White House Insider On Obama: “The President Is Losing It”

 

White House Insider On Obama: “The President Is Losing It”

September 19th, 2010 Posted By Pat Dollard.

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News Flavor:

2008 gave America an incredibly charismatic candidate for President of the United States. Speech after speech showed a candidate with increasing momentum as primary race after primary race concluded. And then came the nomination, more speeches, culminating in an election night victory.  Sure – we definitely had people in the media on our side. Absolutely. We went so far as to give them specific ideas for coverage. The ones who took that advice from the campaign were granted better access, and Obama was the biggest story in 2008, so yeah, that gave us a lot of leverage.

Could Obama have succeeded without the media’s help?
Yeah, I think so. As I said, on the campaign trail he is very-very good. The opposition didn’t have near the energy, or the celebrity attraction that Obama brings. Plus, the country was burned out after eight years of Bush. We knew that going in. We knew that if we won the Democrat nomination, we were likely going to cruise our way to the White House – and that is exactly what we did.”

But after Obama was sworn in, things began to change?
Almost immediately. Obama loved to campaign. He clearly didn’t like the work of being President though, and that attitude was felt by the entire White House staff within weeks after the inauguration. Obama the tireless, hard working candidate became a very tepid personality to us. And the few news stories that did come out against him were the only things he seemed to care about. He absolutely obsesses over Fox News. For being so successful, Barack Obama is incredibly thin-skinned. He takes everything very personally.

And you state he despises Joe Biden?
Oh yeah. That is very well known in the White House. Obama chose Biden for one reason – to have an older white guy with some international policy credentials. Period. If Biden has all of this international experience that Obama found so valuable, why has he buried him under the pile of crap that became the stimulus bill? What does Joe Biden know about budgets and economics? Not much – but Obama didn’t care. Give Joe a job and get him the hell out of my hair – that pretty much sums up the president’s feelings toward Joe Biden.

What about Hillary Clinton?
Obama is scared to death of Hillary. He doesn’t trust her – obsesses over her almost as much as he does Fox News. He respects her though, which might be why he fears her so much as well. He talks the game, but when it comes down to it, she has played the game on a far tougher level than he has, and Obama knows that.

How about Bill Clinton?
I never heard Obama say anything about Bill Clinton personally, though I was told he has cracked a few jokes about the former president since getting into the White House. I have heard that Bill Clinton does not like Barack Obama. That really started when Obama played the race card against him during the primary campaign. Apparently Clinton was apoplectic over that and still hasn’t gotten over it. If there is one thing I have learned in this town – don’t make an enemy of Bill Clinton.

According to the person sitting across from me, those were incredibly exciting times, even for one who had been a participant with three previous presidential hopefuls. Barack Obama appeared to move from one city to the next effortlessly, gaining confidence and motivation with each campaign stop. He was remarkable to watch. He took the script, elevated it with his oration, left the crowds screaming for more, and then would do it all over again, time after time after time. On the campaign trail, Obama is a machine.

When I asked this insider if the media gave candidate Obama an assist throughout his campaign, it elicits a sly smile.

So if Obama doesn’t appear interested in the job of president, what does he do day after day? Well, he takes his meetings just like any other president would, though even then, he seems to lack a certain focus and on a few occasions, actually leaves with the directive that be given a summary of the meeting at a later date. I hear he plays a lot of golf, and watches a lot of television – ESPN mainly. I’ll tell you this – if you want to see President Obama get excited about a conversation, turn it to sports. That gets him interested. You start talking about Congress, or some policy, and he just kinda turns off. It’s really very strange. I mean, we were all led to believe that this guy was some kind of intellectual giant, right? Ivy League and all that. Well, that is not what I saw. Barack Obama doesn’t have a whole lot of intellectual curiosity. When he is off script, he is what I call a real “slow talker”. Lots of ummms, and lots of time in between answers where you can almost see the little wheel in his head turning very slowly. I am not going to say the president is a dumb man, because he is not, but yeah, there was a definite letdown when you actually hear him talking without the script.

That sounds like you are calling Obama stupid to me.
No – I am not going to call him stupid. He just doesn’t strike me as particularly smart. Bill Clinton is a smart guy – he would run intellectual circles around Barack Obama. And Bill Clinton loved the politics of being president. Obama seems to think he shouldn’t have to be bothered, which has created a considerable amount of conflict among his staff.

So how bad are things at the White House these days?
I don’t know about right now, because I have not been there in over a month. But I still hear things, and I know what it was like when I left. It’s not good. As bad as it might look to voters based on what they do know, it’s much worse. The infighting is off the charts. You got a Chief of Staff who despises cabinet members, advisors who despise the Chief of Staff, a President and First Lady having their own issues…

Come again – what about the First Lady?
(The insider takes a deep breath) Ok, look, just like any other marriage, folks have issues. The Obamas are no different, except of course they are very high profile. I was told they were having issues before the campaign, and they have even more issues now. Maybe that is why Obama seems so detached – not so much the stress of the White House, but the stress of personal issues. I can certainly relate to that kind of situation.

Care to clarify some more on the Obama marriage?
No. That is all I will say about that. Don’t ask again.

Ok, back to President Obama then. In just a few words, how would you describe him these days?
Like I said, it’s been a while since I was last at the White House, but I don’t have a problem saying that the president is losing it. I don’t mean he is like losing his mind. I mean to say that he is losing whatever spark he had during the campaign. When you take away the crowds, Obama gets noticeably smaller. He shrinks up inside of himself. He just doesn’t seem to have the confidence to do the job of President, and it’s getting worse and worse. Case in point – just a few days before I left, I saw first hand the President of the United States yelling at a member of his staff. He was yelling like a spoiled child. And then he pouted for several moments after. I wish I was kidding, or exaggerating, but I am not. The President of the United States threw a temper tantrum. The jobs reports are always setting him off, and he is getting increasingly conspiratorial over the unemployment numbers. I never heard it myself, but was told that Obama thinks the banking system is out to get him now. That they and the big industries are making him pay for trying to regulate them more. That is the frame of mind the President is in these days. And you know what? Maybe he is right, who knows?

Will Obama run again in 2012?
I don’t know. That subject was never brought up again after 2008, at least not around me. If he does, I think it would have more to do with allowing him another year and a half of campaigning again. He just loves it so much. He really needs the crowds, the cheering, the support of the people.


Can he win in 2012?
Oh – absolutely. Who else campaigns as well as Barack Obama? Nobody. What politician is more loved and supported by the media? Nobody. I don’t see the Republicans offering up a candidate as powerful as Obama. I mean Sarah Palin? Really? Obama would defeat her by a 20 point landslide! Romney? The Republicans will enjoy these midterm elections, but 2012 is Obama’s year if he chooses to run again. As a president, Obama has many flaws, but as a candidate, he is near flawless.


But would another four years of an Obama presidency be the best thing for America?
(Long pause) Now that is a much more interesting question right there, and a question I think more and more Democrat Party insiders are asking themselves these days, myself included. I am going to come right out and say it – No. Obama is not up to the job of being president. He simply doesn’t seem to care about the work involved. You want to know what? Obama is lazy. He really is. And it is getting worse and worse. Would another four years of Obama be the best thing for America? No it would not. What this country needs is a president who is focused on the job more than on themselves. Obama is not that individual. I actually hope he doesn’t run again. Looking back, as much fun as the campaign in 2008 was, Hillary Clinton should have been the nominee. Hillary was ready to be president. Obama was not ready. He had never lost a campaign. Everything was handed to him. He doesn’t really understand the idea of work – real, hard, get your heart and soul into it work. And frankly, that is very disappointing to a whole lot of us.

Michelle Obama’s Futile Fat Food Fatwa

Michelle Obama’s Futile Fat Food Fatwa

By Geoffrey P. Hunt

Thank God we have Michelle Obama delivering us from the evils of salt, sugar, and fat. Otherwise, how would any of us uneducated, grotesque peasants make any smart lifestyle choices without such expert pontification from the White House?
Pay no heed as her husband wolfs down another cheesesteak and a fistful of fried chicken with impunity and sneaks a smoke out behind the Secret Service security shack. Michelle, the scolding Dietician-in-Chief, will try to shame the rest of us into enduring another serving of bean sprouts, boiled turnips, and kitty litter with raisins.
While Mrs. Obama was lecturing restaurateurs on offering healthier but boring menu choices, restaurant CFOs were burning up their calculators fretting over evaporating profit margins if Mrs. Obama’s acolytes tighten up a few more belt notches.
Not to worry. Michelle Obama’s food police met their match at the Indiana State Fair last month. The biggest hit at the food pavilions, where fairgoers could catch a ride on John Deere tractor-drawn wagons sponsored by the Clarion Health Cardiovascular Centers, was the Krispy Kreme bacon cheddar cheeseburger.
The serving lines were four abreast, stretching nearly a quarter mile. And if that thousand-calorie artery-stuffer wasn’t enough, at the next pavilion there was the chocolate-dipped bacon and the deep-fried frozen butter and cinnamon balls.
This tasty extravaganza wasn’t unique to the Indiana State Fair. The Krispy Kreme cheeseburger was on the top of the menu at state fairs from New York to Kentucky to Minnesota. Woe to the hapless FDA and Health and Human Services food inspectors or hyperventilating legislators trampled by fairgoing gourmands hoofing it to the booths serving up the foot-high five-cheese reubens and ten-pound stromboli.
State fairs have long been sanctuaries for food fugitives who would otherwise be rounded up as enemies of the state if they were on the streets of San Francisco or dared serve their delights at a public school cafeteria. Of course, San Francisco has declared Dr. Pepper soda contraband while publicizing the best recipes for hashish-laced brownies and marijuana cum bayleaf and oregano tomato sauce. What a tragedy that San Fran street vendors can’t deliver up another State Fair favorite: deep-fried Cola (frozen classic Coke battered and deep fried in pork fat topped off with whipped cream and Red Dye #3 cherries).
I suppose the gastronomic Gestapo have reluctantly ignored state fairs — after all, the fast food underground is confined to fifty locations for durations of only five to ten days in August and early September. Moreover, State Fairs can even get special one-week gambling, night club, and fireworks permits. So why spoil the fun for such isolated spectacles?
Even PETA has surrendered the state and county fair high ground to Southern-style barbecuing and pig-roasting. What better way to celebrate the circle of farm life than by setting up the pulled pork BBQ tent alongside the 4H Blue Ribbon Swine Pavilion?
But outside the fairgrounds where food liberty is under assault, the KGB-style food minders are now being overwhelmed by defiant fast food cooks all across the country. The cable Travel Channel catalogs the victories of food libertarians every week. Man vs. Food has showcased the triumphs of American ingenuity with cast-iron-stomach host Adam Richman devouring a 48 ounce steak in Miami, a 3½-pound cinnamon roll in San Antonio, and the pig pen platter in Fort Ann, NY. My personal favorite is the multi-stacked triple bypass burger, with four one-pound patties interspersed with four cheeses, mustard, ketchup, hot sauce, sautéed mushrooms, and caramelized onions, topped off with a pound of bacon — all liberally coated with salt and seasonings stuffed between two enormous buns grilled on a pound of butter. Regulate that!
Let’s face it: The federal agencies are too busy designing labels for light bulbs and conducting airport security strip searches on 80-year-old grandmothers to man up against food freedom-fighters. Food independence is just too widespread and embedded in the American psyche to succumb to food tyranny. Unless the FDA and HHS can match the IRS agent for agent.
As the Tea Partiers are showing, when everyday Americans are fed up with the Washington, D.C. ruling class, they take matters into their own hands. Of course, you need more than two hands to eat some of these scale-bustin’ treats.
As Mark Twain said, “eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” Are you paying attention, Michelle?

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Form the blog author I’m Back From a nightmare Please Read Part 2

On the 18th of aug I fell in the hallway and had to go back to rehab until Sep 18

Same ordeal all over

Form the blog author I’m Back From a nightmare Please Read

August 18, 2010 — budsimmons | Edit

You may not even noticed I was not blogging from July 7 to Aug 18. I had sudden infection of the Gall Bladder. Boy did that hurt. I was in the hospital for 8 days part of it on the critical list. The infection affected other organs. After 8 days in bed very ill (critical list several days I lost all of my muscle tone. They wanted to remove the gall baldder but I am over weight, have Atrial fibrlation, sleep Apnea, I have bad knees so I walk with a walker, I am 76 years old and Asthma so surgery was too riscky,at that point drain was put into the gall bladder to keep everything under control, they put in a Chatheter for urine control They sent me to a Rehab center for 5 Weeks. My infection was cured and my other organs bounced back. I went to grueling Physical therapy and occupaional therapy every day. I’m still not back to my old self yet (a long grind). The surgeon decided to just remove the drain since I had no previous gall bladder problems.

The main reason I’m writing is a warning for overweght people. I am Morbidly Obese I weighed 350 pounds when I entered the Hospital I lost 35 pounds during the process. My Obesity put my life at risk and greatly complicated the rehab. Had I been at a reasonable weight none of this would have been no problem. This frightenend me enough that I’m getting back to the ATKINS Diet ( I lost fom 400 t0 300  a couple of years ago on this ) I know that being Obesity is a fatal disease. I would encourage any of you that are overweight to re-evalute the risk. I almost died from stupidity. I spent 8 days in the hospital in excruciating pain and the rest of the time in continual pain from intense therapy and dealing with catheter problems. I was fortunate to have exceptional Doctors. The rehab center run By Volunteer Of America was outstanding I’m sill weak and will undergo more in home therapy I used up a great deal of my heath benefits and had to pay $125 per day for the last part of my care.

Dont gamble like I did It almost most cost me my life and used up  a lot of my madicare benefits.  If Obama has his way I might have been denied any care at all