First, he thought if you liked your doctor and health plan you could keep it, only to find out you couldn't. Then he thought the website was going to launch just fine, but it didn't. After that he was peddling a 1-800 number where you can sign up for health care except that you can't. Now we find out he had no idea the NSA was bugging Angela Merkel and other world leaders.
The account suggests President Barack Obama went nearly five years without knowing his own spies were bugging the phones of world leaders. Officials said the NSA has so many eavesdropping operations under way that it wouldn't have been practical to brief him on all of them.Roger Simon has a great post about this today. Here's an excerpt.
They added that the president was briefed on and approved of broader intelligence-collection "priorities," but that those below him make decisions about specific intelligence targets.
No wonder Obamacare and practically everything else from foreign policy to energy policy is an unmitigated mess. This president and his administration have taken hands-off leadership and leading from behind to unprecedented levels.That's kind of what I was thinking, too. He has lots and lots of meetings and lots and lots of briefings, they just don't seem to contain any actual, you know, information.
What exactly does our president do for a living? What’re we paying him for?