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Where to start?

The President has a bullet proof majority in the Senate. He has a reasonable majority in the house. He was swept into the White House with all the force of a Pacific tsunami. The Republicans were collapsing faster than a Las Vegas hotel implosion, and a year later he has bupkis. Nada. Zero. The null set.


Even the last kid picked usually brings something to the court. Between the legs dribble. Jump shot. Hook. Good D. Behind the back pass. Or maybe he just doesn’t turn the ball over.

But a year into this administration, it looks like we got stuck with a zero-trick pony who talked his way into being the team captain. We have a president who can’t lead, pass, dribble, shoot (let alone score), shoot free throws, or go to the hoop. Sorry, no tele-prompters allowed on the court.

The President is out of sync with all that is going on in this country and even a massive infusion of tele-prompted events can’t save him.

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Health care. Lost out of bounds. Failed because it was a terrible plan that pandered to the far left and the President’s lack of focus and leadership failed to score on what would have been an easy layup for any kind of workable plan. He allowed the democratic process to be subverted, state by state, for a misguided reform(?) that ran fully counter to his campaign promises of transparency and bi-partisan involvement. Complete loss of street cred.

Chicago Olympics. Couldn’t get the balls out of the bag for warm-ups. He got spanked by a group that is kindergartners by Chicago standards, and he was fully exposed as lacking charisma and clout. He couldn’t even win the dubious opportunity for Chicago to lose hundreds of millions of dollars on a white elephant that is endanger of becoming a yawn to most of us. Is a bigger re-ject-shun possible?


Copenhagen climate summit. Bad play off the bench. Obama notoriously changed his schedule in order to attempt to affect the outcome in a manner that the eco-centrics could celebrate. In the end, however he and his “leadership” fell completely flat as the conference disintegrated into a thinly disguised shakedown of the developed nations by corrupt, underdeveloped countries, and the friendly tree-huggers proved to be rioters par exellence. Chaos on the court.

Cap and Trade. Bad pass. It was thrown under the bus by Senate Democrats fleeing the undertow of the previously mentioned tsunami. As Americans tire of jam-down, Chicago politics, Senate Klingons fret about loosing their cushy seats and they are beginning to question the viability of the President’s policies with the voters in November. As such, the public trough feeders have sought shelter from the light and they are happy to let this political do-nothing piece of legislation die in the dark before they have to cast one more risky vote that only holds value to the far left of their party. Congress is playing good defense on this one.

Unnecessary terror trials in NYC. Turnover. There were no discussions held with the local police on the possible security and cost issues surrounding this decision. Obama has unnecessarily put New Yorkers at risk and at an unnecessarily high cost, in order to appease those who still wish to kill us in spite of his global butt-kissing and his closing of Gitmo. See underwear bomber below. When the first bomb goes off in NYC, look no further than 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for the responsible party. No apologies accepted. How is the current trial going?


Christmas underwear bomber. Another turnover. This incident provides more evidence of continued decline in our security posture and administrative functioning. It also brightly illuminates the administration’s total inability to grasp the enormity of the global threat we face. Most Americans get that; Obama does not. Unnecessarily granting Miranda rights and ostensibly shutting down an information highway regarding current and immediate threats against US interests in Yemen is ludicrous beyond the pale.

Populism in Ohio. Airball. Americans are angry, but not at the banks. Not at Wall Street. Not at George W. Bush. But at him. With health care, Obama manufactured an issue where there was none, and he ignored the economy where there was one. He quickly squandered billions of dollars in the hopes that a shotgunned stimulus bill that fed democrat districts would solve his economic problems, but they did not. Unemployment is higher. The economy is still teetering. Americans are still struggling, and no amount of populist hood dialect blaming others is going to solve the problems we face.

Virginia. Dribble off the foot.

New Jersey. Dribble off the other foot.

Ted Kennedy’s seat in Massachusetts. Stuffjected. I know it is the “people’s seat,” but it sounds so much more pleasing to remind the Democrats that they lost the un-loseable. Obama’s vision for this country is soundly rejected, as Scott Brown campaigned in clear, diametric opposition to Obama’s highest profile policy objectives.


No mater how Gibbs tries to spin this as general populist unrest, it is not. It is simply Americans waking up to the fact that the President is capable of only one thing, delivering a message via teleprompter.

He lacks all of the necessary skills to lead this country, and to this point he has accomplished nothing of consequence, despite the huge advantages he enjoyed one year ago.

It is hard to imagine the how he ever got a community organized.

He probably just talked about it.

He certainly never had to take it to the hoop in traffic.

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