November 15th, 2010
A Boob Abroad – A Dangerous Narcissist Lost At Sea
You can’t spell “Boob” without “B.O.” The Boob was abroad for close to two weeks to escape the election results. Now the Boob is back, but not stone cold sober as a matter of fact. Indeed a drunk hobo would have done better than the American BoBo.
How bad was the Boob? Politico echoed that it was the “ten worst days of his political life”. He came home with “bupkis” wrote Ken Bazinet of the New York Daily News:
“WASHINGTON – President Obama is coming home from his overseas trip pretty much empty-handed.
After watching his party take a beating in the midterm elections, Obama wasn’t able to secure even a symbolic victory on a trip that was expected to give him plenty of opportunities to claim a win.
“This certainly was the worst 10 days of his political life,” said Baruch College political scientist Doug Muzzio. “Given that he’s not going to be able to get any domestic achievements with the Republicans in control of the House … if he doesn’t do it in foreign policy that’s a big problem for him.
“He came back with bupkis [Yiddish for 'nothing'].”
Back in April 2009 we wrote “World Leaders And North Korea To Barack Obama: “Sucker“‘ In those days it was evident that Obama was a boob but most of Big Media praised him to high celestial choir heaven. We knew better. This is what we wrote that April:
“The BOob is a pushover – that is the message from Barack Obama’s European vacation. The news from Asia is not much better as North Korea sizes up Obama and sees a dwarf.
World leaders sized up Obama and decided he is a celebrity wannabee. So world leaders gave Obama the soul craving celebrity he wants for himself and then smartly picked the pockets of Uncle Sam while Obama grinned.”
So who was right? Big Pink or Big Media? Last week world leaders treated the boob like the boob he is with a minimum of celebrity glad-handing. Soon even those displays of good will shall disappear and the Boob will be both literally and figuratively slapped in the face. It appears that Big Media has caught up to our analysis from way back. Here’s more from Bazinet on the missed opportunities and the boob in chief:
“Obama’s inauspicious 10-day, four-nation trip included a failure to land an anticipated slam dunk free trade agreement with South Korea.
It also included a botched effort to rally Western allies to press China to budge on a monetary policy that threatens to keep the U.S. economy in the tank.
Yet Obama appeared to shrug off the lack of results during summit meetings with the world’s most powerful leaders.”
This weekend Saturday Night Live added to the insults, citing Obama’s Chinese debt and even citing Glenn Beck’s gold promotion as wise.
By November 2007, we knew that Obama the Clown is a narcissist. By 2010 it was plain as the clown nose on his face that “Obama is a harmful Narcissist“. That once controversial analysis too is no longer absent from front pages. Indeed the front pages these days are loaded with insights from these Pink pages:
“Why has Barack Obama failed so spectacularly? Is he too dogmatically liberal or too pragmatic? Is he a socialist, or an anticolonialist, or a philosopher-president? Or is it possible that Obama’s failures stem from something simpler: vanity. Politicians as a class are particularly susceptible to mirror-gazing. But Obama’s vanity is overwhelming. It defines him, his politics, and his presidency.”
This latest article on Obama’s narcissism is filled with retreads of questions we raised years ago (such as why a barely 30 year old man writes, not one but two, autobiographies). There is the story about the “Obamameter” – a pretentiousness yardstick; the laughable “seal” from November 2008; the “Lebron” story; the reassurance that 2010 would be an electoral victory unlike 1994 because “Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.”
Much more Hillaryis44
We are so sorry we forgot to say Thank You, Mr. President!
Posted on November 15, 2010 by Uppity Woman
“Apparently our poor under-appreciated President is disappointed that he is not getting the adoration he so well deserves day and night.
He does deserve adoration. All you need to do is ask him if he deserves it.
He especially expects plenty of ongoing adoration and compliments from the press just for Being. He got accustomed to that in 2008, when they not only fellated him daily, but deliberately ignored silly questions about silly inconsequential things, such as his competency, his experience, his associations, his Truth-Quotient or even who the hell this guy is. The Weekly Standard summed it up nicely. (Yeah, I know, but I wasn’t going to find this at MSNBC either)
Poor President Obama. He’s (allegedly) getting all these compliments from his fellow world leaders—and the press just isn’t interested in having him tell us about them. True, President Obama became accustomed, as a candidate, to having a compliant press corps. But even so. After a contentious economic summit where the president was forced to defend the Fed’s ill-advised monetary policies, a summit that followed on the heels of the biggest midterm electoral defeat ever suffered by an elected first-term president, a defeat partly due to his ill-advised fiscal policies, did Obama really expect a reporter to stand up at the end of last week and ask, “Mr. President, what compliments did you receive from foreign leaders?”
That is, apparently, exactly what the president expected.
…And recently in Australia, somebody said “Thank You, Mr. President” to him after he answered a simple question or something. Well, he was all over that one, telling the press how nice it is to hear Thank You because his “Folks” never say thank you over in that country he is supposed to represent but slams daily. After all, you are supposed to say Please and Thank You to a guy like Ferdinand.
So, I’ve been thinking: We’ve been remiss. We really need to thank President Obama for so many things he’s done for us.
I’ll get us started……”
Head over to Uppity Woman’s blog and add your “Thank you, Mr. President”.
The World as He Finds It
On Wednesday David Axelrod, President Obama’s top political adviser, appeared to signal that the White House was ready to cave on tax cuts — to give in to Republican demands that tax cuts be extended for the wealthy as well as the middle class. “We have to deal with the world as we find it,” he declared.
The White House then tried to walk back what Mr. Axelrod had said. But it was a telling remark, in more ways than one.
The obvious point is the contrast between the administration’s current whipped-dog demeanor and Mr. Obama’s soaring rhetoric as a candidate. How did we get from “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for” to here?
But the bitter irony goes deeper than that: the main reason Mr. Obama finds himself in this situation is that two years ago he was not, in fact, prepared to deal with the world as he was going to find it. And it seems as if he still isn’t.