Obama’s Shiny Quarter Problem

Does Obama suffer from ADHD? I remember listening to Bob And Tom here in the Triangle a few years ago, and there was some comedian singing a song about having ADHD, who would keep getting sidelined by distractions, such as a quarter. This reminds me quite a bit of Barack Obama, who seems to find everything that he doesn’t want to talk about to be a distraction. As Don Surber writes:  Any time he screws up, the criticism is a distraction from “the real issues,” whatever those are.

What are some of those distractions? (BTW, I am going to take a few of these from a The Weekly Standard article by Michael Goldfarb, which I ran across while searching for more distraction articles)

  • Obama Shiny QuarterObama on not having been to Iraq since 2006: “I don’t think John McCain or the Bush administration have a very strong argument to make about their foreign policy, so they’re going to try to come up with diversions or distractionsand not argue the substance,” Obama said.
  • Obama on Jeremiah Wright: Part of what I hope to do in this campaign and as president is to get us beyond these divisions that distract us from our common challenges and our common opportunities and move the country forward.
  • On going to war in Iraq: What I am opposed to is the attempt by political hacks like Karl Rove to distract us from a rise in the uninsured, a rise in the poverty rate, a drop in the median income – to distract us from corporate scandals and a stock market that has just gone through the worst month since the Great Depression.
  • Obama on race, gay marriage, abortion, and illegal immigration: We get distracted from solving problems such as health care, employment or the environment because of these divisions. It happens in every election, and it’s not just race. It’s immigration, gay people or abortion. There’s always one of these issues that crops up and prevents us from focusing on vital issues that this country’s long-term well-being depends on us solving.
  • Obama on Hillary attacking him: “And, you know, look, I come from Chicago, I know politics is hard, you know, it’s not for the faint of heart, I understand that,” Obama continued. “But when we end up involved in these constant distractions, these petty, trivial slash-and-burn, back-and-forth, tit-for-tat politics, so that we no longer talk about the things that the American people care about, that may be good for the television ratings, but it’s not good for you.”
  • Obama on politics: Real change has never been easy. . . . The status quo in Washington will fight. They will fight harder than ever to divide us and distractus with ads and attacks from now until November. – Barack Obama, Pennsylvania primary night speech 
  • On the “bitter” speech: In an interview with the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sen. Barack Obama admitted that his comments about residents of small towns in Pennsylvania being bitter about their economic situation and as a result clinging to guns, religion and anti-immigration sentiment “represented a distraction not just from his campaign message but also from Democratic efforts to overcome stereotypes that Republicans have exploited for decades.”
  • Obama on being distracted while being distracted: Yes, we know what’s coming. We’ve seen it already. The same names and labels they always pin on everyone who doesn’t agree with all their ideas. The same efforts to distract us from the issues that affect our lives by pouncing on every gaffe and association and fake controversy in the hope that the media will play along. The attempts to play on our fears and exploit our differences to turn us against each other for pure political gain – to slice and dice this country into Red States and Blue States; blue-collar and white-collar; white and black, and brown.

And the hit parade goes on and on. And on. And on. And will continue to go on, particularly if he is the Democratic rented mule. Now, we all know about Obama’s gaffes, some which are silly, and we all could make, and others which are whoppers. But, what does it tell you about Barack “the man who wants to be the leader of the world’s only remaining super power” Obama that he is not able, and is unwilling, to discuss issues that are important to other people? That everything that doesn’t come on his cue cards is a distraction? Everything that looks bad for him is handled as “eh, whatever.” For a man who is running primarily on his character, doesn’t paint a pretty picture when he cannot respond to critisism about his character.

If he wins the general election in November, will he call anything that is not important to him, but important to the American People, a distraction?

Essentially, the whole distraction thing is a way to distract from Obama’s pitiful record, his lack of governing knowledge, his extreme leftist viewpoints, and his poor character.

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One Response to “Obama’s Shiny Quarter Problem”

  1. dartcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    And Q-Tips Obamessiah and Hitlery Rotten Clinton are the best that the infamous SSP – SORELOSERMEN SOCIALIST PARTY came up with? Vive Operation Chaos and Majarushy!

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