Thursday, June 10, 2010

Dorothy Rabinowitz NAILS President Obama!

This is a point I've made numerous times, though far less eloquently. I can't help the feeling that our White House AND Congress have been "hijacked" by some foreign force, something that doesn't quite belong in America.

The Alien in the White House
The distance between the president and the people is beginning to be revealed.

The deepening notes of disenchantment with Barack Obama now issuing from commentators across the political spectrum were predictable. So, too, were the charges from some of the president's earliest enthusiasts about his failure to reflect a powerful sense of urgency about the oil spill.

There should have been nothing puzzling about his response to anyone who has paid even modest critical attention to Mr. Obama's pronouncements. For it was clear from the first that this president—single-minded, ever-visible, confident in his program for a reformed America saved from darkness by his arrival—was wanting in certain qualities citizens have until now taken for granted in their presidents. Namely, a tone and presence that said: This is the Americans' leader, a man of them, for them, the nation's voice and champion. Mr. Obama wasn't lacking in concern about the oil spill. What he lacked was that voice—and for good reason.

Those qualities to be expected in a president were never about rhetoric; Mr. Obama had proved himself a dab hand at that on the campaign trail. They were a matter of identification with the nation and to all that binds its people together in pride and allegiance. These are feelings held deep in American hearts, unvoiced mostly, but unmistakably there and not only on the Fourth of July...


  1. Ask an Obama supporter what has he done and see spin

  2. Good point beak, that's because spin is ALL they have in the world of actual accomplishments. What's the statistic again? Isn't it 7% of the Obama Administration that has worked in the private sector? WTF is that all about?!!!!!!

  3. I think Newt Gingrich said something that is very true. Obama has never held a real job or has done anything tangible. He seems like a University Professor who is caught in the real world. He surrounds himself with academics, but has few people who know how to get things done.

    Instead of relying on engineers and military types he paused waiting for policy when action was required. This is really much worse than Katrina because he didn't take charge. He let BP try to manage the situation and it has been a mess.

    Even Oprah is trying to save him.

  4. About the oil spill, beaker wrote:
    "He let BP try to manage the situation and it has been a mess."

    You give him too much credit when you credit him with neglect in this case beak. I think he WANTED this spill to be REALLY bad. It helps his "green" agenda and everything that comes with it. He's once again used a crisis to further his radical left agenda. Even now the federal bureaucracy hinders the efforts of the private sector to clean up the mess with red tape and inspections.