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Subject: The Undoing Of Storybook Man Date: 10/5/2012 10:20 PM
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http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/329497/undoing-storyb...

It was the Puss in Boots eyes.

If you’ve seen the Shrek movies or the spin-off cartoon starring the storybook cat voiced by Antonio Banderas, you know what I’m talking about. Whenever Puss in Boots really needs something from someone, he flashes these enormous kitten eyes that melt anyone in their path. Whenever my daughter really wants something, she tries to lay them on me, and I have to say, “Stop trying to give me the Puss in Boots eyes . . . you can’t have chocolate cake for dinner.”

I knew Barack Obama was miserable when he tried to give debate moderator Jim Lehrer the Puss in Boots eyes. “You may want to move on to another topic,” Obama implored Lehrer, a bit like a motorcycle thief begging a cop to take him into custody rather than let him stay with the surly biker gang that caught him.


I expected Romney to beat expectations and win the debate (though I had no clue how decisive his victory would be), not because I thought Romney was such a fantastic debater, but because Obama is the single most overrated politician of my lifetime.

That’s not to say he’s a bad politician. He’s not. He’s fine, even pretty good. But he’s not the master so many people claim he is.

The Irish have a saying: “Hunger makes the best sauce.” And it’s true. If you’re hungry enough, roadkill will make for a king’s feast. Liberals were so hungry for someone like Obama, he seemed like so much more than he really was.

You could hear indications of this fact in the way some of the more crotchety members of the Democratic establishment described Obama.

Senator Harry Reid was blown away by the potential of this “light-skinned” African-American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

In 2007, Joe Biden said of his then-opponent, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” He added: “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

Storybook Man, indeed.
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Great Jonah Goldberg article, he gets into the meat and taters at the link. Conclusion, the idiot has no clothes.
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Subject: Re: The Undoing Of Storybook Man Date: 10/5/2012 10:50 PM
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Quoted: That’s not to say he’s a bad politician. He’s not. He’s fine, even pretty good. But he’s not the master so many people claim he is.

He's the personification of the Peter Principle* of politics.

*The Peter Principle is a belief that, in an organization where promotion is based on achievement, success, and merit, that organization's members will eventually be promoted beyond their level of ability. The principle is commonly phrased, "employees tend to rise to their level of incompetence." In more formal parlance, the effect could be stated as: employees tend to be given more authority until they cannot continue to work competently. It was formulated by Dr. Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull in their 1969 book The Peter Principle, a humorous treatise, which also introduced the "salutary science of hierarchiology." ~Wiki

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Subject: Re: The Undoing Of Storybook Man Date: 10/5/2012 10:52 PM
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Four more months!!! Four more months!!!!

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Subject: Re: The Undoing Of Storybook Man Date: 10/6/2012 12:00 AM
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Quoted: That’s not to say he’s a bad politician. He’s not. He’s fine, even pretty good. But he’s not the master so many people claim he is.

He's the personification of the Peter Principle* of politics.

*The Peter Principle is a belief that, in an organization where promotion is based on achievement, success, and merit, that organization's members will eventually be promoted beyond their level of ability. The principle is commonly phrased, "employees tend to rise to their level of incompetence." In more formal parlance, the effect could be stated as: employees tend to be given more authority until they cannot continue to work competently.


But in at least the last two positions prior to his current position, he was never required to work competently.

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Subject: Re: The Undoing Of Storybook Man Date: 10/6/2012 12:37 PM
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In 2007, Joe Biden said of his then-opponent, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

Can't get much more racist than that, but since Biden is a liberal Dem, he gets a pass.

Mike

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Subject: Re: The Undoing Of Storybook Man Date: 10/6/2012 5:34 PM
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Senator Harry Reid was blown away by the potential of this “light-skinned” African-American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

So Harry Reid was present at the Hampton speech in '07? Who knew?

http://nation.foxnews.com/barack-obama/2012/10/02/daily-call...

JLC

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Subject: Re: The Undoing Of Storybook Man Date: 10/6/2012 5:37 PM
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Thanks 2828, your OP is a great article and so true!

Obama's rapid rise to power reminds me of Peter Sellers movie "Being There".
(I watched it again last night and loved it!) It is well worth checking out.

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Basic plot --
"Sellers creates a character that's empty, vapid, and with nothing to say, but exuding profundity, calculation, and utter Zen.
Although more than 25 years old, "Being There" is a vital statement ....on how we develop our heroes, and on how power perpetuates itself. And it's funny as hell."

"It is a placid fable about Chance , a reclusive, illiterate, passive and simple-minded gardener who is well-groomed, fed on schedule, and dressed in custom-tailored suits, has lived his whole sheltered life on the walled-in estate of an eccentric millionaire named Jennings.

"When Chance's benefactor dies, he is evicted by the estate's lawyers and wanders aimlessly and helplessly into the streets of Washington, D. C. ..... in a freak accident, he is struck by a limousine owned by Eve Rand (Shirley MacLaine) and bruises his legs. She takes him to her dying, patriarchal, industrialist husband Benjamin's home for treatment from her personal physician and recuperation. During the trip, he identifies himself as "Chance...the gardener," which is incorrectly interpreted to be his full name - Chauncey Gardiner.

"Chance's empty-headed pronouncements and generalizations, delivered dead-pan, are taken to be profoundly intelligent, metaphorically deep, and wisely insightful. He becomes wealthy, is treated as a famous celebrity in the media, and becomes a political adviser for the rich and powerful, including President 'Bobby' (Jack Warden). His new-found popularity leads to talk-show appearances, insider parties, book publisher advances, and the potential to become a presidential candidate."

http://www.filmsite.org/bein.html


Sound familiar??

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