Or maybe he's just a Mommy's boy
Posted by aogMonday, 20 April 2009 at 22:07 TrackBack Ping URL

Right Wing News laments President Obama getting trash talked by another Latin American thug. Now one could postulate that Obama puts up with this because he’s anti-American, or a hard core Leftist, or some other ideological reason, and there’s certainly good evidence for that. But I think it’s because, for the first time, Obama is encountering people who don’t care what he thinks and make no effort to placate him and he just doesn’t know how to deal with that. There’s no deference, and no “fixer” to make things better and without those props Obama has no response mechanism.

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erp Tuesday, 21 April 2009 at 07:17

Kinda like a puppet?

Annoying Old Guy Tuesday, 21 April 2009 at 07:59

No. I have met real people who, for various reasons, simply could not grasp the concept of others simply not caring what the person thought. You see a weaker form of this in the standard “let’s talk” attitude of the MALists, the idea that any disagreement (such as with, say, the Iranian mullahocracy) can only be because they don’t understand. The idea that they do understand and just don’t care is out of bounds. I think Obama, because of his background, suffers from an extreme form of this.

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