Quotes of the day

posted at 10:30 pm on July 28, 2010 by Allahpundit

Barack Obama has managed a rare feat in American history: The longer he is president, the less presidential he has become. Obama has reversed the usual process of growth and maturation, appearing today far more like a candidate for the presidency—and a very ordinary one at that—than he did during the latter stages of his campaign…

It may be … that Obama has created a box for himself from which he cannot escape. He has so monopolized and personalized the public relations aspect of his office that now only his own voice can speak for the presidency. Profligacy in the use of public access—almost a speech a day—has made indirectness impossible. A president who has become his own chief point man puts at risk an asset that is helpful to his standing and vital for the nation’s political system: the dignity of the presidential office…

With his stately voice, his elegant presence, and his command of the language, Barack Obama possesses more personal tools to be presidential than any of his predecessors since Dwight D. Eisenhower, but—Bill Clinton, of course, excepted—he has shown less inclination to be so. By urging him down the path of populism, Obama’s political counselors do not seem to have the slightest clue of the damage they have done to him, because they have no conception of what the office of the presidency is all about.

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If conservatives want to succeed in taking our government back, we need to drop the popular but misguided slogan about “taking our country back.”

[I]f we actually did lose America, when exactly did that happen? Even the most ardent Tea Party supporters don’t really believe that the people have given up their irreducible goodness and decency; that our churches and small businesses, cops and soldiers, neighbors and families have been universally corrupted by Barack Obama and his welfare state. The current surge in Constitutionalist ideology and patriotic fervor, measured by promising polls regarding the upcoming elections, indicates that we don’t need to “take our country back” because the country and its ideals never really got taken away. What happened in the election of 2008 brought purely political change, not some deeper spiritual or cultural transformation that rendered the United States unrecognizable. Obama and his minions initially assumed that their electoral victory signified precisely this sort of fundamental alteration in our national consciousness but the vigorous push-back to all aspects of their agenda, not to mention the president’s plummeting poll numbers, proved to the world that they were wrong…

Talking about “taking our country back,” conjuring images of an eternal battle between us-and-them, can only alienate that crucial element of the populace with few ideological attachments and chronic disinclination to firm allegiances. The moderates who decide most political battles feel uncomfortable with harsh rhetoric from either right or left, treating rivals as some alien other.


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Tav on July 29, 2010 at 12:19 AM

It will get worse before it gets better. *face palm*

Dire Straits on July 29, 2010 at 12:24 AM

and his command of the language

For example????

What is there? “The police acted stupidly”?

KittyLowrey on July 29, 2010 at 12:25 AM

Oh, I know…this command of language not seen since Eisenhower must refer to

“We are the one we’ve been waiting for”

“Yes, we can”

or could it be

“The last eight years” (assume frowny face)

KittyLowrey on July 29, 2010 at 12:26 AM

bluemarlin on July 29, 2010 at 12:18 AM

Do you think the ferret on Janet’s head will let her wear a beret? :)

Dire Straits on July 29, 2010 at 12:26 AM

shes a lady
macncheez on July 28, 2010 at 11:47 PM

Ladies the world over are indignant.

My favorite of all

Well she’s someone you’d never ever want
She’s the kind you’d like to feed to a croc for dinner
Well she thinks she runs the whole place
She’s got no style, she’s got no grace, she’s a whiner
She’ll never be a Lady. Whoa whoa whoa, She’ll never be a Lady
I could say much more but it would be too gruesome, Whoa whoa whoa

Cheshire Cat on July 29, 2010 at 12:26 AM

The Thrill is gone

Kini on July 28, 2010 at 11:57 PM

So soon ?
Noooooooooooo

macncheez on July 29, 2010 at 12:26 AM

and his command of the language

For example????

What is there? “The police acted stupidly”?

KittyLowrey on July 29, 2010 at 12:25 AM

he gets more distance out of “err, um, ah,” than any other president.

Slowburn on July 29, 2010 at 12:30 AM

he gets more distance out of “err, um, ah,” than any other president.

Slowburn on July 29, 2010 at 12:30 AM

Don’t forget..”Let me be clear..”. :)

Dire Straits on July 29, 2010 at 12:32 AM

“Don’t tell me words don’t matter … ‘I have a dream.’ Just words. ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ Just words. ‘We have nothing to fear but fear itself.’ Just words. Just speeches.”Barack Obama, speaking during a rally at the Wisconsin Democratic Party Founders Day dinner.

It was later discovered that Obama had “borrowed” that part of his speech from supporter and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. The Clinton campaign accused Obama of plagiarism. Patrick later said he had asked Obama to use his words.

MeatHeadinCA on July 29, 2010 at 12:35 AM

Let us not forget “Twitters” the noun.

MeatHeadinCA on July 29, 2010 at 12:36 AM

And then he thought Austrian was a language…

MeatHeadinCA on July 29, 2010 at 12:37 AM

I could say much more but it would be too gruesome, Whoa whoa whoa

Cheshire Cat on July 29, 2010 at 12:26 AM

more gruesome than wearing vanHalen’s guitar ?

macncheez on July 29, 2010 at 12:37 AM

MeatHeadinCA on July 29, 2010 at 12:35 AM

You left out the classic. :)

Dire Straits on July 29, 2010 at 12:39 AM

Marking the anniversary of the March 1965 “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Ala., Obama, speaking at a church, said his parents got together “because of what happened in Selma.” Obama was born in 1961.

MeatHeadinCA on July 29, 2010 at 12:40 AM

You left out the classic. :)

Dire Straits on July 29, 2010 at 12:39 AM

Well, after Obama’s done with his vision, we might have 6 more states + one waiting for us in Imagination Land.

MeatHeadinCA on July 29, 2010 at 12:40 AM

One thing is for certain. Obama’s command of the language definitely puts Biteme’s command to shame.

MeatHeadinCA on July 29, 2010 at 12:41 AM

Talking about “taking our country back,”

Michael, I know how difficult of a concept this is…but I will give it a try.
The phrase is a metaphor for wanting the country to return to a more conservative position. Because the liberals have gained more and more power over the past few years, and the results have been less and less freedom, and huge debt. We would like to “take the country back”, back to more freedom, less taxes, higher employment, less porous border.
I hope you read this and understand a little better…but you won’t.

right2bright on July 29, 2010 at 12:42 AM

If you meant 2012, he will be reduced to an ordinary taxpayer.

Electrongod on July 28, 2010 at 10:42 PM

Obama will never be ordinary. He wines, dines, and jets too much to be or appreciate the common man. He makes too much $. His ego is too large. He will not leave the presidency quietly. The media won’t let him leave quietly. Think Jimmy Carter on smootheroids. His opinion will be sought, and he will give it, and give it, and give it. Any and all failures of his presidency will be either due to the failed bush policies which lead to the deepest problems that he heroically coped with or the failure of his successors to ‘properly’ follow through. Think how many $ each one of his speeches will bring and each one of his books will bring. Think how much notoriety and each one of his TV appearances will bring and each new foreign location situation will bring. Think about his character now, and multiply that by the unfettered freedom of not even having to pretend to do the job of president. I predict his face will accompany our soap opera following of his kid’s lives. He is young and he will try for some new policy or public position, and he will find some platform. I would not be surprised to see him come out with a new ex-pres-O logo.

AnotherOpinion on July 29, 2010 at 12:43 AM

“In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed.” –on a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people..Barack Obama

PS..Another classic. :)

Dire Straits on July 29, 2010 at 12:44 AM

“In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed.” –on a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people..Barack Obama

PS..Another classic. :)

Dire Straits on July 29, 2010 at 12:44 AM

“The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries.”
–Barack Obama, Tampa, Fla., Jan. 28, 2010

“Just this past week, we passed out of the out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee — which is my committee — a bill to call for divestment from Iran as way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don’t obtain a nuclear weapon.”
–Barack Obama, Sderot, Israel, July 23, 2008. Obama was not on the Senate Banking Committee.

“The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system.” –Barack Obama, health care roundtable, Washington, D.C., July 20, 2009

COMMAND

MeatHeadinCA on July 29, 2010 at 12:47 AM

Well, after Obama’s done with his vision, we might have 6 more states + one waiting for us in Imagination Land.

MeatHeadinCA on July 29, 2010 at 12:40 AM

The official sauce of Obama’s states

macncheez on July 29, 2010 at 12:47 AM

“What I was suggesting — you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith…”
–Barack Obama interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, who corrected him: “Christian faith.”

Gaffe or Freudian slip?

MeatHeadinCA on July 29, 2010 at 12:48 AM

While I agree with Medved on some issues-NOT immigration-he’s wrong on this as well.
We do need to take our country back form he American last-ers, the statists, the internationalists, those that think that the Constitution is a ‘living’ document.
I have 4-5 copies of the Consitution and not one of them has ever brought me Starbucks or done my taxes. If they were ‘alive’ you’d think they could do at least that for me.
For Obama and his minions it’s all a power-trip. They don’t give a d*mn about WE THE PEOPLE.
It is us versus them-and in November THEY are going to be getting a rude awakening.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 29, 2010 at 12:48 AM

The official sauce of Obama’s states

macncheez on July 29, 2010 at 12:47 AM

John Kerry’s partner will be happy.

MeatHeadinCA on July 29, 2010 at 12:48 AM

Obama is a media construct. He only looked good in the glow of the media’ eyes. He was a media marketed product that we were told was “New and Improved”.

The media campaign has failed and people arent buying that product anymore.

William Amos

If there is only the media aspect without anything else to back it disappointment and failure are inevitable as long as the net and Fox make it possible to get the truth out. The dazzle and stagecraft might work for a few months but they are just an inescapable set up for disappointment if they install as leader someone incapable of leadership.

snaggletoothie on July 29, 2010 at 12:49 AM

“On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.”
–Barack Obama, Memorial Day commemoration,

I C Deadpeople

MeatHeadinCA on July 29, 2010 at 12:50 AM

Gaffe or Freudian slip?

MeatHeadinCA on July 29, 2010 at 12:48 AM

Judging by the way he pronounces
paaaaa-kiss-taaaaan
I’d say its affinity

macncheez on July 29, 2010 at 12:51 AM

“It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” –explaining his troubles winning over some working-class voters..Barack Obama

“On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.” Barack Obama

Just a couple of more. :)

Dire Straits on July 29, 2010 at 12:52 AM

Judging by the way he pronounces
paaaaa-kiss-taaaaan
I’d say its affinity

macncheez on July 29, 2010 at 12:51 AM

Heh…

See, personally, I think Obama is a self-worshiper; but, since he buys into the Shirley Charade social justice crap, he wants to somehow level the playing field with the barbarians.

MeatHeadinCA on July 29, 2010 at 12:53 AM

MeatHeadinCA on July 29, 2010 at 12:50 AM

You got me on that one. :)

Dire Straits on July 29, 2010 at 12:54 AM

Michael Medved looking in the mirror

We need one for Michelle Obama.

Luka on July 29, 2010 at 12:54 AM

You got me on that one. :)

Dire Straits on July 29, 2010 at 12:54 AM

Sorry

MeatHeadinCA on July 29, 2010 at 12:56 AM

One more classic gaffe..”No, no. I have been practicing…I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like Special Olympics, or something.” –making an off-hand joke during an appearance on “The Tonight Show”, March 19, 2009 (Obama later called the head of the Special Olympics to apologize”..Barack Obama

PS..I do not remember Dubya being that bad..Am I wrong?

Dire Straits on July 29, 2010 at 12:57 AM

Sorry

MeatHeadinCA on July 29, 2010 at 12:56 AM

No problem Sir. :)

Dire Straits on July 29, 2010 at 12:58 AM

Medved isn’t the enemy. His only point isn’t that taking the country back is a bad idea, just that it is an ineffective slogan to win the support of the mushy middle of voters that usually decide elections. Yet for making this sober observation, he is reviled by some as apostate.
`
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As Pogo once noted, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”

Adjoran on July 29, 2010 at 12:59 AM

How much longer are we going to appease the American haters in this administration? The gig was up months ago!
Impeach.
Impeach,
this is not a drill,…

christene on July 29, 2010 at 1:00 AM

Medved is clueless.

Saltysam on July 29, 2010 at 1:00 AM

Medved isn’t the enemy. His only point isn’t that taking the country back is a bad idea, just that it is an ineffective slogan to win the support of the mushy middle of voters that usually decide elections. Yet for making this sober observation, he is reviled by some as apostate.
`
`
As Pogo once noted, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”

Adjoran on July 29, 2010 at 12:59 AM

Medved in his own way is a patriot. While I think he’s wrong on this and some other things he is one of ours.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 29, 2010 at 1:04 AM

PS..I do not remember Dubya being that bad..Am I wrong?

Dire Straits on July 29, 2010 at 12:57 AM

No, I didn’t. Then again, Dubya never tried to convince people he was in command of the language. BTW, my understanding is that Bush can speak better Spanish than Obama can French (Marsy Bocoop ????)… NOT THAT IT MATTERS… but since Obama and his supporters always get uncomfortable when we talk about Obama’s real ability and intelligence, well… why not point it out?

MeatHeadinCA on July 29, 2010 at 1:05 AM

While I agree with Medved on some issues-NOT immigration-he’s wrong on this as well.
We do need to take our country back form he American last-ers, the statists, the internationalists, those that think that the Constitution is a ‘living’ document.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 29, 2010 at 12:48 AM

Yeah, but Medved is saying that the rhetoric “take our country back” sounds extreme to the “moderate”, and makes them feel uncomfortable.

He’s wrong.

Saltysam on July 29, 2010 at 1:05 AM

MeatHeadinCA on July 29, 2010 at 1:05 AM

This was a truly funny Bush screw up! :)

PS..God I miss Dubya. :)

Dire Straits on July 29, 2010 at 1:09 AM

Yeah, but Medved is saying that the rhetoric “take our country back” sounds extreme to the “moderate”, and makes them feel uncomfortable.

He’s wrong.

Saltysam on July 29, 2010 at 1:05 AM

I agree with you.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 29, 2010 at 1:11 AM

Medved in his own way is a patriot. While I think he’s wrong on this and some other things he is one of ours.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 29, 2010 at 1:04 AM

Well now, that would depend on what the meaning of ours is and what the meaning of is, is. Personally, my definition of words is not that broad.

Luka on July 29, 2010 at 1:11 AM

This was a truly funny Bush screw up! :)

PS..God I miss Dubya. :)

Dire Straits on July 29, 2010 at 1:09 AM

Heh. Even there he was quick on his feet. Hey, he was no genius, but he understood something fundamental about communication. He could make you love him (even if you didn’t like his policies). Obama is so worried about what some king in some craphole thinks about him that it’s not even funny.

OK, gotta go to bed. Later.

MeatHeadinCA on July 29, 2010 at 1:15 AM

MeatHeadinCA on July 29, 2010 at 1:15 AM

Later.

Dire Straits on July 29, 2010 at 1:18 AM

The first article is actually very good. It really nails Obama and his “us” vs. “them” schtick, his attacking opponents (like Rush) once in office…that sort of thing. Presidents are supposed to be above that sort of thing, and usually are.

Not anymore.

On the other one: Medved was on our local radio today, and he really angered me. He said he could understand how some people might think “take our country back” is a racist slogan. (UGH. WTH?) Then, one of the two Republicans challenging Patty Murray for a senate seat, Clint Didier, called in to say he liked the slogan and why. (I’m not a Didier girl, I’m for Rossi.) Medved went after him like he was an ENEMY. It was brutal. He told Didier he couldn’t take his candidacy seriously when Didier expressed that he thought our country was on a dangerous path, taking a leftward slide (the words ‘socialism’ and ‘communism’ were thrown around, and while Didier was a little awkward with them, Medved was just a JERK today). So depressing.

The good news is that he’s got a political tin ear and he’s just about ALWAYS wrong in his political predictions.

His show has gotten nearly impossible to listen to, for me at least. And I never used to miss it.

capitalist piglet on July 29, 2010 at 1:27 AM

So soon ?
Noooooooooooo

macncheez on July 29, 2010 at 12:26 AM

I’m so bust up about it. sniff, sniff

Kini on July 29, 2010 at 1:32 AM

I’m looking forward to hearing what President Talkshow has to say on Wednesday, November 3rd. My guess is that he will take unpresidential to a whole new level.
Mr. Medved can be an interesting guy, but I think he is way over-thinking this taking our country back business. Let’s just get to November please.

redwhiteblue on July 29, 2010 at 1:34 AM

capitalist piglet on July 29, 2010 at 1:27 AM

Clint called Rush not long ago and got a great reception from Rush..If you like Rossi that is fine we just need to beat Murray and that is looking doable! :)

Dire Straits on July 29, 2010 at 1:34 AM

macncheez on a roll 2nite!

tigerlily on July 29, 2010 at 1:50 AM

I’m looking forward to hearing what President Talkshow has to say on Wednesday, November 3rd. My guess is that he will take unpresidential to a whole new level.
Mr. Medved can be an interesting guy, but I think he is way over-thinking this taking our country back business. Let’s just get to November please.

redwhiteblue on July 29, 2010 at 1:34 AM

I’m probably the last one up, here. But my guess is that obam-ass will have plenty to say on November 3 about “properly counting the votes, making sure all is done legally to insure valid certifications, legal challenges where necessary to insure open and above-board election results, eric holder will be closely ‘monitoring’ etc…”

…..things like that……

tigerlily on July 29, 2010 at 1:56 AM

Medved is, to use a colorful (is that racist?) slang term that was popular in the days of our Founders, a dunderhead.

P.S. When my siblings and I were small and getting into more than our share of mischief, my mother would sometimes refer to us, without rancor, as dunderheads. We thought it was funny.

tigerlily on July 29, 2010 at 2:00 AM

It may be … that Obama has created a box for himself from which he cannot escape.

Isn’t this some kind of logical paradox, like “Can God create a rock that is too heavy for Him to lift?”

RINO in Name Only on July 29, 2010 at 2:49 AM

He’s not really a President; just a temporary occupant of the White House.

azkenreid on July 29, 2010 at 3:19 AM

Barry is a fraud. A complete and total fraud.

BHO Jonestown on July 29, 2010 at 3:31 AM

Barry is a fraud. A complete and total fraud.

BHO Jonestown on July 29, 2010 at 3:31 AM

His mind is in the Soros clouds and his talk is all make believe
Oh lord, the man’s a fraud, he’s a flim flam man

He’s wraped himself up in a big beautiful box making out like he’ll give out more gifts than Santa Claus
Oh lord, the man’s a fraud, he’s a flim flam man

Oh yeah, the beautiful gent, you know he’ll leave you with hardly any medical care and nary a cent
But maybe he can heal the sick and pay your bills with his charm

He may put his Marxist plans back up his sleeve but his talk will still be all make believe
Oh lord, the man’s a fraud, he’s a flim flam man

Cheshire Cat on July 29, 2010 at 3:56 AM

‘Kay, Mike, you don’t like “taking our country back.” I can understand that.

Sure, aside from about 80 miles of land on our side of the Arizona border, and many inner cities, and most prisons, and a few UN Heritage sites, we may not need to actually, physically “take our country back” from anyone.

How ’bout “taking our government back,” and then “giving our government back” to the people?

Better?

notropis on July 29, 2010 at 5:05 AM

Oh, and that Long Beach port the Chi-Coms bought, and the Gulf Coast since BP decided to exercise some bizarre sort of eminent domain over reporters and average citizens, and ….

notropis on July 29, 2010 at 5:13 AM

Despite its name, membership in the liberal online community Journolist wasn’t limited to journalists. Present among the bloggers, reporters and editors were a number of professional political operatives, including top White House economic advisors, key Obama political appointees, and Democratic campaign veterans. Some left government to join Journolist. Others took the opposite route. A few contributed to Journolist from their perches in politics. At times, it became difficult to tell who was supposed to be covering policy and who was trying to make it.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/29/political-operatives-on-journolist-worked-to-shape-news-coverage/#ixzz0v3yj3NWw

ted c on July 29, 2010 at 5:47 AM

because they have no conception of what the office of the presidency is all about.

exactly…

cmsinaz on July 29, 2010 at 6:41 AM

ted c on July 29, 2010 at 5:47 AM

just saw this, why didn’t they push this earlier?

klein is a liar…

cmsinaz on July 29, 2010 at 6:42 AM

Journolist founder Ezra Klein, a staffer at the Washington Post, says he “tried to be very strict” in making sure no active political operatives joined Journolist. “It’s possible I missed someone,” he explained in an email.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/29/political-operatives-on-journolist-worked-to-shape-news-coverage/#ixzz0v4DDH03x

yeah, right

cmsinaz on July 29, 2010 at 6:44 AM

just saw this, why didn’t they push this earlier?

klein is a liar…

cmsinaz on July 29, 2010 at 6:42 AM

I think you answered your own question. They wanted to out Klein as a liar. They’ve given him 10 days to spin his message about it, and now a contradictory story appears.

marvelous.

ted c on July 29, 2010 at 6:49 AM

ted c on July 29, 2010 at 6:49 AM

gotcha…

cmsinaz on July 29, 2010 at 6:56 AM

With his stately voice, his elegant presence, and his command of the language, Barack Obama possesses more personal tools to be presidential than any of his predecessors

This tool needs a link to all the OOTD links

Alden Pyle on July 29, 2010 at 7:16 AM

With his stately voice, his elegant presence, and his command of the language, Barack Obama possesses more personal tools to be presidential than any of his predecessors

a nice head pat for you
/rahm

ted c on July 29, 2010 at 7:20 AM

If conservatives want to succeed in taking our government back, we need to drop the popular but misguided slogan about “taking our country back.”

Michael Medved

Really? It worked for the Democrats.

fossten on July 29, 2010 at 7:25 AM

the dignity of the presidential office…
==========================================

And so,it was at one point,that the Sexual Predator
*(Thats Bill Clinton,in case your from Rio Linda)
from the WH besmirched the Presidentcy,and now,an
other Liberal,er,Socialist,is going to finnish the
job,of ruining the Office of the President!!

Oh,and he’s doing it,in record time,about the same
length,as he was,as a Senator!!

*Rio Linda Explained for Those in Rio Linda(snark).

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_113007/content/01125112.guest.html

canopfor on July 29, 2010 at 7:47 AM

Journolist founder Ezra Klein, a staffer at the Washington Post, says he “tried to be very strict” in making sure no active political operatives joined Journolist. “It’s possible I missed someone,” he explained in an email.
———————————

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/29/political-operatives-on-journolist-worked-to-shape-news-coverage/#ixzz0v4DDH03x
======================
yeah, right

cmsinaz on July 29, 2010 at 6:44 AM

cmsinaz:
==========

Political operatives on Journolist worked to shape news
coverage!!
===========

And,faked racism at campaign headquaters as well,and
throughout Obama’s 2008 campaigning!!:)

Racist Incidents Give Some Obama Campaigners Pause

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/05/13/ST2008051301359.html?sid=ST2008051301359

canopfor on July 29, 2010 at 7:58 AM

With his stately voice, his elegant presence, and his command of the language

I know I am not alone when I say that I am completely fed up with his “stately voice” and stilted delivery. It’s to the point that I have to mute the TV whenever he starts yakking.

Also, I have a peeve about his tendency to keep saying “ta” instead of “to.”

Logic on July 29, 2010 at 8:31 AM

When will the dems abandon their, “Your a racist Tea Party member” Slogan? Probably, not soon.

tomas on July 29, 2010 at 8:45 AM

With his stately voice, his elegant presence, and his command of the language

I know I am not alone when I say that I am completely fed up with his “stately voice” and stilted delivery. It’s to the point that I have to mute the TV whenever he starts yakking.

Also, I have a peeve about his tendency to keep saying “ta” instead of “to.”

Logic on July 29, 2010 at 8:31 AM
The ‘ta’ may be a Chicago thing like ‘dese’, ‘dose’, dere’.
As for Zero, I find him to be inarticulate.
His speaking ability-with or without the TOTUS-is at best…mediocre.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 29, 2010 at 8:45 AM

Obviously Michael Medved is tired of making his living as a pundit on talk radio and yearns for a peaceful retirement as a member of the Ruling Class.

notagool on July 29, 2010 at 10:43 AM

With his stately voice, his elegant presence, and his command of the language, Barack Obama possesses more personal tools to be presidential than any of his predecessors since Dwight D. Eisenhower, but—Bill Clinton, of course, excepted—he has shown less inclination to be so. By urging him down the path of populism, Obama’s political counselors do not seem to have the slightest clue of the damage they have done to him, because they have no conception of what the office of the presidency is all about.

IMHO, Barack Obama has too much faith in the power of his voice (“I have a gift”) to mesmerize people into agreeing with Obama’s dreamy utopian ideas, while ignoring their own conscience and common sense. He is like Saruman’s bewitching voice from the tower of Orthanc in The Lord of the Rings, still boasting of his own wisdom, while King Theoden of Rohan listens below, thinking, “wait a minute, your goons butchered my people” but still enchanted by the Voice, struggling for the courage to openly disagree. Between now and November, we are at a critical point in history–can the Rohirrim of this country awaken from the hypnosis of the Voice and dare to tell him “You Lie”?

Obama does possess “personal tools”–a stately voice, a gift for oratory, and the ability to look “cool” in the ‘hood while his tailored black suits reassure moderates, but he lacks experience with life–having to make tough decisions in the face of opposition. He can present himself as a “victim of discrimination”, but he was a son of privilege, always attending the best schools, never really having to earn a living, but making money by political manipulation and rabble-rousing.

Obama’s advisors haven’t really damaged him–they found the ideal poster child to advance their radical ideas–a smartly dressed, naive, well-spoken black man convinced of his own greatness, who can hypnotize and seduce the sheeple into believing that Big Brother loves them, hoping that they won’t wake up until it’s too late.

If conservatives want to succeed in taking our government back, we need to drop the popular but misguided slogan about “taking our country back.”…

“Take our country back” was the same slogan Democrats used during the 2006 midterm elections, so maybe we need a different slogan.

Steve Z on July 29, 2010 at 12:21 PM

“Take our country back” was the same slogan Democrats used during the 2006 midterm elections, so maybe we need a different slogan.

I like the “Remember in November!” the RNGA came out with.

chickasaw42 on July 29, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Although Dismember in November runs a close second!

chickasaw42 on July 29, 2010 at 4:31 PM

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