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Ed Driscoll

Obama’s Golf War

August 20th, 2014 - 8:55 pm


Kudos to the New York Daily News, a center-left newspaper, for having a rare moment of clarity, even as its crosstown rival pulls its punches and retracts its own golf-related punch at their boss, and unlike the Daily News a likely accidental one, to boot.

But then, as John Hinderaker writes at Power Line, “In recent months, Barack Obama has crossed an important threshold. He has always shown contempt for his opponents; now he shows contempt for his supporters. He has quit pretending to be a leader, and more or less quit pretending to be a president. On the right and the center, he has become a joke,” as demonstrated by the Michael Ramirez cartoon that Hinderaker links to in his post.

Ace compares Mr. Obama’s contempt for — at this point, well, pretty much the entire world — as something akin to the mammoth level of OCD displayed by the Sheldon Cooper character on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory sitcom. But the subtext of the show is that Sheldon really is genius-level smart — and as a side-effect of his enormous intellect, clueless about how to deal with the rest of the world.

Setting aside the inherent limitations of the modern PC Ivy League education (I’m looking at you, Fareed and Matt), Barack Obama is no dummy — nobody who gets to the White House is — but he’s clearly not the Nietzschian uber-intelligence that he thinks he is. His hauteur isn’t a byproduct of OCD, it’s just leftwing arrogance and contempt for the entire world. Also, Sheldon is a comparatively lowly theoretical physicist at Caltech, with few people to remind him when he’s screwing up. Mr. Obama merely has his entire staff, both houses of Congress, and the entire American media as a performance gauge. And as Hinderaker writes, he’s increasingly flipping the bird to them all and hiding out from the rest of the world in the bunker — and the sandtrap.

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This is not Obama 'screwing up' (to use your term). It's Obama showing his true self in a way that others have seen for a long time, but this time even the Left can't explain away, or ignore.
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Beta-male as Sun King, who was led to believe by his handlers that presidential leadership merely involved telling others what to do and then taking credit for when they do it.

Obama loves to speak in front of fawning crowds, but that hides the fact he hates one-on-one personal contact, not just with people ideologically opposed to him but anyone outside of his inner circle. He thinks people like Harry Reid and other Democratic Congressional leaders are there to carry out his orders, but carry them out second-hand, because he doesn't want to deal with them face-to-face.

With that kind of mindset, it's no shock he would retreat to the golf course, where all but his chosen partners can be kept at a Par 5 distance. The attempt to brand everyone domestically against him as racists not worthy of being in the political conversation has failed, and there's no Plan B, while overseas, there never really was much of a Plan A, other than Obama and his team truly thought the world would no longer hate America because he wasn't George W. Bush. The strategy's a flop, he doesn't want to deal with non-acolytes but is still confident the media will defend him when push comes to shove, so off to the course he goes even as everything else goes off course.
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Too bad we can't just build a golf course on some Marianas desert island and just park Obama there until Inauguration Day 2017. We won't bother him, he won't bother us.

Bonus: we also send Biden as Barry's caddy. #3 in succession chain GOP Speaker of the House runs the country as "regent" during interim.
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