Skip to comments.Where the Buck Stops, Some See a Bystander (NYTimes-Bystander Bammy)
Posted on 10/30/2013 5:30:02 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
President Obama finds himself under fire on two disparate fronts these days, both for the botched rollout of his signature health care program and for the secret spying on allied heads of state. In both instances, his explanation roughly boils down to this: I didnt know.
As a practical matter, no president can be aware of everything going on in the sprawling government he theoretically manages. But as a matter of politics, Mr. Obamas plea of ignorance may do less to deflect blame than to prompt new questions about just how much in charge he really is.
In recent days, the presidents health and human services secretary said that despite internal concerns and a failed test run Mr. Obama was not told about serious problems with the new programs website until it was rolled out this month. Other officials said the president was not aware that the National Security Agency was tapping the phone of Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and other friendly leaders until this summer, although intelligence officials said Tuesday that others in the White House had known.
Opposition lawmakers and pundits have seized on the White House explanations to accuse Mr. Obama of being a bystander president, as the Republican National Committee put it. Even some Democrats are scratching their heads at the seeming detachment from significant matters.
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I had to put my glasses on to make sure I was reading correctly. Yep - New York Times.
Barry put in about as much effort as president as he did
on the law review.
He will go down in history as the laziest president ever.
With all of that golf, vacations, and parties how could he know anything?
President Bystander.....that’s the perfect name for this lame-ass lying POS.
In business, the Chief Executive Office (Captain of Industry) is responsible for every action performed by his employees -- that's one reason the pay is so high, because the risks are high. And why, Mr. Obama, do you think you receive $400,000 per year plus all the benefits of being the Chief Executive Officer of the Executive Branch of the US government? Because you're pretty? Because you play golf at the drop of a hat?
BHO, it's your job to know what is going on, especially since you are also the Captain of the Ship of State. There is no "plausible deniability" when it comes to overt acts.
When an executive is blind-sided by an employee, that employee is fired or otherwise punished. What has happened here to show that you are responsible in your job? And remember that executives have been convicted of felonies done by their underlings and agents; just look up the history of William B. Moore and his brush with federal prison because a consultant (not an employee!) bribed a Postal Service officer!
You asked for this job. You fought for this job. You continue fighting to hold onto the job. So, do the job.
The MSM is desperately screaming at the Democrats to drag his intransigent arse back from the brink before the midterms get here.
Their internal polls must show another Tea Party Tsunami is on the horizon. And beyond that, a total collapse of faith in government. THAT they cannot abide. They’d throw even their sainted black man under the bus first.
When you’ve lost the NYT,....well, there aren’t many left