Disdain is the stain on Obama

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 at 8:57 am

How do you like a president who shows utter contempt for his opponent? How do you like a president who responds to criticism of his record with a snide blast at his opponent’s personal wealth?

The questions would be easier to answer if the debate were an exception. But it wasn’t. Numerous reports from the White House recently have Obama openly expressing raw “disdain” for Romney.

Worse, the Romney treatment is no exception, either. “Disdain” describes the feelings Obama expressed about many others during his term. His slams on opponents and critics as “greedy” and “unpatriotic” and “dishonest” cross a line most politicians don’t.

It’s odd behavior for a president, or anybody in public life. Even professional football players, who use physical pain to intimidate opponents, usually come away expressing mutual respect when the dust settles.

Is presidential politics more blood sport than the NFL? Or is Barack Obama just less respectful than your average jock?

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3 Responses to “Disdain is the stain on Obama”

  1. gkb on 24/24/12 at 12:02 pm

    I do not find Obama to be likable – guess it started with the Prof Gates and the Cambridge incident – Obama called the police or said they acted stupidly. Later, saw a photo during the beer summit – after a meeting w/ the Prof, Officer & Pres – they headed to the yard for a beer, Obama was struting down the steps & the Officer helped the Prof down the steps (the Prof is older & could looked to have some difficulty). Many other incidents.

  2. rich b on 25/25/12 at 3:16 am

    It’s not disdain that Omama feels and expressed for Romney. It’s envy pure and simple. Romney is everything Omama never was and never will be. Romney is a self-made man with true religious beliefs. Romney comes from a stable and loving home environment with an intact family. These are things Omama can never relate to.

    My guess (and I’m not alone here) is Omama is still mentally damaged from a single-parent upbringing and longs for the one thing he can never have – a Father. Omama resents everything Romney is and what he (Omama) will never be part of. More than one shrink has pointed out these obvious character flaws in the Omama mind. Toss in a little self-loathing due to his identity crisis because of being half black/half white and we end up with a seriously damaged man.

    In math two negatives make a positive. But in Omama’s case we end up with a double-negative and a lot of hate for whitey. And he can never claim to be truly black because of his not quite “in da hood” life.

    What we end up with is one hell of a mess!

  3. Boomerette on 25/25/12 at 9:25 am

    I’ve maintained for ages that he can’t help himself – he always defaults to pettiness and spite.

    “He’s really a nice guy,” is always added as an afterthought, as if a speaker being critical of Obama feels obligated to throw in something positive.

    I agree that his hostility to Romney is rooted in envy. Remember the dig in the second debate about his own pension not being as big as Romney’s?