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Democrats: Is You Is or Is You Ain’t Our Leader

criticisms_political_pressure_and_barack_obamaOh, knock it off with the race-sensitive BS! It is a great Louis Jordan tune. And it is the question every “establishment” Democrat in Washington is asking of Barack Obama tonight.

When Lyndon Johnson heard about the Watergate scandal, he is said to have said, and I paraphrase, If them old boys worked for me, they’d be taking a drive out on the ranch one afternoon, and they’d drive off a cliff. Them tapes would be in the trunk.

Just a story; I have no idea if it’s true.

But regardless of your opinion of Lyndon Johnson—mine is not high—you have to say he knew who was in charge of his administration. That was before we didn’t know “what is is,” or that “there is no there there.”

That Hoover running up and down the hallways isn’t the only vacuum in the White House… and the Democrats are worried.

Politico via Drudge [excerpted]:

The town is turning on President Obama – and this is very bad news for this White House…

Obama’s aloof mien and holier-than-thou rhetoric have left him with little reservoir of good will, even among Democrats. And the press, after years of being accused of being soft on Obama while being berated by West Wing aides on matters big and small, now has every incentive to be as ruthless as can be.

This White House’s instinctive petulance, arrogance and defensiveness have all worked together to isolate Obama at a time when he most needs a support system. “It feel like they don’t know what they’re here to do,” a former senior Obama administration official said. “When there’s no narrative, stuff like this consumes you.”

Republican outrage is predictable, maybe even manageable. Democratic outrage is not.

The dam of solid Democratic solidarity has collapsed… [Read]

Well, probably not collapsed collapsed. That probably depends on what is is there there, or not there there.


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