I’m fairly sure many liberals will consider this post as piling on President Obama. Their favored son, the first black President of the United States, is looking like a wall that has been painted with paint that is mostly water. Have you ever tried to do that? I have and it is impossible to get the wall properly covered. The paint will run away from your brush and roller. President Obama’s colors are running pretty thin and he is having a hard time keeping his backside covered from all the scandals and claims coming out of his administration.
Seriously, how many more lies does President Obama have to tell before everyone sees him for the liar he really is? He has lied about Fast and Furious, blaming it all on President Bush, of course. He has lied about the IRS and its targeting of conservative groups. He has lied about Benghazi and what really happened in Libya. He lied his way through the campaign to defeat Mitt Romney, shedding every criticism off his back like so much water. He is now being disingenuous about the upcoming battle over the continuing resolution and raising the debt ceiling. He conveniently defends his vote against raising the debt ceiling in 2006, calling it a political vote. As one commenter on this blog pointed out yesterday, Obama and his staff have little remembrance of history and how the debt ceiling battles have worked in the past. What the Republicans are trying to do is nothing new, except for the fact that it is so inconvenient for President Obama. And we all know how he loves being challenged.
It is also worth noting that the liberal media seems to have gone somewhat sour on President Obama. His leadership style, or lack thereof, is being shown for the disaster it has been for the past four years. Obama doesn’t want to lead, as much as he wants to dictate. He loves being able to give his viewpoint on any given issue, but when that viewpoint is challenged, he falls back on rhetoric and tells everyone he won the election and has a mandate. He seems to believe that winning the election gave him carte blanche to do whatever he wants to do. He seems to forget that the office he holds is part of a three-branch style of government. He is President, not Dictator.
Here is a sample of some of the critiques that are being written about him, from Fox News.
Maureen Dowd tees off on the president for going ahead with an economic speech bashing Republicans on Monday, even as the Navy Yard was in crisis after the mass shooting there.
“The man who connected so electrically and facilely in 2008, causing Americans to overlook his thin résumé, cannot seem to connect anymore,’ she writes. “With a shrinking circle of trust inside the White House, Obama is having trouble establishing trust outside with once reliable factions: grass-roots Democrats and liberals in Congress.”
When Obama defended his Syria policy to George Stephanopoulos by saying that Washington likes to grade on style points, it ticked off Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus.
“Style points? Seriously? Style points? That’s what President Obama thinks the criticism of his zigzag Syria policy amounts to?” she writes. “As presidential spin, this is insulting. As presidential conviction — if this is what he really believes — it’s scary.”
Is the president stung by such criticism?
Here’s a tidbit from MSNBC’s Richard Wolffe in his new book “The Message,” about Obama’s reaction to critical editorials in the New York Times.
“After each negative editorial, the president would summon his communications team to discuss the critical coverage,” Wolffe says. “It was a deeply unpleasant experience for his staff, who bore the brunt of the presidential outbursts.”
Obama called Andy Rosenthal, the Times’ editorial page editor, to complain, but only after aides scrambled to find his number.
That’s a far cry from 2007 and 2008, when much of the media was swooning over Obama. But then, governing is harder than campaigning, and no honeymoon lasts five years.
It appears that the liberal media is finally getting around to admitting what most of us knew all along. The man Barack Obama was a joke and he has gotten no better since he became President Obama. All of the issues we tried to raise, as far back as 2007, are now being “discovered” by the liberal media. I just wonder what took them so long.