Republicans are expected to dish out a constant stream of criticism of anything and everything President Obama says, doesn’t say, does and doesn’t do. But what about the Democrats, the members of his own party, his so-called supporters?
President Clinton’s former foreign policy adviser Bruce Reed tells the Democrats to quit their sniveling. President Obama has been doing a darn good job, he says, despite the non-support of his make-believe supporters.
Two Republicans demanded Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s resignation; Democrat Rep. Peter DeFazio made the same demand on MSNBC the day before. They must have met in the cloak room.
Environmental activist Bill McKibben accused the President of lying about climate change.
Journalist and writer William Greider said Obama “has ‘troubling’ similarities to Hoover.”
Maureen Dowd claimed he should be more like Sarah Palin.
Huffington Post commentator Paul Abrams accuses Geithner of being “Obama’s Rumsfield.”
Arianna charged Geithner and Larry Summers of “turning unemployment into ‘Obama’s Katrina,’”
"In a Daily Beast post called ‘Amateur Hour at the White House,’ Les Gelb insisted that Obama's Asian trip was such a failure that the president should shake up his national security team and "take responsibility himself, as President Kennedy did after the Bay of Pigs fiasco."
To his credit, Obama hasn't taken the bait. In October, he joked about his supporters' impatience: "Why haven't you solved world hunger yet? It's been nine months." Like clockwork, a few days later, activists and members of Congress complained that the administration was moving too slowly on world hunger.