Karma catches up with Barack

For those who have staff to keep them organized, chronic tardiness is a pretty sure sign of arrogance.

The President of the United States has LOTS of staff.

Nevertheless, in Obama’s first two weeks in office, he was 10 minutes late to a memo signing ceremony, 30 minutes late to a bill signing ceremony and 45 minutes late to a ceremony to introduce economic advisers.

His lack of punctuality set the tone for his underlings that it was okay to be late. In those same two weeks, his press secretary Robert Gibbs was routinely late for daily news briefings, sometimes by more than an hour.

[Interestingly, fellow Democrat President Clinton was also known for being chronically late, while both Republican Presidents Bush were known for punctuality.]

This pattern of arrogant disregard for others was clearly established long before Obama’s rise to the Oval Office. The video here strings together eleven different instances during his brief tenure in the U.S. Congress when he arrived late to important meetings, having missed testimony and wasted the time of those who were where they were supposed to be when they were supposed to be there. [1:19]

He has kept it up throughout his tenure in the White House and demonstrated that, without question, his behavior is driven by sheer arrogance.

One of the most egregious examples dates from March 2010 when, in the middle of a White House meeting with Israel’s top leader, Obama told Netanyahu he was going up to the residence to have dinner in private with his wife and daughters. He told Netanyahu to wait if he wanted. Or not. Then he walked out.

Can you imagine ever doing such a thing to one of your guests? Can you imagine ever having this done to you when you are in someone else’s home? It boggles the mind.

But what goes around comes around. According to Bob Woodward of Watergate fame, when Obama phoned his contribution in to a meeting with his Democrat leadership, Nancy Pelosi pushed the MUTE button and Obama apparently never noticed nobody was listening. [:59]

And this week, when Obama put in a call to Great Britain’s Prime Minister, Cameron blew him off in favor of playing a third set of tennis.






Filed under Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Nancy Pelosi

5 responses to “Karma catches up with Barack

  1. A.Men

    Romney/Ryan 2012.


  2. Now David Cameron blowing off Obama is hilarious.

    It is a real shame that the evil witch of OZ is too busy making sheep’s eyes to care :). Her time is almost up!!


    • chrissythehyphenated

      I watched Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince again last night. Delores Umbridge reminded me SO MUCH of Fancy Nancy! LOL It was so satisfying when she got kidnapped by the centaurs.


  3. I’ve been listening to a fascinating course called “The Rise and Fall of the British Empire,” and some of the most interesting parts of it concern the culture clash between the Brits and the native peoples of their colonial empires. Everyone has heard the story about the Brits attempting to outlaw the ancient custom of suttee (widow burning) in India, but one that I hadn’t heard before was that in India, the higher your caste, the later you show up for an appointment. How long you can force other people to wait around for you is emblematic of your status. The Brits, who were accustomed to showing up punctually at the time a meeting was scheduled (regardless of one’s social rank), seem to have had a hard time dealing with this, and sometimes refused to wait around when the person they were supposed to meet with failed to appear on time. Bill Clinton and Barack Obama must think of themselves as Brahmins; guess they didn’t get the memo about America being a classless society.