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Happy news

By From page A4 | November 01, 2013

Sometimes readers object to news about crime, wrecks and politics. They really want a paper with only happy news. That’s what President Obama appears to want — a cabinet of happy news. They may even be the Bad News Bears, but they don’t have any ringers like Tatum O’Neal. They just seem to be a bunch of losers. From the mean National Parks director who spent thousands to block off public monuments in Washington, D.C., and even the national cemetery in Normandy, France, to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibellius, who never told Obama that the Obamacare Website didn’t work.

Who didn’t tell the president we had been tapped into the German chancellor’s cell phone for 10 years? And what assurance do we have that Germany is an American ally and not trying to play Russia against us?

The golfer in chief never seems to be told about anything of consequence. Even his own chief of staff didn’t tell him that an Inspector General’s report criticized the IRS for targeting Tea Party applications and holding them up long past the 2012 election.

And what pea brain whittled a matter-of-fact intelligence report about an al-Qaida attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, to a little riot about a bad film, whose cinematographer-creator was promptly arrested and put through a perp walk? Did anyone of the latest bunch of lackeys in the Joints Chiefs Office offer to rescue the ambassador and the former Navy Seals defending him? Or did they not want to interfere with Obama’s West Coast campaign fundraising swing?

The president still seems unconcerned and claims he was unaware, until he read it in the news, about Operation Fast and Furious in which federal agents allowed 2,000 weapons to fall into the hands of Mexican Drug Cartel members, just so they could track them. Duh? One of those weapons killed Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

The president also didn’t seem to know that Attorney General Eric Holder was tapping the phones of the Associated Press’ press room in the Capitol and Fox’s James Rosen and his parents.

And finally, why didn’t anybody in the White House or HHS or the IRS bother to tell the president in 2010 that millions would lose their individual health insurance policies before he repeated over and over again in 2012 and as recently as within the past month, “If you like your health care policy, you can keep it. Period. If you like your doctor, you can keep him. Period.”

Never mind.

Is this guy an administrator or a time-server? He can sure campaign. But can he run a country? So far he’s looking like he’s tripping on the way to first base, let alone third base. And he’s tripping over his own feet, not the baseman’s.

Mountain Democrat

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