President Obama is so Arrogant!

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    Isn't ironic that the people who have been beating their chests and screaming about President Obama's "arrogance" now support Newt wholeheartedly?

    Newt Gingrich: Two Decades of Arrogance


    Go Newt, go!!!
     
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    Ah, Sea? You need to listen more closely...those people are screaming about President Obama's incompetence.
     
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    Ah...so if I did a search for "Obama arrogance", I'd come up empty, right?
     
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    I don't think he's arrogant. Personally - I like the guy. I'd have a beer with him.

    He's simply incompetent as a world leader. I probably would be too.

    Being "Presidential" is a tough gig. He doesn't cut it.

    No offense.
     
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    I think Barry would be more inclined to sharing a Happy Meal, and pedaling along side you on his tricycle. Maybe race you to the mail box. No crossing the street though. ;)
     
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    lol!
     
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    It's a little tricky determining which politicians are most arrogant. Anyone who sees themselves as able to be elected and qualified to serve as President must be incredibly arrogant compared to the average person on the street. Once they make the decision to run, however, they are more or less obligated to characterize their own traits or accomplishments (whether they are cutting taxes, holding prayer rallies, studying the Belgian Congo, etc.) as the unique qualities which qualify someone for such high office. This is essentially impossible if one obeys cultural norms regarding modesty.

    I think there is a case to be made that Obama is, as Presidents go, fairly arrogant/bold. He jumped the line over more senior and better positioned candidates (most notably Clinton) in 2008. In the presidency, he has pushed through big bills like the stimulus and health care with an energy and a tolerance for (professional, rather than personal) risk that one probably would not have seen from President Clinton.

    Gingrich, too, strikes me as unusually arrogant, and without Obama's redeeming qualities. He committed adultery while vigorously prosecuting a political opponent whose underlying transgression was adultery. He engaged in ethics violations as Speaker shockingly similar to those which Speaker Wright committed and which allowed Gingrich to make a name for himself by attacking Wright. Beyond such actual hypocrisy, Gingrich's demeanor has always struck me as immodest (admittedly, partisan impressions are inherently subjective, I might find his demeanor unobjectionable if he were liberal). Whenever I see video of him he lapses easily into a lecturing tone, not seeming to make points against opponents but to lecture ignorant children.
     
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    They lie about everything so Im not surprized.
     
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    "Surprized" ????
     
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    If you did a search for "Obama is an extra terrestrial", I'm sure you'd get hits...that hardly proves he is or that people dislike him for it.
     

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