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President Obama’s competence
problem is worse than it looks

Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza

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Posted By:Drive, 7/28/2014 6:34:23 PM

You can understand President Obama´s current political problems -- and how those problems could make things very tough for his party in this fall´s midterm election -- in a single word. And that word is "competence". Obama was elected in 2008 on a stated promise that he would restore competence to government. He pitched himself as the antidote to "Heck of a job, Brownie" and the Bush years, the person who would always put the most qualified candidate in every job in his Administration. That the basic functioning of government would never be in question. Almost six years on from


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 7/28/2014 6:39:33 PM     (No. 9943685)

It is amazing to me that people still believe what Obama has said and says. The only thing he and his fellow travelers care about is destroying this country and replacing it with a communist state. We´re well on our way.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/28/2014 6:51:27 PM     (No. 9943697)

For those wondering about this coming from, of all places, The Washington Post think of it as a "set up" for hillary. When seen through that prism this article serves their agenda.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 7/28/2014 6:56:15 PM     (No. 9943700)

Based on his work experience, Øvomit wasn´t qualified to be an assistant manager at a 7-11 when he was elected as president of the United States.

That says far worse thing about how stupid, incompetent and evil the voters of this country are than how stupid, incompetent and evil Øvomit is (and he truly is extremely stupid, incompetent and evil).

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/28/2014 7:01:27 PM     (No. 9943703)

Goes to show you that a slick street smart actor who can read off a TelePrompTer can fool the great unwashed more then once!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Newtsche, 7/28/2014 7:05:29 PM     (No. 9943711)

Yes, #2.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: fitzroy, 7/28/2014 7:12:05 PM     (No. 9943717)

C´mon, Chris. Why can´t you say it? It´s not a "competence problem," as in "polls say." It´s a lack of competence, as in everything he touches is made worse.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: F16 guy, 7/28/2014 7:18:40 PM     (No. 9943724)

...and yet, there he is, still in MY WH, still playing golf on MY dime, still traveling in MY airplane.

Like the pathetic talk show hosts, they complain about it but no one is doing anything about it. Nor, I suspect, will they ! Cowards all !

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jntsrgn, 7/28/2014 7:31:16 PM     (No. 9943739)

Except when compared against the incompetence of the GOP.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: walcb, 7/28/2014 7:46:46 PM     (No. 9943752)

Oh no, the Ohole is plenty competent, that is the problem. His intent is not in the best interest of the country but he is competent, it is just not our desire.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: chance_232, 7/28/2014 8:00:11 PM     (No. 9943765)

"you knew he was not going to be George W. Bush when it came to running the government day to day"

Well DUH!!!!
and 3/4s of democrats still believe that he´s competent. Well, I guess they would, if they are getting their Obama Bucks, Obama Phones, Obama Movie tickets etc.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Citizen Plain, 7/28/2014 9:15:07 PM     (No. 9943864)

everbody done know he´s dumb as post

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Reply 12 - Posted by: beancounter, 7/28/2014 9:28:44 PM     (No. 9943883)

Obama doesn´t see a competence problem because almost everything is going according to plan.

The IRS attacked the conservative groups in 2012 and then apparently destroyed the evidence leading back to the WH. That´s a win.

We have hundreds of thousands of welfare recipients streaming across the border. That´s a win.

We get to keep all the goodies in Obamacare that people like and we dumped the stuff that was in the law to keep it revenue neutral. That´s a win.

The VA problem was not a win, but veterans are mostly Republicans so he doesn´t care.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/28/2014 9:36:06 PM     (No. 9943894)

The only thing he is competent at is shucking and jiving.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: RealityChick, 7/29/2014 7:44:37 AM     (No. 9944185)

Indeed #2. Notice no mention of Benghazi, the big Hildebeast/0bummer debacle. Nor the general imploding of the ME.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 7/29/2014 8:13:56 AM     (No. 9944206)

Problem is most of those Independents who now rightly view Oblunder as incompetent voted for him - twice. So as far as I´m concerned, this is their own fault, because they could have prevented this mess by voting for McCain and Romney.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Freeloader, 7/29/2014 8:16:38 AM     (No. 9944212)

Question: Would you hire this young man to manage your neighborhood Scrub-A-Dub Car Wash?:

Background Information:
-Birth Certificate-Not available
-Passport Records-Not available
-Valid Social Security Number-None
-Selective Service Information-Not available
-Medical Records-Not available
-Academic Records-Not available
-Student Financial Aid Records-Not available
-Private Sector Full-Time Job History-None
-Military Service History-None
-Security Clearances Held-None

-Professor William C. Ayers-Chicago
-Ms. Bernadine Dohrn-Chicago
-Louis Farrakhan Muhammad, Sr.-Chicago
-Reverend Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.-Chicago

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Thirstyjack, 7/29/2014 8:35:15 AM     (No. 9944237)

Hard to believe that obamalamadingdong is still polling higher than his bowling scores.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: congar, 7/29/2014 8:41:37 AM     (No. 9944252)

Governing is not Captain Zero’s forte. Creating chaos and bitter divisions are his strong suit. It’s what community organizers do, and he is doing a fabulous job of it.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: rsgonner, 7/29/2014 9:20:04 AM     (No. 9944327)

If by some miracle we actually do get a republican president in 2016, he/she should immediately release all of Barry´s hidden lies: college transcripts, passport records, etc.. His legacy must be absolutely and convincingly destroyed. Ah, I can stop daydreaming now....this is the republican party, don´t you know...the "we won so it´s time to cave in and reach across the aisle so the NYT and WP may finally like us" republican party. The stupid party. The spineless party. The one that is ashamed of its base. Yeah, THAT party.....

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 7/29/2014 9:32:46 AM     (No. 9944345)

There once was a liar from Kenya
Who questioned us starting with “When ya
Gonna like what I say
And please ‘Don’t Run Away!’
Until I get ta phone ya and pen ya?”

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 7/29/2014 10:00:42 AM     (No. 9944386)

It has nothing to do with competence, but all to do with his goals, which as others have stated, are to destroy the fabric of our Society as we have known it. His actions are not those of incompetence, but of pure malevolence towards the U>S>, in my opinion.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: mc squared, 7/29/2014 10:05:33 AM     (No. 9944389)

Why couldn´t more voters see through these grifters in 2008?
It´s a source of never ending grief for me.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: steelbreeze, 7/29/2014 10:46:56 AM     (No. 9944456)

Dont know if America can recover.Our government schools are nothing more than union run jokes.How else could a reasonably sane person even consider a vote for the likes of Obama?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 7/29/2014 10:51:51 AM     (No. 9944463)

He´s handling it perfectly: destroying our country, pitting citizens against each other, isolating us from our global friends, allowing the Muslim terrorists to serge, plus a rapid fire ethnic cleansing of our white nation by inviting hoards of tan people into our country… and all with a continued 41% approval. What a guy! What a legacy!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Felixcat, 7/29/2014 11:11:10 AM     (No. 9944497)

He´s the epitome of the affirmative action hire: clearly unqualified, but presents him/herself well and when it becomes obvious is unable to perform the job at hand, blames the system, The Man, racists, etc.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 7/29/2014 1:24:52 PM     (No. 9944773)

Often Mark Levin reads from BO´s daily schedule, and it seems that BO rarely starts business --I mean official business-- before 9 or 10.

President Bush was up early EVERY day, starting with security briefings.

But then, President Bush did not have a House-full of czars, little creepy minions, doing the busywork of wrecking the Republic.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: danvillebill, 7/29/2014 1:31:43 PM     (No. 9944787)

Stop it #21!!!

Please take your unrhymed iambic pentameter (or whatever it is) over to Kos where it will be truly appreciated.

And be sure not to quit your day job...unless your day job is writing poetry.

Only kidding...thanks for the laugh.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: strike3, 7/29/2014 5:55:20 PM     (No. 9945224)

Obama is evil and brain-damaged but that´s as far as it goes. If he had the least bit of competence, America would be on her knees by now. After six years of holding the most powerful position in the world, even a little child could do the measure of damage that he has done to us. If he has an agenda, it was given to him by the witch who pulls his strings. He is not capable of fooling anybody except the pond scum who voted for him. When he does accomplish some measure of damage, it´s not much more than a child throwing his toy truck against the wall. It could possibly make a dent in the plaster or put a gash on somebody´s head but whatever it does is not planned or executed well. As for his support from democrats, they are as stupid as he is if they think he´s doing a good job or any job at all. For Barack Hussein, it´s just one long day after another playing in the sandbox, lying to his elders and throwing tantrums when he doesn´t get his way.

Our biggest danger is that real, aggressive men like Putin can spot a pansy like obama a mile away and will certainly take advantage of that weakness.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/29/2014 11:37:53 PM     (No. 9945604)

I think Obama is perfectly competent to be a three-card monte dealer in Times Square.

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Kurtz    Original Article
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Meghan McCain joined the dog pile on the Secret Service this week, saying she’s had “nothing but horrible experiences" with the agency and likening the agents to “glorified mall cops.” The 29-year-old author and television personality, who is also the daughter of former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), opened up on Pivot’s “TakePart Live” about some of her interactions with the Secret Service. "I have nothing but horrible experiences with the Secret Service,” McCain said. “One of my friends called them glorified mall cops and I don´t think that´s terribly far off. I found them cliquey. I hated

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