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1/20/2013

A Perfect Example of Why I Hate the Media

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:01 pm

This guy explodes our debt, weakens our children’s futures, and Big Media publishes treacle like this.

Sickening.

UPDATE BY JD:

Additional evidence available here.

– JD

UPDATE BY PATTERICO: OK, for the non-clickers, a sample from the two disgusting links above. First from the piece I linked:

Mr. Obama never wanted to be an ordinary politician — there was a time when Mrs. Obama could barely use that noun to describe her husband — and his advisers resist the idea that he has succumbed to standard Washington practice. Some donors and aides give an “if only” laugh at the idea that the couple now follows political ritual more closely: this is a president who still has not had Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton to dinner but holds lunches to discuss moral philosophy with the fellow Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel.

“He thinks about destiny in human terms,” Mr. Wiesel said in an interview.

Still, others say the Obamas have become more relaxed schmoozers, more at ease with the porous line between the political and social, more willing to reveal themselves. They have recently begun inviting more outsiders into their private living quarters, including Mr. Kushner, Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis at the “Lincoln” dinner. At a dinner in late November to thank top campaign fund-raisers, the first couple was like a bride and groom, bantering and traveling from table to table to accept congratulations and good wishes for the years ahead, making sly jokes that guests would not repeat for publication.

Utter dreck. And now from the one JD linked:

[I]f Obama’s presidency is deemed great, it must be in terms not often applied to presidents: compromise and consensus. He took power while the nation’s youth were consumed in a war in Iraq launched on false evidence. The economy seemed in free fall. The automobile industry was floundering. Millions of jobs were lost in the year before he took office. And in every state, people were losing their homes and their self-worth. With a calm hand, he has steadied the ship of state.

He has pursued big changes but hasn’t been afraid to compromise for much less than he’s sought. Unlike Lincoln and FDR, he has stayed within constitutional limits. In his campaign for health-care reform, for example, he let go of the public insurance option. He wanted more stimulus than $787 billion but stopped pushing when it became clear he wouldn’t get it. He extricated us from Iraq, brought Osama bin Laden to justice and advanced far-reaching policies to regulate Wall Street. He has championed gun control, knowing the struggle that will ensue, because he believes that the right thing is not always the popular thing. And he did this all within the rule of law and the constitutional boundaries of his office.

Obama’s presidency will not be deemed great, moron. It will be deemed the presidency that pushed us over the edge into fiscal irresponsibility.

He is an irresponsible ass being lauded by nincompoops.

35 Responses to “A Perfect Example of Why I Hate the Media”

  1. Oh, isn’t he WONDERFUL?!

    Jodi Kantor, you’re pathetic.

    Patterico (e576fc)

  2. I want people like Jodi Kantor to be the ones to pay when the country collapses. I want a progressive tax on stupid people.

    Patterico (e576fc)

  3. Oh, I love the word treacle. Thanks for finding a good reason to use it.

    elissa (d622a5)

  4. The folks at Tiger Beat would be embarassed, Cantor wrote one really perceptive piece on Obama, on his lectures at the U Chicago, more than 4 years ago.

    narciso (3fec35)

  5. obama’s america is not a viable enterprise

    time to seriously start figuring out how we’re going to default on our obscene obamadebt, not when

    sorry chinesers you bet on the wrong horse

    idiots

    happyfeet (ce327d)

  6. the deluded propaganda sluts at National Soros Radio want you to know that the 2012 election was first and foremost a referendum on… “climate change”

    One of the chief expectations of those who voted for President Obama is that he moves assertively to pass climate change legislation, whatever the political climate in Washington.

    I can’t believe we borrow money from the chinesers to subsidize these whores

    happyfeet (ce327d)

  7. ‘Satire is dead’ and it’s gone zombie,

    narciso (3fec35)

  8. oh. propaganda slut jodi kantor was just right now as we speak on the cnn talking to gloria vanderbilt’s little boi

    I totally missed it… that’s why the cnn’s so great to fall asleep to if you’re not forcing yourself to pay attention it just makes a sort of humming sound

    happyfeet (ce327d)

  9. That’s like Malcolm McDowell, willingly, keeping his eyes open, why do this to yourself, pikachu, have an extra cupcake,

    narciso (3fec35)

  10. I’ve resisted the notion for a long time, but I can’t help but to come to the conclusion that he is more than the President. He is the leader of a personality cult.

    Both of those articles were written by people with delusions. If you questioned them and their fellow cultists about the premises and conclusions they draw, they would consider you insane or mentally defective for thinking otherwise.

    We are living in a country ruled by an idol to anti-intellectual sophists.

    Ag80 (b2c81f)

  11. Fox News lost me when it went 24/7 with its extreme benghazi fetish while poor hapless ickle romneykins was trying so hard to get a message out about the economy

    what an arrogant and stupid bunch of blonde people they are

    happyfeet (ce327d)

  12. eva longoria wants america to know she paid back her student loans

    damn she’s so freaking awesome go ahead and touch yourself if you feel moved

    happyfeet (ce327d)

  13. They’ve been doing it for Demos at least as far back as, “What kind of tree would you be?”

    AZ Bob (28c32d)

  14. She was making 250K an episode, that’s not that hard to do, under those circumstances,

    narciso (3fec35)

  15. that’s an incredibly cynical thing to say Mr. narciso

    happyfeet (ce327d)

  16. You can’t beat Eva Longoria for inane self-confessions.

    Well, actually you can, but you probably would get arrested for a hate crime by hitting a has-been Hispanic TV star with penchants for boy-toy failed New York Jets quarterbacks and short French NBA players.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with the second and third parts. You shouldn’t hit people though.

    Ag80 (b2c81f)

  17. I liked her, when she was on some daytime soap, but not when she became, what’s your word for it, on Desperate Housewives,

    narciso (3fec35)

  18. I’m Barack Obama and I approved this message..

    EPWJ (c5f1fc)

  19. I want a progressive tax on stupid people.
    Comment by Patterico (e576fc) — 1/20/2013 @ 7:04 pm

    – I want a stupid tax on progressive people.

    Icy (406046)

  20. he is less than the President. He is the leader of a personality cult.
    Comment by Ag80 (b2c81f) — 1/20/2013 @ 7:27 pm

    – Fixed.

    Icy (406046)

  21. We’re Icy’s straight-men tonight.

    Ag80 (b2c81f)

  22. dont ask dont tell

    EPWJ (c5f1fc)

  23. “The only difference between Obama and Bush is that Obama is killing more people. He’s about double the numbers now. Can you imagine if McCain had won and did precisely what Obama has done, with every speech and every political maneuver overseas? There’d be riots in the streets about the people we’re killing. And yet because it’s Obama, and he’s better looking and better at reading the teleprompter, we let him get away with it.” Penn Jilette

    Bugg (b32862)

  24. UPDATE BY PATTERICO: OK, for the non-clickers, a sample from the two disgusting links above. First from the piece I linked:

    Mr. Obama never wanted to be an ordinary politician — there was a time when Mrs. Obama could barely use that noun to describe her husband — and his advisers resist the idea that he has succumbed to standard Washington practice. Some donors and aides give an “if only” laugh at the idea that the couple now follows political ritual more closely: this is a president who still has not had Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton to dinner but holds lunches to discuss moral philosophy with the fellow Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel.

    “He thinks about destiny in human terms,” Mr. Wiesel said in an interview.

    Still, others say the Obamas have become more relaxed schmoozers, more at ease with the porous line between the political and social, more willing to reveal themselves. They have recently begun inviting more outsiders into their private living quarters, including Mr. Kushner, Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis at the “Lincoln” dinner. At a dinner in late November to thank top campaign fund-raisers, the first couple was like a bride and groom, bantering and traveling from table to table to accept congratulations and good wishes for the years ahead, making sly jokes that guests would not repeat for publication.

    Utter dreck. And now from the one JD linked:

    [I]f Obama’s presidency is deemed great, it must be in terms not often applied to presidents: compromise and consensus. He took power while the nation’s youth were consumed in a war in Iraq launched on false evidence. The economy seemed in free fall. The automobile industry was floundering. Millions of jobs were lost in the year before he took office. And in every state, people were losing their homes and their self-worth. With a calm hand, he has steadied the ship of state.

    He has pursued big changes but hasn’t been afraid to compromise for much less than he’s sought. Unlike Lincoln and FDR, he has stayed within constitutional limits. In his campaign for health-care reform, for example, he let go of the public insurance option. He wanted more stimulus than $787 billion but stopped pushing when it became clear he wouldn’t get it. He extricated us from Iraq, brought Osama bin Laden to justice and advanced far-reaching policies to regulate Wall Street. He has championed gun control, knowing the struggle that will ensue, because he believes that the right thing is not always the popular thing. And he did this all within the rule of law and the constitutional boundaries of his office.

    Obama’s presidency will not be deemed great, moron. It will be deemed the presidency that pushed us over the edge into fiscal irresponsibility.

    He is an irresponsible ass being lauded by nincompoops.

    Patterico (8b3905)

  25. He is an irresponsible ass being lauded by nincompoops.

    Don’t let him off the hook. He will be VERY responsible for what happens.

    Smock Puppet, 10th Dan Snark Master and Labeler of the Obama-Naut (98ae1f)

  26. Cantor wrote one really perceptive piece on Obama, on his lectures at the U Chicago, more than 4 years ago.

    That’s probably when she had her head surgically implanted in his ass.

    Smock Puppet, 10th Dan Snark Master and Labeler of the Obama-Naut (98ae1f)

  27. Judging from Jodi Kantor’s thoughtful, incisive, truth-to-power article on the Obamas, I’m now convinced Kantor’s life will only be complete after she has Barack’s baby.

    MarkJ (b64de3)

  28. In his own way, Obama is very succesful. He is destroying the historical American nation. Do you think he intended anything else?

    DN (e13e38)

  29. When the adults get back in charge….
    I want all progressives and liberals, nay….everyone who voted for the modern definition of narcissistic personality disorder ( Teh One) to be branded on the forehead with a big red “M”; so thusly we may mock them as long as they shall live…Amen

    Angelo (ca31ab)

  30. Comment by Icy (406046) — 1/20/2013 @ 7:53 pm

    You read my mind.

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  31. Comment by Patterico (8b3905) — 1/20/2013 @ 10:26 pm

    No one could possibly rate Barrack Hussein Obama as “ordinary” – though his golf swing possibly qualifies.
    His talent is of the highest order.
    Too bad it is so destructive to the republic that he leads.

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  32. Well at least Madge Noonan gets it:

    “Irritating Older Brother Who Got 750 On His SATs And Thinks He’s Einstein Obama. Which is sort of how half the country sees him.”

    The Audacity of Dope.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  33. I want assets and income confiscated from all Liberals/Leftists who have or make over $400K., just to make it fair for the children.

    PCD (1d8b6d)


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