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September 10, 2013

Obama as Captain Queeg


The Queeg-type incidents are mounting up, though they are infinitely larger and more serious:
the “beer summit” first showed, like cutting the tow-line, a disturbing oddity of behavior. This was followed by the betrayal of Poland and the Czech Republic over missile defenses, the ludicrous claim that the Benghazi massacres were provoked by a video on YouTube; the vow, made a year ago with all the sincerity of the utterances of a ventriloquist’s dummy, to bring the Benghazi killers to justice; the IRS scandal — a direct affront to the whole spirit of the Republic; his role in the Martin-Zimmerman affair, the destruction of American prestige in Egypt and almost every part of the Middle East and to a degree in Europe, the golf and safaris in the midst of crises… - - The American Spectator

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 10, 2013 10:02 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Here is something ever sadder - none of it matters. No matter what Obama does, or doesn't do, he will get a pass because he's slightly black. According to the Rasmussen poll posted for Sept. 10, only 54% disapprove of Obama's performance while 45% approve of it.

If we had a WASP president who acted similarly, his approval rating would be in single digits. So Obama will sail, or more correctly, drift on.

Posted by: Lorne at September 10, 2013 11:13 AM

More of a Quincy Magoo I'd say, although Queeg is close.

Posted by: BillH at September 10, 2013 1:31 PM

We have had some Presidents who were not first rate in knowledge of all the subjects Presidents have to deal with. However, most of those men had enough humility to recognize they needed help and hired good people to advise them. Obama's tendency is to hire people who agree with him. Thus, leaving many gaps in the required experience and knowledge that being President requires. And it shows, it shows in spades.

Posted by: Jimmy J. at September 10, 2013 2:17 PM

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