Good news: Obama finally finds an issue he’s willing to take the lead on

posted at 7:06 pm on March 10, 2011 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate. He won’t lead on Libya, he won’t lead on entitlements, he won’t lead on a budget compromise, he wouldn’t even lead on writing the ObamaCare bill. But bullying? It’s president time.

A good question from Ace: What does this guy do, exactly?

On the stimulus, he let Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid write a trillion dollar waste of money; he offered them no guidance, he did not threaten to veto any pork spending. He just deferred. He did not lead; he delegated…

Having campaigned against the individual mandate, he left it in the hands of Harry Reid and his lawyers to write the bill; they included the mandate he had made a major stand in campaigning against. Once again, he deferred to others.

In the cases of uprisings in Iran and Libya, rather than show American leadership, he once again voted present and said little and did even less. He left a leadership void in world leadership now being filled, thankfully, by the British and the French.

All of these cases illustrate that Obama really isn’t bringing anything to the table. He is not contributing to the most important questions facing the country — he does not offer ideas, or support for particular plans. He lets other people do the deciding, and then he embraces whatever consensus others have created.

A Republican candidate for President should ask: For $400,000 per year in salary, what are we actually getting? Is he actually doing his job? Couldn’t anyone do what Obama has done? Put anyone in the office, someone unqualified and well over their heads, and they’d do the same thing, sit back, let other people handle it.

He’s being unfair. Could just anyone deliver a brief speech about how bullying is bad?

After you watch the clip, go watch this video of a little bullying in action. Exit question: Is notorious bully Sheila Jackson Lee really the best person to be sponsoring federal anti-bullying legislation? I know we’ve got money to spare for stuff like that, but still — Sheila Jackson Lee, anti-bully crusader?

Update: David Frum snarks, “Somebody tell Obama that Qaddafi is a bully.”


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Laura Ingraham ripped a chunk or two out of BOR tonight on this issue. She claimed it is a sign that the Bamster is an ‘unserious’ president and he has no business sticking his nose into this.

BOR to no one’s surprise is willing to give little Bammie a pass this time.

slickwillie2001 on March 10, 2011 at 11:31 PM

The great issue of our time….

shorebird on March 10, 2011 at 11:49 PM

Laura Ingraham ripped a chunk or two out of BOR tonight on this issue. She claimed it is a sign that the Bamster is an ‘unserious’ president and he has no business sticking his nose into this.

BOR to no one’s surprise is willing to give little Bammie a pass this time.

slickwillie2001 on March 10, 2011 at 11:31 PM

Saw it.

Any question where BOR’s nose is impacted these days?

SuperCool on March 11, 2011 at 12:46 AM

Wait a minute. I remember Obama doing an interview in early 2009 with a kid whom asked him whether he was bullied at school. Obama said he was not because as a kid he was rather tall. Does anyone either remember this and can confirm or has a video link?

Omega_Rage on March 11, 2011 at 1:10 AM

It’s not a federal issue. Again, this guy displays his lack of understanding of what the job of the president of the United States is. NOT presidential.

tx2654 on March 11, 2011 at 2:41 AM

Wait a minute. I remember Obama doing an interview in early 2009 with a kid whom asked him whether he was bullied at school. Obama said he was not because as a kid he was rather tall. Does anyone either remember this and can confirm or has a video link?
 
Omega_Rage on March 11, 2011 at 1:10 AM

 

http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2009/08/obama_bullied_a_lot_no_slam_du.html

 
Video is scrubbed, but the quote is still there.
 
“I wasn’t bullied too much in school,” Obama said. “I was pretty big for my age.’
 
- President Barack H. Obama, August 14, 2009

rogerb on March 11, 2011 at 7:04 AM

He wasn’t actually bullied, but apparently a few kids did make jokes about his big ears, which must have cut to the quick for a narcissist like Barry.

AZCoyote on March 11, 2011 at 7:40 AM

Barack Obowma, the gift that keeps on giving….misery and suffering.

Again, this guy displays his lack of understanding of what the job of the president of the United States is. NOT presidential.

tx2654 on March 11, 2011 at 2:41 AM

Voting “present” or doing nothing while the world around him crumbles is not presidential? Telling us what not to eat, what lightbulbs we can use, what food we can buy for our children while he engages in steak-filled hypocrisy is not presidential? The libs get all the blame for electing this clown.

dthorny on March 11, 2011 at 7:50 AM

When the POTUS told republicans “I WON” when they wanted to discuss issues acted as a bully?

Pushing Obowmacare through, when an 85% majority of the country were happy with their healthcare, bullying America to purchase something unconstitutionally?

A Florida judge declares Obowmacare illegal and unconstitutional, while the POTUS continues to set it up as US law bullying and against the law?

dthorny on March 11, 2011 at 7:59 AM

President Pantywaist strikes again.

kingsjester on March 11, 2011 at 9:15 AM

A good question from Ace: What does this guy do, exactly?

Reads ghostwritten speeches and plays golf.

Yes I Can, Yes I Can!

Steve Z on March 11, 2011 at 10:14 AM

Saw it.

Any question where BOR’s nose is impacted these days?

SuperCool on March 11, 2011 at 12:46 AM

I’m pretty sure melanin doesn’t rub off…what?…that’s not melanin. Ewww…never mind.

SKYFOX on March 11, 2011 at 11:49 AM

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