Is Obama lazy?

Sunday, September 20, 2009
For a week the news has been trumpeted far and wide that Obama was making five appearances on the Sunday talk shows. During that same week the ACORN scandal has been growing, culminating in the House and Senate, as well as numerous State governments, stripping ACORN of their funding.

Was there ever any doubt that Obama was going to be asked about ACORN at sometime during his Sunday media blitz? It was, and on ABC this was his answer to the inevitable question:

STEPHANOPOULOS:  How about the funding for ACORN?

OBAMA:  You know, if -- frankly, it's not really something I've followed closely.  I didn't even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money.

STEPHANOPOULOS:  Both the Senate and the House have voted to cut it off.

OBAMA:  You know, what I know is, is that what I saw on that video was certainly inappropriate and deserves to be investigated.

STEPHANOPOULOS:  So you're not committing to -- to cut off the federal funding?

OBAMA:  George, this is not the biggest issue facing the country.  It's not something I'm paying a lot of attention to.

The answer to this type of question had to be carefully prepared for by him and his staff. It had to have been a question they spent a considerable amount of time practicing answering.  None the less, could Obama have sounded any more absurd and disingenuous?

Was that the best they could do? Is Obama too simply too bored by such minutia to be bothered, or maybe he figures us little people just flopped off the back of a turnip truck and will buy his nonsense? Whichever, it is hard to believe he took his preparation for the question seriously.

The more I watch him, the more I begin to think he might be the laziest President we've ever had.


chuck said...

I think lazy covers a lot of his visible defects. It accounts for his remarkable ignorance despite attending Columbia and Harvard, his lack of legislative accomplishment despite spending 11 years as a legislator, and the current mess in congress where Democrats wander around bumping into walls while waiting for a bit of guidance. Not that I consider the latter a bug, it's a feature.

Skookumchuk said...

Yes, it is laziness, but it is also arrogance and the certainty that the MSM - while now being forced to question him - will not really take him to task for any of it. Not yet anyway. Monday is another week.

PatriotUSA said...

Perhaps the laziest. Surely BHO is
racing to the top of the dung heap for the worst, most dangerous, appeasing, cowardly, ignorant and arrogant president this country has ever had. He is right up there with Jimmy the 'dhimmi' Carter.

His answers were pathetic at
best, and made him sound totally detached from the situation surrounding ACORN. We know he
is not. We do have more pressing
issues at hand. Obama is trying
to deflect attention away from
ACORN and any linkage to him
or his corrupt adminsitration.
The MSM media will save the really
tough questions for those nasty
domestic terrorits that hang out
at those horrible rallies and tea

Knucklehead said...

Are we going to see a Night of the Long Knives or will they just downplay this, hope it gets swept under the rug, and then bring back the brownshirts under some other banner?

ambisinistral said...


I doubt there will be a Night of the Long Knives. I think ACORN has been badly damaged.

If we're using WWII era analogies, I think the conservative new media is in the midst of a Happy Time.

The far left looks like it is so used to the media covering for it, that they didn't even bothering to hide their tracks. Von Jones, ACORN the NEA and who knows what else is coming down the pipe? It is a target rich environment at the moment.

Knucklehead said...

I was just pondering the notion of Obama as "lazy". I suspect it might be more a case of monumentally non-productive rather than lazy.

How 'bout Stephanopoulus? Pretty darned lazy effort from him on this. Obama led with his chin and George was too darned lazy to even toss a halfhearted jab out there.

chuck said...

monumentally non-productive

Could be. He certainly seems to lack focus and scatters his efforts wholesale over large areas without seeming to concentrate on any one spot. That probably goes with an inability to set priorities.

I have problems with the priority thing myself, but then, I never thought I would make a good president either.