Does Obama think of America as his and his alone?
At his news conference yesterday (first in nine months!), President Obama responded angrily to the announcement by Senators McCain and Graham that they will do everything they can to block the (potential) nomination of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to be secretary of state in Obama’s second administration.
The senators believe that Rice’s appearances on five news programs days after the Benghazi attacks, when she claimed that the violence was “spontaneously inspired” by the infamous Youtube video, might be good cause to fight her confirmation.
The senators “should go after me” instead of Rice, the president declared testily. Thus did he reveal what a trivialized vision Barack Obama has of America.
Go after me?
To Barack Obama, everything is personal; every obstacle to getting what he wants is a personal affront. That other duly elected representatives might object for sound reasons having to do with something old-fashioned like the good of the country is immaterial to him.
This is why he ripped the Supreme Court, with the justices in attendance, during a State of the Union speech. It’s why he tried to embarrass Paul Ryan during a speech that Ryan attended. And, for that matter, it’s why he insisted on transforming America’s healthcare system without a single Republican vote.
The man is a solipsist, and with his reelection that outsized sense of entitlement is likely to get worse, not better.
Lost amid all the sound and fury is that the president’s defense of Rice seems to contradict what he claimed during the second presidential debate to have told the nation about Benghazi:
The day after the attack, governor, I stood in the Rose Garden and I told the American people and the world that we are going to find out exactly what happened. That this was an act of terror and I also said that we’re going to hunt down those who committed this crime.
But yesterday, the president explained that Rice’s TV presentations five days after the Rose Garden address reflected Rice’s “best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her.”
If Rice’s “best understanding” of correct intelligence was that wrong, then she’s not qualified to be secretary of state. If the intelligence provided to her in her cabinet level position so many days later was wrong, then someone else at the White House is unqualified for another high-ranking position. Who?
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The hardest thing about being a liar is keeping all your lies straight.
This is especially true when you are the leader of a nation, or have been sentenced to matrimony……
Heh, who indeed!
SURPRISE! It seems that o-bow-mao is caught LYING! First he never says it is a terror attack. (the rose garden speech did not refer to Libya as a terror attack) Then in the debate he says it was a terror attack. (check the records, repeat that Candy!) Then he says yesterday that the White House sent Rice out and she said 5 times, 5 Sunday shows that is was the video, not a terror attack. Oh, by the way, it is terrible to fault Rice for lying to the American public!—Yeah we will go after you o-bow-mao, a lying P O S!
Re: “Yeah we will go after you o-bow-mao, a lying P O S!”
A lying P O S?
What does this mean, a lying President Of Sheep? Yeah, that sounds about right.
That has to be the Mother of All Rhetorical Questions.
Obama is as pumped up now as ever. He thinks he is King Obama. He thinks he is no longer a puppet with strings attached and that he can walk by himself. To borrow a good Italian phrase: “He thinks who he is”
Indeed, BO thinks “America” is the 51% who voted for him and he is now chucking out any pretense of bipartisainship. The NYT applauded him this a.m. or his new full-throated partisanship
Let us pause and reflect on this zenith of this false confidence, so we can mark the extent of the fall.
Why is anybody paying attention to the NY Times?
opposition research every day
(plus, the culture/art section, sports section and puzzles are terrific)
I was slowly moving through the Obama victory stages of grief. Reading this has sent me back to phase one, utter and complete disbelief that this man is the leader of the free world. I’m going back under the covers with my box of chocolates and bag of chips. Call me in 2016.
In a word, yes.
Great example of trickle down economics. Dear Leader has an entitlement mentality, thus all us peons have an entitlement mentality.
He does — he bought it, he paid for it (with obamaphones, obamacontraceptives, and obamajobs), so now it is his and his alone, and he will do with (to?) it as he pleases!.
We do have the Speaker position — if we dump Boehner.
Comforting thought that this affirmative action sociopath with a messianic complex (and architect of mass murder through Fast and Furious) has his finger on ‘the button’.
Narcissistic windbag. Yes, Mr. President we hold you responsible for 4 dead americans, fiscal cliff debacle, high unemployment, cronyism, corruption and thousand of dead mexicans.
“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”
Such a narcissist. It’s all about “I, I, I, me. me, me.”
…..and if your son attacked George, George would still shoot the SOB….!
Okay Barack, appoint yourself UN ambassador and we will hold hearings and go after you.
Otherwise you need to wait your turn.
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He’s a malignant narcissist. I hope and pray the US will survive him.
For Joel Engel to go after President Obama … who had nothing to do with Benghazi … to besmirch his reputation is outrageous.
If Joel Engel wants to go after somebody, he should go after LukeHandCool.
I don’t think even most people here realize the depth of this guy’s personality disorder.
It is much, much deeper, and it is much, much more dangerous than most of us can fathom. Narcissist? I would venture to say this guy is a sociopath. And we all know what they are capable of.
It staggers the mind what was unleashed on the world on November 6th. But the GOP inept leadership in these times staggers the mind just as much.
No, Obama doesn’t think America is his. But he won! He is the one with the mandate. He is the smartest, the best. He’s the boss. Little people scurry before him. They beg for his favor! THEY DO NOT TALK BACK.
BOEHNER WAS RE-ELECTED SPEAKER!
TIME FOR A THIRD PARTY TO PRESSURE THE GOP IN THE NEXT ELECTION.
AS IT STANDS TODAY, THE GOP IS A LOST CAUSE.
His Royal Supremeness the Sultan of Straw is now Mr. SecondTermer Can’tTouchThat. Don’t look behind the bale of hay.
Does Obama consider America his? He probably thinks so but the Obamarchy only owns the crap they’ve **** out.
The second term is the final term. The clock is ticking him away. That’s all I need to know.
Unless Sally, he decides to pull an FDR number and run for a third and fourth and…. who the hell knows