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Being President's Just Too Tough for Him

Motoga3 Wrote: Oct 05, 2012 8:54 AM
These people, Franke-Ruta, et al, are out of their ever-loving minds. They really are trying to make a cogent argument that O's not a failure b/c he's a simply a total joke (that they elected), but b/c he's just a sweetheart and US presidents have to be meanies. I am stunned at the complete lack of logic and reason--how do people who think like that make it out of the house every morning without accidentally inflicting severe self-injury? How do they know not to touch a hot stove or stick their fingers in an electric outlet? I know it's tempting to retrieve that bagel from the toaster w/ a metal knife, sweetie, but make sure you unplug it first.

Looking down this blog, one sees a catalog of excuses the left has made for Obama today -- Greg notes Toure has attributed Obama's performane to his race; Kate points out that Al Gore has blamed it on the altitude.

But perhaps the most creative rationalization goes to the Atlantic's Garance Franke-Ruta, who argues that Obama isn't the same ebullient, charismatic guy he once was . . . because the job is just weighing too heavily on him.

If there's something that seems shut down in our once ebulliently optimistic president, it most likely...