Jan 30, 2010

Adjunct Insouciance

A commenter left that phrase on my blog a couple of years ago. I still have that blog title reserved in the wings of the theater of my mind--- and on blogger. "Adjunct Insouciance." But for now, I cannot think of a more appropriate descriptive of our President's entire attitude toward the people he has sworn to lead, a nonchalance and blitheness about our concerns. In fact, it almost borders on a kingly "the peasants are revolting" dismissal. Whatever else Obama is, he is unaffected. Untouched. (But by noticing the scar on his skull, "touched in the head" may not be too far off. Soros has planted something there, is my take.)

As JWM suggested in the SOTU comments, why not a list of adjectives? Indeed, (don't you just love to use the word indeed to start off a sentence?!) since reading that comment I've noticed that many pundits have been reduced to fewer words and most of them are adjectives of dismay or disgust. Just lists, really, like mine. It's not a heartening trend when the object of political leadership in our country reduces us to sputtering descriptive epithets. Good grief. Carter merely gave away the Panama Canal. Obama's giving away our entire heritage of Freedom. Pretty soon, we'll look like the Sandbox. (A haunting, excellent link for all you enlightened moderates that have feared "Oppressive Christians!!" over the years.)

Okay. Herewith a list. A poll. A-list bloggers, the ones with wide readership, always have polls, right? I'll make it a long and lovely and you just click away on your favorites:

Your Favorite Adjective For Obama:
Spiteful
Man-child
Lobotomized (thanks to Jaded Haven)
Mean (in the small sense)
Condescending
Disingenuous
Dangerous
Delusional
Defective
Petty
Preachy
Petulant (personal fav!)
Narcissistic
Scolding
Socialist
Communist
Liar
GottdamMutherfuckinSonuvabitch Liar
RainbowfartinUnicornfuckerKleptocrat
pollcode.com free polls
I may have missed a few. Feel free to add on. We strive to be definitive around here.


14 comments:

Ricky Raccoon said...

Z. All of the above

Ricky Raccoon said...

If you're Obama the King, which do you, deep down now, which do you prefer? Happy subjects? Or grumbly, miserable ones? (I'm trying to use his goggles, you see, not ours)
I think he may actually prefer the latter.
He won't like the revolt. That I know.
How does it happen and when is what I want to know.

Omnibus Driver said...

Whiney ideologue.

patti said...

I'm pretty sure he thinks he is comptroller of earth.

Sabra said...

Jugearedjackass.

Been calling him that since day one.

jwm said...

Mark Steyn called him Fairypants. Hard to top that for sheer contempt.

My additions to the list:
contemptible
brittle
hollow
vapid
opportunistic
obstreperous
fickle
feckless
fatuous
phony
fuckheaded (not a good adj. but I had that alliteration thing going.)
inept
incompetent
vindictive

I could go on...

JWM

PeggyU said...

Arrogant, Boorish Baboon, Conceited, Deceitful and Dictatorial, Equivocating Egocentric, Fact-challenged Fartface, Glib, Hypocritical Halfrican, Ignorant, Jugeared, Kakistocrat, Loathsome Liberal Leach, Megalomaniacal Me-Monkey, Preening Prevaricator, Quease-inducing Quisling, Radical, Sphincter, Uber sphincter ...

walt said...

Well, if you vote for liar, then you'll want to add ideologue to the list.

Anonymous said...

DESTRUCTIVE.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Heh. Good one, Walt. They're all not just good, they're accurate.

The list is really so I could call him a rainbowfarting-unicornhumpingkleptocrat. Or whatever.

jwm said...

I recall that most of the pejoratives that the left used on GWB were superlative in character: Bush was a big thug, a bully, a tough guy, a cowboy.
I notice the pejoratives for teh wun are all diminutive: petty, petulant, fairypants, etc.
No accident.

JWM

Froth said...

Scary limpdick?

oceanguy said...

Insufferable... I voted narcissistic, but insufferable is the word I find most fitting at the moment.

curmudgeon said...

This really should be multiple choice.