The President Seems Lost

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    Columnist Richard Cohen gives voice to the growing concern of many regarding President Obama's seeming detachment from the requirements of the job of president.

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    The President Seems Lost
    By Richard Cohen

    Let's go back to that "teachable moment." It was proclaimed by Barack Obama after he said that police in Cambridge, Mass., had acted "stupidly" in arresting Henry Louis Gates for essentially being black in his own house. It has been a month now, and the one sure thing we have learned in this extended teachable moment is about Obama himself. He can't teach.[/

    More and more Obama is being likened to Lyndon Johnson, with Afghanistan becoming his Vietnam. Maybe. But the better analogy is to Jimmy Carter, particularly the president analyzed by James Fallows in a 1979 Atlantic magazine article, "The Passionless Presidency." "The central idea of the Carter administration is Jimmy Carter himself," Fallows wrote. And what is the central idea of the Obama presidency? It is change. And what is that? It is Obama himself.

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    Nice opinion piece. AGAIN, with no concrete evidence to support the title. Where do you find all of these hallow opinion pieces, and why do you bother reading them?
     
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    it's called an OPINION! I dont' see any concrete evidence from your OPINION'S ...hrm is it because it's just that an OPINION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Seems to more closely follow Ronald Reagan
    - Followed an immensely unpopular and poorly regarded president
    - Came in with the economy in shambles
    - Exceptional communications skills
    - Borrowed extensively to reboot the economy
    - Saw unemployment of 10% early in presidency
     
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    Obama is the proverbial dog who finally caught the fire truck. For a Century through the generations we mused what that dog would do if he ever caught it. Now we know we were always right -- he wouldn't know what to do besides piss on it if he caught it.

    That's Obama in a nutshell.
     
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    :lol:

    Would that nutshell happen to be an acorn?
     
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    I see this as a product of Barry the Msanchild basically being in his own little world and completely detached from actual reality, rather than any supposed "coolness".

    "Frozen fish" is closer to the truth.
     
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    The President Seems Lost

    He's about as confused as a blind lesbian in a fish market
     
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    ouch! :lol:
     

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