Skip to comments.President Barack Obama: whatever happened to hope? For many Obama has lost his air of can-do heroism
Posted on 11/04/2012 12:19:15 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
So Sandy arrived right in the last act, smashing and thrashing, killing and ripping. Has this latest tempestuous eruption, following the storms Beryl, Florence, Joyce and Nadine, been the deus ex machina or the deus ex Atlantic to settle one of Americas most extraordinary and bitterly fought presidential elections?
It won Obama a gold-plated endorsement from one of Americas most popular Republicans, the New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who fears that climate change is to blame; and an embrace from another admired Republican governor, Chris Christie of New Jersey.
But will the Sandy Effect really sway votes in swing states thousands of miles away? Obama has not had a good campaign. His hugs and his rousing words after the hurricane were one thing, but his low-energy, stumbling performance in the first presidential debate left supporters aghast and Mitt Romneys team suddenly emboldened.
It has been a savage campaign, and for good reason. Americas culture wars have never been angrier. The country remains mired in debt $16 trillion, up $6 trillion under Obama of which $1.4 trillion is owned by Americas new existential rival, China. The US Treasury says that the legal debt ceiling will be hit by the end of the year.
Jobs have been exported in huge numbers. The middle classes have been getting poorer for years. Only the super-rich have experienced a rise in real incomes...
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Within the article, the race card is played.
It furnished a test to Barack in which he largely failed to live up to his savior image to those who were up close and personal to it. It could be the wedge that helped turn New York state red. Not that Mitt could fundamentally do a lot better, but he wouldn’t raise unrealistic expectations.
Bloomberg is neither popular nor a Republican.
My grand pappy used to say that you could-
“hope in one hand and sh!t in the other and see which one
fills up faster”
Now after four years of Barry we have no hope and big piles of
Bloomberg is neither popular nor a Republican.
And Obama never had any “can-do” heroism. An “air”, perhaps,
but it was clearly a scam to anyone with a hint of analytical objectivity.
Coming down off Obamas Hopium sucks..
If Priebus had a pair, he would’ve kicked out this self-proclaimed Republican off the party.
Bloomberg's a Republican?
He ran as one at the beginning, IIRC.
I find that you are right: after a lifetime as a Democrat, Bloomberg became a Republican hoping to siphon off some of the popularity that had accrued to Rudi Giuliani, but when convenient, he dropped his Republican affiliation like a Sophomore drops a Saturday morning class. He toyed with bringing his nanny-state loving, global-warming-smarmed personality to the Presidential race as a Republican, but that notion was drowned in bitter tears after the unwashed rejected the jackass out of hand.
What’s interesting to Marr’s review of our presidential election finals in UK’s Telegraph is the references to the two Republican politicians.
Bloomberg is hardly considered “popular” or even being a “republican” in the lowest case with Republicans particularly in the conservative wing. Both Bloomberg and Christi are being ridiculed or even excoriated because of their catering to the disaster known as Sandybama.
But it demonstrates the influence our media has overseas on others when they offer their evaluation and report on the American scene. They’re beginning to learn when using such publications as the New York Times or most of the major news outlets as references they’re getting a skewed outlook and eventually will hopefully discard using them as such.
This was a very interesting read.
After reading it in full (and allowing for his “moderate” beliefs and misunderstanding of America and Americans) I believe this man is sincere in his assessment. When taken together, this isn’t at all good for Obama.
Barack Hussein Obama was never “can-do” - he was and is only “can-talk.” His whole life has been a preparation in ‘talking’.
Unfortunately, no one ever gave him the inspiration and work ethic to do anything about the talk except blame someone else when the outcome (certain) is bad.
He rolled into office on a wave euphoria founded in liberal ideology (hope, change, feelings) and misplaced white guilt, and he will be rolled out of office in a Tsunami of voter rejection Tuesday.
With him, he takes the tattered remains of what some used to call ‘beyond race’ and relegates that dream to some point far down the line, if ever.
Although this is rather damning of Obamugabe, Europeans still don’t get it. I did find this funny:
“...although the President is formidably intelligent, he may over-rely on it... He is an extremely solitary man. He is the most introverted president we have seen in the United States for decades... Barack Obama sits alone in his presidential study, up in the White House, for hours at night, writing and thinking and looking at memos and processing.
Yeah, right. My guess is, he’s of very average intelligence. Instead of reading memo’s and writing, he is more likely spending “quality time” with Reggie Love.
I believe Bloomy ran as an independent last time. No longer a Republican.
It continues to amaze and confound me how such an amazing proportion of American citizens could not see right through this little snake. And many still can't.
Right. The “intellectual” Obama is another fantasy.
It shows how far Britain is mired in delusion that the Telegraph is what passes for that country’s most conservative newspaper.
***Within the article, the race card is played.***
Typical British biased liberal press. My sweet, naive Brit sister finally understands how she has been brainwashed by the BBC and UK’s newspaper pablum.
When BO was ‘elected’ and I didn’t share her admiration - she accused me of being a ‘racist’!!!!!! Her eyes are finally open.