Mark Steyn makes mincemeat of . . . well, I'll let him say it:
I don’t mind the union bruisers, Marxist social engineers and lockstep zombies of the Democrat identity-group plantations voting for Obama: They knew what they wanted, and they got it. But I find it harder to understand the preening metrosexual nincompoop ObamaCons besotted with fantasies about his “temperament” (mentioning no names). His “temperament” would seem to be one of his more obvious failings.Indeed. Obama's fifth-rate temperament and the notorious misreading of it by Christopher Buckley and company have been a bit of an obsession here. From last April:
Christopher Buckley was right: temperament matters in a president. But he couldn't have been more wrong in his assessment of Barack Obama's temperament, which has been marked by petulance, condescension, and a reflex to impugn the motives of anyone who disagrees with him. His demeanor often suggests a petty dictator rather than a statesman. And presidential temperaments have consequences.And he's a whiner to boot.
Note to ObamaCons and zombies: All is not forgiven.
I thought the big Obama backlash, when it came, would be fun. Turns out it's just . . . annoying, kind of like the feeling you get when you're on the beltway and you see car after car plastered with Obama-Biden stickers. Bloggers William Jacobson and Clifton B. are beyond annoyed and make short work of hope dope Jill Dorson, for whom the thrill is gone.That was January 2010. Obama hasn't shown us anything since then to change that assessment.
Former fan Christopher Buckley isn't feeling the thrill anymore, either. The first-class temperament and impressive writing talents never panned out; the former was a fantasy and the latter, most likely, a fraud. Barack Obama turned out to be precisely what the rubes thought he was -- a Chicago-style power-amassing politician with a head full of slogans, a socialist heart, and no relevant job experience. Toss in an astonishing degree of narcissism and behold what the Obama voters have wrought.
Mr. Buckley probably cringes at the sound of their names, but Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber read Obama like a book. They were exactly right and Buckley was as wrong as he could be. Writing some mediocre satire will not make things right. It's just . . . annoying.
Related: Obama wishes he had an easier job, like president of China
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