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Tuesday morning, a peculiar announcement trickled out of the White House press office: President Barack Obama would be holding a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston bombings. At the White House. By himself. No press or other intruders allowed. Except the White House photographer.

That Obama assumed Americans would want an iconic photo of him privately mourning the victims of the bombings was emblematic of a kind of hubris that has enveloped the president and his White House as the president commences his second term.

Hubris in a leader is an obnoxious thing, leading to imperiousness in governing. And it’s also a dangerous thing for a second-term president, often spelling trouble.

Unfortunately, this president’s acts of high handedness and self-absorption have been accumulating in the past several months at a blistering pace.

Even as the nation’s workers wilted under a struggling economy and high unemployment, Obama decided to take two round excursions to Hawaii at taxpayer expense over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Just six weeks later, he jetted down to Florida for a luxury four-day golf vacation where he played with Tiger Woods. Meanwhile Michelle Obama also took another vacation, skiing in Colorado.

Even as the sequester began to force those who work for him in the federal government to take furloughs and government services were scaled back – including, famously, the White House tours – Obama stepped up his golf, roaring out of the White House in his motorcade three Saturdays in a row for the 50-minute round trip drive to the Joint Base Andrews course.

In a true Marie Antoinette moment, Obama offered to pare back his pay by five percent as a show of empathy for those being furloughed. At annual salary of $400,000, that would force him to get by on a meager $380,000, in addition to a couple of hundred thousand extra dollars he can probably expect to make this year from book sales.

He had Memphis soul music legends throw a command performance for himself and the first lady in the East Room. He commended California’s attorney general for being the hottest of all the state AGs. He gave himself an exclusive viewing in the White House theater of the Jackie Robinson biopic, “42.”

On Saturday night, he’ll be partying with journalists and their celebrity guests at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association bash.

All while the nation continues to suffer under his stewardship of the economy.

When gun legislation he backed failed to pass last week, he threw an epic hissy fit in the Rose Garden, proclaiming his opponents liars who thought “it wasn’t worth it” to protect kids from gun violence.

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Obama is already giving off that “L’etat, c’est moi” vibe, effectively legislating from the Oval Office.

He is picking and choosing which laws to enforce - like deciding not to deport certain groups of immigrants who would have been protected by the failed Dream Act and opting not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act.

This could be just the beginning. He vowed last week, as he has in the past, to advance his gun control agenda on his own. “Even without Congress, my administration will keep doing everything it can to protect more of our communities,” Obama said.


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CyrustheVirus
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Over the course of his presidency, there have been many instances where I thought "Surely, his voting block is going to be upset about what is going on" but not only are they not upset, they are happy about what he is doing.

The circumstances talked about in this article are going to get my hopes up again, but I know I will be let down again.

#WakeupAmerica






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Beer Bryant
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Allah loves him some Barack.





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CajunAngele
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I am somewhat shocked Politico did this story.

Re: Obama's 'moment of silence' narcissism...




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Beer Bryant
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Yeah, I was surprised also that Politico did the piece.






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CITWTT
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That last one is simply great given his conversion to the pro-gay marriage camp last year leading up to the election. The idea that San Francisco spends tax money on Mr Healthy Penis is hilarious.





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CajunAngele
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The circumstances talked about in this article are going to get my hopes up again, but I know I will be let down again.


I know...right. I know exactly what you mean. It seems every so often the MSM print a telling article about him in complete TRUTH and there is actually some HOPE something will happen and Obama will stop sitting idle while America drowns. Then they return to their idol worship of him. Go figure.

Another example...

White House in Full Retreat as FAA Sequester Stunt Backfires - Guy Benson

But somehow the Obamessiah will still be the Obamessiah; even if he committed murder on live television...






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Beer Bryant
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I like the teleprompter. Even in a "moment of silence" he needs it.





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It reminds me of this:
To Honor Neil Armstong, Obama Posts Photo of Himself









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CajunAngele
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The playgirl magazine above the horse in a picture frame; in the one, is comical.






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Sid in Lakeshore
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Politicians gonna politic





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Amateur night compared to this one from 2008.

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Sid in Lakeshore
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Layabout


Did you see all the animals getting their heads blown off? Hillarious.






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The circumstances talked about in this article are going to get my hopes up again, but I know I will be let down again.


I've been saying since the night of Nov. 6th: Obama's not the problem. He's merely a symptom.






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GumboPot
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I can't believe that politico is coming out with this kind of opinion piece. I guess they realize that the liberal base doesn't do much political reading so they have to appeal to right wing base to gain readership.





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Layabout
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Did you see all the animals getting their heads blown off? Hillarious.


Every time I look at it I find something new. Somebody had a lot of time on their hands.






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He's easily one of the worst presidents during my time on earth and definitely has the least work ethic of any president ever.





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