The Unpresidential President...

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    How very true that Obama has managed to diminish before the eyes of the nation the longer he remains in office.

    If he manages a second term he may all but dissapear before our very eyes...

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    From charisma to populism—this is the slippery slope down which Barack Obama has been sliding over the past two years. In June 2008, Obama the candidate described his nomination as “the moment when .  .  . our planet began to heal.” In June 2010, Obama the president promised his partisans he would find an “ass to kick.”

    ...An ass-thumping president frantically fighting for the little guy—it’s hard to imagine George Washington or Abraham Lincoln choosing to project an image of this kind. Barack Obama has managed a rare feat in American history: The longer he is president, the less presidential he has become. Obama has reversed the usual process of growth and maturation, appearing today far more like a candidate for the presidency—and a very ordinary one at that—than he did during the latter stages of his campaign.

    ...Obama has professed to regard George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as his models, but there is no indication that he has studied how either man conducted himself as president. They jealously guarded the dignity of the office; Obama is heedlessly frittering it away.


    Full and fascinating article here:

    The Unpresidential President | The Weekly Standard
     
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    About the author:

    James W. Ceaser is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor of politics at the University of Virginia.
     
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    One of better reviews of the various versions of American political populism, yes?

    And Obama appears confused as to what brand he is to subscribe to...
     
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    He would have done better to be president to ALL the people and not to the far left. That was his downfall just like the hateful Air America.
     
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    Most Classless President I can think of.
     
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    Lil' Dumbya was MUCH-more accomplished, at it!!

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haQzdW7hg4A]YouTube - Classic Bush - What Mistakes?[/ame]

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    (You know.....compared to watchin' Obama kickin' MASSIVE Republican-ass!!!)

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y04g6OPLnQ]YouTube - Obama Dismantles Republican Caucus Part 1 of 7[/ame]​
     
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    Hell.....when he came to D.C., Republicans exited EN MASS.....

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    (At least, it seemed that way.....)​
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keFIWob8NM4&feature=related]YouTube - George Bush Picking his Nose[/ame]​
     
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    really? funny... i'd say that honor went to baby bush.
     

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