Skip to comments.Is Barry Whiffing?
Posted on 04/30/2014 8:21:17 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
Stop whining, Mr. President.
And stop whiffing.
Dont whinge off the record with columnists and definitely dont do it at a press conference with another world leader. It is disorienting to everybody, here at home and around the world.
I empathize with you about being thin-skinned. When you hate being criticized, its hard to take a giant steaming plate of you stink every day, coming from all sides. But you convey the sense that any difference on substance is lèse-majesté.
You simply proclaim what you believe as though you know it to be absolutely true, hoping we recognize the truth of it, and, if we dont, then weve disappointed you again.
Even some of the chatterers who used to be in your corner now make derogatory remarks about your manhood. And that, I know, really gets under your skin because you think they just dont get your style of coolly keeping your cards to yourself while you play the long game. Besides, how short memories are. You were the Ice Man who ordered up the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.
I also appreciate the fact that its harder for you than it was for J.F.K., W. and all those other pols who had their rich daddies and their rich daddies rich friends to buy anything they needed and connect them up and smooth the way for them. That gives them a certain nonchalance in the face of opprobrium and difficulty, a luxury that those who propel themselves to the top on their own dont have.
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Thanks for posting the link, Buckeye, but I was referring to David Brooks of the NYTimes.
Every word Obama utters is ‘whiffing’.
did he actually have any kind of agenda to accomplish on this Asia trip....other than eating sushi?
Thank you for setting the record straight.
I don’t read the Times obviously.
I just write “treason” on the offer and send it
back to them in their prepaid envelope.
So has the Rest of the American Public!
Consider: right or wrong, agree or disagree, Silver went all out with the sanctions on the hapless Sterling, to the max of the commissioner's ability. Compare this with Øbama's de minimis "sanctions" against a handful of Russians. Does MoDo want to have us thinking Barry to Adam as MoDo to CZJ?
Barry is more into hitting Glory Holes...
If you will recall, Brooks wrote a column in late 2007 or early 2008, extolling the greatness of Obama, to include admiring the crease in his pants.
I keep staring at her .... uh.... vaccination!
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Whiffing...? You swung big time and only got air.
Yes, Obama is whiffing.
Maureen Dowd is the typical liberal reporter. She works to elect liberals, and then reaps the benefits by reporting on the resulting inept government. She only cares about herself.
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That’s David Brock. David Brooks is a “conservative.”
Et tu MoDo?