Skip to comments.Runaway Country: Why Is Washington (Obama) So Bad at Crisis Management?
Posted on 07/08/2014 7:26:12 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
Another week, another crisis for the Obama White House -- this time all the Central American children who have crossed into the country. Today, the White House is formally asking Congress for about $2 billion for immigration judges, attorneys, and asylum officials. But what we find striking is that this is yet another event controlling the White House rather than the other way around.
Here is the formula, which we also saw recently with the crisis in Ukraine, the crisis at the VA, and the new crisis in Iraq: A conflict or public-policy problem gets a tremendous amount of media attention. Congress and the political opposition begin pointing fingers at the White House. And then the White House -- after hedging, hemming and hawing -- finally reacts.
This was especially true after DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson dodged the question Sunday on Meet the Press whether the children would be deported, and then a day later when White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest answered affirmatively that they would be deported.
In short, the White House is always reacting and rarely gets ahead of a problem. Their response is usually the same: We didnt see this coming; its much worse than we anticipated, all leaving the impression that they just dont have their arms around the government they run.
The question is whether this is the new normal in this age of polarization and speedy news cycles, or if this is unique to Obamas presidency?
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Why? Because he just doesn’t care..
If one’s sole goal is to effect and manage the complete devolution of traditional America, then EVERY crisis is welcomed. No one said disaster isn’t in his plan, and accordingly, managing disaster to its worst conclusion isn’t bad management. It’s a matter of interpretations.
He is so bad at it, he cannot recognize what a crisis is.
He just wants America to go away.
Ignoring what he does know, is the best way to feign innocence....
I think it’s plain old incompetence. He’s in way over his head, it’s the Peter Principle on steroids.
I often wonder what the reaction would have been if Hurricane Katrina happened during the Obama administration.
The liberals successfully heaped abuse upon Bush as not having managed the response to Katrina, even though the mayor and governor at that time were Democrats. It was a Bush failure and a Republican failure per the liberals.
Does anybody think that Katrina would have played out differently if Obama had been president then?
The only difference would have been that the media and the liberals would not have used that incident to pillory the president.
What we see as a crisis, he sees as fundamental transformation.
Did you guys think he was joking or something?
There is no crisis so devastating and disastrous that can’t be pushed out of the media radar with another crisis equally devastating and disastrous (or worse).
1-Obama has NO management experience.
2-Obama created most of the “crisis” to destroy Constitutional America.
It interferes with his struttin’ around and looking “cool”, not to mention his golf, basketball, fund raisers, etc.
His “ignore it and maybe it will go away” plan is catching up with him now.
Why? Because he just doesnt care..
Yes, he doesn’t care how many people are harmed, but he care very much that crisis is achieved on all fronts.
“This was especially true after DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson dodged the question Sunday on Meet the Press whether the children would be deported, and then a day later when White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest answered affirmatively that they would be deported.”
The White House has surreptitiously created the border crisis by making public policy pronouncements about which immigration laws it would enforce (and which it wouldn’t). They ‘own’ this particular round of border problems.
That said, not everybody in the administration is “in the know” and Obama is deliberately keeping some of them in the dark. Hence the conflicting public statements. This is the mark of a dictator, BTW. Hitler & Stalin often set up conflict between their underlings by compartmentalizing information and duplicating effort.
Obama doesn’t care. He has no interest in being president. He just wants to be a celebrity.
How can oblabba solve a crisis when he doesn’t know how he created it?
Twenty million new democrats and NBC wants me to believe it’s because Obama’s not good with ‘crisis management’?
Gimme a break...
I read somewhere that during his frequent vacations, he will spend a couple days in bed eating junk food. Staff upset that they have to frequently change the sheets.
Short answer? Because Soetoro’s only training is in stirring s#it up, with none in quieting things down.
...and it is working like a charm!
Hillary, and most of the 535 princes and princesses in Congress, want the perqs of office without the responsibility that goes with it.
The real leaders of this country are stuck in Afghanistan and other $hitholes around the world.
Precisely! Theyre not solvers but generators. The solution is just the gateway to the next crisis.
Simple, if you have the courage to believe the truth.
He IS a walking crisis in and of himself.
He is NOT one of us.
Chuck Todd is a schmuck.
BHO is an Anarchist.
Oh it was more than that; they more than own it. After Fast & Furious you think they didn't pull a few strings with the Sinaloa Cartel to get those kids delivered on time to force an "immigration reform" bill? This is all so orchestrated it isn't even funny.
Asking this question is like asking why pyromaniacs are so bad at putting out forest fires.
“I often wonder what the reaction would have been if Hurricane Katrina happened during the Obama administration.”
Well, we can look at the massive floods, massive fires over the last 6 years that destroyed more than Katrina did. What did Obama and the media do?
IIRC for the flooding nothing. But for the fires down in Texas the administration cut funding for the fire suppressant air fleet. Please correct me if I am wrong on this.
I remember at the time of the Texas fires, that Obama said the governor of a state on fire denies global warming. That to me was such an absurd heartless comment.
And in the case of the border insurgency, the White House created the problem in the first place. So they are so addicted to bubbles and crisis that they now create the problems they will never solve.
Create a crisis and then make damn sure a plan exists to exploit it.
nobama’s entire life revolves around the previous statement.
nobama doesn’t do crisis management. He does crisis planning. Pretty good at, too.
Because A) Obama doesn't manage, and B) the people he does have manage are very bad at their jobs.
Later in the article Todd is remarkably honest when he says:
Right now, the biggest roadblock to the White House request for the law to be changed is not Republicans but Democrats, who are quietly trying to pressure the White House to back off its ask on changing the 2008 law.)
Is Obama losing NBC? Or is this just positioning to help Hillary in 2016?
Obama never had ANY experience in crisis management or ANY mamnagement at all beyond his senatorial office staff, and Valerie Jarrett did that for him.
Stephen Hayes nailed it on the Fox All-Stars last night.
Because voting “present” 129 times really DOES mean that he can not make decisions.
He really believes that if he keeps doing what has brought him this far he will be made the affirmative action dictator of the world.
Why Is Washington (Obama) So Bad at GOLF???
Chuck Todd is a freaking idiot!