So in addition to be a faith-based person, Obama apparently has more and more people revealing his large list of flaws. With a proper media, these would have easily gotten out there before he was elected. Now they will start to creep out in hopes he might bail before the second term.
Jon Meacham declares Obama is in the wrong business because he doesn't like people.
JON MEACHAM: It's a little worse than normal. Because even though he was there, my sense is he doesn't particularly like people and politicians who don't like people are kinda in the wrong business."
HAROLD FORD, JR.:Kinda.
MEACHAM: Kinda. I really believe this. So, Reagan wanted to perform for people. So you could bring him in, and he, it would be a small audience. George H.W. Bush: all of his life was one long reunion mixer. Bill Clinton, uh, loved people. So I think this is a personality distinction.
Even Chris Matthews has become critical. The thrill up his leg is gone.
Matthews is also upset that Obama is running a "virtual presidency," through endless impersonal emails, rather than building and exploiting the interpersonal relationships that are vital for effective governance. On that score, he laments: "I hear stories (from members of Congress) that you will not believe. Not a single phone call since the last election."
Congress doesn't do what he wants, including those in his own party, but...but...but... he sent them an email!
David Limbaugh is smart though and hits at the real source of the Obama anger, the same sort of anger that has every liberal on these forums refusing to even address the substance of this thread.
There is a disconnect at work here with Matthews' anger at Obama for doing precisely what liberals do. Obama shoved through a radically liberal agenda -- the kind that should earn him permanent gratitude from a liberal such as Matthews, and it has led to economic catastrophe. Matthews, at least in part, is furious at Obama, perhaps subconsciously, for proving that Matthews' lifelong ideology is an epic fail.
Yes, Obama shoved through liberal policies and they have proven an epic fail.
Obama can act as he wants and need not worry about accountability. Liberal media sources will keep sanitizing his actions, ignoring his gaffes and they will keep rationalizing away his lack of leadership.
Apparently it isn't even worthy of mention that Obama's actions in Libya violated the War Powers Resolution, the president's own professed standards for what he can do without Congressional permission, and the legal advice provided to him by the Office of Legal Counsel.
Perhaps most egregiously, Chait doesn't even allude to Obama's practice of putting American citizens on a secret kill list without any due process, or even consistent, transparent standards.
The best part is here.
Why is all this ignored?
Telling the story of Obama's first term without including any of it is a shocking failure of liberalism. It's akin to conservatism's unforgivable myopia and apologia during the Bush Administration. Are liberals really more discontented with Obama's failure to reverse the Bush tax cuts than the citizen death warrants he is signing? Is his ham-handed handling of the debt-ceiling really more worthy of mention than the illegal war he waged? Is his willingness to sign deficit reduction that cuts entitlement spending more objectionable than the fact that he outsourced drone strikes to a CIA that often didn't even know the names of the people it was killing?
These are the priorities of a perverted liberalism.
It's also ignored and shows the same perverted reasoning when a bunch of 'occupiers' show up everywhere but the Obama White House.