Fresh off his presumptive trip oversees, Obama is settling right back into his very important job: pretending to be President already.
Dana Milbank of WaPo writes:
Fresh from his presidential-style world tour, during which foreign leaders and American generals lined up to show him affection, Obama settled down to some presidential-style business in Washington yesterday.
Traffic was shut down for him as he zoomed about town in a long, presidential-style motorcade, while the public and most of the press were kept in the dark about his activities, which included a fundraiser at the Mayflower where donors paid $10,000 or more to have photos taken with him. His schedule for the day, announced Monday night, would have made Dick Cheney envious…
The 5:20 TBA turned out to be his adoration session with lawmakers in the Cannon Caucus Room, where even committee chairmen arrived early, as if for the State of the Union. Capitol Police cleared the halls — just as they do for the actual president. The Secret Service hustled him in through a side door — just as they do for the actual president.
Shutting traffic down while his motorcade drives through Washington is just not done. Having the Capitol Police clear the halls of the Senate for someone who isn’t even the official party’s nominee yet!? Oh, you presumptious arrogant ass.
If there is one thing most Americans can’t stand it’s elitist arrogant fools who feel entitled to things they haven’t earned. Obama, that’s you.
What we love- a comeback story of a hardworker who succeeds despite the odds and wins the day. Hillary can be the greatest political comeback story of the year if 175 superdelegates decided to vote for Hillary in a nomination vote in Denver. You can do it SuperDs!! Do we really want this pompus jerk for the Dem candidate!?
Jonathan Weisman of WaPo’s ‘The Trail’ writes:
Perhaps he’s beginning to believe the hype.
In his closed door meeting with House Democrats this evening, presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama delivered a real zinger. According to a witness, he was waxing lyrical about last week’s trip to Europe, when he concluded, “this is the moment, as Nancy [Pelosi] noted, that the world is waiting for.”
The 200,000 souls who thronged to his speech in Berlin came not just for him, he told the enthralled audience of congressional representatives.
“I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions,” he said.
When Obama tells congress he (a mere mortal man) has become a ‘symbol’ it’s time to be very afraid. This isn’t others saying it, this is the man himself declaring himself a symbol of America’s best traditions. It’s a bit conceited wouldn’t you say? I would.
Many of us are waiting for Obama to speak about specific solution driven ideas. Instead, he keeps talking about himself and revealing an ego centered mindset. When will he quit talking about himself and his symbolism and start talking about Americans and policy solutions?
It will be quite a reality check for Obama when he loses in Nov. I’m confident he will lose since he’s more about himself and less about the people he needs to convince to hire him for the job he presumes he already has but really does not.