Does Clinton think that Obama has been a good president? Of course not. He thinks that he was a good president and that his wife would have been better than Obama. In 2008, when Clinton infamously dismissed Obama’s imminent primary victory in South Carolina by noting that even Jesse Jackson had won there, he was showing his true colors. Translation: Obama won because he was black, not because he was the best candidate.
Dominoes, anyone? The chips, indeed, are beginning to fall. They fell
in Wisconsin, where Democrats failed to unseat Gov. Scott Walker in the
recall election. Not incidentally, Obama was MIA in the run-up to the
election. Might he have sensed that things would not go well for
Democrats and thus decided to step out of the frame? When the going gets
tough, the survivors vamoose.
All of which is to say, Obama has
had a bad couple of weeks. Job numbers are still lousy, and the Supreme
Court may soon drop a daisy cutter on the president’s signature
achievement, the Affordable Care Act.
But the fact that Obama’s
surrogates can’t stick to the script may be the best barometer of his
perilous incumbency. In the political jungle, where people tend to be
more Darwinian than divine, he is wounded and the pack is beginning to
turn. Former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell, who could be a hockey mom
if he wore lipstick, recently told CBS’s Charlie Rose that Hillary Clinton would have been a better president.
Yes, that is blood you smell.
was nearly destroyed by his own team because he was perceived as weak, a
likely loser. Beware, Mr. President. The dogs of war have been let
loose, and they’re not all on the other side. (Full article)