Tina Brown: Let’s face it, Obama just doesn’t like his job

posted at 9:20 pm on November 30, 2011 by Allahpundit

Via News Busters, a sad, sad story. What can we as voters do to help our president out of this predicament? Any ideas?

Says Ace, summing up the spin, “Liberalism never fails. Liberals just fail liberalism sometime.”

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Tina, what has happened to this president, the president from hope and change? What has happened?

TINA BROWN: Well it’s so interesting. I think that Obama doesn’t like his job, actually. I think that he is genuinely of a professioral disposition in the sense that I think that he’s interested in chewing over the pros and cons, and he doesn’t like, he doesn’t like power and he doesn’t know how to exercise power. And I think knowing how to exercise power is absolutely crucial. He doesn’t understand how to underpin his ideas with the political gritty, granular business of getting it done. And that kind of gap has just widened and widened and widened. And so that every time there is a moment, a window where he can jump in, like something like a Simpson-Bowles as well, he just doesn’t do it. He hangs back at crucial moments when you have to dive through that window.

Matthews made this point recently too, claiming he’s heard from congressmen that The One never reaches out and speculating that he simply doesn’t like their company. Oddly enough, O’s alleged misanthropy didn’t stop him from passing the stimulus or universal health care — which none of the left’s political icons ever succeeded in doing — or prevent him from making deals with the GOP on the annual budget or the debt ceiling. Only when the already weak economic recovery stalled and his job approval began to sink to dangerous levels did the “Obama’s not a people person” excuse really start to bloom. It achieved full flower in early October when this WaPo piece was published; see this contemporaneous “Quotes of the Day” post for a round-up of related stories and reaction. Apparently it’s now mainstream Democratic conventional wisdom, which is convenient since it lets them draw an implicit contrast between the Great Society success of master wheeler-dealer LBJ and the Great Liberal Realignment failure of Obama. If only O had been a little friendlier, maybe all their policy dreams would have come true. Liberals just fail liberalism sometimes.

Here’s a radical theory: Maybe Obama’s not reaching out to gladhand congressmen about Bowles-Simpson because he’s not that interested in getting Bowles-Simpson passed. The singular lesson of his presidency this year is that he won’t take risks on policy if it will complicate his reelection bid, and a package like Bowles-Simpson carries considerable political risk on entitlements. It’s also far more aggressive on spending than President Downgrade has ever shown himself to be. He seems to have settled on running against Congress as his best bet in 2012, so go figure that he’s not leaping to get involved in the deficit-reduction clusterfark of the Super Committee. That being so, what’s left for him and John and Harry and Mitch and Nancy to talk about?

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First!

nukemhill on November 30, 2011 at 9:24 PM

I thought that not jumping through the window was leading from behind?

Spin libs, spin.

BKeyser on November 30, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Daayam. Two nights in a row!

nukemhill on November 30, 2011 at 9:24 PM

What can we as voters do to help our president out of this predicament? Any ideas?

LOL epic.

Hey why does HA prominently link to AoS HQ, but not the other way round?

John the Libertarian on November 30, 2011 at 9:25 PM

Obama doesn’t like his job.

So whattheheck are the Democrats doing trying to re-elect him? Send him back to the beach, let him run after beach balls all of his five minutes he’s not golfing and talkin’ trash on the blackberry.

Lourdes on November 30, 2011 at 9:26 PM

But Barry & Michelle LOVE the benefits & perks.

Obama has used this presidency to get stamps in his passport, and to improve his golf swing.

Michelle loves the fashion & food.

However, getting them out of the WhiteHouse is going to be hard. Evicting deadbeats usually is.

portlandon on November 30, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Maybe Scarlet Johansen can help him find something more comfortable to his liking, like, say, her makeup artist on-call.

Lourdes on November 30, 2011 at 9:27 PM

I’ve gotta say, Brown was absolutely right on there. And Mika really gets her empty head handed to her.

paul1149 on November 30, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Hey why does HA prominently link to AoS HQ, but not the other way round?

John the Libertarian on November 30, 2011 at 9:25 PM

Ace and Gabriel don’t want anyone interfering. They’re serious.

Lourdes on November 30, 2011 at 9:28 PM

What can we as voters do to help our president out of this predicament? Any ideas?

Hold a national telethon?

I don’t get the liberal complaint (well, I do but stay with me): Obama has passed three of the significant pieces of legislation in American history. To wit, (1) a huge $800+ billion stimulus; (2) a massive healthcare reform/takeover that several Presidents before him couldn’t get passed; and (3) the most far reaching financial reforms since the Great Depression.

And it’s still not enough.

As AP says, maybe Obama doesn’t want to work with the other side. Maybe he realizes that he can’t get re-elected that way, that it requires the expenditure of too much political capital. The only way back to the White House is by not coming to an agreement on these issues but using the failure to address them as rationale for his re-election.

He won’t compromise not because he can’t but because he doesn’t want to.

SteveMG on November 30, 2011 at 9:29 PM

He hangs back at crucial moments

Translation: He’s not a LEADER. He doesn’t like to make decisions. He likes voting PRESENT!

When the going gets tough, Barry goes golfing.

GarandFan on November 30, 2011 at 9:29 PM

They’re serious.

Lourdes on November 30, 2011 at 9:28 PM

Ace gives props to AP and Ed all the time, but no sidebar link. Then again, there was no sidebar link to MM on HA until she became emeritus.

John the Libertarian on November 30, 2011 at 9:30 PM

It’s unfortunate that Scarborough the MSNBC tool doesn’t call these morons out, but instead goes along with their nonsensical analysis. He doesn’t like his job? Give me a damn break.

ncconservative on November 30, 2011 at 9:31 PM

O! Actually thought that this was something he could play with, like a toy. When he found out he had to negotiate, connect, and convince people in order to accept his policies, he lost interest in the toy.

What a child.

predator on November 30, 2011 at 9:31 PM

What can we as voters do to help our president out of this predicament? Any ideas?

Wayne Dyer tapes? Yoga For Beginners? A new vacuum cleaner? Surely there is SOMETHING an eager nation can do to help him find his new job.

Lourdes on November 30, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Barack Obama simply doesn’t like to see free men not under the control of a Marxist tyranny.

But quit watching what he is talking about and watch what the apparatchiks he salted the US Government Agencies with are doing to implode the social order and eliminate the military budget. That is where he is stealing a march on all of the the commenters.

jimw on November 30, 2011 at 9:33 PM

TINA BROWN: Well it’s so interesting. I think that Obama doesn’t like his job, actually. I think that he is genuinely of a professioral disposition in the sense that I think that he’s interested in chewing over the pros and cons, and he doesn’t like, he doesn’t like power and he doesn’t know how to exercise power.

Hmmmm. Are you sure about that, Tina? Are you sure it’s not that he would really just prefer to play golf and watch basketball? He’s got a lot of money now (from book sales, etc.), so are you sure he wouldn’t rather just vacation for the rest of his life? Because I gotta tell you, that’s the vibe I’m getting.

cynccook on November 30, 2011 at 9:34 PM

He is just disappointed he hasn’t been able to be named dictator/king/grand poobah.

“President” is so beneath him.

gophergirl on November 30, 2011 at 9:34 PM

It’s unfortunate that Scarborough the MSNBC tool doesn’t call these morons out, but instead goes along with their nonsensical analysis. He doesn’t like his job? Give me a damn break.

ncconservative on November 30, 2011 at 9:31 PM

IN this case (Tina Brown), he let her sew herself up. All by herself.

Sometimes just letting them talk is more than enough to allow the picture to be set.

Lourdes on November 30, 2011 at 9:35 PM

And Mika really gets her empty head handed to her.

paul1149 on November 30, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Yep ! !

That made it worth viewing : )

Texyank on November 30, 2011 at 9:35 PM

It is not that he doesn’t like his job, it is that he doesn’t know how to do his job. All he knows is theory and he doesn’t know how to make it work without 4 aces up his sleeve (i.e. a filibuster proof Senate, a huge majority in Congress, a compliant media, and a Fed chief who prints all the money he needs).

txmomof6 on November 30, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Whoa, Downtown Tina Brown has not aged well since her Mtv days.

carbon_footprint on November 30, 2011 at 9:37 PM

They’re serious.

Lourdes on November 30, 2011 at 9:28 PM

Ace gives props to AP and Ed all the time, but no sidebar link. Then again, there was no sidebar link to MM on HA until she became emeritus.

John the Libertarian on November 30, 2011 at 9:30 PM

It wasn’t me who questioned the ‘why’s’, I just addressed the ‘we’re serious‘ nature of the authors over there.

Lourdes on November 30, 2011 at 9:38 PM

What can we as voters do to help our president out of this predicament? Any ideas?

Maybe a new telephone for his desk, with all kinds of neat buttons and stuff /s
Then he can call the English Embassy in Iran.

herm2416 on November 30, 2011 at 9:39 PM

It is not that he doesn’t like his job, it is that he doesn’t know how to do his job. All he knows is theory and he doesn’t know how to make it work without 4 aces up his sleeve (i.e. a filibuster proof Senate, a huge majority in Congress, a compliant media, and a Fed chief who prints all the money he needs).

txmomof6 on November 30, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Actually, I think it’s because he doesn’t like the job. He expected some sort of something and found out afterward that actual work was involved, and he doesn’t like the work.

He also appears not to like the American people and our Allies, among other things. Obama is not a happy fellow and the Presidency appears to have been a basket he wanted to shoot and afterward, well, he thought there’d be more applause.

Lourdes on November 30, 2011 at 9:41 PM

What can we as voters do to help our president out of this predicament? Any ideas?

Update the TOTUS!

predator on November 30, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Obama is afraid. He’s just a sissy momma’s boy.

SlaveDog on November 30, 2011 at 9:46 PM

POTUSing is hard…

d1carter on November 30, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Obama doesn’t like any “job”.
Working is hard.
Golf is easy.

esblowfeld on November 30, 2011 at 9:47 PM

“Upgrade” might have been a better word, but you get the message.

predator on November 30, 2011 at 9:47 PM

Given that this is his first ever job, maybe he just doesn’t like to work…

moc23 on November 30, 2011 at 9:48 PM

Golf is easy.

esblowfeld on November 30, 2011 at 9:47 PM

If you’re satisfied with doing it poorly, oh wait…never mind.

predator on November 30, 2011 at 9:48 PM

Naaa, they just can’t stand that their liberal policies are failures…so blame anything and everything, even obama.

tinkerthinker on November 30, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Obama is a scofflaw layabout.

SlaveDog on November 30, 2011 at 9:50 PM

The Malazy ad

John the Libertarian on November 30, 2011 at 9:51 PM

Whoa, Downtown Tina Brown has not aged well since her Mtv days.

carbon_footprint on November 30, 2011 at 9:37 PM

LOLed.

jaime on November 30, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Whoa, Downtown Tina Brown has not aged well since her Mtv days.

carbon_footprint on November 30, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Liberalism will age you at an accelerated rate.

predator on November 30, 2011 at 9:55 PM

txmomof6 on November 30, 2011 at 9:36 PM

I think it’s Obama’s lack of executive experience. He spent his whole political career in the legislature.

Like someone else we know.

jaime on November 30, 2011 at 9:56 PM

What can we as voters do to help our president out of this predicament? Any ideas?

Easy. how about help him pack up?

antisocial on November 30, 2011 at 9:57 PM

Well ya know,he was a Lawyer,but had to surrender his licence,
OMama Obama as well.Then,Obama was only a visiting Lecturer at
Chicago,and only a Senator!

Thats it,nothing more!

But…But….the Left and MSM,hailed Hopey/Changey as the
Second Coming,sooo articulate,worldly,Super Smart,Cultured,
refined,

but then,we find out,Obama is nothing more than a “VOICE FOR THE
DNC”,to be allowed,unchecked,”tak’n it to the GOP/Con/Rep/The
Right!!

The Left wanted a guy,who could vent,against Bush’s 8 years,
that has left the Left,bitter,angry,ragey!!

canopfor on November 30, 2011 at 9:57 PM

He wanted a position, not a job.

BDavis on November 30, 2011 at 9:59 PM

I don’t like Barack. Let’s discuss.

SouthernGent on November 30, 2011 at 10:01 PM

He really thinks himself a transformational figure and the fact that we don’t think so upsets him.

thebrokenrattle on November 30, 2011 at 10:03 PM

To quote GQ:

[Tina]Brown spent 2011 transforming Newsweek from a magazine no one reads into a magazine no one reads but everyone despises.

jaime on November 30, 2011 at 10:05 PM

I don’t like Barack. Let’s discuss.

SouthernGent on November 30, 2011 at 10:01 PM

Mika would like to discuss why you are such a racist bastige.

Tweet her at your earliest opp.

predator on November 30, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Bachmann, on Greta, just mentioned 3 possible picks for her VP:

Jim DeMint
Marco Rubio
Donald Trump

She also would like Rick Santorum as Attorney General.

SouthernGent on November 30, 2011 at 10:07 PM

After his poll numbers started to tank, I think it was more a matter of “if they don’t like me, then I don’t like them” kinda pouty thing going on.

DrStock on November 30, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Mika would like to discuss why you are such a racist bastige.

Tweet her at your earliest opp.

predator on November 30, 2011 at 10:05 PM

You need to work on your spelling. That’s bastage.

jaime on November 30, 2011 at 10:08 PM

You need to work on your spelling. That’s bastage.

jaime on November 30, 2011 at 10:08 PM

Damn! Tripped up that sixth-grade diploma again. *ah new ah shooda wint to junor hi*

predator on November 30, 2011 at 10:11 PM

SouthernGent on November 30, 2011 at 10:07 PM

I don’t know how you feel about it, but Trump!?

I like Bachmann very well, but every once in a while she goes around the bend. I wish she had kept her mouth shut about the whole Gardasil thing. I’d still be in her corner if not for that.

jaime on November 30, 2011 at 10:12 PM

In the spirit of mercy, we can work with our Representatives to start Impeachment proceedings immediately, which will allow poor Obama to stop playing “president,” leave Washington immediately, and find a suitable Chicago job which fits his talents…like embezzling OWS contributions.

landlines on November 30, 2011 at 10:17 PM

When you’ve lost Tina Brown, well, you’ve lost a brown tina.

TXUS on November 30, 2011 at 10:20 PM

jaime on November 30, 2011 at 10:12 PM

She really should’ve deflected the question from Greta, but I’m voting for her in the primary here in South Carolina if she’s still in the race; however, I still reserve the right to write in Sarah Palin’s name. :-D

SouthernGent on November 30, 2011 at 10:23 PM

When everything in life has been handed to Obama, especially since he has been called special during that whole life, the idea of work is beneath beneath. Obama is lazy.

Obama drifts from opportunity to opportunity without ever earning the right to hold the next position.

Obama avoids decision-making because he fears having the possible blame for a bad choice being attributed to himself.

An enterprising interviewer should ask him what he intends to do with his life after his tenure as president is over.

onlineanalyst on November 30, 2011 at 10:30 PM

landlines on November 30, 2011 at 10:17 PM

While there is plenty ammunition to build a case for Obama’s impeachment, this is not a good idea. Any such effort would swell his approval rating upward simply because the Dems would play the attempt as a political move, not one that is good for the nation’s well-being.

onlineanalyst on November 30, 2011 at 10:38 PM

Tina and Joe are wrong, Obama loves the presidency. The problem is that the economy didn’t bounce back after he and his supporters found ways to funnel the stimulus dollars to their bank accounts. He was supposed to be the next Regan, George Washington and Abe Lincoln all rolled into one. The world would love us and all were supposed to bow down to his great genius and leadership.

It just didn’t work out the way he dreamed it would.

Africanus on November 30, 2011 at 10:45 PM

I think it’s Obama’s lack of executive experience. He spent his whole political career in the legislature.

Like someone else we know.

jaime on November 30, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Agreed. Furthermore the one trait that a successful executive has that a legislator doesn’t have is the ability to make a decision when you are the one and only person that is responsible for taking action. This is a big reason Obama fails continually. He does not like to make decisions if he feels it is possible that his decision might harm him in some way. Even the Speaker of the House, as high and powerful a person as there is in the Congress, is only one of 435 when it comes to making decisions.

txmomof6 on November 30, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Why is this guy even running for re-election?

To whine and cast blame in the midst of failure, or is he really stupid enough to think things will be any different than the first term?

He’s obviously not going to have the huge Democrat majorities he needs to pass his putrid policies.

By 2014, he’ll be a lame duck.

On the other hand, if he doesn’t run for re-election, he can be free to spend his millions and make millions more, jetting off to five star locales around the world, making speeches badmouthing America. Which he will love.

Someone needs to hit him upside the head with this. It would be a win-win for all involved if this guy would just quit and go away. We’d all be happier.

NoDonkey on November 30, 2011 at 10:49 PM

Let me get this straight…

… Obowma comes roaring into office, proclaimed to be the smartest, most articulate President of the United States ever, and the first half-black one to boot.

Then the financial crisis caused by fellow Democrats social engineering policies gives him the “crisis” he needed to spend and implement every Marxist/Socialist policy that was collecting dust across the country…

… When his policies all failed miserably, he now doesn’t quite like the job.

Kind of makes you wonder what he is thinking about, sitting around the White House at night, feeling sorry for himself saying; “Fu%k this Country…!”

… doesn’t it?

Seven Percent Solution on November 30, 2011 at 10:49 PM

It just didn’t work out the way he dreamed it would.

Africanus on November 30, 2011 at 10:45 PM

This is so true. He just assumed that the Recession would be like all other recessions and just go on autopilot and everything would work out in the normal business cycle all by itself. What he didn’t comprehend was that if you enact policies that destroy the economy it won’t just bounce back on its own automatically.

txmomof6 on November 30, 2011 at 10:51 PM

NoDonkey on November 30, 2011 at 10:49 PM
The true liberal believers would love that. They would love him to quit, because then they could convince themselves that it wasn’t liberalism that failed and the landslide that they rightly fear won’t be a complete rejection of liberalism that such a defeat would mean. If Obama quits they can come up with excuses and live to fight another day. If he goes down and takes them and their ideas with him they will have a much longer time wandering in the wilderness.

txmomof6 on November 30, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Hey, give the turd a break.
Destroying a country ain’t easy.

justltl on November 30, 2011 at 11:11 PM

What makes you all think BHO doesn’t like his job? If he hated it, he would choose not to run for re-election.

He is doing exactly what he thinks will get him a second term: he avoided the Super Committee deliberately because “leadership ‘ by him might have caused them to accomplish something, which would not have enhanced his campaign. He needs to be able to accuse the GOP of failure to compromise.

His goal is to have the entire nation dependent on government. A bad economy is the perfect environment for this. He is far from being in over his head. He knows exactly what he wants and damned if he isn’t getting it.

EL on November 30, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Here’s a radical theory: Maybe Obama’s not reaching out to gladhand congressmen about Bowles-Simpson because he’s not that interested in getting Bowles-Simpson passed.

Here’s another radical theory: Obama is not bright, he is not articulate, and he doesn’t reach out because he does not know that he should, much less how to do so. He is whiny, self-absorbed, narcissistic to high degree and a bully when he doesn’t get his way. He is, in effect, a surly teenager.

He is not a leftist, nor is he Progressive. He is not a Marxist, nor is he a “secret Muslim”, nor a Socialist. To be any of those would require having the courage to stand for principles, and he has neither courage nor principles.

Well, with all that against him, how did he get elected to the Presidency? Simple: political correctness – he truly is an Affirmative Action President.

ss396 on November 30, 2011 at 11:38 PM

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Politics today needs to be changed.

Next, we will all receive a “participation trophy” in the mail from the IRS.

J_Crater on November 30, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Wrong again–Obama doesn’t like his country.

mobydutch on November 30, 2011 at 11:40 PM

It’s sad and funny to see liberals ignore the elephant in the room; they are like Mr. Magoo…the reason why the their savior has been such a horrible president is quite simple: Their ideology when put in practice always leads to negative outcomes. It’s not that Obama hates politics or some other avoidance behavior horseshit; it’s that the left is just wrong.

blue13326 on November 30, 2011 at 11:47 PM

I’ll say it again…this is why the Carters, Kennedys, Pelosis, Dodds, Franks, Obamas, et al get elected…the MSM, Hollywood, and academia are controlled by Leftists.

Why is that?

Because for generations Conservatives have been playing their own version of class warfare by thumbing their noses at higher education and wanting their kids to go into anything but the above, thus the Libtards took over the most influential segments of our society.

Dr. ZhivBlago on November 30, 2011 at 11:51 PM

Huh? What blather. One doesn’t run for political office (twice in the case of Mr. Obama) without wanting power.

unclesmrgol on December 1, 2011 at 12:45 AM

I think he is just a narcissist… why be an awful one-term president when you can be a disastrous two-term president?

DaveS on December 1, 2011 at 1:31 AM

oops. Three times.

unclesmrgol on December 1, 2011 at 1:40 AM

Hah!
The Lightworker doesn’t like heavy lifting.
Illuminating.

soundingboard on December 1, 2011 at 2:43 AM

Pure BS! So much mutual defecation! BTW, who is this “Obamer” Tina keeps talking about?? Godawfulest crap I have ever seen!

Sherman1864 on December 1, 2011 at 3:33 AM

When the going gets tough, Barry goes golfing.

GarandFan on November 30, 2011 at 9:29 PM

Seems to conflict with the view that his 2012 campaign is basically “scorched earth”. Regardless of the terrible aftermath, that kind of campaign requires pretty serious commitment and constant oversight so it doesn’t get lost in a jumble of carping and whining. Can we expect to see actual passion from him in an all-out assault on Congress or will he leave this up to surrogates as well?

Extrafishy on December 1, 2011 at 5:54 AM

All Barak was interested in is the title ‘Mr. President’. He now has that for life no matter what he does or doesn’t do as president.

meci on December 1, 2011 at 6:50 AM

The President isn’t professorial. I don’t think he’s even very smart. What I do think is that Obama is a FRAUD, aided an abetted by the media and his sycophants. This is probably why the public will never see his school transcripts.

zoyclem on December 1, 2011 at 7:41 AM

The worst President in the history of the United States.

albill on December 1, 2011 at 7:42 AM

He doesn’t like his job? Balderdash -he’s holding the golf course hostage while his czars, Soros, and his socialist unions are running the country -what’s not to like, the interruptions, now and then, just when he’s got a low scoring game on?

Look, the left can shift some of those Obama stash dollars and send him to one of those soviet re-education camps -but let’s be honest, they’ve got to ove what he’s doing to America.

Don L on December 1, 2011 at 7:46 AM

The libs are like the proud mother speaking about her child who is a poor student. She says that her little boy just isn’t “challenged” by the curriculum or the teachers because he is so intelligent. Obummer is so damn smart he just isn’t challenged by being the most powerful person on earth. He’s bored and doesn’t like the job.

Herb on December 1, 2011 at 9:50 AM

Job? There was a job that came with this anointing?

katablog.com on December 1, 2011 at 10:05 AM

he is the worst president we’ve ever had, and he will be the worst ex president we ever had, worse than Carter for sure. Carter didn’t like being ex president and the legacy of his administration, and the same will be of Obama. He is going to hate being raked over the coals, and will lash out at the American people, if not the world for pointing it out over and over again.

pabo on December 1, 2011 at 10:17 AM

Of course, he doesn’t like his job. When you expected your election to lower sea levels you don’t do glad-handing. He comes up with the big ideas and our job is to smack our heads and shout “why haven’t we done this already!” As a democracy doesn’t work this way he’s disappointed in us. It also fits in with his bowing to dictators. He’s just not that impressed with America. We are not up to his standards.

Fred 2 on December 1, 2011 at 11:22 AM

Gee, if Gingrich were President, could he get along with Congress? Some experience with that lil’ ol’ Speaker of the House thingy might mean something…

Steve Z on December 1, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Bachmann, on Greta, just mentioned 3 possible picks for her VP:

Jim DeMint
Marco Rubio
Donald Trump

She also would like Rick Santorum as Attorney General.

SouthernGent on November 30, 2011 at 10:07 PM

The first two would be great, but maybe they’re needed in the Senate. Trump? Fuhgeddaboudit.

Steve Z on December 1, 2011 at 11:28 AM

Someone please tell The One that politics can be holy

The people of Yathrib invited Muhammad to become their leader and arbitrator to solve the tribal warfare that was tearing Yathrib apart. Muhammad drew up an agreement of cooperation among the Muslims and the tribes of the city. To help the refugees from Makkah, who had left all that they owned behind, Muhammad joined each migrant from Makkah (Muhajirun) in brotherhood with a Muslim from Madinah (Ansar). This policy helped the refugees to begin new lives, and helped the new Muslims of Madinah learn Islam from the experienced Muslims from Makkah. Source: The Islam Project’s Biographical Information

I would call this bringing people together.

IlikedAUH2O on December 1, 2011 at 12:22 PM

MIKA thinks our leader is just too good for us. And how awful politics are today. Like guaranteeing loans for donors while ignoring or crushing ideas from other parties. Tell ‘em Mika!

IlikedAUH2O on December 1, 2011 at 12:25 PM

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: “Well who would today?”

You go to war with the army you have, but Obama clearly wants to rule pre-2008 without Iraq. when there was more money to spend. When his decisions would have made him lots of friends … and nobody would have complained about his wagyu and golfing.

J_Crater on December 1, 2011 at 12:30 PM

Tina Brown: Let’s face it, Obama is just a SCOAMF

DSchoen on December 1, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Mika is such a twit. That bleach is starting to soak into her brain.

Why is she on that show?

Pablo Snooze on December 1, 2011 at 7:56 PM