Obama’s “Blunders” Give Me No Joy

February 4, 2009 / 10:37 am • By Dr. Melissa Clouthier

Unlike those on the Left, who undermined the legitimacy of President George W. Bush and took every opportunity to humiliate and hamstring him, it gives me no satisfaction to see President Barack Obama struggle at every turn since his inauguration. It’s not good for America to have the President putting forward tax cheats and criminals, being bullied by Russia, pushed by Korea, taunted by Iran, and dominance downed by the EU (although, I’m glad their tariff fright changed that obscene Stimulus Bill provision). He looks silly.

The world situation is delicate. History lesson (again): Economic instability tends to presage military instability.

America does not need to look like a dithering, unfocused mess right now. Too much is at stake. President Barack Obama needs to pull it together. Now. Of course, that means actually deciding what he believes. He managed to be on every side of every issue. I was kinda hoping he was being deceitful and actually had a perspective about how things should be. Now, I’m not so sure.

Won’t it be interesting (and horrible) if we have a likable president personality-wise, who actually causes destruction after having a hated president, who maintained America’s reputation far more than anyone wanted to admit?

Cross-posted at RightWingNews

  • “Won’t it be interesting (and horrible) …”

    In other words, “interesting” in the Chinese sense.

  • You know, Melissa, I could not agree more with you. Seeing Obama struggle and possibly fail in this Presidency is of no help to anyone except satisfy out of proportionate, blown up egos. So many people have great hopes that some real changes are made. I shutter to think what people will do should Obama fall flat on his face.

    As we get ready to fly to Germany, I know this topic will come up. So many countries around the world have renewed hope in America. America can rise to a much better position in the world again if we stop fighting each other so much. It still is “We the People…” Just my opinion.

  • Aaron

    I’m convinced that the president is just a puppet anyway and the the two ‘party’ systems is just used to divide people so its easier to control things

  • J David

    Every failure of the ‘Bamster is potential success for the lame-assed GOP…who are you for, exactly? The ‘Bamster doesn’t represent Constitutional institutions, or even capitalism, generally. He is a Marxist, and his monumental failure is our last best *hope*.

  • Mat


    I for one welcome every stupid setback that this leftist jackass (did I also mention pompous) initiates. The Left thinks it can do an awesome job? Hey, by all means, damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead. They now have their shot, thanks to the “inbred cretins” in the Republican Party (I have to admit I like this quote, no less for it being true). As for hurting this country, 53% voted for this charismatic doofus. Maybe we do need a wakeup call, as ridiculous as it sounds. Whatever happens, I’ll just say “um…I voted for McCain…”

    I’m not for unity, I’m not for bipartisanship, so I’m not interested in helping. Does that mean I’ll act like the Democrats did when Bush was in office? Nope, since that would involve me detracting about 30+ years off my age. However, I’ll be damned if I’m going to actively help these twits by writing good things about them.

    The American people spoke quite clearly in November and will have to face consequences for their actions (as will the Republicans who let this happen). They have sown the wind and now they’ll reap the whirlwind.


    Blunders & Ineptitude will be inevitable. I look forward to it. Read Rich Galen column, 6th February.

    The voters have elected a guy with no experience, from Democrat Machine town of Chicago, went to church of racist, bigot, anti-American preacher for 20yrs, spoke continually about change, but no history of it. His thumbnail background.

    Has re-animated characters from the administration of the co-presidency: Bill & Monica.

    The Sec of State has never acomplished anything, other than to be married to Bill. She is the 3rd generation of the Jimmy Carter School of Diplomacy: Cyrus Vance, Warren Christopher, now Her.

    I could go on, but you get the point. You want this crowd to succeed? Why?

  • @LEARNED FOREVER February 7 2009 / 11:20 am “You want this crowd to succeed? Why?”

    Your question implies a common misconception about the meaning of “success” in this context. It is not the success of a specific political ideology nor the success of individual politicians that is hoped for. It is the success of the United States of America that we all wish for, no matter who is in charge. The alternative is akin to cutting off your nose to spite your face.