Obama’s seriously bad, worse than awful, completely dreadful week *UPDATED*

After providing amusingly snarky details, Charles Hurt summarizes:

So, in one week, Mr. Obama got caught whispering promises to our enemy, incited a race war, raised serious questions about his understanding of the Constitution, and then got smacked down over his proposed budget that was so wildly reckless that even Democrats in Congress could not support it.

It was as if you lumped Hurricane Katrina and the Abu Ghraib abuses into one week for George W. Bush. And added on top of that the time he oddly groped German Chancellor Angela Merkel and got caught cursing on a hot mic.

Even then, it wouldn’t be as bad as Mr. Obama’s week. You would probably also have to toss in the time Mr. Bush’s father threw up into the lap of Japan’s prime minister. Only then might we be approaching how bad a week it was for Mr. Obama.

UPDATE: Abe Greenwald provides the perfect coda to Bolt’s summary:

For Obama detractors, this week was the mother of all “told-ya-so’s”: the disaster predictions of his presidency made manifest; all the contents of 2008’s dire prophecies conjured into the real world. The brazen courting of international bad actors, the constitutionally unfeasible leftism, and the political illiteracy have been summoned at last in the space of a few days. You no longer need conservative pundits to paint a worrisome picture when you can just go to the videotape.

Worst of all is the clear, bright line connecting the health-care showdown and the Putin pander: Barack Obama’s casual indifference to democratic principle. That the healthcare overhaul was a federally enforced protection racket is no more relevant to him than Vladimir Putin’s aggressive anti-freedom agenda. Expedience means the state compels the people to do what’s in their best interest. No one said change is easy.

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    Bad for Obama and “worse” for America.

  • Libby

    Obama’s were all self-inflicted wounds. Abu Graib (bad soldiers, one night, already being prosecuted) and Katrina (huge hurricane exacerbated by local/state govt. incompetence) were awful events that were pinned on Bush by a media and Democrat party willing to do anything to destroy a president.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    People are so decadent these days that they have easily disengaged things that are “bad” for a US President from things that are “bad” for all Americans.


  • Danny Lemieux

    I predict that this is only the beginning of one, big narcissistic meltdown.

  • Charles Martel

    Danny, I hope your prediction pans out.
    If it’s any predictor of the antics to come, my Franks got a little drunk and out of control last night and raided the Orville Redenbacher warehouse at Poitiers.
    We have enough popcorn to last us well through November.

  • jj

    And he’ll still get millions of congenital halfwits to vote for him.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    You know what I think Obama is going to do? He’s going to implement the Core Contingency Plans after the election, whether he won or lost. That means from the election to January, Obama will be setting the stage so that any future administration won’t be able to do jack for at least another six months. That’s what happened with pants stuffing Clinton Administration officials when Bush took the reins.

  • Mike Devx

    Danny L says:
    > I predict that this is only the beginning of one, big narcissistic meltdown.

    I have to agree.

    I just ran across this video at Ace of Spades.  It’s not long, and by the end of it, Chrissie Matthers is just about in full narcissistic meltdown indeed!


    I’ve been trying to give the die-hard liberals a break.  Before 9-11 I had some number, maybe a lot, of liberal tendencies.  I like to think they’re as reasonable as I am.  That they might change.  That they might recognize that their political opponents (including me) actually have a point, whether we win the point or not.  But these guys… they can’t even see.  As what’s his name would have said in ‘The Princess Bride’ as to whether the Supreme Court might overturn ObamaCare: INCONCIEVABLE!

    And the odds are good that the Supreme Court is going to overturn the Individual Mandate (as, Constitutionally, they must).  And then, per proper procedure, the entire bill is void because for reasons only they know, the Democrats decided not to include a Severability Clause.

    ButI recognize it’s not INCONCEIVABLE that the Court will uphold ObamaCare, and it’s not inconceivable that Obama wins reelection either.  Unlike these committed liberals, I can envision in this America such things happening.


  • Mike Devx

    Obama’s bad week just might turn into a dreadful summer, due to:

    1. Gasoline and other energy prices going WAY up

    2. Stocks and bonds bubble collapse.  Are we in the middle of a big stock AND bond bubble, both of which might be about to collapse?

    This story was somewhat interesting, but the REALLY interesting parts for me were in the comments.  A lot of back and forth, but some of the most interesting comments were very alarming to me, relating evidence that we are in bubbles that could soon collapse, to the Fed and other countries’ fiat currency agencies having flooded the world market wtih all the tricks they could support.  It might just be something you could call “confirmation bias”, where I find the most significant comments are those that I agree with!  (The ones predicting meltdowns “soon”…)

    Anyway, whichever way you’re leaning economically, if you’re interested in the economic debate, you might also find the comments fascinating.


    If we are due for a collapse in both the stocks and bonds markets, the question is, will the Obama administration be able to keep it from happening before November???

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    Engineered collapse. People will then seek a Messiah. Conveniently, there’s one available.