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Americans are starting to doubt President Obama is a good boss
Washington Post ^ | 6/3/14 | Chris Cillizza

Posted on 06/03/2014 12:19:54 PM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson

For all of the talk about "hope" and "change" — and both were powerful slogans for Obama in 2008 — the core of Obama's appeal to many independents and even some Republicans was the idea that he would restore competence back to the White House after President George W. Bush's eight years, years defined by mistaken intelligence about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and a mishandling of the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast. Obama openly embraced the idea that he was the anti-Bush on nothing much more than his commitment to putting the best people in the right places within his administration. (Remember the whole "Team of Rivals" thing?)

As conservative columnist Jeff Jacoby writes in the Boston Globe: "Running to succeed the deeply polarizing George W. Bush, Obama held himself out not just as a leader who would never 'pit red America against blue America,' but as a natural-born manager whose hallmark was smarts and competence."

Which is what makes the series of problems within his administration of late all the more politically problematic for Democrats trying to hold onto their Senate majority — and narrow their House minority — this November. The current scandal engulfing the VA is the latest example of competence questions surrounding this White House, but they include everything from the rollout of HealthCare.gov to the targeting of tea party groups by a Cincinnati IRS office. While none of these problems are easily tied directly to a decision Obama made (or didn't make), they have all eroded the public's faith that he knows what he's doing.

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what took so long?
1 posted on 06/03/2014 12:19:55 PM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Starting?!


2 posted on 06/03/2014 12:20:30 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Americans doubted from the start.

Democrats were the fools who believed.


3 posted on 06/03/2014 12:22:23 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

he is not our boss


4 posted on 06/03/2014 12:22:42 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

They “doubt” him being a good boss but they all still love the guy more than their “smart” phone and would vote for him a third time if they could.


5 posted on 06/03/2014 12:22:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

“Americans are starting to doubt President Obama is a good boss”

Who did the post interview? The man that was born yesterday?


6 posted on 06/03/2014 12:23:48 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

BINGO...an OBVIOUS ENEMY OF STATE FROM DAY ONE.......


7 posted on 06/03/2014 12:24:17 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

I started to doubt he was “a good boss” in 2007, when he thought he might run. At some point, I “started to doubt” he has America’s best interest at heart. That’s long since passed. Today I am “starting to doubt” that he is even human.


8 posted on 06/03/2014 12:24:38 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Tagline deleted at the request of an offended FReeper.)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson
The one's that voted for his a$$ are disappointed that:
Bush is not in prison.
Wall Street is still functioning.
There are still rich people
Cars haven't been banned.
Weed and LSD symbols aren't on the flag.
The military is still around.
9 posted on 06/03/2014 12:25:26 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: Regulator
Starting?!

Maybe the reality TV shows are just now going into repeats.

10 posted on 06/03/2014 12:26:06 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: Tenacious 1

I have come to believe that he is evil. The video of blowing a kiss at Carney shows a personality of someone I would not like to meet, let alone know or put my faith in.

There is something profoundly not right with him.


11 posted on 06/03/2014 12:27:19 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Well, gee, now that I think about it a bit, he does rather $uck, doesn’t he?


12 posted on 06/03/2014 12:27:44 PM PDT by headless_thompson_gunner
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

I say this un-sarcastically, “Really”?


13 posted on 06/03/2014 12:28:39 PM PDT by kempster
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Incompetence is Obama’s stock alibi.


14 posted on 06/03/2014 12:28:43 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Regulator

If the Current Regime has lost the unquestioning support of the Washington (Com)Post, then they are on very shaky ground indeed.

LBJ could see the beginning of the end when he lost Walter Cronkite, after the reverses in Viet Nam.

There is no faster avalanche in the world than the collapse of a political favorite in the eyes of the former supporters.

Incompetence knows no color.


15 posted on 06/03/2014 12:30:02 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

A good boss??? I doubt that Obama is the Antichrist, but only because the druggie is neither as intelligent nor as energetic as Satan himself will be. I am, however, starting to appreciate just how destructive pure evil can be, and I am far more afraid of the coming tribulation than I ever was before I saw how easily Obama could fool so many people.


16 posted on 06/03/2014 12:30:48 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

The question is boss for who?

He’s sure gone out of his way to make sure Islamic conquest continues unabated.


17 posted on 06/03/2014 12:31:05 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

I do not accept the premise of George W. Bush’s “mistakes.” I don’t agree with him, or anybody else, on everything, but he was a fine president. The media was the only entity who “polarized” people’s views of W. At least he had the best in mind for the country, unlike the America-hater we have now.


18 posted on 06/03/2014 12:32:17 PM PDT by trillabodilla (For I am the LORD, I change not; Malachi 3:6a)
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To: NormsRevenge

Disclaimer re: last post.

Dear Secret Service,

It was a joke.

Like this administration.

:-)


19 posted on 06/03/2014 12:32:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

It took you FIVE EFFIN YRS to figure that out?

Good gawd people are stupid


20 posted on 06/03/2014 12:32:59 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM . . .$$$ grab all planned by this "handlers")
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Boss?


21 posted on 06/03/2014 12:33:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: alloysteel

Another facet to this is that the media made this guy and they can destroy him, if they wanted to. They could roll his skinny behind in less than a day if they really put their mind to it. We will see though.


22 posted on 06/03/2014 12:35:42 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

0bama is doing as much damage as he can before next January, figuring that he will just veto any legislation that seeks to undo what he has done.

He will continue his full-blown Executive Order assault on the Constitution until the day he leaves office on the theory that he will have accomplished so much damage, and moved the goal posts so far, no following administration will ever undo all of it.

And I thank 51-53% of the American people who made it all happen.


23 posted on 06/03/2014 12:36:00 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson
About 4 years ago, on a FB thread, my niece’s brother-in-law was astounded that I believed Obama was evil to the core. I wonder what he is thinking now. For any intellectually honest person who follows closely, I don't see how they could conclude otherwise.
24 posted on 06/03/2014 12:36:18 PM PDT by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Well, DUUUHHHHHHHH


25 posted on 06/03/2014 12:37:51 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: cripplecreek
Yeah, “Boss” like this fellow.

Braiking Boss, the main villain in the Japanese cartoon “Casshern”

26 posted on 06/03/2014 12:38:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson
Obama:”No buck reached my office, in fact I haven't seen it at all. I heard about it on the news”
27 posted on 06/03/2014 12:39:19 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. I won. ')
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Anyone paying attention knew all along. The red flags have always been there.


28 posted on 06/03/2014 12:39:28 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Texas resident
the media made this guy and they can destroy him

That's a really good point.

They made him, have maintained him, and they could drive him from office if the chose.

If he were a Republican they would, of course.

29 posted on 06/03/2014 12:40:35 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Ahhh...

Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction - Congress agreed with him...

mishandling of the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina - it was not his job until the local democrap machine failed miserably at caring for their own and already had things royally screwed up.


30 posted on 06/03/2014 12:40:46 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Nice try, Washington Compost. But, now we know to expect the next article in this series praising Hillary’s competence in 3.... 2... 1.....


31 posted on 06/03/2014 12:41:21 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: combat_boots
There is something profoundly not right with him.

He's pretty easy to understand really. Bill Clinton was/is sociopathic. That is, he has no grasp of actions and reactions regarding human perception of himself. He does not feel shame or remorse. He doesn't feel empathy. He can feel sympathy however (usually for himself). What made Clinton so hard to figure out was that he was a good liar and great actor.

Obama phones it in. He's lazy. He is the guy that THINKS he is the smartest in the room. He doesn't know any better. At the same time, he is insecure as a result of never earning an accolade by only his own honest merits. He knows he is a fraud while at the same time using his arrogance and condescension to belittle others when challenged with intelligence and logic. OBAMA WILL ALWAYS HAVE AN ANSWER and an excuse. He surrounds himself with petty pitty pushers. They tell him he's great. They make fun of opponents and bolster his ego. They contort real world views for him to fit his comfort zone.

This is revealed in the speeches he reads that are written by others. He doesn't remember most of what he has previously said because he believes in so little. What he says is only a tool to push a means to an end. The words matter little to him. And you will notice, the longer he is in office, the more crass and direct he becomes. His "off the cuff" comments are the best revelation of who he is and what he believes. The rest is just a show, smoke and mirrors to influence public opinion.

32 posted on 06/03/2014 12:41:45 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Tagline deleted at the request of an offended FReeper.)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Forget boss, he’s not even a convincing figurehead.


33 posted on 06/03/2014 12:42:43 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (Bear His image. Bring His message. Be the Church.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

“until the local democrap machine failed miserably at caring for their own “

The LA gov, Landrieu, was ready to accept federal assistance until Hillary Clinton went down there and got on a phone with the DNC with the gov and put the kibosh on assistance.

It was a political move. Purely. And people died as a result, not to mention the sullying of the W Presidency.


34 posted on 06/03/2014 12:42:51 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They might get the chance.


35 posted on 06/03/2014 12:45:02 PM PDT by Arsynic
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To: trillabodilla
I do not accept the premise of George W. Bush’s “mistakes.” I don’t agree with him, or anybody else, on everything, but he was a fine president. The media was the only entity who “polarized” people’s views of W. At least he had the best in mind for the country, unlike the America-hater we have now.

I "mostly" agree with you. I'll give him "fine" not great. Bush got soft and squishy in his second term, especially the last two years. He started caring about public opinion and wanted media & democrats to like him. The spending, education, medicare, etc. all pushed him back to mediocre.

I am very thankful he was President when 9/11 occurred and during the recession that followed (along with Tyco, Enron and the tech bubble burst). Those first few years were his finest hours as Commander in Chief.

36 posted on 06/03/2014 12:48:18 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Tagline deleted at the request of an offended FReeper.)
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To: GeronL
he is not our boss

Nailed it.

37 posted on 06/03/2014 12:48:34 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: combat_boots

38 posted on 06/03/2014 12:51:40 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: combat_boots

kathleen blanco was the incompetent La. gov; landrieu is in the senate


39 posted on 06/03/2014 12:52:23 PM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson (An amateur built the Ark; professionals built the Titanic)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Watch me waste bandwith now:

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

I need to go give birth to an obama after that.


40 posted on 06/03/2014 12:52:34 PM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Tnx


41 posted on 06/03/2014 12:54:23 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Americans are starting to doubt President Obama is a good boss

The average American doesn’t catch on very quickly, do they?


42 posted on 06/03/2014 12:54:31 PM PDT by BradtotheBone (Record number of people on welfare. That's the State of the Union under Obama.)
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To: trillabodilla

George Bush was a decent and honorable patriot who did a fine job as president except he spent, or allowed the spending of too much! The city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana created the Katrina disaster. Virtually all politicians, including all DEMS, agreed there were WMDs and the Iraq War was the right thing to do.

The Washington Post cannot say anything bad about Obama without first saying something bad about Bush.


43 posted on 06/03/2014 12:56:41 PM PDT by Laserman
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Only a complete a$$whole would take this long to get it.


44 posted on 06/03/2014 12:59:44 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

WaPo has any crediblity left after coverng for this fool on the hill for so long? You ar joking, right?


45 posted on 06/03/2014 1:02:26 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson
"Americans are starting to doubt Obama" bruce wILLIS photo: Bruce Willis Fanart (Canon) brucewillisbearsfanart.png Hey, welcome to the party, pal! A little hand getting this bear off my back?
46 posted on 06/03/2014 1:10:28 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: trillabodilla
I do not accept the premise of George W. Bush’s “mistakes.” I don’t agree with him, or anybody else, on everything, but he was a fine president. The media was the only entity who “polarized” people’s views of W. At least he had the best in mind for the country, unlike the America-hater we have now.

Like his father, George W Bush is a decent, honorable man. He would have been a great president except for the fact that he was a Bush, and as a result was too enamored with the idea that a centralized government can do things well. Thank God we had him on 9/11, but his cozying up to Ted Kennedy was beyond the pale. His reluctance to take on and respond to the attacks from his political enemies (I blame the porcine Karl Rove's advice for that) led to his ultimate downfall.

47 posted on 06/03/2014 1:12:38 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

The POTUS is “boss” of the military. Not of me. The POTUS is a puiblic servant.

The American sheeple made them god kings. That’s why we live in a totalitarian state.


48 posted on 06/03/2014 1:17:34 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Peace On Earth! Purity of Essence! McCain/Ripper 2016)
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To: All
Americans Low-info voters are starting to doubt President Obama is a good boss
49 posted on 06/03/2014 1:25:09 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Its still cool to vote for the Black guy, doubly cool that he is probably an un-American pro-Muzzie, triply cool that his policies are destroying the economy, but saving Gaia, and quadruply cool that he is for queer-marriage. Yes, the denizens of the welfare office and daytime tv would vote for him a third time.


50 posted on 06/03/2014 1:32:04 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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