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Obama: Do Not Criticize Me. Ever.

This is a shot of the scene in Phoenix yesterday afternoon when Gov. Jan Brewer greeted President Barack Obama as he stepped off Air Force One.

She handed him a handwritten letter that led to an “intense” discussion for a few minutes. The pool report explains that President Obama was extremely upset about her treatment of him in her book

  1. Pseudodionysius

    So many openings, so few punchers.

  2. Keith Preston

    Not surprising that an arrogant Chicago thug would play smashmouth against a state’s governor.  How can people like let alone agree with this man’s policies?  I guess because the press (his own Ministry of Propaganda) never let’s the public see the real Obama.

  3. TeeJaw

    A narcissist gets angry when others fail to properly celebrate the pageantry of his life.

  4. Mafuta Kizola

    I, Jerk.

  5. Spin

    I’m glad to see Jan Brewer poker her finger at him.  What a beanbag.

  6. Mel Foil

    Apparently, Obama was upset that she described him (in her book) as arrogant and condescending, so to get back at her, he demonstrated that she was absolutely right.

  7. The Mugwump
    Ducatista: A narcissist gets angry when others fail to properly celebrate the pageantry of his life. · 1 hour ago

    Edited 1 hour ago

    You get an A+ for pith and clarity. 

  8. Dave Carter
    C

    Perhaps the Governor handed him a copy of the Constitution too?  

  9. david foster

    People who cannot take criticism should never be put in leadership positions…not as captains of ships, not as commanders of infantry platoons, not as managers of stores or factories, not as principals of schools.

    The FAA and the aviation industry have initiated a whole range of training activities, called Crew Resource Management (sometimes Cockpit Resource Management) intended in part to destroy any beliefs that a Pilot in Command is a tin god whose decisions can never be questioned.

    Wonder if the program could be extended to encompass the President.

  10. Scott Stillwater

    This behavior is consistent with someone who has never faced opposition. When, in his career has he been challenged? And not just on the merits of his work (or lack thereof) but on policy/opinion? This is a man who has no clue what it’s like to have those around him speak their mind and express ideas that do not match his. At U of C? ACORN? Illinois politics? The Senate? His senior staff? 

  11. Fred Cole

    Good for her for giving it back to him.  That woman has raised in my estimation.

    Obama is really bad at being president.  It’s really not the right job for him. 

  12. DocJay

    Do you think Brewer and Jindal can make a commercial or just be in a commercial about Obama’s blatant disrespect for all citizens who disagree with him.  Obama is a thin skinned avocado,  relatively tasteless and an overall poor substitute for the real guacamole

  13. tabula rasa

    The picture?  Had she just poked him in the chest?  That would make it even better.  Is it too late for Governor Brewer to get in the presidential race?

    I heard a short radio interview of Brewer later in the day.  She wasn’t backing off.  She went to welcome him to the state, and he acted like the Chicago jerk that he is.

  14. Kervinlee

    Hail to the Punk.

  15. Fastflyer

    1.) This is the picture that gets Governor Brewer re-elected.

    2.) There probably is no TARMAC in the state of Arizona (it would melt at noon). Only talking head ignorant main stream reporters think it is cool and so very British to call concrete tarmac. The proper reference is to the “parking ramp” often just shortened to “ramp” by pilots. There are three areas at an airport used by aircraft; runways, taxiways and parking ramps. Pilots who have just pulled off the runway at a strange field and asks for taxi instructions to their parking spot on the “tarmac” would be laughed off the airport and have to buy the first round at the bar for the rest of their lives.

    Please don’t pick up those doofus reporters jargon and perpetuate the inaccuracy. Just say’n.

  16. Mollie Hemingway
    Fastflyer: 1.) This is the picture that gets Governor Brewer re-elected.

    2.) There probably is no TARMAC in the state of Arizona (it would melt at noon). Only talking head ignorant main stream reporters think it is cool and so very British to call concrete tarmac. The proper reference is to the “parking ramp” often just shortened to “ramp” by pilots. There are three areas at an airport used by aircraft; runways, taxiways and parking ramps. Pilots who have just pulled off the runway at a strange field and asks for taxi instructions to their parking spot on the “tarmac” would be laughed off the airport and have to buy the first round at the bar for the rest of their lives.

    Please don’t pick up those doofus reporters jargon and perpetuate the inaccuracy. Just say’n. · 2 minutes ago

    Just another reason why I love Ricochet. Learning things like this.

  17. Leslie Watkins

    Whoever runs against Obama should do exactly what you describe, Doc. Show a video of that Tea Party fellow in St. Louis getting roughed up by SEIU thugs and superimpose a quote from Obama calling the Tea Party extreme; show The News Hour recently asserting that GM has returned to profitability and  juxtapose that with charts showing GM’s remaining public debt compared to the overall profitability of Ford; show Obama signing the bill that killed the DC voucher program in 2009 and superimpose ever-improving education data in New Orleans after Katrina brought a wave of genuine school reforms not terribly unlike the ones by Michelle Rhee in DC; show Obama ripping into banks and Wall Street juxtaposed with photos of Geithner and other former and future venture capitalists/tax cheats who play big roles in the administration. Only the word limit keeps me from going. Don’t assert; show.

    DocJay: Do you think Brewer and Jindal can make a commercial or just be in a commercial about Obama’s blatant disrespect for all citizens who disagree with him.  Obama is a thin skinned avocado,  relatively tasteless and an overall poor substitute for the real guacamole · 34 minutes ago

  18. Brian Clendinen

     I smell maybe the most effective advertisement against Obama. Get Jindal for 30 seconds on the TV explaining the event and specifically what Obama said. Think about that a Democrat ripping into a governor for requesting food stamps. Should not of it been him ripped into Jindal ifnot request food stamps considering Obama a socialist on a good day?

    This alone should cause him to loss in Louisiana.

  19. James Lileks
    C

    I dream of the day when a man is judged not by the color of his skin, but by its thickness.

  20. David Williamson
    Fastflyer: 

    2.) There probably is no TARMAC in the state of Arizona (it would melt at noon). 

    Agreed that “ramp” is the proper aviation term, and made of concrete, but, surprisingly, many of the roads and parking lots in AZ are made of tarmac – I have often wondered why it doesn’t melt – must be a special composition. 

    Oh, and I am proud of my Governor :-)

    I expect half the population of America would like to do what she did – sadly, it may only be 47%.

    Update – Google to the rescue – it’s asphalt.

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