Where’s the gravitas, Barack? Not on 60 Minutes, that’s for damned sure.
Posted by danishova on March 23, 2009
Watching Barack yuk it up on Leno, and now with Steve Kroft, one sees that his lack of seriousness, of gravitas, is painfully evident. He’s not just cracking jokes, he’s laughing uncontrollably, like Mary Tyler Moore at Chuckles the Clown’s funeral. A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer in your pants.
Yep, we had clues during his campaign. He votes present. He sat in Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s church for 20 years. He pals around with Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorhn. He doesn’t know the difference between Auschwitz and Buchenwald (not a one time slip of the tongue, but a repeated error)…As Americans go broke filling up their cars with gas, he suggests we inflate our tires. The list was endless.
Recently he gave Gordon Brown, an man who is going blind, DVDs (in the wrong format, no less). Last week he sent a video to the Iranians wishing them a Happy Nowruz. This is not the Situation Room, this is Romper Room.
Does Obama even care that the stock market is tanking, along with America’s wealth and retirement funds? During his recent, disastrous appearance with Prime Minister Gordon Brown, we heard him say:
""What I am looking for is not the day-to-day gyrations of the stock market… but the long-term,” Obama told reporters.
"The stock market is sort of like a tracking poll in politics,” said the president, whose own public job approval has been running at about two-thirds in the Gallup Poll’s daily tracking surveys. "It bobs up and down every day… if you spend your time worrying about that, you’re probably going to get the long-term strategy wrong.”
It’s like a tracking poll??!! Not for us, Barack.
Unlike Bill Clinton, our last phony, Democrat President, Barack doesn’t even pretend to feel our pain.
Part of it is a lack of maturity, of gravitas; part of it is a lack of devotion to capitalism, to America’s greatness. One gets the sense that he doesn’t care, not only because he’s too narcissistic, too self-absorbed for empathy, but it’s more. Frankly my dear, he doesn’t give a damn. If capitalism fails, he has the alternative – a Utopia based on Piketty-Saez economics, where there are no greater villains than the top 1% who pay 40% of all taxes. We cannot let them deduct their charitable donations. They must be punished.
A theory, by the way, which was echoed this morning on Fox and Friends by David Sirota, who, after blaming the top 1% for the collapse of the economy, went on to say the the American Dream was where everyone was equal. He asserted that the sixties and seventies, when the top rates were at 90% and union participation was at 35%, was America’s last shining moment. Sirota has clearly been sent out to shill for Barack’s Utopia, and it’s an easy job for him. They are birds of a feather. Sirota even repeated Barack’s talking point, you need to spend a little time outside of New York.
Right. Perhaps you should spend some time getting your head out of the place where the sun don’t shine. Once that mission is accomplished, tell us what your real intentions are for our future. Lay it all on the table. Just try not to laugh when you do it.
Ha! Barack’s Teleprompter blames it on a “sneaky” Steve Kroft who “took advantage of the boss”. TOTUS is looking for advice:
Frankly, I’m stumped by it all. The Boss acted like this all the time during the campaign, and the media always treated us well. Why are they being so mean now? Any advice or insights appreciated, cause us White House folks got nothin’.
Steve Benen of the Left-of-center Washington Monthly asserts, He’s not punch drunk!
Ed Morrissey of Hot Air weighs in here.
Michelle Malkin reports on Glib Gibbsy’s gravitas-free press briefing today.
Mark Steyn filled in for El Rushbo today, and, like moi, said that Obama is not like Clinton, he doesn’t feel your pain. Great minds and all that…:)