Progressive Report: Obama is not a Dick….he’s a Barack!

In his column in the Daily Beast, Progressive hero Howard Kurtz, writes:

Barack Obama has been called plenty of names on television, as cable fans know all too well. But I don’t think anyone has called the president of the United States a dick—at least until now.

Mark Halperin, the Time magazine columnist and MSNBC contributor, was assessing Obama’s performance at a news conference when he delivered this opinion Thursday morning on Morning Joe:

“I thought he was a dick yesterday.”

Yup. He went there.

Host Joe Scarborough was not pleased, saying: “Delay that. Delay that. What are you doing?” But the program has a new executive producer who didn’t react by hitting the seven-second delay button.”


Did anyone bother to watch our newly re-energized President at his news conference  on Wednesday?  I wouldn’t say his performance merited him being called a “dick”… maybe more like a demagogue, thin skinned, arrogant, dismissive, obnoxious…definitely a “Barack”.

 

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"If you fly in a private jet you need to pay more taxes!"

No solutions offered, just attacks on Republicans….let’s not forget, the President is no longer in “governing” mode (that didn’t work out too well) but he’s now in “campaign” mode. That’s where he gets to promise anything but never has to deliver.

Talk about the author of  “The Audacity of Hope”…scolding Republicans and telling them to step up and lead?  This from a President who’s had 17 golf dates and 37 fund raisers in the last few months and has self admittedly only spent “3 or so hours “ on the “debt ceiling cricis”.  Where have you been Mr. President?  Perhaps the Republicans are using a page from your book and “leading from behind”.

 

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If that's Mitch McConnell tell him I'm not here !

The news conference, to my mind, was clearly a blatant Obama style attempt to kick off his campaign by setting up the “class warfare” lines.

 

So on one side we have the bad Republicans wanting tax cuts for the billionaires and millionaires, as well as for oil companies and apparently a new category of villain…“the people who use private jets”.  Lest we forget Mr. President, you use the most expensive private jet around and we all pay for it. So does your wife, by the way, when she goes on a “boondoggle” vacation to Africa with her entire family in tow.

Perhaps we should now also introduce a new category of unemployed workers called “the people who used to build private jets.” But they don’t really matter that much, because how many of them can there be? Besides they’re not unionized anyway (As an interesting side note—the total revenue from removing this tax break is $3 billion over 10 years! Given a $14 trillion debt…is this worth bringing up six times during a news conference?).

 

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Oops! that's the private jet used by the Machinists Union leaders

And on the other side we have “Barack” the people’s choice.

The man who will promise you  anything. The “fearless leader” who will not hesitate to demagogue any opposition for political purposes– by falsely claiming that Republican intransigence on debt ceiling discussions may result in Social Security checks not going out. (I’m surprised that he didn’t show the clip of grandma in her wheelchair being thrown off a cliff). This is a “Barack” whose budget proposal was voted down 97-0 in the Senate. He has yet to deliver any sort of alternative or even take a position on the issue.

So when the economy is in the tank and getting worse, when unemployment and the housing sector are absolutely abysmal, when you’ve been quoted from a speech in 2009 as saying “if I can’t turn this economy around by my third year in office, I’ll be a one term president”…what do you do?  Easy, you talk about Osama Bin Laden.


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Many a man would face his gun and many a man would fall / The man who shot Osama bin Laden, he shot Osama bin Laden / He was the bravest of them all.

Barack is now on his 1000th victory lap and continues to wave and flash that killer smile.  Yes Mr. President you are just like “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.” They will write songs about you and Osama!  But please, don’t try to tell us that you’ve made any good decisions regarding Libya, Afghanistan or Syria.  You’ve bungled them all! Perhaps it’s time for another speech in front of the Reichstag in Berlin or to roll those Roman columns out of storage from the last Democratic Convention. Any new backdrop might help.

So no…I don’t think Obama is a Dick but he is definitely a Barack!


But speaking of dicks, does anyone even begin to understand what Congressman Dennis Kucinich is doing in Syria kissing up to the murderous dictator Bashar al Assad. This left wing darling is claiming to have been the victim of translation issues when his comments praising Assad (“President al-Assad is highly loved and appreciated by the Syrians,”) garnered some negative media attention.

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Just say what I tell you!

 

“Kucinich called for an “investigation” to determine how Syria’s violence against its own people occurred. What’s to investigate — people demonstrated for freedom, and Assad sent out the troops to quell and kill them. Kucinich even lauds Assad for caring, when Assad is the author of the crackdown. The Daily Caller transcribed some of Kucinich’s additional remarks.”

“What I learned from my meeting with President Assad is that he does care about what’s happening, that he wants to respond, that he’s thinking about the different ways that would be the best way to address the needs of the people,” Kucinich said in the interview, video of which was provided to The Daily Caller by The Middle East Media Research Institute. “And that’s what he’s talking about. He’s talking about the people. He’s very engaged in that kind of a discussion. And frankly, that’s a positive development.”

I guess Congressman Kucinich is doing his best to lobby for the Jane Fonda Lifetime  Achievement  Award.

So Mr. Kucinich , you’re not a  Dennis you’re actually a Dick!

And that’s the way it is here: “a little left of right”

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