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PRUDEN: When Obama mails it in
The Washington Times ^ | 26 July 2013 | Wes Pruden

Posted on 07/26/2013 5:59:26 AM PDT by COBOL2Java

Barack Obama is bored. You can see it in his demeanor and in his face, the way anticipation becomes melancholy. Most of all you can hear it in his voice when he steps up to make the speech that once sent audiences into frenzy. He’s mailing it in (with postage due).

Being a messiah, a rock star, the Pied Piper of Hamelin, is of course hard work. Maybe we should cut the guy a break. You can’t be Mick Jagger or Kanye West every day.

The president went to Illinois this week to make a speech about the economy and jobs that the White House hyped as something to remind everyone of William Jennings Bryan (“Cross of Gold”) or at least Winston Churchill (“we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills”). What everyone got was a speech to put Michelle to sleep. The president himself seemed to be dozing between the words 10 minutes into the speech.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; pruden

1 posted on 07/26/2013 5:59:26 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
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To: COBOL2Java

.. with postage due, no less.


2 posted on 07/26/2013 6:02:36 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: COBOL2Java

held forth for hours while their poor cheerleaders had to clap and nod


3 posted on 07/26/2013 6:03:13 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: COBOL2Java

He’d rather be at the bathhouse with his boyfriend Reggie Love.


4 posted on 07/26/2013 6:03:19 AM PDT by twister881
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To: COBOL2Java

“Being a messiah, a rock star, the Pied Piper of Hamelin,”

Hamelin? Did they misspell Harlem???


5 posted on 07/26/2013 6:04:28 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: COBOL2Java

This is a two-speed president. You have the guy who is charged up for campaign speeches and peppy while in campaign mode. Then there’s the second speed where the guy is like the number nine player on a NBA team....sitting mostly and watching.

He’s never run a business or an operation that was absolutely dependent on a decision process. He’s mostly set to automatic with his chief of staff and top-level team making the daily decisions for him and he’s there to ‘look’ like a president.

I wouldn’t be counting on any 4-star speeches for the rest of the four-year period. There’ll be five or six theme speeches yet to go, but none mean anything. If you had to say this was in lame-duck status so early in the fifth year....you’d be shocked.


6 posted on 07/26/2013 6:06:59 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: yldstrk

Watching him doing his act on the news, before I could change the channel, I said to my wife it looks like a minstrel show of old. Between waving his arms and moving his head side to side between the two teleprompters I figured he would be ready for neck nerve repair. Alas not to happen to Mr. Bobblehead.


7 posted on 07/26/2013 6:07:14 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: COBOL2Java

Don’t worry. He will be helping the economy. Of course it will be the economy of Martha’s Vineyard where he and his family will be spending lots of taxpayer money next month. Where will you be when he is doing that?


8 posted on 07/26/2013 6:08:34 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: COBOL2Java
The only good thing about having 1200 days of this clown is there's that much time to watch him continue to make a complete fool of himself on the world stage.
9 posted on 07/26/2013 6:08:55 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: COBOL2Java

Obama is in full Castro mode. How long until we are subjected to mandatory viewing of all day Sunday speeches touting the glory of the peoples revolution?


10 posted on 07/26/2013 6:16:39 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: COBOL2Java

I keep going back to the lady who took over from Barry as editor of the Harvard Law Review, who has said in interviews (very diplomatically) that her job was extremely tough cause Barry had not done jack the whole preceding year.


11 posted on 07/26/2013 6:17:19 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: skeeter

“The only good thing about having 1200 days of this clown is there’s that much time to watch him continue to make a complete fool of himself on the world stage.”

And if he does, few in the media will acknowledge it. Ask any Democrat and you’ll find it’s still Bush’s fault.

It’s possible President Hillary Clinton will make us wish for the good old Obama days.


12 posted on 07/26/2013 6:18:13 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Nearly every time the WH hypes in advance one of his speeches, he seems to fall flat in the delivery and/or content.

No worries, however, as the Media, on cue, praises it as the greatest speech of all time.


13 posted on 07/26/2013 6:18:58 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: COBOL2Java

He isn’t bored... he is in way over his head... which is filled by a vacuum.

LLS


14 posted on 07/26/2013 6:21:39 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: brownsfan

It is not POSSIBLE that Evita will make us nostalgic for the old “O” days...it is GUARANTEED!

Evita is completely inimical to the US and in the thesarus under ‘naked ambition’... they put HER picture ... just in case you can’t read!


15 posted on 07/26/2013 6:21:47 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: Mouton

Should be Hyde Park


16 posted on 07/26/2013 6:22:01 AM PDT by mkboyce
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To: COBOL2Java

So what?

His minions are pushing his agenda as forcefully as ever. If he were to resign tomorrow nothing would slow our plummeting into the abyss, except our own efforts.


17 posted on 07/26/2013 6:24:15 AM PDT by Piranha (Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have - Saul Alinsky)
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To: SMARTY
Evita is completely inimical to the US and in the thesarus under ‘naked ambition’... they put HER picture ... just in case you can’t read!

Oh Lord, please don't put "naked" and any semblance of "She who shall not be named" in the same sentence!

18 posted on 07/26/2013 6:29:09 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

Sorry!


19 posted on 07/26/2013 6:30:03 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: brownsfan

Hillary’s poll numbers in California yesterday were truly shocking — she polled 65% and a couple of Republican names in the low 40s or 30s. I am very afraid you are right. Twelve or sixteen years of communism will completely doom us.


20 posted on 07/26/2013 6:40:54 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: COBOL2Java

President Jarrett Leading From Behind


21 posted on 07/26/2013 6:43:04 AM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: TomGuy
No worries, however, as the Media, on cue, praises it as the greatest speech of all time.

Obama: Reporters tell me my ideas are 'great'

Warning: Better down a stiff jolt of whiskey before reading!

22 posted on 07/26/2013 6:44:23 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“Hillary’s poll numbers in California yesterday were truly shocking — she polled 65% and a couple of Republican names in the low 40s or 30s. I am very afraid you are right. Twelve or sixteen years of communism will completely doom us.”

You don’t have to be a fortune teller, you only have to be objective. The media has dropped any pretense of objectivity. They will push hard for Hillary. The public has degenerated into a stupid, uninterested mass much faster than I would have ever imagined. And the GOP... well, you know.

3 years is a lifetime in politics, but as it stands now, in spite of Benghazi, her overall terrible record, and her lies, Hillary is the prohibitive favorite.


23 posted on 07/26/2013 6:51:58 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: COBOL2Java

When is Pruden going to write the editorial telling America to arrest this treasonous mutant and put him in jail. Forget the cutting this POS a break........


24 posted on 07/26/2013 7:19:30 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: pepsionice
This is a two-speed president.

That is usually spelled Cocaine.

25 posted on 07/26/2013 7:23:42 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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