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OBAMA LOSING HIS TOUCH?

Posted by Andrew Roman on June 11, 2010

CNN's curmudgeon, Jack Cafferty

CNN’s Jack Cafferty is wondering why President Barack Obama seems to have lost his touch.

Assuming the President ever had a “touch” that wasn’t the result of well-placed teleprompters and a hypnotized lamestream media, what is hurting him (aside from his leftist agenda) is the realization that campaigning and leadership are not synonymous. The President – with a resume that would qualify him for little more than Assistant Slushee Machine Operator at 7-11 – has been in stuck in campaign mode for three years. That may be great for t-shirt manufacturers, button makers and Chris Matthews’ leg, but not very helpful otherwise.

America is still waiting for him to act like a President.

From using hanging-out-in-front-of-the-bodega language on national television to bowing to foreign heads of state, Barack Obama is the least presidential big cheese any of us has ever seen.

Said Cafferty:

Like it or not, there are times when a President is called upon to be a father figure to the nation: to sympathize, comfort and reassure us when things are bad. It’s what made Reagan and Clinton so very popular. Whatever happened to that firebrand charismatic speaker who made a thrill go up Chris Matthews’ leg?

The President’s in trouble.

As Barack Obama marks five-hundred days in office, a new average of polls shows only 48% of the public approves of the job he’s doing. And those numbers aren’t good enough if he plans to spend more than four years running this country.

Here’s the question: Why does President Obama seem to have lost his touch?

I’m not sure I necessarily agree that the President needs to be a “father figure” per se, although I appreciate the point he is trying to make.

I, for one, don’t look for a “daddy” in a Commander-In-Chief. I look for strength and conviction. I look for someone who will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. I look for someone not to coddle the citizenry, but to advance the values of rugged individualism, personal responsibility, community and liberty. I look for someone to stand up for the values that have made America the greatest nation the world has ever known.

You don’t need to be a “daddy” to accomplish that; just a leader.

Given the choice, I’ll take an effective distant cousin over an ineffective father any day to lead the United States – man, woman, black, white, Christian, Jew, no matter … so long as his or her value system is in line with the American value system as brilliantly defined by talk show host Dennis Prager as the “American Trinity”: Liberty, In God We Trust and E Pluribus Unum.

Still, as Proof at the great Proof Positive blog says, “Jack Cafferty has become my favorite CNN commentator.”

I agree.

He is the only thing on the network that has become “must see TV.”

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UNHAPPY JACK

Posted by Andrew Roman on January 10, 2010

When conservatives lash out against the most liberal president in the history of the nation, it isn’t exactly earth-shattering. While some arguments against the unprecedented growth of government, loss of liberty, accumulating debt and weakened national security may be more cogent than others, generally speaking, it’s hard to be incoherent when writing about – and rightfully criticizing – the radical transformations taking place under the Obamacrats.

It’s elementary stuff.

However, when dissent rises from the ranks of the mainstream media – default Messianic bedfellows - it can be earth shattering. When one of their own emerges from the refuge and aegis of the leftist womb to serve up some shredded Bammy, it’s tough to ignore. The reasons for his or her anger may be very different than that coming from conservatives, but they are no less relevant.

Enter CNN’s Jack Cafferty.

This has already made the rounds across the conservative blogosphere – and also on some liberal blogs – but I had to acknowledge it. I had to take the time to tip my hat to Cafferty. (Just saying that is uncomfortable).

If you’ve heard it already, it’s worth revisiting. If you haven’t – and you’re on the right side of things, literally and figuratively – it doesn’t get old.

Here’s what he had to say:

How dare they? President Obama and Democratic leaders, have decided to bypass a formal House and Senate Conference Committee in order to reconcile those two health care bills. Instead, White House and Democratic leaders will hold “informal” – that’s another word for secret – negotiations, meant to shut Republicans and the public out of the process.

What a far cry from the election when then-candidate Obama pledged to “broadcast health care negotiations on C-Span, so that the American people can see what the choices are.”

President Obama hasn’t even made a token effort to keep his campaign promises of more openness and transparency in government. It was all just another lie that was told in order to get elected.

The head of C-Span wrote a letter: “Ask Congress to open all the important negotiations, including any Conference Committee meetings, to electronic media coverage.”

When White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked whether the administration would support televising the negotiations, he refused to answer – instead mumbling something about, “I haven’t seen the letter.”

That wasn’t the question, Mr. Gibbs. You either support openness or you don’t.

The Democrats insist this is all on the up-and-up with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying, “There’s never been a more open process for any legislation.”

Really?

This is the same Nancy Pelosi who, you may recall after becoming Speaker in 2006, promised the Democrats would have “the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history.”

Here’s hoping some of the voters remember this crap when the midterm elections roll around later this year.

This is the same Jack Cafferty who said he will go to his grave believing that George W. Bush and Company are war criminals.

This video link from YouTube has had almost 350,000 hits in a little less than four days.

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