Obama puts out SOS to first-term political team: The Hill

posted at 12:01 pm on September 18, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

The start of Barack Obama’s second term has not exactly built confidence in his leadership for the next three years.  The President has fumbled away American leadership on global security with his bizarre flip-flop on Syria over the last month, endured the eruption of several scandals, and keeps pivoting back to the economy with nothing much to say.  Poll numbers are plummeting, and even his own party has handed him two major defeats after returning from the summer recess.  His most recent speech got ripped for its naked partisanship and bizarre timing, coming right in the middle of breaking news about a mass murder at the Washington Navy Yard.

The Hill reports that Obama has sent up an SOS to his first-term team to rescue him from … well, himself:

A struggling President Obama is calling for help from members of his first-term A-Team, who have left the White House for other jobs.

With his poll numbers falling and his second-term floundering so far, Obama has sought help from the former aides who helped catapult him to the presidency. …

One former aide described Obama’s trusted inner circle from the first term as “the originals,” and speculated that if they were still at the White House they could have helped prevent some of Obama’s second-term blunders, such as the decision Monday to give a fiery speech criticizing Republicans just hours after 12 people were gunned down a few miles away at the Navy Yard.

“I don’t think he would have made that kind of mistake in the first term,” one former administration official said on Tuesday. “Sometimes it feels like there’s a void over there. There are some new, extraordinary folks over there, but it definitely leaves something to be desired.”

Getting the band back together might be more difficult than people imagine.  According to a new book by MSNBC.com executive editor Richard Wolffe titled The Message: The Reselling of President Obama about the 2012 campaign, the infighting among “the originals” became almost disabling then, and probably hasn’t improved much in the meantime:

The infighting was especially bad with Axelrod, who hired a lawyer to negotiate his contract with the campaign and sought a percentage of its ad buys.

“Axelrod made it clear that he felt Messina was not up to the job of campaign manager. He liked to compare the relationship between Plouffe and Messina to the two strongmen running the Kremlin. Plouffe was President Vladimir Putin, the man really in charge, while Messina was his henchman and prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev,” Wolffe wrote. “Axe respected Plouffe highly, but he did not believe that Messina was an honest broker. He felt that Plouffe had no sense of the day-to-day business in Chicago, while Messina was desperately overcompensating for his insecurity and lack of control.”

The Daily Beast has more. The book describes how Axelrod and Robert Gibbs, who helped craft and control the message from the start of the 2007 campaign through the first term, got pushed out without any help from Obama:

“The president broke Axe and Robert’s hearts,” said one member of Obama’s inner circle. For those who remained, the departure of Axelrod and Gibbs sent a clear message: they were all dispensable. “He doesn’t need anyone,” said another member of the inner circle. “Axe and Gibbs were effectively fired. He owes everything to Axe. Everything. He’d never have gotten anywhere without him. I’d like to think he knows that and sees him differently. But I’m not sure.” Obama kept a close team of younger male staffers to manage his immediate needs, and that was all he needed. “He needs the guys to play cards and golf, and tell him where he’s going next and why,” said a former aide. “But beyond that, it’s what function you have. And if you can’t fulfill that function anymore, or someone can do it better, you’re gone. That’s hard for those of us who really believe in him. He expects full loyalty. But you need to have your eyes open.”

If Barack Obama—or any of his other senior aides—felt a pang about the departure of Axe and Gibbs, they did not show it. David Plouffe took control of the White House message operation, as well as Axe’s office close to the Oval, and nobody looked back. Jim Messina took Plouffe’s old job in Chicago, and the president tasked him with bringing both Axe and Gibbs back on board in more limited roles. Plouffe and Messina claimed to be just as much of a believer in Obama’s brand of hope and change as Axe and Gibbs. But behind their intensely competitive exteriors, they nurtured intensely competitive interiors. Unlike Axe and Gibbs, they were still on the inside ring of Obama’s circle of confidants.

Gibbs was in some ways the easier of the two heartbreaks, because he failed to put up a fight. He was making huge amounts of money on the speaking circuit—up to $1 million a year—and toying with job offers in the private sector, including one from Facebook. But that wasn’t enough, and the campaign couldn’t—or wouldn’t—give him what he wanted. He was paid $15,000 a month to jump on some calls, and travel out to Chicago once a week in the early stages. But he made no more than a dozen trips to headquarters in 20 months. He had no appetite to jockey for power with those running the communications team in Chicago. And he was excluded from the senior message meetings in the Roosevelt Room in the White House on Sunday nights. “Robert to this day isn’t whole,” said one senior Obama aide. “We paid him to do absolutely nothing. What he wanted was to hang out with Barack Obama, and there was no way he was going to be allowed on the plane. The plane was very disciplined and there was no role for him there.” Between Plouffe and Jen Psaki, Air Force One had no room for Robert Gibbs. “Typical Obama structure: we knew what we wanted and we weren’t going to do something else.”

The struggle began with Axe’s hiring and his contract negotiations. For consultants like Axelrod, election cycles were opportunities to turn candidates into elected officials, and to turn fund-​raising dollars into personal wealth. In 2008, none of the consultants knew how big the Obama operation could be. Many of them did not expect Obama to decide to run for president, never mind win the Iowa caucuses and the party’s nomination. None of them dreamed Obama could raise the kind of dollars he did in 2008, when he smashed all fund-​raising records and opted out of the public finance system for presidential campaigns. So consultants like Axelrod capped their fees, which are normally a tiny percentage of the total spending on their part of the ad budget—whether TV commercials or direct mail.

Four years later, they were not going to make the same mistake. The reelection was forecast to be a billion-​dollar campaign, and they wanted their fair share. Axelrod hired a lawyer to negotiate his deal, which was a combination of a monthly fee and what he called “a very, very small percentage” of the overall TV ad budget. For Axelrod, the fees were only part of the story. After almost two years of campaigning solely for Barack Obama, he had spent two years away from his family, working inside the White House. The personal and financial sacrifices were real. Plouffe had made a fortune on the speaking circuit while Axelrod was struggling to find the message during the Great Recession and the rise of the Tea Party. Everyone else could monetize their 2008 experience except the man most loyal to the president.

Now that Obama has created his own crises in credibility, messaging, and “style points,” suddenly he needs his old aides.  But the problem with credibility crises is that they can’t be easily remedied once they erupt; it’s akin to putting a genie back in the bottle, or unringing a bell.  It doesn’t help when the President goes on television to tell a nation clearly hostile to the central legislative project of his presidency that they don’t know what they’re talking about, either:

President Obama said Tuesday that Americans were wrong to doubt his signature healthcare reform law, saying concerns over rising costs or worsening health outcomes were not supported by the evidence.

In an interview with Telemundo on Tuesday, the president was asked if “everybody [was] wrong” after polling data indicated that a majority of Americans oppose the law and believe it will raise their healthcare costs.

“Yes,” the president said with a chuckle. “They are.”

Ha, ha! Trust me! Laughing off concerns isn’t going to restore confidence in this presidency, not when most new jobs are only part-time work and employers are coming up with ever more creative ways to dump health insurance.  Small wonder they’re already hitting the panic button at the White House.

But hey, we’re talking about getting bands back together and SOSes. Sounds like a job for … ABBA!

Update: Maureen Mackey has more on the power struggles in the White House.


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Time to get those training wheels out the closet…

Electrongod on September 18, 2013 at 12:07 PM

What a bunch of creeps. From Obama all the way down. These people disgust me.

Jack_Burton on September 18, 2013 at 12:11 PM

“We have met the enemy, and he is us.”

Akzed on September 18, 2013 at 12:13 PM

$15K for gibbsy….

unstinkingbelievable….

cmsinaz on September 18, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Too bad we can’t recall the defective pResident.

Bmore on September 18, 2013 at 12:13 PM

His most recent speech got ripped for its naked partisanship and bizarre timing, coming right in the middle of breaking news about a mass murder at the Washington Navy Yard.

a flagrant foul.

ted c on September 18, 2013 at 12:14 PM

but the only infighting according to the lsm is in the gop…

idiots

cmsinaz on September 18, 2013 at 12:14 PM

So, the message here is that the most politically astute President ever didn’t get a sense that a speech barking at Republicans over a fight that hasn’t even begun, during the unfolding events of a mass shooting 3.5 miles away, was in poor taste? So who are the folks making these calls that the Lightbringer is unable to make on his own? Who are the harem of young males that now attend to Caligula’s O’s every need? Where is ValJax in all of this, and why hasn’t she righted the ship?

Or, is all of this somehow the media’s fault for not quite carrying enough water over the last several weeks?

This guy hasn’t changed. His crew isn’t why he’s a bumbling idiot. He’s just being exposed to greater depths as the folly of his policies begin to set in. He’s scrambling now that ObamaCare is failing miserably right along side his economic policies, environmental policies, and especially, his foreign policy. About the only thing he’s got going for him is a devoted following of homosexuals and college kids.

In other words, he’s become Lady Gaga. (I smell another photoshop…)

BKeyser on September 18, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Small wonder they’re already hitting the panic button at the White House.

since we’re on the topic of ABBA, we could put together a White House dance.

Pivot Pivot
Waffle Waffle
Reset….

Republicans
Shimmy Shuffle
Draw a Red Line

Gas Prices
Pivot Pivot
Waffle Waffle
Fail…..

ted c on September 18, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Good! More infighting please.

neyney on September 18, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Oddly he won’t be going back to any oldies but goodies from D.O.D.. The only thing they agree on is that Obama shouldn’t have gone to Congress.

Cindy Munford on September 18, 2013 at 12:18 PM

What a bunch of creeps. From Obama all the way down. These people disgust me.
Jack_Burton on September 18, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Hope you include the majority of the electorate in that. They’re the ones that deserve your ire.

happytobehere on September 18, 2013 at 12:19 PM

nah, I’ve gotten used to the way Carney lies, it’s enjoyable watching him make those faces

DanMan on September 18, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Country puts out SOS to save from Odundum.

msupertas on September 18, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Too bad we can’t recall the defective pResident.
Bmore on September 18, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Oh please. Obama would win again today if there was another election. You think the electorate has learned anything? If they couldn’t after 4 years, they’re not going to after a few more months.

happytobehere on September 18, 2013 at 12:21 PM

5-10 years from now as more and more truth starts to seep out about all of these people, the Obama sycophants will stare blankly off into space wondering how they were fooled so easily. I imagine that is how the Germans felt after Hilter’s reign.

How I loathe them.

Obligitory,

Mmmmm……. ABBA

Swedish Wymens – Nice

D-fusit on September 18, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Does this explain Bill Daley dropping out of the race for Governor of Illinois?

Scotty J on September 18, 2013 at 12:25 PM

sounds like someone IS trying to score style points…

chasdal on September 18, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Does this explain Bill Daley dropping out of the race for Governor of Illinois? Scotty J on September 18, 2013 at 12:25 PM

I hear he’s going to manage the gas chambers in the FEMA camps.

Akzed on September 18, 2013 at 12:30 PM

“Help me, Axel-won. You’re my only hope!”

jon1979 on September 18, 2013 at 12:30 PM

We are speeding down the tracks with the shit-train heading straight for us.

justltl on September 18, 2013 at 12:31 PM

If this guy really wants to rely on his First termers,
why doesn’t he bring in the Heavy artillery?

Chris Christie.

ToddPA on September 18, 2013 at 12:32 PM

they could have helped prevent some of Obama’s second-term blunders

No, they couldn’t. Forgotten in all this is the notation, KING BARRY ISN’T RUNNING FOR OFFICE AGAIN.

The Chosen One is well aware of that. And he will do whatever he wants.

GarandFan on September 18, 2013 at 12:33 PM

What a shock: the Manchurian Candidate is served by unflinching loyalists who are expendable once their usefulness expires.

I suppose next you’ll tell me he’s just a mouthpiece, and he can’t paper over his agenda if his words aren’t precisely managed by his handlers.

The Schaef on September 18, 2013 at 12:33 PM

What a jerk!
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/322985-obama-gop-trying-extort-me-with-shutdown-threat

Save your breath to exhort the Senate to come up with a budget, fool. Then CR’s do not constitute a problem.

onlineanalyst on September 18, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Campaigning was so much more fun, wasn’t it Barry. If you really hate your job……….oh, never mind.

Rovin on September 18, 2013 at 12:34 PM

So let me get this straight…..

Axelrod and Gibbsy and everyone else knew they were working for an empty shell narcissist and were somehow surprised when they were tossed aside.

Who coulda’ seen that coming.

BacaDog on September 18, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Game over man!

abobo on September 18, 2013 at 12:35 PM

You can’t recreate “the magic” you REB POS.

Murphy9 on September 18, 2013 at 12:35 PM

5-10 years from now as more and more truth starts to seep out about all of these people, the Obama sycophants will stare blankly off into space wondering how they were fooled so easily.

D-fusit on September 18, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Um…I’m pretty sure that they will be blaming it on Bush, the Republicans, businesses and us bitter clingers.

justltl on September 18, 2013 at 12:35 PM

More smoke! Less mirrors!

John the Libertarian on September 18, 2013 at 12:36 PM

In other words, he’s become Lady Gaga. (I smell another photoshop…)

BKeyser on September 18, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Your other photoshop has gone viral, my friend. Congratulations. It is quite on target.

onlineanalyst on September 18, 2013 at 12:36 PM

New Fairey poster?

slickwillie2001 on September 18, 2013 at 12:37 PM

Obama kept a close team of younger male staffers to manage his immediate needs, and that was all he needed.

Careful there The Hill, the Preezy of the United Steezy can’t afford to have the beard (Michelle,IYKWIM) drop just yet.

BKennedy on September 18, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Heh, maybe Obama’s ass would not be in the fire if he was not such a flaming liberal?

Sorry Obama, the hope and change you promised is not what the American people want.

We will go on about our business and do everything to defeat your socialist agenda.

redguy on September 18, 2013 at 12:39 PM

The Chosen One is well aware of that. And he will do whatever he wants.

GarandFan on September 18, 2013 at 12:33 PM

If this includes playing more golf and taking more vacations, all the better, imo. The suitless wonder can spin in a three-year lame duck status, and the nation might be better off.

Rovin on September 18, 2013 at 12:39 PM

We are speeding down the tracks with the shit-train heading straight for us.

justltl on September 18, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Get out there and blow up the tracks!!!!

redguy on September 18, 2013 at 12:40 PM

However…..

wasn’t it smart to bring in this new guy guy – Putin – to handle the Syria negotiations? Maybe BHO can use him for the debt talks, too?

Deafdog on September 18, 2013 at 12:40 PM

nah, I’ve gotten used to the way Carney lies, it’s enjoyable watching him make those faces

DanMan on September 18, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Carney always looks like a child to me trying to squirm his way out of why he was caught with his hand in the cookie jar before he completed his homework.

Cherokee on September 18, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Public Servants

gwelf on September 18, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Obama kept a close team of younger male staffers to manage his immediate needs, and that was all he needed.

Heh.

This quote came out a week or so ago, but it remains priceless. The statement couldn’t have gone any closer to the line, without crossing it, and anyone that can’t figure it out is either in denial or illiterate.

[obligatory disclaimer: not that there's anything wrong with...]

bofh on September 18, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Obama kept a close team of younger male staffers to manage his immediate needs, and that was all he needed. “He needs the guys to play cards and golf, and tell him where he’s going next and why,”

Bwahhahahahahahahahahah!!! Bwahahahahahaha!!! “tell me I’m beautiful”. Hahahahaha!

/Poor little boy. So lost in the big boy world.

Key West Reader on September 18, 2013 at 12:43 PM

if they were still at the White House they could have helped prevent some of Obama’s second-term blunders, such as the decision Monday to give a fiery speech criticizing Republicans just hours after 12 people were gunned down a few miles away at the Navy Yard.

“I don’t think he would have made that kind of mistake in the first term,” one former administration official said on Tuesday.

So let me get this straight. Four miles from the White House you’ve got 12 dead at the Navy Yard, the blood not yet dried. AND IT TAKES A TEAM TO PREVENT A PARTISAN SPEECH FROM BECOMING A “MISTAKE?” Human beings with empathy and the least bit of common sense would not have made that speech out of human decency. And yet with the rat-eared coward it takes a team. That in and of itself speaks volumes.

Happy Nomad on September 18, 2013 at 12:45 PM

New Fairey poster?

slickwillie2001 on September 18, 2013 at 12:37 PM

Heh… I see whatcha did there. Funny!

Key West Reader on September 18, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Carney always looks like a child to me trying to squirm his way out of why he was caught with his hand in the cookie jar before he completed his homework.

Cherokee on September 18, 2013 at 12:41 PM

There is a lot of truth to your analogy. Carney gets the questions but he never has the facts. He trys to squirm his way out by platitudes and generalizations. Daily, he is attempting to pass a test without having done any studying for it. And the frat boy look doesn’t help with credibility in that situation.

I miss Tony Snow.

Happy Nomad on September 18, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Hope you include the majority of the electorate in that. They’re the ones that deserve your ire.

happytobehere on September 18, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Yes and no.

I THOUGHT I was informed for years. When schools and ALL the media you consume all say the same thing, how is someone supposed to know, ESPECIALLY if they consume a number of different media sources?

The fact is MOST of Americans ONLY get their information from sources controlled by Democrats. Until we fix that problem, until we actually start fighting some of the roots of our problems (the media and educational system), then the best we can hope for is to not lose.

GardenGnome on September 18, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Gibbs was in some ways the easier of the two heartbreaks, because he failed to put up a fight. He was making huge amounts of money on the speaking circuit—up to $1 million a year—and toying with job offers in the private sector, including one from Facebook. But that wasn’t enough, and the campaign couldn’t—or wouldn’t—give him what he wanted. He was paid $15,000 a month to jump on some calls, and travel out to Chicago once a week in the early stages. But he made no more than a dozen trips to headquarters in 20 months.

Public Servants. Not like those evil corporatists.

gwelf on September 18, 2013 at 12:51 PM

For consultants like Axelrod, election cycles were opportunities to turn candidates into elected officials, and to turn fund-​raising dollars into personal wealth.

These are the people who will fix our sociey.

/libtards

gwelf on September 18, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Sometimes it feels like there’s a void over there.

Yes, there does seem to be a large void. We need a President over at the White House, not an imposter.

NOMOBO on September 18, 2013 at 12:54 PM

See, government isn’t like the private sector. There’s no greed, selfishness, incompetence, nepotism, or corruption in the government.

gwelf on September 18, 2013 at 12:56 PM

See, government isn’t like the private sector. There’s no limit to greed, selfishness, incompetence, nepotism, or corruption in the government.

gwelf on September 18, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Fixed for accuracy.

Happy Nomad on September 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM

See, government isn’t like the private sector. There’s no greed, selfishness, incompetence, nepotism, or corruption in the government.

gwelf on September 18, 2013 at 12:56 PM

heh, that is ALL I see in this administration. There are plenty of examples of Greed, Selfishness, Incompetence, Nepotism and lots and lots of Corruption.

redguy on September 18, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Sounds like a job for … ABBA!

Sounds more like a job for the Binford 9000 Industrial Turd Buffer.
Accessories sold separately.

onomo on September 18, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Hah, the ones he dismissed casually when he won re-election.

Reality is way better than fiction.

obama runs the USA like Mugabe does Zimbabwe.

The results are the same.

Goebbels married all of DC.

Schadenfreude on September 18, 2013 at 1:15 PM

I can see it now. Obama blaming everyone close to him for the stupidity of that speech calling out Republicans when the shooting was occurring right down the street. He was blaming everyone except himself, everyone from Jarrett on down. Nothing has ever been his fault, nothing. His entire life was one based on privilege and he was never asked or made to do anything. He has coasted through life on the back of wealth, privilege and affirmative action.

That is the one big reason he will never allow any of his school transcripts to be released. They would show what really occurred.

Johnnyreb on September 18, 2013 at 1:22 PM

But hey, we’re talking about getting bands back together and SOSes. Sounds like a job for … ABBA!

Bell-bottomed, form-fitting, bedazzled coveralls with platform shoes. Now there’s a look that would leave all the mom jeans and bicycle helment comments in the dust.

Happy Nomad on September 18, 2013 at 1:28 PM

I can see it now. Obama blaming everyone close to him for the stupidity of that speech calling out Republicans when the shooting was occurring right down the street. He was blaming everyone except himself, everyone from Jarrett on down. Nothing has ever been his fault, nothing. His entire life was one based on privilege and he was never asked or made to do anything. He has coasted through life on the back of wealth, privilege and affirmative action.

Johnnyreb on September 18, 2013 at 1:22 PM

The rat-eared one has narcissitic personality disorder. Nothing is ever his fault. Not a good mental disorder to have when you are POTUS and are a center of attention.

Happy Nomad on September 18, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Get out there and blow up the tracks!!!!

redguy on September 18, 2013 at 12:40 PM

I hear the shit-train comin’,
It’s rolling ’round the bend,
And it’ll keep on comin’,
‘Til Barky’s party ends.

Well we’re stuck in desperation, and time keeps draggin’ on
And that shit-train keeps a rollin’ until Obama’s gone.
When we were just some youngsters, the country was on top
We thought it’d last forever. That it would never stop.
But Barky knew he’d change that, he knew he’d drag it down.
That’s one thing that he’s done well, the commie rodeo clown.

justltl on September 18, 2013 at 1:31 PM

We just keep failing him. :(

Murphy9 on September 18, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Obama kept a close team of younger male staffers to manage his immediate needs, and that was all he needed. “He needs the guys to play cards and golf, and tell him where he’s going next and why,”

You know who else had an ever-present entourage of young males to play with?

CurtZHP on September 18, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Oooo! Oooo! Could we bring back that Time magazine cover that had choomboy with a rainbow halo and said “America’s First Gay President”? That was my favorite!

SailorMark on September 18, 2013 at 1:48 PM

What difference does it make. Obama won by a landslide

Obama would win today…unfortuantely

His approval is back up to 49% and climbing

People are dumbasses

Redford on September 18, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Maybe it was Newsweek

SailorMark on September 18, 2013 at 1:59 PM

It is real easy to sell something, that over promised and is based on a lie.

Think Bernie Madoff.

And a lame duck President hurts the ruling party more than anyone.

The 1st Team had “it’s all Bush’s fault” and “First Black President” – which even the Clinton Machine could not overcome. Ironically, that 1st team and anyone with a political future from the left is already eying up 2014/2016, hence Bambi’s falling star.

He, like most Black Americans – is a useful tool to Democrats for power and power only.

Odie1941 on September 18, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Time to get those training wheels out the closet…

Electrongod on September 18, 2013 at 12:07 PM

(:->)

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Young male staffers?! Where are his binders of women?

HellCat on September 18, 2013 at 2:32 PM

It’s a job for Jake and Elwood Blues.

djaymick on September 18, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Even Axelrod couldn’t straighten out this fustercluck.

But luckily for Obama, Republicans seem determined to commit ritual suicide via a government shutdown and give Obama a renewed focus and a rallying cry to reunite his shaky coalition and his media fan club which have been showing signs of falling apart lately.

It’s the only thing that can save him from himself. It’s only temporary, but I have full confidence the GOP’s Purity Police will ensure it damages us enough to leave him with control of the Senate, if not the House, too, after the midterms.

Adjoran on September 18, 2013 at 3:13 PM

My thinking is that Obama’s blackmailing them.

They knowingly sell the Americans this fraud, so now the table’s turned.

Sir Napsalot on September 18, 2013 at 4:42 PM

“I don’t think he would have made that kind of mistake in the first term,” one former administration official said on Tuesday. “Sometimes it feels like there’s a void over there. There are some new, extraordinary folks over there, but it definitely leaves something to be desired.”

Naw. They just need to improve their messaging. Ya see, the real problem is that the media just isn’t friendly enough to help the president get the word out about how awesome he really is.

Hire some media consultants, and all will be well.

There Goes the Neighborhood on September 19, 2013 at 1:11 AM

I am totally amazed at how like a high school mean girls’ clique the White House is. And these are the people supposedly running the country.

RebeccaH on September 20, 2013 at 11:38 AM