Obama’s Presidency Hangs by a Thread « Commentary Magazine

It’s hard to overstate how poorly Barack Obama is doing in the face of these crises — and I don’t even mean how he’s doing substantively, which is a scandal in itself. I mean how he’s doing politically. Recall how much hay Michael Moore made of the fact that George W. Bush read My Pet Goat for nine minutes in that Florida classroom on 9/11 after being informed that the first plane had struck.

We’re going on four weeks now, or more, that Barack Obama has been reading My Pet Goat.

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5 thoughts on “Obama’s Presidency Hangs by a Thread « Commentary Magazine”

  1. A paradox of COIN doctrine is that sometimes the best response is to do nothing. Maybe we are seeing the broadening of his role as CinC into, well, everything he does?

  2. Yes, doing nothing is sometimes the best response. We have found a job President Obama is capable of and he’s meeting the lofty goals of ‘do nothing’ with admirable tenacity. Indeed he has successfully ‘done nothing’ for quite some time ensuring that, indeed, nothing is done.

  3. Well, stating a desired end goal, (Quaddafi must go!) and then doing absolutely nothing to ensure that outcome is not quite my idea of firm leadership.

    1. I would think we could find a few volunteers among our SOF to handle a laser designator for a PGM air strike on the Qadaffy while he’s doing the “Zenga, Zenga” show.

  4. The Peter Principal, on the national stage. Petting the Goat is fast becoming Seducing the Canine.

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