David Brooks: Let’s face it, Obama has a manhood problem in the Middle East

posted at 3:21 pm on April 21, 2014 by Allahpundit

A below-the-buckle bookend to Brooks saying five years ago that he knew Obama would be a good president by the crease in his pants. Question: If he’s right that O has a “manhood problem,” what’s the policy Viagra that’ll solve it? What do people think he should do, or should have done, to be tougher? As I recall, opposition to bombing Assad for crossing Obama’s “red line” last fall was fairly bipartisan. Demands from hawks like McCain that we arm the “moderate” rebels in Syria have been derided as much by grassroots righties as they have by the left. We snicker at O for wrist-slapping Putin and his cronies with sanctions as punishment for invading Ukraine but no one in either party is suggesting anything radically more confrontational. And on Iran, while he’s being naive about the chances of a meaningful nuclear freeze, it’s hard to knock him for also being skeptical about a military attack that many experts think will delay Iran’s program by only a few years even if it’s “successful.” The fact is, Obama answers to a public that’s justifiably weary of war. His capacity to be “tough” abroad is limited and the Assads and Putins know it. Given how Bush shifted towards diplomacy in his second term, I’m frankly not sure how starkly he would disagree with Obama’s basic approach these days. Would Dubya, the great promoter of democracy abroad, have stood by Mubarak when Egyptians were out in the streets? Would he be bombing Iran at this point? (He passed when he had the chance.) Would he have done anything vis-a-vis Ukraine that he didn’t do vis-a-vis Georgia?

Note Chuck Todd’s point at the end about the White House fretting about rhetoric too. Is it better for Obama to talk tough even if he has no intention of acting tough or, if he’s intent on not acting, should he tone things down? His aides apparently think his problem is that he doesn’t sound tough enough, but sounding tough is how he ended up with that “red line” fiasco in Syria.


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0bama has a manhood problem, period…

OmahaConservative on April 21, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Question: If he’s right that O has a “manhood problem,” what’s the policy Viagra that’ll solve it?


To the best of my knowledge …

Viagra does NOTHING for eunuchs.

PolAgnostic on April 21, 2014 at 3:24 PM

It’s a grueling pace being the president, he just can’t seem to keep it up…

right2bright on April 21, 2014 at 3:25 PM

This coming from the guy whose eyes wandered below Obama’s beltline commenting on his pants creases in ’08?

This is BIG news.

portlandon on April 21, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Question: If he’s right that O has a “manhood problem,” what’s the policy Vi@gra that’ll solve it?


To the best of my knowledge …

Vi@gra does NOTHING for eunuchs.

PolAgnostic on April 21, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Shouldn’t Obama know all about manhood in the eyes of the Middle East since he has a “funny name” and was raised there?

Cindy Munford on April 21, 2014 at 3:26 PM

0bama has a manhood problem, period…

OmahaConservative on April 21, 2014 at 3:24 PM

…I think you inadvertently found the problem, period…he has manhood problems when he is on his…

right2bright on April 21, 2014 at 3:26 PM

This is like Roseanne Barr suggesting that Oprah struggles with her weight.

greggriffith on April 21, 2014 at 3:26 PM

portlandon on April 21, 2014 at 3:25 PM

The truth is out, Mr. Brooks is no longer satisfied with creases, he must have more proof.

Cindy Munford on April 21, 2014 at 3:27 PM

And in the White House, his home in Chicago, and anywhere else he hangs his head scarf!

chicken thief on April 21, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Chris Matthews can help him with that problem…

right2bright on April 21, 2014 at 3:27 PM

If he’s right that O has a “manhood problem,” what’s the policy Viagra that’ll solve it?

Politically, Obama has a Vagyna.

So he’d need political Transgender surgery.

I suggest Hillary Clinton be the donor.

portlandon on April 21, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Obama is having hot flashes !

burrata on April 21, 2014 at 3:27 PM

PolAgnostic on April 21, 2014 at 3:25 PM


FYI, folks …

the “Filters That Be” will block any post mentioning the “little blue pill”.

Seriously, Hot Air?

PolAgnostic on April 21, 2014 at 3:27 PM

If he’s right that O has a “manhood problem,” what’s the policy Via-gra that’ll solve it?

Politically, Obama has a Vajay-jay.

So he’d need political Transgender surgery.

I suggest Hillary Clinton be the donor.

portlandon on April 21, 2014 at 3:28 PM

It takes a wuss to know a wuss.

NotCoach on April 21, 2014 at 3:28 PM

I am not sure about his manhood…but he is a master debater…

right2bright on April 21, 2014 at 3:28 PM

“ding ding…”

Goes the handlebar bell..

Electrongod on April 21, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Seriously, Hot Air?

PolAgnostic on April 21, 2014 at 3:27 PM

It’s not the name per se, it’s all of the spam that uses the name.

right2bright on April 21, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Brooks is a very stupid man.

VorDaj on April 21, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Who better to know all about Obama’s manhood than the kneepads media ?

burrata on April 21, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Brooks and Obama…birds of a feather.

right2bright on April 21, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Speaking of the “little blue pill” …

…their latest “tag line” is, “These are the years of getting things done.”

Revision for the SCOAMF,

“These are the years of getting things DONE TO YOU.”

PolAgnostic on April 21, 2014 at 3:31 PM

What a juvenile and ridiculous statement. The need to challenge Obama is no reason to continue the charade this mewling filth David Brooks is worth listening to, in any context, on any issue.

cbenoistd on April 21, 2014 at 3:31 PM

What ?!? Riding bikes in mom jeans while wearing a doofy helmet doesn’t instill the fear of God in our (potential) enemies?

Ruckus_Tom on April 21, 2014 at 3:32 PM

From personal experience, Chris Matthews & Joe Biden are the only true judges of Obama’s “manhood”.

portlandon on April 21, 2014 at 3:33 PM

His capacity to be “tough” abroad is limited and the Assads and Putins know it.

That isn’t the problem. He went all in 100% Chicago Thug Tough Guy with Assad drawing red lines all over the place and we will strike you so I don’t get mocked and he got called on it and cried like a little girl, that is the problem.

I mean seriously, he drew a very clear distinct red line and when Assad crossed it Obama wet his pants.

Johnnyreb on April 21, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Demands from hawks like McCain that we arm the “moderate” rebels in Syria have been derided as much by grassroots righties as they have by the left.

These “rebel” friends of “hawk” John McCain are shariah loving and Christian torturing, Christian raping and Christian men, women and children murdering sub-animals and John McCain is mad dog rapid insane.

VorDaj on April 21, 2014 at 3:34 PM

One person who has never accomplished anything, judging another person who has never accomplished anything.

NeighborhoodCatLady on April 21, 2014 at 3:35 PM

It is easy to look like a coward when the real problem is not having a clue.

BL@KBIRD on April 21, 2014 at 3:36 PM

And if anyone should know about a lack of manhood, it would be Brooksie.

rbj on April 21, 2014 at 3:37 PM

David Brooks: Let’s face it, Obama has a manhood problem in the Middle East and in Ukraine and in Washington DC.

FIFY. Anybody check his birth certificate to see whether it had M or F written under “Gender”?

Steve Z on April 21, 2014 at 3:39 PM

If Obama’s manhood is the only problem we have with the Middle East, we’re using the wrong Obama.

Rix on April 21, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Politically, Obama has a Vajay-jay.

So he’d need political Transgender surgery.

I suggest Hillary Clinton be the donor.

portlandon on April 21, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Killery’s would be the wrong color

burrata on April 21, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Clearly, we’ve already elected the first female president. Historic! (I’m glad we put that behind us.)

rhombus on April 21, 2014 at 3:40 PM

I am not sure about his manhood…but he is a master debater…

right2bright on April 21, 2014 at 3:28 PM

More accurate if you left out the syllable “de”.

Steve Z on April 21, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Holy crap. When you’ve been called a pu**y by Little Lord Brooks …

… and Brooksie best be checking his six for Valerie Jarrett and her razor.

M240H on April 21, 2014 at 3:41 PM

He had his ovaries removed years ago.

I don’t think he ever had any cajones

txdoc on April 21, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Obama makes Pee Wee Herman look like Stone Cold Steve Austin.

kingsjester on April 21, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Already know Obama’s foreign policy is a complete lack thereof. Has been since day one.

Don’t care what Brooks thinks.

Meople on April 21, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Anybody check his birth certificate to see whether it had M or F written under “Gender”?

Steve Z on April 21, 2014 at 3:39 PM

MF
:O

burrata on April 21, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Let’s face it, Odumbo has a manhood problem here at home!

rjoco1 on April 21, 2014 at 3:47 PM

When a man who wears lip gloss questions your manhood….yeah it’s time to worry.

Bishop on April 21, 2014 at 3:49 PM

If someone from Fox would have said this the word manhood w/b made un-PC and forbidden.

On Brooks…an eunuch spots another one.

Schadenfreude on April 21, 2014 at 3:50 PM

But, but, the crease in his pant!

rightside on April 21, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Muslims hate irony which is why they feared the Irony Lady.

Bishop on April 21, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Holy crap. When you’ve been called a pu**y by Little Lord Brooks …

… and Brooksie best be checking his six for Valerie Jarrett and her razor.

M240H on April 21, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Snort!

rottenrobbie on April 21, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Question: If he’s right that O has a “manhood problem,” what’s the policy Viagra that’ll solve it? What do people think he should do, or should have done, to be tougher?

He can stf up and quit drawing “red lines”.

LilliPutin and the entire world laughs at obama and the USA.

Schadenfreude on April 21, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Question: If he’s right that O has a “manhood problem,” what’s the policy Vi*gra that’ll solve it? What do people think he should do, or should have done, to be tougher?

He can stf up and quit drawing “red lines”.

LilliPutin and the entire world laughs at obama and the USA.

Don’t quote AP, not literally.

Schadenfreude on April 21, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Isn’t Brooks being a bit sexist with these remarks? Sarah Palin would be a far stronger president than Obama and she’s a woman.

zoyclem on April 21, 2014 at 3:55 PM

So Brooksie is saying that O’Butthead doesn’t “measure up”? that he can’t “get ‘er done”? that he can’t keep his subjects satisfied, to the point that they look elsewhere for their “thrill”? that O’Butthead can’t fly full-mast? that he “goes off” prematurely?

We knew all that beforehand. Mooch told the world that her husband was “stinky in bed.”

MisterElephant on April 21, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Obama is well knows for being half-cocked.

portlandon on April 21, 2014 at 3:57 PM

The title is superb.

Schadenfreude on April 21, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Superb, from link, above.

On Aug. 28, 1964, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke the immortal words, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Amen.

The people judging his children by the color of their skin at the time were Democrats who ruled the south, birthed Jim Crow and lynched thousands. Today, 50 years after that speech, Democrats still judge people by the color of their skin but now have added sexual orientation, gender and any other way human beings can be subdivided to their list of prejudices – all in the service of their own power grab.

Democrats learned well the lesson of Abraham Lincoln’s, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” What Lincoln said is true. But those divided people can, when properly manipulated, be positioned to prop up that which manipulates them. That is the essence of the modern Democratic Party.

Schadenfreude on April 21, 2014 at 3:58 PM

So JackAzzN did manage to cut Obama’s nutz off huh !

burrata on April 21, 2014 at 3:59 PM

The best part of this comment is that it will stick. Despite my dislike for Brooks, he is the “conservative’ for the NYT, he has a large megaphone that resonates with the east coast self-appointed intellectuals .

Tater Salad on April 21, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Rather than questioning those who lied to them for $50,000 a year plus room and board, millions of Progressivenstein’s monsters will revert to their training and, with Pavlovian efficiency, chalk up their failure to micro-aggression, or some other “ism” or phobia that exists only to keep them from thinking and adapting.

Hopefully someday they will realize they’ve been lied to, that’s it’s hard to get ahead, or even get a job, when you’ve spent your life nailing yourself to a cross. Then maybe, just maybe, they’ll fully turn against the people who taught them how to hammer.

One day the modern day slaves, of all colors, the sheelpe held down, for votes only, will wake up. It ain’t gon’ be pretty, looters and deceivers.

Schadenfreude on April 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM

The funny thing is that Brooks slipped, this just fell out of his trap…then it was too late.

Freud laughs his dead azz off.

Schadenfreude on April 21, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Let’s face it, Obama has a manhood problem in the Middle East

…and a leadership problem in the west and multiple ego, moral and ethical problems worldwide.

tej on April 21, 2014 at 4:03 PM

I find it interesting that many on the Left are still riding the Obama ship. Their whole reason for being is that they are the “enlightened intellectuals” and Obama is their torchbearer. If supporting Obama begins to erode their personal perception they will begin to bail.

Tater Salad on April 21, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Captain Pants-crease buys a clue, 6 years late and 7 trillion dollars short.

ebrown2 on April 21, 2014 at 4:05 PM

What a horribly racist and homophobic thing to say Mr.Brooks.. /sarc

tstar44 on April 21, 2014 at 4:06 PM

The U.S. Military Is a Socialist Paradise

It may come as an unwelcome surprise to conservatives, but America’s military has one of the only working models of collective living and social welfare the country has ever known.

Schadenfreude on April 21, 2014 at 4:07 PM

It’s not the name per se, it’s all of the spam that uses the name.

right2bright on April 21, 2014 at 3:29 PM

How is there spam on a website with tightly held sign ups and registrations?

How about this, hot air coders: If someone has posted 20 comments in 20 different articles without the V word in it, they can post the V word as a response to an article with the V word in it?

cptacek on April 21, 2014 at 4:10 PM

I find it interesting that many on the Left are still riding the Obama ship. Their whole reason for being is that they are the “enlightened intellectuals” and Obama is their torchbearer. If supporting Obama begins to erode their personal perception they will begin to bail.

Tater Salad on April 21, 2014 at 4:04 PM

That’s because Obama is the Platonic Ideal of what they want to be, a too cool for school choom-huffing(re)gressive special snowflake who got everything handed to him on a silver platter, and and as a “clean and articulate person of color” to boot. Jimmy and Billy Jeff were hick-accented wannabes and Hillbeast is the ugly 3 AM reality of their nightmare made flesh.

ebrown2 on April 21, 2014 at 4:10 PM

I’m speechless.

crankyoldlady on April 21, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Is there any place King Putt DOESN’T have a manhood problem?

dentarthurdent on April 21, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Let’s face it, Obama has a manhood problem in the Middle East

Oh, it’s not just in the Middle East!

dominigan on April 21, 2014 at 4:28 PM

The U.S. Military Is a Socialist Paradise

It may come as an unwelcome surprise to conservatives, but America’s military has one of the only working models of collective living and social welfare the country has ever known.
Schadenfreude on April 21, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Huh? What?

dentarthurdent on April 21, 2014 at 4:29 PM

David Brooks opining on manhood. Now that’s a real side splitter.

Dan_NV on April 21, 2014 at 4:30 PM

So obama is a lame duck at home and a limp d!ck abroad.

HumpBot Salvation on April 21, 2014 at 4:42 PM

there is little that Obama and his merry band of idiots can do now that his foreign policies have had five years of growth in the world. The only thing that will turn the tide is a new president. Can’t steer the ship away from the coast when it is AT the coast.

Not only will the USA rue the day we elected an inexperienced narcissist with little to very little intelligence. The world will regret it too. Funny how there is always a world war when a progressive is president. No not really.

jukin3 on April 21, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Oh, my. Obama will have a panty-twisting, stompyfooted fit when he reads about this in the paper tomorrow.

Midas on April 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Given how Bush shifted towards diplomacy in his second term, I’m frankly not sure how starkly he would disagree with Obama’s basic approach these days. Would Dubya, the great promoter of democracy abroad, ETC

Really, Allahpundit? You would use essentially, WWWD (what would W do?) as a counter/discussion point to this matter? That’s like responding to commentary against Robert McNamara by asking if Rumsfeld would do any different/better.

Yeah, Obama has a manhood problem everywhere there are men who reject metrosexual standards. He exacerbated the policy missteps of “W”‘s administration, but he did so because he mostly continued the policy missteps of “W”. Dubya may have promoted democracy but he got little of it. Outside of a few certain circles he didn’t even get credit for massive humanitarian relief and therefore, by extension, failed to obtain credit for America. He was, and continues to be, far too often humble where he should be bold and self-promoting and a cowboy where he should be cold, calculating and resolved. Obama is self-promoting everywhere and only shows strength when setting straw-men afire. They can be compared, but as far as results, both skate heavily on thin ice of their own making.

deepdiver on April 21, 2014 at 5:03 PM

“Obama has a manhood problem” – Moochelle and Reggie Love

Dock Savage on April 21, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Maybe Obama could send over EPA Chief Geno McCarthy
to the Middle East?

ToddPA on April 21, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Coming from a guy who admired the crease in another mans pants, I’d say someone else has issues with his manhood

jaywemm on April 21, 2014 at 5:17 PM

David Brooks is a pajama poster boy for manhood problems. NBC so-called news got it right for once in the last few years. At least you know it’s coming from an expert on the matter when Brooks talks about a lack of manhood.

CommieJuice on April 21, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Blasphemy!

Send in Mooch. She’s the next VPOTUS ya know.

Key West Reader on April 21, 2014 at 5:21 PM

I say make Obama unveil his SpideyMan Underoo’s and applesauce.

That always seems to awe the Cartoon Channel Crowd (Dems).

Strumph!

Key West Reader on April 21, 2014 at 5:23 PM

So obama is a lame duck at home and a limp d!ck abroad.

HumpBot Salvation on April 21, 2014 at 4:42 PM

BOOM!

CommieJuice on April 21, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Oh, my. Obama will have a panty-twisting, stompyfooted fit when he reads about this in the paper tomorrow.

Midas on April 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Shhhhhh. The maids are still wiping his weeping snot of failure.

Key West Reader on April 21, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Brooksie has a manhood problem also.

Jayrae on April 21, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Or, as the black community puts it, “It’s a manhood issue!” Adding fuel to the fire, this comes from Super Pants Crease Our Miss Brooks, not someone known as a “man’s man, women love me, so will you!” kind of… writer.
.
LOL

ExpressoBold on April 21, 2014 at 6:05 PM

On the world stage, Obama is the desert tortoise in a world of cows. He’s a little slow, and he eats their piles of crap. There, I said it.

TarheelBen on April 21, 2014 at 6:06 PM

His capacity to be “tough” abroad is limited and the Assads and Putins know it.

That isn’t the problem. He went all in 100% Chicago Thug Tough Guy with Assad drawing red lines all over the place and we will strike you so I don’t get mocked and he got called on it and cried like a little girl, that is the problem.

I mean seriously, he drew a very clear distinct red line and when Assad crossed it Obama wet his pants.

Johnnyreb on April 21, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Exactly, and once it lost, there’s no way to get it back without looking like a whiny, little wuss.

yongoro on April 21, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Throwing like an uncoordinated little girl doesn’t help obama’s manhood issues.

bailey24 on April 21, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Obama, the boy/child, displays no leadership in calling half the country racist; no honesty; no responsibility for the deaths in Bengazi; no sense in arming drug lords; no strength in equalling Putin; no interest in not throwing away and wasting trillions of dollars of hard earned American’s taxes; and is laughed at by every other leader in the world as unreliable and a liar. Wow, some President.

leader4hru on April 21, 2014 at 6:29 PM

When even David Brooks is questioning your manhood, you have a problem.

BKennedy on April 21, 2014 at 6:39 PM

No, Brooks has a perception problem.

The One is tough as nails on things he hates- like energy, space exploration, gun owners, Israel, and America. The things Brooks thinks he has a cojones problem with are the things The One actually has a romantic infatuation with- Eastern mysticism, socialism, command-and-control, a “pre-technological Eden”, and especially himself.

Brooks doesn’t understand that The One is simply being nice to his friends. Which do not include us, Israel, or the West in general.

Or else Brooks knows this but wants to avoid admitting it. And since I consider him about as truthful as most MSM reporters (who are lying sacks of bovine dung), this works out to a weak-tea “justification” rather than actual criticism of a POTUS who has done more worth criticizing than anyone since Nixon.

IOW, critiquing the way The One does things is safer (in Brooks’ mind) than admitting he consistently does whatever will do the most damage to Western civilization.

clear ether

eon

eon on April 21, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Not pulling out of missile defense shield for Poland/Czech Republic.

m2 on April 21, 2014 at 7:09 PM

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canopfor on April 21, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Yeah, a nicely-creased pantleg doesn’t go very far in teh Middle East.

disa on April 22, 2014 at 12:02 AM