Comments on: Sealing deadly court files, and Obama and his Cabinet Steven Brill Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:30:28 +0000 hourly 1 By: explorer08 Fri, 02 May 2014 01:47:21 +0000 I voted for Obama both times. However, now I think he just wanted to be president of the US and not much else. His personal objective was attained when he won the first election. He does not seem to have any other goals and objectives. The alternatives were horrid so I guess I would still have voted for him but, wow, am I ever disappointed. I wish, now, he’d spent several years in the Senate learning the ropes and then, perhaps, he might have been ready to actually be president. Oh well. Let’s look to the next batch of candidates. Maybe there is one in there who can actually…….lead.

By: COindependent Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:45:11 +0000 “Just as paranoids are occasionally on to something real, sometimes clichés have become clichés because they inescapably pop up to explain things accurately. In this case, the cliché is Obama’s aloofness: he’s too aloof from Congress, too aloof from most of his staff, and, yes, too aloof from his Cabinet to be an effective president.”

Relationships take effort, energy and time to develop. This POTUS has a history of not investing any effort in any initiative, other than his campaigns. Therefore, he has not relationship even with the leaders of his own party in Congress. (ACA was effectively written by Pelosi, Reid and a handful of others. The POTUS merely signed it.) Hardly ever, (if not, never) have you ever heard anyone describe this President has a “hard worker”–not in school, not during his days as a community organizer, surely not in his private law practice or as a law school professor, and not as POTUS. Hard work, and thus relationships, are not part of his constitution.

A narcissist, of which Obama personifies the extreme definition, has difficulty establishing and maintaining relationships. Therefore he is comfortable “using” people to achieve his goals, and has few reservations when “throwing them under the bus” to deflect criticism or when that individual is no longer useful.

We saw in the Hilary, and now the Kerry relationship (a poor use of the term) where the SOS’s effectively fly solo. Traveling constantly, offering the press visibility, with no defined agenda from the top. We see it in a President, as we speak, traveling the world, securing visibility, with a incessant volume of rhetoric, but few quantifiable results.

This serves to validate the “empty suit”, “big hat, no cattle” perception of this POTUS. In two years, he will return to Chicago and Hawaii, criticize the then current President and contribute little or nothing to society–but he will remain visible. Without visibility he will have little reason to exist. Bill Clinton was right–this guy is a facade.

By: desertares Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:44:11 +0000 This is the most powerful, secretive presidency I’ve ever seen, and that includes living under Nixon and George W. Bush. The defenders of this president are hypocrites beyond belief. Obama policies like drone killing and ad hoc executive orders that would have them foaming at the mouth, they shrug their shoulders and claim opposition to all Obama’s administration policies are racist. While Ukraine falters, Iran makes a fool of the US, Syria’s leaders continue mass murders of their own people, Russia seizes Crimea, MSNBC concentrates on a non-scandal involving a NJ-NY bridge. Which no one outside of NJ and NY cares about.