Seems even The One's cheerleaders are getting a whiff of the coffee. 'Bout time.
Media & Technology Editor has tired of giving Obama the benefit of the doubt. In a lengthy essay from two days ago, Dennis Kneale calls Obama a “bully” and compares him to Richard Nixon for communication skills...
Kneale doesn’t support Arizona’s new immigration-enforcement law; in fact, he says he “hates it.” However, that kind of a response from a President hardly helps, and it ignores the Presidents’ role in a federal republic:This is hubris at best and ignorance of the Constitution at worst. The U.S. was founded in part on the precept of states’ rights as an important counterweight to a rapacious federal government. Thus a President must step softly here, questioning gently but avoiding rancor and browbeating
.He goes on to say:
Similarly, President Obama maligns Wall Street for trying to have a say in financial reform and lobbying for its interests, though this input is a vital ingredient in any democratic process. Yet Obama doesn’t criticize giant unions like the AFL-CIO and the SEIU when they similarly lobby on fin-reg.
Why? Because the unions agree with him. Even though Wall Street has a far more legitimate claim to get involved in this debate than do the unions, which represent only 7% of the private work force and essentially should have no dog in this fight at all.
(via Hot Air)
Welcome to the real world, buddy. Sorry ya had to loose all those rainbows and unicorns!
He's not alone, either. From Politico:
Reporters say the White House is thin-skinned, controlling, eager to go over their heads and stingy with even basic information. All White Houses try to control the message. But this White House has pledged to be more open than its predecessors, and reporters feel it doesn’t live up to that pledge in several key areas...