Sunday, March 08, 2009

The Obama Administration

Other things have taken precedence over blogging recently but this item- to be filed under "I told you so"- needs to be recorded. Having insulted the British Prime Minister and the nation he represents, the truth of the Obama administration comes out- and it's no surprise to anyone who paid the slightest attention to Obama's actual career accomplishments.

Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been “overwhelmed” by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest.

British officials, meanwhile, admit that the White House and US State Department staff were utterly bemused by complaints that the Prime Minister should have been granted full-blown press conference and a formal dinner, as has been customary. They concede that Obama aides seemed unfamiliar with the expectations that surround a major visit by a British prime minister. …

Allies of Mr Obama say his weary appearance in the Oval Office with Mr Brown illustrates the strain he is now under, and the president’s surprise at the sheer volume of business that crosses his desk.

A well-connected Washington figure, who is close to members of Mr Obama’s inner circle, expressed concern that Mr Obama had failed so far to “even fake an interest in foreign policy”. …

The American source said: “Obama is overwhelmed. There is a zero sum tension between his ability to attend to the economic issues and his ability to be a proactive sculptor of the national security agenda.

“That was the gamble these guys made at the front end of this presidency and I think they’re finding it a hard thing to do everything.”

Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States.

I think Ed says it best when states, "we’re told that the Obama White House and their staff are just a bunch of incompetents who got in over their heads. Which is, of course, the point we made continuously over the last two years."

This guy's been in office for a matter of weeks and he's exhausted, overwhelmed and his team haven't the slightest clue what to do. I guess being overcome by the existing White House IT system was our first hint that they were bereft of competence.

The US is at war, the economy is crumbling and these guys are supposed to be in charge?

If it wasn't so important it would be funny.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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