Everybody values competence, and Obama’s approach of never taking responsibility and blaming others might be wearing thin. Obama surely hasn’t show competence when claiming that he didn’t know what was happening with everything with IRSgate, EPAgate, APgate, VAgate, NSAgate, Secret email gate, StateDepartmentgate, etc. If women are generally more risk averse then men, possibly this incompetence
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The Watcher’s Council
Every week on Monday morning, the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum with short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture or daily living. This week’s question: Why Do You Think Obama’s Actions On Ebola Have Been So Ineffective?
The Independent Sentinel: Mr. Obama is ineffective in handling Ebola because he sees everything as political. He doesn’t do anything for the right reasons.
Everything is done for political reasons with the goal of manipulating the public.
Mr. Obama has trouble making decisions. He’s a political coward. He’s so afraid of what people will say or how it might affect his political agenda that he can’t seem to do anything effectively. When he finally does act, it’s too little.
He has politicized every agency. Agencies are no longer doing what they are entrusted to do. Agencies we used to respect are now failures because they are working on the leftist political agenda.
Obama’s a political animal without the usual moral strictures.
He is always a day late and a dollar short and will continue to be for the next two years.
Simply Jews: Frankly, it is hard for me to blame the current POTUS in a situation like this.
The whole heavy and creaky government juggernaut is not a creation of the last POTUS but of many decades of out of control growth, decay and increasing inefficiency.
Besides, vigilance and preparedness is not something the government institutions are known for – in any country of this world.
I am not a natural born optimist, so in my opinion, things will get much worse before everyone in the health system will get a handle on what is exactly the right thing to do and stop doing stupid things. This is, unfortunately, the human way of learning.
JoshuaPundit: Honestly? I don’t think he cares about anything but the politics. Ron Kain is simply a partisan hack operative who can be relied on to toe the party line and keep things as buried as much as possible. Dr. Thomas Frieden was a little too obvious and kept tripping over his own stupid tongue, so the regime wants him out of the spotlight.
Two things, BTW that very few people are discussing. First, the connection between the appearance of Ebola and other infectious diseases like Enterovirus D68(AKA EV-D68) and the president’s open borders policy. EV-D68 has already killed half a dozen Americans and there are currently over 500 cases in hospitals all over America, particularly in areas where the White House shipped illegal migrants without any in depth health screening from Central America, where there has been a major outbreak of the disease.
And second, given previous actions by this president, the racial aspect. I would happily be wrong about this, but I have a feeling that if Ebola was endemic in Ireland or Poland rather than West Africa, not only would there be a strict travel ban in place already, but I doubt we’d have 3,000 U.S. troops in Dublin or Warsaw exposing themselves to infection.
Laura Rambeau Lee, Right Reason: President Obama never fails to put politics ahead of everything else, especially when there is a good crisis to manage. CDC Director Dr.
Obama’s approval ratings and MSNBC’s viewer ratings are in a close race to the bottom of Death Valley. It’s only a question of which set of obnoxious hipsters with a head full of bad policy ideas and no real life experience will be fired first; the Maddow crew or the White House staff.
The progressive pajama boy era is over. The asexual messenger bag toting wonk has met an ISIS Jihadist and run home to its non-traditional family. Liberalism isn’t over, but its contenders are trying to butch up their act.
The second coming of Hillary is accompanied by bellicose rhetoric about Putin and Syria. Leon Panetta, her gnomish errand boy, is sneering at Obama as an egghead too busy dithering about what not to do to be able to actually do anything about ISIS.
Democrats are adjusting to a new reality of less nuance and more centrist politics. So is MSNBC.
If Obama loses the Senate, then his leftist backers also lose their death grip on the Democratic Party. And that’s why they’re panicking so badly. Progressives proved that money and media bias could let them get away with anything. But then they lost in 2010, barely hung on in 2012 and are heading for a beating in 2014. If they can’t buy the Senate now, the Democratic Party will have to correct its course.
A sober analysis of the Big Billionaire Left shows that they were good at getting Obama elected, but not much else. Like the USSR, they could pour a lot of energy and capital into inefficiently getting one big thing done, but they aren’t much good at doing a lot of little things. Their hijacking of democracy ran into trouble the moment they tried to push past the White House. It was only the White House’s hijacking of democracy by trying to function as a unilateral dictatorship of pen and phone that extended their influence beyond their initial defeat in 2010. And that came with its own price in popularity.
Obama’s arrogance isolated him politically. He insisted on running everything and is stuck with the bill. In countless speeches he demanded more power and authority; his sinking approval ratings reflect the growing willingness of even his own supporters to hold him responsible for his unilateral policymaking.
As the election approaches everything that could have gone wrong has gone wrong. Not only did Obama’s aggressive efforts to stoke racial unrest on the border and in Ferguson to turn out the minority voters who generally sit out midterm elections backfire, but the resulting messes deepened the popular impression that he was in over his head. Now instead of pivoting from Global Warming to a minimum wage to some offensive thing that some local Republican somewhere said, the media is stuck in an Ebola-ISIS cycle that reminds Americans on a daily basis that everything really is out of control.
The critiques from even friendly media outlets keep throwing around words and terms like “detached”, “in over his head”, “flailing” and “too smart for his own good”. That word salad adds up to the same message as the one being peddled by Leon Panetta; America needs strong experienced leadership.
And Obama isn’t it.
The latest example was the naming of an Ebola Czar. “Sources confirm to Fox News that President Obama plans to name Ron Klain, a longtime political hand with no apparent medical or health background.” In the past, Klain has served as chief of staff to Al Gore and Joe Biden. Does this make you feel any better about the Ebola threat?
As an October 16 Wall Street Journal editorial noted, “Millions of American families haven’t had a raise in after-inflation incomes in years, but in Washington times are flush…the U.S. federal government rolled up record revenues of $3.013 trillion.” Individual income tax receipts rose by 5.9%, along with payroll taxes and corporate income taxes—very nearly the highest in the world—increased 16% to $321 billion.
The nephew of the black African who brought Ebola to the United States doesn’t blame his uncle. He blames us. He writes in The Dallas Morning News that his uncle did everything right in Liberia, but still got Ebola, and wasn’t treated correctly in the U.S. The claim is that he had a right to be on U.S. soil and that it’s our fault he’s dead.
I suspect this is how President Barack Obama views Ebola. How else do you explain his opposition to a common-sense ban on travel to the U.S. by people from Ebola-infected countries? Tragically, Obama’s alternative is for the U.S. to become infected. Then, he must figure, there will be more pressure to find a “cure,” or at least a vaccine. But who knows how many will die in the process? It could be hundreds, or thousands, or more.
Ordinary Americans are scratching their heads, and some are getting angry, over the “flawed” approach to Ebola by the U.S. government. These people don’t understand that Obama views restrictions on African travel to the U.S. as racist. He won’t say this publicly, but as someone who has been documenting Obama’s Marxist background and approach to public policy for six years, there is no other logical explanation. He sees the people of much of the world, including Africa and the Middle East, as victims of American foreign policy. We are responsible for their problems.
Speaking for the Obama approach, black Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) says it is “reactionary” to propose a travel ban. It is “unreasonable and dangerous” to keep Africans out, she says.
Rush Limbaugh delivered a commentary that was posted on his website under the headline, “Liberals See Ebola Through Prism of Slavery.” He quoted a liberal guest on Anderson Cooper’s CNN show as saying, “…we in America, how dare we turn our backs on Liberia, given the fact that this is a country that was founded in the 1820s, 1830s because of American slavery. We have a responsibility to stay connected with them and help them see this through.”
Limbaugh commented, “It’s our fault, see. If it hadn’t been for us and our evil ways back at the country’s founding, why, there might not even be an Ebola wiping out people in Africa. So we have a responsibility, a shared responsibility.”
Dinesh D’Souza wrote a book, The Roots of Obama’s Rage, on Obama’s anti-colonialism. I argue that Marxism, rather than anti-colonialism, motivates Obama. Still, D’Souza’s point is a good one. For whatever reason, Obama hates the West and all that it stands for. Permitting Ebola to be imported into the U.S. is one way to make the U.S. pay for its sins.
Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information Center has written a series of questions that illustrate how the Obama administration has facilitated the spread of Ebola to the U.S.
The Washington Post headline said the convoluted answer constituted “40 painful seconds of Alison Lundergan Grimes refusing to say whether she voted for President Obama.” The Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate evaded direct questions from a newspaper’s editorial board about whether she had voted for Obama. It was truly an embarrassment. NBC’s Chuck Todd basically said she’s finished as a candidate.
But while Lundergan Grimes is avoiding the issue, and Obama is not even on the ballot this year, the Communist Party is openly organizing against the Republican Party in order to strengthen Obama’s ability to carry out his Marxist agenda in his final two years in office.
With elections just a month away, the Communists have made it plain, once again, that they favor Democrats over Republicans.
While Lundergan Grimes’s ridiculous evasions are getting some media attention, the nature of Obama’s “progressive” base will get glossed over because it’s not politically correct to talk about communists involved in the political process. That’s considered McCarthyism.
Communist support for Obama is definitely a taboo subject for the press.
Although the CPUSA is not necessarily the preeminent communist organization on the U.S. political scene these days, it still maintains links to the Russian Communist Party and is able to organize and deploy activists in some critical election contests, such as in North Carolina and Florida.
On the occasion of the CPUSA’s 30th party convention in June in Chicago, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation sent a “Dear Comrades” letter of greetings, seeking to “further strengthen these ties on the basis of the principles of proletarian internationalism.”
In 2012, the Communist Party had said that re-electing Obama was “absolutely essential.” Now it’s afraid of Republicans undermining his Marxist agenda by making gains in the November elections.
“Defeating the extreme right wing in this election comes down to voter turnout,” says Communist Party operative Joelle Fishman. “This huge fight to get out the vote can result in a stronger movement going forward.” Fishman warns of “Republican sabotage” against Obama, Republicans winning control of the Senate, and Republican governors “on a rampage.”
The party disagrees with Obama on some issues, but generally supports what he has done—and what he wants to accomplish in his final two years.
The party’s slogan used to be, “People before profits.” Now it’s “People and nature before profits,” incorporating the demands of the “green” movement to deindustrialize the U.S., promote “climate change” legislation and stop fracking.
While Republicans think the pendulum is swinging in their favor this year, Fishman begs to differ, noting, “The political landscape is beginning to change in the historically deep red Southern states. The Moral Monday movement has spread to 12 states now, including Indiana. It is a multi-issue, multi-racial movement that is taking on racism and other divisions. Sen. Bernie Sanders has toured Southern states with this message. The racist police killing in Ferguson, Missouri and the exposé of lack of representation there is also inspiring voter registration in the south and nationally.”
The so-called “racist police killing” is, of course, a reference to police officer Darren Wilson defending himself against a black robber who rushed and attacked him in his police car.
Fishman’s praise of the so-called Moral Mondays Movement is significant.
The once haute couture No Drama Obama has fumbled his way to the “What me worry?” of Alfred E. Newman.
After almost five full years of the coolest, smartest, least prepared president America has ever had it has become obvious, even to the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media, that except for efforts to transform America into a Social Democracy we are rudderless.
In Josh Kraushaar’s “Obama’s Pass-the-Buck Presidency” in the National Journal we are told, “The president has a pattern of deflecting blame and denying responsibility.” After an off-duty officer tackled the recent fence jumping knife totting intruder in the White House, after a gun totting felon was allowed on an elevator with the President, and after it was revealed that there have been more than a thousand security breaches on Obama’s watch one Secret Service Agent told a Congressman recently, “We just keep getting lucky.”
There in a capsule is our hope for America. Let’s just hope we keep getting lucky. We have been able to survive the Clinton interlewd. We survived George II and his endless wars for peace. If we are lucky we will survive BHO and his campaign to remake America. That is a big if.
While President Obama seeks to throw the Intelligence Community under the bus for his failure to react to the rise of ISIL it turns out that he has been getting explicit warnings all year. Now we learn that he skips over half of his intelligence briefings or as one source at the State Department puts it “He receives briefings whenever he can.” One Obama national security staffer said, “Unless someone very senior has been shredding the president’s daily briefings and telling him that the dog ate them, highly accurate predictions about ISIL have been showing up in the Oval Office since before the 2012 election.”
Maybe if we put the cover of Golf Digest on the intelligence briefings they would get a closer read? Perhaps somebody could put them in the 10 letters he reads every day to stay connected to the common people.
I don’t believe that he isn’t told. I don’t believe he doesn’t know. I believe he doesn’t care. His only interest is in his agenda: the transforming of America. Anything outside of that is a distraction, and something to be shooed away until the polls say he has to do something. Except for the transformation processes it is government by reaction moving by fits and starts into the shabby dim future.
Whether you agree with the president’s new war or not the fact that he seems to learn everything from watching the news should be disturbing to anyone. Especially since anyone who has been watching the news knew about ISIL at least since they captured Fallujah back in January. It makes me wonder what news is he watching: The Daily Show?
They called Reagan the Teflon President because no matter what happened nothing ever seemed to stick to him. Perhaps we should call BHO the Teleprompter President. It seems as if he doesn’t read it on his teleprompter he doesn’t know about it. Then again without the teleprompter and the Hollywood script writers he doesn’t sound quite as slick as we usually hear him in his stage-managed photo ops.
When it comes to Islam, people like George W. Bush, Barack Obama and our corrupt State Department, insist the jihadists are an aberration and should not be the cause of slandering an entire religion. To which, I say a heart-felt “Baloney!”
When it comes to the followers of Islam, we’re not talking about a few rotten apples; we’re talking about a toxic orchard. In much the same way, our leaders keep pretending there’s a world of difference between Sunni and Shite, or between Al Qaeda, the Khorasan Group, the Taliban, Hamas, Hezbollah, ISIS, Boko Haram and the Muslim Brotherhood. They even pretend that CAIR, the propaganda arm of the Brotherhood here in America, is any better or has any other function than the Nazi Bund had in the 30s and early 40s, prior to our entry into World War II. The problem is that the past two administrations have refused to acknowledge that Islam is at war with us.
Whether it’s a beheading in Oklahoma or several others in Iraq; the killing and maiming of several members of the military by Major Hasan; the burning of churches and Christians in Egypt; the D.C. killers; the pressure cooker bombings in Boston; the kidnapping and raping of 300 school girls in Nigeria; clitorectomies in Yemen; suicide bombings in Israel; or the horror of 9/11; our gutless leaders insist it has nothing to do with Islam. Even though the villains are constantly telling us that the crimes are committed in the name of Allah, those sworn to protect America insist they’re lying and that they have nothing to do with Islam. You might as well pretend that the concentration camps, the ovens and Dr. Mengele’s nightmarish operations, were all aberrations and had nothing to do with Nazism.
As you may have heard, perennial bachelor and left-wing pinhead George Clooney finally got around to tying the knot with the Lebanese-born Amal Alamuddin. One can easily see the mutual attraction. One, both are physically attractive. Two, lawyer Alamuddin has represented the Communist state of Cambodia, the former Libyan chief of intelligence Abdullah Al Senussi and the vile Julian Assange, while simultaneously opposing the use of drones in counter-intelligence operations and, predictably, condemned Israel for defending itself against Hamas. She said, “I am horrified by the situation in the occupied Gaza Strip,” but never condemned the tunnels dug by Islamic terrorists or the thousands of missiles that the vermin constantly rain down on Israel.
It can be very difficult shopping for a couple who have everything but brains, but I don’t think anyone can go wrong sending the newlyweds the collected works of Saul Alinsky or an autographed photo of Osama bin Laden.
During his recent address to the U.N., Obama, in the same sentence, actually linked Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and ISSA’s attempt to create a caliphate in the Middle East to the shooting of a black thug, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri. It would be as if I seriously compared someone being diagnosed with cancer or another person’s having a leg amputated to my case of the sniffles.