WASHINGTON, August 12, 2014 — There was a time when the men who ran America were what were once called “men’s men.” Yes, it meant that they drank whiskey, smoked cigars and might have chased women. Or they could if they wanted to. Which is not to take away from the great women who have been leaders of this great Nation, and there have been plenty. We are talking about men here.
Our president drinks beer, sneaks cigarettes when FLOTUS is not looking, rides a bicycle in mom jeans like an old librarian, and has created more tabloid headlines about his dalliances with men than with women. Everyone knows that tabloid’s have no use for actual evidence, but it’s interesting that the idea of Obama stepping out on Michelle with a woman seems far-fetched even for tabloids. I wonder how that would play in Russia?
Hillary Clinton is much more of a hawk than President Obama. Everyone knows that. And to paraphrase Spy Kids, “Dude, she’s a girl, your going to lose.”
The former secretary of state recently criticized the president for his refusal to aid rebels in Syria with the trenchant observation, “Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.” Obama has used that line with aides and reporters to underscore and explain his reluctance to inject the United States into messy foreign conflicts.
Now Clinton is hoping to “hug it out” with Obama tonight on Martha’s Vineyard.
On “The Daily Rundown” on MSNBC, Charlie Cook of The Cook Political Report says small town voter dissatisfaction comes from President Obama’s metro-sexualness.
“Small towns — states with a large small town rural populations, Democrats in general, the president has had a really hard time,” Cook said. “I mean, we have kind of a metrosexual president … that doesn’t go over well in the small town. And it’s just cultural. It is what it is.”
John Oliver, who is an avowed liberal, mocked him for his “reluctant tone” — as identified by media reporters — before going into battle against ISIS
“Ah, yes, reluctance — it’s always been the best tone for leaders to use when inspiring troops before battle.”
“Who can forget Henry V’s immortal words: Once more into the breach, dear friends! Unfortunately. Because obviously, everyone would prefer not to go into the breach. Even by breach standards, this breach is ghastly. Look, we all hate breaches, but we’re going into this one. We don’t have to like it, we just have to get this shit over with. Who’s with me? Charge! Charge!”
And then there is the baseball pitch (in those mom jeans, or britches, of his)
Then there is this comparison. Our president being mocked on twitter by Deputy Prime Minister of Russia. Head of the Military-Industrial Commission. Special Envoy of the President. PhD, Dmitry Rogozin
We have different values and allies pic.twitter.com/aJ1312jJNx
— Dmitry Rogozin (@DRogozin) July 31, 2014
Alas, what is a president to do?