Obama's hubris problem

Obama's hubris problem

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#1 Apr 26, 2013
Politics
April 26, 2013

By: Keith Koffler, Politico

Tuesday morning, a peculiar announcement trickled out of the White House press office: President Barack Obama would be holding a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston bombings. At the White House. By himself. No press or other intruders allowed.

Except the White House photographer.

That Obama assumed Americans would want an iconic photo of him privately mourning the victims of the bombings was emblematic of a kind of hubris that has enveloped the president and his White House as the president commences his second term.

Hubris in a leader is an obnoxious thing, leading to imperiousness in governing. And it’s also a dangerous thing for a second-term president, often spelling trouble.

Unfortunately, this president’s acts of high handedness and self-absorption have been accumulating in the past several months at a blistering pace.

Even as the nation’s workers wilted under a struggling economy and high unemployment, Obama decided to take two round excursions to Hawaii at taxpayer expense over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Just six weeks later, he jetted down to Florida for a luxury four-day golf vacation where he played with Tiger Woods. Meanwhile Michelle Obama also took another vacation, skiing in Colorado.

Even as the sequester began to force those who work for him in the federal government to take furloughs and government services were scaled back – including, famously, the White House tours – Obama stepped up his golf, roaring out of the White House in his motorcade three Saturdays in a row for the 50-minute round trip drive to the Joint Base Andrews course.

In a true Marie Antoinette moment, Obama offered to pare back his pay by five percent as a show of empathy for those being furloughed. At annual salary of $400,000, that would force him to get by on a meager $380,000, in addition to a couple of hundred thousand extra dollars he can probably expect to make this year from book sales.

He had Memphis soul music legends throw a command performance for himself and the first lady in the East Room. He commended California’s attorney general for being the hottest of all the state AGs. He gave himself an exclusive viewing in the White House theater of the Jackie Robinson biopic,“42.”

Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/president-obam....m...

PS: Now tell me he's not suffering from
Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)
See what it says on Wikipedia, matches Barry Bathhouse Obama perfectly!

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#2 Apr 26, 2013
Another FauxNews article...almost as inaccurate as a blog.

S...P...A...M

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#3 Apr 26, 2013
Dayum HH, you sure are persistent with your hate. I hope this doesn't reflect in your personal life!

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Greensburg, IN

#4 Apr 27, 2013
Just the messenger DondoDork. It has nothing to do with -hate-, it's that 'i' thoroughly disagree
with about everything he does and how he does it.
It's 'my' right,
you-know!(?)
If M69 has'm then 'i' get'm too!
No "inaccuracies" in 'my' post
'i' created this thread from the
sources given in it. I thank God
one national news media is taking
him "ON!".
ACKNOWLEDGED:
Others have different 'view points'.

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#5 Apr 27, 2013
Obama generously sacrificed about 20 cents for every tax paying American by his gesture. Stunning benevolence!

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#6 Apr 27, 2013
we're only hubris

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#7 Apr 27, 2013
$20,000 = 2,ooo,ooo pennys

2 million pennys divided by (As of April 1, 2013, the United States had a total resident population of 315,736,000)
When you break that down to people that didn't pay taxes, those on welfare, and the ones that are too young to pay taxes it comes up to less than a penny
each.
We can't forget his constituents and the babies.

Stunning benevolence!

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#9 Apr 27, 2013
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
$20,000 = 2,ooo,ooo pennys
2 million pennys divided by (As of April 1, 2013, the United States had a total resident population of 315,736,000)
When you break that down to people that didn't pay taxes, those on welfare, and the ones that are too young to pay taxes it comes up to less than a penny
each.
We can't forget his constituents and the babies.
Stunning benevolence!
Not even enough to buy Joe Biden a single shotgun shell for his home security system.

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