Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:01 am on September 13, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

It’s tough to get a meeting with the President of the United States, regardless of who’s in the office at any given time.  Heck, even a besieged ally like Israel can’t get the US head of state to agree to a meeting, even when Israel’s Prime Minister offers to come to him:

Feuding between the US and Israel burst into the open when Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, sharply criticised recent US statements about Iran while the White House said President Barack Obama would not meet Mr Netanyahu in the US this month.

Mr Netanyahu made a stinging attack on Tuesday on Washington’s refusal to establish a “red line” for Iran’s nuclear programme – a point beyond which US military action against Iran would be taken. …

The White House said on Tuesday that Mr Obama would not meet Mr Netanyahu when he travels to the US this month for the UN General Assembly session because the two men would not be in New York on the same day. However, Israeli media reported on Tuesday evening that Mr Netanyahu had offered to travel to Washington for a meeting. This was denied by the White House.

The Israeli media in question for this story is Ha’aretz, which isn’t exactly a bastion of conservatism in the Holy Land.  Still, was this really a snub, considering how tightly packed the President’s schedule must be?  Barack Obama has to meet with a lot of important people, like, say … the Pimp With A Limp (h/t: Power Line):

President Obama was heard on the South Florida airwaves this 9/11 Anniversary morning in a 10-minute radio interview with Miami’s “Pimp with the Limp” DJ Laz from 106.7 WRMA-FM.

“You’re big time. You’ve got Pitbull and Flo Rida and all these guys just beating a path to your door,” Obama said, buttering up Laz. “And so I’m hoping that I can get a little of that magic from you in this interview.”

Hey, maybe Obama just wanted to talk with some regular folk on the 11th anniversary of 9/11 — you know, to share some remembrances and talk about the need to remain vigilant after the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans.  Right?  Er …

The two talked tunes, TV, football and top topics of the 2012 campaign.  Obama did not mention the terror attacks that took place 11 years ago today, a fact his critics were quick to point out.

He “avoided talking about 9/11 on 9/11′s anniversary, but made time to mock the Dolphins bad record,” noted the Miami Herald.

That’s not all Obama avoided.  Bibi’s still waiting on Line 1.

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Obama chats it up with the pimp with the limp, gets re-elected… how this country has changed.

WordsMatter on September 13, 2012 at 8:06 AM

The NeverEnding Snubation of Bi Bi!!

canopfor on September 13, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Bibi’s still waiting on Line 1.

As if waiting isn’t bad enough, the hold music is probably “Best Of” tapes of The Won.
Nauseating.

bettycooper on September 13, 2012 at 8:07 AM

“Pimp with the Limp”?

Ed, that is an Obamaturism within an Obamaturism.

percysunshine on September 13, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Obama is literally (just ask Joe Biden) asking to be put out of office with these antics, begging the media to show him for what and who he truly is so he can just go golfing in peace. But that mean old MSM has Obama in their chains and they’re not prepared to let him slip away and ruin their precious narrative. You’re going to stay in that White House and be OUR black president dammit!

Shameful, treasonous and racist in the extreme. That’s the way our media treats Obama by trying to trap him in the White House.

CitizenEgg on September 13, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Hardly seems relevant, given his gross failures in leadership over the last 48hrs. With embassies under threat, the anti-terrorism Marine FAST team being deployed from Norfolk to Tripoli via Rota, with AEGIS DDGs speeding to the area, President Jive-Ass gets in his plane and goes to Vegas for more campaigning.

rayra on September 13, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Obama – surrender, “third-rate ain’t so bad”

Romney – Lets’s rebuild, better days are ahead of us.

Libtards – Wow, Obama is so inspiring.

AubieJon on September 13, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Letterman…Beyonce fundraiser…priorities

workingclass artist on September 13, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Well…I guess the ME wasn’t as Democracy Ready as I expected..
– Obama

[Chuckles and golf claps from the MSM.]

Electrongod on September 13, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Drudge reports US consolate in Berlin, Germany evacuated. Gee, the Cairo speech. Tiergarten. Such short memories these foreigners have. It’s still Messiah!

Marcus on September 13, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Well…I guess the ME wasn’t as Democracy Ready as I expected..
– Obama

[Chuckles and golf claps from the MSM.]

Electrongod on September 13, 2012 at 8:11 AM

My point exactly.

CitizenEgg on September 13, 2012 at 8:14 AM

The media does a great job of trying to suppress the vote I have to say. Even I get down at times. I get back up again, but it isn’t always easy.

tomas on September 13, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Pimp with a Limp?

Glorification of and mainstreaming of the sex slave trade.

War on Women.

Ben Hur on September 13, 2012 at 8:17 AM

If America doesn’t “fire /let him go” Obama in November……

Will it be like an Employer who avoids firing an underperforming member of a protected minority group?

After being in the workforce for decades I’ve seen plenty of examples of employees that think they can get away with doing pretty much nothing and they can’t be fired because the employer can’t afford to have a race suit or grievance filed. Of late, an employee, that i have worked with that fell in that protected class should have been fired for horrible performance…..repeatedly bad performance over several years. No matter where the person was assigned, same result. Others had been fired but not the minority.

Is America willing to put up with the same kind of performance to “give the kid a chance” hoping things will turn around?

Is Mitt Romney the rich white boss trying to fire the poor minority kid from the ‘hood?

Just a thought.

PappyD61 on September 13, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Hardly seems relevant, given his gross failures in leadership over the last 48hrs. With embassies under threat, the anti-terrorism Marine FAST team being deployed from Norfolk to Tripoli via Rota, with AEGIS DDGs speeding to the area, President Jive-Ass gets in his plane and goes to Vegas for more campaigning.

rayra on September 13, 2012 at 8:09 AM

The film from that fundraiser REALLY needs to get out there. It was the most disgusting display. Whooping, cheering and SHOUT-OUTS galore. Totally inappropriate. When he finally got around to mentioning the attacks, his audience was confused, like this was the first time they were hearing the news.

But I bet they know who the Pimp with the Limp is.

Naturally Curly on September 13, 2012 at 8:18 AM

Well…I guess the ME wasn’t as Democracy Ready as I expected..
– Obama
[Chuckles and golf claps from the MSM.]
Electrongod on September 13, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Perfect.

Ben Hur on September 13, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Pimp with a Limp?

Glorification of and mainstreaming of the sex slave trade.

War on Women.

Ben Hur on September 13, 2012 at 8:17 AM

As Sarah Palin said the other day….

Obama limps around because he hasn’t grown a stick..

Or something like that…

Electrongod on September 13, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Amateur!

pilamaye on September 13, 2012 at 8:22 AM

There are really only two alternatives: 1. He is destroying America through his ineptitude; or 2. He is destroying America on purpose. Personally, I don’t think he’s inept. I think he’s a relatively talented Marxist. Either way, we are gong down. We’ve got to get him out in November. It may already be too late, but that’s our last best chance to save this great nation.

Crusader Rabbit on September 13, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Bibi needs to lose weight……

So using Michelle’s logic……he is obese and ABSOLUTELY the greatest threat to our National Security!!!

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/09/12/FLOTUS-Obesity-Absolutely-Greatest-Threat-To-National-Security

Media should be asking……Michelle why do you hate fat people? Why do you hate Jews?

Can’t wait for a second term when she can tell us what to eat……she will really be OBAMACARE.

PappyD61 on September 13, 2012 at 8:25 AM

War on Women.

Ben Hur on September 13, 2012 at 8:17 AM

.
Good point! Really good!

ExpressoBold on September 13, 2012 at 8:27 AM

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/09/12/FLOTUS-Obesity-Absolutely-Greatest-Threat-To-National-Security

PappyD61 on September 13, 2012 at 8:25 AM

The title needs a correction:

FLOTUS: Obesity ‘Absolutely’ Greatest Threat To National Security

Archivarix on September 13, 2012 at 8:34 AM

“Yes, Romney is the enemy for pointing out that Mr. Obama is ass kissing the terrorists!

This is terrifying. The media line up to get their marching orders from the Obama Ministry of Truth and suddenly it’s Gospel: the problem is not al Qaeda. It is Romney. With a “more in sorrow than in anger…” look and tone, Mr. Obama pities Romney’s naïveté.

This is disgusting. It is nauseating. This is what happens when you have a one-party media. The lie becomes the truth. George Orwell saw it coming….”

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/09/13/mr-president-mitt-romney-is-no/

Quoting Mr.Stein…”God Help Us”

workingclass artist on September 13, 2012 at 8:37 AM

What more can one possibly say about this guy’s actions? Stunning…simply stunning!

RonRon on September 13, 2012 at 8:38 AM

President Jive-Ass gets in his plane and goes to Vegas for more campaigning.

rayra on September 13, 2012 at 8:09 AM

The best name ever given to POTUS. I can’t tell you the picture this conjures up. I will use this all the time now!!!

congma on September 13, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Israeli media reported on Tuesday evening that Mr Netanyahu had offered to travel to Washington for a meeting. This was denied by the White House

…I don’t know about anybody else…but I for one believe the White House.

KOOLAID2 on September 13, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Chair with a Flair meets Pimp with a Limp. You can’t make it up.

TXUS on September 13, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Bibi’s still waiting on Line 1.

As if waiting isn’t bad enough, the hold music is probably “Best Of” tapes of The Won.
Nauseating.

bettycooper on September 13, 2012 at 8:07 AM

I’m sure he has a Hava Nagila hold tune especially for when Israeli officials call..this preezy is culturally sensitive for he lived in Indonesia as a child and he knows ‘diversity’, ya know…

jimver on September 13, 2012 at 8:44 AM

You can almost smell the weakness,but the boy knows how to party.

docflash on September 13, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu,

President Jive-Ass (see rayra on September 13, 2012 at 8:09 AM) is only interested in helping Muslims and those he can shake down for votes or dollars.

Don’t take it personally. He treats us the same way.

But, please check back with us on November 7. There will be a real President in the Oval Office.

Best regards~

Legal American Citizens

TheClearRiver on September 13, 2012 at 8:50 AM

*************ALERT ***************************

Video: Protesters clash with security forces in Cairo

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on September 13, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Well…I guess the ME wasn’t as Democracy Ready as I expected..
– Obama

[Chuckles and golf claps from the MSM.]

Electrongod on September 13, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Electrongod:

I`ve got the whole 10 yards,back at QOTD,yup,
Swiss Embassy is attacked in Iran,US Embassy gets
white powder in Germany,our Emabssey in Cairo is in
lockdown,US Embassy in Yeman is/was under attack,

Afghanistan,and……:)

canopfor on September 13, 2012 at 9:01 AM

The title needs a correction:

FLOTUS: Obesity ‘Absolutely’ Greatest Threat To National Security

Archivarix on September 13, 2012 at 8:34 AM

well played.

PappyD61 on September 13, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Slightly O/T, but lots of lefties up in arms today about comparisons between Romney’s comments Tuesday and Ozero’s 2008 ‘timely’ criticisms of GW and McCain’s war policy as news of nine U.S. soldiers’ deaths in Afg. broke. Be prepared to hear lots of ‘false equivalency’ cries today. Moral relativism, it seems, remains the banner of lefty self-justification.

Right on September 13, 2012 at 9:12 AM

I’m sure he has a Hava Nagila hold tune especially for when Israeli officials call..this preezy is culturally sensitive for he lived in Indonesia as a child and he knows ‘diversity’, ya know…

jimver on September 13, 2012 at 8:44 AM

I’m sure my dawg gots Hava Nagila hold tune ‘specially for when dose Israeli officials call..this preezy is culturally sensitive cuz he lived in Indonesia as a child and he knows ‘diversity’, ya hurd?? Holla at ya boy!!

FIFY

MrStabone on September 13, 2012 at 9:29 AM

So our sleazy Preezy is hanging out with a limp pimp?

It’s too early to deal with this.

lynncgb on September 13, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Israel is the Alamo……..and we’re supplying Santa Ana.

Beautiful.

PappyD61 on September 13, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Obama is literally (just ask Joe Biden) asking to be put out of office with these antics, begging the media to show him for what and who he truly is so he can just go golfing in peace.
CitizenEgg on September 13, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Hmmm…maybe but I don’t think so. I think Obama and Michelle enjoy the perks, especially Michelle. My understanding is that she was the one who pushed him to run for office in the first place.

What I think happened is that Obama was considered a useful puppet by the PTB. They knew all they had to do is flatter and spoil him, tell him they would do the heavy lifting, and he would do what they want.

Unfortunately they over-looked his extreme narcisssism, thin skin and lack of intelligence(not intellectual, just plain smarts I’m talking about.)

This is why even Carter was better at the job. He knew what hard work was, and he was willing to do it. And he at least could take criticism.

Obama is truly an empty chair, suit, and a White House with a light on but no one’s at home.

Deanna on September 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM

I am so sick and tired of this guy, sick of reading about him, sick of what he’s doing to this country, what he’s planning on doing his next term, sick of the rot he brings to the office, and sick about the debt he’s placed us all under even to future generations. The conversations with family, friends and total strangers always turn to politics even with people I know who aren’t paying close attention. If half of the people on our side are doing a slow boil, he will go down big time in Nov.

Kissmygrits on September 13, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Hardly seems relevant, given his gross failures in leadership over the last 48hrs. With embassies under threat, the anti-terrorism Marine FAST team being deployed from Norfolk to Tripoli via Rota, with AEGIS DDGs speeding to the area, President Jive-Ass gets in his plane and goes to Vegas for more campaigning.

rayra on September 13, 2012 at 8:09 AM

I think if you got the Founding Fathers together, they would vote to impeach the slacker who has been leaving the Oval Office vacant for so much of the time.

I know, I know, people freak out on the ramifications, but I think that fealty to the Constitution requires that TODAY, people of conviction should introduce a bill of impeachment in the House.

Yeah yeah, it would get spun as a racist attack, but it would also bring the REASONS for impeachment – obama in Vegas – into sharp relief and discussion, as well.

The ballot should come down to a one-question scenario test:

“Answer ‘YES’ or ‘NO’:

The president refuses to attend any security briefing during the week before the 9/11 anniversary. An American ambassador is assassinated on 9/11. American embassies are surrounded. The president flies to Las Vegas to raise money and leaves the Oval Office unattended. Should a president who does this be re-hired?”

Given all the supporting details leading up to it, especially his failure to attend a single security briefing in the week leading up to the 9/11 anniversary, a case could be made that 0bama’s trip to Las Vegas and Colorado for raise money for his private political gain, while our foreign embassies are surrounded, is a clear abdication of his Constitutional responsibilities, and duties as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.

This trip to Las Vegas, together with its negligent antecedents is an impeachable act, I maintain.

cane_loader on September 13, 2012 at 10:11 AM

0bama’s refusal to attend security briefings, all the while flying all over the country on the public dime for his own private political and financial gain, is the very essence of malfeasance.

It is fraud as well, taking a salary for a job but then refusing to perform it.

The American people are being defrauded by the malfeasant, 0bama.

Impeach the SOB.

cane_loader on September 13, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Deanna on September 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM

What is “PTB?”

Folks, would some of you mind backing off of the insider acronyms, as a courtesy to those like me whose decoder rings got lost in the mail?

Lately they are all over the place and I can’t understand the comments!

TIA!

cane_loader on September 13, 2012 at 10:17 AM

The film from that fundraiser REALLY needs to get out there. It was the most disgusting display. Whooping, cheering and SHOUT-OUTS galore. Totally inappropriate. When he finally got around to mentioning the attacks, his audience was confused, like this was the first time they were hearing the news.

But I bet they know who the Pimp with the Limp is.

Naturally Curly on September 13, 2012 at 8:18 AM

A simple split-screen ad from the Romney campaign will do. A kindergartener could make it.

Mobs surrounding our embassies on one side; 0bama surrounded by his adoring mob in Vegas on the other. Then some stats showing hours spent on the golf course and hours spent out of the Oval Office at fundraisers. Then show the same stats for Jimmy Carter.

Game, set, match.

cane_loader on September 13, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Numbers of Presidential Fundraisers

Relevant quote:

The need to raise more and more cash means the number of fundraising events has increased dramatically, according to Brendan Doherty, a political scientist at the U.S. Naval Academy and author of the new book The Rise of the President’s Permanent Campaign. As of July 9, Doherty had tracked 177 Obama fundraising appearances during the third and fourth years of his presidency. The comparable number for George W. Bush was 86, or less than half. For Bill Clinton it was 70; for George H.W. Bush, 24; and for Jimmy Carter, 25. Ronald Reagan’s total in 1983-84: three. “The rising costs of campaigns, combined with contribution limits that are low relative to the costs of campaigns, have led presidents to spend more and more time raising money—out of necessity,” Doherty says.

cane_loader on September 13, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Through July 9, 0bama had 177 fundraisers in Years Three and Four of his fraudulency.

The grand TOTAL of ALL presidents since Carter is 208.

At the average rate, and that doesn’t even include the accelerated pace of the campaign, that extrapolates to 228 fundraisers for 0bama.

At that rate, some time in October he will eclipse the GRAND TOTAL of Carter, Reagan, Bush 41, Clinton and Bush 43!!!!

Congress MUST pass a law setting a cap on the time the president may use for his private fundraising. They can do this through the power of the purse, tying his publicly paid salary to a specific amount of time spent in the Oval Office and on official presidential business.

0bama’s performance is like me spending all my time at work on my private Facebook account, getting nothing done for the company, and then still expecting a paycheck!!!!!!!!

cane_loader on September 13, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Well, it seems that even leading from behind is hard.

Obama is a traitor to liberty.

Israel is a no-brainer: If you cherish liberty, you stand by Israel. If you act in fear, your fears will be realized.

Obama had harder words for those who “inflamed” the Islamo-fascists, than he did for those who rioted in Cairo and burned the embassy flag there. And while condemning the murder of a U.S. diplomat in Libya, he continued to warn against upsetting the sensibilities of the Islamo-fascists.

Coward.

Freelancer on September 13, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Arguably the worst president in the history of the country. Why haven’t impeachment efforts been launched for violations of his oath of office and the Constitution? What a scumbag.

ultracon on September 13, 2012 at 11:04 AM

I am searching the rolls of the Presidents to find a worse one than Barack Obama.

Herbert Hoover comes to mind, but one must put his term in context of the mess the Roaring ’20s caused. By the time he was put in office, the economy had collapsed. I would say that folks expected Hoover to fix it immediately, and elected FDR in ’32 when he couldn’t.

The most honest campaign focus that 0bama could maintain would be to identify himself with President Hoover, and try to win Hoover’s campaign. That, in itself, shows how close to the bottom 0bama is.

So then I go to the president who forever has been reflexively named as the worst president, the 15th President, James Buchanan, Lincoln’s immediate predecessor.

I think that the main reason Buchanan gets the last ranking is that he couldn’t stop the Civil War. But read up on him a bit (and I’m using Wikipedia as a convenient link crutch, but it’s pretty much on target when it comes to Buchanan), and one sees that Buchanan was caught in an impossible situation, where the country was determined to go to civil war, no matter what the president said or did.

LINK

Buchanan was nominated in the 1856 election. Throughout most of Franklin Pierce’s term he was stationed in London as a Minister to the Court of St. James’s and therefore was not caught up in the crossfire of sectional politics that dominated the country. Buchanan was viewed by many as a compromise between the two sides of the slavery question. His subsequent election victory took place in a three-man race with John C. Frémont and Millard Fillmore. As President, he was often called a “doughface”, a Northerner with Southern sympathies, who battled with Stephen A. Douglas for the control of the Democratic Party. Buchanan’s efforts to maintain peace between the North and the South alienated both sides, and the Southern states declared their secession in the prologue to the American Civil War. Buchanan’s view of record was that secession was illegal, but that going to war to stop it was also illegal. Buchanan, first and foremost an attorney, was noted for his mantra, “I acknowledge no master but the law.”[2]

When he left office, popular opinion had turned against him, and the Democratic Party had split in two. Buchanan had once aspired to a presidency that would rank in history with that of George Washington.[3] However, his inability to impose peace on sharply divided partisans on the brink of the Civil War has led to his consistent ranking by historians as one of the worst Presidents. Buchanan biographer Philip Klein puts these rankings into context: “Buchanan assumed leadership … when an unprecedented wave of angry passion was sweeping over the nation. That he held the hostile sections in check during these revolutionary times was in itself a remarkable achievement. His weaknesses in the stormy years of his presidency were magnified by enraged partisans of the North and South. His many talents, which in a quieter era might have gained for him a place among the great presidents, were quickly overshadowed by the cataclysmic events of civil war and by the towering Abraham Lincoln.”[4] Buchanan was the last president born in the 18th century.

I don’t see how 0bama can claim the Buchanan excuse, because instead of trying to unite, as Buchanan did, 0bama has tried to divide.

IMO, it’s between 0bama, Hoover and Carter for worst presidents on U.S. history.

To break the tie, look at who worked hard: Carter and Hoover, depsite the results, were hard workers. They tried. They failed. Hoover and Carter gave their all, and for that, I do respect them.

Out of the bottom three, 0bama stands alone as the only one fiddling while Rome burns.

I think it’s becoming clear that Barack Hussein Soetoro Obama will go down in infamy as the worst president in the history of the United States of America.

cane_loader on September 13, 2012 at 11:17 AM

TEST
Civil War

cane_loader on September 13, 2012 at 11:19 AM

So, apparently it’s the “S” word. I’m trying to make a post with historical context. Apparently, when one is trying to bring up the War Between the States, a certain nin-letter word beginning with “s” is verboten. What a pain, for those trying to make a historical reference.

cane_loader on September 13, 2012 at 11:21 AM

I am searching the rolls of the Presidents to find a worse one.

Herbert Hoover comes to mind, but one must put his term in context of the mess the Roaring ’20s caused. By the time he was put in office, the economy had collapsed. I would say that folks expected Hoover to fix it immediately, and elected FDR in ’32 when he couldn’t.

The most honest campaign focus that 0bama could maintain would be to identify himself with President Hoover, and try to win Hoover’s campaign. That, in itself, shows how close to the bottom 0bama is.

So then I go to the president who forever has been reflexively named as the worst president, the 15th President, James Buchanan, Lincoln’s immediate predecessor.

I think that the main reason Buchanan gets the last ranking is that he couldn’t stop the Civil War. But read up on him a bit (and I’m using Wikipedia as a convenient link crutch, but it’s pretty much on target when it comes to Buchanan), and one sees that Buchanan was caught in an impossible situation, where the country was determined to go to civil war, no matter what the president said or did.

LINK

Buchanan was nominated in the 1856 election. Throughout most of Franklin Pierce’s term he was stationed in London as a Minister to the Court of St. James’s and therefore was not caught up in the crossfire of sectional politics that dominated the country. Buchanan was viewed by many as a compromise between the two sides of the slavery question. His subsequent election victory took place in a three-man race with John C. Frémont and Millard Fillmore. As President, he was often called a “doughface”, a Northerner with Southern sympathies, who battled with Stephen A. Douglas for the control of the Democratic Party. Buchanan’s efforts to maintain peace between the North and the South alienated both sides, and the Southern states declared their sece$$-ion in the prologue to the American Civil War. Buchanan’s view of record was that sece$$-ion was illegal, but that going to war to stop it was also illegal. Buchanan, first and foremost an attorney, was noted for his mantra, “I acknowledge no master but the law.”[2]

When he left office, popular opinion had turned against him, and the Democratic Party had split in two. Buchanan had once aspired to a presidency that would rank in history with that of George Washington.[3] However, his inability to impose peace on sharply divided partisans on the brink of the Civil War has led to his consistent ranking by historians as one of the worst Presidents. Buchanan biographer Philip Klein puts these rankings into context: “Buchanan assumed leadership … when an unprecedented wave of angry passion was sweeping over the nation. That he held the hostile sections in check during these revolutionary times was in itself a remarkable achievement. His weaknesses in the stormy years of his presidency were magnified by enraged partisans of the North and South. His many talents, which in a quieter era might have gained for him a place among the great presidents, were quickly overshadowed by the cataclysmic events of civil war and by the towering Abraham Lincoln.”[4] Buchanan was the last president born in the 18th century.

I don’t see how 0bama can claim the Buchanan excuse, because instead of trying to unite, as Buchanan did, 0bama has tried to divide.

IMO, it’s between 0bama, Hoover and Carter for worst presidents on U.S. history.

To break the tie, look at who worked hard: Carter and Hoover, despite the results, were hard workers. They tried. They failed. Hoover and Carter gave their all, and for that, I do respect them.

Out of the bottom three, 0bama stands alone as the only one fiddling while Rome burns.

I think it’s becoming clear that Barack Hussein Soetoro Obama will go down in infamy as the worst president in the history of the United States of America.

cane_loader on September 13, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Yup, it was the “s” word!!

cane_loader on September 13, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Herbert Hoover comes to mind, but one must put his term in context of the mess the Roaring ’20s caused. By the time he was put in office, the economy had collapsed. I would say that folks expected Hoover to fix it immediately, and elected FDR in ’32 when he couldn’t.

Oops, actually Hoover was in office for six months when Black Friday came. The spirit of my comment was to the point that the damage had been done, and the collapse was imminent, no matter what Hoover did.

cane_loader on September 13, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Done in One.

Tim_CA on September 13, 2012 at 11:49 AM

…I don’t know about anybody else…but I for one believe the White House.

KOOLAID2 on September 13, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Yeah, cuz they tell the truth all the time.

Whow, I’m sure glad the Owe apology tour improved the USA standing in the international arena. They love us!

katablog.com on September 13, 2012 at 12:35 PM

It sure is heartening to see the entire ME rally to America’s side since BHO’s regime fixed everything.

Blecch!

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on September 13, 2012 at 2:11 PM

cane_loader on September 13, 2012 at 10:17 AM

By the context of Deanna’s post I take PTB to = “powers that be.”

skeedro on September 13, 2012 at 5:43 PM

testing

Scrumpy on September 14, 2012 at 12:03 AM

test

Scrumpy on September 14, 2012 at 12:16 AM