Obama Under The Bus?

A bit slow on the uptake here, eh? MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough (echoed by Mike Barnicle) says as many as seven top democrat Senators are scratching their heads and wringing their hands over runaway Obama … That’s lovely leadership. For nearly two years they have said nothing to Obama while facing the American people and insisting “It’s all good”.

Meanwhile, Gov. Bobby Jindal has a new book out and it paints an ugly picture of the Obama White House’s attitude and handling of the Gulf oil spill:

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal uses a new book to portray President Barack Obama as disconnected from the Gulf oil spill, charging that he was more focused on the political aftermath than the actual impact of the crisis.

Jindal recounts a pair of private conversations with the president that paint him as consumed with how his actions were being perceived.

On Obama’s first trip to Louisiana after the disaster, the governor describes how the president took him aside on the tarmac after arriving to complain about a letter that Jindal had sent to the administration requesting authorization for food stamps for those who had lost their jobs because of the spill.

As Jindal describes it, the letter was entirely routine, yet Obama was angry and concerned about looking bad.

“Careful,” he quotes the president as warning him, “this is going to get bad for everyone.”

Nearby on the tarmac, Jindal recalls, then-White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was chewing out his own chief of staff, Timmy Teepell.

“If you have a problem pick up the f——n’ phone,” Jindal quotes Emanuel telling Teepell.

The governor asserts that the White House had tipped off reporters to watch the exchange on the New Orleans tarmac that Sunday in May and deemed it a “press stunt” that symbolized what’s wrong with Washington.

“Political posturing becomes more important than reality,” he writes.

What might explain why Obama and Emanuel were so angry at Jindal is that the governor released his food stamp request the previous day to the media and indicated that he wanted a response by the close of business Monday.

And after Obama instituted a moratorium on offshore drilling, Jindal recounts that the president dismissed his concerns about the economic impact of the ban.

“I understand you need to say all of this, I know you need to say this, that you are facing political pressure,” Jindal quotes Obama telling him. When the governor said he was concerned about people losing their jobs, he said the president cited national polls showing that people supported the ban.

“The human element seemed invisible to the White House,” he writes.

3 thoughts on “Obama Under The Bus?”

  1. Lovely,

    So much for Dope and Change. I guess that the thrill up their legs is over for these MSM characters, wonderful.

    Does this means that the MSM rats are ready to jump the sinking Obama ship?

    I wonder where all these characters have been all this time. I guess they were way too busy kissing the anointed one ass while Barry (along with Pelosi, Reid and the rest of the Democrats) were wrecking the country.

    I guess that last Tuesday’s elections results finally made them face the reality that they have been ignoring all along (because they were too busy singing Obama’s praises) and to acknowledge how pissed-off the American people are with the downhill course this POTUS and the Democrats have been steering America for the last twenty two months.

    Well, it is REALITY check for these characters, now is time to jump off the ship.

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