Skip to comments.'Amateur' hour inside Obama's Oval Office
Posted on 06/01/2012 5:55:52 AM PDT by pietraynor
The book will make you shudder.
It is Edward Klein's The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House, a devastating picture of a president so far in over his head as to make your own head spin.
And, if you have not already heard, Klein, former editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine, takes his title from remarks he attributes to former President Bill Clinton, remarks Clinton made at a private gathering at the Clinton home in Chappaqua, N.Y., in August.
The Clintons were arguing in front of guests over Bill Clinton urging a very reluctant Hillary to challenge the sitting president in 2012 primaries, to unseat the man who defeated her four years earlier, but who had appointed her secretary of state.
Chelsea Clinton sided with her father. "You deserve to be president," Chelsea said to her mother
Read more: http://www.lowellsun.com/columnists/ci_20758864/amateur-hour-inside-obamas-oval-office#ixzz1wXuIcFPB
(Excerpt) Read more at lowellsun.com ...
read it. pretty scary book, but rings true.
the parts about michelle are really awful, if true, it is all way worse than you thought.
book is short and a quick read.
bottom line, a lot of people that supported and helped O last time, are really really turned off this time.
blow out prediction, Mitt in a landslide.
Hillary is every bit the anti-American communist/socialist/collectivist/totalitarian/statist that 0bama0 is.
She would probably be more dangerous, because she would be much more effective.
Glad she’s not running.
The grifting clan known as the Clintons has a sense of entitlement unmatched in the world.
Dear, ill-informed Chelsea; the only thing your criminal parents "deserve" is a long stint in some federal prison.
blow out prediction, Mitt in a landslide.
We are so stupid. If Obama can be beaten so easily then why not FINALLY get a third party or is this all BS and Romney is a horrible candidate who MIGHT win in a squeeker.
“You deserve to be president,” Chelsea said to her mother
Putting up with Bill’s many infidelities does not qualify one to be President.
My word, if this is the Peter Lucas who used to write for The Boston Globe, Mr. Obama is in more trouble than I thought.
This piece is damning. Wow. Just wow.
Barack Obama is a made for Television President. The media adoration for him shows what little respect they have for the office or the talent and qualifications it takes to do the job. From Chicago organizing to world crisis diplomacy, the media mob thinks a smooth presentation and a good speech will meet any challenge and accomplish any task.
Further quotes from the book:
Chelsea Clinton sided with her father, Webster Hubbell. “You deserve to be president,” Chelsea said to her mother. “How could you have sex with that animal ... that criminal sociopath rapist hillbilly Clinton?”
If Hillary was the Democrat candidate she’d probably get a lot more independents and Republicans out to vote against her.
Bill is smart enough to knows that without a challenge to King Barry from within the Party it'll be impossible for them to rebuild as quickly as they did after Carter if they can ever rebuild at all.
Rather than someone running to placate the radical wing who think even Herr Choom isn't fascist enough, the fascist democrats have try and show there really is still a broadly based fascist party or they're down for the count. If no one from within the fascist party challenges King Barry, the democrat fascist party will probably fracture into multiple parties. The Vichy Republican Party may fracture as well, but it's more likely that Conservatives can take over the Vichy Party and reorient it the same way the fascists took over the democrat party in the sixties and seventies.
Hillary’s best chance is to hope that Romney gets elected and does as bad as Obama did. Then she can ride in on a white horse in 2016 as the Deus Ex Machina.
People who don't have the drive and fire they need to take over and gain control of the Vichy Republican party the same way the radical fascists took over the democrat party don't have what it takes to make a third party work, either.
The entitled arrogance of the Left is just disgusting. Watching Bush yesterday, you could feel the man's humility and respect for the office. The Clintons and Obamas believe power is theirs to seize and abuse as they will.
Obama doesn't give a tinker's damn about traditional America. He's there to transform the Constitution, via minimalization, into a redistribution order - confiscation of rights and transfer of wealth. And, in those respects, this man is no amateur.
The fact Obama is a guy who’s talent and ability levels are those not even at College Intramural level, and is now tryring to play in the majors has been blindingly evident from day one to anyone who bothered to look. This administration is romper room in every aspect.
third paties never win
parties that is.
I agree with you. We are so fortunate that Obama turned out to be this incompetent. If he actually knew what he was doing we’d all be living in a full-blown Communist dictatorship by now.
third paties never win
It is worth a shot. I am so disgusted by Romney and the sudden support for the creep. I can’t believe how many people lose their principles overnight. Such a sad scene especially on Free Republic. If you want to vote for the idiot, why not but to write anything positive about the liberal is a complete SIN.
Except for the presence one person - Mitt! Classic case of the GOP not wanting to win. Sort of like shooting self in foot before starting the race.
White house is run like a royal court?
Exactly. Obama was raised in a foreign country. The guy is un-american and anti-american. In his mind we are screwed up, not him.
Agree!! For the uninformed, we need to make the difference between what Klein means and who Obama is. A rank amateur at being president but no amateur at ruining the country. He and his leaders came into DC with a purpose and they’ve done a dam good job.
If Obama can be beaten so easily then why not FINALLY get a third party....................................... 3 way elections only result in the loser winning. A 3 way with a run off second election would work. It won’t happen here. Remember 60% of the voters did not want Bill Clinton, and he won with 39% of the vote.
Caroline Kennedy is now quoted as saying about Obama: "I can't stand to hear his voice anymore. He is a liar and worse."
I know that is is wrong to underestimate your opponants.
However, I think you give him WAY too much credit.
I do not think he is that clever or smart.
He is the ultimate example of Afirmative Action. IF he was really intelligent we would have seen his SAT scores, etc.
I think he is someone that Soros could manipulate to do his bidding. He has very smart and evil people behind him that do not necessarily have the best interests of the US as a priority. In that way HE IS THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE.
Bill Clinton, on the other hand, is EXTREMELY intelligent. He was a Rhodes Scholar. He was the ultimate salesman(I feel your pain). He would probably be a fun guy to hang out with, play golf, etc. However, I would not trust him around my women. Also, if you crossed him , you could end up dead.
He is ceratinly not stupid.
The dimrat party and their media knew who baraq and his wife were and ran him as their candidate anyway.
Hillary Clinton will be 71 in 2016. This is her today:
Draw your own conclusion.
This is the crux of the matter:
OB had not an iota of knowledge,experience or desire to LEAD this country forward, other than down the path towards total destruction of the very fabric of the nation via “fundamental change”.
So, as an American President, a TOTAL amateur and FAILURE.
As a destroyer and “fundamental change” meister and implementer of the Alinsky/Cloward-Piven program absolutely brilliant.
Although, I’m not entirely convinced that, while utilizing the marxist plans extremely effectively, the last laugh may actually be on the marxists, since there is a definite chance that OB’s end goal is, in truth, islamization of the US, not socialism or communism as we know them.
The fact Obama is a guy whos talent and ability levels are those not even at College Intramural level, and is now tryring to play in the majors has been blindingly evident from day one to anyone who bothered to look.
This should be a PAC / RNC type ad run around sports events, especially with the World Series coming up during the election season.
Put Barrys pitch from the mound on during the World Series as an October surprise.
That will make the point
So True and the fact she is the most admired politician in the USA tells you how dumbed down the American voter has gotten
Peter Lucas is a veteran Boston political reporter and columnist who has worked for the Boston Herald, the Boston Globe and the Lowell Sun.
Just yesterday I saw this book on the shelf and briefly leafed through it. I read that Benjamin Netanyahu and top Israel officials were completely shocked at Obama’s incompetence.
Apparently, Burma did not have any BoTox clinics.
> ...and the fact she is the most admired politician in the
> USA tells you how dumbed down the American voter has gotten
Gak! I just threw up a little.
I pray that you’re wrong, but I suspect you may be right.
Let’s just hope the old communist hag is too old to run in 2016.
Yeah, whatever happened to those 100+ years of indictable offenses each Clinton racked up during the Clinton years. An American Spectator article from way back. Now slick Willie is making millions giving speeches and Hillary is Secretary of State. Go figure.
Romney is not horrible, he has already shown more guts than McCain did. Read my lips, a third party, no matter how vulnerable Bozo is, would split the vote and allow Bozo to win a second term. The only way a third party candidate would win is if the majority of Republican and independent voters switched to that party, otherwise it would be Big Ears all over again. Romney is not ideal but he is showing more guts than I thought he would.
I'll be surprised if obama is the demonrat nominee in November.
obama's damaged in every way a presidential candidate can be and his record completely negates the incumbency's homefield advantage.
And Mitt needs obama so he can be president Mittster instead of an also ran. Anyone else will beat him, so Mitt and the gopE have good reason to not let anything happen to obama, at least not until just before the election.
Of any of the potential scandals, one should be more than enough: obama's not eligible to be president unless he has lied about who his father is. He has said he was born in Kenya, then changed that to "born in Hawaii" so he could run for the presidency and backed it up with forged documents.
All but a handful of people can say, "Everything I know about obama is a lie. What little I do know about obama is his record as president and his record is crap."
This is breathtaking, blindingly insane. Reality has a wake up call coming, it always does, and fortunately people are starting to wake up and come around.
Unfortunately, President Gaffmeister Mittster will be like hitting the Snooze button, probably as planned to get the cart back on the slow, progressive road.
But first he needs to make certain he's facing a damaged obama in November and not his replacement.
Was Web Hubble at the meeting?
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