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Barack Obama book casts grim view of president's leadership (It's confirmed, Obama's an idiot)
the telegraph ^ | 9/18/2011 | By Toby Harnden

Posted on 09/19/2011 3:36:25 AM PDT by tobyhill

"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."

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: confidencemen; obamunism; partisanmediashills; ronsuskind; suskind; timgeithner

1 posted on 09/19/2011 3:36:33 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

They often eat their own. Looks like they are going to do so now.


2 posted on 09/19/2011 3:40:41 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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The cover sez, "Winner of the Pulitzer Prize", don't forget *that*. ;') Susskind's a partisan media shill, and in the earlier topic I saw, it appears that he tries to absolve Zero of responsibility by scapegoating various worthies.

Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President Confidence Men:
Wall Street,
Washington, and
the Education
of a President

by Ron Suskind

Kindle Edition
Large Print Paperback


3 posted on 09/19/2011 3:42:41 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: tobyhill

It other news, water’s still wet, the Pope is still Catholic and bears to indeed...


4 posted on 09/19/2011 3:44:05 AM PDT by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: SunkenCiv
That's what makes this so special. No matter who comes to his defense and denies his incompetence, Obama can't even pretend to be smart without the lingering thoughts of his incompetence.

Obama is trying to create the class warfare but I think a lot of people out of work will think more in lines of “why would anyone tax the people that could be paying me?”.

Obama is now saying that there is no hope for the poor and unemployed so he'll attack the better off.

5 posted on 09/19/2011 3:53:18 AM PDT by tobyhill (A Democrat that doesn't lie would be a lie)
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To: tobyhill
Mr Orszag is quoted as telling the author: "Larry just didn't think the president knew what he was deciding."

This is what happens when you hire an OJT president. The lesson here is, in the future a President has to have run something other than his mouth prior to assuming office.

6 posted on 09/19/2011 3:56:53 AM PDT by YankeeReb (No matter what, AB0 in 2012.)
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To: tobyhill
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."

Heh. This, coming from a woman who idolizes Mao.

Whatever.

7 posted on 09/19/2011 3:56:56 AM PDT by edpc (Former Normalcy Bias Victim)
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To: edpc

It’s always good when the Communist eat their own.


8 posted on 09/19/2011 3:58:17 AM PDT by tobyhill (A Democrat that doesn't lie would be a lie)
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To: tobyhill
The book mimics some of what the Washington insider Ulsterman, News flavor was saying.
9 posted on 09/19/2011 3:59:00 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: kalee

Bttt


10 posted on 09/19/2011 4:02:37 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: tobyhill

This can’t be true, quick contact ATTACKWATCH.com


11 posted on 09/19/2011 4:06:07 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: tobyhill
I disagree with those who think Obama is smart, he's a dunce who happened to have won the election for all the oft stated reasons, unions, blacks, queers, white guilt, affirmative action, etc.

He does have a dream of completely destroying this country to be remade in a socialist/communist utopia, that only exists in his feeble brain. He is just smart enough to appoint people who are evil and smart enough to tell him what to do. Just look at all his appointments. Can you find even one who is not a socialist/communists?

These are the people who are pulling his strings, he trusts them to implement the destruction of our country and so far, they are doing a bang up job of it.

The man does not have the brain power to do it otherwise.

Listen to Obama talk, the man is of low intelligence, it's not hard to spot.

12 posted on 09/19/2011 4:11:48 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: tobyhill

Thought about getting the book but hate to promote the man in any way. Besides I can tell he’s an idiot without a book.


13 posted on 09/19/2011 4:13:06 AM PDT by JayGalt
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To: tobyhill
Clinton would never have made these mistakes."

What makes Mr. Summers think these were "mistakes?"

14 posted on 09/19/2011 4:14:28 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free)
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To: tobyhill

Who could listen to him speak and not think he’s an idiot. My 4 year old uses more appropriate voice inflection.


15 posted on 09/19/2011 4:19:26 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Graybeard58
Obama is nothing more than a product of the failed affirmative action program.

The ghetto loved him because he could speak their language. The Democrats loved him because he could change into the mold they desired. The world loved him because he was willing to throw Israel under the bus and tell them that America is the bad guys. The Greens loved him because they knew he would destroy the energy sector.

16 posted on 09/19/2011 4:22:26 AM PDT by tobyhill (A Democrat that doesn't lie would be a lie)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

B. Hussein’s handlers have decided he is a liability so they are beginning the effort to slowly discredit him. The “dims” and the powers that be want obama out and that is the ONLY reason some of the MSM are starting to make noise about obama being incompetent.


17 posted on 09/19/2011 4:24:10 AM PDT by Josa
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To: tobyhill

I think it is a mistake to view this creature as an idiot, in reality, he is a hero for the bitter, envious countries in the world how to rape, dismantle and destroy our country from within.

Even though they are drowning in the swamp because of our demise, they will cheer this creature and declare...at least America is getting their just reward.

Nikita Krushchev, if he were alive today, would be slamming his shoe on the table in the UN and declaring...’THAT”S what I’M talkin’ about’.


18 posted on 09/19/2011 4:24:15 AM PDT by RetSignman (It's Summertime...the "Goebbles Warmers" are back from hibernation.)
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To: tobyhill
The ghetto loved him because he could speak their language. The Democrats loved him because he could change into the mold they desired. The world loved him because he was willing to throw Israel under the bus and tell them that America is the bad guys. The Greens loved him because they knew he would destroy the energy sector.

Great post but I would add that the Lefties are blaming Obama for failing to properly implement their socialist/Marxist agenda. The MSM and the Left are not blaming the failed policy/ideology itself. IMO Obama has been a perfect left wing President for "them." He has "accomplished" a lot for the Leftist cause in 2 years. They don't see it that way though.

19 posted on 09/19/2011 4:31:10 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: tobyhill

Loved the comments:

ninhou Today 02:57
“I suspect he’ll be a one termer...but like Carter/Clinton..he’ll never shut the F up. One nice thing about Republican Presidents is when there out of office they don’t do any damage, they just gracefully fade into the background. And when they do surface it’s with dignity and class.”

Ha!!!

“O” will make as bad an x President as he does a President!!


20 posted on 09/19/2011 4:32:28 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change. " Robert Anthony)
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To: tobyhill

21 posted on 09/19/2011 5:08:01 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: tobyhill

I think barry is a jihadi, who hasn´t even begun his reign of destruction on this country.


22 posted on 09/19/2011 5:54:15 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: Graybeard58

Re post 12, you are absolutely correct.


23 posted on 09/19/2011 5:58:10 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (We .. have a purpose .. no longer to please every dictator with a vote at the UN. PM Harper)
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To: tobyhill

Basically what the country did in 2008 was turn the business of the nation over to the Marxist-spouting Harvard faculty members. The drooling, leftist idiots who hate capitalism are what we got with the Obama admin.


24 posted on 09/19/2011 6:42:28 AM PDT by driftless2
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