Our Armchair President

Obama ArmchairWhen I was young, between elementary and junior high school-age, I was home from school sick a lot, due to being a severe asthmatic.

The television and radio were my connections to the world around me. Of course, back then, we had 4 TV channels, counting PBS, and all of our radio stations were on the AM frequency.

My illness isolated me from the potential perils of the outside world.

What is the President’s excuse?

Our current president of these United States, Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm), rode into office on his second term, making a lot of bogus promises, which low information voters lapped up like a dog at a rain puddle.

Unfortunately for ol’ Scooter, since he was sworn in for this, his “Lame Duck” Term in office, things has not exactly gone his way.

Obama has been hit with bad news concerning scandal after scandal, from the targeting of Conservative Groups, to a Hearing designed to get to the bottom of what happened at the Benghazi Embassy Compound,  being overseen by Congressional Conservative Firebrand Trey Gowdy, to the horrible mistreatment of our Brightest and Best at Veterans Administration Hospitals, a harbinger of the Obamacare “Death Panels” to come.

The President’s poor decisions, aloof manner, and waffling indecisiveness, while the White House Roof caves in on him, has not escaped the notice of  Beltway Politicians and Pundits…from both sides of the Political Aisle.

As Thomas Lifson writes in an article for americanthinker.com,

Wow, it’s finally happening. Democrats are catching on and turning on President Obama, at the moment off-the-record, but that won’t last for long if another midterm “shellacking” takes place in early November. Daniel Halper reports in The Weekly Standard.

CNN’s John King reports that Democrats are privately calling President Obama “detached,” “flat footed,” and “incompetent.”

If King is hearing about it, then it isn’t completely private. Maybe “off the record” and “not for attribution,” but not private when a journalist gets wind of it.

“Forget for a moment that Republican outrage,” said King on his CNN show this morning. “More and more Democrats in key 2014 races are calling for the president to get a spine, they say, and fire his Veterans Affairs secretary. And what more and more Democrats are saying privately is scathing, calling the president and his team detached, flat footed, even incompetent.

“Maggie Haberman,” said King turning to a panelist, “that’s what strikes me, what democrats are saying privately in the wakes of the healthcare.gov problems, they see a president who doesn’t want to take command, doesn’t want to act fast. Raising the competence question. Some Democrats, who believe in government, [are saying] this White House doesn’t appear to have its hand on the lever.”

…This is going to get very tricky for Democrats, since their black voter base, which accounts for roughly a quarter of their national vote, remains loyal to Obama. They may well see Democrats as stabbing the First Black President in the back if they criticize him too loudly. But with Obama dragging down the party with the rest of the electorate, failure to distance themselves also has a great cost.

Appearing on Greta Van Susteren’s Fox News Program, “On The Record”, the Godfather of Conservative Talk Radio, Rush Limbaugh, answered the reason why the Obama Administration is so scandal-ridden:

The bottom line is you can ask ‘why’ all day. If you have the courage to come up with the truth when you ask ‘why,’ the answer is they’re not qualified. They’re not qualified to run ObamaCare, they’re not qualified to run energy, they’re not qualified to run the economy, they don’t have anybody who knows what they’re doing in anything, Greta. Everything here is smoke and mirrors.”

Rush is, per usual, right.

Just look at the Obama White House’s latest blunder: the outing of a career covert CIA Officer, the top intelligent Official in Afghanistan, whose name was included on a publicly distributed list of dignitaries, who were invited to Obama’s Photo Op at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan on Memorial Day.

According to CNN.com,

A clerical misstep? Failure to double-check a routine process? Whatever the cause, the seemingly accidental outing of the CIA’s top intelligence official in Afghanistan could put the life of the spy and any family members in danger.

It also raised the question of whether the official can continue working in Afghanistan after the revelation in a White House media report sent to about 6,000 journalists.

“I think they are going to have to pull him out, now that he’s been identified publicly,” said CNN National Security Analyst Robert Baer, noting the Taliban would likely attempt to assassinate the official. “It will affect his career over the long term, too.”

Josh Rogin, who covers national security issues for The Daily Beast, told CNN on Tuesday the mistake was “catastrophic” for the official’s career and “potential future as a covert operator, both in Afghanistan or anywhere else.”

The official “was in the middle of a very dangerous mission, which was to govern the transition of CIA forces in Afghanistan,” Rogin noted.

If forced to leave now due to danger over being exposed, the official’s absence could hurt the mission, according to Rogin.

Given President Pantywaist’s horrible record as Chief Executive and Commander-in-Chief, I would say that it is a very good thing for Obama to be receiving everything he knows about important national and international events, while sitting in his armchair, up on the second floor of the White House, far away from the Oval Office, watching the TV.

It is a whole lot safer for our country this way.

Until He Comes,

KJ

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