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Picking a Winner

By Patty On March 17th, 2011

Graphic from Freeper paulycy. From Big Government:

Clinton’s most self-indulgent moment came when when he urged Lewinsky to perform oral sex on him while he took a phone call from a Congressman. However, the November 17, 1995 incident occured in private, the Congressman did not suspect anything was amiss and it was not revealed until years later as part of the Starr investigation.

Obama’s most self-indulgent moment was broadcast on national television this week when, in the midst of numerous crises crying out for American leadership, he took time to film his picks for the NCAA basketball tournament brackets for broadcast by the ESPN sports network.

This follows a two-year string of self-indulgences by Obama since he became president that has demonstrated to the world that nothing comes before Obama’s me-time.

Most famously, Obama did not interrupt his 2009 luxury Christmas vacation in Hawaii when an Islamist terrorist tried to blow a passenger jet out of the sky over Detroit on Christmas Day. Obama could barely be moved to speak to the nation about the attack which came within a failed detonator of succeeding.

Now, with the Middle East in flames and America’s closest Asian ally teetering on collapse from the triple-whammy of a 9.0 earthquake, subsequent apocalytic tsunami and multiple nuclear power plant failures, Obama has spent his time golfing, partying with the press, fundraising, hanging out with athletes, prepping for his NCAA brackets presentation and getting ready for the Obama family taxpayer funded Spring Break trip to Rio de Janeiro this weekend.

 

Do you remember when Michael Moore mocked President Bush’s  immediate reaction in the wake of the 9/11 attack? The news of the 9/11 attack was whispered in President Bush’s ear as he read My Pet Goat to a group of young school children. And then,  rather than scream and cry, President Bush took time to finish the book. Compare and contrast this 9 minutes –  or so – that Bush waited before  responding to the 9/11 attacks with the dithering that is now characteristic of our President Obama.

 

 

 

16 Responses to “Picking a Winner”

  1. Obama has no idea how distracted, unfocused and ridiculous this stuff makes him look.

    He’s lost and doesn’t even know it.

  2. Lost as in lost soul.

  3. I think it was unfair that people ridiculed President Bush for finishing reading My Pet Goat, after all it was the first book he ever read cover to cover.

  4. I loved that book, and cried at the end.

  5. I didn’t realize you were in that classroom.

  6. It was the end of my schooling. All those words and everything, what a hassle.

  7. Obama definitely should be showing more robust leadership particularly in the situation of the crushing of freedom bids going on in Bahrein and Libya but I do think it is daft to have expected him to make a national address over the failed terror attempt at Detroit. America doesn’t need to go into crisis mode over every ‘near miss’ event.

  8. Whatever Obama does or doesn’t do, he will be attacked by Patty and the other usual suspects. This has happened since the day he was inaugurated and will continue until the day he leaves office.

  9. I think that the same criticism holds for Obama that was true for GW Bush – that he’s lazy.

    I don’t expect the President to be a Jimmy Carter like control freak, sweating every detail and working until midnight, but I simply don’t get the impression that this is a man who works that hard.

  10. You can work hard or you can work smart, Obama seems to work smart bush seemed incapable of either.

    You wanted a result from Egypt, he got you one with no american casualties!

    You wanted real and radical change in the Arab world, he seems to be delivering that.

    what do you want him to do about Japan? tighten the bandana around his head strip off his shirt and run screaming into the nuclear reactor like RAMBO with a water hose strapped to his waste?

    Should he run screaming around like a chicken with his head cut off at every minor crisis?

  11. “what do you want him to do about Japan? tighten the bandana around his head strip off his shirt and run screaming into the nuclear reactor like RAMBO with a water hose strapped to his waste?….

    You’ve just given Sarah Palin an idea there… and she’ll film it for her next reality TV show 🙂

  12. Colm

    I must admit that is one picture of sarah that I would like to see

  13. “You wanted real and radical change in the Arab world, he seems to be delivering that.”

    In what way is anything happening in the Middle East related to what Obama has done. You seem ot want to have your cake and eat it- rightly pointing out that Obama is not responsible for every bad thing in the world like the Japanese nuclear crisis, whilst simultaneously giving him credit for every good thing in the world.

  14. And you wish to blame him for every thing bad and bollock him regardless of which course of action he follows

    The low key approach in Egypt was what worked it will be what workes in all the arab nations, lets compare and contrast

    bushies “regime change” in Iraq 1.21 trillion dollars and 5,885 dead and countless thousands permanently maimed

    Obama’s regime change in Egypt 0 dollars and 0 casualties

    You decide

  15. Some of us have been highly critical where called for towards both Bush and the Republicans and Obama and the Democrats

    And some of us never criticize Obama seriously, while a big group of others will never criticize the Republicans except for ” not being Republican enough ”

    It’s cute.

  16. “And you wish to blame him for every thing bad and bollock him regardless of which course of action he follows”

    Nonsense, find one example of me unfairly attacking him.

    There is no evidence at all that the Obama administration influenced the Egyptian protests one way or the other.