Speak Out: Obama is a bully...or just an arrogant academic.

Posted by blogbudsman on Wed, Apr 28, 2010, at 6:28 AM:

http://www.cnbc.com/id/36776494/

"He seems to view dissension not as healthy public debate but as a suspicious, pernicious challenge to his omnipotence and popularity. . . . I can't remember of any other President in my memory having done this. Nixon maybe? An unfortunate comparison, indeed."

Replies (36)

  • Did you hear him regarding the financial reform vote? When the Republicans take over in the fall he is going to become a HUGE whiner!

    -- Posted by Skeptic1 on Wed, Apr 28, 2010, at 7:11 AM
  • I've never thought of him as an arrogant academic... but I have envisioned him as an arrogant a**.

    Accademic doesn't cover the range of things adeqately.

    -- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Wed, Apr 28, 2010, at 7:25 AM
  • The sooner he's gone, the better. Trouble is too many like him will remain behind to pester us.

    All they have to offer us is intellectual psorsis.

    -- Posted by voyager on Wed, Apr 28, 2010, at 8:00 AM
  • You guys are ate-up with it, aren't you? Have been from the beginning and say what you will, but President Obama never had a chance with any of you.

    -- Posted by concerned4all on Wed, Apr 28, 2010, at 8:06 AM
  • The truth does hurt. We have an administration with no experience in private business yet they have become the so-called experts on business. Your Secretary of the Treasury even admitted he has never had a "real job". Neither has Obama. Consider that next time they tell you how they want to run your life.

    -- Posted by jadip4me on Wed, Apr 28, 2010, at 8:29 AM
  • Rick and how is that different than any other president?

    -- Posted by concerned4all on Wed, Apr 28, 2010, at 11:16 AM
  • He's both..........

    -- Posted by cptfa on Wed, Apr 28, 2010, at 12:14 PM
  • No, I'm not sorry I asked. I just don't get the difference you speak of. President Obama didn't do this alone. Our represenatives have always spoken/voted for us - that's not a change. We've never had direct voting.

    -- Posted by concerned4all on Wed, Apr 28, 2010, at 12:15 PM
  • Hard to believe we'd see something like that on CNBC. Hope everyone reads the entire article (hm, apparently some may not have ... or refuse to admit the apparent validity of the points made); it's quite revealing of Obama's base personality as well as his fairly obvious hard-core liberal bent (no more campaigning in the future about bipartisanship and working together?).

    Guess I see the truth in this statement, and it disturbs me. "... this President gets pouty whenever anyone dares to disagree with him. He seems to view dissension not as healthy public debate but as a suspicious, pernicious challenge to his omnipotence and popularity." Have to sort of smile in remembering some saying similar things about Palin, but can't see similar faults in Obama. Why is that?

    His manners and mannerisms in that area seemed to have changed quite a bit from his campaign, where he was rather careful not to bash or be too critical to his opponents.

    The Supreme Court thing should be brought up every now and then, to point out just how disrespectful Obama (and the Dems who cheered that juvenile speech) is toward anyone with opposing views. He is overstepping the bounds of a president, and showing us that what Kneale wrote has become obvious: "... a striking lack of civility, and an overflow of divisiveness, from a President who had promised to give us precisely the opposite."

    "... President Obama never had a chance with any of you." I gave him my 'chance' when I contributed to his campaign and then voted for him. Those two things did not make me blind to what he has done since being elected. Some people have no problem with liars and cheats and egotists ... guess it's a personal failing I have that demands no tolerance.

    -- Posted by gurusmom on Wed, Apr 28, 2010, at 3:55 PM
  • Concerning Obama:

    "I do not like you Dr. Fell, the reason why I can not tell, I simply do not like you Dr. Fell."

    And that, Suelynn, is that. No further discussion is required or needed.

    -- Posted by voyager on Wed, Apr 28, 2010, at 4:52 PM
  • voyager, feel free not to respond to my comments,but you don't control the discussion. laughing.

    -- Posted by concerned4all on Wed, Apr 28, 2010, at 5:19 PM
  • BTW voyager - I don't care if you like me. Heck, I don't like you either- big deal.

    -- Posted by concerned4all on Wed, Apr 28, 2010, at 5:21 PM
  • Thanks Rick - I do enjoy hearing your take on things.

    -- Posted by concerned4all on Wed, Apr 28, 2010, at 5:33 PM
  • We make it a point to praise the writer all the while he labels the Arizona law as akin to nazism.

    Something just doesn't seem right with that.

    -- Posted by Old John on Wed, Apr 28, 2010, at 6:32 PM
  • Nothing new and noting true and could have been written by Beck or Rush. I found the comments following the article interesting and illuminating.

    -- Posted by concerned4all on Wed, Apr 28, 2010, at 9:11 PM
  • -- Posted by concerned4all on Wed, Apr 28, 2010, at 9:51 PM
  • CADILLACMAN, Sure he gets it done, but how does he get it done? From what I can see, he gets it done with bribes, lies, threats, and intimidation. In my opinion, that makes him no different than a street thug. If the average American pulled half the kind of crap he and lizard lady pelosi and the ever smarmy reid have pulled in order to cram his ideas down the throats of the American public, that American would be in jail. Why is it illegal for an average citizen to bribe an official, but not for those three?

    -- Posted by mitziesmomma on Thu, Apr 29, 2010, at 1:24 PM
  • mitzie:

    What do you call lobbyists who give money to politicians to get them to vote a certain way. If that's not bribery I don't know what is.

    -- Posted by howdydoody on Thu, Apr 29, 2010, at 1:35 PM
  • Yes, Howdy, that also should be illegal. And it should be equally as illegal for a congressman to take that bribe.

    -- Posted by mitziesmomma on Thu, Apr 29, 2010, at 1:54 PM
  • I prefer the word "sedition".

    C-man,

    I would like to buy you a drink, or a cup of coffee, or a pop, or whatever you fancy. I think that you and I have more in common than I have been led to believe. Just respond here if you are interested. It has nothing to do with the election. I would just like to talk face to face like humans instead of over the net like cyborgs. Thanks!

    -- Posted by Lumpy on Thu, Apr 29, 2010, at 5:20 PM
  • A pop? You from Iowa?

    -- Posted by blogbudsman on Fri, Apr 30, 2010, at 4:48 AM
  • Of benefit to whom at the expense of whom, Caddyman?

    -- Posted by voyager on Fri, Apr 30, 2010, at 11:28 PM
  • "Maybe he's on to something"

    He's on to something alright, "Propaganda"

    Give a falsehood legs with empathy for truth.

    -- Posted by Old John on Fri, Apr 30, 2010, at 11:50 PM
  • Caddy,

    I agree with you that Barak Insane Obama knows exactly what he is doing. Just read his books and look at his political history.

    He was being honest when he told Joe the plumber he wanted wealth redistribution. He has always advocated that. His recent comment that one should only be able to so much money again confirms that.

    His plans mimic the old Soviet Union Constitution.

    I invite you again to read chapter seven. Obama is focused on Socialism and just like the traditional Socialists, there is no limit on lies, deceptions, and propaganda he will use to achieve his goals.

    He is not stupid, just insane and evil.

    -- Posted by Balmy on Sat, May 1, 2010, at 12:56 AM
  • Obama says nothing about this. He is concerned about the illegal taking his welfare daughter to the ice cream store.

    Deputy shot near Stanfield found by Associated Press (April 30th, 2010 @ 5:19pm) Policy >> Comments:38

    PHOENIX - After a frantic hour-long desert search, authorities found a deputy wounded in a shootout Friday with suspected illegal immigrants apparently hauling bales of marijuana along a major smuggling corridor in southern Arizona.

    The deputy was found with a superficial wound - a chunk of skin torn from just above his left kidney - after being shot with an AK-47 on Friday afternoon, Pinal County sheriff's Lt. Tamatha Villar said. He was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Casa Grande, about 40 miles south of Phoenix.

    Villar said the deputy was doing smuggling interdiction work and found bales of marijuana in the desert. He then encountered five suspected illegal immigrants, two armed with rifles, and was shot.

    ``He was out on his routine daily patrol in the area when he encountered a load of marijuana out in the desert. He obviously confronted the individuals and took fire,'' Villar told The Associated Press. ``I was speaking with him just a bit ago, and he's doing fantastic.''

    The deputy was alone about five miles from a rest stop along Interstate 8, about halfway between Phoenix and Tucson. The area is a well-known smuggling corridor for drugs and illegal immigrants headed from Mexico to Phoenix and the U.S. interior.

    ``Over the past 12 months we've seen an increase in the amount of drugs, and an increase in violence that has been going on in this particular corridor,'' Villar told KPNX.

    ``We've had increasing concerns in this area about being outmanned and outgunned, and unfortunately this evening, this is coming true,'' he said.

    The shooting came as Arizona grapples with backlash over its enactment of a tough new law targeting illegal immigration. Civil rights activists, concerned the law will lead to racial profiling, have called for a boycott of the state.

    The law signed by Gov. Jan Brewer last week is supported by many in the state, which has become a major gateway for drug smuggling and human trafficking from Mexico.

    Its passage came amid increasing anger in Arizona about violence, drug smugglers, drop houses and other problems caused by poor border security.

    Villar said the search for the suspects involved numerous helicopters from state and federal law enforcement agencies and scores of officers near Interstate 8 and Arizona 84 about 50 miles south of Phoenix.

    ``The deputy is a search-and-rescue deputy, so its not uncommon for them to work those areas A) looking for drugs and B) looking for people who need assistance out there,'' Villar said. ``Obviously its a high-traffic area for drug- and human-smuggling.''

    -- Posted by Balmy on Sat, May 1, 2010, at 1:06 AM
  • Here's some facts regarding the POTUS' silence in the past two years:

    60 plus kids in Chicago Public Schools killed

    40 more people killed in a 30 hour period in Chicago back in April during a warm spell

    A Black conservative is roughed up outside a Democratic town hall meeting in St Louis by SEIU union members, including two Black men

    SOURCES: Chicago Sun Times, St Louis Dispatch, YouTube

    Obama's continued silence regarding these events truly shows the lack of concern he has for his own constituency, one that voted him in with 92 percent of the vote. What makes you think he has concern for you at this point?

    -- Posted by vincebrown on Sat, May 1, 2010, at 6:41 AM
  • Don't call Obama stupid. Call the majority of American voters stupid who voted for him. Those who didn't bother to vote have only their own indolance to blame.

    -- Posted by voyager on Sat, May 1, 2010, at 12:22 PM
  • What possible differance would it make?

    -- Posted by voyager on Mon, May 3, 2010, at 9:59 AM
  • Obama's continued silence regarding these events truly shows the lack of concern he has for his own constituency, one that voted him in with 92 percent of the vote. What makes you think he has concern for you at this point?

    -- Posted by vincebrownkape1550 on Sat, May 1, 2010, at 6:41 AM

    Wow Vince! I think it shows considerable restraint on your part to not accuse Obama of being the one who is actually behind all the killings and beatings. But aren't you worried what the rest of the republicans will think with you going soft on Obama?

    -- Posted by DADES on Mon, May 3, 2010, at 10:59 AM
  • Don't call Obama stupid. Call the majority of American voters stupid who voted for him. Those who didn't bother to vote have only their own indolance to blame.

    -- Posted by voyager on Sat, May 1, 2010, at 12:22 PM

    That's right, you can't blame Obama for wanting to be President. But you can blame all the stupid people who aren't smart like voyager. We should do away with that stupid, "majority rule" thing. As long as we have voyager who cares what the majority wants! If you don't think what voyager thinks, don't wear what voyager wears, don't believe what voyager believes, there's no way around it . . . you're obviously stupid.

    Everyone should apologize to voyager for not being smarter. For my part, I offer my sincere apologies and beg that you tell me what I should think now so that I can be smart like you.

    -- Posted by DADES on Mon, May 3, 2010, at 11:06 AM
  • You might start by reading and understanding what you read. The majority of those voting is not the majority of the citizenry. Out of the total number of eligible voters, a vast number did not bestir themselves to vote. I would call that indolence. What would you call it?

    Yep, maybe you're right, Dades. Looks like a whole bunch of people aren't as smart as me. I voted. They didn't. Who in your almighty and all seeing opinion was the smarter, if not the more energetic?

    -- Posted by voyager on Mon, May 3, 2010, at 2:07 PM
  • Voyager,

    Wow!!! You are sooooooooo smart! Even your most simple statements have levels of depth most people can't fathom. Lets read your original comment again!

    "Don't call Obama stupid. Call the majority of American voters stupid who voted for him. Those who didn't bother to vote have only their own indolance to blame."

    I have to admit that is a pretty ingenious statement there! You just knew that some jerk (like me) would call you out for calling the majority of Americans stupid so you threw in that indolence comment at the end so that when someone accused you of calling people stupid . . . POW! You TOTALLY pull the rug out from under them by pointing out that you actually called the majority of Americans lazy, not stupid! BRILLIANT!!! It totally deflects attention from the fact you called them stupid! But one question . . .what now Einstein?

    -- Posted by DADES on Mon, May 3, 2010, at 3:33 PM
  • Dades, picky little devil, aren't you. Oh, by the way, I misspelled indolence in my original statement. Ain't it awful.

    -- Posted by voyager on Mon, May 3, 2010, at 7:46 PM
  • Don't be too sure, Renaldo, that more might be going on behind than anyone suspects.

    -- Posted by voyager on Mon, May 3, 2010, at 11:11 PM
  • As the worm turns. If this is a lapdog book, you liberals can breathe easy. If this is actual reporting with real journalism - well, well. Who knows.

    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9FGPO5O1&show_article=1

    Woodward book on Obama coming in September

    A Bob Woodward book on the Obama administration is coming out in September.

    Simon & Schuster spokeswoman Victoria Meyer confirmed the Woodward release, currently listed on Amazon.com, but declined further comment on Wednesday. The book does not yet have a title or announced print run.

    Woodward, the former investigative reporter known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal with Washington Post colleague Carl Bernstein, wrote four best sellers about the Bush administration that featured interviews with the president and other top officials.

    -- Posted by blogbudsman on Thu, May 6, 2010, at 5:24 AM
  • It'll be interesting to read what dear old Bobby Woodward has to say this time out. More of the same general theme, no doubt.

    Jealous? Sure am. Wish I could dash off 500 pages and get a quarter million dollar advance. You betcha!

    -- Posted by voyager on Thu, May 6, 2010, at 11:47 AM

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