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President Obama tells John Conyers that he is demeaning him

December 8, 2009

  Democrat representative John Conyers received a call from the president in which he was informed that he was “demeaning” the president by opposing Obama’s healthcare reform bill and the surge in Afghanistan.

“[Obama] called me and told me that he heard that I was demeaning him and I had to explain to him that it wasn’t anything personal, it was an honest difference on the issues.

  The president has faced increasing pressure and criticism from the left and while it has been extremely fun to watch, and I have enjoyed it immensely, this latest example is a perfect example of a fault in the Barack Obama presidency.

  When a person disagrees with a policy of the president’s he immediately assumes, or claims, that it is a personal attack and not a legitimate difference of policy opinion.

   This is either a personality flaw of Obama’s– where he needs the reassurance that he is still loved and that he needs people to constantly prop up his ego– or it is political strategy– he tries to marginalize those that disagree with him by claiming policy differences are based on a dislike of the president ant are therefor not legitimate.

  If it is the former, he could probably benefit from a little therapy. He is a little to thin-skinned to be president. If it is the latter,  I find it pretty arrogant of the president to think that his policies are so wonderful that the only reason a person could oppose them is because they have a personal dislike for him.

   I think that it is most likely a combination of the two but no matter the reason, it is unbecoming and beneath the office of the president.

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. LD Jackson permalink
    December 8, 2009 8:59 pm

    Our current President is a far cry from George W. Bush. I may not have agreed with Bush on a lot of things, but the cowboy from Texas at least had some principles about him. He also did not seem to take himself all that seriously. I can’t say the same for President Obama. Do you reckon therapy would do him any good?

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    • December 9, 2009 5:43 am

      I don’t think that it would, as Dominique said, you have to want to get help. Plus, the first step in getting help is admitting that you have a proble. I don’t see that happening.

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  2. December 8, 2009 10:43 pm

    I think this is nothing more than Chicago style politics. He will do whatever he has to, in order to intimidate or coerce (?) people to “follow” him.

    I can’t wait till we have a president with some serious backbone. Lt. Col West would be a breath of fresh air compared to Obama!

    Larry – No. I don’t think therapy would help Mr. Obama. You have to want to change in order for therapy to work.

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    • December 9, 2009 5:45 am

      True, there is quite a bit of Chicago style politics going on in Washington now. That is the system he was raised in, so it isn’t surprising that he brought his thuggery to the White House.
      Go Col. West! Do you know if he had a primary yesterday?

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  3. December 9, 2009 1:56 am

    LOL, thats awesome!!!

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  4. December 9, 2009 6:46 am

    Do not underestimate the ego of “the one” – it is bigger than the moon!

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  5. December 9, 2009 1:41 pm

    Egotistical… Narcissistic… Barack Hussein Obama

    Look em up, no definition, just a pic of the Socialist in Chief…

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  6. December 9, 2009 2:45 pm

    Like you I believe it is a combination of both. Barack is narcissistic and very egotistical as Fred says, and also a very astute politician, but one guided more by idealogy than public popularity, a dangerous contradiction in a leader.

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    • December 10, 2009 5:42 am

      True, I really do believe that he is willing to be a one term president if he is able to accomplish his goal of radically changing America.

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  7. maddmedic permalink
    December 9, 2009 6:03 pm

    Thin skinned nutless girly man…..Thats our Obama!!!

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  8. December 10, 2009 11:53 pm

    I thought Conyers was a company man? Wasn’t it he that said the “powers that be” told him to lay off an ACORN investigation?

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