Quotes of the day

posted at 9:30 pm on September 25, 2010 by Allahpundit

“In a plea for unity, candidate Obama said lack of empathy was ‘the essential deficit that exists in this country.’ He defined it as ‘an inability to recognize ourselves in one another; to understand that we are our brother’s keeper; we are our sister’s keeper; that, in the words of Dr. King, we are all tied together in a single garment of destiny.’

“Yet, as president, Obama has demonstrated an almost pathological incapacity to connect with American’s fear and despair over the future Whether it was the Gulf oil spill or a woman’s heartbreaking pleading at a recent town hall meeting, Obama’s much ballyhooed coolness seems more icy than reassuring.

“Nobody is asking Obama to have a meltdown. That would hardly be presidential. What Americans need is, yes, for Obama to feel their pain

“Some Obama backers will cry that it’s not Obama’s job to be Empathizer-in-Chief. This could not be more misguided. In fact, one of the most important roles of a president is an ability to lead the electorate through tough times. If he can’t do that, then he will lose power and the ability to enact policies.”

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“That observation has gained wide acceptance in Washington. Mr. Obama may have played like a rock star in the campaign arenas of 2008, according to this view, but he displays a Spock-like emotional aridity in more intimate settings. In reality, however, a look back at previous midterm elections, especially during economic weakness, suggests that dollars and cents matter far more than hugs or lip-biting

“Despite President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s celebrated World War II record, voters didn’t ‘like Ike’ enough to keep his fellow Republicans from losing 48 House seats amid the 1958 recession. For all his talents, Mr. Clinton watched his party lose control of both the House and Senate in the 1994 midterm election, in which economic weakness was one of many factors. ‘We have a controlled experiment,’ observed Stan Greenberg, one of Mr. Clinton’s pollsters, downplaying the significance of Mr. Obama’s empathic skills. ‘Clearly Bill Clinton had the ability to connect emotionally. He got slaughtered in 1994.’”

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“Democrats are going through some serious soul-searching. They won their majorities and the White House thanks to Bush and an unpopular war, but without Bush as a foil, maybe they would still be wandering in the political wilderness. There’s a loss of confidence. If Obama has lost his touch, so have they. Can they win elections and gain ground without Bush on the scene? Obama was a prodigy in ’08, mastering the Internet to connect with people and inspiring millions of new voters with his intellect and his personal narrative. But then he came to Washington and joined the government and became legislator in chief.

“The problem is that governing successfully is not about legislation, it’s about culture and vision, keeping that connection with the people and giving them reason to believe in the course you’ve set, whether or not it gets 60 votes in the Senate. Republicans are advancing the notion that Obama will stand down for reelection—why else would he continue to press ahead with political losers like cap-and-trade and immigration that they can so easily caricature as bad for the country? Their theory is that as a card-carrying member of the intellectual elite, Obama is more comfortable in a university library than battling a conservative backlash…

“Campaign operatives who sided with Obama against Hillary Clinton, often at some personal cost, aren’t regretting the choice they made, but some wonder whether the magic can be recaptured. I got an earful this week when I made some calls. ‘The Obama we fell in love with on the campaign trail is gone,’ lamented one activist. ‘I don’t know where that Obama is.’


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Mr. President, I am not my brother’s keeper. I am his brother. I care for him, I give him aid if I can when he needs it, but I do not control his destiny, nor he mine.

No one is my keeper. Not you, not my “brother” nor anyone else. I alone am responsible for myself and I like it that way.

And if you have a problem with that, then don’t let the oval office door hit you on the way out.

Caiwyn on September 25, 2010 at 9:34 PM

Obama wants me to be the eternal keeper of all retired public- and private-sector socialist-friendly union members. Beyond that, he’s not that interested in who I support.

RBMN on September 25, 2010 at 9:40 PM

He’s just not in to us. The feeling is mutual.

Guardian on September 25, 2010 at 9:42 PM

What Americans need is, yes, for Obama to feel their pain…

So you’re saying American’s need to be lied to? He’s already doing that. You should be advising him to improve his acting skills.

FloatingRock on September 25, 2010 at 9:44 PM

‘The Obama we fell in love with on the campaign trail is gone,’ lamented one activist. ‘I don’t know where that Obama is.’“

they gave up their panties to him on night number one…..

unrequited love…

you’ve been used, dude—shoulda seen it coming.

ted c on September 25, 2010 at 9:44 PM

“In a plea for unity, candidate Obama said lack of empathy was ‘the essential deficit that exists in this country.’ He defined it as ‘an inability to recognize ourselves in one another; to understand that we are our brother’s keeper; we are our sister’s keeper; that, in the words of Dr. King, we are all tied together in a single garment of destiny.’

Is it safe to bring up his Kenyan International Group of Biological “relatives?”

Something about a plank in an eye or something…

MeatHeadinCA on September 25, 2010 at 9:45 PM

I think Obama is still acting like a rock star, only now he doesn’t give autographs. Is the unpopularity of the war the real reason people were mad at W and voted in a Democrat Congress? It was never a reason I was annoyed with him but maybe I am the minority.

Cindy Munford on September 25, 2010 at 9:45 PM

What Americans need is, yes, for Obama to feel their pain…

“Republicans suck,” said Obama. “I won.”

John the Libertarian on September 25, 2010 at 9:45 PM

Lack of empathy equals psychopathy. So is BHO saying America is full of psychopaths?

tom0508 on September 25, 2010 at 9:47 PM

What Americans need is, yes, for Obama to feel their pain…

Nonsense, he just needs to give a few more speeches. That will fix everything.

RINO in Name Only on September 25, 2010 at 9:47 PM

Democrats are going through some serious soul-searching.


Bullshyte. Serious soul-searching would involved at the very least considering the possibility that Obama is not up to the job and that their policies have failed. The Dems’ current definition of “soul-searching” – blaming poor messaging and ignorant voters – is as bad as Barry’s definition of “bipartisanship” – everybody agrees with him.

rcpjr on September 25, 2010 at 9:48 PM

“In a plea for unity, candidate Obama said lack of empathy was ‘the essential deficit that exists in this country.’ He defined it as ‘an inability to recognize ourselves in one another; to understand that we are our brother’s keeper

Oh my–that’s a lovely sentiment. It didn’t work for Jesus and it’s not going to work for Obama. It’s never worked anywhere in any country. And while Obama gives it lip service his own actions speak differerently and very loudly. There’s that other platitude: the one that says practice what you preach.

jeanie on September 25, 2010 at 9:49 PM

Response: Don’t tell me I can’t stand the pain…

MeatHeadinCA on September 25, 2010 at 9:49 PM

So is BHO saying America is full of psychopaths?

tom0508 on September 25, 2010 at 9:47 PM

Good thing he’s a citizen of the world…

MeatHeadinCA on September 25, 2010 at 9:50 PM

We are our brother’s keeper, but the government is not.

PrezHussein on September 25, 2010 at 9:51 PM

What intellect?

jamie gumm on September 25, 2010 at 9:52 PM

We do not need someone to feel our pain. We need someone to stop kicking us when we are down.

unseen on September 25, 2010 at 9:53 PM

For all his talents, Mr. Clinton watched his party lose control of both the House and Senate in the 1994 midterm election, in which economic weakness was one of many factors.

If it’s so inevitable maybe Obama figures, eh, why bother putting on a show of caring enough to at least take some acting lessons.

FloatingRock on September 25, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Another dose of undiluted condescension from the community organizer !

Sandybourne on September 25, 2010 at 9:57 PM

Imagine Obama standing in the rubble of 9/11 with a bullhorn teleprompter. Enough said.

Vera on September 25, 2010 at 9:57 PM

Narcissists only feel their own pain.

Connie on September 25, 2010 at 9:57 PM

‘The Obama we fell in love with on the campaign trail is gone,’ lamented one activist. ‘I don’t know where that Obama is.’“

Did you check the golf course? Martha’s Vinyard? The car needed a new engine & tires and he spent all the money on Slurpees for his buddies in the unions.

TN Mom on September 25, 2010 at 9:58 PM

Why doesn’t he receive more credit for winning passage of expanded health care coverage, new financial regulations and an economic stimulus package that many independent economists say helped end the Great Recession?

What an idiotic question, Mr. Harwood.

Why should he receive credit for things that most Americans were against, and more are starting to HATE as they learn what it means for them in their daily lives?

hillbillyjim on September 25, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Imagine Obama standing in the rubble of 9/11 with a bullhorn teleprompter. Enough said.

Vera on September 25, 2010 at 9:57 PM

You’ve painted a powerful image.

FloatingRock on September 25, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Believe me, if I saw Obama experiencing any sort of pain I’d point and laugh.

SouthernGent on September 25, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Imagine Obama standing in the rubble of 9/11 with a bullhorn teleprompter. Enough said.

Vera on September 25, 2010 at 9:57 PM

If that’s not already a political cartoon, it should be!

FloatingRock on September 25, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Dear Leader Obama, please feel my pain and have the Tax Payers Rich Capitalist Pigs of the United States Federally Controlled Regions of America pay for a trip to Spain for me!

MeatHeadinCA on September 25, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Clinton won because of Perot, he stayed in because of Reaganomics and stealing credit belonging to the Republicans, almost anybody but McCain would have won the last election.

Clinton is now being called the best Republican President, Americans don’t like liberals, they just need(ed) to be reminded, why, they don’t like liberals.

Loudly, reminded.

Speakup on September 25, 2010 at 10:02 PM

Imagine Obama standing in the rubble of 9/11 with a bullhorn teleprompter. Enough said.

Vera on September 25, 2010 at 9:57 PM

You’ve painted a powerful image.

FloatingRock on September 25, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Ummmm… yeah, usually he’s just taking a dump on America; but in that case it would be quite a poignant location…

MeatHeadinCA on September 25, 2010 at 10:02 PM

And things just get worse for the Dems. In addition to the conservative groundswell, they underestimate the apathy of their own folks.

Not many Obama voters want to publicly own their mistake. They’ll protest quietly, by sitting home on Nov. 2nd.

It already feels like the Dems have stopped fighting….like they’re just battening down the hatches for what they know is coming…

Grace_is_sufficient on September 25, 2010 at 10:03 PM

Well at the risk of sounding psychopathic, I feel that I am taking care of a lot of my brothers and sisters right now and really can’t afford any more of them. My taxes are high enough thank you.

jeanie on September 25, 2010 at 10:03 PM

‘The Obama we fell in love with on the campaign trail is gone,’ lamented one activist. ‘I don’t know where that Obama is.’“

That’s because that Obama never existed. He was a figment of your imagination.

Connie on September 25, 2010 at 10:03 PM

Is it safe to bring up his Kenyan International Group of Biological “relatives?”

Something about a plank in an eye or something…

MeatHeadinCA on September 25, 2010 at 9:45 PM

He has about 10 half-brothers and sisters from his dirt bag of a father. I’m sure he sends each of them a “thinking-of-you” card with a few bucks in it every once in a while.

Jeff on September 25, 2010 at 10:04 PM

Off Topic:

I wish that management would consider an Open Thread on Saturdays for NCAA football. The passion, the unpredictability, and the atmosphere of college football makes it a different animal than the NFL. I love’em both, but there’s nothing like a last minute upset in the NCAA.

hillbillyjim on September 25, 2010 at 10:05 PM

He has about 10 half-brothers and sisters from his dirt bag of a father. I’m sure he sends each of them a “thinking-of-you” card with a few bucks in it every once in a while.

Jeff on September 25, 2010 at 10:04 PM

Don’t forget Auntie Z.

I also bet those “cards” are payed for by us…

MeatHeadinCA on September 25, 2010 at 10:05 PM

lamented one activist… ‘I don’t know where that Obama is.’

Newsflash: he never existed except in your simple mind.

IrishEi on September 25, 2010 at 10:05 PM

The People Respond.

Key West Reader on September 25, 2010 at 10:06 PM

Jeff on September 25, 2010 at 10:04 PM

He wipes himself (w/ one square of course) and sends it to them with the enclosed note (don’t ask how he writes it):

“Thinking of you”

MeatHeadinCA on September 25, 2010 at 10:06 PM

candidate Obama said lack of empathy was ‘the essential deficit that exists in this country.’ He defined it as ‘an inability to recognize ourselves in one another; to understand that we are our brother’s keeper; we are our sister’s keeper;

Let’s ask the people who live in Arizona along the dangerous border with Mexico. BTW, how’s that fishy.gov workin for ya?

TN Mom on September 25, 2010 at 10:06 PM

[Obama] displays a Spock-like emotional aridity in more intimate settings.

Au contraire. His emotionality is much more like that of Vlad the Impaler.

Luka on September 25, 2010 at 10:06 PM

If that’s not already a political cartoon, it should be!

I honestly wouldn’t be shocked if such a scenerio didn’t actually, or won’t soon, exist in real life. Any pictures from the anniversary speech?

Vera on September 25, 2010 at 10:06 PM

They freely admit they fell for Obama’s charm. There are tons of jilted Obama lovers in the progressive crowd tonight. It helps not Obama when his disciples deny him.

tom0508 on September 25, 2010 at 10:06 PM

Republicans are advancing the notion that Obama will stand down for reelection

Hope triumphs! More evidence of lack of imagination, vision.

Skandia Recluse on September 25, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Vera on September 25, 2010 at 9:57 PM

I think Obama’s handlers would probably position his podium safely away from any rubble, though, and likely away from dust and debris altogether—like on the other side of the river, with Ground Zero as his backdrop for the cameras.

FloatingRock on September 25, 2010 at 10:07 PM

What an idiotic question, Mr. Harwood.

Why should he receive credit for things that most Americans were against, and more are starting to HATE as they learn what it means for them in their daily lives?

hillbillyjim on September 25, 2010 at 9:59 PM

the problem is that Obama IS recieving credit for those bills.

unseen on September 25, 2010 at 10:09 PM

He is pretty cold and aloof and that certainly can be a liability. But then George Washington was said to be kinda prickly as well and I don’t think I’d object if he were in office right now. So I don’t think I need him to feel my pain or anyone else’s. I just need him to stop effing up the country so the pain can start to go away.

NoLeftTurn on September 25, 2010 at 10:09 PM

“Nobody is asking Obama to have a meltdown. That would hardly be presidential. What Americans need is, yes, for Obama to feel their pain…”

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Obama: “I understand.”

mrt721 on September 25, 2010 at 10:09 PM

“In a plea for unity, candidate Obama said lack of empathy was ‘the essential deficit that exists in this country.’ He defined it as ‘an inability to recognize ourselves in one another; to understand that we are our brother’s keeper; we are our sister’s keeper; that, in the words of Dr. King, we are all tied together in a single garment of destiny.’
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Really,we are our sister’s keeper;

Er,Aunti’s maybe!?
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More from Auntie Zeituni

http://dailycaller.com/2010/09/22/more-from-auntie-zeituni/

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Message for Dems

Key West Reader on September 25, 2010 at 10:10 PM

Well one thing is becoming obvious, we are not the brothers and sisters he has in mind.

jeanie on September 25, 2010 at 10:10 PM

This is coming from a man that wishes to sink the greatest nation in history founded in liberty, while exporting infanticide to Africa.

Resign.

Hening on September 25, 2010 at 10:11 PM

No amount of messaging, empathy, or other propaganda tactics will make people feel good about 20% rate hikes on their health insurance payments. This is a direct hit on their billfolds and purses, noticed every payday when they examine the withholdings on their stubs or statements.

It’s not the messaging. It’s the horrible legislation that has been railroaded through the halls of power and that affects the standard of living of most everyone negatively.

hillbillyjim on September 25, 2010 at 10:12 PM

The thing that really gets me is not that he doesn’t “feel” America, it’s that he clearly hates it. One of the most telling moments of the entire 2008 election was when Michelle made the famous “for the first time, I’m proud of my country” comment. That gave a clear window into how both Obama’s feel about our nation. They hate it. They hate us. That’s all we need to know. I would much rather have Bumbling Biden, who at the very least seems to like our country.

Vera on September 25, 2010 at 10:13 PM

‘The Obama we fell in love with on the campaign trail is gone,’ lamented one activist. ‘I don’t know where that Obama is.’“

The same place it always was. In fantasy land.

Luka on September 25, 2010 at 10:14 PM

It’s not the messaging.

hillbillyjim on September 25, 2010 at 10:12 PM

True dat. It’s not the icing on the cake; it’s the cake. It’s not the lipstick on the pig; it’s the pig. It’s not the packaging; it’s the contents.

Luka on September 25, 2010 at 10:17 PM

hillbillyjim on September 25, 2010 at 10:05 PM

Hear! Hear!..We need a college football open thread!..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 10:17 PM

Vera on September 25, 2010 at 10:13 PM

You make an excellent point!

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 10:21 PM

I’m surprised that not many people are pointing this out. 2010 and the fall of Obama is do mostly to the internet.

the fact that people can now watch the the making of a bill in real time, the fact that people can have hard copies of roll call votes, hard copies of the bills, get different opinions on the topics of the day all have been the main cause of Obama’s fall.

the dems and to a certain extent the GOP failed to understand 2006, 2008 were a paradigm shift in politics. the elites failed to grasp the change and continued with SOP. Pass unwanted bills, taxes, new regulations in off year elections and then pivot during election cycles. however the web would not allow them to do this.

In other words the internet gave people long term memories for the first time in the American politcal process.

the Ryan’s thought they could vote for Tarp or the autobailouts and then pretend to be fiscal conservatives, the Christie’s thought they could be soft on immigration and call illegal immigrants not criminals and people would forget.

the Obama’s and the Pelosi’s thought they could make a cornhusker kickback to win a vote and people would forget, or the lousiana purchase ansd figured that by election day it would be old news.

It’s a new day and all votes, all speeches, all actions are recorded and indexed and easily found. The internet is making it impossible for politcans to say one thing and do another. The internet are making honest men out of our politicans wether they like it or not. and those that lie and do dirty deals like Obama, castle, Lisa, Pelosi are being call out for their lies, smears, and double talk.

sure you will always have the kool-aid drinkers, the uninterested, the vote straight party line types but now thanks to the interent you have a big block of voters that will hold the politcans to account for their words and deeds and the more the web grows the easier it becomes to do and the more people do it.

unseen on September 25, 2010 at 10:23 PM

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Empathy for thee but not for the royal Me.

Good link and great point.

hillbillyjim on September 25, 2010 at 10:24 PM

My collie says:

♫ Oh where, oh where has their little god gone?
Oh where, oh where can he be?
With his agenda cut short and his mojo all gone.
Oh where, oh where can he be? ♫

CyberCipher on September 25, 2010 at 10:25 PM

As long as Scooter has himself, he’ll nevrr be alone.

kingsjester on September 25, 2010 at 10:26 PM

I will say that BHO has helped the country effectively dismantle the elite media. I blame the media for the BHO disaster. I will never forget.

d1carter on September 25, 2010 at 10:27 PM

d1carter on September 25, 2010 at 10:27 PM

+ 10..Great point!..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 10:29 PM

Dire Straits

I just wish it weren’t true.

Vera on September 25, 2010 at 10:29 PM

Vera on September 25, 2010 at 10:29 PM

We will change it come November!!..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 10:31 PM

Campaign operatives who sided with Obama against Hillary Clinton, often at some personal cost, aren’t regretting the choice they made, but some wonder whether the magic can be recaptured.

Oh yes, they are regretting it, or you wouldn’t have written that sentence, Eleanor.

Missy on September 25, 2010 at 10:34 PM

“Campaign operatives who sided with Obama against Hillary Clinton, often at some personal cost, aren’t regretting the choice they made, but some wonder whether the magic can be recaptured. I got an earful this week when I made some calls. ‘The Obama we fell in love with on the campaign trail is gone,’ lamented one activist. ‘I don’t know where that who Obama is.’“

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So now lies, media brainwashing, and mass stupidity is magic? Well to be fair, magicians do employ a great deal of deception and trickery to ply their trade.

And… fixed the little don’t know Obama thing cause it’s true, most of his supporters never even attempted to ’know’ Obama (still don‘t want to)… It was always about the hope and change logo/slogans and the teleprompter reading.

RalphyBoy on September 25, 2010 at 10:35 PM

I am enamored of ۞bama’s astounding capacity for empathy every time I read about another party, another Wagyu beef dinner, another glitzy vacation, and especially when he looks down his nose at us and tells us we are the problem.

Empathy for the Black Panther thugs in Philly? Well, of course.

Empathy for middle-class Americans who work hard just to stay even? Mmmmm… No.

hillbillyjim on September 25, 2010 at 10:35 PM

Obama was taught to hate traditional American values by Frank Marshall Davis, the Communist that he lived next door to as a kid in Hawaii. Why is anybody surprised that he has no empathy for average Americans?

kingsjester on September 25, 2010 at 10:42 PM

What intellect?

jamie gumm on September 25, 2010 at 9:52 PM

no, no…like this:

“Khan, I’m LAUGHING at the superior intellect.”

orbitalair on September 25, 2010 at 10:42 PM

kingsjester on September 25, 2010 at 10:42 PM

Nice post..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 10:46 PM

“Khan, I’m LAUGHING at the superior intellect.”

orbitalair on September 25, 2010 at 10:42 PM

His actions suggest, 2 dimensional socialist thinking

Kini on September 25, 2010 at 10:47 PM

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 10:46 PM

Thank you. It’s part one of a four part series on Obama’s life. I write a new blog daily.

kingsjester on September 25, 2010 at 10:47 PM

oh crap we are so doomed. the locusts have been unleashed…Obama the gift that keeps on giving….

Australia’s Darling river is running with water again after a drought in the middle of the decade reduced it to a trickle. But the rains feeding the continent’s fourth-longest river are not the undiluted good news you might expect. For the cloudbursts also create ideal conditions for an unwelcome pest – the Australian plague locust.

The warm, wet weather that prevailed last summer meant that three generations of locusts were born, each one up to 150 times larger than the previous generation. After over-wintering beneath the ground, the first generation of 2010 is already hatching

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/australia-faces-worst-plague-of-locusts-in-75-years-2089919.html

unseen on September 25, 2010 at 10:47 PM

Idiot, the Dems aren’t soul-searching, they are looking for ways to cover their asses and hang on to power.

Jvette on September 25, 2010 at 10:48 PM

kingsjester on September 25, 2010 at 10:47 PM

You have a great blog site..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 10:54 PM

they gave up their panties to him on night number one…..

unrequited love…

you’ve been used, dude—shoulda seen it coming.

ted c on September 25, 2010 at 9:44 PM

ted c: Most Excellent point,heres the music theme to that
Political Liberal Progressive Erotic Night!!!!!!:)
=========================================================

Meat Loaf – Paradise by the Dashboard Light

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmPMMitJDYg

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 10:54 PM

Caiwyn on September 25, 2010 at 9:34 PM

+100

First post says it as well as it can be said! Now I don’t have to say it.

Gang-of-One on September 25, 2010 at 10:56 PM

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 10:54 PM

Again, thank you!

kingsjester on September 25, 2010 at 10:56 PM

What Americans need is, yes, for Obama to feel their pain…

No, what Americans need is for Obama to just go away and take his socialist fantasies with him.

SuperCool on September 25, 2010 at 10:58 PM

“In a plea for unity, candidate Obama said lack of empathy was ‘the essential deficit that exists in this country.’ He defined it as ‘an inability to recognize ourselves in one another; to understand that we are our brother’s keeper; we are our sister’s keeper; that, in the words of Dr. King, we are all tied together in a single garment of destiny.’

We just aren’t our aunt’s or step brother’s keeper, right Kirsten? Obama aunt lives on welfare in Boston, Obama step brother lives in a 9 foot shack in Africa.

I guess the checks haven’t arrived because Chicago mail service doesn’t deliver to those two areas?

Perhaps, if your low polling hero walked it like he talked it, someone might actually listen.

Hog Wild on September 25, 2010 at 11:05 PM

but he displays a Spock-like emotional aridity in more intimate settings

He doesn’t care. Get it through your thick skulls. He’s detached because he’s is detached!

Meat Loaf – Paradise by the Dashboard Light

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmPMMitJDYg

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 10:54 PM

And now I’m prayin’ for the end of time so I can end my time with you!

TheBigOldDog on September 25, 2010 at 11:07 PM

I love’em both, but there’s nothing like a last minute upset in the NCAA.

hillbillyjim on September 25, 2010 at 10:05 PM

YES

John the Libertarian on September 25, 2010 at 11:08 PM

My collie says:

♫ Oh where, oh where has their little god gone?
Oh where, oh where can he be?
With his agenda cut short and his mojo all gone.
Oh where, oh where can he be? ♫

CyberCipher on September 25, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Your collie never ceases to impress me.

John the Libertarian on September 25, 2010 at 11:08 PM

I really couldn’t care less if Obama either emotes, emphasizes, or anti-freeze fro blood.

What I care about, nay, fear the most, is the damage Obama and the democrats have done.

There is a Communist living in the White House

Kini on September 25, 2010 at 11:10 PM

If he couldn’t feel for his brother in Kenya and his Aunt Zeituni living on the public dime in Boston, then why should we expect him to feel for us? Besides, I want a president who thinks clearly, and I’ve never seen any indication that Obama can think at all.

SilentWatcher on September 25, 2010 at 11:12 PM

‘The Obama we fell in love with on the campaign trail is gone,’ lamented one activist. ‘I don’t know where that Obama is.’“

The activist is missing the point. A smart political operative would say ‘The crowds who fell in love with Obama on the campaign trail are gone. I don’t know where they went’. As far as I’m concerned, the ‘campaign Obama’ and the ‘President Obama’ are one and the same. It’s a reasonable chunk of his 52% that now thinks he sucks a$$. It was the crowds that gave him his magic. Where did the crowds go, and why?

joejm65 on September 25, 2010 at 11:16 PM

♫ Oh where, oh where has their little god gone?
Oh where, oh where can he be?
With his agenda cut short and his mojo all gone.
Oh where, oh where can he be? ♫

CyberCipher on September 25, 2010 at 10:25 PM

♫ He bit off more than he could chew
As all of you he thought he could fool
But he has made too many a big boo boo
And now his presidency is a dead pool ♫

Cheshire Cat on September 25, 2010 at 11:19 PM

You can’t fix ignorance and incompetence with empathy. Or talk.

Running a campaign against an uninspired old man with the media fawning all over you is easy. Being chief executive when you have no executive experience ain’t so easy.

Basilsbest on September 25, 2010 at 11:21 PM

While they were all swooning, this is what we were saying:

Content warning. Not suitable for all audiences. Courtesy of R Lee Ermy.

TheBigOldDog on September 25, 2010 at 11:21 PM

It was the crowds that gave him his magic. Where did the crowds go, and why?

joejm65 on September 25, 2010 at 11:16 PM

One theory, they are the masses who tuned into CNN, MSNBC, and the networks news and did no homework of their own before voting.

And are now learning the tried and true way, the hard way.

Hog Wild on September 25, 2010 at 11:23 PM

I got an earful this week when I made some calls. ‘The Obama we fell in love with on the campaign trail is gone

If you didn’t have you head up your a$$, you would have known he was never there…it’s what empty suit means…BTW, you’re such an idiot, you’ll never know it.

AUINSC on September 25, 2010 at 11:23 PM

Here’s a President that has a brother and an Aunt in poverty that ignores them to tell us to accept the poor and help them. Am I crazy to see this empty suit for what he is and he is the Commander in Chief, our President, and the idol of the
Democratic that sees him as next to Christ? Is it any wonder that I see this man as a puppet and a man with no soul.

mixplix on September 25, 2010 at 11:26 PM

I want to see the media go down more than I want to see Obama go down. I can vote against Obama.

drunyan8315 on September 25, 2010 at 11:27 PM

This is all hogwash. Have you ever seen a man touch and hug others like the hugger in chief? OK, most of those he touched and hugged have been other men but doesn’t that count for something?

Also, he bites his lower lip bigtime. There are dozens of photos of him doing that.

If you want to see how BHO touches other men there’s a video taken by someone in the rope line of him doing just that from the gala at the museum the other night. Here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhBYV_AOuqI

No Niks on September 25, 2010 at 11:31 PM

+100

First post says it as well as it can be said! Now I don’t have to say it.

Gang-of-One on September 25, 2010 at 10:56 PM

Thanks! I’m just so tired of hearing the Dems push this line as though Republicans and conservatives don’t care for our fellow man. That’s horsecrap. We care for our fellow man by providing him with the opportunity to succeed on his own terms.

Democrats, on the other hand, want to diminish the achievement of the individual by constantly providing handouts to people who don’t really need it. They want everyone to feel indebted to them. But Americans don’t need handouts. What they need is opportunity and encouragement to stand on their own. Give us the chance to do that and we will shine. We always have.

Obama thinks that being “his brother’s keeper” is caring, when it is not. Keeping people in dependence is not kindness. It is cruelty.

Caiwyn on September 25, 2010 at 11:32 PM

Christine O’Donnell is now officially a national joke on SNL.

Way to pick a winner.

WisCon on September 25, 2010 at 11:35 PM

Christine O’Donnell is now officially a national joke on SNL.

Way to pick a winner.

WisCon on September 25, 2010 at 11:35 PM

What did you expect from SNL?

FloatingRock on September 25, 2010 at 11:40 PM

Christine O’Donnell is now officially a national joke on SNL.

Way to pick a winner.

WisCon on September 25, 2010 at 11:35 PM

Way to carry your continuing tantrum into an unrelated thread.

SuperCool on September 25, 2010 at 11:42 PM

candidate Obama said lack of empathy was ‘the essential deficit that exists in this country.’ He defined it as ‘an inability to recognize ourselves in one another; to understand that we are our brother’s keeper; we are our sister’s keeper; that, in the words of Dr. King, we are all tied together in a single garment of destiny.’

Some of us weren’t fooled by his taking on a preacher cadence and could tell he was disconnected from the words he was saying. He had no clue how to practice what he preached, as it were. And so it was.

KittyLowrey on September 25, 2010 at 11:43 PM

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