It took almost 6 years, but Peggy Noonan is finally waking up …
Seriously, if I were her, I’d be embarrassed to write this:
Everyone is doing thoughtful year-end pieces on President Obama. Writers and reporters agree he’s had his worst year ever. I infer from most of their essays an unstated but broadly held sense of foreboding: There’s no particular reason to believe next year will be better, and in fact signs and indications point to continued trouble.
I would add that in recent weeks I have begun to worry about the basic competency of the administration, its ability to perform the most fundamental duties of executive management. One reason I worry is that I frequently speak with people who interact with the White House, and when I say, “That place just doesn’t seem to work,” they don’t defend it, they offer off-the-record examples of how poorly the government is run.
“Have begun to worry?!” Really?! Just now?!
The guy has been clueless since the beginning and Peggy Noonan is just now beginning to worry. My goodness where has she been? We’ve watched a raft of failures in both domestic and foreign policy, an economy and job market that continue to suck, and an imperial presidency in which the incumbent prefers to rule by decree rather than as the Constitution outlines. And then there’s his signature law – ObamaCare.
And Noonan is just now starting to worry.
Lord save us from the chattering class. Blinders firmly in place, they’ve ignored this incompetence for all these years and now, when it is sort of safe to actually point it out, they’re “discovering” it.
They’re as clueless as this president.