Golly Jee...mainstream press starting to wonder who is running the White House?

  • musclmed

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    Nov 01, 2013 7:30 AM GMT
    Joe Klein from Time magazine

    The President is responsible for the quality of his Administration.

    Read more: With President Obama, the Buck Stops Nowhere | TIME.com http://swampland.time.com/2013/10/30/buckpasser/#ixzz2jNQI12eB

    Still, I expected more from Obama. I expected more at the Veterans Administration, since the President said that making sure that our veterans received the best treatment really mattered to him. It is remarkable that five years on, Obama still hasn’t resolved the dispute between the VA and the Department of Defense about providing a unified electronic medical records system that would follow active-duty personnel into retirement. The waste, heartache and delay caused by his inaction is appalling.

    And I certainly expected more from the Affordable Care Act, since it is the most significant piece of social welfare legislation since the 1960s, and an absolutely crucial piece of our social safety net going forward. It is early days for the ACA and we should reserve judgment about whether this legislation was just too big and complicated a mess to implement. But, surely, SOMEONE–maybe many people–should be fired for these opening pratfalls. And we should also be able to get some of our money back from the private contractors who failed to implement the exchanges

    Read more: With President Obama, the Buck Stops Nowhere | TIME.com http://swampland.time.com/2013/10/30/buckpasser/#ixzz2jNOUZkek
  • musclmed

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    Nov 01, 2013 7:35 AM GMT

    President Barack Obama’s seemingly hands-off management style is raising fresh questions and concerns that could upend his second-term legacy.

    Results from the latest NBC/WSJ poll indicate President Obama, who has been battling various problems for months, is now confronted with a public that is increasingly losing confidence in his leadership. The president's approval rating has plunged since January, something David Axelrod attributes to Obama's appearance of detachment on health care and the NSA. NBC's Chuck Todd reports.

    Claims by the administration and other Democrats that Obama didn’t know about sensitive matters in his own administration -- such as problems with the health care website and revelations of National Security Agency surveillance on foreign leaders -- have many in Washington scratching their heads.

    “It all fits as part of a pattern. Who is in control? Who is running things? There are a lot of questions,” said Democratic pollster Peter Hart, who helps conduct the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, which Wednesday showed Obama’s approval rating dropping to an all-time low.
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    Nov 01, 2013 10:35 AM GMT
    Could it be the blind devotion to their god is beginning to wear off, and his faults are finally becoming visible to them? Could it be that highly educated, renowned, noted and charismatic intellectuals are capable of as much gross incompetence as anyone else?? There must be some tremendous disappointment out there as reality begins to sink in...icon_neutral.gif
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    Nov 01, 2013 10:38 AM GMT
    The real question is: Will liberalism finally realize that big government is just as SNAFU as big business? Only MORE expensive and many times more dangerous??icon_question.gificon_question.gif

    And despite it's lofty rhetoric?
  • jock_1

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    Nov 02, 2013 10:06 AM GMT
    Like I said BEFORE he was elected in his first term. This guy has been nothing but an empty suit working for progressive socialist hacks who hate this country and want to change everything about it.
  • GQjock

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    Nov 05, 2013 12:24 PM GMT

    Mainstream press? icon_rolleyes.gif

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    Nov 06, 2013 2:04 AM GMT
    It's pretty obvious Obama couldn't run a circle jerk. Seems like anyone with half a brain quit after his 1st term