Make Believe Media: Obama's Failure of Leadership Is Actually A "New, Crafty" Way To Lead

Related news: Obama's greenish, soft stools are among the exemplars par excellence of greenish, soft stools in the history of the universe.

Even Obama's cowardice and irresponsibility is, it turns out, brilliant and even noble.

President Barack Obama's proposed budget this week raised a key question about how he governs: Can he lead without getting out in front?

Obama says the government has to fix Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to avoid fiscal disaster. He just doesn't think he should be the first one to say how.

That, Republicans say, is an abdication of leadership. Obama says it's smart leadership, that if he made a specific proposal now on how to fix those politically charged programs, it would just become a target for critics, feed talk-show shouting and make real negotiations impossible.

He may be right. Where leaders such as FDR and LBJ once could send specific legislation to Congress and see it enacted, things changed in recent decades. Bill Clinton proposed a detailed health care plan in 1993 — and cartoonists had a field day lampooning it, lobbyists ganged up against it and Congress gave up on it. George W. Bush tried to propose major changes in Social Security in 2005, and Democrats ripped his plan to pieces.

Ah, you see? Previous presidents attempted to lead on difficult issues and were punished for it. That means not that this attempt to lead was admirable, but that they were wrongheaded. See, Obama's figured this out. He knows the best way to lead is to not lead at all. The best way to do his job is to not do his job at all. The best way to make choices is to make no choices.

Okay. Sure. Makes sense.

I guess that means I'm like the all-time best orgasm-provider in history. My "new, crafty" method of bringing a woman to orgasm is to be so inept at it she buys a reliable vibrator.

Yay me.

Now comes the Obama model.

Oh it's a "model." I though it was just chickenshit, but now I see it's a "model."

He never sent specific health care legislation to Congress, yet managed to enact sweeping changes in a law that his party had sought since Harry Truman. He proposed only broad principles for financial regulation, and got what's arguably the most ambitious regulation of Wall Street since the 1930s.

Let's add in he never proposed what he wanted in a stimulus bill and let Nancy Pelosi write it. That worked out about as well as ObamaCare -- yes, with supermajorities in both houses of Congress they both passed, but they are both failures.

Liberals, determined to lower the bar ever lower for the Man-Boy Who Can't Do Anything Right, are now claiming that simply passing a bill is a success.

The bill's merits and results are entirely irrelevant. He passed it. He won.

Changing entitlement programs such as Medicare and Social Security will be harder: He faces a Republican-led House of Representatives on this one. And he'll eventually have to offer more specifics to drive the debate, analysts say. But he's clearly trying to forge a new model of presidential leadership adapted to a new age.

What, the new age of chickenshit?

"It's a potentially effective strategy for Obama," said Bruce Buchanan, a scholar of the presidency at the University of Texas. "Leadership has always been changeable across presidential history."

By the way: There is nothing "new" about being a pussy. Other people have tried fecklessness, cowardice, and selfishness as a "leadership" model. The only thing "new" here is the Make Believe Media's rush to credit Obama with yet another unprecedented triumph.


Thanks to Hot Air. Good Lord. Jaw drop.

Also at Hot Air is this made-up liberal nontroversy over Congressmen sleeping in their offices. Skip down to the second video, of Lawrence O'Donnell, if you need a laugh. He repeatedly calls Zev Chavetz a "tax criminal" for sleeping in his office in DC (on a modest cot), and just will not relent with the idiotic attack.

One thing is that he seems like he's on the edge of laughing at how stupid he's being himself, but he's selling this crap to the left seriously. It's not ironic.

Chavetz, meanwhile, just keeps laughing in his face.

It is astonishing that these people will brand FoxNews as "right wing media" when the rest of the media takes silly crap like this off left-wing websites on pushes them as "news."

Posted by: Ace at 03:33 PM



Comments

1 How much did Thomma have to be blown to write this shit?

Not much, I'm guessing.

Posted by: Biff Baxter at February 18, 2011 02:58 PM (S+l+S)

2 OT - HOUSE JUST VOTED TO DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2011 02:59 PM (UlUS4)

3 Related news: Obama's greenish, soft stools are among the exemplars par excellence of greenish, soft stools in the history of the universe.
I turned away from my keyboard just in time....I should never drink a beverage while reading this blog.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 18, 2011 02:59 PM (ujg0T)

4 O/T: "The Obama administration rescinded most of a federal regulation Friday
designed to protect health workers who refuse to provide care they find
objectionable on personal or religious grounds."

this is one step toward closing down Catholic hospitals and they do it in the midst of the chaos being created by their union goons.

Posted by: curious at February 18, 2011 02:59 PM (p302b)

5 Related news: Obama's greenish, soft stools are among the exemplars par excellence of greenish, soft stools in the history of the universe.

And his farts? Muah! Magnifique.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 18, 2011 03:00 PM (gZQBG)

6 ...AND THEY JUST VOTED TO BAR FEDERAL FUNDS TO BE USED TO ENFORCE THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE OF OBAMACARE!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2011 03:00 PM (UlUS4)

7 Obama's a theory you can't falsify. There's no null hypothesis available.

Posted by: tachyonshuggy at February 18, 2011 03:01 PM (t+tqr)

8
Under-achievement is the new accomplishment.

Posted by: dolphin-safe soothsayer at February 18, 2011 03:01 PM (uFokq)

9 Another Dem Senator is calling it quits in 2012. I missed the name.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 18, 2011 03:03 PM (7+pP9)

10 News to me.

Posted by: Nero at February 18, 2011 03:03 PM (GBXon)

11 This is just another way to vote "present" on another big issue The Vapid One™ knows absolutely nothing about.
From the article: Can he lead without getting out in front?
WTF?
Ripley was right.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 18, 2011 03:04 PM (b6qrg)

12 Shit, I broke the blog. Sorry, Ace.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 18, 2011 03:05 PM (b6qrg)

13 Foist!
It looks like 'newspeak' is alive and well in the MBM. Cowardice = leadership.

Posted by: Schwalbe : The © at February 18, 2011 03:06 PM (UU0OF)

14 words fail

Posted by: Obamessiah at February 18, 2011 03:08 PM (aeZ1l)

15 It's baaaack!

Green stools? In my family we say "his shit tastes like ice cream."

Posted by: Y-not at February 18, 2011 03:35 PM (pW2o8)

16 I think it was Jason Cheffetz. Right?

Zev was the guy who wrote the book on Rush.

Posted by: Dan at February 18, 2011 03:36 PM (mXBxH)

17 By and large there is no news media. There are only liberal activists masquerading as journalists.

Posted by: Dan at February 18, 2011 03:37 PM (mXBxH)

18 It's my nature.

Posted by: the scorpion at February 18, 2011 03:39 PM (GTbGH)

19 Obama's greenish, soft stools are among the exemplars par
excellence of greenish, soft stools in the history of the universe.

Sounds more like baby crap to me.

Posted by: YIKES! at February 18, 2011 03:39 PM (8/QZP)

20 And my farts, they smell like buttercups. Can't forget my farts.

Posted by: Obama at February 18, 2011 03:40 PM (gZQBG)

21 Kinda like the trap Petian set for the NAZIS, lure them in, surrender, let them get comfortable, and then BAM spring the trap on them

Posted by: Ben at February 18, 2011 03:41 PM (wuv1c)

22 Someone please post more stuff in the sidebar to move those creepy pics down. They make me hyperventilate.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at February 18, 2011 03:41 PM (pLTLS)

23 Any Larry O'don comment needs a picture of him about to smack Siepp.

Posted by: joeindc44 at February 18, 2011 03:42 PM (QxSug)

24 Does this new crafty strategy make him officially the Presentdent?

Posted by: Rocks at February 18, 2011 03:43 PM (Q1lie)

25 Get.the.fucking.clown.off.the.fucking.sidebar.NOW.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 18, 2011 03:43 PM (DLxD/)

26 Related news: Obama's greenish, soft stools are among the exemplars par excellence of greenish, soft stools in the history of the universe.

LITTLE GREEN BALLS!!1111!!

Posted by: Upchuck Dickson at February 18, 2011 03:43 PM (ihSHD)

27 It's also time for GOP members to emulate Pelosi in their partisan ship shit slinging. The moment she picked up the gavel, she never missed an opportunity to prep the battlefield calling bush a failed this or that.

We need to start calling out Obama and his failed leadership, failed policies, as well as calling out the palace guard for their devoted obama love.

Look, when 2012 elections roll around, the media is going to sandbag conservatives and ask Obama how it feels to be awesome. We need a narrative started now.

Posted by: joeindc44 at February 18, 2011 03:44 PM (QxSug)

28 omeone please post more stuff in the sidebar to move those creepy pics down. They make me hyperventilate.
on it.

Posted by: Ben at February 18, 2011 03:44 PM (wuv1c)

29 There's nothing that an unbalanced load in the washing machine can't handle.

Posted by: The Obama Doctrine at February 18, 2011 03:44 PM (sHj00)

30 Posted by: USS Diversity
Oh, you too?
I thought it was just me.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at February 18, 2011 03:45 PM (pLTLS)

31
Obama's greenish, soft stools are among the exemplars par excellence of greenish, soft stools in the history of the universe.

Ruh Roh..... the Skittle Shitter....... she be over heatin'......

Posted by: fixerupper at February 18, 2011 03:45 PM (rw9qQ)

32 Oblammas' strategy echoes the old movie 'Wargames'.

"Shall we play a game?"

"This is a very strange Game. The only way to win is to not play it at all."

"How about a nice game of Chess?"

Posted by: TXMarko at February 18, 2011 03:45 PM (YfJpB)

33 Someone please post more stuff in the sidebar to move those creepy pics down. They make me hyperventilate.

I've been afraid of clowns since childhood. Looks like it was a rational fear--Democrats are scary!

Posted by: Upchuck Dickson at February 18, 2011 03:45 PM (ihSHD)

34 Posted by: Rocks at February 18, 2011 03:43 PM (Q1lie)

Oh, he was that long ago.

The very idea that he's ever "led" on anything makes me laugh. "His" signature legislation was farmed out to Reid and Pelosi. "His" stimulus was written, in large measure, by George Soros and others.

Barak Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a microscopic black hole sucking the suit into some other universe.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at February 18, 2011 03:46 PM (8y9MW)

35 Make Believe Media: Obama's Failure of Leadership Is Actually A "New, Crappy Crafty" Way To Lead

FIFY

Posted by: Upchuck Dickson at February 18, 2011 03:46 PM (ihSHD)

36 I think I understand. When I get a work order, instead of rushing out and solving the problem, I should sit in my office and drink Mountain Dew. Eventually, someone else will solve it, but I can take credit since I got the work order.

I like this style of leadership.

Posted by: Iron Balls McGinty at February 18, 2011 03:46 PM (Gkhxf)

37 I have a new ingenious way of taking out the garbage, its called not taking out the garbage. Gaze upon me I am brilliant!!

Posted by: Drew in MO at February 18, 2011 03:47 PM (ltqwL)

38 I'm going to show leadership on cleaning the house for our guests by reclining in my comfy chair and watching the Discovery Channel. I'm sure my wife will appreciate my new paradigm.

Posted by: joncelli at February 18, 2011 03:47 PM (RD7QR)

39 Posted by: Iron Balls McGinty at February 18, 2011 03:46 PM (Gkhxf)

Yeah... I don't think that will work for us Private Sector goobs...

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at February 18, 2011 03:47 PM (8y9MW)

40 Lacy, Diversity, what, you guys don't like clowns?

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 18, 2011 03:47 PM (gZQBG)

41 Posted by: joncelli at February 18, 2011 03:47 PM (RD7QR)

Comfy couch?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at February 18, 2011 03:48 PM (8y9MW)

42 Actually lacey I'm not sure I'll ever forgive you for making look over there to see what you were talking about.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 18, 2011 03:48 PM (DLxD/)

43 I guess that means... My "new, crafty" method of bringing a woman to orgasm is to be so inept at it she buys a reliable vibrator. Yay me.
Now comes the Obama model.

In Stores Now!

Posted by: The new Flemish Giant Rabbit at February 18, 2011 03:48 PM (sHj00)

44 Just to finish flogging this horse from the previous thread. Being a leader means letting others be the shock troops at times, but that has to be a conscious strategy. Just doing nothing because that's what you have always done isn't a strategy.

Posted by: pep at February 18, 2011 03:48 PM (GMG6W)

45 Is this the retard version of "zen.?"

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at February 18, 2011 03:49 PM (0IPsJ)

46 microscopic black hole sucking the suit into some other universe

heh.

Posted by: pep at February 18, 2011 03:50 PM (GMG6W)

47 of Lawrence O'Donnell, if you need a laugh. He repeatedly calls Zev Chavetz a "tax criminal" for sleeping in his office in DC
Zev Chafets is a congressman???
You know if a certain former governor from a northern state, who shall not be named, confused Zev Chafetz...(with an "f", not a "z")...with Jason Chaffetz, that would be proof she's an idiot

Posted by: beedubya at February 18, 2011 03:50 PM (AnTyA)

48 I haven't read all the comments but, has anyone noted that Barry is a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure yet?

Posted by: that guy that doesn't read all the comments at February 18, 2011 03:50 PM (GTbGH)

49 Why you ridin my case about some clown from the 60's, man?

Posted by: Eric the Clown at February 18, 2011 03:50 PM (DLxD/)

50 Someone please post more stuff in the sidebar to move those creepy pics down. They make me hyperventilate.
Anything is better than the Self-Portrait that rdbrewer had up yesterday.
(Apologies, rd, if that was a diff. coblogger'sposting of aself portrait)

Posted by: garrett at February 18, 2011 03:50 PM (sHj00)

51 45 Is this the retard version of "zen.?"
Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at February 18, 2011 03:49 PM (0IPsJ)

Legislation does not move, mind moves.

Posted by: Zen master joncelli at February 18, 2011 03:52 PM (RD7QR)

52 Giant Rabbit Link Fail...damnit!

Posted by: garrett at February 18, 2011 03:52 PM (sHj00)

53 Ace --

It's not "Zev Chafetz," who is a journalist. It's Josh Chaffetz, Utah Congressman.

C'mon, get it right.

Posted by: Jeff B. at February 18, 2011 03:53 PM (NjYDy)

54 The best way to win a war is to give your enemy pretty much everything he wants. Then you can declare "peace in our time" knowing thateventually your enemy will get tired of invading new countries.

Posted by: Neville Chamberlain at February 18, 2011 03:54 PM (QKKT0)

55 Yeah... I don't think that will work for us Private Sector goobs...

You mean that I have wasted the last 15 minutes trying out the Obama Method of Leadership® and it won't work?

Damn.

Posted by: Iron Balls McGinty at February 18, 2011 03:54 PM (Gkhxf)

56 . It's Josh Chaffetz, Utah Congressman.C'mon, get it right.
Umm...Jeffy???
..it's Jason Chaffetz.
Careful calling everyone else dimwitted fucktards

Posted by: beedubya at February 18, 2011 03:59 PM (AnTyA)

57 Crafty! That's me! Crafty like a fox! I'm also a fox! It all fits!

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm at February 18, 2011 03:59 PM (ihSHD)

58 Umm...Jeffy???
..it's Jason Chaffetz.
Careful calling everyone else dimwitted fucktards

Oof. I admit it: pwned. Thanks for the correction.

Everyone has a little bit of dimwitted fucktard in them, it seems.

Posted by: Jeff B. at February 18, 2011 04:03 PM (NjYDy)

59 >> Related news: Obama's greenish, soft stools are among the exemplars par excellence of greenish, soft stools in the history of the universe.

I'm going to have nightmares tonight. Thanks a lot, jerk.

Posted by: The Chap in the Deerstalker Cap at February 18, 2011 04:05 PM (qndXR)

60 Barak Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a microscopic black hole sucking the suit into some other universe.
RAAAACCCIIIISSSTTTT!

Posted by: NAACP at February 18, 2011 04:05 PM (2p0vz)

61 The bill's merits and results are entirely irrelevant. He passed it. He won.
Its merit is that it's law—as currency, trade, favor, threat, vengeance. Its result is more of that sort of thing. Win.
The contest of Obamacare and the stimuli and Dodd-Frank and etc. was a contest of lawmaking, the construction and passage of whatever as a means or announcement of a new-normal out-and-proud who's-in/who's-out pay/play process of governance.
He does win. Did. Will. Has won. Laid down the bitches-on-this-side line in The Great Boning.

Posted by: oblig. at February 18, 2011 04:07 PM (xvZW9)

62 Actually I often find that when I don't want to do a distasteful task if I just wait someone else will do it, or it will cease to matter if it gets done or not. Of course I'm not the President so my distasteful tasks are less, um, you know, effing important to the well being of the United States.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at February 18, 2011 04:08 PM (RZ8pf)

63 Posted by: NAACP at February 18, 2011 04:05 PM (2p0vz)

Commissioner Price? Is that you?
If so: Bite me.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at February 18, 2011 04:09 PM (8y9MW)

64 President Dunsel.

Posted by: stuiec at February 18, 2011 04:15 PM (nWPRC)

65 Does O'Donnell indicate a dollar amount as additional income for all the food, drink, and other perks his employment at AMessNBC provides? I'm betting not.

Posted by: JoeInMD at February 18, 2011 04:15 PM (PIahf)

66 Isn't the name Jason Chaffetz?

Posted by: Quilly Mammoth at February 18, 2011 04:22 PM (HaUE0)

67 President Dunsel.

Nice.

Posted by: that guy compliments other's obscure star trek references at February 18, 2011 04:22 PM (GTbGH)

68 For his revolutionary style of leadership, he should get the Nobel prize for . . . .

Oh nevermind.

Posted by: Flounder at February 18, 2011 04:23 PM (Kkt/i)

69 I lead from so far behind that you can call me "caboose." And then thank me, naturally.

Posted by: President Amtrak at February 18, 2011 04:31 PM (swuwV)

70 When watching the sophomoric behavior of members of the MSM's obnoxious, smug, spoiled, lazyand glib press corpat White House press conferences, any reasonably intelligent person must conclude that all of those jackasses, every single one of them (without any exceptions)have average to below average intellects, and all of them lie constantly to save face and to conceal the fact they are clueless, shallow, dense and ditzy twits who can't comprehend even the most fundamental facts. What a bunch of dummies. That is why they are manipulated so easily by sleazy Democrats, and that is why we keep getting news stories which are gross distortions of the facts.. Hell, even Fox's reporters are incompetent dimwits. A low IQ must be a prerequisite to get a job with the MSM, where mediocrity will ensure job security.

Posted by: Brian at February 18, 2011 04:32 PM (sYrWB)

71 This is nothing more than the usual horseshit the left trots out to award gold stars to their Affirmative Action constituency:
Hey, you suck green balls and it was a big mistake to think that we were helping you become an accomplished person, but here's a participation prize for 'outside of the box thinking'!

Posted by: ya2daup at February 18, 2011 04:55 PM (yRrAd)

72 He's the f*cking Comeback Kid, baby, - oh yes!

Cha-ching!

Posted by: Chucky Sludgehammer at February 18, 2011 06:19 PM (/8mBu)

73 And the next time Barry makes one of his sanctimonious statements about how he'd prefer to be a "great" one-term president rather than a mediocre two-termer, the crotch-sniffing morons in the MSM won't bother to remind him of how, when he had the chance to be "great" and actually lead the nation on the biggest threat we face (the crippling debt), he instead chose to put his political ambitions first.
Liar and hypocrite, but he's a black Democrat, and that's what really matters . . . right MSM?

Posted by: AZC at February 18, 2011 07:04 PM (HFscI)

74 So being a gutless turd means you're brilliant now? Gee. I see a trend here. The brilliant gutless turds who fled Wisconsin will probably be mentioned along with Brakabama in the upcoming book about how wise it is to be a sniveling, gutless shitbag coward.

Posted by: ccoffer at February 18, 2011 07:37 PM (w/zuc)

75 Liberals, determined to lower the bar ever lower for the Man-Boy Who
Can't Do Anything Right, are now claiming that simply passing a bill is a
success.

Actually, they're claiming that simply signing a bill is a success. Even a trained monkey can do that. But we're stuck with Obama instead.

Trained Monkey for President: 2012

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