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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Maureen Dowd, "Dems in Distress": More Important, Does Obama Look "Very Sharp in Jeans"?

Does President Obama look "very sharp in jeans," as he recently protested to Ryan Seacrest? With Putin annexing the Crimea as Obama played two rounds of golf at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo (so much for all that talk about inequality), and with Obamacare nowhere near its March 31 enrollment goals and in serious danger of foundering, does anyone - other than Obama - give a damn?

In her latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Dems in Distress" (, Maureen Dowd observes that Democrats are in a state of panic as the 2014 midterm elections draw near. Dowd's conclusion:

"The closest the president came to getting a leg up on mounting a defense was on Friday when he told Ryan Seacrest in a radio interview that he had been unfairly maligned for his mom jeans: 'Generally, I look very sharp in jeans.'

Due to the inability of the president and congressional Democrats to move their agenda through Congress, the president is having to govern through executive order and revising federal regulations.

Republicans have latched on to this to make the case around the country that Obama is a dictator and an imperial president. But governing through executive order isn’t a sign of strength. It’s a sign of weakness.

And it’s that weakness that has Democrats scared to death."

Obama a 98-pound weakling? No way! Dowd need only read Thomas Friedman's New York Times op-ed of today's date (see: to understand that the first invertebrate ever to occupy the Oval Office in fact has everyone - even Putin - fooled: He's tougher than anyone imagined.

Yeah, right.

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