Skip to comments.Peggy Noonan: He Can't Take Another Bow (Beltway Types Realizing Obama Is Just An Empty Suit)
Posted on 11/30/2009 1:48:27 PM PST by caddystacks
From journalist Elizabeth Drew, a veteran and often sympathetic chronicler of Democratic figures, a fiery denunciation ofand warning forthe White House. In a piece in Politico on the firing of White House counsel Greg Craig, Ms. Drew reports that while the president was in Asia last week, "a critical mass of influential people who once held big hopes for his presidency began to wonder whether they had misjudged the man." They once held "an unromantically high opinion of Obama," and were key to his rise, but now they are concluding that the president isn't "the person of integrity or even classiness they had thought."
Just as stinging as Elizabeth Drew on domestic matters was Leslie Gelb on Mr. Obama and foreign policy in the Daily Beast. Mr. Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations and fully plugged into the Democratic foreign-policy establishment, wrote this week that the president's Asia trip suggested "a disturbing amateurishness in managing America's power." The president's Afghanistan review has been "inexcusably clumsy," Mideast negotiations have been "fumbling." So unsuccessful was the trip that Mr. Gelb suggested Mr. Obama take responsibility for it "as President Kennedy did after the Bay of Pigs."
He added that rather than bowing to emperorsMr. Obama "seems to do this stuff spontaneously and inexplicably"he should begin to bow to "the voices of experience" in Washington.
When longtime political observers start calling for wise men, a president is in trouble.
also raises a distressing question: Who are the wise men and women now?
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If he’s lost Chrissey Matthews, he’s lost the country.........................(anybody recognize that?)............
The left - always in error, never in doubt.
Spit’n Chrissy has figured out that tingling feeling was actually Obamah pissing up his leg!
So it begins...Elizabeth Drew is in the heart of the east coast elite...back in the seventies she wrote articles for the NEW YORKER, and became their Watergate expert.
Drew was a true believer...and if Barry has lost her, it’s a sign. The Gliterati have begun to notice that the clothes have no emperor...or whatever.
Obama has a few months to turn this around...if not, the Dems are toast next November...and guess who the leftwing establishment will blame?
Maybe David Gergen can help save his presidency.
All the fools now think he is a bumbling fool who wants to save America. In reality, he is a very smart man who wants to destroy America.
I was at a gathering this weekend, and was talking to a fairly staunch Democrat. The guy told me he thought Obama was a one term president because of the economy. We both agreed: “It’s the economy, stupid”.
All the other gaffes of this immature baffoon would be overlooked, but the economy is something people can’t ignore, even if they want to ignore it.
The Obama administration is mishandling the economy, and if the Republicans could just somehow find a candidate, Obama will be in trouble, (I’m shocked I’m typing that).
How about Vernon Jordan?
I’m At the End of My Hope©
Who cares what democrats think. If they start to hate him, fine and dandy. But REAL patriots saw this man for what he is long ago. A wimpy commie puppet.
“Obama has a few months to turn this around...if not, the Dems are toast next November...and guess who the leftwing establishment will blame?”
They blame him for everything else.
I quit reading Noonan some time ago. She was openly for The One and tried to bash anyone who suggested that Barry would be the flippin socialist that he is. She voted for the loon, unfortunately, it is we in fly over country ( ie anywhere but DC) that pay the price
With apologies to Walter Cronkite and Lyndon Baines Johnson
So many media types thought they were electing Josiah Bartlett from “the West Wing” as President, and they got Homer J. Simpson, instead.
You just KNOW the Hillary crowd is going to come unglued on them, at some point.
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