Apparently, no one.
Not even Senate Leader Harry Reid who states that Obama is not firm enough with the other side. LOL!!! Not firm enough? This coming from a WEAK ASS SENATE LEADER, who does not have the fire to make the Senate stay in the Capitol and pass unemployment extension or a jobs bill? This from a senator who has juiced President Obama for fund-raising several times this year and the previous and let us not forget getting First Lady Michelle Obama out there to stump for him and even doing exercises for the kiddies!!
Harry Reid, what next? Another pass? It is okay to basically call POTUS weak? Because that is basically what he called Barack Obama.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in an interview with a Las Vegas television station that President Obama has at times been insufficiently forceful in his dealings with the Republican party.
"On a few occasions, I think he should have been more firm with those on the other side of the aisle," the Demotic Nevada senator told KSNV. "He is a person who doesn't like confrontation. He's a peacemaker. And sometimes I think you have to be a little more forceful. And sometimes I don't think he is."
The White House declined to comment on Reid's statements.
The truth is that no one is afraid of President Obama. Why should anyone be afraid? President Obama has been focused on bi-partianship and does not believe that he needs anyone to be afraid of him. And Obama is wrong.
Even though George W. Bush was the one individual to bring down the Republicans, the one face of Republican demise, you did not see members of the Republican caucus on television talking about George W. Bush. Why? Those members were afraid of the Bush White House and repercussions. And this White House? No one is afraid.
President Obama's leadership style and tact is at question here. Why? The one question I continue to remember from Hillary Clinton during the campaign about Barack Obama was that he was not tough enough, he would not fight for you. President Obama's hit in the polls is also about leadership and maybe the public don't believe he is tough enough. This question needs to be asked because people don't believe he can fix the big things, especially the economy.
Public confidence in President Obama has hit a new low, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll. Four months before midterm elections that will define the second half of his term, nearly six in 10 voters say they lack faith in the president to make the right decisions for the country, and a clear majority once again disapproves of how he is dealing with the economy.
For me, that question is still out until after the mid-term elections, but to have your Democratic Senate Leader just say out loud on television that you are basically, "soft", is not a good thing.
Lastly, these poll numbers going south for President Obama should concern us all. Yes, after Labor Day is when we will see which direction the congress will fall, but if the numbers are still bad in October, don't expect much in November. I believe firmly that the public will not vote confidence for Republicans, but many that voted with us who are discouraged will just not show up. The enthusiasm gap which is not for our side is is real, REALITY BASED, not fake.
From The Ed Show:
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