Not-So-Smooth Operator

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    my my

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    Obama increasingly comes across as devious and dishonest.

    By PEGGY NOONAN

    Something's happening to President Obama's relationship with those who are inclined not to like his policies. They are now inclined not to like him. His supporters would say, "Nothing new there," but actually I think there is. I'm referring to the broad, stable, nonradical, non-birther right. Among them the level of dislike for the president has ratcheted up sharply the past few months.

    It's not due to the election, and it's not because the Republican candidates are so compelling and making such brilliant cases against him. That, actually, isn't happening.

    What is happening is that the president is coming across more and more as a trimmer, as an operator who's not operating in good faith. This is hardening positions and leading to increased political bitterness. And it's his fault, too. As an increase in polarization is a bad thing, it's a big fault.

    .The shift started on Jan. 20, with the mandate that agencies of the Catholic Church would have to provide services the church finds morally repugnant. The public reaction? "You're kidding me. That's not just bad judgment and a lack of civic tact, it's not even constitutional!" Faced with the blowback, the president offered a so-called accommodation that even its supporters recognized as devious. Not ill-advised, devious. Then his operatives flooded the airwaves with dishonest┬Śnot wrongheaded, dishonest┬Ścharges that those who defend the church's religious liberties are trying to take away your contraceptives.

    What a sour taste this all left. How shocking it was, including for those in the church who'd been in touch with the administration and were murmuring about having been misled.

    Events of just the past 10 days have contributed to the shift. There was the open-mic conversation with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in which Mr. Obama pleaded for "space" and said he will have "more flexibility" in his negotiations once the election is over and those pesky voters have done their thing. On tape it looked so bush-league, so faux-sophisticated. When he knew he'd been caught, the president tried to laugh it off by comically covering a mic in a following meeting. It was all so . . . creepy.


    read it all here.
    Not-So-Smooth Operator - WSJ.com
     
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    Dude was groomed in Chicago.
    Nuff sed.
     
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    yeah but remember, as we are told all the time......it's not his fault and people don't like him because he is black.
     
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    Well, that's because he is devious and dishonest.

    His hubris is also the size of the Empire State Building.

    Not really sure why it should surprise anyone that people see him as he is after almost four years in office.
     
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    everybody has a opinion dear..Noonan was sold on Obama before..something has changed with her opinion of him..
    so you can read it or not, doesn't matter
     
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    As someone turned 21 during the Carter years (hell, I voted for him) it's deja vu.
    All over.
    Again.
    Yesh.
     
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    Want to learn more about obama?
    read my commieblasters link in sig.
    stuff he did would make your skin crawl.
     

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