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Aimless Obama walks alone

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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 11:55 AM
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This is a quite disturbing view of a lost president with comparisons to Carter now being made by people from all ends of the political spectrum. Comparisons to Carter are never a good sign for a president.

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The reports are not good, disturbing even. I have heard basically the same story four times in the last 10 days, and the people doing the talking are in New York and Washington and are spread across the political spectrum.
The gist is this: President Obama has become a lone wolf, a stranger to his own government. He talks mostly, and sometimes only, to friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett and to David Axelrod, his political strategist.
Everybody else, including members of his Cabinet, have little face time with him except for brief meetings that serve as photo ops. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner both have complained, according to people who have talked to them, that they are shut out of important decisions.


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If the reports are accurate, and I believe they are, they paint a picture of an isolated man trapped in a collapsing presidency. While there is no indication Obama is walking the halls of the White House late at night, talking to the portraits of former presidents, as Richard Nixon did during Watergate, the reports help explain his odd public remarks.


and finally


Obama conceded in one television interview recently that Americans are not “better off than they were four years ago” and said in another that the nation had “gotten a little soft.” Both smacked of a man who feels discouraged and alienated and sparked comparisons to Jimmy Carter, never a good sign.
Blaming the country is political heresy, of course, yet Obama is running out of scapegoats.




This almost - I said almost - makes me start to feel sorry for obama. Then I remember all the lofty campaign rhetoric and promises (not kept). I look around at all the economic damage I see locally and across the country, and know that obama signed up for whatever happens when he decided he wanted to be president.



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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 11:58 AM
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I feel that he is a SORRY excuse for a President.

I don't feel sorry for him in the least.

As usual, nice OP, S&F!
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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 11:59 AM
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I don't feel sorry, I feel scared that Hillary Clinton might run.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:04 PM
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Poor little guy.
I'm going to buy him a new jacket to wear around the White House and AF One. This should brighten his day.






posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:10 PM
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Remember, I said it almost made me feel sorry for obama.

The (formerly known as) "smartest president" should be able to figure out what to do. Right?



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:11 PM
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Remember he´s just a human being like us, and is scared as hell at the way all things are turning to. I´ve always said its too much weight to put in one man´s shoulders. That´s why Occupy WS is so strong. They have no leaders.
They see at themselves as equals, without any party colours, or following certain ideology or certain book. And that´s a HUGE difference to the actual pyramidal social systems full of "leaders" that we have. Poor Obama... he´s just the head of a failed system like all other systems. Perhaps we don´t need a new system but to work from another level. Perhaps, that´s the real meaning of waking up.
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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:11 PM
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Well i dont know I am almost thinking that he thought he was going to be univesally liked by almost everyone for his charisma and celebrity as opposed to being liked for his presidency. And these comments he is making is very weird for someone who is running for reelection. It's almost like he doesnt want to be president anymore but his controllers are tellling him No you have to be president again.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:12 PM
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Obama stepped into the white house thinking he was that white knight.

Reality has a way of knocking the wind out of you...

Thing is, Obama never learned from it. He thinks he can still be that white knight.

He reminds me of a man nextdoor who thinks the gophers will go away if he ignores them.
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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:12 PM
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As much as I dislike Obama, after reading this, i cant help but feel sorry for him. I do beleive he tried his best, but because of inexperience and his lack of true thoughtful and meaningfull leadership, he has failed.

I can, and I think many of us, can relate to points in our lifetimes that we have failed, and when we look back and say, 'what the heck was I doing,' when we are a little older and wiser, we learn from those mistakes and move forward.

Obama has been a even bigger failure as a leader, not because of his failed policies, but his inability to learn from his mistakes. Leaders will always make mistakes, its up to them to correct them and move forward, which Obama has been an epic failure in this reguard.

We can only hope he steps down, or decides not to run in 2012, but I dont think this will happen.
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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:13 PM
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Originally posted by greenCo
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Remember he´s just a human being like us, and is scared as hell at the way all things are turning to. I´ve always said its too much weight to put in one man´s shoulders. That´s why Occupy WS is so strong. They have no leaders.
They see at themselves as equals, without any party colours, or following certain ideology or certain book. And that´s a HUGE difference to the actual pyramidal social system full of "leaders" that we have. Poor Obama... he´s just the head of a fail system. Perhaps we don´t need a new system but to work from another level. Perhaps, that´s the real meaning of waking up.


He's not any kind of human being I recognize, and he sure as hell isn't like me. He's a murderer and revels in blood and gore, as evidenced by his complete refusal to stop his wars against the Middle East.

He is filth.

/TOA



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:20 PM
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LOL...taken from a column by Obama hater Michael Goodwin.

I love his sources too..."people" told him...LMAO.


I feel sorry too...but not for Obama...

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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:20 PM
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Idealism is a pitfall that looks like a pillow. I think his loneliness is a product of a huge disenfranchisement with the government's system, and an apparent misjudgement of how the presidency worked. One could even say that he really did think he could just pull the troops back home, that he could fix the economy with one random stimulus plan, that healthcare would eventually be accepted...

He should never have been president because he didn't know what the hell he was doing. And that is now very clear.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:21 PM
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Several similar reports have been out recently, the most disturbing of which was the one by an intelligence guy who was giving a daily report to Obama. Claimed that Obama was typically in his office in the West Wing, jeans and flip-flops, legs thrown over the arm of a chair with ESPN on one TV and FOX News on the other. Sitting there shooting the breeze with Jarret who asked all of the questions. Never looked at the guy, acted bored.

Of course, you don't know if any of this inside baseball stuff is true, but I suspect it is and that the books that come out after this gent is out of office will be shocking.

I've posted here before that I find Obama to be very Nixonian. He has an extremely thin skin, takes offense easily, has an inner circle who he has tremendous loyalty to and seldom reaches outside of. It appears to many accounts that he is tightening that circle. Contrast Obama with Clinton. Clinton brought all of his Arkansas boys to DC the same way Obama brought his Chicago boys to DC. Difference is that Clinton, about 9 months in, when it was clear that these folks were not ready for prime time, blew them out of the water and replaced them with fresh faces. Why Obama is holding on to Geithner, Napolitano and Holder is curious when he clearly would score major political points by getting rid of the three of them. They are loyal and like John Dean and John Mitchell, are going to be there until the end. Despite his apparent arrogance, this is a gent who is very insecure, as are most people who have been dumped by their fathers. Obama's is a classic case. A predictable case.

I personally believe that Obama is sandbagging and that his internal poll numbers are not as bad as they are being published. He is seeking to drive complacency into the Republicans while simultaneously stirring up the political base through class warfare and racial politics.

At the moment, the Republican establishment is buying into it, with the latest idiocy being moving up the primarys. The last thing that the Republicans should do is nominate a candidate early, but should do the exact opposite, delaying the amount of time that Obama has to use his $1bn to attack any particular candidate.

The gent may be morose he may be extremely frustrated by seeing the love go and not getting his socialist policies enacted, but he is still a mighty political force to be reckoned with. He's got a few months to get his act together and if he does, this election will be within the margin of error.

If these reports are accurate, he may become increasingly isolated and will lose by 20 points in the largest landslide in US history.

I think he'll get his act together.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:22 PM
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I voted for Obama. Am not unahppy about that as I believe McCain would have actually made things even worse. Obama failed to lead. He had all the power he needed to fix things in his first two years and failed to do so. He tried to play the nice guy on most issues "not healthscare". He should have shoved change down the throat of the Democratic congress he had but he tried to play the middle hoping the republican pigs would become more willing to compromise which they did'nt. Now he is powerless with the republicans owning the house.

Presidents really have no power when they don't control both houses of congress. He had both and squandered it. Sadly the republican mix is worse so america is now stuck with at least 4 more years of do nothing government.

We are esentially stuck with 4 more years of useless government unless one side can win both houses which is extreemly doubtful.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:24 PM
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Originally posted by American-philosopher
Well i dont know I am almost thinking that he thought he was going to be univesally liked by almost everyone for his charisma and celebrity as opposed to being liked for his presidency. And these comments he is making is very weird for someone who is running for reelection. It's almost like he doesnt want to be president anymore but his controllers are tellling him No you have to be president again.


His statements and actions certainly don't reflect well on a POTUS seeking reelection. He should be playing the same game that Clinton played to get reelected. He is doing the complete opposite.

Theory:
Obama is tanking on purpose to pave way for another chosen one from the left. Right now I think anything is possible given the current cyclone that follows Obama. Pop the popcorn and make your wagers on who will rise out of the ashes from an Obama collapse.



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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:28 PM
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Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
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LOL...taken from a column by Obama hater Michael Goodwin.

I love his sources too..."people" told him...LMAO.


I feel sorry too...but not for Obama...

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Ah, shooting the messenger again instead of paying attention to the message.

If you read through the thread there are already other examples from other sources mentioned.

And who I will probably feel the most sorry for are the people that are the last to let go of the "obama dream" when there's clearly nothing left of it already.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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I tend to not pay attention to fictitious messages.

By you go ahead and do so...if it makes you sleep better at night.


And please...show me one valid identified "source" from that column...I'll wait right here.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:35 PM
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I'd like to see a verified (and qualified) source say that he is a good leader.

I'm patient.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:40 PM
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Originally posted by butcherguy
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I'd like to see a verified (and qualified) source say that he is a good leader.

I'm patient.



Then wait until the election.

If he is re-elected...I guess the American people think he is a good leader.

Glad your patient...let's wait until 2012.



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