22 Sep 2010

“Take Away the Crowds, and Obama Gets Noticeably Smaller”

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Ulsterman interviewed a Washington insider and former advisor to the Obama election campaign and transition team, who provided a behind-the-scenes picture of the great man, as seen from close up. The reality seems to be very different from the image created by the MSM.

Obama loved to campaign. He clearly didn’t like the work of being President though, and that attitude was felt by the entire White House staff within weeks after the inauguration. Obama the tireless, hard working candidate became a very tepid personality to us. And the few news stories that did come out against him were the only things he seemed to care about. He absolutely obsesses over Fox News. For being so successful, Barack Obama is incredibly thin-skinned. He takes everything very personally. …

’ll tell you this – if you want to see President Obama get excited about a conversation, turn it to sports. That gets him interested. You start talking about Congress, or some policy, and he just kinda turns off. It’s really very strange. I mean, we were all led to believe that this guy was some kind of intellectual giant, right? Ivy League and all that. Well, that is not what I saw. Barack Obama doesn’t have a whole lot of intellectual curiosity. When he is off script, he is what I call a real “slow talker”. Lots of ummms, and lots of time in between answers where you can almost see the little wheel in his head turning very slowly. I am not going to say the president is a dumb man, because he is not, but yeah, there was a definite letdown when you actually hear him talking without the script. …

I am not going to call him stupid. He just doesn’t strike me as particularly smart. Bill Clinton is a smart guy – he would run intellectual circles around Barack Obama. And Bill Clinton loved the politics of being president. Obama seems to think he shouldn’t have to be bothered, which has created a considerable amount of conflict among his staff. …

When you take away the crowds, Obama gets noticeably smaller. He shrinks up inside of himself. He just doesn’t seem to have the confidence to do the job of President, and it’s getting worse and worse. Case in point – just a few days before I left, I saw first hand the President of the United States yelling at a member of his staff. He was yelling like a spoiled child. And then he pouted for several moments after. I wish I was kidding, or exaggerating, but I am not. The President of the United States threw a temper tantrum. The jobs reports are always setting him off, and he is getting increasingly conspiratorial over the unemployment numbers. I never heard it myself, but was told that Obama thinks the banking system is out to get him now. That they and the big industries are making him pay for trying to regulate them more. That is the frame of mind the President is in these days. And you know what? Maybe he is right, who knows?

Hat tip to Dinocrat via the Barrister.

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SDD

Obama is our first affirmative action president. His whole life has been about being “awarded” things, not producing them. The notion that Obama lacks IQ points is silly– and way off point. What he lacks is any experience with, or much sense of what real accomplishment is about. Neither he, nor most of the people around him have ever had to produce anything concrete. Ask a businessman what he produced last year and he will tell you about the profit he made by producing something that others paid him for. Ask a tradesman what he produced, and he will likely tell you about the things he built. What has Obama ever had to produce? Debate points? Happy constituents?
When people stop awarding him things, of course he’s going to be testy. Of course he is going to be thin skinned when he doesn’t get what is due him. Of course, he’s going to take things personally. His whole career has been about “personally”.



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