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Crisis Reveals Obama's Weakness

Posted Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at 10:56 PM

The following is a letter to the Editor at the Daily Progress Newspaper in Charlottesville, VA by local citizen James V. Capua on June 8 / 2010.

"The oil is blunt, harsh and with nuance, like the judgment of a tabloid.

In this crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, the Great Obama is reduced to a helpless observer of men with whom he is uneasy, performing tasks he does not understand. Neither he nor his functionaries can do anything, and their regulatory and financial chirping alongside the roaring machinery only serves to remind the rest of us of the uselessness of those who have made a career of taking and threatening, hindering, suing and penalizing.

The gritty physicality of this crisis undoes their self-imagined toughness, calling to mind Tony Sprano's Gucci-shod thugs' sorry encounter with the Russian Special Forces veteran in the snowy Pine Barrens.

It is so easy to imagine energy czar Carol Browner, Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama huddled together like Christopher and Paulie, freezing, with nothing but packets of McDonald's ketchup and mustard to sustain them because they don't know where they are or what to do.

The energy czar, or coordinator or whatever she is called, assures us she "has been a lifelong environmentalist," but will be remembered only as one of those who could do little to save a rich way of life as rooted in history and place as she and her world view are abstracted from them.

With luck Alan Brinkley, Doris Kearns Goodwin or some other historical conjurer may, in time, soften the focus and confuse the issue. For now, though, Obama is twice undone. Even the densest Obama-addicted voter begins to appreciate how unacceptable is the price of having handed power to a President unprepared by experience, temperament or understanding of this nation to wield it.

And those of the political class are now free to do what necessity and their own low characters require.

The Obama illusion is in shreds. The power on which he fed politicians and media is spent. He no longer has anything to offer them, so they will abandon him. In the end it will be the spectacle of the political elites' scorn and betrayal that serves as the ultimate sanction for the presumptuousness of this posturing mediocrity, whose unfitness to be President of the United States has now been proven conclusively."

Ditto brother! Ditto!

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Knock off the personal attacks, guys, or we're going to have to shut you down again.

--The management.

-- Posted by croswind on Wed, Jun 9, 2010, at 6:38 AM

I, for one, wouldn't mind a shut down for awhile. Both sides only seem to babble along their talking points and constantly moan about the other side and make up more and more weak nicknames. There's more intelligence in reality tv than some of this stuff.

-- Posted by McCook1 on Wed, Jun 9, 2010, at 10:06 AM

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-- Posted by croswind on Wed, Jun 9, 2010, at 12:02 PM


Please do not shut down the blog. It is painfully obvious to the rest of us that a couple of individual bans are necessary, but do not shut down the blog.

For someone to continue with the unprovoked personal attacks that these two use, and then turn around and cry censorship is very telling of their characters. Anyone with an ounce of intelligence or respect can see that in their first two posts above and I commend you for calling them out on it.

Questioning our elected leaders is necessary at times in a democracy. The points that william is attempting to rebut with (racism, ethnic slurs, revolutions) is more likely his simple interpretation of a statement from someone with an opposing view. Whereas loud's statements of: "You are a dumb (DJ), stupid, drunk a**, weak, bleeding brain, coward, HACK." really need no interpretation at all. (and all of this from one single post).

The only thing more ridiculous than NOT banning them for what they continue to do, is their "victim" role playing of discrimination. How could anyone own those comments and make the attempt to flip it around to be censorship or poor management at the Gazette?

They have unintentionally self imploded the mikehendricks blog, and are now purposefully antagonizing management to stop discussion on this blog by playing the censorship card and bordering on calling racism. (All while making statements like "your god-speaker white president") They are continually hijacking these sites, and in my opinion have done so purposefully in an attempt to prevent discussion.

I have been guilty of finding myself slinging mud with them as well, but my plea to you is to ban them individually. I would gladly volunteer to "take one for the team" and get banned with them if neccessary, but please get rid of the trash and continue on with the blog.

-- Posted by Husker23 on Wed, Jun 9, 2010, at 1:16 PM

You certainly have a lot to learn william.

For such a self righteous, self appointed intellect, you really have no comprehension of your provocative comments.

When one acts a certain disrespectful way, one can expect the same in return. I am certainly not going to be the "stop picking on william" police when you are intentionally inviting disrespect through your hateful and demeaning posts. It must be difficult for you to see the forest through the trees, but your condescending posts are the only common denominator with every discussion gone awry.

You get what you give...and despite all your so called volunteering (based only on your unreliable self serving testimony) you don't give anything. You will get nothing.

-- Posted by Husker23 on Wed, Jun 9, 2010, at 2:46 PM

Own your comments, regardless of who you say does what...own your comments. I'm not going to pretend to stick up for or against some other posters comments when I wasn't there because, well...I wasn't there! I wasn't privy to the circumstances leading up to those comments!

Tell me, try to make me believe that you see nothing wrong with your initial responses to an opinion from a writer (IN THE OPINION SECTION!) of the Gazette. As you say, he copied (and gave credit to) another source. All but about 26 words of his blog were someone else's words in an intent to raise an opinion about the leadership of our country (justifiably so). And you come on the personal attack with coward, stupid, drunk a**? Does that seem sane in any conceivable way?

Your only possible intent would be to discredit his point of view through the same tactics a bully would try on the playground in 3rd grade. Name calling, condescending arrogance. I guess a blog is the safest place for you to vent. That truly says a lot about you.

Loud, your sad example is very generalized and appears to be directed at no one specific person (or as you are obviously trying to link: race)or for that matter any group of people since liberals don't admit to being liberals.

Your personal attacks are specifically and directly aimed at the author of this blog (who has his name published at the top of the page).

But...but...he does it, they do it...but...but...but - race card!

Predictable immature foolishness that leads us exactly where we are now.

Congrats on your continued contributions to irrelevance.

-- Posted by Husker23 on Wed, Jun 9, 2010, at 4:04 PM

Way to go Sam!!!! Your getting to them...hahaha..Truth scares them something terrible.

-- Posted by orville on Wed, Jun 9, 2010, at 5:30 PM

No your not getting to me...I just have to laugh at it all.LOL..You guys think the economy is coming back.Just wait, it "Will take a BIG nose dive."Hope your ready win it happens..O ya you need to forgive me I only have a ninth grade education so I'm not good at this..But I do have common sense..THANK GOD for that..

-- Posted by orville on Wed, Jun 9, 2010, at 5:55 PM

Sam, It looks like you hit a raw nerve. These prog-bots don't know what to say. It's not in their George Soros Handbook. All they have left is name calling!!

Good eye for catching that nugget of truth in the media cesspool!!

-- Posted by marcus elvis erogenous on Wed, Jun 9, 2010, at 6:04 PM

Loud, You wouldn't recognize an original thought if it jumped up and bit you on the Obama!!

-- Posted by marcus elvis erogenous on Wed, Jun 9, 2010, at 7:42 PM


-- Posted by marcus elvis erogenous on Wed, Jun 9, 2010, at 8:39 PM

Sorry ladies have not listen to Rush for about five years..Living the truth....Seeing with my own eyes whats going on..

-- Posted by orville on Wed, Jun 9, 2010, at 8:55 PM

Sorry Mr.Loud,when you say be gone with you, fool. Are you looking in a mirror when you say that??

-- Posted by orville on Wed, Jun 9, 2010, at 9:08 PM

The only thing coming back with the economy is what was on the books before this crap started.

-- Posted by orville on Thu, Jun 10, 2010, at 8:47 PM

On Guill,this all started under Clinton!!!!

-- Posted by orville on Fri, Jun 11, 2010, at 12:21 PM

And for one thing,I for one could care less about witch party....Right along with my African American and my Hispanic friends....

-- Posted by orville on Fri, Jun 11, 2010, at 12:27 PM

No Guill,this all started under Clinton!!!!

-- Posted by orville on Fri, Jun 11, 2010, at 12:29 PM

July 21 2010

Sam, When are you coming back??? We miss you much!!

-- Posted by Altamae 7 on Wed, Jul 21, 2010, at 11:21 AM

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