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Is Barry Whiffing?
New York Times ^ | APRIL 29, 2014 | Maureen Dowd

Posted on 04/30/2014 8:21:17 AM PDT by Second Amendment First

Stop whining, Mr. President.

And stop whiffing.

Don’t whinge off the record with columnists and definitely don’t 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, it’s 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 don’t, then we’ve 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 don’t 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 it’s 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 don’t have.

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Three times in her current diatribe Mo Dowd in effect accuses Barry of being un-American!

“But that being said, you are the American president. And the American president should not perpetually use the word ‘eventually.’ And he should not set a tone of resignation with references to this being a relay race and say he’s willing to take ‘a quarter of a loaf or half a loaf,’ and muse that things may not come ‘to full fruition on your timetable.’

“An American president should never say, as you did to the New Yorker editor, David Remnick, about presidents through history: ‘We’re part of a long-running story. We just try to get our paragraph right.’

“Mr. President, I am just trying to get my paragraph right. You need to think bigger.

“An American president should never say, as you did Monday in Manila when you got frustrated in a press conference with the Philippine president: ‘You hit singles; you hit doubles. Every once in a while, we may be able to hit a home run.’”

Democrats and Mo Dowd wanted an Anti-American president and that is what they got! He is also obviously hiding being a non-American, IMO.

41 posted on 04/30/2014 6:31:41 PM PDT by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks:
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To: married21

Whiffing....will probably be banned speech in the future.

42 posted on 04/30/2014 6:51:01 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Heck Im old enough to remember when David Brock was a conservative

43 posted on 04/30/2014 7:08:28 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Seizethecarp; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

Another love-letter from Mo to her hero, Zero. Thanks Seizethecarp.

44 posted on 04/30/2014 11:22:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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Think 1948.

Branch Rickey brings Jackie Robinson up to play for the Dodgers. He's a fabulous ballplayer.

Think 2008. The Democrats bring up Barack Obama. He can't play worth a damn.

This is known as "Progress."

45 posted on 05/02/2014 6:39:07 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Hurrah for Jimmy Carter! He ain't the worst anymore.)
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To: Second Amendment First

The tide may actually be turning.

46 posted on 05/02/2014 7:46:50 AM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: bkopto

Thank you. As I scrolled down past 14 posts I was starting to worry that FR traditions were fading....

47 posted on 05/02/2014 7:49:38 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

Thanks! IMHO, until Dowd kicks it, the rules are in play, just as they were for Helen Thomas, until that unsavory beast assumed room temperature.

48 posted on 05/02/2014 8:45:08 AM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: VRWCarea51

Nancy boy...

49 posted on 05/02/2014 9:44:30 AM PDT by karnage
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