The president who started off with such dazzle now seems incapable of stimulating either the economy or the voters. His campaign is offering Obama 2012 car magnets for a donation of $10; cat collars reading “I Meow for Michelle” for $12; an Obama grill spatula for $40, and discounted hoodies and T-shirts. How the mighty have fallen.
Hey MoDo! They’re all high quality products!
In his new book, “A Nation of Wusses,” the Democrat Ed Rendell, the former governor of Pennsylvania, wonders how “the best communicator in campaign history” lost his touch.
The legendary speaker who drew campaign crowds in the tens of thousands and inspired a dispirited nation ended up nonchalantly delegating to a pork-happy Congress, disdaining the bully pulpit, neglecting to do any L.B.J.-style grunt work with Congress and the American public, and ceding control of his narrative.
In the end, it’s always about not being able to get our message out.
As president, Obama has never felt the need to explain or sell his signature pieces of legislation — the stimulus and health care bills — or stanch the flow of false information from the other side.
Are you kidding me? Did nothing to “stanch the flow of false information from the other side” !? Has she not seen our Attack Watch hashtag?
“The administration lost the communications war with disastrous consequences that played out on Election Day 2010,” Rendell writes, and Obama never got credit for the two pieces of legislation where he reached for greatness.
I guess the operative term there is “reached for.”
And MoDo (as if she would know) goes on to explain Big Guy’s relationships:
His New York [composite] girlfriend, Genevieve Cook, told Maraniss that Obama confessed to her that “he felt like an impostor. Because he was so white. There was hardly a black bone in his body.” When she predicted that his future might be with a black woman — “That lithe, bubbly, strong black lady is waiting somewhere!” she wrote in her journal — he told her “he doubted there were any black women he would feel truly comfortable with. I would tell him, ‘No, she is out there.’ ”
Butt speaking of queens, did you know that Queen Elizabeth is celebrating her silver jubilee this year? 60 years as head of the British monarchy. Chickaboomer sent a linky, “Are we Yanks missing out royally without a queen?” along with a comment “au contraire: America has a queen: Michelle.”
I know, I know: actually America has two queens, which is the source of no end of troubles around here. You’ve probably heard that the competition between two old queens can be brutal;
Which is one of the reasons we’re offering the exclusive “I Meow for Michelle” cat collar in several different sizes (0 to 3x), depending on the size of your cat.
If you’re interested, you better act now, as they’re going fast.
Anyway, old Maureen still isn’t finished with her trash talk:
He wanted to get out of the corporate world he found so distasteful — he described himself as “a spy behind enemy lines” — and reimagine[d] himself as a politician.
And despite having a very active imagination, BO’s only been partially successful at disentangling himself from that corporate world he finds so distasteful.
On CNBC on Friday, Romney complained that Obama has “been more focused on his perspective of his historic legislative achievements than he has been focused on getting people back to work.”
I can’t imagine what he’s referring to by that remark, and it seems to me rather irresponsible of MoDo to repeat it without any evidence of it’s veracity.
- President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare signed (sic) into law in 1965—providing millions of elderly healthcare stability. President Obama’s historic health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, strengthens Medicare, offers eligible seniors a range of preventive services with no cost-sharing, and provides discounts on drugs when in the coverage gap known as the “donut hole.”
#ObamaInHistory not withstanding
Cook told Maraniss that she thought Obama’s desire to “play out a superhero life” was “a very strong archetype in his personality.”
Well, that certainly does explain his attraction to Lady M, no?
In some ways, he’s still finding himself, too absorbed to see what’s not working. But the White House is a very hard place to go on a vision quest, especially with a storm brewing.
Not only that, butt it can also be very dangerous if you’re a narcissist with superhuman powers.
“The president had lofty dreams of playing the great convener and conciliator. But at a fund-raiser in Minneapolis, he admitted he’s just another combatant in a capital full of Hatfields and McCoys. No compromises, just nihilism.”