Yikes! Is the “Mainstream” Media Starting To Sour on Obama? Posted by Former Author on 27 September, 2009 at 7:13 pm. 19 comments already! [DELETED BY AUTHOR] tfhr says: September 27, 2009 at 7:34 pm Jimmy Carter’s 2nd term! BarbaraS says: September 27, 2009 at 7:59 pm Are we going to have a feeding frenzy? The dems eating their own? Never happen. However, they will keep him alive as long as he is useful to them then under the bus he goes. They dump everone once their usefulness has passed. Toothfairy says: September 27, 2009 at 8:10 pm If they “still sometimes wonder who he really is” they aren’t paying attention. So much for the sorry state of mainstream media journalism. They still don’t want to report or believe the truth because they’re holding on to the myth. France says: September 27, 2009 at 8:19 pm Barack Insane Obama mmm mmm mmm AnnMonterey says: September 27, 2009 at 8:52 pm They’re only 2 years late. We knew who he was and wasn’t even then. Will they, another year from now, find that he’s a stealth candidate and that the entire treasury is in George Soros’ name? What a pathetic bunch. CoCo Joe says: September 27, 2009 at 10:53 pm Dare to Dream that Liberals will listen… People too lazy to spend one day Googleing Obama pre-election don’t listen. They’re bots. Period. It’s evident in the (liberal) comments at Newsweek. The Libs are prepared to dine on Howard. CoCo Joe says: September 27, 2009 at 11:00 pm Oh, and by the way… To: France BEST Comment of the Week! Kudos Mr. X. says: September 28, 2009 at 5:17 am Glad to see that the old media are starting to see that Obama doesn’t set forth concrete policy initiatives, he makes New Year’s resolutions. WEMO says: September 28, 2009 at 5:32 am I beg to differ Howard. I sincerely hope that he IS the end of the story, at least if there are any more out there with his ego. bill-tb says: September 28, 2009 at 6:01 am Oba-Mao is starting to wear thin … The magic teleprompter smoke wasn’t enough to hide the empty rhetoric in. drjohn says: September 28, 2009 at 6:03 am Afghanistan. It’s all about Afghanistan. Obama’s political life depends on what happens in Afghanistan and how he handles it. If he adds more troops, he blows up his base. If he doesn’t and McChrystal resigns, he is finished historically. Obama is going to need Republicans to save him. Slatrat says: September 28, 2009 at 6:47 am While hiking in the mountains, I saw a pack of wolves fighting with each other. I got nasty and bloody real fast. It reminds me now of what we’re about to see with the Libbie party. Stay tuned for more action. Mike's America says: September 28, 2009 at 7:00 am @Slatrat: Careful with those wolves. Once they are done fighting with each other they will go after YOU! Great comments from everyone this morning! I was worried we might lose our fighting spirit with the daily outrages “ObaMao” (good one Billl-tb) is throwing our way/ P.S. I keep seeing Bill Clinton’s “Global I.Q. Test” pop up in the ad sidebar….Maybe ObaMao should take it. URI says: September 28, 2009 at 7:03 am They are getting back at him because most of the millioneres like Rockefeller, Waltons, Turner, Pelosi, Gates and Buffet are Liberals! (the party of the poor guy and the little people) and they don’t want to pay taxes..! Inspectorudy says: September 28, 2009 at 8:35 am Has anyone in the entertainment industry stopped to figure out how many hours it takes a person to get ready for a TV show or a national/international speech? Make-up, clothes, briefing on the venue, teleprompter cleaning and travel take a lot of time. How is there any time left for this idol to go over the intel briefings and data provided each day on the important issues? Who the hell is making the decisions in the White House? Even singers and stage performers need time to catch up on important events in their lives. Is this man a robot? Tweets that mention Flopping Aces » Blog Archive » Yikes! Is the “Mainstream” Media Starting To Sour on Obama? -- Topsy.com says: September 28, 2009 at 9:10 am […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by FloppingAces. FloppingAces said: Yikes! Is the “Mainstream” Media Starting To Sour on Obama?: In Newsweek Howard Fineman is saying what many of .. http://bit.ly/eNtof […] » Daily Links II – 09/28/09 NoisyRoom.net: Where liberty dwells, there is my country… says: September 28, 2009 at 12:11 pm […] Yikes! Is the “Mainstream” Media Starting To Sour on Obama? […] AnnMonterey says: September 28, 2009 at 1:18 pm @Inspectorudy: Not sure, Inspectorrudy. Has anyone looked to see if this guy has a key in his back? Sure seems like a wind-up toy to me. dallasdan says: September 29, 2009 at 12:28 am BO will pay no attention to criticism from any source. He is in a race to force his agenda through Congress before his own transparancy as a Marxist becomes more clearly recognized. Missy says: September 29, 2009 at 5:16 am Richard Cohen from WaPo joins in, he’s now reporting on the already discussed weakness in Obama. Maybe Cohen has been reading conservative blogs lately as much of what he reports on Iran has been posted for a few days and the manchild’s lack of leadership has been regular reading from the beginning of his presidency. His column this morning is accurate and insightful, the only part I see as wishful thinking on his part is bolded. Obama afterall, is Obama and is the same President Obama as candidate Obama, something conservatives have recognized for quite some time. Copy and paste is due to the fact that I enjoyed the whole thing, hope others will as well. Time to Act Like a President By Richard Cohen Tuesday, September 29, 2009 Sooner or later it is going to occur to Barack Obama that he is the president of the United States. As of yet, though, he does not act that way, appearing promiscuously on television and granting interviews like the presidential candidate he no longer is. The election has been held, but the campaign goes on and on. The candidate has yet to become commander in chief. Take last week’s Group of 20 meeting in Pittsburgh. There, the candidate-in-full commandeered the television networks and the leaders of Britain and France to give the Iranians a dramatic warning. Yet another of their secret nuclear facilities had been revealed and Obama, as anyone could see, was determined to do something about it — just don’t ask what. The entire episode had a faux Cuban missile crisis quality to it. Something menacing had been discovered — not Soviet missiles a mere 100 miles or so off Florida but an Iranian nuclear installation about 100 miles from Tehran. As befitting the occasion, various publications supplied us with nearly minute-by-minute descriptions of the crisis atmosphere earlier in the week at the U.N. session — the rushing from room to room, presidential aides conferring, undoubtedly aware that they were in the middle of a book they had yet to write. I scanned the accounts looking for familiar names. Where was McNamara? Where was Bundy? Where, in fact, was the crisis? In fact, there was none. The supposedly secret installation had been known to Western intelligence agencies — Britain, France, the United States and undoubtedly Israel — for several years. Its existence had been deduced by intelligence analysts from Iranian purchases abroad, and it was pinpointed sometime afterward. What had changed was that news of it had gone public. This happened not because Obama announced it but because the Iranians beat him to it after discovering that their cover was blown. They then turned themselves in to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna and, as usual, said the site was intended for the peaceful use of nuclear energy. These Persians lie like a rug. No one should believe Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Iran seems intent on developing a nuclear weapons program and the missiles capable of delivering them. This — not the public revelations of a known installation — is the real crisis, possibly one that can only end in war. It is entirely possible that Israel, faced with that chilling cliche — an existential threat — will bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities. What would happen next is anyone’s guess — retaliation by Hamas and Hezbollah, an unprecedented spike in oil prices and then, after a few years or less, a resumption of Iran’s nuclear program. Only the United States has the capability to obliterate Tehran’s underground facilities. Washington may have to act. For a crisis such as this, the immense prestige of the American presidency ought to be held in reserve. Let the secretary of state issue grave warnings. When Obama said in Pittsburgh that Iran is “going to have to come clean and they are going to have to make a choice,” it had the sound of an ultimatum. But what if the Iranians don’t? What then? A president has to be careful with such language. He better mean what he says. The trouble with Obama is that he gets into the moment and means what he says for that moment only. He meant what he said when he called Afghanistan a “war of necessity” — and now is not necessarily so sure. He meant what he said about the public option in his health-care plan — and then again maybe not. He would not prosecute CIA agents for getting rough with detainees — and then again maybe he would. Most tellingly, he gave Congress an August deadline for passage of health-care legislation — “Now, if there are no deadlines, nothing gets done in this town . . . ” — and then let it pass. It seemed not to occur to Obama that a deadline comes with a consequence — meet it or else. Obama lost credibility with his deadline-that-never-was, and now he threatens to lose some more with his posturing toward Iran. He has gotten into a demeaning dialogue with Ahmadinejad, an accomplished liar. (The next day, the Iranian used a news conference to counter Obama and, days later, Iran tested some intermediate-range missiles.) Obama is our version of a Supreme Leader, not given to making idle threats, setting idle deadlines, reversing course on momentous issues, creating a TV crisis where none existed or, unbelievably, pitching Chicago for the 2016 Olympics. Obama’s the president. Time he understood that. email@example.com http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/28/AR2009092802484_pf.html Mike's America says: September 29, 2009 at 7:52 am Thanks Missy. That’s two columns now by mainstream critics. I’ll just repeat these two paragraphs: Sooner or later it is going to occur to Barack Obama that he is the president of the United States. As of yet, though, he does not act that way, appearing promiscuously on television and granting interviews like the presidential candidate he no longer is. The election has been held, but the campaign goes on and on. The candidate has yet to become commander in chief. … The trouble with Obama is that he gets into the moment and means what he says for that moment only. He meant what he said when he called Afghanistan a “war of necessity” — and now is not necessarily so sure. He meant what he said about the public option in his health-care plan — and then again maybe not. He would not prosecute CIA agents for getting rough with detainees — and then again maybe he would. The Iranians are making Obama look like a fool. All that talk about direct engagement and not being George Bush just invites the Iranians to laugh at us.