Aug 10 2010

Obama’s feeling sorry for himself

Published by at 10:57 pm under All General Discussions

I was reading this article today, and was reminded of a prediction I made nearly a year ago.

The article today is titled “The increasingly Self-Pitying Obama White House” by Peter Wehner.

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/wehner/338666

…based on these excerpts — which presumably reflect the thrust of the 10,000-word article — what is striking is the degree of self-pity we find in Obama’s advisers, which is reflected in the president’s words and attitude as well. Team Obama sounds nothing so much as overmatched and overwhelmed, unable to understand what has gone wrong, and increasingly bitter toward the nation’s capital and the pace and nature of politics.

What we are seeing, I think, is a group of supremely arrogant people humbled by events. They are turning out to be a good deal more incompetent than they (and many Americans) ever imagined. They see impending political doom in the form of the midterm elections. Yet this is not leading them toward any apparent serious self-reflection; rather, they are engaging in an extraordinary degree of whining, finger-pointing, and self-indulgence.

A team takes on the view of it’s leader – if they are whining and telling themselves that all of this criticism is just so unfair, it’s a safe bet that’s exactly what Obama is doing.  Of course, this kind of attitude does NOT lead to any change, because  they believe that the problems are everyone ELSE’S fault, not theirs!

In 18 months they appear to have developed deep grievances and an increasing unhappiness and frustration with the duties of governing.

And just wait until after this fall’s election.  So far, they’re still listening to Pelosi and telling themselves it won’t be so bad.   That won’t be an option after November 2nd.

Which is what reminded me of what I wrote nearly a year ago to a few friends.   I made a prediction, based on what I saw in Obama – you tell me if it’s held up over time.

On Oct. 6, 2009, I wrote:   “here is my prediction of what he will do, based on my own analysis of his character in previous situations. In a way it’s better than the plan to destroy America that some have envisioned; but it may also be worse.

I strongly suspect that Obama has led a life in which he has *always* been able to find the easy way out, and up till now this has always worked for him.  Look at his biography – sure, his mother’s troubles are well documented, but at an early age he went to live with his wealthy hawaiian grandparents, one of whom was a bank vice president. Come on – even as a kid, he lived the dream that the rest of us could only fantasize about. He went to one of the best prep schools in the state. Then he partied his way through his undergrad degree at Occiental – notice how the records have never been released? (well, there’s that possible Indonesian Exchange Student thing) But he presented well, and he got someone big to clear his way to Harvard (he didn’t do it on his own, no way)

Now I want to make a point about his Harvard career that I haven’t seen made before, because I think it is a very close parrallel to what is happening with Obama’s Presidency:  At Harvard, he became editor of the Law Review through a combination of grades and a popularity contest – but although you know he didn’t produce any articles, most don’t quite realize the significance of this. The reason that Editor of the Law Review at any law school is so prestigious is that it gives that person the right to pick and author the most prestigious and significant research that may be open at the time. This in turn is used as a hiring marker for the various judicial clerkships and big Wall Street firms – the successful author of a lead article will literally have his choice of positions.

It is Unheard of for someone to rise to this position and then to just kick back and do nothing at all but coast through a years worth of meetings with his feet on the table – but that is exactly what Obama did. He never wrote anything, and although I haven’t verified this, I suspect he is the only Harvard Law Review editor who has never written any actual research. It was an astounding failure, but not just a failure – it was a total lack of effort.

This is why he never went on to any senior judicial clerkship, which he should have done, and why he never went to any big law firm but instead ended up with some community activist group in Chicago. Potential employers looked at his record and saw a very glib and well spoken screw-off. Well, guys like that are a dime a dozen in this world. That’s why his legal career failed.

He still had his gift of gab and good looks, which is always useful in machine politics. Since then, he’s had a helping hand pushing him from one legislative office to another – he’s never actually had to do any work. He didn’t have to raise the money, other people did that, he didn’t come up with the strategy, Axelrod did that, he didn’t have to build the organization, other people did that for him. He has *never* had to do anything in his life besides show up and take the easy way out. Somehow he managed to ride this incredible run of good luck all the way up to the Presidency, and he has never in his life had to do anything but show up, smile, and say some vaguely reassuring words to his fans.

And now, for the very first time in his life, he has to face the reality that there is no easy way out. He has literally never been truly responsible for *anything* in his life up to this point – Heck of a time to think about growing up!!! I suspect he’s going to do the same thing as he did at the Harvard law Review – now that something is being required of him, I think he’s going to put his feet up on the desk and just pretend that everything is going to work out. And when it doesn’t he’ll search for someone to blame rather than fixing anything, which is always the other easy way out. And when that doesn’t work, he’ll find a way to quit, if not literally, then at least in real terms. Just as he did at Harvard.

That’s my prediction. What is Obama going to do when things get really bad? He’s going to make Herbert Hoover look like an activist, that’s what he’s going to do. Because he doesn’t have it in him to do anything else, and he never did. Oh, he’ll have plenty of underlings that will try stuff – Emmanual and Pelosi and Reid, oh my. But they’ll all be at cross purposes and will all be at each others throats while Obama is smiling and waving and pretending that Prosperity is Just Around the Corner. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if, by 2011, he doesn’t start finding ways to spend most of his time outside of the country.

Now how we deals with his own supporters once this administration collapses into incoherent incompetence is going to be the most interesting game to watch. They’re already starting to figure out that things aren’t going well – when they finally realize they’ve been snookered by a false messiah things could get very ugly indeed.”


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6 Responses to “Obama’s feeling sorry for himself”

  1. What we are seeing, I think, is a group of supremely arrogant people humbled by events.

    The major problem is that you can strike those last three words.
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  3. SallyVee says:

    I love this A.J.! This brings to mind Peggy Noonan’s most recent column wherein she also quoted herself, from back in the mid 1990s. It was interesting enough, and a few things she wrote then indeed seem prescient now. However, Miss Peggy completely avoided the subject of how or why she got sucked into Obama’s massively fraudulent, transparently phony vortex… like a zombie follower of Jim Jones. She might be a few therapy sessions away from that troublesome question.

    Anyway, that’s a long way of saying that not only will A.J. Strata never have to explain to his grandkids how or why he got duped by this professional con artist of a president, he’ll be able to produce time stamped evidence that he pegged O’Slacker from Day One. Peggy and her 62 million close friends will no doubt avoid confronting that reality as long as possible.

    I just hope you are right, that Barry will do his best impression of an area rug — just lying there, lying — when the shit finally settles in his shoes. We can deal with that scenario until it’s time to roll him up and ship him out.

    It’s funny… all of O’s Marxist-Radical associations weren’t nearly the indicators that the puka shells & straw hat were. This may be the enduring portrait, in the end:

    http://tinyurl.com/3a9czqc

  4. Wilbur Post says:

    The irony is that nobody made the whiners – Obama, Emmanuel, Axelrod, Jarret and the rest of the crew on Gilligan’s Island – take these jobs. They wanted them, they fought for them, they cheated for them (ACORN registering the Dallas Cowboys, illegal campaign contributions, etc.) Once they got power, they’re unhappy because the job is HARD! Gosh, people expect actual RESULTS from them, they’re not satisified just to worship the empty suits and get lost. Well, here’s an idea…. just effing QUIT! Nobody’s making them STAY on the job the whole four years. Do the country a favor (not that such a thing would occur to any of these creeps) AND GET LOST!

  5. dhunter says:

    He’s Cousin Eddie of Griswolds “Vacation” fame.

    He is a lowlife slacker who has always done only the bare minimum to get by, but has been propellled forward by virtue of being 1/2 Black and by others efforts.

    I seriously believe whatever grades he got were the result of political correctness, basically socialism!

    He shows a lack of class and decorem that is discusting and must give our allies the shingles.

    This lowlife will not run for a second term, its too much work being President. That is why they are partying hardy while they can and ramming as much of their unwanted agenda as possible. I predict he will instead try to hand over the reigns to Hillary who will be promoted as the great white savior from this beast when in fact she will lie her way into office, Maybe, and continue as george Soros Puppet and destroyer of the America we know and love!

    The ONLY thing good about him is he has flushed out the Demorats and shown them to be Liars, fakes, and frauds who lie to get in office only to steal and cheat and push a socialist agenda that will destroy the goose that lays the golden egg!

  6. Unscripted Thoughts says:

    AJ,
    Think you nailed Captain Kickass’ personality pretty well….but what I want to know is the ‘who’ that rammed the incompetent boob to the forefront in the 2008 campaign. Obviously the media played a large part in the whole thing (don’t they always?)…. but who is powerful enough to pick up the phone and get the other candidates to step aside so this idiot could walk to the front of the line?

    Too much about the guy and how he has been used as a sock- puppet that doesn’t add up. Things that make ya go hmmmmm.