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Posted on 12/18/2013 9:41:48 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
Everyone is doing thoughtful year-end pieces on President Obama. Writers and reporters agree hes had his worst year ever. I infer from most of their essays an unstated but broadly held sense of foreboding: Theres no particular reason to believe next year will be better, and in fact signs and indications point to continued trouble.
I would add that in recent weeks I have begun to worry about the basic competency of the administration, its ability to perform the most fundamental duties of executive management. One reason I worry is that I frequently speak with people who interact with the White House, and when I say, That place just doesnt seem to work, they dont defend it, they offer off-the-record examples of how poorly the government is run. One thing thats clear this holiday season: New Yorks Democrats, to the degree they ever loved the president, dont love him anymore, and have moved on. They are not thinking about what progress he might make in Washington next year, theyre talking about what Hillary might do the year after that.
My worries came home with a certain freshness after the Mandela memorial, where the United States Secret Service allowed the president of the United States to stand for 19 minutes next to the famous sign-language interpreter who, it was quickly revealed, was not only a fraud but a schizophrenic con man who is now said to have been involved in two deaths. ~snip~ That said, it still looks like very basic negligence, as if no one is keeping enough of an eye on the Secret Service, no ones checking the quality of the advance or sending emails asking: Hey, what do we know about the sign language guyany chance hes a mentally ill criminal?
It all looks so lax, so loosey-goosey.
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The signs say the GOPe will be very helpful to Obama and self-immolate
Obama is a dork.
And an idiot.
Face it, libs, YOUR president is a quota baby.
I’ll take a Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams or Justice Thomas for president any day. These men have earned their position through talent, persistence, and intelligence.
Too bad you had such White guilt that you were suckered into voting for this fraud, Noonan.
Peggy Noonan, always the last to know ...
I used to love reading Peggy Noonan - but that was a long tme ago - now she’s just tedious.
Recent WEEKS? After five years of watching these clowns?
Oh, c’mon. The IRS has known very well what they’re doing and although corruption always has its inefficiencies and huge, tax-payer-covered expenses to see that everyone is paid off, what other administration has ever been so complete and effective in fraudulently throwing an election for their unpopular guy?
The are propagandists in protection mode for their messiah peggy... and we remember that you worshiped him also... and it seems your love still glows deeply within for the man that couldn’t run a lemonade stand.
I would add that in recent weeks I have begun to worry about the basic competency of the administration, its ability to perform the most fundamental duties of executive management.
Hmmm. It seems Ms. Noonan's exercise in sycophancy wasn't as good for her as it was for President You Didn't Build That.
Look at what OBAMA did before becoming president..Nothing... we elect a lot of nothings...
It is good they are incompetent! Just imagine how bad it would be if they knew what they were doing?
I hope you are addressing that comment to Noonan, and not to me. LOL.
Its not your job to think like that. It is the secret services only job to think like that.
Thomas Sowell would have made such an excellent First Black President. Such a shame.
Noonan, Krauthammer, Will: catastrophic failures in judgment.
How would anyone pay for the opinion of these idiots?
All part of the media elites.
Nice folks to have at your dinner party.
Ms. noonan turned in to an idiot a long time ago.
But, but, but. What about “colon” powell? LOL! Socially promoted general? Me thinks yes.
Pretty bad when PEGGY NOONAN is worried about basic defense of the country & Obummer screwing it up. Then again, I think Obummer told us all we needed to know about whether he will defend Americans when Benghazi happened .... the answer is "no". Of course Benghazi was 'abroad' ... Peggy is actually worried about the homeland. My, how things have changed (for the worse) since The Won was elected.
And how did things get to this point?
1. Dumbass voters,
2. encouraged by dumbass “journalists”,
3. elected a dumbass President,
4. who promoted more dumbasses to positions of power.
Eventually, all that accumulated incompetence & idiocy was going to have some consequences. We’re seeing it now.
I think Jimmy Carter was an incompetent president who was in way over his head. 0bama is an evil person who hates America and is doing a damn good job of destroying our country and our liberty.
25th Amendment time? Section 4?
Biden becomes President, Hillary gets approved as VP.
Obozo is used up and may have no further value to his handlers. He is more and more of a negative, a burden, rather a plus for them.
Podesta joining the White Hut is a big deal. His Center for American Progress is a Soros funded entity.
Sounds like the Clintons will be cashing in some chips soon.
Her essays are just one continuous sigh.
Good point but I’m reminded of the AIC (agent in charge) in Dallas the night of November 21, 1963 being interrogated about “where were your agents that night?!
The answer we learned later was that a lot of them were in bars drunk.
The SS likes to brag they are a much more professional organization now.
Letting an alledged killer and madman stand next to the president while he is fake signing renders their claim about “professionalism” dubious at best.
Some of us think it is just another example of how ANY civilian government agency, shot through with political correctness and affirmative action policies, can EVER MANAGE OR RUN ANYTHING.
Turn protection of the President over to the Navy Seals anyone?
Question: if this were the regime in China, what would happen to Secretary Sebelius? Would she not, at this point, be lying in a ditch with a bullet in her head?
China executed its former top food and drug regulator today...this was July 11, 2007
It wouldn't surprise me if Powell were brought in next year to serve as another adviser to TOTUS.
“Look at what OBAMA did before becoming president..Nothing”.
If only he had stuck to what he did best.
I disagree with this being a bad year for Obama. In fact. I say it has been a fantastic year for Obama.
In this year he has single handedly taken ALL federal government power in to the executive branch. He has solidified his army of welfare recipients, unions, blacks, and federal workers. He has purged the military of any general officers that will refuse unconstitutional orders. Soon he will have 100% of control of the federal judiciary. Congress has been rendered completely powerless and useless. He has destroyed the US medical industry. He has taken control of nearly all means of production. He has gotten every single thing he wanted and was practically given to him by Boehner and McConnel.
How anyone can say this has been a bad year for Obama isn’t paying attention. I am not saying it is a good thing for us or the country but it certainly hasn’t been bad for Obama.
The only thing more idiotic than the Obama regime is the people that voted for him.
I find her hand wringing, ‘more in sorrow than in anger’ tone repellent. Total fail as a pundit.
Democrats love to be thought of as incompetent. It is their last straw excuse when they’ve been caught doing something illegal or corrupt.
They helped get Obama elected. Now they want to make money by pointing out what we knew before the election???
That's what they really cared about anyway.... Sticking it to whitey.
Liberalism is a mental illness that won't let reality break the delusion.
Ooh, I think you’re onto something. I just don’t see how Obama can complete his second term. It makes sense for the Democrats to get him out of the way well before the 2016 election
The administration is most certainly NOT incompetent; they’re doing their level best to destroy the United States, and they’re succeeding quite well, thank you.
There was Hope and Change,,,
Now we are Leaning Forward . . .
Informed sources tell me that he has recruited the unvetted criminal moron the SA Government hired to sign at the Mandella funeral to run the FAA due to the fellow's repeated impressive and creative use of his hand to portray a crashing airliner.
In addition to this idiot interpreter's appealing incompetence, did I mention his PRIMARY qualification? He's BLACK!!
And these dorks call US racist!
Enjoy your next flight!!!
How can anyone still say Obama is incompetent? He is not - he just doesn’t care. These aren’t his priorities. He’s focused on his goal, the big picture. He is a revolutionary and he and his cronies are well on their way to their planned blood-less coup d’état. Health care is the big prize as it gives them life and death control - and control, total control is what they seek. After that all they need is amnesty to secure a Dem president for the next 100 yrs. and their golden - and we are so screwed. Wake up America!
In the next 3 years I won’t be surprised if NATO attacks the US and goes on to win the war in just a few weeks.
Surely Peggy Noonan doesn’t really think that Obama would have the will or guts to act decisively on a nuclear threat. The “codes” are hardly the weak link here.
Peggy can’t possibly be figuring out only now, that both the puppet and the puppeteers are empty vessels. Is this just her fuzzy way of softening up lefties to the hard fact that things fall apart when leaders are incompetent, and that falling apart has consequences? That three more years of this idiot are so dangerous that he needs to go NOW? It is hard to read this otherwise.
And Peggy is supposed to be a big brain-truster? God help us.
peggy absolutely. I apologize my friend... I would never insult a fellow FReeper like that. Please forgive my poor post!
Impeachment File for the 2014 Impeachment of B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, a documented legal citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.
It’s possible to be both incompetent and dangerously destructive. You accomplish that when your main goal is to destroy the country and the good things that you claim to produce are screwed up by blinding incompetence.
Remember all the dumb kids in school who required the teacher to go over and over the same material and still didn’t catch on? They’re in charge now. That’s what happens when political correctness finally wins out over the meritocracy.
I was a little surprised that Noonan seemed so ... well, "alarmed" by it all after the unmitigated worshipful butt kissing done previously. Even Baba Wawa (Barbara Walters) is confessing to the realization that he is disappointingly no "messiah". As for NOW , that would be nice.
He’s never run a business, city or a State. He’s no education in economics, no experience in foreign affairs and the claim of being a constitutional scholar is laughable because he doesn’t agree with it anyway.
Now we see gross mismanagement, incompetence, deceit, chaos, etc. while the world laughs at us.
...and people are surprised. I’d LOL if it weren’t so serious.
MESSAGE TO WORLD DICTATORS: This chump isn’t going to do anything substantive if you make a move now...you know it and so do we.