Sunday, March 08, 2009

Consequences of Naivete, Part 2

We're doomed:
Barack Obama's offhand approach to Gordon Brown's Washington visit last week came about because the president was facing exhaustion over America's economic crisis and is unable to focus on foreign affairs, the Sunday Telegraph has been told.

Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been "overwhelmed" by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest.

British officials, meanwhile, admit that the White House and US State Department staff were utterly bemused by complaints that the Prime Minister should have been granted full-blown press conference and a formal dinner, as has been customary. They concede that Obama aides seemed unfamiliar with the expectations that surround a major visit by a British prime minister.

But Washington figures with access to Mr Obama's inner circle explained the slight by saying that those high up in the administration have had little time to deal with international matters, let alone the diplomatic niceties of the special relationship.

Allies of Mr Obama say his weary appearance in the Oval Office with Mr Brown illustrates the strain he is now under, and the president's surprise at the sheer volume of business that crosses his desk.
(via Instapundit)


Tom Carter said...

Looks like the absolute lack of any kind of executive experience is showing. I'd like Obama to be a successful president because we need that right now. But it ain't looking so good right now.

OBloodyHell said...

Poor, poor, baby. I (sniff) feel so bad for him. I'd (sniff) feel a lot worse if I actually believed he really gave a shit, and wasn't passing all manner of irrelevant crap just because he and the Dems can do so.

I'm not a big fan of Obama's success, because I know what such success would mean -- a false belief that socialism works.

More critically, though, I'm pretty certain success with Obama isn't possible, for the simple reason that he doesn't care as much about making things work as he does about getting his socialist agenda passed.

Lyn said...

It was a deliberate snub. Obama is not tired and not naive. Obama did this because it was the opposite of what former President GW Bush would have done. Also, Obama resents the British for their support of America (and Bush) in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Face it everybody it is worse than we expected. We don't just have an inexperienced President; we have a petty, dishonorable President.

Carl said...


Wow--that's an even more depressing thought!

Carl said...

I tend towards Tom's view, but agree with OBH on at least one point: Obama "doesn't care as much about making things work" regarding foreign policy as much as he does "about getting his socialist agenda passed."

Bob in Los Angeles said...

I agree with OBH -- BH Obama does not care if anything works, as long as he imposes socialism on this country.

If he really cared about foriegn policy, do you think he would appoint Hillary as Sec. of State?

Come on!!

Anonymous said...

You are blinded by your knee-jerk conservativism. Ignore the extensive damage done by the Bush boys and Reagan and just tear down OUR current President. That's productive. Try thinking for yourselves instead of following the conservative line. These are new days, new problems. Creative thinking is required, not name-calling and tearing down people you don't agree with. I don't hear solutions to problems created by you anti-regulators.

Bob in Los Angeles said...

Dear Anonymous,

Welcome! Have you been cross posting this same text? It looks familiar, as if you were reading another blog and posting your comments here.

I hope you participate more, especially if you continue with ignoratio elenchi and ad hominem attacks, because you embody the polar view so well.

Obama has charisma, and intelligence, and (I thought) character, so I gave him the benefit of the doubt.

However, Obama has shown that his promise to "to spend wisely, reform bad habits" is vacuous. There is nothing in the stimulus bill that is wise, unless your point of view is communistic. The stock markets have spoken on that point as well. Obama is a nightmare for our country. He cares not for the problems, "a crisis is a terrible thing to waste" and he is using the sour economy as an excuse to impose socialism on this country.

He's not MY president. I question his authority. He won't even prove he was born in this country.

Carl said...

Obama was born here. And--properly--the Supreme Court and every other court that's ruled say Obama doesn't have to do anything more to prove the point.