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Raindrops wash away reeling Os fake veneer
NY ^ | May 17, 2013 | Michael Goodwin

Posted on 05/17/2013 6:05:39 AM PDT by COUNTrecount

Watching President Obama trying to dodge raindrops and responsibility yesterday reminded me of the moment when Dorothy pulls back the curtain and discovers that the Wizard of Oz is “just a man.” Stripped of his spell of mystery and power, the wizard is worse than mortal. He’s a fake.

So it was with Obama in the Rose Garden. His performance was tired and trite, ordinary to the point of dull. His veneer of passion was so transparent that you could see him trying to summon his old-time magic by pushing the buttons and pulling the levers that got him out of tight spots before. “Folks” and “I” and “me” and “my” — stop!

The magic is gone, his act thin enough to say, as he recently did about Benghazi, that “there’s no there there.”

Standing under an umbrella held by a Marine, Obama looked simultaneously imperious and small, no match for the rising tide of scandals swamping his presidency. At a moment that demanded genuine resolve, his answers were evasive, especially about whether he knew the IRS was politically profiling conservative groups. His response, that “I can assure you that I certainly did not know anything about the [inspector general] report,” wasn’t even an artful dodge.

Serious trouble could be ahead if the president can’t give a straight answer to “What did you know and when did you know it?”

Similarly, his attempt to duck the Benghazi fallout by suggesting that Congress didn’t commit enough money for security, was, like his earlier bids to escape responsibility for the attack, preposterous and misleading.

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1 posted on 05/17/2013 6:05:39 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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Arrogant prick, what they couldn’t use the portico?


2 posted on 05/17/2013 6:09:07 AM PDT by novascotianative
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To: COUNTrecount

he is truly ridiculous


3 posted on 05/17/2013 6:10:21 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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Zero's Legacy


4 posted on 05/17/2013 6:10:37 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Cellmates


5 posted on 05/17/2013 6:11:37 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Marines sure look “embaressed” bigtime.


6 posted on 05/17/2013 6:11:39 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: COUNTrecount

That image absolutely infuriates me!


7 posted on 05/17/2013 6:14:36 AM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: COUNTrecount

You know, when I see the angle with the press sitting there uncovered in the rain, I’m reminded what an arrogant a-hole 0 is. How his useful idiots in the media continue to worship him I’ll never know.


8 posted on 05/17/2013 6:14:53 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
What a juxtaposition. Two Marines holding umbrellas over two muslims, instead of two Marines holding two muslims for interrogation.

We live in an alternative universe.

5.56mm

9 posted on 05/17/2013 6:22:25 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: COUNTrecount
What business was conducted with the Turkey guy?

Is Bammy still supplying the Muzzie Bros. and Al Qaeda with arms for their Jihad and Caliphate development?

10 posted on 05/17/2013 6:24:46 AM PDT by Paladin2
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Can you imagine the utter disgusting feeling of having this turd touch you while at your post. Equate this to laying hands on one of the Windsor Palace guards.


11 posted on 05/17/2013 6:31:25 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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If it rained any harder we might have seen

12 posted on 05/17/2013 6:33:53 AM PDT by McGruff (It's not the crime it's the cover-up someone once said.)
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In the current context this, while embarassing, is not a big deal. However, it occurs to me that he has staff who could do this or Secret Service or White House uniformed police. He really didn’t nee a brace of Marines in dress blues.


13 posted on 05/17/2013 6:36:38 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: COUNTrecount
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14 posted on 05/17/2013 6:42:55 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: novascotianative

> Arrogant prick, what they couldn’t use the portico?

You and I and everyone else ere in the forum that the NSA monitors knows why. It’s about displaying power. He made the manliest of men, a Marine, hold an umbrella for him in the rain. It goes right along with his Black Liiberation Theology which taught him to get even with the white race at every chance. This is no surprise. His arrogance knows no bounds.


15 posted on 05/17/2013 6:44:20 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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> Marines sure look “embaressed” bigtime.

There is no shame in what they did if it were for a respectful president because they would be following orders given to them by the highest ranking official in the United States, however this turd in chief deserves to rained on.


16 posted on 05/17/2013 6:48:13 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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He really didn’t nee a brace of Marines in dress blues.

It's all about OPTICS..... they look so much better than Styrofoam columns.

17 posted on 05/17/2013 6:48:21 AM PDT by Roccus
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Is Michael Goodwin considered a conservative?


18 posted on 05/17/2013 6:51:55 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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So Master Barry....“What did you know and when did you know it?”

And Scrivener....make a note to the Chief Jailer to prepare accommodation for Mr Barry

19 posted on 05/17/2013 6:53:52 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

and yet the audience did not require umbrellas.


20 posted on 05/17/2013 6:57:20 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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