Framing the Dialogue

With Friends Like These

Daniel Powter sang about having a bad day, but Obama’s next career, besides criticizing President Romney and organizing things, may be as a singer.  His one hit may be titled With Friends Like These.  Without further ado…

Washington Post and Richard Cohen had this article:

The president who seems not to care

In their defense they did use the word “seems” in this article, but it was rather blunt for a liberal newspaper;

“But somewhere between the campaign and the White House itself, Obama got lost. It turned out he had no cause at all. Expanding health insurance was Hillary Clinton’s longtime goal, and even after Obama adopted it, he never argued for it with any fervor. In an unfairly mocked campaign speech, he promised to slow the rise of the oceans and begin to heal the planet. But when he took office, climate change was abandoned — too much trouble, too much opposition. His eloquence, it turned out, was reserved for campaigning.  Obama never espoused a cause bigger than his own political survival. This is the gravamen of the indictment from the left, particularly certain African Americans. They are right. Young black men fill the jails and the morgues, yet Obama says nothing.”

Does anyone really think Clinton wants Obama to win?  Bill has to support him so that Hilary can count on the Democrats in 2016, unless of course they find someone more to their liking, but he has a way of getting in his licks.  Remember according to the former Prez Obama played the race card on him.  I don’t think he forgets stuff like that.

Gee, thanks Bill! Clinton says Romney is RIGHT and the economy is ‘not fixed’ . . . and how he thought Obama ‘was going to cry’ during debate

“Governor Romney’s argument is “we’re not fixed, so fire him and put me in”. It is true, we’re not fixed. When President Obama looked into the eyes of that man who said in the debate, “I had so much hope four years ago and I don’t now”, I thought he [Obama]was going to cry because he knows that it’s not fixed.”

Here’s one from a former Obama advisor…

Former Obama advisor: Our foreign policy is a mess — especially in the Middle East

 “Despite some successes large and small, Obama’s foreign policy has disappointed many who initially supported him. The Middle East initiatives heralded in his 2009 Cairo speech fizzled or never got started at all, and the Middle East today is more volatile than ever. The administration’s response to the escalating violence in Syria has consisted mostly of anxious thumb-twiddling. The Israelis and the Palestinians are both furious at us. In Afghanistan, Obama lost faith in his own strategy: he never fought to fully resource it, and now we’re searching for a way to leave without condemning the Afghans to endless civil war. In Pakistan, years of throwing money in the military’s direction have bought little cooperation and less love.  The Russians want to reset the reset, neither the Chinese nor anyone else can figure out what, if anything, the “pivot to Asia” really means, and Latin America and Africa continue to be mostly ignored, along with global issues such as climate change. Meanwhile, the administration’s expanding drone campaign suggests a counterterrorism strategy that has completely lost its bearings – we no longer seem very clear on who we need to kill or why.”

– – Rosa Brooks – –

Like Mr. Clinton former Car Czar Steven Rattner seems to have an axe to grind…

Former Obama Econ Adviser Steven Rattner Says Obama Is “At The Bottom Of The Pack” Of Recent Presidents When It Comes To Economic Growth

“And what you can see not surprisingly, because we talk a lot about the weak economy, is that by this measure, Obama is really pretty much at the bottom of the pack. And the other four presidents that have preceded him all had substantially better performance when it comes to plain economic growth…That’s precisely the argument, but remember, we are still growing pretty slowly, 1.3%, 1.5%, it’s not the kind of growth rates we’ve had in the past. So it is a slow-growth economy. And I think when people are asked how does the president handle the economy, it obviously factors into their view.”

 I’ll have you know that in order to keep this post relatively short I ignore all of the gaffes by Joe Biden.  My guess is that many of these folks have reputations that they want to save and no longer feel that being part of Team Obama is the way to save them.  The “I told you so” line starts here.

 

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