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Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

What’s so amusing about this week’s article from the New York Times titled, At Dinner Tables, Restless President Finds Intellectual Escape, is that the author appears to be quite sympathetic to Obama. She seems to want to portray the President as a real statesman; one who is so far above politics and the pedestrian task of being Commander in Chief that he finds it necessary to flee his responsibilities in order to find intellectual escape while dining extravagantly with “elites” in Europe. In contrast, he merely comes across as the arrogant, disconnected, oligarch coddler he is.

The article also seems to say something important about the New York Times’ own disconnectedness, particularly considering the paper’s Pentagon correspondent recently referred to the American public as children, with the government and mainstream media playing the role of parents.

 

While none of the statements within this article are quotes from Obama, you have to wonder if he is voicing these sentiments to the people who surround around him “off the record.” If so, it appears he is indeed what many have suspected. A community organizer desperately leveraging the Presidency in order to reach that final rung on the ladder to oligarchy.

Now from the New York Times. Read it and weep serfs:

WASHINGTON — President Obama had just disembarked from Air Force One and was still on the tarmac in Rome when he turned to his host, John R. Phillips, the American ambassador to Italy, with an unexpected request: How about a dinner party tomorrow night?

Nice to see he has his priorities straight. When he’s not golfing or trying to start another war, he throws dinner parties at 15th Century Italian estates.

In a summer when the president is traveling across the country meeting with “ordinary Americans” under highly choreographed conditions, the Rome dinner shows another side of Mr. Obama. As one of an increasing number of late-night dinners in his second term, it offers a glimpse into a president who prefers intellectuals to politicians, and into the rarefied company Mr. Obama may keep after he leaves the White House.

No, more accurately, he prefers “intellectuals” to the people he was actually elected to serve.

Sometimes stretching into the small hours of the morning, the dinners reflect a restless president weary of the obligations of the White House and less concerned about the appearance of partying with the rich and celebrated. Freewheeling, with conversation touching on art, architecture and literature, the gatherings are a world away from the stilted meals Mr. Obama had last year with Senate Republican leaders at the Jefferson Hotel in Washington.

This probably wouldn’t read much differently from a hypothetical press release issued by the court of King Louis XVI in the 1780′s

One Saturday night in May, Mr. Obama was up well past midnight at the White House for a dinner that included Ken Burns, the documentary filmmaker, and his wife, Julie; Anne Wojcicki, the chief executive and a co-founder of the personal genome testing company 23andMe, who brought her sister, Susan, the chief executive of YouTube; and Tom Steyer, the billionaire hedge fund manager and Democratic donor. Mrs. Obama was also there, but was not on the trip to Rome. The dinner there was first reported by Politico.

 

The dinners often carry over into Mr. Obama’s day job — and his fund-raising. At a White House meeting on working families last month, Mr. Obama included Ms. Wojcicki — who has two young children with her husband, the Google co-founder Sergey Brin, from whom she is separated — in a discussion of workplace policies with other chief executives. Less than two weeks before, Ms. Wojcicki hosted a technology forum and fund-raiser for the Democratic National Committee at her home in Los Altos, Calif., which was attended by Mr. Obama and 25 guests who paid $34,200 each.

 

In Paris, the president was up again until nearly midnight enjoying, among other things, Drappier Champagne.

This sounds like a President who has simply given up. Then again, he may see the past six years as an unqualified success. He protected and further enriched the thieving oligarch class, while polishing up his resume in anticipation of the hundreds of millions he will chase like the Clintons after leaving office. Michelle in 2032? Why not.

It just goes to show. Nero was a piker. Instead of wasting his time fiddling, Obama protects Wall Street with one hand, while washing down ribeye steaks and Drappier Champagne with the other.

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It seems once again that having dictated to the citizenry - "Do not get cynical. Hope is the better choice," this week, we thought the following cartoon was particularly appropriate... 

 

 

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Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:45 | 4961457 angel_of_joy
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Give the guy a break !

He's an idiot. Everybody and his dog knows it by now. What else do you expect from him ?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:56 | 4961489 90's Child
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Fuck him.

And his dog too.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:16 | 4961540 Shad_ow
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The cool, aloof, careless attitude is an act.  IT buys time by excusing his f-ups, which are intentional.  All part of the plan.  Cloward-Piven.  Alinsky would be so proud.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:30 | 4961572 Four chan
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the manchurian president has carried out his orders, and now it is bored. is that so hard to understand?

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:00 | 4961623 AlaricBalth
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Barack Obama, Rennaissance Man. The transcendent President.

Sees himself as an historical figure, much like Henry VIII. Obama, like Henry, expanded their power through the theory of the divine right of kings and does not believe he is subject to the will of the people. Extravagant spending during each mans reign was an entitlement, despite government coffers being nearly depleted.

"His contemporaries considered Henry in his prime to be an attractive, educated and accomplished king, and he has been described as "one of the most charismatic rulers to sit on the English throne. "

And like most charismatic leaders, their myriad insecurities are masked by a grand, aloof ego. Domestic enemies are to be dealt with harshly. Henry VIII was particularly bloodthirsty with thousands of beheadings to his credit. Obama has claimed to his aides that he is really good at killing people, and drone strikes on civilians, including children, will haunt his legacy.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:07 | 4961647 Manthong
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"A Restless President Weary Of The Obligations Of The White House..."

is entitled to a relaxing round of golf.

http://obamagolfcounter.com/

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:38 | 4961693 InjectTheVenom
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go suck a bag of dicks barry

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:09 | 4961803 linniepar
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I'm sure he'd be happy to oblige! 

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:21 | 4961808 DJ Happy Ending
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The first black, gay president.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:04 | 4961826 fockewulf190
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I will gladly trade him a hamburger tomorrow for a resignation today.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:41 | 4961896 johngaltfla
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I disagree with the premise. He would declare war on one of the enemies of the state if pushed too hard:

 

The Only Enemy Obama will Declare War On
Wed, 07/16/2014 - 06:43 | 4961961 negative rates
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I would call it more like a burden after the congress got through shredding the constitution.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 08:28 | 4962117 InjectTheVenom
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What's a 'constitution' ? ? ;>)

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 08:10 | 4962080 Chuck Knoblauch
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president of what?

call me snake.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:47 | 4961711 Hugh G Rection
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Ahh what the hell.  POTUS is as much a ceremonial position as the Queen nowadays.  He can play 36 holes, blow cocks, and smoke crack everyday...His Zio handlers have the policy set already.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:56 | 4961868 zhandax
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Nice way of saying JP Morgue/Goldman stooge

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:32 | 4962006 eclectic syncretist
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http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nHqyw_KP19g

Brief summation of bo's presidency

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 06:59 | 4961975 ugmug
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Obama is Journalistic porn to the mainstream media. Reporters and editors dress Obama up in verbal lingerie and fantasize about having political sex with him on a golf course and in Air Force One.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 09:47 | 4962368 Cathartes Aura
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ZH threads are full of daily pre-occupations on

the figurehead's imagined sexual escapades.

 

working as intended.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:05 | 4961800 Wait What
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more like Richard III.

"Tell them that God bids us to do evil for good;
And thus I clothe my naked villany
With odd old ends stolen out of Holy Writ;
And seem a saint, when most I play the devil."

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 06:56 | 4961972 oudinot
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Actually, Richard III was not a bad man or King.  He was a brave warrior and had a solid , though brief tenure 1483-1485, as King. And he was not severely crippled as we have just now discovered finding his body about a year ago under a parking lot in England.  The 'crippleness' was  Tudor propaganda.

Why he is so maligned, like Shakespeare's quote above, is because when Henry VII beat him in battle and became the first Tudor King,  The Tudors, like Elizabeth I, liked to use propaganda against the Yorkists; Shakespeare was writting when Elizabeth was the monarch.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 08:17 | 4962094 Jumbotron
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So Shakespeare was a typical journalist.  Writing to please his master(s). 

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:29 | 4962526 A Nanny Moose
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"...finding his body about a year ago under a parking lot in England."

Mob hit.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:39 | 4961857 Quantum Nucleonics
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Does that cast Hillary in the role of Queen Mary?

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 09:49 | 4962377 GeezerGeek
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Barack Obama, Rennaissance Man. The transcendent President.

I guess I misunderstood him; I thought I heard him say his would be the most transparent administration ever. Or maybe TOTUS misled him and he really wanted to say "most transcendent administration". 

At any rate, he's clearly transcended the Constitution and the limits to power it includes.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:26 | 4962510 A Nanny Moose
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"does not believe he is subject to the will of the people."

Divine right of kings began to fail, because the mythology behind it began to fall apart. As fear of god waned, a new god-less strateeegery was required. Divine right of the Majority.

In reality, there is no "people", hence no will.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:09 | 4961735 Nick Jihad
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No, this is just the time-honored "It's not failure, if you didn't really try" gambit. Obama has given up.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:19 | 4961542 jeff montanye
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i want to know why the hell i have to wait until 2032 to vote for michelle. two terms for hillary and i reckon michelle's due.  because obama.  and, in the meantime, because clinton too. well at least because hillary.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:10 | 4961736 Nick Jihad
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Don't forget Chelsea.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 08:19 | 4962096 Jumbotron
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HA....a Chelsea / Moochelle matchup........Keeping the Hate Legacy between those two families should be REALLY fun to watch.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:04 | 4961910 Eahudimac
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Hillary or not, we will be forced to choose between a vagina and a neocon in 2016. My bets are on the vagina to win. After that we will have to choose between a cross dressing shemale and another neocon. Probably another Bush.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 08:14 | 4962089 Jumbotron
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Here's ya' choices ZeroHedgers !!!

Enjoy.....I'm out.

http://patdollard.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/o-JEB-BUSH-HILLARY-CLIN...

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 06:52 | 4961968 drendebe10
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"There aint nuthin uglier than an old white woman."  Fred Sanford 

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 09:53 | 4962397 Cathartes Aura
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but endlessly regurgitating the same tired old memes?

 

needle stuck in the mind grooves, dig that Pavlovian trench. . .

 

 

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 09:58 | 4962419 WillyGroper
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And I thought "ugly" was to the "bone".

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:40 | 4961893 Problem Is
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You tell'em Bernie...

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:57 | 4961493 NoDebt
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I always cut the guy some slack for being an idiot.  Just like I did for GWB.

He goes beyond incompetence and idiocy.  

He is the clear and present danger to the Republic.  He needs to be removed from office.  I could make the case on mental instability alone.  Throw all the unconstitutional actions on top and it's a duty, not a choice.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:29 | 4961565 jeff montanye
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honestly why cut him some slack, or gwb?

clinton was picturesquely, pyrotechnically bad.  impeached for lying about invitations to and actual blowjobs?  getting them while negotiating with the palestinians?  even a bad writer wouldn/t dare.

and taft, wilson, harding were impressively bad.  the historians always whip up on the ones before lincoln who didn't dare plunge the country into civil war (what fools they).

but, for my money, no one can touch the tagteam of gw bush and obama for worst presidents ever. that they are consecutive is likely not a good sign.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:13 | 4961742 Nick Jihad
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Sounds like you come from the school that says a good president is one that gets at least 50,000 american boys killed in a war.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:53 | 4961929 Jadr
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I hope that is sarcasm as his post said nothing of the sort.  He didn't state that the "good" presidents were those who were wartime presidents.  And he is correct that GWB and Obama are among the worst presidents this country has had.  They have both done more to destroy the constitution than probably any president since Lincoln.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 06:47 | 4961963 negative rates
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You both are wrong, it was Carter after lifting the 10% usury rate which had been in place for 2000 years. It was game on after that to reduce the lower classes to rubble.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:27 | 4962000 BigJim
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If Volker hadn't raised rates, the USD would have collapsed.

That is what the rocketing gold price signified; it was only 9 years since the US had come off the (kind of) gold standard of Bretton Woods; people thought the paper dollar was reverting to its intrinsic value. Once rates hit a level that other governments and investors thought compensated for inflation and default risk, they bought dollars again.

I'm sure there was a lot of back-room dealing and threats to help the buyers choose 'wisely', too. And they did; if you bought 10-year treasuries in 1981 at 15% you were laughing all the way to the bank.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:31 | 4962533 A Nanny Moose
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What Republik? It's not the man, it's the system. Government needs to be removed. Period.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:09 | 4961521 NoPension
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There is an old saying;
"A" students work for "B" students, and "B" students work for "C" students.

This is what happens when you put an "intellectual " in charge. They can't make a fucking decision if their life depended on it.
And I'm not selling the idea this guy is too bright. But I think he sure fancies the idea.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:49 | 4961618 Totentänzerlied
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Did you just call him an intellectual? ... and I thought I'd heard everything.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:41 | 4961700 InjectTheVenom
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He's about as much an 'intellectual' as I & my 3.5 incher am a porn star .....

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:30 | 4961847 Harbanger
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That makes the name Inject the venom extra funny dude.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:10 | 4961732 Serenity Now
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The way I've heard the saying is that A people hire A people, and B people hire C people.  It's a good saying.

And by the way, NoPension is saying that he's NOT intellectual.  

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:13 | 4961834 SilverRhino
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Go ahead and let the scumbag quit.   

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:37 | 4961891 Problem Is
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Stupider Than Bush, Stupider Than Ford
It doesn't get any stupider than this...

We expect the toilet paper of record, the worthless NYTimes, to quit printing propaganda drivel about this empty suit, useful idiot, Wall Street puppet LOSER, Obama Bin Lyin'.

This piece of shit is the worst we've ever seen. God only knows what idiot is lined up to top this moron...

-1 for you angel_of_joy

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:11 | 4961912 cavedigger
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It really doesn't matter, does it? Just like it wouldn't've mattered if we had elected Mitt R a couple of years bag. The modern crop of bought-and-paid-for shills will not and can not fix the budgets, destroy the Fed, and set us on the right track. It will take a big reset to find someone who will actually fix things. We just aren't there yet. It makes the whole election thing, apart from truly local elections, easy to ignore once you understand it just doesn't matter whom you vote for. Obama is no worse than any other clown who could have made it to that level nowadays. The same applies to 2016. It just doesn't matter yet who wins what. Nothing will get fixed yet because nothing truly broke hard enough.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 08:11 | 4962084 Jumbotron
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And if it breaks.....it's because the Powers That Be want it broken.  Even if this is not the case....only the Powers That Be are in a position to take advantage of the situation and mold it back into any shape that they want and any shape that benefits them.

Welcome to The Matrix.  Where Freedom is simply an illusion.  Welcome to Prison Planet.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 06:51 | 4961966 stant
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Chancy Gardener

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:01 | 4961977 drendebe10
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"The king has new clothes!  The king has new clothes!"

 

The simple truth is that this grossly dishonest incompetent corrupt arrogant narcissistic illegal indonesian kenyan alien muslim fudge packer in chief is too busy dividing the country against itself while luving its celebrity grand imperial golf lifestyle at the expense of the tax paying US citizens.

To call it a "statesman" is about as accurate as calling a cat turd rolled in kitty litter a piece of Almond Roca.  In addition, he has as about as much in common with American blacks as white people do with polar bears.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:02 | 4961979 Translational Lift
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This douche bag community organizer gives "black"faggots a bad name.................

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 08:08 | 4962076 Jumbotron
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That son of a bitch can ALWAY resign ANYTIME he wishes if he would like to join the Clnton Foundation $100,000 per Speech Club.....if he so much wants to be a stateman and pontificate to his heart's....and his wallet's content.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:36 | 4962721 PGR88
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The tone for this administration was set when he "won" the fake, bullshit "Nobel Peace Prize" two weeks into his reign.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 18:36 | 4970548 luftmensch
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Are you Angel of Joy or "joyful idiot"?

Obama is def not an idiot.  I think the "arrogant, disconnected, oligarch coddler" description though, is unfortunately, pretty accurate.

To me Obama's presidency really shows the limited power any President seems to have now.  Obama seemed to go from almos radical to mainstream within a few months of 1st being elected.  

A few senators can bought off so cheaply now to tip the scales and derail most any legisltation...

 

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:49 | 4961463 cynicalskeptic
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He's doing just as his masters wish..... not as if he has a real choice

 

Every Prez since Carter has been vetted by and beholden to our nation's dark side.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:08 | 4961522 Everybodys All ...
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If he is a coward that is not an excuse. If and I'd say that's a big if. I don't see any where he's not executing his plan for transforming this country. Those were his words. He spoke them and he owns this distributive train wreck.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:57 | 4961625 daveO
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It goes back to Lincoln(Greenbacks), at least.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:03 | 4961634 Cornfedbloodstool
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Massas.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:21 | 4961756 Nick Jihad
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Sheesh. Weren't you watching when the mainstream media created, elevated and elected Obama?  It doesn't get much more out in the open than that. Journalists emerge from universities with a hive mind, that causes them act as a single organism, just like a flock of birds flies as a unit with no single bird directing the group. It was all right there on ABC/CBS/CNN/NBC/NYT, with tingles running up legs and everything.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 08:10 | 4962082 youngman
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That is what is wierd with Obama....he was never vetted...his past was all hidden...he was picked for his skin color...that is all

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 08:15 | 4962090 overmedicatedun...
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perhaps he will run into a male prostitute with fentanyl laced skag, who will sip wine while he dies at his feet, one can hope.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 16:44 | 4964223 mkkby
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Don't get me wrong, I hate the f***er.  But he's still just doing a job, nights should be free to pursue one's own interests.  Why should anyone care if he likes late night drinking sessions with friends? 

I'd say this makes him more sane than someone who micromanages and can't trust subordinates to do their jobs.  Now let's get back to calling him a gay illegal immigrant who trashes the constitution at every opportunity.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:57 | 4961473 AccreditedEYE
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Turning the U.S. into a socialist haven like Europe, you can see why the Times writes like this. They love his policy, and the wealthy who read that rag love losses absorbed by the public.

Sadly, it's going to take a lot to start to turn things around. The best 1st step is breaking the printing press so reality can bite in a bit. Hope it's not too late!

Also, Times article does a great job illustrating how people of power all are connected and have little room for the smaller mind upstarts and unwashed small business owners. Gotta love the aristocracy, right?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:53 | 4961478 TeamDepends
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Face it America, Barry's a third-rate cabana boy, and you elected him twice!

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:58 | 4961497 90's Child
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Elected twice?

I'm sorry if you are still under the notion that we 'the citizens of Americka' elect presidents.

Serfs up

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:06 | 4961515 TeamDepends
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The first time, he certainly got more votes than McStain.  The second time, massive voter fraud got him past The Mormon.  That's entertainment!  (everyone on ZH knows he was SELECTED)

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:54 | 4961622 daveO
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Over 3 million less voters turned out for Romney/Ryan than for McCain(amnesty)/Palin(anti-establishment candidate). That's how bad a pick Rom(civil unions, gov. healthcare) and Ryan(amnesty) were. 

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:13 | 4961741 Serenity Now
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Yep.  I'm sure there is voter fraud, but it's also true that part of the conservative base refused to turn out for Romney.  If/when the Republican establishment runs another non-conservative in 2016, expect the Dems to win again.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:23 | 4961758 Nick Jihad
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Bush versus Clinton 2016: The nightmare will never end.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:35 | 4961772 you enjoy myself
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"but it's also true that part of the conservative base refused to turn out for Romney"

its also true that Philly, where most citizens either don't have a job or can't be bothered with an alarm clock, somehow voted 130% for O, turning a swing state blue.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:00 | 4961824 Serenity Now
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I know, that's why I said I'm sure there is voter fraud.  The Dems will do anything to elect a Dem.  The conservative base, however, won't do that for a Rep.  I was just pointing that out as a major reason why McCain and Romney lost.  Another major reason is that they both (inexplicably) fawned over Obama during their campaigns and debates.  I'm pretty sure McCain voted for Obama.  LOL.

As for Bush vs. Clinton (comment above yours), I assume you mean Hillary and Jeb.  While I would not put it past the idiots in the R establishment (ie, Karl Rove) to run Jeb, I don't think Hillary will be the D candidate.  Oh sure, she'll probably run, but she will ONCE AGAIN be thrown under the D bus.  They've done it to her forever.  Remember it was her TIME when Obama came out of nowhere and won.  This time it will probably be Elizabeth Warren.  

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:13 | 4961988 drendebe10
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"WHAT DIFFERENCE AT THIS POINT DOES IT MAKE!"  The ugly old white woman

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 09:58 | 4962414 Cathartes Aura
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twice in the same thread dude.

yer mind's working overtime. . .

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:53 | 4962048 fairmontobsever
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      That is a FALSE statement, and someone with minimal curiosity could easily verify the truth, which is that Romney received 1,000,000 more votes than McCain:

     ---  McCain 2008 = 59,948,283

    ---   Romney 2012 = 60,933,500

           --- Difference = 985,217 MORE for Romney

      I believe that the statement just repeated is a lie invented to (try to) discredit Christian conservatives, who (supposedly) "refused to vote for a Mormon" and are therefore "responsible for Obama". The reality is that not a single one of the conservatives I know refused to vote November 2012 (and voter turnout is EASILY checked on voter rolls, which are public record).

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:48 | 4961614 Totentänzerlied
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"I'm sorry if you are still under the notion that we 'the citizens of Americka' elect presidents."

The great thing is, you do. If you don't truly understand that, you don't understand anything at all. Check out the approval ratings charts and voter records. Someday you'll admit to yourself that yes, your fellow humans really are that hopeless.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:39 | 4961777 El Vaquero
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Why rig the elections when you can rig the candidates?  The only issue of any real importantance that the two parties differ on is gun control, and that's only because big money won't stop Republicans from getting canned if they vote for it.  Watch them bicker about how they're going to save social security this election without mentioning the giant pink fucking elephant in the room that is SS being completely and totally unsustainable.  Watch them bicker about the budget deficit when none of them are actually willing to really make the hard decisions on what programs/departments to cut.  Watch as we went from former Squid CEO, Hank Paulson being the treasury secretary to Timmah to Jack Lew, a former Citi muckety-muck, with no bankers getting prosecuted.  Remember Romney's warning about Russia?  Yeah, you think the gist of how Romney would be treating Russia is any different than Obama?  And lets not forget that McCain is a mentally broken war monger. 

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:17 | 4961881 Eahudimac
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Judging from my experience with the american people, even if the election was free and fair and totally devoid of fraud, he would have still won a second term. Not that it would have mattered. Shittens Romney would be in the same position.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:15 | 4961662 Cornfedbloodstool
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Toby good nigga massa

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:14 | 4961914 Offthebeach
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" A errand boy, sent by grocery clerks. "

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:53 | 4961480 lead salad
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How can you be weary when you don't do shit?.......

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:23 | 4961632 palmereldritch
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Cut him some slack.  Keeping that massive and narcissistic ego inflated with lies against a crushing reality that is beginning to undeniably surround his awareness is not easy

Edit: this one needs a sarc tag

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:26 | 4961760 Nick Jihad
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No, this is not sarcasm. Your comment is basically factual.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 20:22 | 4965104 palmereldritch
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My initial intent was without sarcasm because it was based on the idea that as self-absorbed as he is, he really does have a conscience deep down. But upon reflection after re-reading the article I began to think maybe this guy is in fact a total sociopath with a narcissist personality disorder and has no insight....Hence the edit and the sarc tag.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:54 | 4961481 Fred Hayek
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It's gotta be hell for the ny times. He's on team blue and he's half black. So they can't just call him lazy and disinterested even though he's, well, lazy and disinterested.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:28 | 4961763 Nick Jihad
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Hey, if George Zimmerman can become a "white Hispanic", perhaps Obama can become a "white African-American", and so fair game for criticism?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:54 | 4961483 Jahbulon
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It was such a touching portrayal......my eyes got all watery......

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:03 | 4961504 Gringo Viejo
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The first and last negro POTUS. You own it O.
You lived down to expectations.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:07 | 4961519 Da Yooper
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The first quota

 

has now managed to give quota's

 

an even worse rep than they had in the

 

first place

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:43 | 4961704 syntaxterror
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1/2 negroe

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:31 | 4962003 ShorTed
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Factually correct but conveniently ignored by himself. 

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:04 | 4961513 Freewheelin Franklin
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This sounds like a President who has simply given up. 

 

I have heard this from a few different sources from both left and right leaning outlets. 

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:18 | 4961538 Everybodys All ...
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The progressives will never give up their liberal social agendas and will easily send Obama overboard when the time is right in order to keep their dream alive. No way can they ever admit failure of their ideas and they will always find an excuse for their candidates.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:22 | 4961997 Stanley Lord
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Given up? That sounds like he has been trying to help us and nothing has worked- he is trying hard to screw us, he hates America, everything he does is to screw us, he gets energy from seeing America suffer. Everything he does is by design to hurt America, starve us, keep us down with high gas prices, run diseased kids in to make us sick, supports our enemies everywhere, menace every breath we take- why can't people see this?

He is not a Democrat.

He wants us on our knees so he can ram it down out throats.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:07 | 4961514 givenoquarter
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I have a difficult time imagining what on earth he could be discussing with a group of intellectuals, which he supposedly prefers to spend time with. 

From what little we know of his past and what little we have seen of his intellect or leadership, I can only imagine that intellectuals want him around as a token of some sort. The man can barely form a sentence on his own and his ability to think on his feet during actual discussion is excruciating to watch. I can't imagine he has much depth of understanding on much of anything. 

His brief time in politics, his brief time in college, his brief time as a community hack, his brief time doing everything without any real accomplishment through effort and hard work hardly makes for interesting dinner talk...

Maybe he can regale them with stories of the neato whizz-bang gadgets and secret squirrel stuff he gets to play with as the Prez... that must at least be good for a few hours of entertainment for the learned and accomplished that have to bear his presence. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:44 | 4961603 Omen IV
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he is promoting future board seats, consulting fees, speeches, equity participations by meeting guys who need visibility or ego reinforcement

he is a SCUM BAG from day one

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:20 | 4961755 Serenity Now
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Profit to earnings ratio?

CORPSEman?

I highly doubt there is ANY topic he can discuss, other than sports.  And I might even bet against that.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:17 | 4961992 drendebe10
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...every intellectual pronounces it "navy corpse-man" when reading it off the idiot bix in front of them...  yassir, a true intellectual 

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 09:25 | 4962261 Husk-Erzulie
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Well put.

I never got the intellectual bit either, nor why he is continually referred to as a "constitutional scholar".  I sincerely doubt the man has ever really cracked a book in his life.  I can't believe he has a deep understanding of any topic (besides maybe sports).  Completely fraudulent confection, like cake spun from cellulose fiber, xanthan gum, and high fructose corn syrup.  The perfect embodyment of the last days of New Babylon really, that is how he will be remembered... with contempt, and a sense of morbid amazment. 

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:07 | 4961518 bart12
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Obama is the best US President since Clinton :

1. Prevent economic depression

2. Reduce deficit

3. Maintain low interest rates

4. Create job

5. Provide Healthcare Insurance

6. Strengthen Education

7. Revive US economy

8. Peaceful -No new war started and ended the 2 wars started by the worst president Bush

9. Honest

10. Caring

11. Humble

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:09 | 4961524 suteibu
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Thanks for the chuckle.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 01:25 | 4961851 Chief Wonder Bread
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Yeah thanks. But I don't get why he should be bored. He's got all the grown-up toys any grown-up boy could wish for in their wildest imaginings. He can blow shit up and blow up whole wedding parties for a lark. He can get on a 747 and fly across the country on a whim to play golf with billionaires. If he gets the stink eye from some uppity four-star general, he can can that cracker on the spot. Now tell me how anybody could get bored with that kind of stroke? GWB loved every minute of it right up until the end. And you know Hillary would do the same. So there must be something wrong with this one...

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:14 | 4961535 NoPension
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Kinda sends a little tingle up your leg,huh?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:19 | 4961544 PeterLemonJello
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I'm actually sitting here in a hotel room for work, laughing my ass off, out loud, at this bullshit. Thanks for the laugh!  "4. Create job" - LMFAO, just one, single, uno

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:07 | 4961877 Eahudimac
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I hear they added a TSA airport security screener in Fresno. That must be the job.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:21 | 4961550 atthelake
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This is a joke, right. Damn! You guys need to say "sarc" when you're being wiity.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:22 | 4961552 Freedumb
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12. ????????????

13. PROFIT!

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:26 | 4961560 Freedumb
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14. Book deal

15. Sasha & Malia get $75k for each public speaking event

16. Americans eat dog food

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:04 | 4961728 TeamDepends
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17.  FLOTUS be a man, but not half the man Reggie be.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:35 | 4961582 Bossman1967
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Are you just plain stupid ! wake up moron . How about 7.5 trillon in debt. Bet you got some of it jerkoff

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:37 | 4961592 joego1
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11.1) Gracefully bends over for J.P. and the squid for daily reamings

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:18 | 4961668 ObamaDepression
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Jesus, talking about drinking the blue "Kool Aid".

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:14 | 4961709 socalbeach
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No doubt that Obama is the best US president since Bush Jr.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:25 | 4961759 Serenity Now
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LOL, I thought you might actually be serious until I read #11 (Humble).  Not even the biggest leftist would say that he is humble.  His arrogance is off the chart.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:47 | 4961782 El Vaquero
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IMO, this is Obama's theme song. But he doesn't realize it's comedy.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:11 | 4961830 Serenity Now
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Hahaha, that was great.  At least that guy was good looking, could sing, and could play guitar.  I'd take him over Obama any day!

"I can't wait to look in a mirror...."  LOL.  That's Obama all right.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:45 | 4961780 El Vaquero
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Well bart, I hope you forgot the sarc tag.  I really do.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:51 | 4961818 PoliticalRefuge...
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12. Humanitarian.

I wish I could have given you two greens for that list.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 08:06 | 4962069 Chuck Knoblauch
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Run Forrest, run!!!!!!!!!!!

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:10 | 4961525 db51
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The only event I am looking forward to is this Demonically possesed POS to be thrown in the Lake of Fire with Lucifer and the rest of his fallen angels.   Drappier Champaign won't quench that thrist.   Ever!   Hopefully, Bill, Hillary, Chelsea and all of Hollywood will be thrown in first for kindling.   Amen.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:31 | 4961769 Nick Jihad
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You sound like you expect to witness this personally. :-)

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:10 | 4961527 q99x2
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Why don't he just fucking quit. The world needs him like it needs another dancer.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:27 | 4961562 NoPension
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Biden?
But then on second thought, that moron is probably capable of making a yes or no decision without analysis paralysis. Probably get us all killed, but at least he'd do something.
I can't fucking believe I just made a case for Biden. The end is near.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:06 | 4961643 NoDebt
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I'd take my chances with Biden.  The Gerald Ford for the new generation.

Remember him?  Doesn't matter.  Nobody else does, either.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 09:35 | 4962311 Husk-Erzulie
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.

Remember him?  Doesn't matter.  Nobody else does, either.

Exactly, very trusted and connected deep stater.  Somewhat more puppeteer than puppet.  Remember something called the Warren Commission?

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:49 | 4961784 El Vaquero
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Case for Biden:  The foot-in-mouth comedy would keep us entertained for the next 2 1/2 years.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:21 | 4961995 drendebe10
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...at least biden is a US cituzen born in tge USA...

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:29 | 4961568 pupdog1
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Or mime.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:35 | 4961580 Harbanger
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No, he was scripted to be the World President.  They cheered and danced and were promised peace on earth.  The World needed him like they've always needed hard lessons to move FORWARD! Bitchez.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:12 | 4961530 Coletrane
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Fuck Him and His Angry Wookie too !

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:12 | 4961532 Tebow
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III

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:19 | 4961545 Treason Season
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Anybody that personalizes this presidency is wrong. Barry Soetero is a victim as much as any of us. This guy is a creature of a CIA labratories, a product of our inteliligence services. To condemn him without understanding and taking into account  his very mysterious background is either ignorant or misleading, ignorant in the ways of our state or misleading to cover for the real miscreants. 

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:47 | 4961612 suteibu
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Fuck that victim shit.  He is surrounded by a lot of people.  Were they all products of the CIA?  And the media, too?  This is a flat out assault on the basic concept of personal freedom by people pushing an agenda.  Same as always.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:08 | 4961649 NoDebt
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Even with understanding, I can still condemn.  Obama is worthy of condemnation.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:11 | 4961740 Harbanger
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How about condemning the entire leftist MOVEMENT.  No, we're too fucking brilliant to see ourselves.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:27 | 4961762 Serenity Now
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I condemn the entire leftist movement and anyone (on the left or the right!) that supports it, denies it, or makes excuses for it.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:13 | 4961833 Serenity Now
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Unfortunately, that's a LOT of people.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:20 | 4961547 disabledvet
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There was a little remembered but quite famous meeting in 1986 I believe in which behind President Reagan's back and without is knowledge a judgement was to be made for his capacity to hold office. (He had many powerful advisors around him...the economy was booming...he was just an actor after all.). It was probably one of the great one liners in all of presidential history...something along the lines of "I guess we're all here cuz we're not all there" type thing that showed both his command of "the facts" but also that he was "with it" in the sense that we're all still in the same boat as 1980...only better.

He had no idea what the real meaning of the meeting was thereafter...yet he was so "who he always was" (not acting at all) well, "the rest they say is history" and off to the sunset he rode.

I'm too far down on the totem pole to declare the President in the "Red Zone"...but between the dude with the horse head and the now the car thingy there is a point in time when "as leader of the free world" the job itself can become impossible to do.

No less than George Washington himself called being President "the worst job ever." Of course this hasn't stopped others from still wanting that god awful thing.

We'll see...but the reality of now might finally just be "too much."

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:45 | 4961606 daveO
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BHO was never up to the job. My mom once had a conversation with her mom, worrying about the government installing a black man as president. My grandma(a life long Dem) said she didn't need to worry, they'd be a lot of white men around to take care of him. I'm not making that up. That conversation came up after 'they' tried to kill Reagan in 1981. Grandma died in '91, so she doesn't have see the foolishness of her thinking. 

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 09:41 | 4962340 Husk-Erzulie
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Voted down for thoughtless reflection of an MSM implanted meme... "has the executive office become too much for just one man? Perhaps it's not really Zero's fault"  Excuse for massive incompetence and resume padding.

Fail.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:27 | 4961554 Bear
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"This sounds like a President who has simply given up" ... WTF ... it sounds like a low born man, who given every opportunity available in America, has chosen to enjoy life as opposed to serve in gratitude. In contrast to almost every other President who agonized over serious decisions, Obama is engaged in a series of opulent extravagances. Obama, who was first elected (nominated over Clinton), as the Great Uniter ('there are not blue states and red states ...'), only to neglect his duty and refuse to even consider the most minor of ideas put forth by the other side. The allusion to Louis XVI is apt ... I just hope Madame Defarge is not waiting in the wings.  

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:39 | 4961594 givenoquarter
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AMEN! Preach it brother! You nailed it. Up vote X 1,000,000

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:46 | 4961609 SmackDaddy
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haha, yeah bush is agonizing over his finger paintings http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLbAkr6XEeg

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:36 | 4961773 Karl Danneskjold
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Well said.

 

Can I get another Amen?!?!?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:25 | 4961559 QQQBall
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So where is The Wookie?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:27 | 4961561 pupdog1
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Ever hear Oboingo off-teleprompter? (Rare--this is carefully controlled.)

He's about as intellectual as the greasy rag in your tool shed.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:37 | 4961585 daveO
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Article by New York Times, chief propaganda bureau for the banksters. Worse still, the author probably believes some of her own garbage.

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