- Part One: White House Insider on Obama: “the President is Losing It.”
- Part 2: "The President needs to grow up."
- Part 3: "What the hell have we done?"
we got Congressmen and Senators running for re-election right now whose political careers are about to be ended because they supported a president and a Democratic Party leadership that told them to do so. They trusted they would be politically protected, that the American people would agree with the agenda. Well guess what? That hasn’t happened. Good people, good Democrats, are being tossed aside like so much trash – and this White House DOES NOT GIVE A DAMN. In my eyes that is absolutely unforgivable. You just don’t do that to your own people. And some of these politicians are talking. They are – but for the most part the media is ignoring them because they don’t want to hurt the administration. To that I say enough! Do your damn job. Report what is going on within the Democratic Party. We need to clean up this mess, and it starts by getting the truth out there. That is my motivation.What a surprise the media would ignore news that would almost surely destroy the Obama presidency or what's left of it. Still, the source believes the coming deluge of revelations from those who feel betrayed by this president will be so loud the media will no longer be able to ignore it. I wouldn't bet on that but I guess time will tell.
Nevertheless, despite the insider's perception that the coming tsunami is both self-inflicted and necessary to awaken the lazy, petulant, thin-skinned man who has proven to himself unworthy of the power bestowed upon him, the reader gets the unmistakable impression the insider is doubtful Obama has the capacity to begin listening to the American people he has chosen to ignore for the sake of his left-wing agenda. Indeed, the insider seems to believe it may be best if Obama loses in 2012:
No. Obama is not up to the job of being president. He simply doesn’t seem to care about the work involved. You want to know what? Obama is lazy. He really is. And it is getting worse and worse. Would another four years of Obama be the best thing for America? No it would not. What this country needs is a president who is focused on the job more than on themselves. Obama is not that individual. I actually hope he doesn’t run again. Looking back, as much fun as the campaign in 2008 was, Hillary Clinton should have been the nominee. Hillary was ready to be president. Obama was not ready. He had never lost a campaign. Everything was handed to him. He doesn’t really understand the idea of work – real, hard, get your heart and soul into it work. And frankly, that is very disappointing to a whole lot of us…There are many revelations in the three-part series that not only confirm perceptions many on the right formed about Barack Obama during the election but also the naivete of those who blindly supported his election and subsequently walked the plank for his agenda. As indignant as those who sacrificed their careers in service of Barack Obama may feel, they willingly believed he possessed some powerful magic to protect them. They willingly believed he had the power to transform the hated health care bill into a popular accomplishment the public would suddenly adore. Perhaps they naively believed Obama would continue convincing the public the bill would make their lives better but honestly what was left to be said that wasn't said in the many months leading up to its passage? Where is their accountability for votes that only those who were as out-of-touch as Obama could cast with anything remotely resembling a clear conscience?
There are hints given throughout the series that the marriage between Michelle and Barack is held together by a slender thread. I found some of this dubious at best and largely irrelevant to the larger issue of Barack Obama's competence. Perceptions of other people's marriages are often wrong. I do not, however, find this type of speculation unusual given the seeming dysfunction and disappointment among those who feel betrayed by Obama. What was more interesting to me was the insider's perception of Michelle the ideologue:
Here is what I get from the First Lady. She is very much the Chicago ideologue. Nancy Pelosi is the far left of the Democrat Party, right? Well, Michelle Obama might be to the left of Nancy Pelosi. She really doesn’t care for how things work in the country and she wants to see it all changed. I can respect that, though I would guess she is far too liberal even for me – and I consider myself a liberal Democrat.This is not terribly surprising in and of itself but it does hint why Obama may find himself incapable of heading to the center if he is handed a huge loss this November. Obama is surrounded with those who believe as he does they know better than the American people what they want and need. They believe in their prescriptions and are unlikely to give them up. Instead Obama seems to believe his policies would be working brilliantly were it not for the banks and businesses conspiring against him. Those who might paint a clearer picture of reality for Obama appear to be headed for the door though there is no indication they would successfully change Obama's mind were he to start listening:
Hopefully without sounding disrespectful, I would tell the President to pull his head out of his ass. To man up, grow up, and start to pay attention to what the American people want and need. That is a big-big flaw with this president. He comes at it from the position of thinking he knows what we need because we don’t have the ability to know for ourselves. And he doesn’t respect any opinion that is different from his own. He just doesn’t care to know any other side to any given issue. I really believe it’s a maturity thing. I think our president needs to grow up. I hate to put it that way, but there it is. President Obama – grow up.While I can't vouch for the credibility of the source in the series, the series is an interesting read. If nothing else it is consistent with depictions of Obama as the lazy President of Harvard Law Review and lazy senior lecturer at the University of Chicago. Time will tell whether he is correct there is deep rancor among those who will pay the heavy price for their uncritical acceptance of Obama the healer of planets and oceans. The insider suggests that "the door will be kicked open" when we hear news involving Pelosi. This seems rather cryptic given all that has been said under the cover of anonymity. Nevertheless, I believe we will start to see more and more desperate Democrats denying allegiance to Nancy Pelosi prior to the election. What they say after the election is likely to fill many books. I can't wait.
UPDATE: Roger Simon has posted his reaction to the series and offers a suggestion to the source:
Sadly, this White House Insider, try as he or she may, still seems mired in this “reification.” Not only does he (let’s assume a “he” for grammatical convenience) suffer from excessive CIS – Clinton Idolatry Syndrome – he is still apparently more concerned for the health of the Democratic Party than he is for the health of our nation.
Otherwise, why hide behind this cloak of anonymity?
If you really want to make a difference, White House Insider, tell us who you are. I know – it’s difficult. There are job considerations, friendships, etc. and we are all cowards. It’s normal human behavior. But “man up” or “woman up” or whatever and take the plunge. It’s not so bad. I can attest to it. Almost a decade ago I came out quite publicly in disagreement with my former views – in Hollywood of all places – and I’m still here. (Well, sort of.)
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