Skip to comments.Barack Obama book casts grim view of president's leadership
Posted on 09/18/2011 8:37:20 PM PDT by obama-facts
A new book about Barack Obama, whose Pulitzer-prize winning author received extensive co-operation from the White House, portrays the American president as indecisive, out of his depth and facing insubordination from advisers.
"Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President" by Ron Suskind, to be published tomorrow, could not have come at a worse time for Mr Obama. His popularity remains in the doldrums, he is struggling to implement a new economic plan and he faces a tough challenge to be re-elected next year.
Larry Summers, a former top economic adviser is quoted as telling Peter Orszag, then Mr Obama's budget director, at a dinner in Washington's Bombay Club: "We're home alone. There's no adult in charge. Clinton would never have made these mistakes." Mr Summers was US Treasury Secretary under President Bill Clinton.
Mr Orszag is quoted as telling the author: "Larry just didn't think the president knew what he was deciding."
Anita Dunn, a former Obama communications director, is quoted as saying that "looking back, this place would be in court for a hostile workplace ... Because it actually fits all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace for women."
Christine Romer, another former senior economic adviser, is quoted as saying after she was excluded from a meeting by Mr Summers: "I felt like a piece of meat." She is also said to have asked Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard professor and Obama ally: "Why is it always the women?" "Why are we the only ones with the balls around here?"
Mr Obama granted Mr Suskind, who wrote three bestsellers about the Bush administration that seriously damaged President George W. Bush's credibility, a 50-minute interview.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
“portrays the American president as indecisive, out of his depth and facing insubordination from advisers. “
So there’s nothing new in this book then?
He’s just a community rabble rouser.
Out of his depth?
I still say he won’t run in 12. No way.
Has this been reported to El Presidente via Attack Watch?? I hope America give BO a LONG Golf Vacation in 2012......I hope this Marxist is allowed no where near the White House after Sarah Palin become President Jan. 20 2013....
Christine Romer, another former senior economic adviser, is quoted as saying after she was excluded from a meeting by Mr Summers: “I felt like a piece of meat.” She is also said to have asked Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard professor and Obama ally: “Why is it always the women?” “Why are we the only ones with the balls around here?”
She’s not talking about Napolitono is she?
I still say he wont run in 12. No way.
I agree. He’ll come up with an excuse and bow out.
Obamots either don’t care or don’t read. Won’t make any difference to them. The independents who will decide the next election are three-headed donkeys who run with the last bit of news they hear 24 hours before the election.
Suggesting Clinton tended to act like an adult is a joke. Amped up teenager is more like it.
They seem to be piling on so he will decide not to run instead of the dims running another candidate in a primary.
We all know the threats of racial protests that would happen if he loses in a primary.
We are all in a mess thanks to those stupid voters who put him in the WH.
Not sure who in the dim party would want the job after he has defiled the office so badly. Seems to me, any Democrat who really loves this country would work to defeat Obama so we can have a chance to start trying to save life as we know it now.
They are trying to sell Hillary Clinton who is no better than Obama.
No such thing...
“Shes not talking about Napolitono is she?”
No, she’s speaking figuratively, not literally.
White House Insider...
regurgitates information well known.
The truth is simple and well known: President Obama is incompetent, clueless about the economy, and a poor decision-maker. He and his economic team walked into office during a serious financial crisis and took power-grabbing actions that prevented private sector jobs creation, added to the debt, and compromised ethical boundaries and common sense. He wastedtime taking over healthcare and engaging in payoffs to cronies. His policies prevented putting the economy back, so it is today in a place where it is not creating jobs and is still flat on its back.
After the Buffet millionaires tax bill fails, and the Stimulus Jobs 3 fails, Obmananarama may get the heave-ho by the dems.