I think it’s great that the President of the United States is comfortable enough in his own skin to share a beer with a couple of guys out on the lawn of his house.
But what brought him there is ridiculous, although entirely predictable: pride, arrogance, and a kind of narcissism that deserves to be examined and laughed at —for the good of the Republic.
I have zero respect for anyone who cannot see the cultish element in Obama’s support. The post-racial post-American anti-Bush makes monkeys out of men: poor little nothings (often employed as “journalists”) who are too afraid of being stigmatized as racists for making even the most basic kind of criticisms of him that one must expect of the fourth estate. How will these Democrats be held accountable if the people on the TV and the editorial boards are too afraid of false accusations? For that matter, how can we expect cops to do their jobs if we assume that they are authoritarian bullies bent on oppressing minorities? That’s what the President did. And he was wrong.
So has he now apologized to James Crowley? I doubt it.
Pride goeth before a fall.
Why has Obama found himself inviting Cambridge (Mass.) police sergeant James Crowley and Br’er Rabbit to share some beer with him in the White House? Because he is an egotistical bastard who made a huge blunder that he cannot bring himself to apologize for. So, instead, he raises the stakes beyond all proportion (much like interjecting himself, as the President of the United States, into a local police matter involving a personal friend for no apparent reason except to race-hustle) and is now stuck with the consequences of his ridiculous pride.
And all this is going on while his party’s plans for socialized medicine are completely tanking. Where the hell is he? Off to make another goddamned stump speech? What a tedious man!
Oh, and the “teachable moment” you’re hoping to have actually happened as soon as you opened your mouth about race, Barry —and when you insulted a good man’s professional integrity in a very public way. There’s a lot of lessons I learned in that “moment.” Even Juan Williams had to say that you can’t have a teachable moment “based on a lie,” so what is even the premise of this meeting? Sounds like Crowley’s really up against it. I just hope he gets out of it without getting messy.
I like Skip Gates as far as I know him from his work on PBS, but the stink over his recent arrest for disorderly conduct marks him for the prissy little celebrity bitch he is.
And for the Lying Narcissist to hold forth on a hugely unimportant incident concocted by some academic friend of his, of which he admitted to not knowing enough? Really? On a night you were supposed to be defending your dream of socialized medicine? Why would you do that, Barry? Didn’t you once claim that your initial and protracted silence on the stillborn Iranian Revolution of 2009 was because you wanted to know what you were talking about first? Why did you make an exception here? Are you some sort of ward heeler —straight representin’? Or are you the President of the United States? Try remembering your place.
It’s fine for these performance artists to pull their stunts or go into hysterics for the sake of an audience. You don’t expect from them more than that. But, because God is a vengeful god, Barack Hussein Obama is also the President —and an American would expect someone in that position to not abuse the bully pulpit for what was essentially a point of personal privilege last night.
The stock markets are doing well because it is becoming apparent that the President’s and the Democratic Party’s plans for socializing medicine are doing so poorly.
How’s this? The recovery of economic health in this society will depend on the continuing failure of its own government’s economic policies. Assholes —and, by that, I mean Democrats— need to reconsider the wisdom of sinking this economy further into the mire by raising and adding taxes that will obviously impact the middle class. OBVIOUSLY. Then again, a lot of these very people are the ones who put the Lying Narcissist in power to begin with. These are the ones who were practicing class warfare right along with him, so maybe they can find the time to be good citizens and quit uncritically pretending that Socialism is okay or is some sort of fad that we’ll just slough off if need be. WRONG.
The veto is a natural power available to all men. Free will be done in America as it is on Capitol Hill.
He’s not sweating, really. He’s effervescing —like the insubstantial clown and stain on the American People’s judgement that he is: into the ether and between the threads.
Tapper’s question was great and also had thorns.
I like how that boy from the AP gulped as he went in for the last clause of his inquiry.
That means he’s scared shitless, but deems the effort worthy of his own terror. They still make such reporters, right?
We shall see.
Jesus, could I be any happier? I’m almost nauseatingly at peace with the world.
For instance, I’m out driving around a while ago —completely oblivious to the carbon bigfootprint I was putting down— and I spot these two cats moving down the sidewalk in some sort of fraternally-cocksure gait. It’s a pair of very young black men —eleven or twelve, tops— wearing their white cotton wifebeaters and sporting some sort of overlong shorts or trunks. And they’re wearing them in a dignified manner —even pulled up to their waists! (Their kicks I don’t know from; I wasn’t paying attention.)
So, I’m idling there at the light with some early James Brown funk going on and watching these guys —and just beaming. And I’m thinking of all the afternoons of my own youth spent with my friends and of us wearing the appropriate uniforms of our day when we, too, would walk the streets like we owned them. And I’m thinking and hoping for these young men that they live long and prosper and realize the privilege that comes to men of my age to see the world anew in every moment lived with charity in one’s heart.
Hook ‘em, Uncle Walter.
It’s pretty obvious that Obama and the Democrats are doing a controlled demolition on our economy so that they can come back later in the year (and the next, which is an election year) and paper over all the bad news that they themselves are causing with all of the stimulus money that they’re sitting on now.
This is a huge Socialist power grab. It’s a confiscatory reallocation strategy intended to break down the maker class in this country and shower largesse on the taker class closer to election time to remind them who’s more likely to butter their bread: Obamachrist or Stingy Old White Christianists.
Look! Over there! Cheney’s torturing something. Let’s talk about it.
I just came in from a little grocery shopping and saw that Sarah Palin is resigning her governorship. That’s quite a surprise, but I don’t think it has any real significance, except to liberal partisans. If her job was of no importance in qualifying her for the GOP ticket in 2008, then what difference does it make to them or to anyone else if she leaves it now?
Maybe if American politicians looked at their jobs less as entitlements and more as positions with a purpose other than self-preservation, this Republic might not be as full of corruption as it very obviously is.
Oh, look —it’s another story about goddamned Michael Jackson. There you go. That’s a good boy.