Skip to comments.Obama defeated by his own bureaucracy
Posted on 05/30/2014 11:52:30 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
When Barack Obama was a newbie president, there was no shortage of ambition or lack of confidence in the government he was about to lead. Government should be seen as a force for good, not evil. Sure, he told us, it needed to be "smarter and better," but that couldand wouldhappen under his watch.
Instead, the President is living his own version of "Alice Through the Looking Glass": staring down a rabbit hole of government bureaucracy and inefficiency. The government he has studiously tried to grow, manage and change has become his own personal nemesis. All of which makes you wonder: Does the President himself trust government anymore?
Government is unwieldy and difficult and hard to tame, sure. But if your presidency is based, in large part, on telling Americans that government can work for them--which it can--you need to make it work.
It's not that the President is a hopeless manager. He does very well when he leads a hierarchical organization with a single goal, like a presidential bid. He's top dog, he's not negotiating with anybody, and he's not trying to get people to do things they don't want to do. In a campaign, for instance, they all want to elect the same person: him.
But when you have to negotiateor leadpeople not related to you, or not indebted to you or who don't agree with you, it's a different story. Managing or negotiating with people with mixed motives (Congress, anyone?) is not an Obama strong point.
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Poor Bambi! Poor Bambi! No one knows the troubles he’s seen./sarc
I do not know which Murphy’s Law it is but it says that people rise to the level of their own incompetence.
More like Alice with her head where the sun don’t shine. BTW you can tell the author is a fan of government! Just sad that Obama couldn’t tame the beast.
I’m so sick of hearing the federal government bureaucracy is “so hard to fix” and other crap.
Screw the unon, screw Congress...the chief executive should just clean house and FIRE worthless paper pushers. When was the last time any agency went through a payroll audit? No one can tell me there aren’t any ghosts employees.
If Gloria really believes it’s Baraq in charge and not ValJ, she’s even dumber than I thought.
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Those are the people that voted him in.
Govt unions are pretty much bulletproof today.
It is called the Peter Principle.
It's called being hoist with one's own petard.
Another article trying to make excuses for Obama failures
And the bigger it gets, the worse it gets.
Of course we all know, Hillary would do a whole lot better. Yeah, that is the ticket, we need a smarter Marxist and it will work next time. /extreme sarcasm
I do hope people are smarter than this. Marxism never works and it matters not who the tyrannical “leader” is.
From CNN? Are the tables finally turning in an evil, twisted way to promote hildabeast as the next usa goddess who will save the world?
I don’t remember who said it, but they were right on:
The only way to defeat a liberal is to give them everything they want...................
Most unqualified President ever!
That’s the “Peter Principle” by Laurance Peter, still a readable book but written in the 1960s. It’s still funny and accurate.
>Government should be seen as a force for good, not evil.<
that’s the Peter Principle
Guess government is good for something, after all! :)
That would predict The Won would have made only one step past dope-smoking whitey-hatin homo. How did he get to be POTUS? Is IS that now considered the next step above that position?
NOTHING IS BULLET PROOF,!!!! UNIONS IN GOVERNMENT JOBS
NEED TO GO!!! A DR. at the VA gets the SAME salary if he or she sees
1 patient a day or 20 patients a day!!!! How in the HELL did UNIONS become a part of PUBLIC SERVICE employees????? THIS BEAST
NEEDS TO BE STOPPED!!!!! What the HELL could happen IF ALL unions
were removed from government employment!!!!!! Regan FIRED ALL air
traffic controllers and the world did NOT come to an end!!!!!!!!!
Shame these people. List how much they've made over the years. Embarrass them to the world.
Obama is still the newbie president. Some presidents at this point have 8-9 years of experience. The zero has 1 year of experience 8-9 times.
If only Stalin knew...
CNN’s article is just more...Excuses, excuses, excuses...oh, my...it is such a hard job being President when some people don’t agree with you. What the hell? When has any President ever had an eaxy job...when everyone agreed with him? This article is just CNN’s way of deflecting criticism from Obama, while at the same time beating him down...lightly...so they can concentrate on boosting up Hillary now. Out with the loser. No use protecting him too much anymore, but let’s not be too rash. That would be “racist,” doncha know. Time to walk away from Obama and focus on the next candidate for Liar in Chief.
“It’s not that the President is a hopeless manager. He does very well when he leads a hierarchical organization with a single goal, like a presidential bid. He’s top dog, he’s not negotiating with anybody, and he’s not trying to get people to do things they don’t want to do.”
Gloria “liberal scumbag” Borger, just trying to grease the skids for the next step toward Obozo’s dictatorship.
It’s the affirmative action version of the Peter Principle, in which someone in a privileged minority group can rise far beyond his or her level of incompetence.
I’m pretty sure ‘Alice’ in the fable was stoned. Yeah, I guess it fits for Owebama too.
So he created a monster and now it will not obey him?
It was an extended dream.
Obama cares not a whit about the results, he just wants bigger an bigger government until there is nothing outside of government.
This quote says it all!
Gloria says Obama does best when he’s top dog and doesn’t have to negotiate with anyone. What she doesn’t acknowledge is the obvious fact that this is the role of a dictator not a president.
Gosh, it’s so hard to be a Democrat politician. You have to be able to read a teleprompter and promise people free stuff. That takes some real talent, there.
Clown Prince nobama has been responsible for many LIBs’ wet dreams. The reality is that they are all degenerates and hate efficiency, competence, personal responsibility and accountability. With buffoonish nobama it isn’t “The Buck Stops Here”...it is “The Suck Stops Here”.
EO by JFK
A fish rots FRom the head down.
Ophonybama does not appoint czars and executive department heads on the basis of their proven competency to lead people or manage things. He has no experience doing that, so how could he know the personal and intellectual requirements required of a leader or a manager?
They are appointed because he is comfortable with them ideologically. Leadership and management skills are not factors in his decision-making calculus.
And, Civil Servants and union members cannot be fired.
Consequently, we have a hellofamess!
[An obvious exception was General Shinseki. One would certainly have thought he had, as a retired four star General, some advanced leadership and management skills! He, of all people, should have been able to sort out the VA.]
[I’d wager that if one could get an honest response FRom him, he’d make a case that the bureaucrats “got him.” They were not “his” people, and they probably undercut him at every step of the way == “We’ve always done it this way, and we are not gonna change!”]
PS This business of the bureaucrats running the show has bedeviled every administration since FDR.
Most any competent leader-manager can get a lot done if he/she could clear out the deadwood and bring in new talent.
Civil Service and Union rules don’t allow common sense personnel management. Until the rules are changed, the federal government (and those state and local governments which are likewise encumbered) will not be able to perform either effectively or efficiently.
Leave it to CNN to paint this lazy, incompetent, dangerous buffoon as a victim.
“From CNN? Are the tables finally turning in an evil, twisted way to promote hildabeast as the next usa goddess who will save the world?”
They’re not blaming him - they’re making him the victim!
Her official WH title is "Senior Deputy Advisor" (in Chicagon gangland politics that means "wire transfer artist")
Michele Obama was hired by Jarrett---then an official in the Daley Admin.
Laura Ingraham insightfully said that all roads lead to Valerie Jarrett," noting Jarrett's involvement in secret dealings w/Iran (where Jarrett was born and raised). She has her tentacles into every issue and every topic..... at least part of her role is to serve as chief liaison to the business community, state and local governments, and the professional left, but her influence is undeniable.
Jarrett commands a staff of nearly three dozen, and has a hand in decisions ranging from invitation lists to state dinners and gifts to foreign leaders, to USSC nominees, ambassador appointee, President Medal of Freedom awardees.
When Warren Buffett visits to the White House for lunch, the table is set for three.
Here she is (in pink) at the BP extortion meeting. CNN reported 2010: Behind closed doors and after four hours of negotiations, BP executives agreed to put $20bn into an independently managed compensation fund.
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS---Obama was joined in the negotiations by VP Joe Biden, and five cabinet secretaries, including DHS Janet Napolitano, interior secretary, Ken Salazar, energy secretary, Steven Chu, Labor Secy Hilda Solis, Valerie Jarrett, and COS Rham Emanuel. / PICTURE/BP Holdings.
DOING THE DEAL---Valerie takes notes as Obama dreams about his cut and new diamonds for Michele. In foreground, then-COS Rahm Emanuel's hand holds the pencil jotting down his cut that will help make him Chicago Mayor.
At the top, in turquoise, then-Labor Secy Hilda Solis figures out her cut and how many BP executive jobs she needs for latinos. Left, Valerie Jarrett hopes Biden will remember his scripted lines.
MOB HIT VP Joe Biden Told BP: "Youll Put $20 Billion In Escrow Or Well Do It For You."
Jarrett is "The Enforcer"---making sure Obama is properly adored and worshipped. If you don't worship Oboba-- Valerie's gonna getchou.