Wednesday, February 10, 2010

It's The Obama, Stupid

Much is being made of Financial Times's Edward Luce's article that lays the blame for Obama's floundering first year in office on his advisory staff, namely David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett, Robert Gibbs, and Rahm Emanuel, who are geared towards campaigning but not governing.

The Four Horsemen Of The Obamacalypse

One commenter on cheekily re-titled them as the Four Corpsemen Of The Obamacalypse.

Heh heh.

Like the humor, but I differ with Luce's premise. I think the blame lies with Obama. If he can't tell the difference between bad and good advice, then ultimately, it's his fault when policies fail.

I guess the buck stops everywhere but BO's desk.


jan said...

...the four corpsemen...priceless!!

WomanHonorThyself said...

love the post title!!

Chuck said...

And who hired these people?

I have to pull out the Bush card once again. Who's fault was the bad advice he got from his FEMA director? Not the director, the media all blamed Bush for hiring him.

cube said...

Jan: It was good. I wish I had thought of it.

Woman Honor Thyself: Thank you. That one was mine :-)

Chuck: If the MSM had been honest in their reporting of Katrina, (i.e., had a democratic president been presiding), it would've been a different story. Truth is, an exceptional story of survival was carried out despite the cluelessness of the people of New Orleans.

I remember the folks on the roof of a building with a sign that read, "FU50". Can you find a photo of that sign today?

Granny Annie said...

I am positive that President Obama is willing to take the advice of anyone who is willing to give him advice whether it is good advice or bad advice. The man cannot make a decision on is own because he is not experienced and it's either listen to the duds surrounding him or toss a coin. In many instances we would have been better off with the coin toss.

cube said...

Granny Annie: I don't think BO is messing up as much as he's doing what he set out to do. Our job is to stop him from keeping to his agenda.