Skip to comments.You Don't Want Him in a Foxhole with You (The Won)
Posted on 06/07/2010 2:41:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Juan Williams to the amazement of some of his co-panelists let it rip on Fox News Sunday . The subject was nominally the Sestak and Romanoff scandals, but Williams found the bigger theme:
I think the problem here is this is an administration that, as Hillary Clinton famously pointed out, you may not want to have answer the 3:00 a.m. call.
These are guys who have tremendous vision about legislative achievements and specific things like health care, going forward on immigration, those difficult issues for America that America so far has failed to deal with.
But when it comes to the crisis, when it comes to the gulf oil spill, the wars, the recession, they feel as if its being imposed upon them, rather than taking the helm. I think thats what Americans are sensing right here. And I think its the source of their problem at the moment. Are you able to handle a crisis in a convincing way that inspires confidence? And so far, the president hasnt done that.
Now, some say he should just go into a rage. I dont think thats who Barack Obama is. I think hes a pretty cool character, fairly analytical, and I think we all admire as part of the meritocracy in America. Those are people who are really smart. But you know what? They dont know how to deal with this crisis, and I think lots of Americans therefore are blaming the president, fairly or unfairly.
Well, thats sort of a problem, since we live in a world filled with crises. Frankly, thats what being president is all about. The day-to-day issues and the mundane problems dont make it to the presidents desk. And the crises that have occurred during this administration and with the president front and center bombing attempts, incidents in the Middle East, a popular revolt in Honduras, the gulf spill have been bungled.
Even when the time frame for decision-making is not that tight, Obama has agonized and made things far worse. Recall the interminable Afghanistan seminars at the White House. Delay created the appearance of indecision, and the final announcement was a mishmash of the useful (more troops) and the destructive (a timeline). Then on the job scandal, Mara Liasson commented:
But the fact is that was a kind of ham-handed political act. Its something thats been done by every single administration in the past, to clear the field for an incumbent or a favored candidate. Then they proceeded to wait a very long time, an inexplicably long time, to explain what happened. And then when they did explain what happened, at least in Sestak, they didnt answer all the questions. And its morphed and weve all seen this movie before. Its now morphed into this call for an investigation. And this is what happens in Washington.
Obama was comfortable when running for office, when he could get by on rhetoric and as a legislator where no one is really responsible for anything. What hes ill-equipped to do is govern and lead. Plenty of people are hired for jobs beyond their abilities and outside their areas of competence. Unfortunately, the damage done by placing someone of that ilk in the White House is grievous and in some cases irreversible.
Yes we are—and she didn’t even mention his failure to close our borders.......
The article is a quote from Juan Williams on yesterday’s panel. I saw him and said WOW. He really said it, apparently doesn’t have much respect for The One.
He needs a vacation.
Our first Third World dictator in the White House.
"Hey, I thought I was in charge."
My sympathy goes out to the AF officer and all military detailed to the so-called POTUS.
OH NO where did that picture come from? Is it recent? IT IS AWFUL AND DISGUSTING.
Bottom line here is the phone has been ringing off the hook at 3AM and Obama has been rolling over and hitting the snooze button.
Didn’t they have those pants in her size?
—as has been pointed out, there is something seriously amiss in the society that elected the present national government-—
He’s not “ill-equipped.” He’s NON-equipped. He has no leadership whatsoever.
Oh, come on.
Michelle is the most glamorous woman in America with a wonderful sense of fashion.
My instinct is that Obama is a coward who will crack when things really get tough. He may just roll up in a ball and whimper.
Michelle, Michelle... One word: SPANX.
She really chose poorly in that picture.
Blue shoes with her green and yellow outfit?
I don't think so. Looks to have been taken about 20 lbs. ago
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