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    President Obama’s Trivial Pursuits
    by Keith Koffler on March 15, 2011, 12:10 pm, White House Dossier

    The Middle East is afire with rebellion, Japan is imploding from an earthquake, and the battle of the budget is on in the United States, but none of this seems to be deterring President Obama from a heavy schedule of childish distractions.

    The newly installed tandem of White House Chief of Staff William Daley and Senior Adviser David Plouffe were supposed to impart a new sense of discipline and purpose to the White House. Instead, they are permitting him to showcase himself as a poorly focused leader who has his priorities backward.

    This morning, as Japan’s nuclear crisis enters a potentially catastrophic phase, we are told that Obama is videotaping his NCAA tournament picks and that we’ll be able to tune into ESPN Wednesday to find out who he likes.

    Saturday, he made his 61st outing to the golf course as president, and got back to the White House with just enough time for a quick shower before heading out to party with Washington’s elite journalists at the annual Gridiron Dinner.

    With various urgencies swirling about him, Saturday’s weekly videotaped presidential address focusing on “Women’s History Month” seemed bizarrely out of touch.

    Obama Friday took time out to honor the 2009-10 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. Thursday was a White House conference on bullying – not a bad idea perhaps, but not quite Leader of the Free World stuff either.

    Obama appeared a little sleepy as he weighed in against the bullies, perhaps because he’d spent the night before partying with lawmakers as they took in a Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Bobcats game.

    Meanwhile, the president has been studying for weeks whether to establish a No Fly Zone over Libya, delaying action while the point becomes increasingly moot as Qaddafi begins to defeat and slaughter his opponents. And lawmakers from both Parties are wondering why he seems to be AWOL in the deficit reduction debate.

    The Libya indecision follows an inconsistent response to the protests that ousted former Egyptian President Mubarak and seemed to catch the White House off guard. The perfunctory response from the White House Monday to Saudi Arabia’s dispatch of troops to Bahrain suggested the administration wasn’t prepared for that one either.

    But the fun stuff won’t end anytime soon. On Thursday, the Taoiseach of Ireland will be in town to help the president celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. And then Friday it’s off to Brazil for the start of a three-country Latin American tour.

    Oddly, he’ll be missing Carnival, which went down last week.
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA It took me only 5 minutes to pick out the teams in the NCAA tournament brackets. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinman View Post
    President Obama’s Trivial Pursuits
    by Keith Koffler on March 15, 2011, 12:10 pm, White House Dossier

    The Middle East is afire with rebellion, Japan is imploding from an earthquake, and the battle of the budget is on in the United States, but none of this seems to be deterring President Obama from a heavy schedule of childish distractions.

    The newly installed tandem of White House Chief of Staff William Daley and Senior Adviser David Plouffe were supposed to impart a new sense of discipline and purpose to the White House. Instead, they are permitting him to showcase himself as a poorly focused leader who has his priorities backward.

    This morning, as Japan’s nuclear crisis enters a potentially catastrophic phase, we are told that Obama is videotaping his NCAA tournament picks and that we’ll be able to tune into ESPN Wednesday to find out who he likes.

    Saturday, he made his 61st outing to the golf course as president, and got back to the White House with just enough time for a quick shower before heading out to party with Washington’s elite journalists at the annual Gridiron Dinner.

    With various urgencies swirling about him, Saturday’s weekly videotaped presidential address focusing on “Women’s History Month” seemed bizarrely out of touch.

    Obama Friday took time out to honor the 2009-10 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. Thursday was a White House conference on bullying – not a bad idea perhaps, but not quite Leader of the Free World stuff either.

    Obama appeared a little sleepy as he weighed in against the bullies, perhaps because he’d spent the night before partying with lawmakers as they took in a Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Bobcats game.

    Meanwhile, the president has been studying for weeks whether to establish a No Fly Zone over Libya, delaying action while the point becomes increasingly moot as Qaddafi begins to defeat and slaughter his opponents. And lawmakers from both Parties are wondering why he seems to be AWOL in the deficit reduction debate.

    The Libya indecision follows an inconsistent response to the protests that ousted former Egyptian President Mubarak and seemed to catch the White House off guard. The perfunctory response from the White House Monday to Saudi Arabia’s dispatch of troops to Bahrain suggested the administration wasn’t prepared for that one either.

    But the fun stuff won’t end anytime soon. On Thursday, the Taoiseach of Ireland will be in town to help the president celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. And then Friday it’s off to Brazil for the start of a three-country Latin American tour.

    Oddly, he’ll be missing Carnival, which went down last week.
    I'll say it once i'll say it again The boy is in way over head and to think we might have another 2 to 6 years of this boob.( OBAMA I MEAN) NOT ROGER

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    What are we supposed to do about Libya? Would you suggest we invade? That worked out well with the other two countries we are still at war with. It is not the US' job to make sure the rest of the world stays in line, and with our debt we can't afford to do much of anything anyway. We have our own problems lets deal with those. Obama obviously isn't doing that either but lets focus on that instead of shit happening else where.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cody Covey View Post
    What are we supposed to do about Libya? Would you suggest we invade? That worked out well with the other two countries we are still at war with. It is not the US' job to make sure the rest of the world stays in line, and with our debt we can't afford to do much of anything anyway. We have our own problems lets deal with those. Obama obviously isn't doing that either but lets focus on that instead of shit happening else where.
    If Obama does nothing, the right will complain that he is not doing anything. If he does something the right will say he did not do the right thing. It's a no win situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Perry View Post
    If Obama does nothing, the right will complain that he is not doing anything. If he does something the right will say he did not do the right thing. It's a no win situation.
    No... when he leaves office, we will say he did just right
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cody Covey View Post
    What are we supposed to do about Libya? Would you suggest we invade? That worked out well with the other two countries we are still at war with. It is not the US' job to make sure the rest of the world stays in line, and with our debt we can't afford to do much of anything anyway. We have our own problems lets deal with those. Obama obviously isn't doing that either but lets focus on that instead of shit happening else where.
    Codey, you have it all backwards. FIRST, you commit troops to battle, put them in harm's way, THEN figure out what to do from there. Oh, but first massage the intel and lie to the UN, Congress, and the American people. And don't worry about funding, just ask for supplemental bills "off the budget". Its like free money--you can just spend, spend, and spend....then leave office and let the next guy worry about how to pay for things.

    I hope that helps.

    Oh, and in case RK accuses me of not having any original thoughts....in this case, I must admit he's right. The republicans masterminded that whole plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cody Covey View Post
    What are we supposed to do about Libya? Would you suggest we invade?
    Exactly. Because there's no other reasonable courses of action available for the President take that fall in the spectrum somewhere between invading and not doing a GD thing.
    I'll take the river down to still water and ride a pack of dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hew View Post
    Exactly. Because there's no other reasonable courses of action available for the President take that fall in the spectrum somewhere between invading and not doing a GD thing.
    You must have missed it. There was a question there, if you think there is something we can do please tell me what it is...I can think of nothing that we can do that I also believe we should do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Perry View Post
    If Obama does nothing, the right will complain that he is not doing anything. If he does something the right will say he did not do the right thing. It's a no win situation.
    Finally!! You got it right. With Obama, it's a no win situation.
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