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The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House
American Thinker ^ | May 14, 2012 | Ed Lasky

Posted on 05/14/2012 1:15:20 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome

As all of America knows by now, Obama has aggressively sought to "fundamentally transform" America -- one of the few promises he has kept from the days of 2008. Five trillion dollars of borrowing, ObamaCare passed over the objections of the majority of Americans through legislative legerdemain and special deals made with resistant politicians, failed stimulus, green programs failing left and right as taxpayers are left holding the bag, a recovery that is the most anemic on record, an America that has been sundered by the man who promises to unite us, America weaker abroad and at home -- yes, America has been fundamentally transformed. Mission Accomplished.

But how and why did Obama succeed in such a catastrophic way? That is the question that Klein successfully answers in his extremely readable and enjoyable book, with enough spicy details to satisfy the craving of anyone interested in how President Obama and those closest to him have driven us to the condition we find ourselves in as we approach November.

One of the motifs that runs throughout the book is Barack Obama's sheer level of incompetency. He has the fatal conceit of many politicians: an overweening ego. That may be a prerequisite for politicians and leaders, but when it is unleavened by a willingness to consider the views of others, it becomes a fatal conceit. And Obama has that trait in abundance.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; amateur; corruption; elections; obama

1 posted on 05/14/2012 1:15:37 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome
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To: null and void
For an amateur, he sure is succeeding wildly in "fundamentally transforming" America.

Should've checked this one under conspiracy, too. It surely takes a massive one to have installed and kept this turd afloat.

2 posted on 05/14/2012 1:24:47 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Obama is a POST TURTLE...he’s put in a place that is above both his means of achievement and his (paid for by outside sources) training. He cannot tell his own “story” without a teleprompter at hand. There is a puppet master at work who has groomed this dupe (communist mole) from day 1...His wife, kids, background are are created for the narrative. Bank on it!


3 posted on 05/14/2012 1:25:47 AM PDT by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Obama is a POST TURTLE...he’s put in a place that is above both his means of achievement and his (paid for by outside sources) training. He cannot tell his own “story” without a teleprompter at hand. There is a puppet master at work who has groomed this dupe (communist mole) from day 1...His wife, kids, background are are created for the narrative. Bank on it!


4 posted on 05/14/2012 1:25:55 AM PDT by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: RasterMaster
"His wife, kids, background are are entire life story has been created for the narrative."

The truth is not in him/them. God save those poor kids from the the evil miasma they've been brought into with no say-so.

5 posted on 05/14/2012 1:52:15 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: RasterMaster

Exactly


6 posted on 05/14/2012 1:56:58 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Not to mention the positioning of Russian spies in US Govt, and on the State level.


7 posted on 05/14/2012 2:01:03 AM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Amateur Night at the Apollo.


8 posted on 05/14/2012 2:01:44 AM PDT by Ranald S. MacKenzie (It's the philosophy, stupid.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
Klein's book could serve as a roadmap for Republicans. ____________________________________________________________

There you go. That's the key. The GOP needs to spend the money to get that book into the hands of every State GOP Chairman in America and State Chairmen need to get the book into the hands of every GOP County Chairman in their respective States. This should be talked up in the work place. Exceprts of this book should be going viral on the internet and printed in daily parts by daily newspapers. And, some of this material should come back to bite Obama in the Debates. THIS IS A GOLD MINE FOR THE GOP THIS YEAR.
9 posted on 05/14/2012 2:22:30 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
If a tree fall in the forest and the Obamamedia don't report it, does it make a noise?

no

But the New Media are gaining.

10 posted on 05/14/2012 2:34:30 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Barney and Barry sittin' ina tree...")
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

I cannot wait until the Obama disaster is snuffed out into the ashtray of history.


11 posted on 05/14/2012 2:38:19 AM PDT by Bullish
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
God save those poor kids from the the evil miasma they've been brought into with no say-so.

Collateral damage.

12 posted on 05/14/2012 2:39:53 AM PDT by Misterioso (I voted Republican all my life and all I got was a communist for president.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

The pantload presidency brought to you by the party that doesn’t know it’s own ass from a hole in the ground.


13 posted on 05/14/2012 2:45:56 AM PDT by Bullish
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To: Bullish

Democrats have backed him every inch of the way.

Supposed intelligent human beings have given up their individuality and common sense in the desperate yearning to join the Borg.

All we need to stop this degrading of America is for Congress to start thinking for themselves and voting for what is right./

It aint going to happen, they are too comfortable sitting in the middle of ther small fiefdom offices and going along to get along.


14 posted on 05/14/2012 3:53:40 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

I doubt many Obama supporters will desert The Great Spreader because of this book. They are the leftists they’ve been waiting for. He is the leftist they’ve been waiting. The Anointed One.


15 posted on 05/14/2012 3:54:52 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

The “Obama supporters” are not the target -— the independents who voted for him in 2008 are.


16 posted on 05/14/2012 4:21:07 AM PDT by Walrus (Barack Obama --- fomenting race wars since 2008)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
It's one thing to be incompetent, yet another to be incompetent and arrogant at once. This book may be entirely anecdotal, but it mirrors feelings that had already crystallized for many, and with anger being the operative emotion, could change votes for people looking to place blame. And that's no longer just Republicans.

Landslide.

17 posted on 05/14/2012 4:25:28 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

“...his agenda is to impose a vast redistribution scheme upon America that has worked so well in the decaying and disintegrating European Union.”

This is exactly the case but it cannot possibly be news to anyone who has been honest with him/herself about “O” the candidate or “O” the President.

No surprise here... except that ANYONE remains surprised!!


18 posted on 05/14/2012 4:26:51 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
As all of America knows by now, Obama has aggressively sought to "fundamentally transform" America -- one of the few promises he has kept from the days of 2008. Five trillion dollars of borrowing, ObamaCare passed over the objections of the majority of Americans through legislative legerdemain and special deals made with resistant politicians, failed stimulus, green programs failing left and right as taxpayers are left holding the bag, a recovery that is the most anemic on record, an America that has been sundered by the man who promises to unite us, America weaker abroad and at home -- yes, America has been fundamentally transformed. Mission Accomplished.

Bears repeating every day until election day.

19 posted on 05/14/2012 4:56:53 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

But how and why did Obama succeed in such a catastrophic way?

Did Soros give an or else to the dems like don’t expect any backing $$$ ?.


20 posted on 05/14/2012 5:10:46 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

21 posted on 05/14/2012 5:46:58 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

I think... that he may not have fundamentally transformed America. It feels that way now, but it will take a generation to see if we are fundamentally transformed. One could also say that he has created great problems for America. Problems that can be resolved with the spirit of 9-11. Problems such as those that faced our forefathers—that can’t be flushed down the memory hole—we must act with the boldness of the men of days of old. The Russians and the Balkans were crushed under the iron communist heel for 75 years before it expired. One could suppose that we have been suffering the same fate, but we never knew it fully until now - and we too must suffer the same sort of crash, to some degree or another.


22 posted on 05/14/2012 5:55:49 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

baraq is nothing but the front man for the CPUSA operatives who run the dimrat party.

He admitted as much. Something like he was going to be the idea guy and leave the running of the country to people who work for him.

His speeches are written for him.
His speeches are spelled out for him on the teleprompter.
Everything he does is choreographed and staged.

He and biden are window dressing to hide the actions being taken to destroy our country.


23 posted on 05/14/2012 7:28:01 AM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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To: IbJensen

Director of African-American Media? WTF?

Deputy Director of Scheduling? Really? An assistant to an assistant who write a schedule?


24 posted on 05/14/2012 8:31:19 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
He wonders if Republicans are up to the task of pointing out to the public the truth about Obama's agenda, given the overwhelming media bias in favor of Barack Obama.

Well, if we had been lucky enough to have Sarah, Bachman, Cain, Perry, and especially Newt (not sure about Santorum) we would not be worrying about whether any of them would be timid about taking the gloves off and showing Dear Leader to be the Narcissistic, FASCIST, Hate-Captialism/America, Neo-Commie, failure that he is.

Sadly, as it appears we are going to be saddled with a McPain/Boosh-lite wuss and RINO (Mittens) I don't hold out much hope for a down and dirty, no holds barred, campaign.

After all, he has repeated (how many times?) that O'Bummer is a "Nice Guy?"

Bullsheet!

He is the most corrupt, eeeevil, despicable, dangerous, person ever to occupy the Oval Office and reason NO. 1 why EVERYONE should do whatever we have to, to insure he does not get another 4 years to do any more damage than he has done already.

Oh, and don't look to any of our spineless, wuss, Congress-Critters to take to the airwaves and point out all of O'Bozzo's flaws and shortcomings as they are all afraid of their own shadows as welll as the Lame Stream Media.

25 posted on 05/14/2012 9:08:41 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: wayoverontheright
"Landslide."

It should be, but we'll see.

"It's not the people who vote that count. It's the people who count the votes."
Attributed to Josef Stalin

26 posted on 05/14/2012 3:37:37 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Texas resident
His speeches are written for him.
His speeches are spelled out for him on the teleprompter.
Everything he does is choreographed and staged.

FORWARD!

27 posted on 05/14/2012 3:45:42 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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