The Obama Foreign Policy Process
So here in the political capital (yes the spelling is right) of
there is a new game in town
and it is who can run the fastest away from the policies of President Barack
Obama. You might have noticed that the Obama
favorability ratings have been in free fall since his re-election in 2012. America
Now that his negatives have passed his positives and the people of
seem to be wondering just
what it is he actually stands for there seems to be a stampede of liberals,
people and institutions, running away from any responsibility for the Obama
Once upon a time such turncoats were known as hypocrites and scorned but since the list of hypocrites includes people and institutions who were once darlings of the left I guess we have to consider them enlightened.
With no apparent concept of the mechanics of the policy development and implementation process and having been abandoned by all those Obama mouthpieces who used to be around and told him what to think and say, you might say who ran interference with the media, the Obama administration is clearly adrift when it comes to coherent messaging and purpose.
There are times when presidential decisions seem to be made with an Ouija Board rather than any decision-making process. And at times it seems as if the Dark Side is controlling the Board. Such is the mystery of the presidential policy process.
As for the runners away:
Hillary Clinton - Her calculated ambitions to lock everyone out of the Democratic nomination for president keep running into speed bumps when it comes to her relationship with Obama. She did lose to him then agree to be a loyal partner as his Secretary of State. It has come back to haunt her stumbling presidential coronation as the Obama foreign policy, which she directed, has collapsed in the eyes of the public. It will take a diversion as good as husband Bill Clinton pulled off to avoid impeachment when he was president to get out of responsibility for the Obama foreign affairs fiasco.
Bill Clinton - Lo and behold the other
has also gone silent on what used to be his lukewarm support for the guy who
beat his wife in the 2008 election. Let's
face it, after the rough and tumble primary it was probably the endorsement by
Bill Clinton and his work to get Obama elected that propelled Barack into the
presidency. The same effort was critical
to getting Obama re-elected. Now Bill
has to make all that go away to help his wife. Clinton
Harry Reid & Nancy Pelosi - The Democrat leaders of the Senate and House never seem to mention Barack Obama as if that would make him fade away in the minds of the public. But there is a massive record of all the times they served as water boy and girl to the president, defended his actions, and supported his failures during the past six years so in their cases silence is golden.
The chairperson of the Democratic National Committee,
DNC, U.S. Rep.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz of
- She was handpicked by Obama to defend him against the dastardly Republicans,
and also seems to have adopted the "out of mind out of sight"
approach to public relations. Once upon
a time her face was all over the media defending her president but those days
seem long gone and after the exasperation it must have caused her it came not a
moment too soon. Florida
The New York Times and The
Post - These Citadels of liberal Washington Main Street media have changed their tune
from Obama apologists to nitpickers about the failure of the president to live
up to his liberal agenda promises. In
particular they seem surprised and upset about the massive failure in the Obama
Stay tuned because we still have 2 1/2 more years to report on.