Latest NRSC Ad on Obama's Incompetence

by the Left Coast Rebel

Bill P. at The War Planner hat-tipped me on the latest NRSC ad. Make it go viral!

This NRSC ad parallels a piece by Peggy Noonan in today's WSJ, "He Was Supposed to be Competent." I'm not a fan of Noonan but I excerpted several good passages:

I don't see how the president's position and popularity can survive the oil spill. This is his third political disaster in his first 18 months in office. And they were all, as they say, unforced errors, meaning they were shaped by the president's political judgment and instincts.

There was the tearing and unnecessary war over his health-care proposal and its cost. There was his day-to-day indifference to the views and hopes of the majority of voters regarding illegal immigration. And now the past almost 40 days of dodging and dithering in the face of an environmental calamity. I don't see how you politically survive this.

The president, in my view, continues to govern in a way that suggests he is chronically detached from the central and immediate concerns of his countrymen. This is a terrible thing to see in a political figure, and a startling thing in one who won so handily and shrewdly in 2008. But he has not, almost from the day he was inaugurated, been in sync with the center. The heart of the country is thinking each day about A, B and C, and he is thinking about X, Y and Z. They're in one reality, he's in another....

The disaster in the Gulf may well spell the political end of the president and his administration, and that is no cause for joy. It's not good to have a president in this position—weakened, polarizing and lacking broad public support—less than halfway through his term. That it is his fault is no comfort. It is not good for the stability of the world, or its safety, that the leader of "the indispensable nation" be so weakened. I never until the past 10 years understood the almost moral imperative that an American president maintain a high standing in the eyes of his countrymen.

Mr. Obama himself, when running for president, made much of Bush administration distraction and detachment during Katrina. Now the Republican Party will, understandably, go to town on Mr. Obama's having gone only once to the gulf, and the fund-raiser in San Francisco that seemed to take precedence, and the EPA chief who decided to cancel a New York fund-raiser only after the press reported that she planned to attend.

But Republicans should beware, and even mute their mischief. We're in the middle of an actual disaster. When they win back the presidency, they'll probably get the big California earthquake. And they'll probably blow it. Because, ironically enough, of a hard core of truth within their own philosophy: when you ask a government far away in Washington to handle everything, it will handle nothing well.

He was supposed to be competent. He was supposed to part the Red Sea. He was sold as the Messiah, after all. Alas he has proven to be the worst President this nation has ever witnessed and we are not even half way there yet.

How did this:

And this:


Turn to did you plug the hole yet, Daddy?:

Obama - the biggest lie ever told to America.


  1. I truly believe he knows exactly what he is doing. He'll sacrifice himself now to knock the country down to the same level as the rest of the world, knowing that history will look to him as the creator of the great "one world" society. The oil spill is helping him take the economy down. He'll keep saying that they've been on it since day one, but don't have the technology and point to BP to deflect blame. Everything he's done so far points to that.

  2. Slader - I certainly concede the possibility of your points here. We live in scary times....

  3. While I realize that the best and the brightest generally avoid going into politics, I continue to be amazed at the depths of imbecility that Chairman BaO has pioneered. I used to think that Al Gore was the stupidest man on earth. This vacuum skull is giving Al a run for the money. (Not that the rotund former VP can literally run, of course.)


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