We’ve all probably worked for a boss that was, well, somewhat incompetent. Somebody that may have been nice, or hell, they may have been an ass. But we covered for their inability to do their job for whatever reason. Seems that five and 3/4 years into an Obama presidency, that’s exactly what is happening inside the Obama White House.
Josh Earnest, the president’s press secretary has been really busy ever since the president addressed the media in the briefing room the other day. That was when Bobo said “we don’t have a strategy for dealing with ISIS in Syria yet”. And of course, every single member of every single media on the planet jumped on that. Earnest has spent the last three days backtracking, re-wording, re-thinking, and trying to explain to the media exactly what Bobo meant. And it wasn’t that we don’t have a strategy. Of course we do. It’s that Bobo just hasn’t made a decision as to what to do yet.
Remember…we’re dealing with one of the few presidents in US history that has a problem reaching a decision. That’s usually a problem left for underlings. Bobo however, is a breed apart. He can’t make up his mind what he wants to do when it comes to anything to do with the foreign policy part of his work. Hell, he can’t make a decision about Keystone XL Pipeline, he can’t make a firm decision about Obamacare, he can’t make a decision about what to do about the immigration problem (other than make all illegal aliens legal). He just has a problem because he has very poor leadership skills. Always has. But then again, they don’t ask for proof that you can actually make decisions when you get into presidential debates. That’s something people usually take for granted. Maybe we need to start asking for proof from now on.
Another thing that Bobo has had a problem with is campaigning. He likes to leave Washington, and fly around on Air Force One. Who wouldn’t? But the problem is, the staff at the White House has to be very careful not to schedule anything in any red state (that’s a state where the GOP outnumbers the Democrats), or a state where you’ve got a Democratic US Senator running for re-election in a red state. That would be states like North Carolina, Arkansas, Alaska, New Orleans, Colorado, and West Virginia. Of course you can also eliminate Montana, Georgia, Kentucky, and South Carolina to the list as well, as those senate races are leaning the GOP’s way…and the incumbants don’t want Bobo screwing up their campaign.
I have to actually admire a staff that is so loyal to an incompetant boss that they would spend six years trying to make good on all of the screw ups. These guys have really earned their money. And it shows! More staffers have left the White House in the last 5 1/2 years than any other 5 1/2 year term in history! That means people are tired of trying to save a sinking ship. The only real question left to answer isn’t if Bobo will make it past this election cycle…that’s a sure thing. The question is, will any Democrat be able to right the ship in time for 2016? Americans like to rotate their presidential parties ever two terms historically. Usually you have to be in a really good economic place to grant a third term. It has happened just once in 60 years. That’s when George H.W. Bush took over from Ronald Reagan. Oh…yeah, you had Lyndon Johnson serve out the remainder of Kennedy’s term, and then one more, but that was really only two terms. Three terms are a real rarity. And Hillary is going to have her hands full if she thinks she can win in 2016! There may not even be anything left to run for if we’re not careful.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!