“The Summer of Obama”

Fawning at Esquire:

Before the fall brings us down, before the election season begins in earnest with all its nastiness and vulgarity, before the next batch of stupid scandals and gaffes, before Sarah Palin tries to convert her movie into reality and Joe Biden resumes his imitation of an embarrassing uncle and Newt and Callista Gingrich creep us all out, can we just enjoy Obama for a moment? Before the policy choices have to be weighed and the hard decisions have to be made, can we just take a month or two to contemplate him the way we might contemplate a painting by Vermeer or a guitar lick by the early-seventies Rolling Stones or a Peyton Manning pass or any other astounding, ecstatic human achievement? Because twenty years from now, we’re going to look back on this time as a glorious idyll in American politics, with a confident, intelligent, fascinating president riding the surge of his prodigious talents from triumph to triumph. Whatever happens this fall or next, the summer of 2011 is the summer of Obama.

No, it’s not satire.
But he’s right, it’s the summer of Obama. A glimpse of the glory: He storms out of debt debate in a huff, panties in a complete twist. What a fine temperament, that man!
He can’t bear it when people don’t bend to his will. 
No, he can’t. What an exposure of his true character.
Esquire fawning again:
Due to the specific nature of his political calculus, possibly not a single person in the United States — not even Obama himself — agrees with all of his policies. But even if you disagree with him, even if you hate him, even if you are his enemy, at this point you must admire him.
Oh, yes. Admiration. Even the Arabs who were supposed to love, love him don’t. Approval rating lower than Bush. Heh. That’s gotta rub after blaming GW for the past three years, no?
This may bring my presidency down, but I will not yield on this.
From your lips to God’s ears.



One Response

  1. He is losing his grip on his sanity. Nothing major is apparently going to get accomplished. They’ll all do some soft shoe around the debt ceiling and call it a day until the election. But doing nothing leaves the sword of Damocles hanging over Obama’s head. It will haunt him and will show what a lack of leadership has come from this administration. If he doesn’t solve the debt ceiling, if Gaddafi isn’t taken out of office (have you seen how the French are backing out?), if the unemployment doesn’t get down to at least 8% by Christmas, Obama is a dead man walking. He’s got until Christmas. But he’s hanging by a thread now.

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