What is Obama Waiting for Christmas? Obama has Less than Half Political Appointees in Place


From The Astute Blogger

After seven months in office and the Obama/Axelrod/Rahm political juggernaut still has less than half of Obama appointees in place. What is “The One” waiting for Christmas? To quote a phrase from The Astute Blogger and one we use often, it’s “AMATEUR” hour in the White House. How could any White House be so inept? It’s deja vu all over again … welcome to 1976–1980 and the Jimmy Carter era.

As President Obama tries to turn around a summer of setbacks, he finds himself still playing without most of his own team. Seven months into his presidency, fewer than half of his top appointees are in place advancing his agenda.

Of more than 500 senior policymaking positions requiring Senate confirmation, just 43 percent have been filled so far — a reflection of a White House that grew more cautious after several nominations blew up last spring, a Senate that is intensively investigating nominees and a legislative agenda that has consumed both.

The sluggish pace has kept Mr. Obama from having his own people enacting programs central to his mission. (NY Times)

Is it any wonder why this Administration has been a colossal disaster? The Chosen One never understood that campaigning for President was different than being the President. Obama can’t find time to staff his appointees, but he can certainly find time to vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. Imagine running a Fortune 500 company with less than half of your key people in place. Now imagine running a country.

Hot Air further goes on to point out the foooowing passage from the NY Times article:

No Obama appointee is running the Transportation Security Agency, the Customs and Border Protection agency, the Drug Enforcement Administration or the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Mr. Obama still does not have an intelligence chief at the Department of Homeland Security, nor a top civilian in charge of military readiness at the Pentagon.

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  • Comments

    12 Responses to “What is Obama Waiting for Christmas? Obama has Less than Half Political Appointees in Place”

    1. Michelle Smith on August 24th, 2009 9:08 am

      He has enough Czars in place tho’ doesn’t he?

    2. katablog.com on August 24th, 2009 9:31 am

      Ah but worry not, IWon’s been busy appointing people – it just happens to be that his appointments are to newly created Czar positions. I believe the current count is now 32. For example even though no one is running the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – you will be happy to know that we do have a Tobacco Czar.

    3. barb odonnell on August 24th, 2009 10:15 am

      How many vacations does this family need?
      All I see on the news are shots of them making official? visits to Paris, Grand Canyon, etc, etc, now a week on Martha’s Vineyard? It looks like they are using the presidency for a free world tour.
      Barb O’d

    4. Barb ODonnell on August 24th, 2009 10:17 am

      How many vacations does this family need?
      All I see are pictures of them visiting offically?
      Paris, Grand Canyon, etc.
      Looks like they are on a world tour, not running the country.
      Barb O’D

    5. Greg the Mongoose on August 24th, 2009 3:13 pm

      What? It only took three weeks to cram ObamaxCare down the public’s throats. I guess the Acorn members can not pass the background checks.

    6. John Newbery on August 24th, 2009 4:05 pm

      The reason Obama is delaying the filling of positions as required is probably because he cannot find enough two faced individuals to spout his cranky and obfuscated message.

    7. SUPER DAVE on August 24th, 2009 4:44 pm

      supposedly barry footed the bill ? i seriously doubt that.

    8. dawg1948 on August 24th, 2009 5:52 pm

      You Go Barb, thats the way I see it too!!! Like Zell Miller said they need to super glue his ass to his White House desk chair. (of ourse he said Butt, but I believe in telling it the way it is)LOL

    9. A Texas Grandfather on August 24th, 2009 6:05 pm

      When you have never managed anything, it makes it hard to perform the duties of POTUS. This especially true if you spend all your time appointing Czars so that the congress of the USA are bypassed. He thingks he is going to become the permanent head of the USA and trash our constitution in the process. An empty suit that does nothing for the country.

    10. nurturer on August 25th, 2009 8:20 am

      What’s the difference between Obama and Jesus?

      Jesus knew how to build a cabinet!

    11. SUPER DAVE on August 25th, 2009 3:14 pm

      don’t be in a rush.there are more criminals to add to his posse along with rahm emanuel, eric holder, valerie jarrett, timmy geithner.
      there should be a large prisoner holding cell in the white house for the rest of his cabinet.

    12. ANewGirl on August 25th, 2009 3:47 pm

      #10—Yes, Nurturer. This is technically true since Jesus of Nazareth was a Carpenter by trade.

      Barack Obama–Yes, we can. Yes, you have. Failed. At almost everything you have set out to accomplish. Now America is BEGINNING to tune in…took the mesmerized long enough.

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