone else do some heavy lifting, and pay the price, for a change to promote Democracy.

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  37. johngalt says: 87

    @Tom:

    Not hardly, Tom. It isn’t a big wonder to us conservatives as to why there were no critical pieces written about Obama prior to, and following his election to the Presidency. The major media outlets, including CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and the like, as well as the NYT and other major newspapers, have all been in bed with the liberal wing of the Democrat party for decades.

    If you want to overlook it, fine. Your entitled to ignorance. Just don’t project your own inadequacies upon us conservatives here at this site, or elsewhere.

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  38. Dave Brickner says: 88

    I know of another charming leader and great orator in the early 30s. He was loved by most and supported without question…………til 6 million died.

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  39. DrJohn says: 89

    @Tom: In fact, he’s done nothing but uttered a bunch of completely meaningless and empty words. He shows up just as the prom is ending and wants to be the prom king and get credit for it. This is all crap, Tom. It’s symbolism. It is useless.

    It’s a no-fly zone, not a no-bomb zone! Not a “no military action” zone! No wonder lefties fall for it and by God they fall for it every time.

    I don’t even think we should be doing anything there but the game is over.

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  40. DrJohn says: 90

    I think Obama played this the right way. Let someone else do some heavy lifting, and pay the price, for a change to promote Democracy.

    That’s fine with me, but then this no-fly thing is a particularly stupid move. It’s the ideal combination of late AND ineffective and it exposes all of Obama’s words about standing with those who seek freedom as lies.

    This is why it’s so very difficult to have any respect for left wingers.

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  41. RETIRE05: While you are considering your response (or not), here is a list of pre-smear references on Frank Marshall Davis:
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Frank_Marshall.aspx#3-1G2:3431300020-full
    http://www.blackpast.org/?q=aah/davis-frank-marshall-1905-1987
    http://www.answers.com/topic/frank-davis
    http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/frank-davis-was-natural-writer
    http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/465
    http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/frank-marshall-davis
    http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/3/6/5/7/9/p365791_index.html
    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2838/is_2-3_37/ai_110531701/
    http://www2.hawaii.edu/~takara/frank_marshall_davis.htm
    http://www.washburn.edu/reference/cks/mapping/davis/index.html
    http://biography.jrank.org/pages/2342/Davis-Frank-Marshall.html
    http://www.lib.k-state.edu/depts/spec/exhibits/pbs/davis-frank.html

    I believe you will find they contain NONE of the slander you post!

    Also: You indicated that Davis was a “racist.” This is another delusion. Davis had a white wife with whom he had five children. He believed in complete integration and full civil rights for all people, regardless of color. Why do you call him a “racist”? With what evidence, and by what definition, are you making this accusation?

    “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.” – Sir Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)

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  42. Machiavelli says: 92

    Even assuming that Obama was waiting for international support (the British, French, and Dutch have been up for doing something about the situation in Libya for some time now), the most advantageous time would have been to begin our air campaign back when the Libyan rebels were at high tide (back when they were the ones advancing along the coast towards Tripoli, and Col. Quacky was on his heels, trying to put together a loyal and effective force). Instead, we have now waited until the rebels are pent-up in Benghazi making a last stand, and Col. Quacky has figured out who’s on his side and assembled them into an effective force. So, now it will require considerably more investment of blood and treasure to achieve the end of deposing this tin-horn dictator. Whereas an effective air campaign at the rebel’s high tide would have been a shorter undertaking. I mean really, this isn’t advanced military science I’m suggesting here (the Enterprise was on station back before the earthquake in Japan); I can only imagine that Obama was telling Robert Gates, “Sorry Bob, I’m busy setting up my March Madness brackets, you and the generals at the Pentagon will have to wait to brief me about this later.”

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  43. Greg says: 93

    @DrJohn, #90:

    Perhaps it was the most logical move, and was being planned and set up even as it was being publically discounted. The media has been focused on a 21st Century equivalent of inflatable tanks.

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  44. Retire05: Please reply. I would like to understand the thought process of someone who strikes out with such venom at a helpless target. You presumably believed your accusations against my father, and have posted them on websites other than this.

    At least Bill O’Rielly had the integrity to confess that he had been wrong about his false claims (Iraqi WMD stockpiles). Do you? Please advise if YOU still believe each of your accusations against my father. If so, please provide your most compelling evidence for each accusation. Thanks!

    “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860)

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  45. al sowins says: 95

    T Tom: Bless your little heart! Yes, Dubya was a white Obama; defective intelligence; hypocritical, amoral, a poor little rich boy, CFR selected as their current puppet. Obama has more than doubled the Debt in only four years! His obvious intent is to bankrupt us. He, like Dubya, is a sociopath and should be confined in an institution for the criminally insane. The twin facts that he delights in killing babies and promoting sodomy should, in themselves, alienate every decent person. So why are you so fond of him?
    Obama is a communist; not a capitalist. He lies daily. He has stolen the savings of every american with his insane spending and consequent inflation. He has promoted the islamic jihadist takeovers of several mideastern countries. He has failed to end the nuclear ambitions of both Iran and North Korea. He arms our enemies and reduces our military. He acts unconstitutionally with his executive dictates and appoints vicious, satanic personages to high places. The majority in congress support him, so he is not the sole sociopath in political power. All who voted for the ACA and/or the NDAA should be confined in the same gulag with him. We must reduce spending to something less than our income. He wants to spend much more. We must drastically shrink the size and intrusiveness of Government and he wants more of each. He got the most votes ,so most americans wants to selfdestruct. Some of us don’t. He won with the votes of females, the young and the amoral. We need to fix that fault- permanently.

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  46. al sowins
    hi,
    yes absolutely true, you said it better, and he also was lucky to have the votes of the dead democrats from hell,
    the DAMN DEMS
    bye

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