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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Former Obama Cheerleader Sees Through Rock Star President

Former Obama Cheerleader Sees Through Rock Star President

“The man who came to Washington on a wave of euphoria has had a presidency with all the joy of a root canal, dragged down by...his own inability to read America’s panic and its thirst for a strong leader.” - Former Obama Groupie, Maureen Dowd

By Guest Blogger, Abraxas

Wow, the woman is harsh!

Maureen Dowd - The woman who wrote that Joe Wilson’s “you lie” outburst was all about racism.

Maureen Dowd of the New York Times dumps on her former darling, Barack Hussein Obama, with a doo-doo that smells of the "hell hath no fury" kind.

Geesh, what is it about that skinny guy with the big ears that would make a female go faint for him in the first place?  From the beginning, he's never produced anything but nausea in me; a sensation that only got worse when it became suspiciously clear from his frequency of gay gyms in Chi-town that this guy enjoyed popping towels against the bare butts of guys more than pinching the fannies of females.

But I digress.  Dowd is on the warpath against the former love of her life - and, boy, is the broad bitter.  Just listen to the vitriol she scribbled against him a few days ago in the Times' Sunday section.

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“The man who came to Washington on a wave of euphoria has had a presidency with all the joy of a root canal, dragged down by...his own inability to read America’s panic and its thirst for a strong leader.  In an interview with Fareed Zakaria for this week’s Time cover story, the president is maddeningly naïve.  Asked about his cool, aloof style and his unproductive relationship with John Boehner, Obama replied: “You know, the truth is, actually, when it comes to Congress, the issue is not personal relationships.  My suspicion is that this whole critique has to do with the fact that I don’t go to a lot of Washington parties.  And as a consequence, the Washington press corps maybe just doesn’t feel like I’m in the mix enough with them, and they figure, well, if I’m not spending time with them, I must be cold and aloof.  The fact is, I’ve got a 13-year-old and 10-year-old daughter.”

The portrait of the first couple in Jodi Kantor’s new book, “The Obamas,” bristles with aggrievement and the rational president’s disdain for the irrational nature of politics, the press and Republicans.  Despite what his rivals say, the president and the first lady do believe in American exceptionalism — their own, and they feel over-assaulted and under-appreciated.  We disappointed them.

As Michelle said to Oprah in an interview she did with the president last May: “I always told the voters, the question isn’t whether Barack Obama is ready to be president.  The question is whether we’re ready.  And that continues to be the question we have to ask ourselves.”  They still believed, as their friend Valerie Jarrett once said, that Obama was “just too talented to do what ordinary people do.”

As Kantor reports, when the president met with Democratic members of Congress who had lost their seats in the midterms because of an incoherent White House economic and jobs strategy, he did not seem to comprehend the anxiety that had spawned the Tea Party, or feel any regret.  Jim Oberstar, who lost his long-held Minnesota perch, recalled Obama’s saying, “In the end, this is for the greater good of the country.”

Who knew, in the exuberance of 2008, that America was electing an introvert?  And that one who touched so many felt above the touchy-feely-gritty parts of politics?  Asked last week by Piers Morgan how he got on with Obama, Jimmy Carter — one of two living Democratic ex-presidents — replied, “We don’t really have any relationship.”  The Clintons have not been courted with dinners in the private residence either.  Kantor writes that the Obamas, feeling misunderstood, burrowed into “self-imposed exile” — a “bubble within the bubble” — with their small circle of Chicago friends, who reinforced the idea that “the American public just did not appreciate their exceptional leader.”  She reports that Marty Nesbitt indignantly told his fellow Obama pal Eric Whitaker that the president “could get 70 or 80 percent of the vote anywhere but the U.S.”

The Obamas, especially Michelle, have radiated the sense that Americans do not appreciate what they sacrifice by living in a gilded cage.  They’ve forgotten Rule No. 1 of politics: No one sheds tears for anyone lucky enough to live at the White House.  And after four or eight years of public service, you are assured membership in the 1 percent club.  The Obamas truly feel like victims.

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Yep, I think it's safe to say little Mo's leg has definitely stopped tingling for The Won.

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