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Thursday, May 3. 2012
Right behind the economy, the issue that will sway swayable voters in November is the repeated displays of arrogance by President Obama and his administration, inept arrogance at that. Indeed, that arrogance has been so heavy- and ham-handed that it has and will continue to undermine almost every other appeal the Obama campaign may make to marginal voters. Those on the dole or looking forward to being on it may shrug, but those with a shred of self-respect will be repulsed.
Obama's arrogance has reached the point of making him a laughing-stock. Obama’s inflated self-image will continue to overreact, making him appear more unworthy of confidence. Yeah, that’s the ticket! The best worst efforts of many in the major media to cover it up will be pierced, demonstrating their own lack of credibility. Others clinging to a shred of journalism will have to report the Obama campaign’s lack of credibility. There’s my forecast. And, I’m sticking to it.
P.S.: For those wondering about how Romney will capitalize on this, his campaign and those of us in the alternative media have shown how to expose the fool behind the curtain. All Romney himself has to do regarding Obama's buffoonery is remain the gentleman that he is, and toss out an occasional barb at the overinflated balloonery from the Obama camp.
Obama's Arrogance Will Be His Downfall
I read this and realized I had to post it in toto. Just linking it wasn't going to cut it. Right behind the economy, the issue that will sway swayable voters in November is the repeated displays of arrogance by...
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"All Romney has to do is to remain the gentleman that he is..." True. Fight back but stay on the high road.
I think that it's beginning to be evident to more and more people that Obama is frightened of having to give up his inflated lifestyle. His handlers are losing control of him, partly because they are living in a Liberal bubble. They seem to have no idea how angry those of us Grown-ups out here in fly-over country are at the profligate lifestyle.
They'll learn as we get closer to November.
It's not just that Obama is arrogant but that omnipotent government is arrogant. The Republicans should point out one government stupidity an hour between the convention and the election. Hundreds of stupid laws, regulations and intrusions shouldn't be too hard to dig up. And of course the ultimate stupidity is that if we only had more and better regulators we could fix all of this.
It's amazing how much it's possible to achieve in life while being a narcissistic pushover.
His election is a sad commentary on American's educational system.
Wow Kesler, what an arrogant blog post. You right wingers are hilarious sometimes.
Arrogant blog post?
The truth about this narcissist poser, from the sealed records of his genius at Columbia, to the non existence of a single document reflecting his brilliant legal thinking whilst editor of the Harvard Law School Review (the only editor of the magazine to not have published an article in the history of the school)....( oh, details, details)... to the all round failure of a presidency that has one pining away for the economic promise of Jimmah Carter and Miss Rosalynn, seems to have struck a nerve.
Arrogance, thy name is Barack.
I don't disagree with the assessment so much as the delivery. Being a true centrist as I am, I wonder if Mr Kesler ever wrote about the arrogance of the previous administration.
I mean, Rumsfeld? Cheney? Bush was just too stupid to be considered arrogant but it's a staple of the Presidency these days and to be expected.
Don't worry, I've been chuckling over the lefty attempts to distance Obama's "mission accomplished" shenanigans this week with those of G.W. Bush.
I saw a bumper sticker recently that read: I'm Already Against The Next War. It made me think that I'd like one that reads: I Already Don't Like The Next President
Bush = Obama
Bill Maher = Bill O'Reilly
Sarah Palin = Nancy Pelosi
...and the list goes on....they're all a pack of arrogant self-serving assholes.
True centrist. Meaning you see through it all, eh? That's just amazingly smart and original, Dose.
Meaning that I call bullshit with no regard to political affiliation. Something this site....wonderful as it is....does not do.
The stupidity of Bush was at least measured in some part publicly, by his Yale transcript. As a matter of fact, weren't his grades put up against those of that well known scholar of the Senate and Yale grad, John Kerry?
I believe Ol' Lurch was swiftboated on that score too, wasn't he?
Ah, but that was back in the day when one didn't necessarily hide every document concerning ones past from the American media, while running for President of The United States, and get away with it.
And when you bring any of it up today with any of Obama's lackeys and sycophants, it's as if you farted in an airtight chapel during high mass.
Dose, I welcome your challenge.
Indeed, I have frequently challenged BS, including during the Bush administration, including coddling with Vietnam's oppression, SE Asian state denuding rainforests for the personal profit of government and insiders, lack of strategy and follow-through in the Middle East, US multinationals feeding oppression throughout the world by selling repressive technologies, politicians lining their pockets, the need for transparency in governments, and I can point at many more. Just for the fun of it, I will add my occasional gibes at our editor's fondness for abstract art, I taking a more proletarian view and one that prefers direct messages and representations.
At Maggie's Farm, what unites us is a common belief in self-responsibility and a freedom agenda. Unfortunately, the greatest threats and enemies to that do come from the left, but we have also challenged those on the right who go along with that or are dubious. Indeed, I don't recall Bill O'Reilly ever being quoted or touted at Maggie's Farm.
Otherwise, I'm glad you otherwise enjoy our group effort.
Well fair enough Bruce...and yes, I really dig this place. I just don't see right wingers taken on like y'all do with EVERYTHING Obama does. I mean, if you're looking for lunacy, there's no shortage from that side too.
Lol Scullman. Like I said, it was pretty funny hearing the lefties trying to explain the difference between Obama's showboating and GW's.
The GOP has to get the message through that the supposed decline of the unemployment figure has nothing to do with jobs getting better, but that the situation has now gotten so bad that increasing numbers of people are dropping out of the labor force permanently. Something that has never happened before.
In other words, the situation has gotten so bad that the unemployment calculations have ceased to function and are now giving false readings.
If you calculate the shrinkage of the labor force due to people who have given up entirely, the real unemployment rate is at least 11.1%. Then, if you add in those who are part-time employed but are able to get full-time employment, the figure jumps to 14.5%.
The folks on the street know this in their hearts, but the Democrats are so dishonest they are going to keep on lying that things are getting better.
Not that I'm aware of Sam.
Jim, the incubant ALWAYS lies about how good things are, no?
Double zzzzzzzzing! Sam L. Now that Don Surber has closed up shop, daveyboy has temporarily retreated to his cardboard box "down by the river" but surely is looking for another place to live. Hope it's not here at MF because daveyboy troll was successful in ruining Surber's laudable work for me. (Not to mention the Carol Herman troll before him, who went on over to the Ann Althouse blog before getting in waaaaay over her head there.)
#13 Dozzzzzzz Amigos--- The difference is that since the Democrats control the press, the press will cover up for them, while the same press will exaggerate and misstate everything a Republican does.
Anyway, Breitbart has done the calculations, and they calculate the actual unemployment rate is now around 19%.
There is nothing equivalent in the history of the presidency to the weight and depth and comprehensiveness of the lies of this administration --review a few speeches from the campaign. Review the passing of the big bills --stimulus and healthcare esp. Review anything anywhere and you cannot find these people ever, ever, being anything but as destructive as possible to the limit of even implausible deniability, to everything about this nation it can get its hands on.
Most of what was wrong with GWBush was the orbital perturbations caused by this crowd waiting in the wings and using media-driven BDS to force the voters into begging for 'hope and change' --the hope and change we the people needed was --relief from the people offering the hope and change!
Stalin's psychological breakthrough --a party need only make life miserable for the people, and as the agent of the misery, only the party could offer relief from it. Offer relief from itSELF!
It was their coming --the Reid/Pelosi/Obama front --beginning with the 2006 election --that began the crash of the confidence needed to maintain a consumer-driven economy. Yes, the black hole was the subprime --but who installed it, protected it, pushed it into price doom by secret deals promising the bailouts to the price-drivers running the TBTFs --and then when the scheme entered the CDS red zone by then had GWBush so backed up standing on one leg he was an easy roll for the likes of the House Banking Committee chairman?
Why do you think they never did the Vietnam anti-war street protests? The deal made was, they would allow GWBush to fight the war, and he would hand over the UN and domestic politics --Fannie & Freddie and all those other tarantulas and scorpions raining down out of the rafters this very moment.
If you see equivalence, pal, there is something wrong with your eyeballs, you need some spectacles quick.
PS, Obamacare will break, and then communize thru insurance, the country --forever --as per these peoples' plan. And to keep the proles from revolting, there'll be a secret police --there always is. A force that does not have to answer to the courts. Eric Holder's boys, unchained.
But one other thing about GWBush's run --7 of his eight years --before the front wave of terminators engulfed him, he was running unemployment at about a quarter of what it is now, with GDP growth three or four times what it is now, with a deficit as a percentage of GDP about a third of what it is now --
Agent Cooper, we should get together over a good cuppa joe somewhere we can smell the fir trees.
Romney is a perfect example of the GOP picking a middle of the road compromise. A sure fire loser. Obama would need to be declared dead before he could be beaten. Even then, most left wing voters would still prefer him. to Romney. Oh dear.
Buddy, you're a hell of a writer but you're only convincing yourself. I said equivalence and yes, I mean it. I can find eloquent exposes outling why Nixon was our worst President ever.....why Reagan was our worst...and Obama...etc. Hell, I bet we could find a few on Harding. In my personal view, no other President has been as destructive to what America is all about than GW Bush. If you told me in the '90s that the United States Of America would invade another Country and oust and kill its leader without provocation I would have said you're nuts but that's exactly what GW orchestrated. Those are the direct actions of Presidents.
The economy runs on Wall Street and the decisions of Congress and if you think having fucking Romney in there or any of those other pack of clowns representing the GOP is going to turn anything around, it's you who's delusional.
The notion that all shall have and none shall want is what has driven our Country into the ground and there's no better example of it than GW's No Child Left Behind bullshit. A cruise ship left Miami recently and I wasn't on it but they didn't leave me behind.
This destructive trend will continue no matter what self-serving shithead ends up in the White House.
....and fwiw, I enjoy y'all pack of righties around here 'cause you're all quite bright but I also enjoy this pack of lefties who are also very bright. Stop by here and sling your thoughts....you'll get quite an earfull:
Dose Amigo, it's you who writes convincingly but your premise is all assertion. It's like, the Titanic just sank, you and I are treading water, and you are telling me, as we freeze and drown, "...if you think being back in the lounge having a hot buttered rum would be any different than this, you're delusional!"
I get the point --it's "why bother?"
And i would agree, except i've come to see the struggle as in the end between two factions of a movement toward one-world government. One faction wants to wipe out a large portion of the human race and start over from the center, the other faction may or may not agree but in any case it fears overstepping some unseen boundary in control of a higher power.
I go along with the latter --it's the safer bet, coldly and clinically --when things actually get where the Soros/UN/Obama faction says they already are now, the higher power will do what higher powers do --we can have faith on that.
The other side is diggin' on Lucifer the light-bearer and thinks that his clarity is the be-all and end-all. My side remembers that Lucifer is quite convincing but the truth is, he believes in God, and does not want YOU to.
Again, fair enough Buddy. Can we at least agree that No Child Left Behind and Obamacare are two shining examples of what's wrong with our current societal bent?
We're screwed brother. Nobody's ever going to be elected again on the notion of asking what you can do for your Country.