Boo fucking Hoo.
The leftwingnuts (Ron Fournier) at National Journal observe the Bamster’s channeling of Bubba Clinton’s “worst day in office”:
A president is in trouble when he’s forced to defend his relevancy, as Bill Clinton did 18 years ago, or to quote Mark Twain, as Barack Obama did Tuesday. “Rumors of my demise,” he said at a news conference, “may be a little exaggerated at this point.”
Not wrong–just “exaggerated.” Not forever–just “at this point.”
Parsing aside, Obama channeled Clinton’s April 18, 1995, news conference by projecting a sense of helplessness–or even haplessness–against forces seemingly out of a president’s control.
For Clinton, it was ascendant House Speaker Newt Gingrich and the GOP’s takeover of Congress five months prior, a vote of no-confidence for the first-term Democratic president. “The president is relevant here,” Clinton insisted in the East Room.
For Obama, his nemesis is a far-less charismatic and influential House Speaker John Boehner, as well as the intense weight of structural problems that favor Washington gridlock. These include the Senate filibuster, hyper-partisan House districts, polarized media outlets, and a fast-changing electorate that is sorting itself in political tribes.
“So my question to you,” ABC reporter Jonathan Karl asked Obama, “is do you still have the juice to get the rest of your agenda through Congress?”
Ouch. “Well, if you put it that way, Jonathan,” Obama quipped, “maybe I should just pack up and go home. Golly.”
Good idea, mutherfucker. I’ll chip in for the one-way plane ticket back to Chicago. Come to think of it, Virgin Airlines is offering one-way tickets to Mars.
As much as we’d like to believe otherwise, a president’s powers to fix problems are limited. That is certainly the case on an issue such as Syria, where Obama has no good options, and doing nothing in response to evidence of genocide is probably his worst alternative.
“When I am making decisions about America’s national security and the potential for taking additional action in response to chemical weapons use,” Obama said in response to a reporter’s question, “I’ve got to make sure I’ve got the facts.”
Facts are such messy things. Especially when it comes to making decisions about the security of U.S. Ambassadors in hostile countries, North Korea’s saber rattling, and Iran’s nuclear nose-thumbing.
Even if you concede to Obama every point of his Tuesday news conference, a president looks weak and defeated when he shifts accountability to forces out of his control.
He’s been shifting accountability since day one, asshole. “I inherited this mess”. It’s all Bush’s fault. The Dems had control of both the House and Senate when they rammed ObamaCare through. They are solely responsible for the coming healthcare train wreck. The son of a bitch hasn’t admitted to a single one of his fuckups, and there’s been plenty of them.
This is a side splitter:
This is where perceptions of Obama and Clinton differ. After the Boston bombings and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings (not to mention the assassination of Osama bin Laden), few voters would doubt Obama’s ability to respond to crises.
He politicized both the Boston terrorist attack and the Sandy Hook shooting.
His behavior after the killing of Bin Laden was characteristically narcissistic and treasonous. Obama’s lame, inept, bumbling, brain-dead conduct on foreign policy disrespects our allies and emboldens our enemies.
His “ability to respond to crises” is an epic fail. Doesn’t Benghazi ring a bell?
The libtards who installed the rotten bastard can pat themselves on the back for the damage he’s done and for the consequences of his “fundamental transformation”.
WaPo’s Obama shill Dana Milbank is disappointed with the ‘Bystander-in Chief’:
It’s never a good sign for a president when he feels compelled to assure the public he still has a pulse.
This is the unenviable position President Obama was in Tuesday morning when he held a news conference in the White House briefing room and faced a profusion of questions about the stalled pieces of his legislative program. Asked by ABC News’s Jonathan Karl whether he still had “the juice to get the rest of your agenda through,” Obama paraphrased Mark Twain’s response to a newspaper’s report that he was near death.
“You know, rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated,” Obama said.
……One hundred days into his second term, Obama has already lost control of the agenda, if he ever had control in the first place. He ricocheted through his news conference, as he has through his presidency recently, between issues and crises not of his choice.
……lively leadership is the way to resuscitate a moribund presidency.
Quite frankly, his style of “leadership” lacks, well, leadership. Not only that, but he clearly demonstrates a visceral hatred of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and outspoken opponents of his “leadership”.
His relevancy to the destruction of America’s economy and national security is all too real.
- Reports of the Obama Presidency’s Death Are Exaggerated (americanthinker.com)