Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ratio Tensions and His Undying Love for His Non-Existent Son (Part I)

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Recently the President of the United States sat down with David Remnick for an interview for an upcoming issue of New Yorker Magazine.  An interesting read from many perspectives, but most particularly, because the interviewer spent time with the President who left his guard down.  The writer's story could have been as easily written about a rejected lover, an overthrown dictator, or an ex-Wall Street CEO following the hostile takeover of his corporation by a rival organization.
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There were many comments yesterday about how the President believed that some people do not support him because they are (of course)...  
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Racist.  
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However, quite a few of us have been called Racist since he first began moving his agenda through Congress.  How is THIS news?  If you oppose THIS President, you MUST only be doing it because you are a Racist...  
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I found more interesting content in the remainder of the interview as it provides a view into this President's psyche, as well as that of the guy writing the piece.  Both the President, and the author, are 'tragic figures' of epic proportions...
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Here are a few excerpts from this article:
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On the Sunday afternoon before Thanksgiving, Barack Obama sat in the office cabin of Air Force One wearing a look of heavy-lidded annoyance. The Affordable Care Act, his signature domestic achievement and, for all its limitations, the most ambitious social legislation since the Great Society, half a century ago, was in jeopardy. His approval rating was down to forty per cent—lower than George W. Bush’s in December of 2005, when Bush admitted that the decision to invade Iraq had been based on intelligence that “turned out to be wrong.”   
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[MoosNote:  What a pitiable man our President is.  Oh, poor baby.  He's being compared to GW Bush, how WILL he survive?]
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Usually, Obama spends Sundays with his family. Now he was headed for a three-day fund-raising trip to Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, rattling the cup in one preposterous mansion after another. The prospect was dispiriting. Obama had already run his last race, and the chances that the Democratic Party will win back the House of Representatives in the 2014 midterm elections are slight. The Democrats could, in fact, lose the Senate. 
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[MoosNote:  "Rattling the cup in on preposterous mansion after another"?  Seriously?  This poor, broken President, 'dispirited' by doing the thing he's been doing for his entire adult life - Organizing to raise money to push his Socialist Agenda forward?  This is where this guy LIVES.]  
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Obama spent his flight time in the private quarters in the nose of the plane, in his office compartment, or in a conference room. At one point on the trip from Andrews Air Force Base to Seattle, I was invited up front for a conversation. Obama was sitting at his desk watching the Miami Dolphins–Carolina Panthers game. 
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Slender as a switch, he wore a white shirt and dark slacks; a flight jacket was slung over his high-backed leather chair. As we talked, mainly about the Middle East, his eyes wandered to the game. Reports of multiple concussions and retired players with early-onset dementia had been in the news all year, and so, before I left, I asked if he didn’t feel at all ambivalent about following the sport. He didn’t.
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[MoosNote:  "Slender as a switch" is an interesting choice of wording to describe the President, don't you think?  Might he be "Slender as a switch" that would have been used to punish his enslaved ancestors?  Sheesh, what's with all the metaphors when the author and Obama get together?  And then his "Eyes wander to the game" as if he's some lonely, cataract-afflicted senior citizen in a home looking wantingly to the atrium door for his daughter Sasha to come visit with news of her far-away family as he waits - alone...]




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“I would not let my son play pro football,” he conceded. “But, I mean, you wrote a lot about boxing, right? We’re sort of in the same realm.”
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[MoosNote:  First if he HAD a son 'he would look like Trayvon'.  NOW, if he had a son 'he would look like Trayvon' and he would not let his non-existent son play football?  At this point I feel the need to say that if I had a daughter she would look like Kirsten Powers and I would not let her be a Democrat.  I also would be 20 pounds lighter and my name would be Steve...  Just in case anyone is wondering - not that anyone IS wondering about crap which does not exist outside of Air Force One.]  
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The Miami defense was taking on a Keystone Kops quality, and Obama, who had lost hope on a Bears contest, was starting to lose interest in the Dolphins. “At this point, there’s a little bit of caveat emptor,” he went on. “These guys, they know what they’re doing. They know what they’re buying into. It is no longer a secret. It’s sort of the feeling I have about smokers, you know?”



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Obama chewed furtively on a piece of Nicorette. His carriage and the cadence of his conversation are usually so measured that I was thrown by the lingering habit, the trace of indiscipline. “I’m not a purist,” he said.
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[MoosNote:  So the President has a 'feeling about smokers'?  He should HUG smokers as they pay a huge percentage of their miserable incomes towards taxes - a thing which the President just can't seem to get enough of - taking money from people who can ill-afford to part with it.]
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When Obama leaves the White House, on January 20, 2017, he will write a memoir. “Now, that’s a slam dunk,” the former Obama adviser David Axelrod told me. Andrew Wylie, a leading literary agent, said he thought that publishers would pay between seventeen and twenty million dollars for the book—the most ever for a work of nonfiction—and around twelve million for Michelle Obama’s memoirs. (The First Lady has already started work on hers.)
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[MoosNote:  Super!  His-and-her Presidential coffee table books to the tune of about $30 Million?  I guess I shouldn't be surprised that people will continue to 'buy his crap' out of office as they continue to 'buy his crap' while he's in office.]

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“The conventional wisdom is that a President’s second term is a matter of minimizing the damage and playing defense rather than playing offense,” Obama said in one of our conversations on the trip and at the White House. “But, as I’ve reminded my team, the day after I was inaugurated for a second term, we’re in charge of the largest organization on earth, and our capacity to do some good, both domestically and around the world, is unsurpassed, even if nobody is paying attention.”
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[MoosNote:  President Obama, you are disliked more than GW Bush was at this point precisely BECAUSE more people are paying attention to your actions.  And the reason they now understand who you are is because of 'what you have done' to their health care, their economy, and their collective future.  Yeah, YOU just wish that so many Americans were NOT paying attention to you as of late.  Oh, and the other thing, you're not running a business 'organization' you are supposed to be running a Nation - somewhere, I believe, you think you are still running "Organizing for America" which may be one of the reasons you continue to fail in your mission as POTUS.  While it's comforting for you to think of the United States of America as a not-for-profit political action committee, it gives us no comfort at all that you do not 'fundamentally understand' what your job as President is...]

More...  Tomorrow



      
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