He was supposed to be competent

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    Tip of the hat to Peggy Noonan - this time around she has captured the essence of what is unfolding around Obama in the face of his significant missteps with the health care bill, immigration reform, and now the Gulf Oil crisis. And as I have said before, there is a sense of sadness in seeing this man so out of his depth, so clearly hiding behind an increasingly thin veneer of arrogance in an attempt to hide his incompetence...
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    What continues to fascinate me is Mr. Obama's standing with Democrats. They don't love him. Half the party voted for Hillary Clinton, and her people have never fully reconciled themselves to him. But he is what they have. They are invested in him. In time—after the 2010 elections go badly—they are going to start to peel off. The political operative James Carville, the most vocal and influential of the president's Gulf critics, signaled to Democrats this week that they can start to peel off. He did it through the passion of his denunciations.

    The disaster in the Gulf may well spell the political end of the president and his administration, and that is no cause for joy. It's not good to have a president in this position—weakened, polarizing and lacking broad public support—less than halfway through his term. That it is his fault is no comfort. It is not good for the stability of the world, or its safety, that the leader of "the indispensable nation" be so weakened. I never until the past 10 years understood the almost moral imperative that an American president maintain a high standing in the eyes of his countrymen.



    Peggy Noonan: He Was Supposed to Be Competent - WSJ.com
     
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    It is not good for the stability of the world, or its safety, that the leader of "the indispensable nation" be so weakened.

    He entered office waving a white flag, apologizing for his country. I like Peggy, but she is too charitable here. BO was a flaccid flake on day one.
     
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    are we really indispensible?

    I don't think we are. If we slacken in our duty, God will raise up another people to stand for Freedom. I dont think it will die with us.
     
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    Agree completely - Noonan was supportive of Obama during the election cycle.

    She, like many of her contemporaries, are finally waking up to the fact that the guy is a frighteningly empty suit so devoted to his own image, he intentionally places himself above a country he repeatedly appears to disdain - the very same country that elected him its president.

    The Sestak debacle today will only add to this downfall - the very odd attempted explanation has "Make this a big story" written all over it.

    Then add the still-tepid response to the Gulf Oil spill, and the political blow back is going to be significant. How much the White House can shield Obama from himself will prove the biggest question over the next few weeks...
     
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    Obama? Are you high? He was unqualified from the get-go. He's proved it. He'd make a better leader of one of those mediocre, Euro-nations he's turning the US into. He's a bigger commie than FDR and/or Lincoln.
     
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    Americans thought they were electing a Black Ronald Reagan but what they got was a Black Mao Tse Tung.
     
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    I'm with Dan on this one... add to that a President who stands before the nation and says that we are drilling so far offshore because we are out of oil... Geeze.. the man's a profligate liar who obviously thinks we're all idiots. Sad.
     
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    Yes, Obama flat out lied on that one. The fact he attempted to make such an absurd claim only adds fuel to the fire that there is some purposeful incompetence taking place in order to further push the "green agenda" which has been floundering since much of the hot air was taken out of the global warming game.

    I choose not to believe such conspiracy at this point - far more likely Obama is simply showing everyone just how little he knows, just how little he is capable of leading in times of crisis, and just how little he actually cares about anyone or anything besides himself...
     
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    The problem is that Obama didn't understand the difference between Running For President and Being President. He's never managed anything but his campaign before (and recall he used that as his example of how he was more qualified than Palin to be President, although she was a VP candidate).

    He has never left campaign mode, which is very damaging to the country.
     
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    He actually said that?
     

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