07 February 2009

One Thing Obama And I Have In Common

As reported on Fox News:

There's a new time zone in the nation's capital: Obama Time.

Barely two weeks into his presidency, Barack Obama has made a clean break from George W. Bush in several high-profile moves, including reversing a number of the 43rd president's policies.

He's also reversed an unwritten but much-noticed Bush policy: Be on time, all the time. Obama has been routinely late to events and news conferences, including the ones at which he reversed Bush's orders. This has led to an already familiar refrain from the Obama camp: "He's running late."

The president was 45 minutes late Friday for a ceremony in which he introduced a team of outside economic advisers. He was 10 minutes late Thursday to a memo signing at the Energy Department. He was nearly 30 minutes late Wednesday for the ceremony at which he signed a bill to expand children's health care.

I'm going to carry this little tidbit into my next meeting when I stroll through the door with all the swagger of a delinquent head of state.

7 comments :

  1. namaste said...

    khaki, you and i would bump heads in the office. i was famous for closing doors to colleagues and/or subordinates who were a minute late to my meetings.

    as for obama, he's playing at being a grownup. time will reveal how little he truly knows about business and politics.

    we'll get thru this. we're americans.

  2. Nikki said...

    Of course Obama is patterning his Presidency after Bill Clinton and not Lincoln its so obvious...I am with Maria, being late drives me nuts!@ I hate being late and people who are late, it screams you are not important to me. Though we know we are important to Khaki even...;)N

  3. Khaki Elephant said...

    Oops. I admit that I am generally the last one to a meeting . . . but since it's the auto industry and I manage a creative design team, I pass it off ad being, well, creative. Hmm nobody else buys it either.

    Honestly, I try not to do it, but it always seems I am trying to finish something. Ha.

    Of course, I would never be late for my blogger firends!

  4. Z said...

    you probably work with libs...just say "Hey, the ONE is late, too...shine it on!"

  5. Khaki Elephant said...

    "shine it on!"

    Now that's is hilarious!

  6. PhantomMan said...

    I had recently come across a blog by another blogger somewhere else who had made a comment about Obama having a “bad week” I do not know why he said it was a bad week.
    Seems like his hideous agenda is humming along and meeting with a great deal of success.
    He will get his stimulus bill. In 2010 he will have a trillion dollars to buy votes and corrupt the electoral system. It will also crash the dollar and take out America as a world power. It also completely end runs national debate on his socialist agenda in health care, education, energy, etc. It will destroy the wealth of the middle class and make them supine slaves, it will turn the nation into a 3rd world country. This is a big win not a loss. There is Tarp and Auto bailout next week, so you can expect another trillion dollar looting quite soon. The Dollar cannot take a 20% increase of national debt in one month alone.
    Charges against the Cole bomber dropped. The PR around this suggests that he has coopted the “families” around this and 911. This signals a success in shifting the WOT back to a“legal response”, and buys time for his Muslim brethren. Another bug win
    SCHIPS ( State Children's Health Insurance Program) is passed, this is a stealth move toward Socialized Medicine. Raises taxes too.
    Passed this new labor law with removes time limits on “equal work” laws. This is another stab at capitalism and the Middle class, particularly small business. It is also a noce present for his tort lawyer backers.
    Got through more union friendly exclusive orders.
    Got confirmed absurdly corrupt appointments. Did it laughingly and in the open. This has now inured the public to the point that they accept it as common place.. This will deeply damage the morality of the electorate in the end.
    Appointed the most corrupt and anti-capitalistic business council in the history of the country (well, at least since FDR).
    Has managed to completely dodge who is responsible for this financial mess, or even the question of whether or not it was manufactured. The miscreants are still sitting in power on the hill and on Wall Street. They are almost to a soul Democrats.
    Bad week? hardly.
    It does not matter if he appears frayed around the edges a bit to the public or not:
    1) Obama is just a front man, the Communist are in power now and they can do what thy please. We have put in power a large groups of villains, not just one man. If he were to leave tomorrow, we would still have the exact same problems on our hands
    2) they have so much money now that they do not have to worry about listening to the public. They can do as they please, and they will just buy the next election. we are headed for a corrupt, one party, quasi-socialist state like Mexico under the PRI. We will be just as poor as they are.
    3) the scales have now tipped so that there are more takers than givers. This has already happened in Dem controlled states like California, or Michigan. They are not going back to what they once were, at least not through the traditional (and legal) political processes. California is not going to be ““reformed””, it will just get worse.
    Look at how impoverished these places are. This is coming to all of us now.
    3) The media will find a way to win them back
    So Obama and the Democrats War against America, War Against Capitalism, War Against the Middle Class and the War Against the Good are well on their ways to final victories for these vermin.
    We need to stop kidding ourselves. Obama is one of the worse things to ever happen to this country. Perhaps the worst.
    To think of all those brave men and women that stood up against tyranny, particularly the ones that stood up against the collectivist hordes of the last century, and then to see a silent coup by the worst sort of socialist and communist jackals is one of the saddest things I have ever seen.
    Obama is just a front man, the Communist are in power now and they can do what thy please.
    And, by the way…………
    DON’’T blame BLACK AMERICA for this fraud/farce/phoney. Black people will always vote DEMOCRATIC and especially if a black candidate is on the ticket as well as Latinos and Union workers, teachers et al.
    Blame the stupid PC WHITE people who bought into the hopey-changy-rearangey crap hook, line and sinker.

    Bad week, no, I don’t think so at all... It was a Good week for him, but a Bad week for us.

    BTW:.... In regard to your other blog regarding Supporting Obama All the idiots that voted for Obama got scammed, anyone who voted or Obama is a fool! Anyone that supports Obama is a fool.


    How anybody could defend the marxist in the White House is beyond me. The black community is so besotted by skin color they can't see straight. How else would 94 percent of tbe blacks have voted for this man? Isn't that racism? The black community has much to answer for.
    Sorry people but this Fear mongering president gets no support from me either..Maybe he should have figured out if he could handle the job before he ran for election. No sympathy from me.

    This president is full of Arrogance. Plain and simple. How else do you explain the massive spending porkulus bill. Plus nominating at least 4 tax cheats for high positions, is that how we reward tax cheats now, by promoting them to high positions?. And those are the ones we know about so far. Yes, arrogance. Obama strutting around, yelling at Republicans to get in line. Trouble for Obama is, America will get tired of this kind of brutish behavior sooner rather than later. He’’s gotten a big head. We’’ll see how it all plays out. Pelosi and Reid are just dumb and dumber. I gave Obama more credit than to end up being such an arrogant unprofessional jerk.
    How anybody could defend the Marxist in the White House is beyond me. The black community is so besotted by skin color they can't see straight. How else would 94 percent of the blacks have voted for this man? Isn't that racism? The black community has much to answer for.
    Sorry people but this Fear mongering president gets no support from me either..Maybe he should have figured out if he could handle the job before he ran for election. No sympathy from me.

  7. Anthony Palmer said...

    How anybody could defend the marxist in the White House is beyond me. The black community is so besotted by skin color they can't see straight. How else would 94 percent of tbe blacks have voted for this man? Isn't that racism? The black community has much to answer for.

    As a Black male, I am sick of this canard. Al Gore won 91% of the Black vote in 2000 and John Kerry won 89%. Blacks don't just vote for Blacks. Blacks vote for Democrats. Keep in mind, a White Democrat (Ben Cardin) beat a Black Republican (current RNC chair Michael Steele) in the 2006 Senate race in Maryland. That should tell you something.

    Until the GOP decides that Black votes actually matter, they can continue to ignore their voter outreach efforts and they can continue to lose elections and become an increasingly marginalized party.