January 29, 2010
Seriously, if the MOST FUCKING POWERFUL JOB IN THE FUCKING WORLD bores you after just one fucking year on the fucking job, then what in the fuck fuck fuckity fucking the fucking fat Fellowship Females at the nearest think tank do you fucking want? Fill in for Oprah? The New Slapchop Endorsement Guy? Writing a book? The most powerful man in the fucking world giving up after a setback? Seriously?!? Is this who we fucking the funeral fluids of fucking FAIL have running the fucking show? Jeebus fucking goatse giggling the newfish in the shower fucking Cheerist! What the fuck? This guy has everything at his disposal, and he is bored?
By mid-2006, Majority Leader Harry Reid "sensed his frustration and impatience, had heard rumblings that Obama was already angling to head back home and take a shot at the Illinois governorship," write Mark Halperin and John Heilemann in the new book Game Change. Reid knew "Obama simply wasn't cut out to be a Senate lifer."
According to the book, the majority leader invited Obama to his office for a talk. "You're not going to go anyplace here," Reid told Obama. "I know that you don't like it, doing what you're doing." Reid suggested Obama run for president. Obama had been a senator for all of 18 months at the time. Soon after, he was off and running.
What drove Obama was not just ambition, although he is certainly ambitious. As he became frustrated in each job, Obama concluded that the problem was not having the power to do the things he wanted to do. So he sought a more powerful position.
Today he is in the most powerful position in the world. Yet he has spent a year struggling, and failing, to enact far-reaching makeovers of the American economy. So now, even in the Oval Office, there are signs that the old dissatisfaction is creeping back in.
At a Jan. 17 Martin Luther King Day event at Washington's Vermont Avenue Baptist Church, Obama brought up the fact that many people see him as almost preternaturally calm. "I have a confession to make," Obama said. "There are times I'm not so calm ... when progress seems too slow ... when it feels like all these efforts are for naught, and change is so painfully slow in coming, and I have to confront my own doubts."
Obama said it to be inspirational, but the fact is, in the past, that's when he looked for a new job.
Oh, and how do you fucking lefties fucking feel, knowing that the empty suit you helped push into power is this fucking weak that he won't push for the fucking goals he and you share? How the fuck do you Congressional Democrats feel, knowing that the fucking leader of your party will leave you to twist in the wind and hope that those lobbying jobs he is promising you when you lose this November do come through while you fight for a guy who will run away the moment somebody punches back? Doesn't fucking feel good, does it? Doesn't really make you want to fight for him, history books be damned, does it? How the fuck does it feel to have pushed this guy, who was the fucking projection of your fucking hopes, utopian dreams, and absolutions for your real and prerceived sins and guilts, only to realize a fucking emo kid who will just curl up when things go hayfuckingwire and you want somebody to advance your goals is in charge?
Good fucking Gaia with a groundhog grief! I have no problem with ambitious people. But I at least want the person to have a fucking idea of what to fucking do once they achieve their goals and how to move forward after a setback. If Obama didn't realize that all of the fucking power in the world couldn't accomplish some sort of vague goals outside of being the Awesome Messiah who will save the world by virtue of the aura surrounding him solving everything, and not having a backup plan, then he is a fucking idiot. And if he can't handle a legislative setback, then what the fucking hell is he going to do if/when that 3AM call happenss?
And what the fuck is worng with a guy who can't handle failure? Failure, or more precisely, responding to it, is what made America great. *Cue Battle Hymn of the Republic* Did we fucking quit when problems arose on the Oregon Trail? Did we fucking quit at Valley Forge? Did we fucking quit when banks failed in the past, when crops failed, when rain didn't come? And did we quit when other failures happened? Did Grant or Sherman quit? Did the Roosevelts quit? Did Lincoln or Grant? Did Churchill, Reagan, Thatcher, Truman, or Andrew fucking Jackson quit? And did Slick Willie quit after a setback? Fuck and No! They all learned their lessons, and plowed ahead (well, Clinton also plowed an intern or four, but that's another story). Hell, our fucking National Fucking Anthem is based on a fort under attacking not quitting. And no fucking politician worth his or her salt just simply curled up and quit and went away without revising and refocusing their career (see Palin, Sarah), which it appears Obama may be doing.
Shit set alight in the cooler, maybe Hillary was indeed the bigger man in the race after all. She at least knew how to deal with setbacks, humiliations, disappointments, and the like. How fucking sad is it that I just wrote that?
Essh. If Obama is bored already, then what are the next three years going to be like?
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