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December 29, 2008

Now They Tell Us

So Barack Obama is about to take over George Bush's job, when he's not man enough for Paris Hilton's?

Posted by Kate at December 29, 2008 3:59 PM
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This guy is gonna be his own train wreck soon enough. It looks like he's been quite busy pulling the spikes out of the rails.

Posted by: the bear at December 29, 2008 4:27 PM

In Obama's defense, when the reporting includes lines like, "After ordering a tuna melt on 12-grain bread, Obama approached reporters . . .", can you really blame him for blowing them off?

Posted by: Kevin Jackson at December 29, 2008 4:38 PM

Well, I actually do feel for the guy. I bet he never had any idea how this was going to affect him and his family long term. There will be no such thing as a normal family life anymore, ever.

His goal was just to beat everyone else, all the way to the top - much like WJ Clinton - but once there, he has no idea what it's really like or what to do.

The coverage really is a bit over the top though - I think our southern friends are hungering for any good news or distraction from the current economic unpleasantness - so finding he ordered a tuna melt on 12 grain bread fits the bill for some. But inquiring minds don't need to know.

Maybe the press corps could actually interview Chicago associates instead???

Posted by: Erik Larsen at December 29, 2008 4:43 PM

>After ordering a tuna melt on 12-grain bread, Obama approached reporters and placed his hand on the shoulder of pool reporter Philip Rucker of The Washington Post, who was scribbling away in his notebook.
“You don't really need to write all that down,” Obama said.

I challenge anyone to go back to the Kennedy years and find that this reportage is different from then.
This is how reporting has been done for a long time before the one dimensionalizing BDS and the Reagan-is-a-dumbo/Nixon-is-a-crook type smears.

The reporters are showing the granola freaks that Zero eats 12-grain and is a "man of the people".

Zero is gonna blow like Old Faithful or his smoking habit is going to get a lot worse.

Posted by: Oz at December 29, 2008 5:23 PM

Well maybe he'll cheer up when he gets the CBC playlist made especially for him.
http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/obamasplaylist/

Surely CBC did the same thing for all the other President elects?

Surley I jest.

Posted by: bluetech at December 29, 2008 5:39 PM

No..I'm not feeling 'surley'

"Surely" I jest.

Posted by: bluetech at December 29, 2008 5:44 PM

ulianov


Speaking of not man enough for Paris Hilton, Obama has the option of pulling a Harper on the media and refuse to talk to anyone that isn't willing to hump his leg.

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or unlike Harper he can go back to his chicago daz and rub elbows with the more private types, you know, the criminals!!

Posted by: GYM at December 29, 2008 5:54 PM

Hope nobody ever throws a shoe at him.

Posted by: Marcia at December 29, 2008 5:55 PM

Hope nobody ever throws a shoe at him.

There wouldn't be enough of the guy left to ID .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at December 29, 2008 6:02 PM

Obama is a creation entire of the MSM fame machine. In 2007 he's nobody, in 2008 he's the Messiah. In 2009 he's liable to be the butt of every joke in Hollywood.

This is the same trajectory as Britney Spears and Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus. From complete obscurity to international attention (if not acclaim) in a very short period. Followed by a "honeymoon" phase in which the rosy glow of success means they can do no wrong.

Followed by the "We're bored with you now" tear-down phase, in which the unfortunate famous person may be forced to linger for years. Case in point, Madonna. She's lived there since the '80s on purpose. Being notorious and rich is better than being anonymous and broke.

Eventually there is the return to obscurity from which no amount of talent or even perverse behavior will lift the formerly famous. Two words, Boy George. Or Ricky Martin, who still has talent but can't get on TV or radio to save his life. La vida esta loca, baby.

As media fortunes decline, literally, they have increased the speed of this cycle. Poor old Miley Cyrus didn't even get a honeymoon, they've gone straight to "We're bored now" with this kid. Disney is reportedly p1ssed, they spent a bundle grooming her for a nice long run.

Obama could find himself right off the radar completely by summertime, having been raised up and then torn down and ridiculed into obscurity in record time.

Internet time, even. :)

Posted by: The Phantom at December 29, 2008 6:02 PM

Just leave the man alone so he can eat his waffle.

Posted by: foobert at December 29, 2008 6:07 PM

>"anyone that isn't willing to hump his leg."

There isn't any media in the U.S. or much of the world right now that hasn't been humping Zero's leg from the get-go and won't be continuing to in the future.

We still haven't seen Zero's birth certificate so we don't know if he really is a natural born U.S. citizen, Zero got a pass from the press for his "community organizing" lawsuits to force Citibank to give sub-prime mortgages, Zero's campaign workers switching off the security ID features for credit card donations to run for POTUS goes under the media radar, but yum yum LOOK, Zero eats tuna melts on 12-grain!!!

Zero's leg is so "humped" by the media the Magic Negro practically has to wear hip waders.

By contrast, Stephen Harper couldn't have gotten arrested before he became PM and I'll give you $100 if you can find anything flattering the press has ever said about Stephen Harper anytime anywhere.

The press couldn't even find Stephen Harper's leg if he kneed Ignatieff in the groin.

Posted by: Oz at December 29, 2008 6:16 PM

Dear
Do not worry about West stuff with women
we all know the stories!!

In fact
Paris is busy daily no appointment can be booked

Madonna divorced
and she look for 20 years younger than her age

she is avaiable now!!
ALLOW US talk about Politic
Not!!! AMERICAN WOMEN!!!

Posted by: go-Obama at December 29, 2008 6:24 PM

That would make him Hanna Obama.

Posted by: Mom's Watching at December 29, 2008 6:24 PM

Obama: hoist on his own petard. ’Couldn’t happen to a more deserving prima donna.

This man was moved to the front of the political bus, largely as a result of a fawning media. And now Obama thinks he can control them. Hmm . . .

E.g., Re Obama’s Senate replacement, John McCormick, the editor of, I believe, The Chicago Tribune, at a press conference, had the audacity to ask him about the hands on involvement of Rahm Emanuel in the appointment of his successor, after the Great O had said the process would be hands off.

In his smooth and authoritarian baritone, the Great O interrupted John McCormick’s question with, “John, let me just cut you off because I don't want you to waste your question.” The Great O them proceeded to duck any inquiries from John McCormick, as if it were clearly his prerogative to do so. (The link is at www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT9_ZIUSLhY)

The very clear impression is that Obama considers himself IN CHARGE: you media lackeys, get is lock step. What a deluded egomaniac!

The Great O’s overreaching reminds me of the story of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. From Wikipedia: “The tale begins as an old sorcerer departs his workshop, leaving his apprentice with chores to perform. Tired of fetching water by pail, the apprentice enchants a broomstick to do the work for him - using magic he is not yet fully trained in. The floor is soon awash with water, and the apprentice realizes that he cannot stop the broom because he does not know how. Despairing, he splits the broom in two with an axe, but each of the pieces transforms into a whole broomstick. The broomsticks take up pails and resume their work, now faster than ever. When all seems lost in a massive flood, the sorcerer returns and quickly breaks the spell, saving the day.”

I’m not confident that the Great O’s media miscalculation is going to have any such happy ending. Soon enough, he’ll find that even he, the Great O, does not have sufficient magic to turn off the media scrutiny.

I find myself quite unsympathetic. "You play with fire, sir: you—even you—will get burned."

Posted by: lookout at December 29, 2008 6:25 PM

The press in the US has stopped reporting on Iraq because there is good news.We shall see what they do to the Messiah in Afganistan.Kudos to OZ.

Posted by: spike 1 at December 29, 2008 6:29 PM

Duh like hello!! He is the not yet inaugurated. Could we maybe cut him a little slack??

Posted by: realistik at December 29, 2008 6:40 PM

Do we see a pattern developing here?

Ten days ago: “John, let me just cut you off because I don't want you to waste your question,” Obama said.

Yesterday: “You don't really need to write all that down,” Obama said.

Posted by: MJ at December 29, 2008 6:45 PM

realistik 6:40 PM: "Could we maybe cut him (Obama) a little slack?" !!!

What do you figure the media has been doing since Day One??? Compare their treatment of Obama to Palin. For example, why not ask how Michelle Obama makes the 10-best-dressed list? That's a billionaire's game - the amount Palin spent on clothes wouldn't get her even considered for that list, yet who got grilled, and who got a pass there???

Or how about Obama's lack of Executive Experience, when Palin, who has far more of it, was grilled every day on how "unprepared" she was. Who got cut the slack there?

They've been giving Obama and his family slack since Day One. Your question is so far out in left field I kind of wonder if your real name is Rip Van Winkle.

Posted by: Rick in BC at December 29, 2008 7:08 PM

"Could we maybe cut him a little slack??"
~realistik

After 8 years of BDS during a war? Not a chance.
What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. Lefties have poisoned the well of political discourse without a shred of remorse for as long as I can remember so they're going to get it without letup until their little pinheads explode.

Turnabout is fair play says I.

Posted by: Oz at December 29, 2008 7:12 PM

Only about half of the people in USA who bothered to vote; voted for the big 0. I don't like 0's 'friends', I think that he is a 'front man' and I intend to give him no more attention than a knat because I have never heard him say or do anything that I admire or respect.

I will miss President Bush - a man with a heart and a soul. The media can have their 0 'baby' and gush over him to empty airwaves - you can only fool some of the people some of the time - half of the American people are already 'on to' the 0 hype. CBC is yapping to the air - have been since they (and CTV) tried to pump to 'coalition' to Canadians; it is pretty well over for the media!! People who voted Demo in the USA are going to be furious when the promised 'day care' and health care do not materialize...The Prime Minister of Canada, Hon Stephen Harper saved us from worse wreckage.

History will be kind to President Bush and Prime Minister Harper and SDA; Iggie, Jackal and CBC/CTV - not so much.

Happy New Year, Kate and all posters and commentators here.

Good comment Oz.

Posted by: Jema 54 at December 29, 2008 7:15 PM

(Some posters appear to have quite deficient language processing skills.)

Cut the Great Zero "a little slack"? He's already had huge swaths—someone might want to look up that word—flattened for him.

And the scrutiny—the Great Zero doesn’t even seem to like the sympathetic stuff—is just beginning: sweet!

Posted by: lookout at December 29, 2008 7:16 PM

Give the guy a break. He's probably pretty nervous thinking about starting his first real job.

Posted by: John Chittick at December 29, 2008 7:37 PM

Seeing as he is in Hawaii,can't somebody sic Dog the Bounty Hunter on him???

Posted by: Justthinkin at December 29, 2008 7:38 PM

Duh like hello!! He is the not yet inaugurated. Could we maybe cut him a little slack??

Posted by: realistik at December 29, 2008 6:40 PM


Why?

Posted by: AtlanticJim at December 29, 2008 7:38 PM

I'm about as conservative as they come,

but I hope for all of us he doesn't crash and burn.

He is, after all, in charge of the most powerful country, the most influential economy, and Canada's largest trading partner.

Sorry, but for my kids' sake I wish him only success...

and a late breaking scandal near the end of his term ;)

Posted by: biff at December 29, 2008 7:53 PM

When the media feels their pet isn't appreciating them anymore, they will turn on him and it will be really ugly.

He seems to be thinking he made himself now that he has won and doesn't have to respond to the "heel" command anymore. The media kiddies won't like that.

Ugly is coming & soon.

Posted by: Fred at December 29, 2008 7:57 PM

biff, I hear you, and understand. But, "late breaking scandal"? Dream on . . .

This guy's already surrounded by scandal.

Posted by: lookout at December 29, 2008 8:34 PM

Gained world, lost soul.

Nothing new, just a little more obvious.

Posted by: Tenebris at December 29, 2008 8:46 PM

If I was ever to aspire for office I would want to hire Jema54, Ron in Kelowna, and the phantom and a lot of other deep thinkers on this board. Caroline Kenedy says "you Know" 138 times in one interview, must be boinking Theron Fluery that girl, and the angry faces give her a pass, just think if Sarah Palin had done that, the dufus Tina Fey would have life work.

Posted by: bartinsky at December 29, 2008 8:49 PM

Hey Kate, last poll I saw showed Obama with the support of 80% of the electorate. 61% of Republicans support him.

On another note, I find it hilarious that one moment you're offering a sort of praise for Obama because his approach is at times not appeasing the liberal wing of the democrat party, but then you attack him from opposing and contradictory angles. This would seem to show that you're intent on defaming him no matter what he does.

Posted by: ben at December 29, 2008 9:29 PM

"Sorry, but for my kids' sake I wish him only success..."
~biff

biff,
Zero's idea of success is Bill Ayers idea of success is Jeremiah Wright's idea of success...I hope Zero FAILS spectacularly.

Zero's..."approach is at times not appeasing the liberal wing of the democrat party, but then you attack him from opposing and contradictory angles."
~ben

You mean, ben, like bailing out the Union Commies in the UAW while, contradictorily, the AGW Environmental Hysterical Wing of the Democrats want cars to go the way of the Dinosaur? Like That Kind of Contradiction?
Zero says gas and coal should be bankruptingly expensive but the whole U.S. economy is energy dependent, at the same time nuclear power is out and drilling for new energy sources is out but Zero is going to save the U.S. economy???

Whole wings of the Democrat party are conflicted on issues with other wings of the Democrat party, mainly the CHANGE issues, meanwhile the Republicans are stuck with hope.

You haven't been following the game very closely, have you ben?

Posted by: Oz at December 29, 2008 9:53 PM

oh what could he be hiding?
really? hahaha.

lots. I think it's a gold mine of dirt.
I think he's due at least as much respect as Mr. Bush has had...

and if that's going to set the standard of restraint, nothing will be held back.

Posted by: marc in calgary at December 29, 2008 10:11 PM

cut him some slack?

he has years of experience as a community organizer in the city of organized crime and even a few years as a junior senator.

this is what happens when the press treats the election as a reality show looking for a harmless outcome.

Posted by: cal2 at December 29, 2008 10:37 PM

I agree with Biff. The US does not need any more division and hardship then it has now. The downside and I think the MSM is aware of it is if they go hard now they will drive support of the government to new lows. Pursuing Rezko, Blogov?? doesn't make sense after overlooking the fundraising and voter fraud. Support for Congress at single digits helps no one.
The O is starting to realize with most of his appointments he will have an actual job to do. Either he does it or Pelosi will.

Posted by: Speedy at December 29, 2008 10:50 PM

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2008/09/barack-obamas-iq-is-116_18.html


interesting stats , hillary at 140. george w at 125
harper at 125
and obama at 116.

"uh, uh, uh" without the teleprompter seems better now.

Posted by: cal2 at December 29, 2008 10:59 PM

Wasn't it proven many years ago that IQ tests were biased toward kids raised in white communities? If you use the jive coefficient, Obama's IQ is actually 132.

I must be borderline dyslexic. I thought cal2's post stated that Obama was a senior janitor, not a junior senator.

Posted by: dp at December 29, 2008 11:21 PM

dp at 11:21 PM:

Obama was raised in a white community.

I'd call it racist to apply the jive coefficient just because he's black.

Posted by: Rick in BC at December 30, 2008 12:37 AM

Obama was raised in a white community in Kenya.
(there fixed it for ya)

Hey Rick, did you know that Zero smokes Kools?
The guy is his own living parody of the stereotypic Magic Negro, and to think he's white too, gosh. :)

Posted by: Oz at December 30, 2008 12:45 AM

doesnt only half the jive factor apply , if we are doing the math.


Obama may have been born in kenya and raised there.but the majority of his life was white white white.

Posted by: cal2 at December 30, 2008 8:39 AM

I'm with biff on this one, sort of. America doesn't need four years of another Carter. Either he should prove competent enough not to put the US of A into a death spiral or bad enough that the MSM falls out of love and unravels him like a cheap suit that gets replaced before it's time.

btw, credit where credit is due: Carter has done good work on things like building houses at Habitat For Humanity, he just sucked at being a world leader.

Posted by: Texas Canuck at December 30, 2008 8:39 AM

John Chittick: "Give the guy a break. He's probably pretty nervous thinking about starting his first real job."

LOL!!

And, there's the rub. The Obamessiah has played along with the "Yes we can" do anything schtick, having been hoisted on the shoulders of the backroom Dems, Chicago thugs, and their sycophants in the media, and seems to think that he can stay up there in the stratisphere, untouched by the media frenzy every POTUS/celebrity is subject to. He, the Great Obama, is above it all.

Well, think again, Mr. Obama. You can run but you can't hide. You owe the press, which has given you a pass--aka slack--on every controversial (and shady) thing in your past, their pound of flesh. They're in a roasting mood.

And you're a mere human being despite all the demigod hype. Too bad you bought into it, because it's about to bite you in the butt.

Posted by: batb at December 30, 2008 9:48 AM

I love that little tidbit about how Clinton once ducked the press pool to do a little Christmas shopping... I wonder who, exactly, he was shopping for?

Posted by: Tim in Vermont at December 30, 2008 10:39 AM

Posted by: Erik Larsen at December 29, 2008 4:43 PM

"His goal was just to beat everyone else, all the way to the top - much like WJ Clinton - but once there, he has no idea what it's really like or what to do."

Perhaps he should have thought: Be careful what you wish for; you might get it.

Posted by: Yoop at December 30, 2008 12:19 PM

Posted by: Erik Larsen at December 29, 2008 4:43 PM

"His goal was just to beat everyone else, all the way to the top - much like WJ Clinton - but once there, he has no idea what it's really like or what to do."

Perhaps he should have thought: Be careful what you wish for; you might get it.

Same could go for the electorate.

Posted by: Yoop at December 30, 2008 12:20 PM

Oblahblah is hiding his real father as Mom couldn't keep tract of just who and when. Put a picture of O next to Franklin Marshall Davis, a well known Communist and you can't miss the resemblence. Also, I think when he took Indonesian citizenship (they do not have dual) he lost his American citizenship and can't or hasn't gotten it back. Two big things,but the Indonesian citizenship is the corker. What a mess!

Posted by: Judith at January 2, 2009 11:37 PM
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