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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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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!!!