Last week, i listed three things which showed how ill-suited Barack Obama is to be President of the United States. Just in the past three days, we have had three reports (of various sorts) showing how he is failing in that office.
- On the Late Show with David Letterman, not only did Obama show that he was clueless about the size of the national debt, but he also manifested an indifference to its magnitude. Moreover, he talked about confronting the debt as if he were a candidate running for the presidency, not a man who had already served three years and eight months in office. He talked about a “balanced” approach to deficit reduction, but has yet to present a budget which reflects such an approach.
- We learned yesterday that “Nearly 6 million Americans — significantly more than first estimated— will face a tax penalty under President Barack Obama’s health overhaul for not getting insurance, congressional analysts said Wednesday. Most would be in the middle class.“
- With the release yesterday of the Inspector General’s report on the Fast and Furious gun-running operation, we received further evidence of Eric Holder’s inept management of the Justice Department. Wondering at the Attorney General’s “implausibly uncommunicative staff,” Jim Geraghty writes, “Time and again, information and warnings about the operation’s enormous risks flow from Arizona to Washington . . . and suddenly, mysteriously stop just short of Holder.” President Obama’s response? He blames Bush.*
One wonders if the legacy media will devote as much attention to any of these stories as it did to the “secret” videotape of Mitt Romney’s inelegant analysis of the electoral landscape.
UPDATE: Another “report” this week of Obama’s failures: Video: Obama now ducking questions on security failures at Benghazi consulate
*At that link Joeh Gehrke writes:
President Obama claimed that George W. Bush began for Operation Fast and Furious, in addition to contradicting his inspector general by claiming that he gave Congress “almost all” of the documents pertaining to the gun walking.
Wonder if the media will follow up on Obama’s cluelessness (or dishonesty) about the operation. In congressional testimony, it came out that this was an entirely different program from the Bush administration’s Operation Wide Receiver. Either this man is lying to protect his political hide or is unaware about the details of the operation.