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The reports are not good, disturbing even. I have heard basically the same story four times in the last 10 days, and the people doing the talking are in New York and Washington and are spread across the political spectrum.
The gist is this: President Obama has become a lone wolf, a stranger to his own government. He talks mostly, and sometimes only, to friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett and to David Axelrod, his political strategist.
Everybody else, including members of his Cabinet, have little face time with him except for brief meetings that serve as photo ops. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner both have complained, according to people who have talked to them, that they are shut out of important decisions.
If the reports are accurate, and I believe they are, they paint a picture of an isolated man trapped in a collapsing presidency. While there is no indication Obama is walking the halls of the White House late at night, talking to the portraits of former presidents, as Richard Nixon did during Watergate, the reports help explain his odd public remarks.
Obama conceded in one television interview recently that Americans are not “better off than they were four years ago” and said in another that the nation had “gotten a little soft.” Both smacked of a man who feels discouraged and alienated and sparked comparisons to Jimmy Carter, never a good sign.
Blaming the country is political heresy, of course, yet Obama is running out of scapegoats.
Originally posted by greenCo
reply to post by centurion1211
Remember he´s just a human being like us, and is scared as hell at the way all things are turning to. I´ve always said its too much weight to put in one man´s shoulders. That´s why Occupy WS is so strong. They have no leaders.
They see at themselves as equals, without any party colours, or following certain ideology or certain book. And that´s a HUGE difference to the actual pyramidal social system full of "leaders" that we have. Poor Obama... he´s just the head of a fail system. Perhaps we don´t need a new system but to work from another level. Perhaps, that´s the real meaning of waking up.
Originally posted by American-philosopher
Well i dont know I am almost thinking that he thought he was going to be univesally liked by almost everyone for his charisma and celebrity as opposed to being liked for his presidency. And these comments he is making is very weird for someone who is running for reelection. It's almost like he doesnt want to be president anymore but his controllers are tellling him No you have to be president again.
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
reply to post by centurion1211
LOL...taken from a column by Obama hater Michael Goodwin.
I love his sources too..."people" told him...LMAO.
I feel sorry too...but not for Obama...edit on 10-10-2011 by OutKast Searcher because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by butcherguy
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
I'd like to see a verified (and qualified) source say that he is a good leader.