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Malkin: The Hip-Hop President - All Swag, No Cattle

By Michelle Malkin

Wazzup, President Obama? You've got room on your schedule to schmooze hip-hop radio DJs, debate Nicki Minaj's rap lyrics, hobnob with big donor celebs Jay-Z and Beyonce, and hang with Hollywood gossip TV anchors. _

We see your passion on the golf course, basketball court and beach. We see you late night on Letterman and Leno. We see your boundless energy on the campaign trail. We see your Twitter donation solicitations from dusk till dawn.

But when it comes time to play leader of the free world in times of international crisis, it's "see ya, wouldn't wanna be ya." He's all swag, no cattle.

I know I'm not the only one who was flabbergasted by Obama's bloodless Rose Garden appearance following the planned two-part 9/11/12 jihadi attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

Late as usual, the president ambled up to the podium 15 minutes behind schedule on Wednesday morning. Teleprompter-less, he spent the majority of his fleeting five-and-a-half-minute appearance with eyes downcast on his script.

With a grim Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looking over his shoulder, Obama delivered a flat, obligatory tribute to the murdered Americans. And then he read these words, drained of any iota of outrage, as if reading a local weather forecast. Or a fifth-grade book report. Or a dinner menu:

"The United States condemns (pauses, looks down) in the strongest terms (pauses) this outrageous and shocking attack (monotone). We're working with the government of Libya to secure our diplomats. I've also directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world."

Punctuated with noncommittal "uhs" and a pedestrian lilt, he read some more:

"And make no mistake (eyes looking down). Uh. We will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people (eyes down, flipping page)."

In a bland and unconvincing recitation, Obama stated perfunctorily: "No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for." Looking down at his script again, he hurried along: "We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done."

Detached, diffident, aloof and resigned, America and the world saw a eulogizer in chief, not a commander in chief. It was as if something more important were occupying his mind at the time.

And it was. Soon after, Obama scurried onto a plane to Las Vegas for a lovefest campaign rally with 8,000 fanboys and fangirls who cultishly screamed, "I lovve youuuuuu" -- interrupting his cool POTUS flow momentarily as he dispensed with a line or two about the bloody disaster in the Middle East. Incurably self-absorbed, Obama lamented that "we" had a "tough day" for a second or two. And then he turned quickly back to the central business of getting himself re-elected.

If only Obama had mustered half as much energy and outrage at the homicidal Islamic plotters in Benghazi as he shows in his tirades against the Tea Party, the Koch brothers, conservative talk radio, Fox News, House GOP budget reformers or GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan.

If only he had delivered his Rose Garden script with as much conviction and finger-jabbing as he did when he "slow-jammed the news" with comedian Jimmy Fallon.

This isn't the first time Obama's diffident demeanor in crisis has been exposed. I've noted before his bizarrely detached initial remarks about the Fort Hood jihadi attack -- which he treated as an afterthought. And I reported on his sterile national security announcement in December 2010, when the jihadi Christmas Day underwear bomber rudely interrupted his vacay. Eyes down on his notes the whole time and dressed in tie-less informal Hawaiian island wear, he described the failed attack with the weariness of a small-town sheriff's deputy.

And then he rushed back to work. Or rather, rest.

What makes a growing number of Americans angry is the (SET ITAL) lack (END ITAL) of righteous anger this administration exhibits toward the existential threats we face abroad and at home. We want a leader -- not a celebrity -- who puts the nation's self-preservation above his own.

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Michelle Malkin is the author of "Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies" (Regnery 2010).

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  1. roncdeweijzeComment by roncdeweijze
    September 14, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    Apparently, we are most welcome to the persona of the statesman, but we should leave the person who just wants to have fun, alone.

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  2. sc23Comment by sc23
    September 14, 2012 @ 9:28 am

    Sorry, a “tough day” is finding your alarm clock didn’t go off, you rush to discover you have a flat, you get tied up in traffic and arrive at work late. There, you discover, your media information wasn’t printed for your “big” meeting. You finally arrive home to find your puppy unplugged your refrig and everything spoiled. That’s a “tough” day! This was “horrendous”, “tragic” and “appalling”.

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    • starladyComment by starlady
      September 15, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

      I agree! The response of our President and the State Department to this tragedy is underwhelming! It looks like they arewilling to see us taken over by the Islamist Jihadists. If you haven’t seen it already go and see “2016″ – this movie lays it all out and is frightening. WAKE UP AMERICA

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  3. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    September 14, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    Obama’s all cow chips and no beef. Correct script goes like this’

    “The United States condemns in the Strongest terms this outrageous and shocking lack of leadership. No acts of Democrat party political terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character or eclipse the light of the Constitutional values that we stand for.

    We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done to this terrible political party. And make no mistake, justice will be done.,,,,,On November 6th.”

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    • thedoveComment by thedove
      September 14, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

      “And make no mistake, justice will be done.,,,,,On November 6th.”

      I hope and pr … Oops, almost said a bad word.

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  4. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    September 14, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    By the looks on both Obama’s and Hillary’s faces you’d think they just swallowed a whole package of Ex-lax that they thought was the chocolate palliative cure. Soon, Soon my friends will we change the subsequent soiled Democrat Diaper that offends our common sense and sensibilities and train the American Liberal bred Honey Boo boos from infants back into fighting adults again.

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    • gopgalComment by gopgal
      September 14, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

      “soiled Democrat Diaper”

      I have always thought to compare liberals to whiny children who throw tantrums when mommy won’t give them dessert.

      They fail to realize that as an adult you have to take responsibility for yourself, your livelihood and your actions and NOT be dependent on others to pave your way in life. But sadly (most) liberal parents today have taught their children that they will get everything handed to them on a silver platter without working for anything. That just trying will get them an “A” on a report or a promotion at work. That they don’t have to answer to anyone regarding their work performance (much like the unionized teachers in Chicago this week).

      As for Michelle Malkin, a big BRAVO to her for speaking out for all of us who feel her outrage. We will never see half of that coming from the current administration.

      Romney/Ryan 2012

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    • CharlieComment by vietnamvet
      September 14, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

      “By the looks on both Obama’s and Hillary’s faces you’d think they just swallowed a whole package of Ex-lax … ”

      That’s because they are both looking ahead to what we are going to say and do when we find out MORE about this story … the stuff they let slide.

      Hillary was too busy setting up Fast & Furious to put any screws to Iran, and Obama has been doing his best to aid The Muslim Brotherhood.

      Now they find out that keeping track of intelligence reports REALLY IS a big deal … and they let it slide.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      September 14, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

      Ordering our Embassy marines to empty their gun clips just reflects the empty headed leaders who clip the wings of our American Eagle and would clip us of our lives our liberties and our sacred fortunes.

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  5. RobComment by Rob
    September 14, 2012 @ 9:47 am

    As always from Michelle, great article…but the correct phrase is “All HAT and no cattle”. And yes that sums up the “cool” Socialist wasting our tax dollars in the White House

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    • pistol packing mamaComment by txgoatlady
      September 14, 2012 @ 10:37 am

      I would imagine Michelle is familiar with the phrase and simply tried to make it more closely match his personality. Since the MSM continually tried to portray “W” as a “cowboy” when it came to foreign affairs, she may have also been loath to link Obama to Bush II in any way. He gave an excellent speech following the tragedies of 9/11 and demonstrated appropriate outrage. You got the sense that he actually believed what he was saying unlike this pretender.

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    • pistol packing mamaComment by txgoatlady
      September 14, 2012 @ 10:38 am

      BTW, imagine how stupid Obama would look in a Stetson. Especially if he paired it with his mom jeans.

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  6. joelinpdxComment by joelinpdx
    September 14, 2012 @ 9:52 am

    Ah c’mon Michelle. Obozo is the coolest. He has friends like George Clooney and Tom Hanks and Jeanane Garofalo. I mean, could he be any cooler than that? Well, maybe if he could get Clint Eastwood and Kelsey Grammar as friends.

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  7. ggfilthyComment by ggfilthy
    September 14, 2012 @ 9:57 am

    Unlike the first lady….for the first time in my life I’m ashamed of my Government… The foreign policy of this administration, on it’s best day, is absurd, obscene and leaves me completly incensed. From the under staffing of the militry (with roundless firearms mind you)on the 9-11 anniversary… to the 48 hour heads up that trouble might be at hand …to the complete “dissing” of Mr. Netanyaho (probably wanting to warn the persident)… to the apology of the United States Jedo-Christian based constitution…not to mention the world apology tour right out of the starting gate…and I can’t forget the bowing to the Saudi King…I have to hold my head down in shame. My spirit as a proud American is begining splinter…. You know….I can live with and expect scumbag lying politicans pulling **** like this…it’s just mind numbing and spirit breaking to see half the “people” of the Greatest, most Prosperous and generous civilization humanity has EVER seen on the face of this planet blindly supporting and defending horrible anti-American politicans like whats in this administration.
    Very, very disheartening.

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  8. billwvComment by billwv
    September 14, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    Ozero is a pitiful joke to be perpetrated upon the citizenry of the United States of America. If someone had told me 10 years ago that we would have this ignoramous as POTUS I would have described them as delusional; but here he is.
    NOW the question is: How do we get shed of the lunatic?

    Very simple: Vote Romney / Ryan November 2012

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  9. AMVoterComment by AMVoter
    September 14, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    I am absolutely livid over the pathetic response and actions of this sorry excuse for a man living in our white house. obama is a national disgrace who deserves nothing but contempt.

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    • tenaciousComment by tenacious
      September 15, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

      when he is defeated, election day, arrest him for treason, and let him rot in hell.

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  10. curmudgeousComment by curmudgeous
    September 14, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    If Obama’s mama were alive, even she would probably tell him: “You said you are the President. Act like it! You are not a celebrity. Are you so blind you can’t see that the pop musicians are wearing you like a charm bracelet? They’re using you, and you’re letting them because you’re living in some kind of fairyland! Get some guts together and BE the President!”

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    • pistol packing mamaComment by txgoatlady
      September 14, 2012 @ 10:40 am

      Doubtful. Obama’s mother was an America-hating Marxist. She would love what he is doing to our country.

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  11. RightStuffComment by RightStuff
    September 14, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    The trouble with liberals is that they think history began with their last bowel movement. There is no use bringing up Obama’s previous incompetent actions. Liberals will just say you are a racist, or that you are lying. We are doomed.

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  12. smartwayComment by smartway
    September 14, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    Let me encourage everyone [if you haven't done so yet] to visit the following sites:

    =>http://www.ObamasRealFather.com

    =>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-HqHSkYG-Y&feature=related

    You’ll learn exactly what The Man is doing for our country.

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  13. wdjincComment by wdjinc
    September 14, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    Obama’s actions disgust me. I hope we elect a true leader this November and get rid of this con man.

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  14. OldpatriotComment by Oldpatriot
    September 14, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

    Just the thought of this man possibly being reelected leaves me totally emotionally drained. Our beloved country is going to hell in a hand basket led by a non American surrogate followed by a bunch of ignorant nincompoops.

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  15. maximusprime1Comment by maximusprime1
    September 14, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

    Man was Hillary right about that 3am phone call.
    The middle east is literally in flames, Oman has missed MORE than 50 % of the national security briefings, 4 Americans have been murdered including a Ambassador. We see you all over the TV with friendly idiots, see ya on golf coast, basketball courts, and you have endless energy to campaign on.
    You make a feeble pathetic statement that was rather “beneath the dignity” of a leader of the free world who has lost 4 diplomats that were murdered by thugs. And then you ran away rather than take any questions because re-election means more than those 4 lives.
    Then you get on a plane to Vegas to campaign and have the audacity to make a joke that “we” had a “tough day” for a second or two. THOSE 4 MEN ARE DEAD AND WILL NEVER HAVE ANY MORE DAYS.
    Remember when “O” told us not to worry because he will make all the decisions? WELL NOW I’M WORRIED IF THIS GUY EVEN CARES ABOUT ANYTHING BUT HIMSELF.

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  16. mamayoComment by mamayo
    September 14, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

    Hey Michelle, you shoot a lot of poop about this and yet I see no proof, no names. Was this another of your nightmares?

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    • mamayoComment by mamayo
      September 14, 2012 @ 9:29 pm

      well slickzip, thank you for proving that radical rights are indeed uneducated. Do you happen to know any words that are not rude?

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    • camzComment by camz
      September 15, 2012 @ 8:11 am

      The pot calls the kettle black…

      You meant to say un-indoctrinated instead of un-educated didn’t ya?

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  17. appraisherComment by appraisher
    September 26, 2012 @ 1:43 am

    HOW DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE IS A SOCIOPATH:
    Glibness.
    Manipulative and cunning.
    Grandiose sense of self.
    Pathological liar.
    Lack of remorse, shame or guilt.
    Shallow emotions.
    Callousness/lack of empathy.
    Poor behavioral controls, angers easy.
    Irresponsibility/unreliability.
    Lack of realistic life plan/parasitic lifestyle.
    Contemptuous of those who try to understand or know them.
    Does not perceive that there is anything wrong with them.
    Authoritarian/Secretive/Paranoid.
    Conventional appearance.
    Goal of inslavement.
    Exercises despotic control over every aspect of victim's life
    Incapacity of real human emotion.
    Nnarcissism/Grandiosity/Self Importance.
    Ultimate goal is the creation of a willing victim.
    Seeks out situations where their tyranical behavior will be tolerated/condoned or admired.
    Sick empty suit, meet frightening empty chair.

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