More Fumbling by Obama

The Obama administration appears to be falling apart at the seams, incapable of accomplishing the most simple of scheduling tasks.

First they scheduled a presidential address at the same time as a previously scheduled Republican presidential candidates’ debate, and ultimately backed down and rescheduled Obama’s speech, and then their rescheduled time had to be adjusted so as not to interfere with a prime-time NFL game. Simple incompetence compounded by foolishness (having scheduled against the debate, Obama should have gone ahead and challenged the Republicans head-to-head) compounded by further incompetence.

Now Obama announces his “American Jobs Act,” and fails to submit it to Congress in a timely manner, allowing Rep. Louis Gohmert to quickly submit his own bill with that title. Not that it will that have much effect in the long run, but it’s another indicator that the Obama White House is not functioning efficiently at this time.

A president without a spine needs a good support staff. At the moment Obama appears not to have that.

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6 Responses to More Fumbling by Obama

  1. That government is incompetent usually isn’t what outrages me. It’s that the government demands so much power while at the same time being incompetent that pisses me off.

  2. Dr X says:

    The question now is, will they begin to learn from these mistakes? I’m not sure that’s going to happen. I thought he should have gone ahead with the speech as originally scheduled. Sure it would inflame the people who already despise him, but I think it would leave a more positive impression of strength with those not already ideologically committed to hating him. His conciliatory style is making him look weak, and only encouraging further intransigence on the part of his opponents.

  3. James Hanley says:

    Sure it would inflame the people who already despise him, but I think it would leave a more positive impression of strength with those not already ideologically committed to hating him. His conciliatory style is making him look weak, and only encouraging further intransigence on the part of his opponents.

    Couldn’t have said it better if you gave me a week to write and revise.

  4. BSK says:

    What was the point of Rep. Gohmert’s move? Seems like douchiness for the sake of douchiness. Which pretty much sums up partisan politics these days.

  5. Lance says:

    I voted for Obama with the hope that even though I was opposed to many of his policies that he was intelligent and competent. After 2/3 of his first term I’m beginning to question the latter assumption.

  6. James Hanley says:

    BSK, there’s no doubt Gohmer’ts a douche, and the main purpose is to embarrass Obama. But causing embarrassment can be a good political tactic. Assume the Republicans pass Gohmert’s American Jobs Act. Then Obama has to argue against the American Jobs Act, after he gave a speech supporting the American Jobs Act. It’s a tactic that relies on the ignorance of the general public (that is, reliance on the type of people who would vote for Gohmert).

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