Recognizing and admitting that there’s a problem is the first step in recovery.

From Real Clear Politics, here are some of the things MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, along with Newsweek’s (and possibly soon to be Newsmax employee… heh heh) Howard Fineman said last night after Obama’s speech on how the oil spill is a great excuse to tax energy to death:

Olbermann: “It was a great speech if you were on another planet for the last 57 days.”

Matthews compared Obama to Carter.

Olbermann: “Nothing specific at all was said.”

Matthews: “No direction.”

Howard Fineman: “He wasn’t specific enough.”

Olbermann: “I don’t think he aimed low, I don’t think he aimed at all. It’s startling.”

Howard Fineman: Obama should be acting like a “commander-in-chief.”

Matthews: Ludicrous that he keeps saying [Secretary of Energy] Chu has a Nobel prize. “I’ll barf if he does it one more time.”

Matthews: “A lot of meritocracy, a lot of blue ribbon talk.”

Matthews: “I don’t sense executive command.”

Not that it wasn’t apparent years ago, but these guys just outed themselves big time as the most gullible, swayed by all emotion instead of substance, dingbats in the media.

When has Obama ever exhibited “executive command”? When has he ever done anything except expect us to be impressed by academic & political credentials over real world experience? When has he ever demonstrated that he’s a problem solver instead of just a problem creator? When has he ever consistently “aimed” at anything other than power and money grab opportunities? Last night’s speech was even more evidence of that.

Hell, just days before the oil spill he was opening up more areas to offshore drilling, and now instead of using the accident as a catalyst to open up ANWR and other non-deepwater areas to drilling where an accident like this could have been capped long ago, Obama shut down all offshore drilling operations, potentially costing thousands and thousands of jobs, and then went on television last night telling us not to worry because these people will all soon be hired within a matter of years to build solar panels, windmills and electric cars. Whew! Economic crisis averted!

What Obama didn’t say, even though he speaks of “green jobs” often, is that nobody can even decide what the definition of a “green job” is.

Back to the reactions of Matthews, Fineman and Olberman… this is sad… it’s like watching kids who have been waiting for some X-Ray glasses they ordered from a comic book running to the mailbox, opening the package, and realizing they’ve been had:

Update: Et tu, Katie?

Update II: Robert Reich jumps from the Hope train.


5 Responses to “Obama Makes Olbermann Grimace, Drives the Final Tingle from Matthews, Leaves Fineman Looking for the Leader That Never Was”

  1. Nanny on June 16th, 2010 1:12 pm

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    You lib MSNBC goons are turning on the "One" – AGGGHHHHhahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahhahahahahahhahahhahahahahahhahahhahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahahh!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. EL Cholo on June 16th, 2010 1:28 pm

    Obama is a big eared Tonto. How could that man be elected president.

  3. Philip Boucher on June 16th, 2010 1:03 pm

    He is like a child who somehow was put in charge of the adults but none of the adults he is supposed to lead respect him. So he turns to the other children (us) only to find that we too no longer respect him.

    Although he is the POTUS, he just can't get out of the "speaking truth to power" mind set. This is exactly like Hugo Chavez who continually blames his own incompetence on his various "disloyal and incompetent" ministers on his Sunday TV show. Lucky for us, we are not Venezuela.

  4. Nanny on June 16th, 2010 3:37 pm

    If we don't get out and vote in November that is exactly what this country will look like – Hugo's Haven.

  5. Philip Boucher on June 16th, 2010 2:21 pm

    BP has just agreed to contribute $50 billion to an independent escrow fund to be managed by Kenneth Feinberg. The government has no power to force a private company to do this which makes me even more suspicious of BP being in collusion with the government than I was before.

    Remember, BP was one of the first to sign on to Cap and Trade, were the biggest contributors among oil interests to Obama's campaign, are the biggest investors in "alternative energy" and were the ones who struck a deal with Libya for oil contracts in exchange for the release of the Lockerbie bomber.

    And then there is the curious tactic by Obama of sending the BP White House meeting invitation to the BP chairman and not the US CEO thus isolating the CEO as the bad guy.

    As much as I hate government intrusion into free markets, I am really suspicious of BP in all of this. Is it possible that the oil spill was an act of sabotage? Is that being investigated? As easy as it is to attribute my question to my being a conspiracy nut, isn't this akin to finding a bullet-riddled body of someone's wife with a big insurance policy where you automatically suspect the beneficiary husband first? Let's ask the question!

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