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Monday, July 26, 2010

"I'm An Independent... So Vote Republican!"

Thomas Lindaman writes:

My fellow Americans, last night President Obama gave a speech about the situation in the Gulf of Mexico due in part to BP and offshore drilling. Although he talked tough and sounded like he genuinely wanted to solve the problem,

Wait for it... wait for it...

I have to say I was unimpressed.


We've heard this same rhetoric from him since Day One, and what has it gotten us?

Several lives saved, for one thing.

One of the big reasons people are pissed at him is he ISN'T doing the bullshit grandstanding that people want him to do. He's a thinker. He's calm, he's rational. And in the end, he gets what he wants. Not to mention getting WAY more from BP than they would have given if Obama had been a grandstanding jackass.

A worsening oil spill,

Which is, of course, Obama's fault. Right?

and a President who is too busy trying to sound like Rambo to act like a President.

Funny, first you said the President wasn't talking enough. Now when he does, you say he's acting like Rambo.

How about you just sleep in instead?

Seriously, does anyone whose lips aren't affixed to the President's backside take him seriously when he sounds like Lex Luthor going after Superman? It would be one thing if Obama had overtly taken the lead on this issue early on, but it's another when it seems he showed up every so often between fundraisers, vacations, and begging for votes to talk tough and then go back to being disconnected from the situation.

When you act like the President playing golf is DIRECTLY REPLACING his time fixing the gulf, it comes off as butthurt. There's no detriment to the current situation from his playing golf. You're acting like there is. You're more than acting; you're repeatedly screaming and shouting. That, my friend, is butthurt.

And I love how every time there's campaigning by a Democrat, you have to reword it as "Beg for votes." Well, unlike right-wing bloggers begging for sex, he actually gets what he's "begging" for.

As it stands, Obama's tough talk has the opposite effect; instead of making him look and sound serious, it makes him look impotent and foolish.

If the President is serious about working towards a solution, he needs to be much more visible in doing it and much less visible in sounding like he wants a solution.

Hey, just because YOUR President Bush couldn't do two things at once, doesn't mean Obama can't.

You still have yet to show where Obama failed at anything.