Skip to comments.Car Wreck at the White House ("Creeping sense that the bottom has fallen out...no second term")
Posted on 06/11/2012 8:41:59 PM PDT by kristinn
It has been a Junius Horribilis for President Obama.
Job growth has stalled, the Democrats have been humiliated in Wisconsin, the attorney general is facing a contempt-of-Congress citation, talks with Pakistan have broken down, Bill Clinton is contradicting Obama, Mitt Romney is outraising him, Democrats and Republicans alike are complaining about a cascade of national-security leaks from his administration, and he is now on record as saying that the private sector is doing fine.
Could it get any worse?
Early Monday morning, Obama learned that it could. His aides delivered the news to him that his commerce secretary had been cited for a felony hit-and-run after allegedly crashing his car three times over the weekend. In one incident, the previously obscure Cabinet officer apparently rear-ended a Buick, spoke to the cars occupants, then hit the vehicle again as he left.
For the White House, it was just the latest entry in the when-it-rains-it-pours ledger. This has been one of the worst stretches of the Obama presidency. In Washington, there is a creeping sense that the bottom has fallen out and that there may be no second term. Privately, senior Obama advisers say they are no longer expecting much economic improvement before the election.
Carney had the unenviable task of confronting the full arsenal of gloom at Monday afternoons briefing.
The AP asked about the presidents unfortunate private-sector-is-fine remark. The Reuters correspondent asked about the economic head winds from Europe. Ed Henry of Fox News Channel asked about the looming contempt-of-Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder. Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News asked about the Supreme Court striking down Obamacare. Norah ODonnell of CBS News asked about calls for a special prosecutor to probe leaks. Victoria Jones of Talk Radio News asked about the stalled talks with Pakistan.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
NOTE: The headline at The Post has been changed from the original "Car Wreck..." to "Pileup at the White House."
We'll get the blame.
The ONE needs to play 9 holes and then send a tweet to himself. That will invigorate him.
Depend on it.
Sounds like somebody leaked the WH internal polls to WP reporters. And there’s no good way to spin them.
Could it get any worse?
We can only hope and pray.
Remember that whole “car in the ditch” and “take the keys away” crap the White Crib spewed a few years ago? Isn’t it fitting that Mr Soetoro’s Commerce Secretary may REALLY have his keys taken away?
**The AP asked about the presidents unfortunate private-sector-is-fine remark. The Reuters correspondent asked about the economic head winds from Europe. Ed Henry of Fox News Channel asked about the looming contempt-of-Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder. Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News asked about the Supreme Court striking down Obamacare. Norah ODonnell of CBS News asked about calls for a special prosecutor to probe leaks. Victoria Jones of Talk Radio News asked about the stalled talks with Pakistan.**
This is hilarious!
It’s bad enough when an utterly corrupt political machinery, coupled with a moronic and degenerate voting public, puts an alien - and a Moslem at that - in the White House who was never constitutionally qualified and he spends four years undermining and destroying the nation.
The “car wreck” at the White House was the day this simple tool was given the oath of office.
The “car wreck” in the United States was the day he was allowed to run for president.
LOL! that is humorous.
Somehow I get the impression that Bama doesn’t lose sleep at night. Whatever doesn’t affect him with inconveniences he blows it off and just enjoys his priveleged fun in the sun. He be Choomin’ with or without the maria juanita.
There’s a holdup in the Bronx, Brooklyn’s broken out in fights...
Could it get worse?
Yes, he could bounce back.
Obama is doing SIX fundraisers Tuesday, and little else.
We barely passed the first one-third of June. The big gong will be Scotus decision on Obamacare. It'll dwarf all things so far, whatever the decision is.
Free Republic is going to be on the top of my summer reading list!
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