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Runaway Country: Why Is Washington (Obama) So Bad at Crisis Management?
NBC News ^ | July 8, 2014 | Chuck Todd

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 didn’t see this coming; it’s much worse than we anticipated, all leaving the impression that they just don’t 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 Obama’s presidency?

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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Cracks getting wider. Todd of course tries to draw in the GOP, but finally some MSM questioning of this President's failure as a leader.
1 posted on 07/08/2014 7:26:12 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar
Because they manage by *generating* one crisis after another, never solving any of them.

2 posted on 07/08/2014 7:28:02 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Rennes Templar

Why? Because he just doesn’t care..


3 posted on 07/08/2014 7:28:09 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: Rennes Templar

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.


4 posted on 07/08/2014 7:28:37 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Rennes Templar

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....


5 posted on 07/08/2014 7:29:02 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Rennes Templar
Barrys an ORGANIZER....he Organizes this STUFF


6 posted on 07/08/2014 7:29:25 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: All

I think it’s plain old incompetence. He’s in way over his head, it’s the Peter Principle on steroids.


7 posted on 07/08/2014 7:29:50 AM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: Rennes Templar

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.


8 posted on 07/08/2014 7:30:27 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Rennes Templar

Simple.

What we see as a crisis, he sees as fundamental transformation.

Did you guys think he was joking or something?


9 posted on 07/08/2014 7:30:32 AM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: Rennes Templar

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).


10 posted on 07/08/2014 7:31:33 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Rennes Templar

1-Obama has NO management experience.
2-Obama created most of the “crisis” to destroy Constitutional America.


11 posted on 07/08/2014 7:31:58 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Rennes Templar

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.


12 posted on 07/08/2014 7:32:32 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: cardinal4

Why? Because he just doesn’t care..

Yes, he doesn’t care how many people are harmed, but he care very much that crisis is achieved on all fronts.


13 posted on 07/08/2014 7:32:49 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: Rennes Templar

“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.


14 posted on 07/08/2014 7:34:19 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: BitWielder1

Bingo!


15 posted on 07/08/2014 7:35:20 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Obama doesn’t care. He has no interest in being president. He just wants to be a celebrity.


16 posted on 07/08/2014 7:36:16 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Rennes Templar

How can oblabba solve a crisis when he doesn’t know how he created it?


17 posted on 07/08/2014 7:38:59 AM PDT by JayAr36 (OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER WHEN THIS A FREE COUNTRY)
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To: Rennes Templar

Twenty million new democrats and NBC wants me to believe it’s because Obama’s not good with ‘crisis management’?

Gimme a break...


18 posted on 07/08/2014 7:41:37 AM PDT by GOPJ (Why no outrage over IRS targeting? Same reason Pravda didn't make a stink about gulags.FREnterprise)
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To: FrankR

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.


19 posted on 07/08/2014 7:42:06 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If Obama hated America and wanted to destroy her, what would he do differently?)
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To: Rennes Templar

Short answer? Because Soetoro’s only training is in stirring s#it up, with none in quieting things down.


20 posted on 07/08/2014 7:43:11 AM PDT by Little Pig
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To: Rennes Templar
Hey, Chuck. This isn't "crisis management". It's called "a plan"...

...and it is working like a charm!

21 posted on 07/08/2014 7:43:41 AM PDT by Gritty (Obama's governing as president of a Latin American republic, where only the president matters-MSteyn)
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To: GreenHornet
Obama doesn’t care. He has no interest in being president. He just wants to be a celebrity.

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.

22 posted on 07/08/2014 7:47:15 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: BitWielder1

Precisely! Theyre not solvers but generators. The solution is just the gateway to the next crisis.


23 posted on 07/08/2014 7:49:17 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: Rennes Templar
Why is Obama so bad at crisis management? Ah, he wants the crisis. Fixing the crisis defeats the purpose.

Simple, if you have the courage to believe the truth.

24 posted on 07/08/2014 8:00:57 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: Rennes Templar

He IS a walking crisis in and of himself.
He is NOT one of us.


25 posted on 07/08/2014 8:13:52 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: Rennes Templar
Chuck Todd is a schmuck.

BHO is an Anarchist.


26 posted on 07/08/2014 8:28:59 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Tallguy
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.

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.

27 posted on 07/08/2014 8:32:34 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: Rennes Templar
Why Is Washington (Obama) So Bad at Crisis Management?

Asking this question is like asking why pyromaniacs are so bad at putting out forest fires.

28 posted on 07/08/2014 8:36:47 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“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.


29 posted on 07/08/2014 8:54:25 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

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.


30 posted on 07/08/2014 9:24:12 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Rennes Templar
They do not care about the ends. They never let a crisis go to waste. Each crisis just gives them an opportunity to employ their means. And the means are all that matter.

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.

31 posted on 07/08/2014 9:31:17 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Rennes Templar

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.


32 posted on 07/08/2014 9:37:30 AM PDT by upchuck (Everyday, Joe Wilson becomes more correct!)
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To: Rennes Templar
Why Is Washington (Obama) So Bad at Crisis Management?

Because A) Obama doesn't manage, and B) the people he does have manage are very bad at their jobs.

33 posted on 07/08/2014 9:42:09 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Rennes Templar
It is interesting that this report is written in the form usually reserved for hit pieces directed at conservatives. The article leads with a slam, knowing that most readers won't get past the headline and maybe the first few sentences.

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?

34 posted on 07/08/2014 9:52:15 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Rennes Templar

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.


35 posted on 07/08/2014 10:06:44 AM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: Rennes Templar

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.


36 posted on 07/08/2014 11:09:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: illiac

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.


37 posted on 07/08/2014 11:13:14 AM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: Rennes Templar

http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1869178,00.html

Why Is Washington (Obama) So Bad at GOLF???


38 posted on 07/08/2014 7:54:21 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Rennes Templar

Chuck Todd is a freaking idiot!


39 posted on 07/08/2014 7:55:59 PM PDT by kcvl
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