Skip to comments.Media doesn't hold back on President Obama
Posted on 09/16/2013 8:55:35 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
President Barack Obama is damaging his presidency, weakening Americas standing in the world, and displaying inexplicable incompetence.
The media figure making those accusations isnt Bill OReilly or Rush Limbaugh, Charles Krauthammer or Glenn Beck. The critic doesnt host a right-wing talk show, anchor a Fox News program, or write for the pages of the Weekly Standard. In fact, hes not even a conservative.
Its Joe Klein, the Time Magazine political columnist. Obama has lost some serious altitude: In the world, with the Congress, and most importantly with the American people, Klein, a veteran journalist and political moderate, told POLITICO.
Klein isnt alone: In recent months, and especially since the start of the Syria mess, Obama has been enduring some of the toughest and most widespread press criticism of his four-and-a-half years as president. It isnt just coming from the usual suspects on the right. Increasingly, the skepticism is coming from the center and even from the left from White House reporters, progressive editorial boards, foreign policy experts and MSNBC hosts.
And Obama has mostly himself to blame for the recent wave of media negativity (although the Republicans have been glad to lend a hand). To hear the press tell it, his handling of the Syria crisis has been confusing and contradictory at best, making him appear weak on the international stage. His administrations persecution of whistleblowers and surveillance of the press are at odds with the promises he made as a candidate. His inability to push a progressive agenda through congress makes him appear ineffective.
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Gee, where were these Rip van Winkle’s the last 4.5 years?
Since this is Klein, could it be the not so fine, heavy hand of the Clintoons machine at work... to bare the ground and beat back any obstruction from the designate Biden moron, or a 3rd term ploy by obamaumao?
Thanks for posting this!
???ARE YOU KIDDING ME? The only talent Obama has is reading other people’s words off the teleprompter very well......incompetence personified! If only the Media had told the truth about him.........
The one thing a fraudulent person can never afford is exposure.... Obama, and his administration, have been exposed and even the leftists are beginning to see it. I truly believe many on the left were far more in love with what Obama represented than who he was.
Too bad for us it is too late.
Klein is not a moderate. His is a card-carrying liberal.
Anyhow, Obama has gotten some bad press recently. He certainly deserves it. However, the media will politely shut up again and be in full “rah-rah” mode for Hillary when she is running.
He constantly goes from incompetence to ideology, most of the time it is hard to tell what is which.
He’s going to slip away and they will blame us.
You are spot on, This guy is not against Obama, he is setting the stage.
Republicans will get the blame, Hell! Maybe Obama will get the blame but the fox has already raided the hen house.
The headline is a joke. They are holding back and they always will.
Obama really looked like a warhawk trying to sell his war on behalf of the muslim brotherhood and al Qaeda.
incompetence is his ideology
Sure, now that their African communist p.o.s. is safely re-elected, the Democrat “mainstream” newsrooms suddenl;y have the integrity to do real journalism and stuff. No sale.
“.......His inability to push a progressive agenda through congress makes him appear ineffective.”
If he’s ineffective at pushing the progressive agenda then why is it everywhere there’s a pile of stinking Leftist politics in the way? Politics to the left, politics to the right, in front, and back. One cannot move because of all the damned stinking Leftist politics.
Don’t look up, and be very careful where you step. The stuff doesn’t cleanup well.
Very attentive observation my friend. Observe the source and understand who they are affiliated with, connect the dots. Question motives. Qui bono?
Be are aware you are being played from both sides. Red team, blue team, they are the same.
Over the past few election cycles, many people caught hell saying the same thing about the propaganda against Ross Perot and Ron Paul. The difference was that propaganda came from the National Review, Hot Air, Ace of Spades, Mark Levin and Charles Krauthammer.
I don’t trust any of them any longer. They are all in it together to support big gov. Notice the left and right always agree on attacks to big gov.
Ever wonder why we elect a local rep and think we are represented, only to learn all of our Congressmen have to lick boot on John Boehner or Nancy Pelosi? 435 reps condensed down to 2 people controlling the agenda and whom we didn’t elect? Didn’t happen by accident.
They look like honest journalists now that the Fox has left the hen house.
Hey! would you look at that!?
What was it?
Dunno It’s skittered off.
This is Joe Klien reporting...
More like America’s idiocy...
Isn’t Klein Hebrew for “Slow learner”?
It’s as if the left has stuck their foot in a big pile of steaming dog shit and waited for 5 years to start trying to wipe it off.
I wouldn’t take Klein’s nasty statements about Obama too seriously. He’ll still vote for him over any Republican. Klein is the dope who thinks Republicans voted for Reagan to get back at black people. You can’t get more stupid than that.
They did the same thing with Krinton - at some point in Krinton’s second term there was all this angst about “missed opportunities” and “squandered political capital” and such. I guess once the libs realize that the sea levels aren’t going down and the children of the world aren’t joining hands and singing Kumbaya or It’s a small world buyer’s remorse eventually and inevitable sets in. Just part of the natural cycle of things due to the inherent contradictions present in “liberalism”.
Blue Lips is vermin. Scum. Deserving of extermination — he and all those he brought into his sphere of influence.
To believe otherwise is to believe in the demise of America.
Back when this guy first came on the scene several people would say to me “Obama made a great speech.” I ask them what he said and they’d give me this blank stare.
mrs. bill? really? You actually believe that moochele will not cast her name out there as the next "greatest" president when she has so 'obviously' been the rock upon which obamba has based his political career upon? Of course she will run against mrs bill -and win!
What, you lot don't think anyone will vote for moochele? You raycyst!
(psst! Not so loud, mate! Don’t you know he’s one of the ‘Flying Meshuganovs’?
Now that they’ve re-elected him, they can pretend objectivity.
“...displaying inexplicable incompetence.”
It’s completely explicable: morons elected a community organizer! Who did they think they were getting, Winston Churchill???
Be careful. NEVER trust the socialist-liberal media.
Now that the media is taking a hard look at Obama, his staff will have to keep him hidden in the White House attic, like a crazy uncle.
>> The critic doesnt host a right-wing talk show, anchor a Fox News program... Its Vladimir Putin, err... Joe Klein
So only then the criticism is legitimate...
You're not really falling for this, are you?
There was a Stewart Klein that was a movie critic,
Any time that the Washington Press Corps isn’t slithering on the floor, squeeling as they fight for a chance to lick Barry’s shoes, I can bring myself to credit them with having taken “a hard look at Obama.”
You made your bed.
Now you get to sleep on the wet spot
Yeah, but the US is becoming more and more like California. No matter how difficult the Democrats make our lives or how incompetent they are, people will still reelect them.
The thing that gets to me here is ‘inexplicable’ incompetence. As if, because he went to the right schools and spoke properly he was somehow ever competent.
My thought exactly. WE’VE been seeing this since the man got in - has there ever been an emptier suit in the WH? He had NO experience coming in, no distinguished work record, nothing - nothing to recommend him except he was an interesting color and “clean and articulate” according to Clinton or Biden, I forget which.
Recipe for disaster we all saw coming. From day one his major concern seems to be enjoying himself playing and vacationing and being late for everything. “He seems amazed by the sheer amount of work going across his desk.” - the Daily Mail. You have to go to International papers to get any real info about him.
Only the dems and libs are surprised that in the end, he seems clueless.
Any sane person stops reading at this bold faced lie: “...Klein, a veteran journalist and political moderate, told POLITICO.”
Hey Joe, he only had ALTITUDE because YOU MEDIA are the
wind beneath his wings. WISE UP MEDIA!!
I quit reading after they said Joe Klein was a moderate
“Its Joe Klein, the Time Magazine political columnist.”
Klein is a mouthpiece for the Clinton’s. You can bet Hillary is behind this.
Well, when Obama has lost Joe Klein.....
It’s a Johnson/Cronkite moment.
Joe Klein, “political moderate.”
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