Skip to comments.Barack Obama 'too tired' to give proper welcome to Gordon Brown
Posted on 03/07/2009 12:16:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Barack Obama's offhand approach to Gordon Brown's Washington visit last week came about because the president has facing exhaustion over America's economic crisis and is unable to focus on foreign affairs, the Sunday Telegraph has been told.
Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been "overwhelmed" by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest.
British officials, meanwhile, admit that the White House and US State Department staff were utterly bemused by complaints that the Prime Minister should have been granted full-blown press conference and a formal dinner, as has been customary. They concede that Obama aides seemed unfamiliar with the expectations that surround a major visit by a British prime minister.
But Washington figures with access to Mr Obama's inner circle explained the slight by saying that those high up in the administration have had little time to deal with international matters, let alone the diplomatic niceties of the special relationship.
Allies of Mr Obama say his weary appearance in the Oval Office with Mr Brown illustrates the strain he is now under, and the president's surprise at the sheer volume of business that crosses his desk.
A well-connected Washington figure, who is close to members of Mr Obama's inner circle, expressed concern that Mr Obama had failed so far to "even fake an interest in foreign policy".
A British official conceded that the furore surrounding the apparent snub to Mr Brown had come as a shock to the White House. "I think it's right to say that their focus is elsewhere, on domestic affairs. A number of our US interlocutors said they couldn't quite understand the British concerns and didn't get what that was all about."
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they’re already giving excuses for obama. Poor him
The SOB oughta try working a real job, instead of sucking off the state teat like he has so far his ENTIRE life...
[Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been “overwhelmed” by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest. ]
Maybe he should quit staying up all night at the lavish taxpayer funded parties he’s throwing.
Oh bull crap. He is clueless and ignorant of history.
What a maroon.
...and the poor guy - his hair is turning gray. He’ll be replaced by summer.
Oh, really? What did he think the President does all day? State dinners and speaking engagements and photo ops?
Guess what, President Obama. You wanted the job, you got the job. Now man up and do the job.
obama is just plain incompetant
Going to the gym, looking at himself in the mirror, playing basketball, and partying every Wednesday night sure can wear a person out.
He’s in way over his head, we’ve known this all along, the rest of the world is finding out.
Here is a scary quote: "A well-connected Washington figure, who is close to members of Mr Obama's inner circle, expressed concern that Mr Obama had failed so far to "even fake an interest in foreign policy"."
Anyone miss George W. Bush yet???
ROFL..this reads like satire which makes it all the worse..
If I were a betting man, I’d bet this guy has a meltdown well before his term is up. He hasn’t even begun to deal with Russia, Iran, Syria along with a plethora of other problems.
He’s going to crash and burn..
Boma just needs a little blow. He’ll be alright if he can just do a couple of lines....
Meanwhile every Wednesday night he’s got a party with Stevie Wonder or whoever the entertainer is for that week . . . what a load.
[the president’s surprise at the sheer volume of business that crosses his desk. ]
So sorry Barry, the President actually has responsibilities. I realize this is your first real job so you may not have known that.
So much for Obama being “cool” and “unflappable.”
Mr. Magoo, you're back!
Hell, this incompetent jackass is making me miss Bubba Clintoon.