Obama is imploding. The first Affirmative Action President, and the second "Black President" (Clinton claims he was the first) is simply not up to the job. Not disciplined enough to take questions, not focused enough to drive the press conference (and not let Clinton take over), not smart enough to re-assure House/Senate liberals that "triangulating" is not on the agenda, but simple survival accommodation is required. As Hot Air wondered, what's next? Dick Morris at the podium, replacing Robert Gibbs.
Obama wanted to be President to do three things: The first was party, party, party. The second was give big, self-important speeches about how important, he, Obama really was to history. The third was to punish "wicked" America for being too White and Western, and weakening it and his own office of the Presidency. While he has accomplished all of these objectives, Obama lacks the intelligence to see the danger to himself, his party, and the whole Affirmative Action superstructure. By bringing home to everyone (including property owning Asians, Blacks, and Hispanics "stuck" in America like Donald Trump and the local landlord alike) but particularly Whites, the dual incompetence and malevolence of the Affirmative Action class in action, Obama has guaranteed that there will be serious efforts eventually to impeach and convict him.
Yes, Ralph Nader says he just might oppose Obama in 2012. Nancy Pelosi, and her House caucus have told Obama to "F Off" in just those explicit words. [We are all adults here, but Google has terms of service requiring at least a minimal effort to rein in the obscenities.] Obama looks weak already, unable to deliver the Dems as leader of his own party, to a deal he himself endorsed. Indeed, his reflexive hard-left denouncing of his own deal and the "hostage taking" by Republicans on not raising taxes for those making more than $200,000 a year made the House revolt of the uber-liberal "Gentry Liberal" Dems a foregone conclusion. While alienating any and all Republican help in making further concessions on this or any other deal down the road. For what? Making deals he does not like politically, as part of being President.
It was more than bad politics. It was total immaturity, from a man well into middle age. It was the sort of thing found among Black rap stars, spoiled athletes, and other coddled people when confronted by reality. It was akin to Albert Haynesworth being unable to make weight and perform for his massive contract for the Washington Redskins, or Vince Young of the Tennessee Titans throwing his shoulder pads into the stands after being booed, and wanting to fight physically with his coach, Jeff Fisher. This has not gone un-noticed.
But Obama's latest stunt is going to cost him, big, down the road. People will remember.
Walking away from the Presidential Podium and Press Conference, and handing over both to Bill Clinton, because he was bored and wanted to go to a party, is the mark of a man to pathetically lazy to do the scut work that the Presidency requires. At a time when Americans demand their President do what he has to in order to keep their taxes from rising, right around the holidays, Obama is too lazy. He has to go to a party. Rather than defend his tax deal and make it happen. He's turned it over to Clinton, like he turned his own domestic policy over to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, while he did the three things that were important to him.
- Party, Party, Party.
- Give big speeches about how important he is to History.
- Punish "Wicked" White America for being "too White" and diminishing America's power and that of the Presidency itself.
If rapper P-Diddy was President, you'd not find any significant differences in objectives. Obama perhaps is America's First (and likely last) Rap President.
Obama is constantly called "smart" and even "brilliant" in the media because as a Black man, he can avoid sounding like Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton, or Louis Farrakhan. That's a low bar. In reality, he is a man of average, at best, IQ. Too stupid and self-engaged in self-love to realize his own danger. Bill Clinton was at least smart enough to be afraid, eventually, and come up with a plan to pump wealth into middle class America so he could keep his Presidency. Though even Clinton was fairly dumb, risking the Presidency for what, oral sex from Monica Lewinsky. A face (and body) incapable of launching not just a thousand ships, but a rubber ducky in a bath-tub.
Obama just showed, unmistakably, in a way that cannot be denied, spun, or postured, how little he cares about the Presidency and America. When the nation counts upon to keep his own tax deal in place, he turns over everything to Clinton (who in turn hates him for playing the race card against him) and walks out to go to a party.
Vince Young is not going to play another down for the Tennessee Titans, in all probability. Rap artists can get away with that posturing, their White male teen audience eats it up as a the only model of aggressive masculine behavior "allowed" for them to consume. In athletics however, the only sin one can not come back from is "quitting." Quitting on a team, quitting on an effort, quitting on playing.
Obama just quit on the Presidency. To go to a party.
Not only has he lost much of his liberal base, he's lost most of America through one stupid act. When, not if, he faces impeachment, it is highly likely that his quitting on the job will persuade wavering Senators that he deserves to be sent out to an endless party. So that a caretaker President can succeed the job, until the elections of 2012.
This is remarkable. I cannot stress how big this action is. Obama just walked out on the Presidency. Like a bored, stupid, and spoiled Rap star.