A humbling video, a scathing indictment, and a possible Romney catch-phrase

Did Bill Clinton mean to paint Obama as so invested in himself that he is incapable of any finer feelings?  Bill’s a wily guy, so it’s entirely possible that, when he speak of dead SEALS being a bad outcome, not for the SEALS, but for Obama, he intended to make Obama look like the ultimate narcissistic political hack.  Many of us commented on Clinton’s statement at the time, but this video interview with Karen Vaughn, mother of fallen Navy Seal of Aaron Carson Vaughn, brings home the Obama calculus, one that is bounded by his own needs and no one else’s:

While we’re on the subject of Obama’s over-weaning self-involvement, Aaron Miller had an interesting discussion with his uncle, one that saw them trying to create a debate riposte for Romney that has the same power as Reagan’s ageless “There you go again.” I think Miller’s uncle may have hit upon something:

An uncle and I were discussing how Romney might get under Obama’s skin and force an error during the Presidential debates. He mentioned Reagan’s famous “There you go again” line and said Romney could use a similar rejoinder. His suggestion?

“It’s not all about you.”

If you go to Miller’s post, you’ll see other one-liners in the comments, but I don’t think any of them are as good as “It’s not all about you” — especially in light of Mrs. Vaughn’s dismay at the audacity of the Democrat ego.

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  • Libby

    How about: “We know. You tried.”

  • Charles Martel

    “You’re in over your head. Time for a man with a better head.”

  • Mike Devx

    I like “It’s not all about you”, which will tend to REALLY irritate Our Emperor Obama.   I think you would have to choose its use judiciously, however.   “There you go again” can be used three or four times per debate every debate.  “It’s not all about you” isn’t nearly as broadly useful.  But it’s still quite good.

    How about “…More ivory tower garbage”?  

    Spoken with the same regretful tone and shake of the head as “There you go again”.  You can follow it up on several fronts: What’s been coming out of our universities for the last fifty years has been total crap.  Or: Obama is just a university lecturer – he’s not even a professor! –  in over his head.  He never succeeded at anything before he became President, and he hasn’t succeeded at anything since he became President either.  You can look it up.  Before he became president, those few endeavors where he actually did try to get involved with the delivery of a community organizer program, they ALL ended up utter disasters, doing more harm than good.   You could make these points.  In over his head.  All theory, no practical record, ever, of any actual success.  And therefore all WRONG theory.


  • skullbuster

    He must find the right spot as when OBama points out an accomplishment and ask,  Did you build that?

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    Clinton was probably thinking of Somalia. It certainly did his PR in.