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Will Obama Ever Toughen UP??

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posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 08:01 AM
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The man is a wimp. Plain and Simple. Instead of making attempts to ease the tension, he insists on fanning the flames. Better yet, the man needs to learn to just ignore his critics. It comes with the job. Bush got pretty good at that.

This is what happens when you hire a guy with no management/leadership experience in the private sector. He has never had the opportunity to develop a thick skin against criticism. Anyone in a business leadership role can attest to that. You can never be friends with the people you manage.

This game play is getting old and I don't think I can stand 3 more years of cry baby Obama. The critics aren't going away unless Obama makes them disappear and I wouldn't be surprised if he tries. ie. Fairness Doctrine revival...


President Barack Obama said that while he never bought into the overly nice things people said about him after his election, he didn’t think he deserved the ‘vitriol’ he says he’s heard from Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh.

In an interview with CBS News' Harry Smith Thursday, Obama suggested that the two leading conservative voices on the airwaves were stirring up hatred toward him.

Editor’s Note: See the video below.

"I've been out and about, listening to talk radio," Smith told Obama. "The kindest of terms you're sometimes referred to out in America is a socialist. The worst of which I've heard is called a Nazi. Are you aware of the level of enmity that crosses the airwaves and that people have made part of their daily conversation about you?

"Well, I think that when you listen to Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck, it's pretty apparent, and it's troublesome," Obama said. "But keep in mind that there have been periods in American history where this kind of vitriol comes out. It happens often when you've got an economy that is making people more anxious, and people are feeling like there is a lot of change that needs to take place. But that's not the vast majority of Americans. I think the vast majority of Americans know that we're trying hard, that I want what's best for the country."

Added Obama:

"I didn't buy all the hype, right after inauguration, where everybody was only saying nice things about me. And I don't get too worried when things aren't going as well because I know that over time these things turn."


newsmax.com...

With statements like this I truly believe that Obama is completely detached from the bitter reality of the truth. I guess that can happen when you ignore the voice of the majority of America. I think he is forgetting that he only took the popular vote to the tune of 52.9%. Yes a slight edge but those voters who crossed lines and put him over the top are now suffering from a serious case of buyers remorse. If the elections were held today he would not win. His true colors have been revealed. He is not the bipartisan leader that he promised to be. He is wielding sledge that is dividing the nation instead.

Obama-
"It happens often when you've got an economy that is making people more anxious, and people are feeling like there is a lot of change that needs to take place. But that's not the vast majority of Americans. I think the vast majority of Americans know that we're trying hard, that I want what's best for the country."

Really??




posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 08:05 AM
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Personally, I think President Obama has a little egyptian blood in him . He always seems to be swimming in De Nial ...........



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 08:18 AM
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The benefits of being a delusional tyrant and having such power can provide one a great deal of confidence.

He isn't fanning any flames, he honestly believes in everything he says and does, and his ego has grown so massive that he believes that his words when spoken in public and on television are so godlike and powerful, that even if it isn't entirely the truth, the people will believe him anyway.

In his mind, he is a kind of divinity and an all powerful ruler, adored by the majority of the world.

Bow now before the almighty Obama, and end your blasphemy before it is too late for you.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 08:19 AM
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It never ends with him. Here he is getting more face time yet again in a network interview and this topic is brought up. Last time I checked we are facing far more important issues around the world right now and poor Obama is still worried about being picked last for the dodge ball team.

Furthermore, he still has a sales job to do. He has to convince/force the nation to swallow the horse pill of Obamacare.

The coming weeks should be very interesting. Tensions are at an all time high right now and there are two major protests planned in the coming days ahead. I anticipate great conflict at the hands of Obama's drones/thugs.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 08:22 AM
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Thank god Obama still has enough backbone to question the actions of the conservative talking heads. In a age where the Republican party will kneel and kiss the feet of Rush Limbaugh, it's good to see the president question the talking heads behavior. Which will perhaps make some people stop and wonder if the talking heads really represent average Americans or just a questionable fringe group.

What you seem to want is a president whom by ignoring the actions of the conservative talking heads, gives them validation.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 08:29 AM
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Obama you don't have to worry about me I was never saying good things about your socialist butt. Your a chicken hawk and a loser and I hope in a fit of depression you do what depressed people often do to themselves.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 08:30 AM
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Originally posted by Kaploink
Thank god Obama still has enough backbone to question the actions of the conservative talking heads. In a age where the Republican party will kneel and kiss the feet of Rush Limbaugh, it's good to see the president question the talking heads behavior. Which will perhaps make some people stop and wonder if the talking heads really represent average Americans or just a questionable fringe group.

What you seem to want is a president whom by ignoring the actions of the conservative talking heads, gives them validation.


I have to disagree here. Obama is simply playing into the hands of his critics by giving a reaction. He isn't standing up to anybody. This is a free country still and Obama's critics are free to speak their minds. He doesn't get it. Standing up to critics is not part of the job. Perhaps he could answer their questions and enter a discussion with them instead. He can't handle the heat so that won't happen.

He needs to address the issues and not his critics. Perhaps he should take a long look at himself. Long enough to see through the narcissism. Maybe then he can ask why he is being criticized. Sadly, that is too much reality for a man who still thinks the world loves him and for a man with an agenda to advance.

Silencing the dissenters is going to be a tough one on Obama's "Honey Do" list.

[edit on 2-4-2010 by jibeho]



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 08:31 AM
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Trying to answer critics is like beating a dead horse, its a waste of time.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 08:48 AM
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" The coming weeks should be very interesting. Tensions are at an all time high right now and there are two major protests planned in the coming days ahead. I anticipate great conflict at the hands of Obama's drones/thugs. "

Yes , they should be very interesting . My biggest problem with our current President right now is my impression that he is not a Uniter , but a Divider . I also have not seen him make much of an attempt to quell the fears of his recent policy making decisions to All of the American People as a whole . He seems quite content at the moment with his Democratic Support , but after 8 long years of Mr. Bush's incompetence , the Country now more than ever needs an administration that has all of it's citizens interests in mind as our newly elected President . Will he be up to that task ? Only time will tell .



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 09:36 AM
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Originally posted by Zanti Misfit
reply to post by jibeho
 


Personally, I think President Obama has a little egyptian blood in him . He always seems to be swimming in De Nial ...........


Am i the only one who found this funny?



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 09:51 AM
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Before I begin, I would like to recall a story that I heard one day. It was about Nancy Reagan. While Ronald Reagan was in office, his wife was going through and determined that the White House needed a set of new china, so the place would have one complete set and a able to present a nice setting for those who would visit. At that time, the news services tore into that as being waste. They asked if they should do something about it and her response was No. Her reason was that people had the right to disagree with their government and it would pass in time.
Obama is not a fan of history, cause if he was, it could use that lesson on some issues, instead of doing what he is doing, and that is taking aim at the different news organizations for being critical of him. He could also take a lesson from Bill Clinton, about reaching across the isle to the opposition to work and get something done, and to calm tensions down. The problem is that Obama is not a leader, he does not act like one, nor does he provide the drive to get the country back on track. I believe that this November will pretty much show the country and him one of 2 things:
1) If the people support him and his policies, they will elect legislators who will back him. or 2) If they do not support him and his policies, he will have to learn to compromise real quick or be a lame duck president with no chance of getting anything done for the rest of his term.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 10:32 AM
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No way, managers want to be paid to sit and talk. I don't want to have anything to do with a manager. Obama should join an online message forum. He'll develop a thick skin to criticism within a few days. Obama should have spent more time doing front-line labor so he could learn to ignore management entirely and learn how to solve problems fast.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 11:15 AM
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Good point!! I doubt Obama would ever recognize a callous or a blister on his soft hands and he certainly does nut understand the concept of manual labor.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 12:39 PM
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Limbaugh responds:


I asked Limbaugh what he thought about the president's comments. His program's popularity is undeniably soaring now, but has it risen and fallen with economic anxiety -- that is, was he less popular during times of economic security and more popular in times of economic worries? Since Limbaugh has been broadcasting nationally for more than 20 years, there ought to be some sort of pattern, if what Obama says is accurate.

"I have yet to have a down year at the EIB Network," Limbaugh responds. "I and most Americans do not believe President Obama is trying to do what's best for the country. Never in my life have I seen a regime like this, governing against the will of the people, purposely. I have never seen the media so supportive of a regime amassing so much power. And I have never known as many people who literally fear for the future of the country."

The point, Limbaugh says, is not that listeners are feeling anxiety about the economy, although many undoubtedly are. It's that they are feeling anxiety about the Obama agenda.


www.washingtonexaminer.com...



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 03:06 PM
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Originally posted by jibeho

He doesn't get it. Standing up to critics is not part of the job. Perhaps he could answer their questions and enter a discussion with them instead. He can't handle the heat so that won't happen.


Standing up to his critics is very much a part of his job. All strong presidents have done so. Are we supposed to take Bush as an example of what a president should be?

Obama has not only faced his critics down, he has been extremely intelligent and rational in his responses to them.

He has entered into many, many discussions with his critics. Did you miss the health care summit, which was on television for seven hours? Obama listened and responded to his Republican critics for one whole day.

The only president that didn't respond to criticism very much was Jimmy Carter, probably because he was such a Christian. But his lack of retaliation marked him as weak to some people.

Admit it, Jibeho, nothing the man does or ever will do will satisfy you. You just hate, blindly, striking out at anything that might look like a vulnerability.

The far right wing in this country has been out to get him from the day he was elected. That has been very evident in the stubborn obstructionism of Congress and the non-stop attacks of their talking heads.

Clinton faced down this right wing fury very effectively and so will President Obama.



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