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How Obama Tells Us He Wasn’t Ready for the White House

In the polite political banter between liberal and conservative co-workers this fall, a liberal friend trotted out that tiresome, perennial Democrat litmus test:  “They say the first act of a president is picking a vice-president; look how well Obama handled that.”


Obama’s First Decision Was Disaster

During the campaign, Joe Biden was a laughing stock, relegated to the safe, blue states where—Obama hoped—the press would ignore him.  They did not. 

The press dutifully reported the progeny of Obama’s first presidential decision.

  • Biden promised us a terrorist-driven disaster within 180 days of Obama’s inauguration
  • Biden declared that Hillary Clinton would have been a better choice for vice-president
  • Biden declared that “J-O-B-S” is a three-letter word
  • Biden introduced Obama as “Barack America” after Obama introduced Biden as “the next President of the United States” IDIOTS!
  • Biden confused millions of school children and historians by reminiscing about FDR’s television show in 1933
  • Biden chided a wheelchair-bound man to “Stand up! Let ‘em see ya.

Since the inauguration, Biden revealed that Obama gives Generational Theft Act a 30 percent chance of failure. 

Last night, confronted with Biden’s latest idiocy and breach of confidentiality, Obama slammed his VP

You know, I don’t remember exactly what Joe was referring to, not surprisingly.

It was a slam on himself as well as a slam on Biden.  Obama put Biden into this position.  Had the president discharged his duties as a Senator instead of parlaying that office into celebrity, he might have gotten to know Joe Biden a little better.  That Biden lacks a water bug’s sense is well known in all of Washington.  Biden is an idiot despite his amazing IQ.

Talent Management Problems

But Obama’s talent management ineptness goes way further than that first decision upon which every candidate should finally be judged (according to liberals).  Timothy Geithner crashed the stock market today simply by speaking before the Senate.  He clearly lacks the first clue of what to do about the economy.  (Malkin has more.) Other than warning Senators (and tax payers) that he will soon hit us up for yet another trillion dollars, he evaded every question.

Administration officials were greeted with sarcasm and laughter Monday night when they briefed lawmakers and congressional staff on Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s new financial-sector bailout project, according to people who were in the room.

And, no, that quote didn’t come from National Review.  It came from Huffington Post (h/t Michelle Malkin).

Frighteningly, Geithner’s evasions were not of the guilty sort (as in Clinton’s testimony before the special prosecutor), but of the ignorant sort (as in “I don’t have a friggin’ clue what you’re talking about Senator”).   No surprise:  Geithner is less skilled than I am at figuring his taxes with TurboTax. 

Other examples of Obama’s horrible hiring record include Bill Richardson (indictments pending), the Performance Czarina (tax problems), and, of course, Tom Daschle (tax fraud and shakedowns.)  Now Rahm Emmanuel might have tax issues, as well. 

The “F” Word

All of these leads some serious-minded people to ask:  Has Obama’s presidency already failed?

Expect Rush Limbaugh to re-release “See, I Told You So” shortly.

Author: William Hennessy

Co-founder of St. Louis Tea Party Coalition and Nationwide Chicago Tea Party Persuasive design expertLatest book: Turning On Trump: An Evolution (2016)Author of The Conservative Manifest (1993), Zen Conservatism (2009), Weaving the Roots (2011), and Fight to Evolve (2016)I believe every person deserves the dignity of meaningful work as the only path to human flourishing.

7 Comments on “How Obama Tells Us He Wasn’t Ready for the White House

  1. I had to come back and see what kind of responses came over the wire for this one…gotta love how Iraq and WMD’s always come up when liberals get hysterical!

    I’m doin’ well, Bill. Still ruffling liberal feathers, as usual. I keep reading your blogs, love what I see! The quasi-tea party here in Arizona rocked. I only wish I coulda gone to some of the others.

  2. Bill Hennessy… my God another Southsider that never ever crossed the river…what can you expect from somebody like him?

  3. To Beole:

    Please keep your comments on topic. Your opinion of the Bush administration’s decisions, or how much you like McCain, has nothing to do with this article. The current topic is Obama’s leadership skills – or rather, lack thereof. I knew that Obama would be a horrible president, but I must say that I am surprised that it is so blatantly obvious this soon. I pray that our country is salvageable in 4 years. Good article, Bill!

  4. This article is a joke due to these facts. The so-called experience of an Iraq war based on faulty intelligence of Iraq having WMD, the absolute lie that supposedly Saddam Hussein was in league with Osama Bin Laden and the Al Quaeda network, the highly misguided attempt to establish democracy in a region that has known nothing but fighting for well over a couple thousand years (remember democracy didn’t happen in this country overnight, and this is a federal republic) the abandoning of the fight against the true perpertrators of 9-11 and their Taliban allies, the disappearance of the surplus as it melted into insane deficits and debts, the so-called party of fiscal discipline on whose watch made all this mess complains of democrat control of the senate, the house, and the white house while seeming to forget that prior to the elections in 2006, they themselves held the same amount of control including the Supreme Court. I did not vote for President Obama like millions of other Americans because like millions of other Americans, we would’ve voted for Sen. McCain if he wasn’t running in the name of your failed policies. The Presidential Candidate McCain of election year 2000 would be president now if he didn’t go awhoring after the failed policies that you all have set. Now all I can do is hope that the new administration doesn’t fail. People like yourselves fail to recognize that even though Americans are forgiving we don’t forget what was being spoonfed to us. I just feel sorry that our military and ordinary citizens have to pay the price for your ignorance and arogance.

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