Sunday, January 25, 2009

His Royal Coolness

Much has been made of our new president’s ulta-hipness, his “cool”; I beg to differ.

Obama’s coolness is nothing more than the cheaply-bought self-esteem and easy complacency that he acquired upon experiencing the singular good fortune of riding in the deluxe coach of a sealed gravy train from the community organizing racket to the White House. He’s already showing an unusual amount of snappishness as he is forced to uncurl himself from his mental fetal position and face the stress of dealing, not only with a dangerous world, but with a not entirely doting press.

And remember: one component of coolness is savvy, a basic (but above-average) level of intelligence that, among other things, helps you - and your posse- to avoid situations that splash your rep with unwanted hilarity.

5 comments:

JeffS said...

"...cheaply-bought self-esteem and easy complacency..."

Is that what it is? And here I thought it was smugness slowly morphing into arrogance.

TW: plishonk. "Please honk if you think Obama isn't cool." HONK HONK!

JeffS said...

Sorta, kinda on thread, as Obama's coolness and hopeyness has been challenged.

And Biden was waaaaaaaaayyyyyy off; it took only 6 days, not 6 months.

RebeccaH said...

What disturbs me the most is the growing sense of entitlement I perceive in him. "I won." He should have dropped trou and mooned them, it would have been just as mature.

TW: shmothr: How Michelle runs Barry's life.

JeffS said...

That's another aspect of this "Messiah" schtick, Rebecca. If Obama believes his own spin, we'uns is in trouble.

richard mcenroe said...

I've had bosses like this, arrogantly assuming they are entitled to authority and prepared to wreck the organization rather than acknowledge their own incapacity.

TW: comensua: begin in bad latin: "letta da bloodletting commensua!"