The “teenage” administration?

posted at 2:41 pm on May 13, 2014 by Bruce McQuain

When Barack Obama was running for the presidency, there were a number of people who warned he wasn’t ready for prime time – that he’d never really “done anything or run anything”.  That he had never demonstrated any penchant for leadership at any time in his life, nor had he ever had any executive experience.  That most of his adult life had been political campaigns for the next highest office – moving directly from one to the next with few if any accomplishments in-between.

Those people were shouted down by their “betters” claiming Mr. Obama was hip, wicked smart, charming, “with it”, confident and a master of social media.  He would change the dynamic in Washington, charm the world into doing his bidding and calm the rising seas etc., etc., etc.

Eliot Cohen, in a Wall Street Journal op/ed, says instead, we’ve got a bunch of people in the administration that basically and unsurprisingly act like teenagers:

Often, members of the Obama administration speak and, worse, think and act, like a bunch of teenagers. When officials roll their eyes at Vladimir Putin‘s seizure of Crimea with the line that this is “19th-century behavior,” the tone is not that different from a disdainful remark about a hairstyle being “so 1980s.” When administration members find themselves judged not on utopian aspirations or the purity of their motives—from offering “hope and change” to stopping global warming—but on their actual accomplishments, they turn sulky. As teenagers will, they throw a few taunts (the president last month said the GOP was offering economic policies that amount to a “stinkburger” or a “meanwich”) and stomp off, refusing to exchange a civil word with those of opposing views.

In a searing memoir published in January, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates describes with disdain the trash talk about the Bush administration that characterized meetings in the Obama White House. Like self-obsessed teenagers, the staffers and their superiors seemed to forget that there were other people in the room who might take offense, or merely see the world differently. Teenagers expect to be judged by intentions and promise instead of by accomplishment, and their style can be encouraged by irresponsible adults (see: the Nobel Prize committee) who give awards for perkiness and promise rather than achievement.

If the United States today looks weak, hesitant and in retreat, it is in part because its leaders and their staff do not carry themselves like adults. They may be charming, bright and attractive; they may have the best of intentions; but they do not look serious. They act as though Twitter and clenched teeth or a pout could stop invasions or rescue kidnapped children in Nigeria. They do not sound as if, when saying that some outrage is “unacceptable” or that a dictator “must go,” that they represent a government capable of doing something substantial—and, if necessary, violent—if its expectations are not met. And when reality, as it so often does, gets in the way—when, for example, the Syrian regime begins dousing its opponents with chlorine gas, as it has in recent weeks, despite solemn deals and red lines—the administration ignores it, hoping, as teenagers often do, that if they do not acknowledge a screw-up no one else will notice.

It is a pretty fair and devastating summary of an immature, selfie-taking, hashtag loving administration.  Intentions speak louder than action in their world.  They don’t take criticism well.  And they are about as petty as it comes when talking about their opposition. They demand respect for the man in office, but the man in office shows no respect to those whose views differ from him.

He is also given very little if any respect in the world because he’s really done nothing to earn it (and quite a bit to unearn any he had when he took office).  Hostile nations, knowing how thin skinned this administration is, openly taunt the President and his policies. They fear no reprisal from the US.  Iran recently declared victory over the US in Syria.  Russia – well Russia has simply decided the US isn’t a real threat as it plays out its expansionist intentions.   Even our allies have openly criticized the administration for their inept handling of foreign policy.

We live in a very dangerous world, one in which the predators are always looking for an opening (usually in the form of a power vacuum) of which they can take advantage.  This administration has provided no leadership whatsoever during its tenure and that power vacuum has developed during our unilateral withdrawal from our previously prominent position in the world.  And just like a bunch of teenagers, this administration is sure that it is the fault of everyone but themselves.

After all, their intentions were pure … or something.

~McQ


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Excellent article… The solution is that we need to find a way to greatly discourage stupid people from voting…

mnjg on May 13, 2014 at 2:46 PM

That’s because they ARE self-absorbed adolescents.

oldleprechaun on May 13, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Chooming in your teenage years stops brain development. Since Obama is such a Head Narcissist In Charge, he surrounds himself with suck ups and those of lower intelligence (I know hard to do) so he is the top jeanus.

We are being led by a teenager, a teenager that hates America.

jukin3 on May 13, 2014 at 2:48 PM

The children are running the household. That always turns out well…

HotAirian on May 13, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Is this supposed to be some kind of big revelation?

Akzed on May 13, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Yeah let us destroy our enemies by hashtagging them… Take this hashtag Putin… Here you go Assad let us see what you can do with this hashtag… To Al Qaeda, we are going to hashtag you to death… To Iran, stop f***ing around or we will hashtag you into oblivion…

mnjg on May 13, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Occupy White House

faraway on May 13, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Check out Trey Gowdy’s questions for the media:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i4tuuy1jsw

onlineanalyst on May 13, 2014 at 2:21 PM

More like self-absorbed 5-year-olds who just got a participation trophy.

crankyoldlady on May 13, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Is this supposed to be some kind of big revelation?

Akzed on May 13, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Nah. But it’s still a good read. I’d recommend reading the entire article.

TarheelBen on May 13, 2014 at 2:53 PM

So…

The Training Wheels are never coming off?????

D@mn Bush!!!!

Electrongod on May 13, 2014 at 2:54 PM

DUDE!

Logic on May 13, 2014 at 2:54 PM

More like self-absorbed 5-year-olds who just got a participation trophy.

crankyoldlady on May 13, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Sorry, that was on another thread. Sometimes these things turn up elsewhere and I forget to check before I hit submit.

crankyoldlady on May 13, 2014 at 2:55 PM

The solution is that we need to find a way to greatly discourage stupid people from voting…

Of course, from the Left’s point of view, once the Left is in total control, it would eliminate the need to vote at all. I mean, for stupid people the responsibility to choose wisely in deciding who and what to vote for is too stressful, intimidating and consumes precious time that we could be using to do something more rewarding.

The Left will be happy to take care of us and make decisions for us all without the need to have us vote. Ever. Saves time AND money. And think of the tons of campaign materials with which we will no longer be inundated every election cycle. Simpy great for the environment!

/SNARK

hawkeye54 on May 13, 2014 at 2:56 PM

I think he will be ultimately be remembered as such a person in persona. He’ll be known as “The First Black President” and nothing more. That’ll piss Obama off I hope.

BTW love your thought provoking posts Dolce Far Niente.

TexasJack on May 13, 2014 at 2:57 PM

The “teenage” administration?

Brought to you by the letter “O”..

and the number Zero.

Electrongod on May 13, 2014 at 2:57 PM

I have a 17 year old daughter who is more mature than this administration acts. Why don’t we put her in charge? At least she knows who Thomas Sowell is.

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 13, 2014 at 2:57 PM

That’s because they ARE self-absorbed adolescents.

oldleprechaun on May 13, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Can’t help themselves. Its just how they were raised, indoctrinated and encouraged to act. No need to grow up, mature and act like actual adults.

hawkeye54 on May 13, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Duuuuuuude, this is so like, you know, mean!

slickwillie2001 on May 13, 2014 at 2:59 PM

When are we going to have an official ‘Talk Like Tommy Vietor’ day?

slickwillie2001 on May 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM

His online cult seems to be a bunch of teenagers too.

22044 on May 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Nah. But it’s still a good read. I’d recommend reading the entire article. TarheelBen on May 13, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Oh okay…

I did learn something new: whinges is a word.

Akzed on May 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM

The petulant teenager administration

rbj on May 13, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Well the entire World disappointed Obama remember, so he has that going for him.

Johnnyreb on May 13, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Brought to you by the letter “O”..

and the number Zero.

Electrongod on May 13, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Winner.

crankyoldlady on May 13, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Tune in for yet another episode of ROMPER ROOM!

rjoco1 on May 13, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Bruce McQuain is an obvious racist.

USNCVN on May 13, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Sorry, that was on another thread. Sometimes these things turn up elsewhere and I forget to check before I hit submit.

crankyoldlady on May 13, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Not a problem. that Trey Gowdy video is worth reposting!

esr1951 on May 13, 2014 at 3:06 PM

And remember folks we will have to go through this scenario again when the first openly gay junior politician decides to run for President. No qualifications, no experience, no clue, but they are openly gay so you cant criticize them or you are labeled a homophobe.

You know it is going to happen.

Johnnyreb on May 13, 2014 at 3:08 PM

esr1951 on May 13, 2014 at 3:06 PM

I don’t know why that post has a line through it.

esr1951 on May 13, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Check out Trey Gowdy’s questions for the media:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i4tuuy1jsw

onlineanalyst on May 13, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Wow. This is how you attack the Left/media.

faraway on May 13, 2014 at 3:09 PM

I want to send them to their rooms without supper.

Sven on May 13, 2014 at 3:10 PM

“Don’t cry.
Don’t raise your eye.
It’s only teenage wasteland.”

/The Who

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on May 13, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Johnnyreb on May 13, 2014 at 3:08 PM

It will be in 2020. Mark it down.

USNCVN on May 13, 2014 at 3:14 PM

And right on cue, some kid pretending to be a journalist introducing more snark from the White House.

In fairness I think I’ve made similar jokes about Rove – on Twitter. Doesn’t come across too well from WH briefing room though.

forest on May 13, 2014 at 3:16 PM

They demand respect for the man in office, but the man in office shows no respect to those whose views differ from him.

Worse, Obama shows no respect for the office of the President of the United States even while demanding that people defer and show him respect as President, no respect for the rule of law, no respect for proper protocol and procedure, zero respect for separation of powers, and neither does the rest of his administration and party.

“I won.”

” Don’t call my bluff, Eric.” ( And calling his colleagues by their first names publicly, rather than giving them the respect their office is entitled to and acknowledging them as adults and professionals, is part of his overall maturity problem.)

“He said Republicans had driven the economy into a ditch and then stood by and criticized while Democrats pulled it out. Now that progress has been made, he said, “we can’t have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.””~ Fox News

“I’ve got a pen and a phone.” Obama promising to use Executive Orders to ‘bypass’ congress.

thatsafactjack on May 13, 2014 at 3:16 PM

#Bqhatevwr

can_con on May 13, 2014 at 3:16 PM

981 days.
I doubt efforts from ALL of Madison Avenue could save King Putt and Queen Butt’s from being rated well below average by historians. He’ll be living this disappointment forever. And as well all know he is completely inadequate as speaker of facts. He can’t save it and neither will history.
Our FIRST and hopefully LAST “Affirmative Action POTUS”.
I’ll say it again: I believe that America will survive President Present Downgrade Kardashian Soetoro Obamugabe JiziahCare Choombro but will it survive those that elected him TWICE?

Missilengr on May 13, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Excellent article! Describes this admin to a ‘T’. I was dazed and confused until I read this article. Now, I am focused like a laser on getting drunk and puking in the parking lot of the Whitehouse. Oh, never mind, O’s done that while trying to light a Cool…

vnvet on May 13, 2014 at 3:21 PM

My teenage girl cries over roadkill, these scum don’t miss sleep as American citizens are being slaughtered.

Bishop on May 13, 2014 at 3:21 PM

LA LA LA I can’t hear you…..all hail dear leader
-lsm

cmsinaz on May 13, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Akzed on May 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM
I used that word here once ” whinges ” and got several corrections !
Darn , I love that word !

Lucano on May 13, 2014 at 3:23 PM

They are indeed thin skinned teenagers…and bad at governing period.

sorrowen on May 13, 2014 at 3:24 PM

the president last month said the GOP was offering economic policies that amount to a “stinkburger” or a “meanwich”

Yes, that’s juvenile.

The truth is that from 1/3/1995 to 1/2/2007, the GOP held a majority (2+ out of 3) of the House, Senate, and Presidency, and GOP economic policies produced an Employment-Population Ratio which never dropped below 62.0%, averaged 63.3%, and ended slightly above average at 63.4%.

Conversely, Democrat economic policies drove the economy into the ditch and the Employment-Population Ratio from 1/3/2007 to present has been below 62.0% for 68 consecutive months (5 and 2/3 years), averaged 59.7%, and has been below that average for the last five years.

Talk about “stinkburger” economic policies!

It is an indisputable FACT that the worst month of Employment-Population Ratio under Bush was better than the best month under Obama!

ITguy on May 13, 2014 at 3:25 PM

You know it is going to happen.

Johnnyreb on May 13, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Cake smearing and French kissing right before the oath of office is administered. Yeah, I could see it happening. Imagine how fabulous the interior design will be.

butch on May 13, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Funny how they pretend to care about the middle class all the time while destroying it. Anybody who can’t see this needs to grow up.

crankyoldlady on May 13, 2014 at 3:32 PM

It is an indisputable FACT that the worst month of Employment-Population Ratio under Bush was better than the best month under Obama!

ITguy on May 13, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Not if you grade on the affirmative action curve. Obama totes the better then. I’m sorry but “FACT” = “RACIST” in a transformed America.

jukin3 on May 13, 2014 at 3:34 PM

The Obama Administration Foreign Policy… Hashtag Warriors of the World Unite…

oscarwilde on May 13, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Missilengr on May 13, 2014 at 3:20 PM

While I try to be an eternal optimist, I truly believe at this point, the answer to your last question is no. The numbers of truly ignorant, feeble-minded, “me first” voters will only continue to climb, absent some sort of major disaster befalling this nation. And by disaster, I honestly believe it would take something much worse than 9/11 to rouse this Country now.

Sadly, the last 5+ years have downgraded our position in the world to the point that I believe someone will try something on a huge scale to our nation. That is a truly frightening thought. Humans are intelligent, but in many respects behave similarly to animals. The wolf pack never attacks the bull moose in his prime. They always seek out the weak and the old for their victims.

I fear we are now being viewed as weak and old.

USNCVN on May 13, 2014 at 3:39 PM

The teenage “juvenile delinquent” administration?

….fixed!

KOOLAID2 on May 13, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Well, no question that O and his posse are adolescents, but what is unsaid here is that so are the people who voted him into power.

I think its less important in this context that Obama was elected and re-elected as the First Some-Other-Color-Than-White President, than he was the first Celebrity POTUS.

Everyone knew his record, it was out there in public domain. No question about whether or not he had any skills or experience as an administrator or a leader.

He was a star. Not substantially different from the goober who won American Idol or the Apprentice or Housewives of Hell or what ever other swill American TV voters watched this season.

No one cares whether a celebrity knows or does anything other than Be Famous; and that’s what we’ve got. A First Family who is busy Being Famous.

Famous People punch photographers and make ignorant statements when a microphone is available; they love to tell us how to eat, what causes to champion, how incredibly bad certain Other People are.

I doubt that the room-temperature IQs who voted and re-voted for The One actually ever thought about whether O could do the job , and perhaps never realized that Presidenting IS a job. Now just a few in the chattering class are acting shocked and amazed that important things, in fact vital things have actually worked POORLY with a Hollywood starlet in charge.

Yeah- whoddathunkit?

Dolce Far Niente on May 13, 2014 at 3:45 PM

They’re immature and their policies reflect that, but focusing on that does nothing to help or change anything. All it does is feed chum to the true believers and cause the administration to circle the wagons. What’s needed is a means of influencing and changing their policies, not criticizing them for being inexperienced and childish. Pounding that theme isn’t going to do any good. It will, however, generate page hits, which is really the ultimate purpose I suppose, when what we need is a change in policies, not chum for Internet sharks.

xNavigator on May 13, 2014 at 3:46 PM

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 13, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Bishop on May 13, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Yeah, when my kids were teenagers they had common sense, integrity, maturity and compassion. They had yet to acquire wisdom that only age and experience brings, but they were not fools.

Teenagers expect to be judged by intentions and promise instead of by accomplishment,

I don’t know the teens this writer has known, but this does not describe my kids and their friends.

The people running around in the WH and the Obama administration have an entire range of antisocial personality disorders. They are amoral and lie and deceive without regard for the feelings and lives of others. They are all in it for themselves.

INC on May 13, 2014 at 3:50 PM

After all, their intentions were pure … or something.

No, their intentions weren’t pure.

Their intentions were to lie to the entire nation about who Barack Obama was, what he believed, and what he intended to do.

novaculus on May 13, 2014 at 3:51 PM

We’re talking pathology here, not mere immaturity.

INC on May 13, 2014 at 3:52 PM

After all, their intentions were pure … or something.

That “something” would be the accretion of power – the progs only know power. It’s what they want, it is the focus of their wet-dreams.

They are making such a mess about it too….

Chuck Ef on May 13, 2014 at 3:52 PM

“they do not look serious” because they are not serious. They are petulant, spoiled children. This article captures the adolescence of Obama and his minions perfectly.

LASue on May 13, 2014 at 3:54 PM

This is their Peter Principle!

Another Drew on May 13, 2014 at 3:55 PM

I’ve been thinking that since Obama got elected. It’s like the Justin Bieber administration.

cajunpatriot on May 13, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Teenagers have an excuse.

And they generally mean you no harm.

Cleombrotus on May 13, 2014 at 4:18 PM

They’re immature and their policies reflect that, but focusing on that does nothing to help or change anything. All it does is feed chum to the true believers and cause the administration to circle the wagons. What’s needed is a means of influencing and changing their policies, not criticizing them for being inexperienced and childish. Pounding that theme isn’t going to do any good. It will, however, generate page hits, which is really the ultimate purpose I suppose, when what we need is a change in policies, not chum for Internet sharks.

xNavigator on May 13, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Wow. You’re just great at telling us all what we shouldn’t be doing. Perhaps you could have spent a sentence or 2 on what you think would fix it, rather than merely “pounding the theme” that we’re wasting our time.

runawayyyy on May 13, 2014 at 4:23 PM

xNavigator on May 13, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Oh and something constitutional this time would be helpful. Thanks :)

runawayyyy on May 13, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Reminds me of what once was a very good family owned and operated Mexican restaurant that had been in business for over 30 years. One night we went there and didn’t see a single “adult” in the place (working there) – the whole place was apparently being run by teenagers. The food was not as good as it used to be and service was horrible. We said that night “they won’t last this way”. They closed down within a few months….

I see a similar future for this country……

dentarthurdent on May 13, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Teenagers expect to be judged by intentions and promise instead of by accomplishment, and their style can be encouraged by irresponsible adults (see: the Nobel Prize committee) who give awards for perkiness and promise rather than achievement.

Slightly off tangent (okay maybe a lot), but does that little award given a few years back indicate that the Nobel committee is down with increased drone strikes and the resulting higher death tolls and collateral damage?

Enquiring minds …

parke on May 13, 2014 at 4:40 PM

They demand respect for the man in office, but the man in office shows no respect to those whose views differ from him.

Sounds more like a motorcycle gang, demanding “respect” from everybody else but unwilling to give any in return.

Otherwise, teen-agers describes Barry-O & Co. perfectly, right down to mouthing off but refusing to take any responsibility.

Only two and a half more years of this to go…

Spurius Ligustinus on May 13, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Dude, it took them this long to figure this out?

Lance Corvette on May 13, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Bingo! The article hit the nail squarely on the head…

snoozinglion on May 13, 2014 at 4:48 PM

When Barack Obama was running for the presidency, there were a number of people who warned he wasn’t ready for prime time – that he’d never really “done anything or run anything”. That he had never demonstrated any penchant for leadership at any time in his life, nor had he ever had any executive experience….

Which is why we need a successful conservative governor as president to clean up this mess.

workingclass artist on May 13, 2014 at 5:11 PM

The problem is that the average Dem voter is a teenage voter.

neyney on May 13, 2014 at 5:12 PM

They demand respect for the man in office, but the man in office shows no respect to those whose views differ from him.

Or for the office itself.

Cleombrotus on May 13, 2014 at 5:14 PM

It is a pretty fair and devastating summary of an immature, selfie-taking, hashtag loving administration. Intentions speak louder than action in their world. They don’t take criticism well. And they are about as petty as it comes when talking about their opposition. They demand respect for the man in office, but the man in office shows no respect to those whose views differ from him.

Hard to respect a President who despises both country, it’s constitution and it’s citizenry.

The President of the United States is elected to be President of the nation…not a party or a select group of preferred constituents.

workingclass artist on May 13, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Why are you insulting to teenagers?

Kindergartners, with Holder and thugs, is more like it.

Schadenfreude on May 13, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Teenage wasteland…

Snowblind on May 13, 2014 at 5:18 PM

He is also given very little if any respect in the world because he’s really done nothing to earn it (and quite a bit to unearn any he had when he took office).

That’s un old fashioned idea devised by White Imperialists to keep minorities down or something…

workingclass artist on May 13, 2014 at 5:20 PM

We’re talking pathology here, not mere immaturity.

INC on May 13, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Exactly. No self-respecting adolescent male would be caught dead in Pajama Boy’s footie pjs. Drinking cocoa.

de rigueur on May 13, 2014 at 5:22 PM

JUST REMOVE THEM!! Please, God! Help us to remove them. Them and the dirty stain they’ve left on the White House.

avagreen on May 13, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Which is why we need a successful conservative governor as president to clean up this mess.

workingclass artist on May 13, 2014 at 5:11 PM

:) Keep it up, wca. From your keyboard to the voters’ and God’s ears.

avagreen on May 13, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Unfortunately for our republic, we have too many teenage “journalists” as well.

onlineanalyst on May 13, 2014 at 5:30 PM

In a searing memoir published in January, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates describes with disdain the trash talk about the Bush administration that characterized meetings in the Obama White House. Like self-obsessed teenagers, the staffers and their superiors seemed to forget that there were other people in the room who might take offense, or merely see the world differently.

The last adults left the White House on January 20, 2009.

The American people are calling and want the 1980′s foreign policy back.

Steve Z on May 13, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Totally off-subject, but an article on Daily Caller (from a Drudge link) gives this link to a protest against the removal from HGTV of the Benham Brothers from HGTV.
The Petition site: FlipThisDecision.com.

Daily Caller article: http://dailycaller.com/2014/05/12/meet-the-liberal-network-that-orchestrated-the-hit-on-the-benham-brothers/#ixzz31bS4s7xz

avagreen on May 13, 2014 at 5:34 PM

This is the result of electing someone who is a product of
Affirmative Action combined with the Peter Principal

logicman on May 13, 2014 at 5:40 PM

And they are about as petty as it comes when talking about their opposition. They demand respect for the man in office, but the man in office shows no respect to those whose views differ from him.

What?! But he’s been so respectful to the tea baggers!

dont taze me bro on May 13, 2014 at 5:40 PM

This is their Peter Principle!

Another Drew on May 13, 2014 at 3:55 PM

I’d call it the Peter Pan Principle.

Remember this tune?
“I won’t grow up/ I’m never going to change…”

onlineanalyst on May 13, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Eliot Cohen, in a Wall Street Journal op/ed, says instead, we’ve got a bunch of people in the administration that basically and unsurprisingly act like teenagers:

Useful idiots are pretty good cover if you want to loot a nation

I would not assume this was by accident. Soros launched Obama’s Senatorial career. Soros is not a stupe, he is world class hyena

Mao’s Red Guard did a pretty job holding down the intelligent class in China. It helped keep China stupid for years. And China is a nation of great talent. How many nations could land on the moon, even if we handed them all our research?

The Obama simpletons keep the public diverted from the wholesale looting

entagor on May 13, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Check out Trey Gowdy’s questions for the media:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i4tuuy1jsw

onlineanalyst on May 13, 2014 at 2:21 PM

BOOM.

And he got his hair cut.

Midas on May 13, 2014 at 5:56 PM

we’ve got a bunch of people in the administration that basically and unsurprisingly act like teenagers

More like a bunch of toddlers’ terrible twos temper tantrums.

rukiddingme on May 13, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Well f**k me.
I was in my mid-20s when I realized that Liberalism is just stalled adolescence posturing as a political ideology. They are all eternal 16-year-olds.

jbspry on May 13, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Wow. You’re just great at telling us all what we shouldn’t be doing. Perhaps you could have spent a sentence or 2 on what you think would fix it, rather than merely “pounding the theme” that we’re wasting our time.

runawayyyy on May 13, 2014 at 4:23 PM

The irony. It has escaped you, but humored me. Thank you.

Here’s something constitutional, as per your request: Complaining about the administration’s childishness doesn’t change the fact that the president remains the president constitutionally, and his cabinet remain his cabinet, and his advisors remain his advisors. All by law.

Try something productive, or go back to chewing on chum. MMMmmmm, good!

xNavigator on May 13, 2014 at 6:35 PM

Of course, from the Left’s point of view, once the Left is in total control, it would eliminate the need to vote at all. I mean, for stupid people the responsibility to choose wisely in deciding who and what to vote for is too stressful, intimidating and consumes precious time that we could be using to do something more rewarding.

hawkeye54 on May 13, 2014 at 2:56 PM

The good news is, when we finally take up arms to secede, we’ll be met with nothing more harmful than a #Hashtag.

Forward!

Maddie on May 13, 2014 at 6:45 PM

I agree with those who think the comparison is insulting to teenagers.

I know many young teens who behave with much greater maturity, circumspection, and insight than the Obama administration.

s1im on May 13, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Obama is the least of our worries: the voters that put him in office twice are our real problem. I can’t imagine how we can fix that in less than the 50 years it took the left to corrupt our schools, media, bureaucracy, legal system, judiciary, institutions (even the Army for Chrissake!).

Call out the instigator.

PD Quig on May 13, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Obama is the least of our worries: the voters that put him in office twice are our real problem.

Bingo! The problem won’t go away when Obama leaves office. It continues to metastasize and spread through all of our institutions. Even religious institutions are siding with progressives and against other religious institutions. It reminds me that my hope, and the hope for my children, is not in any government or institution. If it were, there would be no hope now, sadly, because progressivism has been winning for seventy years and I see no end in sight at its continuing push against moral and ethical boundaries.

xNavigator on May 13, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Well, another quote screwed up. Lacking an edit feature is a real weakness here! Edit buttons for all!

xNavigator on May 13, 2014 at 7:37 PM

xNavigator on May 13, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Since you seem to be so unhappy and critical of this site….. quit posting. That would be a simple solution.

avagreen on May 13, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Since you seem to be so unhappy and critical of this site….. quit posting. That would be a simple solution.

avagreen on May 13, 2014 at 8:02 PM

It’s company like yours that makes the lack of an edit feature worth tolerating. /s But you’re right, many forums do indeed allow you to edit, placing a timestamp on the edit. It’s a basic feature. Would be nice!

Now, can we get back to complaining immaturely about the immaturity of the administration, without offering any solutions? Please?

xNavigator on May 13, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Let’s face it, it’s been “Amateur Hour” for the last 5 years. A bunch of self-serving, ass-kissing incompetents led by a narcissist with a messiah complex.

GarandFan on May 13, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Spoken by someone on the “wrong side of history™!

/sarc

OxyCon on May 13, 2014 at 9:44 PM

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