Obama: “I’m like, come on guys…”


Dan Henninger offers some amusing and bemusing insights into Obama’s apparent change in demeanor.

This self-referencing, snappish tone tracks with the president’s “open mic” comments last week at a Chicago fund-raiser. Dismissing the GOP as “nickel and diming” him on budget negotiations, he asked, “You think we’re stupid?” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the president wasn’t embarrassed. But he should be. Not because his comments were caught, but because suddenly he’s sounding more like Travis Bickle (“You talkin’ to me?”) than the president of the United States.

The Obama migration from the high road to the low road is evident even in nonpolitical settings. Here he is last weekend talking about the White House phone system: “You know the Oval Office always thought I was going to have like real cool phones and stuff. I’m like ‘come on guys, I’m the president of the United States.’ Where’s the fancy buttons and stuff, and the big screen comes up? It doesn’t happen.”

I’m like? Real cool phones and stuff? Would Franklin Roosevelt or John F. Kennedy ever have affected whatever their generational equivalent was of “Where’s the fancy buttons and stuff?”

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Dan Henninger brings up some good points.
But really, where can liberals go away to?
Even the crashers at Obama’s $5,000 a plate SF fundraiser added these words to their song about ”freeing Bradley Manning” :

Each of us brought you $5,000
It takes a lot of Benjamins to run a campaign
I paid my dues, where’s our change?
We’ll vote for you in 2012, yes that’s true
Look at the Republicans – what else can we do

So, we’ve got a petty and inarticulate president. (“”Like, and stuff…”)
As these protesters point out; who else is there, for them?
Obama’s got the Left and the blacks and the gov’t employees and union family voters sown up.

I just hope it is not enough to take him to a victory.

Nan G. “An inarticulate President”——What planet are you from?
I’ll ask you.Who’s gonna beat him? Ronald Mc Donald’s been taken.

rich, perhaps your standards for an orator are lower than mine. But I don’t find his speech pattern, his speechwriter’s repetative phrasing, his constant “uhs” and stumbling as he seeks to deliver a sentence, and his broken patterns of rhythm impressive. In fact, I find his whole delivery… regardless of what he’s saying… grating.

This guy is an orator…

So is this guy…


Look Ma…No Teleprompter!


This guy…Not so much…


Even Sheriff Joe was underwhelmed…

Mata and OT2 To each his own. Can’ t wait to see him go against any of the lackluster Repub. field.

so, rich… your criteria is it doesn’t matter what they say, but how they “look” saying it, so to speak?

It’s unfortunate that TOTUS is not available to do POTUS campaign debates… at least, not legally and in the world of fair play. Not to mention TOTUS has a *much* better sense of humor.

Mata Talk about buying into talking points re teleprompter. As i ‘ve told you before I ”ve met the man and I CAN ASSURE you he does not need the telepromter to give a great speech or answer town hall or debate questions. I LOL whenever I see the totus ref.Like I said Let the games begin.

I’m sorry, rich… did he give you “a speech” that blows away his plethora of poorly delivered speeches (sans TOTUS) we have access to via media?

You are aware that TOTUS has his own blog, yes? It’s hilarious.

Mata Obviously we’ve been watching different speeches.I think majority of Americans think he’s a great orator.How’d he do vs, Mac and who do you look forward to going against him in upcoming debates?

Like I said, rich…. low threshhold for standards. Not to mention I have no idea what source you are using for the opinion of “most” believing he’s a great orator. Then again, so few know how to recognize a stellar natural speaker when they see one.

As far as who as potential opposition? Tough to say. I do like Allen West and Herman Cain. Admire Bachmann, but don’t think she can muster up what’s necessary. Dont’ know enough of Daniels or Pawlenty to form an opinion. I’m entirely disgruntled with Ryan’s budget, but doesn’t mean I don’t like him as far as competition. He not only held his own at the healthcare summit, but blew Obama out of the water with facts. Just don’t know how limited in issues/knowledge he is.

Frankly, this is too early for me. I’d like 8-9 months to observe the going’s on and performance of many. Also, the defining issues, still likely to be economy, jobs, and fuel prices, will have more events affecting the specifics. Chit chatting this early about potential nominees to oppose an incumbent (or a veep incumbent) is like picking the winner of the 2016 Kentucky Derby from the new crop of fillies and colts. If you’ll remember, at this stage of the game, Libbie Dole was being floated as a potential nominee back before the 2000 election. Get my drift?

My suggest to you impatient lib/progs…. stop asking. We’ll tell you when we know. In the meantime, we’re sure not in a hurry to run with the desperate choice… i.e. Trump. But it might keep the left side of the political world entertained in the meantime.