NY Times: Obama ‘weary of the obligations of the White House and less concerned about the appearance of partying’

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Of course not weary enough to resign. That might take some effort.

In a summer when the president is traveling across the country meeting with “ordinary Americans” under highly choreographed conditions, the Rome dinner shows another side of Mr. Obama. As one of an increasing number of late-night dinners in his second term, it offers a glimpse into a president who prefers intellectuals to politicians, and into the rarefied company Mr. Obama may keep after he leaves the White House.

Stupid people often want to be in the company of intellectuals so they can feel somewhat intelligent. Obama makes the case.

Sometimes stretching into the small hours of the morning, the dinners reflect a restless president weary of the obligations of the White House and less concerned about the appearance of partying with the rich and celebrated. Freewheeling, with conversation touching on art, architecture and literature, the gatherings are a world away from the stilted meals Mr. Obama had last year with Senate Republican leaders at the Jefferson Hotel in Washington.

A guy who famously babbled “you didn’t build that” can talk architecture? Please.


10 Responses to “NY Times: Obama ‘weary of the obligations of the White House and less concerned about the appearance of partying’”

  1. Redwine on 15/15/14 at 2:43 am

    The bars in the photo become him. They should be made of steel, and the space around him should be severely limited.

  2. John on 15/15/14 at 8:14 am

    Who will want to hang out with him once he leaves office and no longer has the power and trappings of the Office of the President? He has been a failure in office, never accomplished anything, never had a real working job, hardly ever shows up for the job he has; can’t speak without hemming and hawing incessantly unless it is something prepared; and isn’t particularly charming or interesting in person as he is a terrible narcissist and only is interested in himself. I see a long future sitting in the Presidential Outhouse/Library (made in Nebraska) trying to sell the last copy of one of his books..

  3. Masturbatin' Pete on 15/15/14 at 8:35 am

    A guy who famously babbled “you didn’t build that” can talk architecture? Please.

    A Faustian bargain perhaps, but I would trade having history judge Obama’s presidency a success if we could puncture the myth that Obama is an intellectual, “legal scholar,” or renaissance man of any stripe. He’s none of these. He’s a jargony bullsh!t artist, and both the selective colleges and Reddit are lousy with them.

    People will listen to Obama hold court at dinner parties because he’s the president, and you shut up when the president is speaking. But this is a “legal scholar” who has published no legal scholarship, an intellectual who doesn’t understand how car insurance works ( http://hotair.com/archives/2010/02/26/obamateurism-of-the-day-218/ ), and a world traveler who neither speaks a foreign language nor plays an instrument. He’s a fraud, and it’s nice to see that at least some people are starting to see that the emperor is strolling around nude.

  4. Jonathan Silber on 15/15/14 at 8:38 am

    “…a president who prefers intellectuals to politicians..”

    No, he prefers celebrities and rich people, not intellectuals, to politicians: whatever his own intelligence, he appears to avoid the
    company of intelligent, well-informed people, especially
    those hold views he doesn’t share. And though he’s attended fancy schools, he shows no sign of being well educated.

  5. Henry on 15/15/14 at 11:11 am

    “Weary of the obligations of the White House” ???
    He never bothered to accept those obligations. He has not lived up to the oath of office. “Faithfully execute the office of President of the United States”? Maybe he thinks that “execute” means to kill it off. “Preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of theUnited States”? Maybe he thinks “preserve” means to seal it up and put it on a shelf, and never allow anyone near it.

  6. Brawndo The Thirst Mutilator on 15/15/14 at 6:29 pm

    Beavis and Butthead say err and uhh and ahh…not the smartest human being evar to walk the face of the earth.
    The teleprompter czar and ghost speech writer are very busy under SCOAMF.

  7. Blacque Jacques Shellacque on 16/16/14 at 4:19 am

    …he appears to avoid the
    company of intelligent, well-informed people,…

    Can’t blame the guy, really, because then he’d be the stupidest person in the room.