Howard Fineman Questions if Barack Obama Has the Right Stuff and if There is … A Turning Tide


Are members of the media finally questioning President Barack Obama? Howard Fineman in his recent Newsweek article, ‘A Turning Tide’, begins to question and doubt whether The One is really the one after all.

Obama still has the approval of the people, but the establishment is beginning to mumble that the president may not have what it takes.

Surfer that he is, President Obama should know a riptide when he’s in one. The center usually is the safest, most productive place in politics, but perhaps not now, not in a once-in-a-century economic crisis.

Swimming in the middle, he’s denounced as a socialist by conservatives, criticized as a polite accommodationist by government-is-the-answer liberals, and increasingly, dismissed as being in over his head by technocrats.

If a responsible media had actually questioned and vetted Barack Obama during the Democratic primaries rather than fawning over him and gushing like groupies at a rock concert maybe we would already know the answer today whether Obama had the right stuff to be a leader. As Newsbusters points out, “without the unprofessional and unconditional support of an adoring media, Barack Obama would never have gotten past the Iowa caucuses let alone John McCain”.

Jake Tapper at ABC News feels that Obama is doing too much too soon. You think? He has been a Jack of many trades and a master of none. Focus on the most important issue, the economy might have been a good call rather than trying to push a socialist agenda down America’s collective throat. As Town Hall states, what is most important is to get it right, not try and handle off of America’s problems at once. Haste makes waste! By looking at the continued spending bills, there certainly is a lot of waste.

Barack Obama will eventually learn as all Presidents before him … high approval ratings have no where to go but down.

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    17 Responses to “Howard Fineman Questions if Barack Obama Has the Right Stuff and if There is … A Turning Tide”

    1. Michelle Smith on March 11th, 2009 12:07 pm

      He is in over his head. He doesn’t know what the hell he is doing. Inexperience is showing. Just like we said before the election. He’s not qualified for the position he has been given.

    2. buster on March 11th, 2009 12:50 pm

      obongo is a total numb nut !!! with the brain of a peanut !!! I thing he watched the Jeffersons to much when he was growing up !!! They did have TV in Kenya when the dufuss was a kid didn,t they ???

    3. SenecaFalls on March 11th, 2009 12:54 pm

      Dear Stupid Monkeys and Michelle:

      What part of the sentence ” Obama still has the approval of the people,” do you not understand?
      And according to Fineman, the people who are grumbling that he may not have what it takes are ” the elites,. . .inside the beltway,. . . the Manhattan based media (Fineman,) and what’t left of corporate America.” So who is it that you are agreeing with and identifying with, the beltway elite, the media elite or the corporate elite???
      Obama was elected by the people and is supported by the people. Even idiot elites like Fineman understand that. So how come Stupid Monkeys don’t??

    4. Rusty Bridges on March 11th, 2009 1:29 pm

      #1, I wouldn’t use the word given, Obama could use that to blame America for giving him more than he could handle.

      He is the one who said that he could straighten out this mess and turn Washington around and end pork barrel spending. He promised to chase the lobbyists out. He promised that the old ways of doing business in Washington were over and he promised change. He is not just failing at his promises but failing in a huge way. So all the liberals can blame Bush and the repubs all they want, the truth of the matter is that he campaigned and won on these promises and can’t cut the mustard. Or the pork for that matter.

    5. super dave on March 11th, 2009 1:45 pm

      CORRECTION: obama has the approval of democrats, illegal aliens, and blacks. that is not the approval of the people.
      obama was not elected by the people, the presidency was bought with illegal contributions and illegal voting practices brought on by acorn and evidently death threats to blacks that were not going to vote for him.
      reminds you of what has happened in kenya when obama supported the burning of 300 christian churches and the displacement of over 350,000 christians.

    6. Michelle Smith on March 11th, 2009 2:14 pm

      #3 53% voted for Obama. The rest of us didn’t, so he does not have the approval of the people only the kool-aide drinking sheeple and as superdave stated, the approval of the illegals and the voters that acorn bought. So thank you very much but no thanks. He doesn’t have my approval or the approval of the other 47%.

    7. Michelle Smith on March 11th, 2009 2:15 pm

      #4 You are correct, I should have said “the job he stole”.

    8. buster on March 11th, 2009 2:23 pm

      SenecaFalls still cant find a woman to be with or a date huh ??? Dont feel bad you can alway spank your monkey and pretend

    9. nurturer on March 11th, 2009 2:27 pm

      #3 – I guess I can include myself in your ‘Stupid Monkey’ reference. I will, therefore, attempt to answer your question.

      Your question was, “So who is it that you are agreeing with and identifying with . . .”

      Answer: I identify with the Capitalists.

      #5 – Do you have evidence that Obama supported church burning in Kenya?

    10. nurturer on March 11th, 2009 2:29 pm

      #4 – If it’s not on the teleprompter, he’s not promising it!

    11. super dave on March 11th, 2009 3:34 pm

      look it up on the net. it will open your eyes to obama, the prime minister and his daddy. i’m not verifying anything but religious scholars, pastors, all have stories of the treatment of non muslims in africa. obama’s own mother , after marrying six different muslims, fled africa because of the treatment of women from muslim men.
      i can’t say all stories are true, but i search for multiple people with the same related material.

    12. ANewGirl on March 11th, 2009 3:49 pm

      Wow ! Wall Street, Main Street….now our huge Economic crisis has even hit Sesame Street?? One of the oldest & greatest Children’s Television shows of all times today announced cut backs of at least 20% …… This is way out of control and scarier than ever. The word I kept shouting back before November still rings clear in my mind (and the MAIN reason I did not vote for Obama):

      I N E X P E R I E N C E

      Yoyo—(from a previous comment of yours on other thread) Once again, where do you come up with this BS???:

      “Since, according to the majority of posters on this website, only republicans are real americans” no one on this website that I am aware of ever typed those exact words…but if they did I am sure you saved the post anyway since you have nothing else better to do with your time than finger point.

      Like #13 Superdave- I’m neither a REP or DEM…AND very interesting (Non-biased) article in Time today, Yoyo- give it a read. Did it ever occur to you that millions of (Independent) Americans can be moderately conservative without being complete “traditional” conservatives? This may shed some light on that for you.,8599,1884289,00.html

    13. Dolf on March 12th, 2009 2:40 am

      Dave, Obama’s family is from the Luo tribe.

      the Luo’s were the ones on the target lists

      by the Kikuyo tribe (former president Moi) and the Tishfrjndng something

      ohyeah, lets not forget that tribe that likes to decapitate ppl

      (sorry for the spelling errors)

    14. rightknight on March 12th, 2009 2:41 am

      If Barry has the Right Stuff, what is it, where is it,
      and when will it show up? All of the Right Stuff
      he has is hidden better than his Certificate of
      Live Birth. Even the signing of the latest Pork
      Spending Earmark collection was Stealth.

    15. nurturer on March 12th, 2009 7:06 am

      Barack Obama yesterday signed a bill with over 800 earmarks (minimum). Obama signed into law the very thing he said and campaigned that he would NEVER do.

      Barack Obama LIED to YOU!!! Barack Obama lied to AMERICA!!!

      And you can tout the same idiocy by saying, “Bush lied too”, if you want to be STUPID. If you wish to live in the past, fine!

      But, it’s your future too BOZO. Whoever you may be. And excusing bad behavior by pointing out another’s bad behavior won’t cut it.

      This clown has LIED to us and blatantly did the EXACT OPPOSITE that he said he wouldn’t do.

      Obambi wants us to eat cake.

      A prediction: By 2012, Brother Obambi will go down as THE most despised President in history.

      Unlikely??? Not possible???

      Stick around . . .

    16. Dolf on March 12th, 2009 10:09 am

      wait…… politicians lie????????

    17. rightknight on March 12th, 2009 12:36 pm

      When simple crooks go to soak in Prison,
      they have plenty of time to absorb experience
      and attitudes from the worst among them. It’s
      kind of a training ground for disrespect and

      When simple politicians come into the ‘Power”,
      they soak up experience and attitudes that
      allow them to presume they ‘own’ the People
      they are entrusted to protect.

      When Prisoners are released, they begin to
      practice their new-found ways of crime.

      Politicians are different; no need to wait,
      they practice their crimes while still in
      On The Job Training.

      Time to vote them back onto the street
      where they can do less harm to the American

      Please pass me the ballot, thanks.

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