Skip to comments.Obama's insular White House worries his allies (The rookie Hussein doesn't know what to do)
Posted on 12/26/2010 10:56:36 AM PST by Libloather
Obama's insular White House worries his allies
The president famously relies on a tight circle of advisors. But with Republicans running the House next year, many say Obama will need some new faces to convey a new message.
By Peter Nicholas, Washington Bureau
7:06 p.m. CST, December 24, 2010
Reporting from Washington In the West Wing it had become a pretty common sight: two national security aides with close ties to the president, Thomas Donilon and Denis McDonough, hurrying into the Oval Office to show him the latest piece of hot intelligence.
Some administration officials who watched the scene unfold worried that James L. Jones, the national security advisor at the time, was being left out of the loop and that Obama was being given raw reports before their meaning and import were clear.
A strong national security advisor might weed out what the president doesn't need to see. Yet Obama never quite clicked with Jones and the absence of a personal connection with the commander in chief turned out to be a handicap.
With Republicans in charge in the House next year, the Democrats contend, Obama needs new faces who might be better suited to negotiate with a resurgent GOP and come up with a fresh alternative to the now-dated 2008 campaign message of "hope and change." Some names being tossed around: former Secretary of State Colin Powell; outgoing Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell; and Erskine Bowles, a former chief of staff to Bill Clinton and co-chairman of Obama's deficit reduction panel.
"He's dealing with a new reality," Douglas Schoen, a pollster who advised Clinton, said in an interview.
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Obama still has allies? Who knew!
Zero is clearly lost. I believe his agenda is OVER from a Congressional point of view. He still controls the administrative alphabet soup agencies and controls via regulations.
Zer0 has plenty of Republican allies in the
Yes, his Allies. Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Cuba, Iran, Syria, ... The list is endless.
I don’t see what the lefties are worried about.
Seems the Repub leadership is happy to cut a deal for everything Obama wants.
This man is clueless. He and all his Ivy-league “advisors” are the most incompetent group of boobs ever seen in any administration in our history. They don’t know how to run a war, foreign policy, and haven’t a clue about domestic policy outside what they THINK about it within their precious upper-middle-class lives.
I just hope we can survive the next two years.
This article suggests that The One relies on other people, rather than the divinations of his own stellar intellect.
When the same was suggested of Bush, we were told that Cheney was the puppet master and Bush the mere dupe.
I shudder to think what this idiot is yet capable of bringing down on us
308 million people in the United States at a time of war and economic peril and this guy is our “leader”.
We are the worlds only super power and this guy is the most powerfull man in the world ?.
If that doesn’t keep you up at night, nothing will.
But because his Ivy league cronies think they are smarter than everybody else, they can’t admit or see that their running the Obama White House is a major problem.
And Obama himself can’t see it. Firstly, he’s very very liberal, and liberals are in love with their own opinions and denigrate any with other views as racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted, Neanderthal, etc.
Secondly, Obama doesn’t know how to be a leader or an executive. His very first job in life where he has had to be a manager or an executive is in his current job as President of the United States. The man doesn’t know how to run an office, how to work with a bureaucracy, how to delegate authority, how to expect underlings to be accountable and take responsibility, etc. He knows none of these things.
No tacit knowledge.
“He knows none of these things.”
And yet 40% still approve of the job he’s doing! What a f*#d up bunch of morons live in this country!
The little bastard sinks lower.
“If that doesnt keep you up at night, nothing will.”
This sums it up:
Insular? You dont say? It seems as he did not get any message since the November elections. The new Congress cant come soon enough.
RINO’s to the rescue!
“But isn’t that what the Democrats say about us? Aren’t we
better than that?”
Better than what? Isn’t it about time we started fighting fire with fire? Our meek demeanor has gotten us nowhere for the past 40 years. I challenge you to find a way to overcome this blight on America by means other than those used by Ms. Palin; telling the truth over and over even in the face of the liberal media onslaught.
End of story.
Please do not denigrate nor scandalize the term “Boobs” in this way. The word usually is used to address some very beautiful objects!
Zero’s advisors are nothing more than Thugs, Terrorists, Communists and Slimeballs.
On your second point, I dare say that none of Us with any leadership experience would have hired Zero to run the afternoon shift at a local McDonalds, let alone command a platoon of Cook Trainees at the local Army Reserve Unit!
Limbaugh pointed out that Zero uses the Teleprompter even in his “STAFF MEETINGS!” Those Staff Meetings must be a Happening deserving of inclusion on any remake of “Animal House!”
“Hope and Change” rings hollow now but “It’s Still Bush’s Fault” may have some mileage left.
Translation: Big words replaced by simple drawings, and unsettling references to "minorities" and "Muslims" changed to "whites" and "Jews".
The AnnointedIdiot indicated to all of us that a multitude of shit was over his head when he made his “above my paygrade” comment during the early part of the 2008 pres. elections. Nothing new here....move along. =.=
“Better than that”? You fight fire with fire in my book. =.=
And to that list one might add: Alexander, Corker, Cochran, Snow, Collins, Brown, Murkowski....
And those are the “nice” ones!
I’m good with that...
O’Bummer is skilled at only two things. Getting media support and getting Democratic Congresses to pass extremely socialist measures.
That’s enough to destroy America.
the Community Organizer in Chief will just have a talk with them and keep sending them federal grants. If he has to get serious he’ll send Hillary
So much for the Comeback Kid.
It's more than that.
The man has no concept of work. He doesn't know how. He was never taught. And he never learned how.
His idea of "getting something done" is to tell somebody else to do it.
Please add Miss Linda Graham to your list.
Zero’s RINO allies will be on the Tea Party list as TOAST in 2012 and 2014 and 2016. Cleaning the DC sewer is going to take time, but we have to dedicate ourselves to this task.
In fact, he's been the most effective administrator the Left has had in generations, having completely overrode all legitimate obstacles to their agenda. They should be giving him their highest honors. Well, in the kingdom of darkness, eating your dead may very well be the highest honor.
Hmmm. Emanating from Chicago, no less.
Those raised by islam do not have a proper guidance system built in, no consciousness that guides them to make sound logical decisions.
obama was doomed before he was elected.
I had to back off him a little...for once his comments on the START Treaty seemed correct to me...but in totality, you are correct!
The appellation "MS" is a construct of the socialist/feminazi left.
Start impeachment proceedings since he is NOT a NBC...due to his father...a Brit not an American Citizen.
His idea of "getting something done" is to tell somebody else to do it.
You are so right.
Not long ago, I ran across an old article that featured his Senate office. It pointed out the tasteful furnishings and "meaningful" artwork to be found there.
The desk was bare.
It also pointed out that the credenza behind the desk had file drawers, which were empty except for a "handful" of file folders.
I thought, looking at it, that this was a "showroom" office. There was nothing to indicate that any work was actually accomplished there. I'd have liked to have seen his staffer's desks by comparison.
Yes... the ghosts of Marx, Lenin, Stalin, and Mao.
Plus Castro, Chavez, Kim Jong-Il, and Imanutjob.
There is no substance.
An article which examined Obama's entire job history -- it was by either Byron York or Stanley Kurtz -- recorded a clear pattern. Obama would take a job -- economic analyst, attorney, community organizer, foundation board member, state senator, US senator, etc. -- and immediately complain that he couldn't get anything done...because he didn't have enough "power".
Thus, the next step up the career ladder -- in search of more "power". Which, of course, also proved to invest him with insufficient power to do what he wanted.
Clearly, this is a man who has no understanding of "power" and where it comes from. To him, "power" is a cloak of office. It isn't earned, it's assumed by virtue of position.
As a concept, leadership is meaningless; persuasion is unneccessary. "Power" is the force majeure to decree what one wants.
The man has the arrogance and ego of a totalitarian. And he has the maturity and judgment of an adolescent.
These are dangerous times.
His idea of "getting something done" is to say it's done.
He closed the Guantanamo Bay prison for terrorist his first week in office. But we still have prisoners there.
He spent a couple trillion bucks to create jobs. He declared he had "created or saved" jobs.
He held a job summit and declared jobs "created or saved".
He declared he was sending aid to Haiti after the earthquake, yet the aid has not yet arrived.
Let's be precise, shall we?
Obama's idea of "getting something done" is to tell somebody else to do it. Then, say that it's done.
Don, I think your font size is a little large for this type of response. Lighten up, sir!
“The man has the arrogance and ego of a totalitarian. And he has the maturity and judgment of an adolescent.”
Well stated, okie01!
I merely replied in the same manner as Mrs. Palin did when a reporterette used that salutary in the lead-up to a question.
The size of the font was for emphasis, as opposed to volume, that being implied through all-caps and excessive punctuation.
Nonetheless, I will try to be less excitable on such minor insulting trivialities.
Have a good ‘un
“I merely replied in the same manner as Mrs. Palin did when a reporterette used that salutary in the lead-up to a question.”
My apologies for reading too much into your post. Have a nice day.