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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Piers Morgan to Obama: grow up

Piers Morgan has a message for President Obama:
Grow up.
Or, as the headline over his column in the Daily Mail read: "The game's over Mr President - and your team lost. End your Trump temper tantrum and show some dignity."

Piers Morgan is on to something.

Barack Obama is the kid who was never told no. He never had to work for it. Never had to face a hostile press. Never had to worry about money.

Now as his second term ends, most of America has rebuked Obama and he is angry.

And Piers Morgan called him out on it:
Obama’s spent the past few weeks charging around like a guy who’s watching the clock tick down and is desperate to snatch some semblance of victory from the jaws of a crushing, humiliating defeat.
Since the election, as the New York Times reported, he’s banned oil drilling off the Atlantic coast, named over 100 people to a range of senior government jobs, created new environmental monuments, commuted the sentences of 232 inmates and pardoned 78 others, protected funding for Planned Parenthood clinics, ordered the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo Bay and blocked new Israeli settlements.
As some critics sneer, it’s more governing than he’s done in eight years.
In his most dramatic action, Obama claimed Russia swung the election Trump’s way by hacking Hillary Clinton’s emails and leaking them to Wikileaks to destroy her campaign.
He retaliated by throwing out a load of Russian diplomats.
And later, Morgan contrasted the crass with The Class:
President George W. Bush, for all his many faults, was extraordinarily magnanimous towards Obama himself during their transition period.
In fact, he is widely regarded as having been the most generous and solicitous outgoing presidents in history.
And he’s continued to be so ever since, never popping up above the ex-president parapet to berate, rebuke or attack his successor.
Instead, Dubya sensibly retreated into the sidings, understanding that the job is difficult enough without the previous incumbent making it even harder.
Obama, by contrast, seems intent on making the transition to a Trump administration as poisonous and unhelpful as he possibly can.
Obama hates Trump and everything he stands for, and knows that Trump will get rid of, or radically change, most of his signature policies -- from Obamacare to the Iran nuclear deal.
Yes, Obama has a phone and a pen.

But a legacy built on parlor tricks quickly evaporates.

President Trump will use his pen to obliterate Obama's legacy.

And then he will use his phone to call Chuck Schumer and others and build a bipartisan legacy that will rebuild the American economy. Infrastructure. Tax reform. Regulatory reform. Stuff that requires some actual hard work, deal-making and compromise.

We built this country on compromise. Just look at the Electoral College.

For all his outsized ego, President Trump will work with others, even Rosie O'Donnell if he has to.

Obama won't.


Eight years ago, he told Eric Cantor: "I will trump you on that one."

America just Trumped Obama.

Time to man up and quit being a jerk, Mister Obama.


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  1. Piers Morgan? How 'bout that. Never woulda guessed. "Time to man up and quit being a jerk..."
    Past time. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay past time. He'll never grow up. We know he'll try to be a thorn in Trump's side, or foot, but my bet is The Donald will refuse to notice Which will hurt Obama ever so much more.


  3. Chuck Schumer is the biggest a**hole in Washington DC. He'd walk over his mother's cold, dead body to stick it to a Republican President. He has no interest in working with Trump. He doesn't know what compromise means. He wants Trump to fail, and fail badly, whatever the cost to America. He has his eye on the midterm elections in 2018 and will do everything he can to wrest control of the Senate away from the Republicans. Like the Democrats after the 2008 election, the Republicans have a two-year window of opportunity to get their programs and policies enacted. They had better not blow it because Chuckie boy is preparing for war in 2018.

  4. Uh, Don, I have to disagree with you.

    I guess you haven't read his book How To Think Big And Kick Ass?

    If you had you'd know he'd never ever work with Rosie O'Donnell.

  5. "Piers Morgan has a message for President Obama."

    Obama has a message for Piers too, I imagine.

    "Get the F off my report card!"

  6. Go to any big city, to the central business district, and you will see at least one angry man with a megaphone blaring out his often incomprehensible criticisms of everyone and everything. That is what Obama will quickly become as Trump moves forward with his agenda.

  7. Like Chicken Little, something must have fallen and hit Obama on the head. - Elric

    1. And Piers Morgan as well; why wasn't he this sensible when he was on TV?

  8. By far the largest force driving Obama has always been his abandonment by his mother at age 10; a person cannot be more damaged than by being dumped by your mother as not worthy of her love. Now, with recent events; the election of Trump, the defeat of Clinton and the imminent erasure of Obama's entire legacy, this is the first BIG rejection of his adult life. His reaction to it harks back to his mother's rejection and engenders a level of rage that most of us cannot imagine. What he will do in the next few weeks is anyone's guess, but it will be terrible, no matter how it manifests.

  9. Barack Hussein Obama is a low to mid level sociopath. He probably finishes a round of golf thinking, yeah, I shot 82...ignoring the ten drives he hit that went so deep into the gunch that rabbits wouldn't go there. Did he take lost ball penalties? Of course not. Because he is, you know, Barack Hussein Obama.

    Meanwhile, The Donald shoots a legit 75 down at Mar A Lago a few days ago. Probably off the blue tees if not the blacks. He is a superior person. Barry is an inferior person.

    1. Obama probably hits from the women's tees.