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Is Obama a Wimpy President?

Anthony W. Leone 2010/12/06 15:00:00
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Usually it’s Republicans who express disappointment in President Obama, but now another liberal giant is upset, this time calling the president a “wimp.” Can’t the president get some love?

On CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” funnyman and political commentator Bill Maher said Sunday he was disappointed that President Obama is not the tough-as-nails Democratic leader he was hoping for.

“I thought, when we elected the first black president, as a comedian, I thought two years in, I’d be making jokes about what a gangsta he was, you know?” Maher said, reported The Huffington Post, adding that the country got “President Wayne Brady” instead.

And Maher’s biggest beef with the tofu president? That he’s willing to compromise with Republicans on the Bush tax cuts.

A few weeks ago we had George Soros telling his pals that President Obama may not be a good investment and back in September Arianna Huffington blasted the president on the economy.

So, does President Obama have a chance in 2012 if some big-time Liberals are less than thrilled now? Probably, but they won’t have much enthusiasm. After all, Maher hasn’t been the first to say that President Obama is a bit timid when it comes to confronting Republicans.

It’s like a flashback of the 2004 presidential elections, when former Democratic Party boss Terry McAuliffe quoted John McCain asking him on why John Kerry didn’t fight back against George W. Bush’s attack ads:

“My guy (Bush) is no great shakes, but your guy (Kerry) looks like a wimp.”

And here we have again another Democratic leader who seems to be a bit wishy-washy for some Democrats, but unlike Kerry, President Obama does have a lot of charisma and that will probably help him win again.

The president’s poll numbers can drop lower than Bill Clinton’s pants at an intern convention, but in the court of public opinion where most of the jury are obsessed reality TV-show and celebrity fans, what only matters to most of them is how cool President Obama looks when he goes on “The View.”

But to most educated liberals and Democrats, they want a bit more substance than that, but they have to back President Obama because for them there is no alternative. How would it look to the Democratic Party of some of the biggest liberal names decide to support a Democratic challenger or heaven forbid, a Republican?

No, for now Maher and company will criticize President Obama, but firmly secure those rose-colored glasses come 2012. Although Maher seems to be the type of guy who will take off those glasses just so he can speak his mind.

But in the meantime, it’s funny how many Republicans and some Democrats are disappointed in President Obama.

Politics really do make strange bedfellows.

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  • Dave 2010/12/06 20:12:50 (edited)
    Yes
    Dave
    +13
    completely.

    Read this somewhere.....
    Barack Obama is setting a
    record-setting number of records during his first year in office.
    Largest budget ever. Largest deficit
    ever. Largest number of broken promises ever. Most self-serving
    speeches ever. Largest number of agenda-setting failures ever. Fastest
    dive in popularity ever.

    Wow! Talk about change.

    Just one year ago, fresh from his
    inauguration celebrations, President Obama was flying high. After one
    of the nation's most inspiring political campaigns, the election of
    America 's first black president had captured the hopes and dreams of
    millions. To his devout followers, it was inconceivable that a year
    later his administration would be gripped in self-imposed crisis.

    Of course, they don't see it as
    self-imposed. It's all George Bush's fault.

    George Bush, who doesn't have a vote in
    congress and who no longer occupies the White House, is to blame for it
    all.

    He broke Obama's promise to put all
    bills on the White House web site for five days before signing them.

    He broke Obama's promise to have the
    congressional health care negotiations broadcast live on C-SPAN.

    He broke Obama's promise to end
    earmarks.

    He broke Obama's promise to keep
    unemployment from rising above 8 percent.

    He broke Obama...


















































































    completely.
    completely
    Read this somewhere.....
    Barack Obama is setting a
    record-setting number of records during his first year in office.
    Largest budget ever. Largest deficit
    ever. Largest number of broken promises ever. Most self-serving
    speeches ever. Largest number of agenda-setting failures ever. Fastest
    dive in popularity ever.

    Wow! Talk about change.

    Just one year ago, fresh from his
    inauguration celebrations, President Obama was flying high. After one
    of the nation's most inspiring political campaigns, the election of
    America 's first black president had captured the hopes and dreams of
    millions. To his devout followers, it was inconceivable that a year
    later his administration would be gripped in self-imposed crisis.

    Of course, they don't see it as
    self-imposed. It's all George Bush's fault.

    George Bush, who doesn't have a vote in
    congress and who no longer occupies the White House, is to blame for it
    all.

    He broke Obama's promise to put all
    bills on the White House web site for five days before signing them.

    He broke Obama's promise to have the
    congressional health care negotiations broadcast live on C-SPAN.

    He broke Obama's promise to end
    earmarks.

    He broke Obama's promise to keep
    unemployment from rising above 8 percent.

    He broke Obama's promise to close the
    detention center at Guantanamo in the first year.

    He broke Obama's promise to make peace
    with direct, no precondition talks with America 's most hate-filled
    enemies during his first year in office, ushering in a new era of
    global cooperation.

    He broke Obama's promise to end the
    hiring of former lobbyists into high White House jobs.

    He broke Obama's promise to end
    no-compete contracts with the government.

    He broke Obama's promise to disclose
    the names of all attendees at closed White House meetings.

    He broke Obama's promise for a new era
    of bipartisan cooperation in all matters.

    He broke Obama's promise to have chosen
    a home church to attend Sunday services with his family by Easter of
    last year.

    Yes, it's all George Bush's fault.
    President Obama is nothing more than a puppet in the never-ending
    failed Bush administration.
    If only George Bush wasn't still in
    charge, all of President Obama's problems would be solved. His promises
    would have been kept, the economy would be back on track, Iran would
    have stopped its work on developing a nuclear bomb and would be
    negotiating a peace treaty with Israel . North Korea would have ended
    its tyrannical regime, and integrity would have been restored to the
    federal government.

    Oh, and did I mention what it would be
    like if the Democrats, under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi and Harry
    Reid, didn't have the heavy yoke of George Bush around their necks?
    There would be no ear marks, no closed-door drafting of bills, no
    increase in deficit spending, no special-interest influence (unions),
    no vote buying (Nebraska, Louisiana).

    If only George Bush wasn't still in
    charge, we'd have real change by now.

    All the broken promises, all the failed
    legislation and delay (health care reform, immigration reform) is not
    President Obama's fault or the fault of the Democrat-controlled
    Congress. It's all George Bush's fault.

    Take for example the decision of Eric
    Holder, the president's attorney general, to hold terrorists' trials in
    New York City . Or his decision to try the Christmas Day underpants
    bomber as a civilian.

    Two disastrous decisions.

    Certainly those were bad judgments
    based on poor advice from George Bush.

    Need more proof?

    You might recall that when Scott Brown
    won the election to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts , capturing
    "the Ted Kennedy seat", President Obama said that Brown's victory was
    the result of the same voter anger that propelled Obama into office in
    2008. People were still angry about George Bush and the policies of the
    past 10 years. And they wanted change.

    Yes, according to the president, the
    voter rebellion in Massachusetts was George Bush's fault.

    Therefore, in retaliation, they elected
    a Republican to the Ted Kennedy seat, ending a half-century of
    domination by Democrats. It is all George Bush's fault.

    Will the failed administration of
    George Bush ever end, and the time for hope and change ever arrive?

    Will President Obama ever accept
    responsibility for something... - anything?

    And if you don't believe any of this, then you must be smokin' what this guy is.
    hope change arrive president obama accept responsibility smokin guy
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  • marie 2011/01/16 02:47:29
    No
    marie
    So much better then GWB. Proud to be an American. proud of our president. Praise the Lord.
  • HenryVIII 2010/12/24 14:30:11
    No
    HenryVIII
    Sometimes there's more strength in being willing to deal. Sure. I'd like to take down Mitch McConnel and Beohner with a right hook, but Obama's quiet strength pummeled them in the end.
  • BARRY0619 2010/12/07 23:42:11
    Yes
    BARRY0619
    I would include radical too...
  • aro 2010/12/07 16:37:07
    Yes
    aro
    I don't like his wimpy approach to foreign affairs. Posting withdraw dates for Iraq and Afghanistan, and disarming our nuclear arsenal just makes the US look weak to Iran, North Korea, and China.
  • Diane 2010/12/07 16:02:28
    No
    Diane
    Obama realizes that, in order to get an extension of unemployment benefits, he's going to have to compromise. Thank God we have Bernanke, who's not constrained by Congress.
  • Brove 2010/12/07 16:01:24
    Yes
    Brove
    Yes, Obama needs to stop caving to the Republicans! He needs to get stern and aggressive with these sharks, otherwise they will eat him up! Love Bill Maher too!
  • chubo 2010/12/07 15:33:35
    Undecided
    chubo
    +1
    Bill Maher is a funnyman??? He's about as funny as a piece of excrement floating in a bath tub!!!! Were it not for dem-lib lemmings, he'd have an audience of one.!!!
  • JP 2010/12/07 15:29:39
    Undecided
    JP
    +2
    He passed the most intrusive laws ever in America on a party line vote. He is moving to the center to get reelected in order to bring more nuts to the supreme court. The left plays for the long term, and we must not lose sight of what is still at stake. Smoke and mirrors from those that wish to distract.
  • you betcha 2010/12/07 15:26:44
    Yes
    you betcha
    ABSOLUTELY.
  • judy 2010/12/07 15:23:56
    Yes
    judy
    +1
    Not so much wimpy as Book Smart, dumb in almost all things except how to charismatically convince those who are dumber that he has all the answers. Sorry Obama, There are still enough of us out there that don't fall for your "charm & speeches & lies ".
    Along with the other illegals why don't you go home to Indonesia or Kenya and Wow them.
  • Ron 2010/12/07 15:19:24 (edited)
    Yes
    Ron
    When he got elected I said I would support him out of respect..... but I have now lost that respect and can no longer support him. I feel he is a liar, cheat and is bent on destructing what is left of this country... personaly I hope for a military coup ....
  • God ble... Ron 2010/12/09 16:38:32
    God bless American freedom
    Notice he lied about bringing the troops home.. it is quite possible he fears them because they are loyal to AMERICA and freedom.
  • Plain James 2010/12/07 15:07:59
    Undecided
    Plain James
    The democrats were not behind him and they were the wimps always backing down. He needed their support and the people's support and clearly they did not show up to vote in the local elections.

    With that said, I an vey disappointed in Obama wanting to play ball with the republicans--clearly this is not what the people wanted besides he had the GOP tell him directly they would not work with him right from the onset. But he was still working to try to achieve that accomplishment. So the question maybe should be--did Obama put the republicans above the people. Sure it would be nice if they all worked together but how clearer did the GOP need to make it. Boehner was on the warpath cause he wanted that gavel from Nancy and that was supposed to be his gavel and instead the democrats won taking over the house from him therefore he was going to wrestle with Peloski till he got the gavel and he started a hate war and the dumb people that fell for it. It was Peloski and Reid who stood up to Bush in the meeting over that Iraq war and Bush and the republicans only deemed that as them being disrespectful but twisted that meeting into a lie over that stupid gavel.

    When Obama saw that the republicans were not going to give an inch neither should have he and instead started his campaign to rally the people again not look for republican support that he clearly was not going to get.
  • joe 2010/12/07 15:06:21
    Yes
    joe
    THE EMPEROR IN LONDON
    This is an article that appeared in a London Paper. Did anyone see this or hear about this on this side
    of the pond? I don't think so...

    Read the entire detailed article by Dale Mc Featters at Scripps Hoard News Service


    OUCH! What image of Americans does this create?
    If you're not sure what "big government" implies, take a look at this . . ..

    But you have already read about this in your local newspaper ...Oh no,
    you didn't?
    OK then, you saw it on CNN... No?... INTERESTING!!!
    You and I may never see health care again the way it used to be, but
    "Emperor Obama"
    took six (6) doctors with him for a 3 day visit to London - along with
    494 other essential staff.
    You just gotta love this spread-the-wealth, hopey-changey thing .

    Read the entire detailed article by Dale Mc Featters at Scripps Hoard News Service
  • David850 2010/12/07 14:58:46
    Yes
    David850
    With the possible exception of Carter, I can't think of a wimpier president. For the first time in my adult life, I'm embarrassed by our president.
  • obamasux 2010/12/07 14:56:16
    No
    obamasux
    +2
    obama is a very dangerous man... he may be a wimp to other countries but to America he is a very dangerous man look at the damage he has done. I doubt America will ever recover. bill maher is a mindless pu$$ey.. Love my Country FEAR my government.....
    democrats hate America as much as obama and other muslims and illegal mexicans.
  • harley oldman 2010/12/07 14:56:15
    Yes
    harley oldman
    +1
    Yes ......Some of the first clues where his "bowing" down trip around the world.
    And when he "bowed" down to the Doorman at Buckingham Palace, another
    clue. Then the BBC refered to him as President Pantywaist, another clue.
    But the coup de gras was when the FRENCH laughed at him.
  • bls 2010/12/07 14:54:17
  • MaddoG 2010/12/07 14:19:11
    Yes
    MaddoG
    +4
    Obama is an Anti-American socialist. The ultimate Manchurian candidate. The USSR could not have done a better job planting him to destroy America! He's living out "Dreams of my Father". Read it and you will know what motivates Obama.
  • Swany 2010/12/07 13:42:09
    Undecided
    Swany
    +1
    Most people don't yet understand that oreo was put in the White House by the same people that put Bush there. He will do as he is told.
  • bones327 2010/12/07 13:23:44 (edited)
    Yes
    bones327
    +2
    BHO is worse than a wimp. He is spineless, when it comes to dealing with the enemies of this country. He's not helpful to our allies. He embraces our enemies.



    Consider:



    North Korea has: set off nuclear bombs, sent rockets and mortars to kill South Koreans and used torpedos to sink a S. Korean navy ship. What has Obama done? Absolutely nothing.



    Iran has a presidential election. Thousands take to the streets to protest the fraudulent election. The military comes out and beats, murders and arrests hundreds. What does Obama do? Nothing.



    Iran lies about its nuclear facilities and only acknowledges they have secret facilities in military sites after they're exposed in the media. What does Obama do? Nothing



    U.K. is a great American ally. We fought side by side in many wars, including WW2. What does Obama do when he becomes president? He sends the Oval Office's bust of Churchill back to London.

    Think:

    Hugo Chavez

    Benjamin Netanyahu

    Honduras

    Syria

    Hamas



    This list could go on and on.
  • wale63 2010/12/07 13:10:16
    Yes
    wale63
    +3
    He has NO experience, leadership, decision making, risk taking etc, and has an empty well to draw from when filtering his decisions through his mind
    Andy experience leadership decision risk draw filtering decisions mind andy empty suit
  • Angus 2010/12/07 13:05:58
  • freethi... Angus 2010/12/07 13:07:38
    freethinker
    +2
    LOL!!!! He looks better than Moochelle!!!!! LOL!!
  • vernie47 2010/12/07 13:03:14
    No
    vernie47
    +1
    Obama's not a whimp. The public has become accustomed to "cowboy diplomacy." They expect instant responses to complex situtions that sometimes take weeks, months or even years to get to the bottom of. Obama, on the other hand, is slow to anger. He analyses situtions and issues measured responses. The Republicans have "a tiger by the tail" and don't even know it. After all, it's always better to lose a political battle and win a political war.
  • Angus vernie47 2010/12/07 13:06:51
  • wale63 vernie47 2010/12/07 13:11:02
  • bones327 vernie47 2010/12/07 13:27:04
  • bls bones327 2010/12/07 14:57:22
  • bones327 bls 2010/12/07 15:08:53
    bones327
    +2
    You gotta love the punctuation marks in this sentence.
  • bls bones327 2010/12/07 20:07:37
    bls
    +1
    You sure do!! LMAO
  • JimShou vernie47 2011/05/06 16:02:03
    JimShou
    such a laugh.............surely you jest
  • freethinker 2010/12/07 12:51:06 (edited)
    Yes
    freethinker
    +1
    Hell Yes!!!!! Remember the commercial about trash bags>>> Wimpy, wimpy, wimpy (H.obama)...Hefty, hefty, hefty (Moochelle)!!!
  • bls freethi... 2010/12/07 14:58:08
  • mzemma 2010/12/07 12:47:10
    Undecided
    mzemma
    +1
    Obama is no more of a wimp then Bush! All presidents who are in office work for big money.. the friends behind the reserve. It's all theatrics mostly presented to keep us fooled, distracted and fighting amongst ourselves.. and to keep us poor and struggling.. that way they feel they can control and manipulate the populations.. it's the same world wide.. of course the same guys are pulling the strings worldwide.. .. read "rule by secrecy" by Jim Marrs and read "The Unseen Hand" by A. Ralph Epperson.
  • bls mzemma 2010/12/07 14:58:50
    bls
    +3
    nobody said Bush wasn't a wimp too. Still doesn't change the fact that we have a panzie in the WH
  • seagirl 2010/12/07 12:43:54
    Yes
    seagirl
    +3
    Why people thought this inexperienced person could pull off all his campaign BS is beyond me. Domestic policy, foreigh policy, finance...he has no experience to draw on. He doesn't now and never did know what he's doing.
  • mzemma seagirl 2010/12/07 12:51:13
    mzemma
    Just way until Sarah Palin becomes president.. same difference.. and Bush knew anything... just a big puppet.. the rich guys behind the Reserve are the guys really running the show.. globally.. notice all countries are in the same boat as rich and poor grow further apart and middle class vanishes. NWO.. it's a few rich guys wanting to control the world.. and actually they are .. you just don't know it.. read: "rule by secrecy" by Jim Mars; "The Unseen Hand" by A. Ralph Epperson.. It's truly not a one person show.. . they are merely the figurehead and spokesperson - told what to say....don't think they are not....
  • bones327 mzemma 2010/12/07 13:30:50
    bones327
    I am a conservative and don't believe Sarah will ever be president. If the country is fortunate enough to elect a Republican as president in '12, Sarah will be no more than a cabinet officer to pay her back for her assistance with the TEA Party movement people.

    We need to push Obama from office in '12!. Even Hillary would be better. (Why can't we just re-hire Bill?)
  • Ruby Dear - The Fangirl of ... 2010/12/07 12:06:48
    Undecided
    Ruby Dear - The Fangirl of PHAET
    Bill Maher stated on The Henry Rollins Show that he was a republican!
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