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Friday, July 29, 2011

It Hurts to See a President Beg

George W. Bush’s Imperial Presidency is long gone, as Barack Obama pleads with the nation.

“There are a lot of crises in the world that we can’t always predict or avoid,” he tells Americans today after being missing in action all week. “This isn’t one of those crises...

“If you want to see a bipartisan compromise, make a phone call, send an e-mail, tweet. Keep the pressure on Washington and we can get past this.”

The man who killed Osama bin Laden only weeks ago is being held captive by a few dozen Tea Party terrorists, most of whom couldn’t find the Capitol six months ago. There are no Navy Seals, only befuddled John Boehner, to disarm them and keep them from blowing up the economy like the Twin Towers.

But Boehner is looking more and more like bin Laden these days, making plans in his bunker but unsure of who will carry them out.

It’s enough to make you nostalgic for Dick Cheney, who never had to appeal to social media to work his will in Washington.

Update: Even Peggy Noonan, who can usually be counted on for civility, burbles that “the White House seems desperate to be seen as consequential. They're trotting out Press Secretary Jay Carney, who stands there looking like a ferret with flop sweat as he insists President Obama is still at the table, still manning the phones and calling shots.”

Her conclusion about the President? “He is not a devil, an alien, a socialist. He is a loser. And this is America, where nobody loves a loser.”

Reading Noonan’s lips today is depressing.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Noonan's an overpaid political hack. She used to be interesting.

Loser? This contest is just getting started. Wait until the full consequences of the Tea Party's mob mentality begin to be realized.

David said...

Shame on you. Your posting title is offensive, disrespectful and WRONG. The President was not begging, he was asking Americans to grow up, work together and solve the first of many problems we have facing us.

He is our Chief of State, not our father or dictator. He can ask, but only we can get it done. He did not kill Osama, he only lead the services and soldiers who got it done.

And while I know it has nothing to do with you, are you not pleased with the “discussion that is taking place in the comments on The Moderate Voice.