The Cool Cat President

I don’t like Barack Obama. I don’t like anything about him. I don’t like his arrogance or his air of smug superiority. I don’t like his sense of entitlement. I don’t like his attacking his predecessor or his opponent, both of whom are decent human beings who aren’t carting around baggage that includes the likes of Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright.

Most of all, I am disgusted by the assumption that the only reason anyone would find his person or his politics repulsive is because of his race, whatever that happens to be. I mean when someone is apparently 50% white, 45% Arab and 5% black, just about anyone who disapproves of him could be labeled a racist by somebody.

Obama goes to the U.N., but, even with the Middle East and North Africa in flames, Iran racing towards a nuclear bomb and Europe in a financial meltdown, he is too busy attending fund-raisers to meet with any of the national leaders congregated in Manhattan. But he has time to go on The View and refer to himself — and the reason I don’t make these things up is because I simply lack the comic genius — as “eye candy.”

The thing that astounds me isn’t that I find Obama as obnoxious as I do, but that everyone doesn’t feel the same way about him. I mean he’s no longer a pig in a poke. He’s been in the Oval Office for four years, so he’s had plenty of time to make his mark. After all this time, our economy is as bad as it was when he was elected. In some ways, it’s worse. After all, thanks to all the dollars being printed by the Treasury and all the money we’ve borrowed from China and other creditors, our dollar is worth less than it was and our credit rating is at an all-time low.

I get that he’s supposed to be cool and groovy. That would explain why young people are infatuated with him. Being young typically means you lack wisdom and experience, and will be attracted to fool’s gold. It also figures that people who regard Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, David Letterman and Bill Maher, as cultural icons would respond to Obama’s shallowness. He is, as we well know, the sort of president that a teenager would be if they could elect one of their own.

After all, he’s always ready to party; to surround himself and Michelle with Hollywood celebrities; to run off and play a round of golf; and to go to any lengths to avoid the drudgery of actually getting things done in Washington. How is he any different from the typical teenager who will use any excuse to avoid doing his homework?

So it was that he let Pelosi and Reid handle the details of the trillion dollar stimulus. He let Congress go off the deep end with sequestration, thus gutting the military because he had other, fun, things to do to keep himself occupied. It’s so much easier to blame House Republicans than it is to work with them as his favorite mouthpiece, Bill Clinton, managed to do in the 90s in order to get a few things done.

Having said all that, what I don’t get is why any adult, including Democratic politicians, think he’s doing a swell job. For one thing, it was ObamaCare that cost Pelosi her majority in the House two years ago. Furthermore, you’d have to be on salary like Jay Carney in order to keep a straight face while insisting that Obama is a friend of Israel’s. Oh, I know that Obama says all the right things about our unbreakable alliance with Israel, but it is such obvious hooey, I have no idea who is supposed to believe it. On an open mic, Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy shared their opinion of Bibi Netanyahu, with Obama getting in the last word when he sulked, “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him even more often than you.”

What I fail to fathom is why with so many Jews in the House and Senate, not one of them ever stands up to Obama when he himself takes every opportunity to show his contempt for Israel’s leader, most recently begging off a meeting in New York because he had to visit the ladies on The View.

I mean, I understand that the Democrats are supposed to show unity with their Commandant, but when you get right down to it, Obama needs people like Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Henry Waxman, Brad Sherman, Frank Lautenberg, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Charles Schumer, far more than they need him. Most of them were there long before he arrived and they’ll be there, alas, long after he leaves. So what, aside from a complete lack of political backbone, prevents their speaking out?

If you ask them, they will tell you that they speak to him behind closed doors. It’s funny how that works, though. When Obama bad-mouths America or praises Islam, he does it openly for all the world to see. When he snubs or otherwise insults Prime Minister Netanyahu, he also manages to do that for the cameras. It’s only when Jewish politicians allegedly confront Obama that such an unlikely event is left to our collective imaginations.

Come to think of it, Obama, on another occasion, told Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to tell Vladimir Putin that after the next election, he’d be even more flexible in his dealings with Russia. However, after having already done his bidding by denying Poland and the Czech Republic a promised missile defense system and vowing to cut America’s nuclear arsenal, Putin must have been left wondering what more he could possibly expect. Paul McCartney’s autograph? An invitation to appear on “Dancing with the Stars”? A CD of Joe Biden’s goofiest gaffes?

It seems that if you want to get the truth out of Barack, you first have to fool the putz into thinking his microphone is turned off.

Finally, it isn’t true that Obama only went on The View in the hope of picking up a few more female votes. Rumor has it that after the election, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be stepping down, and Obama wanted to find out if Joy Behar would consider taking the job before offering the gig to Sarah Jessica Parker.

©2012 Burt Prelutsky. Comments? Write BurtPrelutsky@aol.com.

Author Bio:

Burt Prelutsky, a very nice person once you get to know him, has been a humor columnist for the L.A. Times and a movie critic for Los Angeles magazine. As a freelancer, he has written for the New York Times, Washington Times, TV Guide, Modern Maturity, Emmy, Holiday, American Film, and Sports Illustrated. For television, he has written for Dragnet, McMillan & Wife, MASH, Mary Tyler Moore, Rhoda, Bob Newhart, Family Ties, Dr. Quinn and Diagnosis Murder. In addition, he has written a batch of terrific TV movies. View Burt’s IMDB profile. Talk about being well-rounded, he plays tennis and poker... and rarely cheats at either. He lives in the San Fernando Valley, where he takes his marching orders from a wife named Yvonne and a dog named Angel.
Author website: http://www.burtprelutsky.com/
  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PPL2AXPXJMWPEJWFN34MPC5RNY terry

    IF OBAMA WAS WHITE,  WE CALL HIM WHITE-TRASH HOOSIER

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PPL2AXPXJMWPEJWFN34MPC5RNY terry

    OBAMA ISNT A COOL CAT, BUT A   COLD FISH.   HE DOESNT CARE ABOUT ANYONE
    BUT HIMSELF.  YOU CAN SEE IT WITH HIS EXCESSES, 100 ROUNDS OF GOLF, FANCY PARTIES, TRIPS, 6 WH CHEFS.  WHILE THE COUNTRY GOES DOWN THE DRAIN.  INCREDIBLE SELFISHNESS.  HE IS A CHARLATAN, HE PRETENDS HES INTERESTED AS IT IS REQUIRED, BUT HE’S NOT.  HE IS TYPICAL.  I WONDER IF A
    NUKE HIT THE U.S. WHAT WOULD HE SAY?  BOY, THATS A BIG HOLE.  SINCE
    BENGAZHI IS A BIG PROBLEN, DONT TELL THE TRUTH, ADD A BIG DIVERSION TO
    MINIMZE IT.  HOW ABOUT TALKS WITH IRAN THAT WONT HAPPEN, BUT THEY
    WILL GET HIM PAST THE ELECTION.  HE SHOULD RUN FOR KING OF HAITI.

  • brendan horn

    Burt, what I dislike the most about the president are the words that come out of his mouth. People say he is a good speaker. I disagree strongly. He is a practitioner of sophistry. He may be persuasive to people who are not really paying attention to the meanings of his words. I think people are more persuaded by his smile and the cadence of his speech than they could ever be by the meaningless words he speaks. On top of this, he is also a pathological liar. I hope Romney can call Obama on the lies he will spread about Afghanistan on Monday. The only thing Obama has achieved in Afghanistan is that he increased dramatically the monthly death rate of American soldiers. Keep up the good work in your criticism of Obama. 

  • Larry B

    Nowadays, it’s common for many commentators (some of whom I respect) to harken back to the Nixon Administration as the epitome of scandal.  They shouldn’t have to go back that far, when the “high crimes and misdemeanors” of the Arkansas mafia are in memory yet green. 

  • Larry B

    One of the reasons president Yo’ Mama is supported by the left is that they hate Republicans and Conservatives so much. The same thing happened with our impeached former president, and now he’s an honored “statesman.”

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Larry B: To some, perhaps.  To others, Clinton’s a slimeball and his wife is a harridan.

      If politicians hang around long enough, people tend to think kindly of even the least worthy of them.  Some found good things to say about Arlen Spector and will soon have good things to say about George McGovern and one day will even  stretch the truth beyond belief and lie about Jimmy Carter.

      Burt

  • Ernest

    Low-information voters get easily swayed.   Unfortunately,  biased mainstream media rules.   It’s the liberal PR group.   They made the man like a “Rock Star”.    He’s no different from teenage heart-throb who  can’t even sing well.  But to the fans, he’s the greatest.    

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Ernest: He is like a teenage heartthrob, but I can’t recall too many of them who had an 8-year run.

      His time has run out.

      Burt

  • NS Sherlock

    obammy is whatever the situation calls for. I believe he was even been Japanese Italian at one point.

  • Deny916

    “I don’t like Barack Obama. I don’t like anything about him. I don’t like his arrogance or his air of smug superiority.”  That just about sums it up perfectly for me!  Oh…and that huge fake smile gets on my nerves too!  Please let the nightmare be over SOON!!!!!

    Thanks for telling it like it is Burt!  I can always count on you!

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Deny: I just call ‘em as I see ‘em.

      Burt

  • A G Johnson

     “someone is apparently 50% white, 45% Arab and 5% black” – where does this information come from?  From a three different biographies that I have read, including one on Obama Sr., there is no evidence that Obama Sr. was mostly Arabic, and neither does any picture of this man suggest this.  Obama Sr.’s father was Muslim, but that does not make him Arabic. A G Johnson, Denver, CO

    • BurtPrelutsky

       AG:  Actually it makes him worse than Arabic.  How about 100% Marxist?  Is that fair?

      Burt

  • Joel Wischkaemper

    Mr. Romney got it!!!  Obama calls it a  record.. I would call it an Albatross.  If Romney can cool it and let Obama do the histrionics.. he is gonna win big.

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Joel: In the current political environment, it’s difficult for Romney to win big.  After all, there are about 20 states that would elect Benito Mussolini so long as he had a (D) after his name, and some of those states are quite large, including Illinois, New York, Massachusetts and California.  But any size victory for Romney would be huge because it would mean that the majority of Americans are not as dumb as door nails.

      Burt

  • venter

    You wrote what I’ve  been feeling for 4 years.  Like you I don’t understand what people are thinking,  This Obama comes to the table with no experience, no love of country.  He put us in greater debt with no plan for the future.   I believe most people voted for him because they were mad at Bush and because he is black (Morgan Freeman would disagree  with the latter).  Too bad, he should have been the first great black president and he is a failure for many reasons.  First reason SECURITY  without it you won’t have to worry about your money.  With what is happening in the mid- east, we have to ask who is watching over this great country, which includes whites and blacks who are all suffering.  His greatest fault is how he wants us  divided.   I believe with a country divided Obama will ‘ executive order’  in his  “changes ”  and leave us NO HOPE. 
    The polls give me hope  and Air Force ’1′  is looking forward to being put into moth balls !

    • BurtPrelutsky

       venter: Even before the first debate, I believed Romney would win.  After the two debates, I am more convinced than ever.  Never mind retiring Air Force One; it’s only Obama who needs to be put in moth balls.

      Burt

      • Chalah2

        I like your style, Bert!

    • Joel Wischkaemper

      He promised a different kind of chicken in every pot.  He promised a social peace, and that peace would have made minorities far more influential than they are now.  In turn, he made minorities important, and essentially divided the nation without uniting the country.  Soo.. has this country in this age, ever been NOT level for all groups.  In some cases, but some groups are telling us they are cheated daily, and were cheated in the past.  I don’t agree that they have been cheated today, and that cheating in the past is not clear at all. 

      The Social Peace Obama promised is gone.  Those minority groups are demanding their own society, and just exactly how that will work, in my opinion, is very not clear, and has the potential to be very ugly.

    • Ernest

      We got in to a hype that Obama is the “crossover” president who will further the cause of a society that ignores race, creed and social status.  I got high hopes in 2008 that Change is coming in a big way.   On the contrary, he was the instigator of racial divide, class separation and religious bigotry.    
      .  
      It’s beyond belief how so many are still in that make believe hope.   With all of liberal brouhaha, they make of something about nothing – Big Bird?, Binder?, Soup Kitchen?  Is that what they present to offset  Solyndra, Bengazi, Fast & Furious?  

  • G. Daylan

    Jewish suppost for Obama is a real mystery given his deferencel to Muslims and his public disdain for Israel.  I can only think that for almost all party members the success of the party is supreme over all.  That is too bad.

    • Wheels55

      Many of my Jewish family and friends are not Obama supporters as they are fiscally conservative and see his failure. Yet, the many Jewish folks I know who say they will vote for Obama just support whoever is on the demo ticket. Yes, it is too bad.

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Most Jews are Jewish because their grandparents were.  Their true religion is Marxism.  If more Christians were aware of this fact, it might finally end the needless confusion.

      Burt

  • Wheels55

    There are three kinds of people who like Obama as President: Those who vote Demo no matter what, those who get free stuff and want more from Obama, and those who liked him 4 years ago and just don’t know. Let’s help those who don’t know to learn the truth. I just turned at least two demos who didn’t know into Romney supporters.

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Wheel: If you’re having that much success, stop wasting your time here making comments.  Go forth and continue doing God’s work.

      Burt

    • Chalah2

      You go, Wheels55! Keep talking………..you’re doing swell.

  • CCNV

    “He’s been in the Oval Office for four years, so he’s had plenty of time to make his mark.”

    My guess is that he and Bo have been busy marking their territory for the past few years, as his entire presidency has been little more than a pissing contest. Is there any wonder why we will have to fumigate once the squatters leave?

  • Orejon54

    Obam is on a national level what John Lindsey was to New York City in the late sixties- a handsome charismatic incompetent who is oushing the country toward disaster.

    • BurtPrelutsky

       I agree, except the part where you call him handsome and charismatic.

      Burt

  • GlenFS

    Obama is doing his homework at this very hour… sadly the time is being spent on how he will lie about Romney’s character and spin his way out of all the lies he’s been telling since 9/11.  This rat has been cornered and I don’t expect Mitt to let him out of it.

    • Joel Wischkaemper

      And he ..is.. lying about Romney, but that is all he has.  Romney in the meantime, is poking the albatross around Obama’s neck, and defining his own position.  And Romney is clear: Obama has a whole bunch of dependent clauses.

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Glen:  Even the media is getting tired of Obama.  They didn’t mind his lying to us, but he made the fatal mistake of lying to them.

      Burt

  • Bruce A.

    Burt, I wish the President would spend more time on the golf course.  This keeps him distracted from doing his job which appears to be driving the USA off a cliff.

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Bruce–You’re right.  He put America on a tee and used his driver to send us off the cliff and onto the rocks.

      Burt