The Boo-Hoo Pulpit


Poor, poor, pitiful Barry:

Obama: ‘I’m Not the Caricature That You See on Fox News or Rush Limbaugh’

In some follow-up comments to his recent interview with the New Yorker, President Obama accused his conservative critics Rush Limbaugh and Fox News of painting him as a “caricature,” and suggested that those depictions are solely responsible for the gridlock in D.C.

When asked about his dealings with Congress, Obama had harsh words for his critics, saying he used to have “great relationships” with Republicans he worked, but now they simply won’t work together anymore because the Rush Limbaugh’s and Fox News’ informed conservative base will view it as betrayal. He stated:

The issue has been the inability of my message to penetrate the Republican base so that they feel persuaded that I’m not the caricature that you see on Fox News or Rush Limbaugh, but I’m somebody who is interested in solving problems and is pretty practical, and that, actually, a lot of the things that we’ve put in place worked better than people might think.

Teddy Roosevelt called the presidency a “bully pulpit”, not because it beat people up but because it commanded attention. To hear Barack Obama tell it, he just can’t get a fair shake.

Yep, the economy is booming, everyone is working, al-Qaeda is on the run, and we’re all saving a ton of money on healthcare insurance, but Rush Limbaugh and those lying bastards at Fox News have people convinced that everything is FUBARed with all their bogus reporting on phony scandals like Benghazi, the IRS, the NSA, Fast and Furious, Solyndra, Pigford, drone killings, and the usurpation of power.

The Hammer of Kraut tells it like it is:

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108 Responses to The Boo-Hoo Pulpit

  1. The Klown says:

    Keith Koffler:

    Let’s continue on our theme of pop psychology today, even though I promised to stop, and discuss one of the main reasons Obama wants to rule, to the greatest extent possible, from the Oval Office.

    Sure, contempt for Congress and the Constitutional process – as well as the absolute certainty that his motives and agenda are unquestionably right and just – all plays into it. But there’s another critical piece to this: Obama is, for a politician, a relative loner who doesn’t want to be bugged by members of Congress. Of either Party.

    He has no famous chums in Congress. He has few relationships of any sort with lawmakers. Really what he wants to do is make his decisions in the Oval Office, have a few meetings, give some speeches on college campuses and at high schools, and play golf. And then send Jay Carney out to talk about how Republicans are intransigent, politically motivated hacks who don’t even wear deodorant.

    Well, yes, the Congress was in fact designed to include people committed to principles and also worried about getting reelected. The trick is to use various carrots and sticks to get them to do you bidding.

    The grunt work of legislating is not for him. That’s why he passed through the Illinois legislature and the United States Senate leaving not a trace of evidence he was ever there.

    As I’ve mentioned before, I covered both the Clinton and Bush White Houses. Routinely, with each of them, there was line of cars on the West Wing driveway belonging to members of some committee or faction of Congress that had dropped by to meet the president. If they wanted the gathering to remain below the radar, they “snuck in” the side door, and then the camera guys who were always in a position where they could see the entrance there told us about it.

    With Obama, almost never. Nothing. No meetings. If you ask around on Capitol Hill, no phone calls either. Obama, expostulating about the uncooperativeness of Republicans, does nothing to get them to cooperate. It’s not in his character. And then he attacks them for his own paucity of results. He’s like a high school football player who never comes to practice and then whines that he’s warming the bench.

  2. votermom says:

    I wonder how many independents have started listening to Rush & watching Fox News because Obama keeps giving them shout outs.
    Really, very amateurish. The dictator I grew up under would just say “certain elements” and accuse them of “seeking to destabilize” with lies etc. that would get people paranoid without giving free publicity to the opposition.

    • Somebody says:

      Good pointers for dear leader VM!

      I love the way he claims he had these great relationships and that he worked with republicans, oh sure. Let’s see……the election is over, I won…..elections matter, I won. Oh wait maybe he meant he worked them over and he considers that working with them???

      I seriously doubt Rush’s listeners have had much increase, but Fox news has seen an increase according to ratings. My liberal sister recently started watching Fox……she complains about it, but she watches it. She’s always been a dedicated CNN watcher, but she decided to watch Fox because she wanted to find out what was going on…..that’s a direct quote.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I take Rush with me on my noon time walkies and find him highly entertaining with his rants (not limited to Obama and the Dems either). He likes to point out the hypocrisies of the media and administration too, (“unless Justin Beiber is forcing us to buy Obamacare, tanking our economy or making bad foreign policy decisions, why are you reporting on him all day?”).

      Then I remember the guy screaming at a Fox reporter “FOX LIES” over and over, when she asked what did they lie about, he only responded with the same ole Fox Lies mantra. That’s what Obama reminds me of because it’s never his fault he’s a crappy messenger or leader.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Crazy people feel the same way. “No one ever listens to me”. “Someone is saying bad things about me”. It’s classic. He’s just a high functioning ‘crazy’ afaik.

  3. The Klown says:
  4. The Klown says:

    I will not be watching the SOTU this year – I am saving my liver for the Super Bowl

    • DeniseVB says:

      Hopefully Vodkapundit will be drunkblogging it so I can read along. Those are always fun. A lady GOPer will give the response speech (McMorris?).

  5. The Klown says:
    • Jadzia says:

      Well, for once I agree with the VERY FIRST COMMENT to the Salon article which was, and I quote, “What an asshole.”

    • Jadzia says:

      I especially enjoyed the part where, after he describes how he tried to convince his wife to get a job so that he could better afford to pay for his mistress, he concludes that it is American women who are the REAL problem. God, why did I click on the link?

      • DeniseVB says:

        It was so bad I thought it was made up, it was dripping with misogyny man fantasy, almost written like fan fiction from some poor guy’s man cave in the basement.

    • elliesmom says:

      There’s a self-righteous bloviating blogger who admitted he cheated on his wife. While I believe that’s between the two of them and I have no idea if it cost him his marriage or not (I don’t care), it did change how I interacted with him. He was no longer was someone I needed to show respect. It wasn’t that he cheated. It was that he didn’t think it was any big deal. And he chose to share it with a large audience. If you’re the one who strays, it’s not your spouse’s fault. If you want out of a marriage, then get out. Put your house in order with the spouse you no longer want to be with. Make sure your children are OK. Then go looking for whatever you thought you were missing. But bringing someone else into the picture before you do that is all on you. My BFF’s husband cheated on her. They worked it out and stayed together. Which is fine if that’s what they wanted to do. I have said not one word to her husband about it. But he knows if anyone knows about what he did and the heartache he caused her, it’s me. Maybe someday I’ll let him off the hook, too, but not yet. And he knows that, too.

    • Constance says:

      I,I, I, Me,me, me I, I, I, women crap on me, all I ever do is try to help others………I, I, I,……….poor me, poor, me, poor, me……

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Love this from American Spectator on Ezra Klein, guess Bezos just wasn’t that into him…..

  7. The Klown says:
  8. fif says:

    Narcissism is incurable. Blame, blame, blame, whine whine whine. This was the guy who had magical powers that would transform EVERYTHING? Pathetic.

  9. DeniseVB says:

    Here’s the transcript of the Al Jazeera interview with the NYT editor, pretty compelling stuff about O’Breezy considering the sources 😀

  10. mothy67 says:

    This probably isn’t very funny but I am highly amused. My satanically possessed dog broke her tail chasing a squirrel. She is hands down the most difficult creature to have ever traversed the planet. If you have seen Marley and Me you can only begin to fathom the nightmare this mutt creates, She is a rescue dog that my 7 year old niece got for her birthday. Place was filled with adorable pups and yet she chose the one all by herself in a cage at the far end of the facility. There was a very good reason she was relegated to the far corners. Thing has eaten several remote controls and the sofa yep she ate a very expensive sofa. And no I don’t mean she nibbled the edges she actually ate the thing. Only redeeming quality is that she steals my mothers bras all the time and will run down the street with them. I confess it brings me joy to watch her in full shame give chase. Anyhow they have to amputate the tail and because tails are attached to spines it is not cheap. Funny thing is that I compromise my own health care opting for the cheap but for this annoying hound I just handed over my credit cards and said do what you need to do. Kind of like I never had a problem spending ten dollars for a glass of wine but three dollars for oj is outrageous.

    • elliesmom says:

      I love Marley. And I am a lot like your niece. Whenever I have gone to a shelter to choose a dog, I always gravitate to the one no one else is ever going to take home. After a few experiences with shelter dogs, Elliesdad put his foot down and said puppies only. That way if the dog turns out to be a holy terror, he knows who to blame, and I get no excuses. So I make donations to our local shelter, help wash the dogs and get them lookin’ good for others to adopt, and always come home empty handed. 😦

    • Somebody says:

      I hope your devil dog is OK mothy.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Thought this was an interesting dog story.

      “Salinas police dog attacks handler
      Updated Jan 23, 2014 10:05 PM
      SALINAS, Calif.
      Salinas police are investigating what caused a police dog to attack its handler.

      Investigators said an officer was driving when the dog attacked him from the back seat just after 6 p.m. near Stockton and West Rossi streets.

      The officer was able to pull over, get the dog under control and call for help.

      The officer was taken to the hospital with injuries to his face, hand and wrist. The dog was taken to a local kennel, where he is being monitored.

      Salinas police said the people who trained the dog will be looking into the incident and will determine if he needs to undergo more training.”

      How bad was the cop driving?

  11. helenk3 says:

    obamacare “D” day in the middle of March.

    wonder how he will explain this and who he will blame it on?

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’d like to take a closer look at Obama’s bundlers and fundraisers. How easy would it be to make up donor names and buy up several 35,000/plate fundraising dinner? Not to mention pay-to-play positions in the administration. Let’s see, off the top of my head, Oprah gets the Medal of Freedom, Michelle gets a free week in Maui.

      Straw donors are wrong and cheat the system. Ask John Edwards’ pals.

      • Somebody says:

        Don’t forget about all the small donors that don’t even need to be reported. Someone interested in helping him out could buy stacks of preloaded visa cards in amounts under the reporting limit, no accountability at all. I’m sure there are plenty of places here in the US that would help out with such purchases or if not there’s always his pals in the ME. Remember all of his small donors the campaign bragged about?

  12. DeniseVB says:

    Just how bad is MSNBC? This bad…..

  13. The Klown says:
  14. The Klown says:

    Home, home on deranged . . .

  15. votermom says:

    A good post on why the right needs to stop running away from so cons

    Let’s take but one issue that’s before the courts right now. Who is challenging Obamacare and on what grounds? Are the libertarians waging lawfare against it? Not effectively, but the Green family and the Catholic Church are. Who are they? Social conservatives. They’re fighting one of the most egregious assaults on personal liberty in a century, on religious freedom grounds. And they have the best standing chance of at least rolling back Obamacare’s attack on religious conscience — an attack, by the way, that libertarians mostly ignore. If they win, though, some measure of liberty will be restored — without the help of libertarians. Hm.

    More at the link

  16. The Klown says:

    Looks like I’m taking mom to Wally World this afternoon. If she’s making me go with her she must be buying a lot of heavy stuff, like detergent and cat litter.

  17. DeniseVB says:

    Let’s all help the First Lady wish OFA a happy anniversary ! /sarc

  18. helenk3 says:

    I know this is not really funny, but as ugly as that gear is , I would not wear it anytime I did not have to

  19. helenk3 says:

    shame they do not put as much effort into to building a database of backtrack’s illegal donors

  20. foxyladi14 says:

    Savages act better then them people. 😦

  21. helenk3 says:

    oh great….backtrack asking for suggestions on how to circumvent the Constitution.

    wasn’t he supposed to have taught Constitutional law?

  22. The Klown says:

    I have the BEST brother-in-law in the world! I ask his advice on a minor home repair and he shows up WITH the part and then INSTALLS it!

  23. votermom says:

    OT I just finished watching season 1 of Lilyhammer on netflix.
    Pretty funny,

  24. helenk3 says:

    just had an idea

    years ago the bars used to have foam bricks to throw at the tv, when howard cossell announced Monday Night football. A great fund raiser would be to sell these foam bricks to throw at the tv during the backtrack state of the union speech

  25. helenk3 says:

    backtrack sets up new white house political office to help dems in midterm elections.

    sounds to me like he wants complete control of just who gets help in the midterms

  26. DeniseVB says:

    Ok, who had Zimmerman to be sued by the AP in the recent “GZ tries to have a life” blog pool ?

  27. helenk3 says:


    supreme court sides with them against obamacare.

    Do not take on a nun, you will lose

  28. The Klown says:

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