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10/19/2014

Obama’s History of Being “Angry” About Screw-Ups in His Executive Branch

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 12:11 pm



We saw recently that Obama is mad about how the feds are handling Ebola:

“It’s not tight,” a visibly angry Mr. Obama said of the response, according to people briefed on the meeting. He told aides they needed to get ahead of events and demanded a more hands-on approach, particularly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “He was not satisfied with the response,” a senior official said.

I thought I would review some other stuff he’s been mad about.

He was mad about the IRS Scandal:

“Americans have a right to be angry about it, and I’m angry about it,” Obama said.

“It should not matter what political stripe you’re from. The fact of the matter is, the IRS has to operate with absolute integrity,” the president said.

He was mad about the ObamaCare rollout:

“Nobody’s madder than me that the website isn’t working as it should , which means it’s going to get fixed,” he said.

He was mad about the VA scandal:

President Barack Obama is “madder than hell” about the problems facing the Department of Veterans Affairs but still supports its embattled chief, Secretary Eric Shinseki, according to the president’s chief of staff.

“Nobody is more outraged about this problem right now” than the president, said White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough in a Friday interview that aired Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

He was mad about the Secret Service fumbling on security:

The first lady was still upset when her husband arrived home five days later from Australia. The president was fuming, too, former aides said. Not only had their aides failed to immediately alert the first lady, but the Secret Service had stumbled in its response.

“When the president came back . . . then the s— really hit the fan,” said one former aide.

All these examples share one characteristic: they are screw-ups in the executive branch — for which Obama is responsible. If he wants to get mad, he should start with himself.

Instead, he tries to show how he is really on top of all this, by leaking stories about how mad he is. Big Media never seems to pick up on the pattern.

Here, we do.

Maybe you have some other examples of your own.

44 Responses to “Obama’s History of Being “Angry” About Screw-Ups in His Executive Branch”

  1. Ding.

    Patterico (d4f6b7)

  2. the MFM will spare no effort or tactic to protect their Precious…

    whores.

    redc1c4 (dab236)

  3. Once again it’s not about His Barryness. It’s about all those folks who voted for him. Twice. And continue to support him.

    f1guyus (647d76)

  4. You just can’t get good help these days.

    jakee308 (d409c2)

  5. Obama’s guy should write another book for about him entitled “Mad and outraged: nobody tells me anything”!

    Because this President is going down in history as the “mad” President.

    felipe (40f0f0)

  6. But he gets over his IRS mad in less than a year:

    Feb 2, 2014:

    O’REILLY: You’re saying no corruption, none?
    OBAMA: There was some bone-headed decisions.
    O’REILLY: Bone-headed decisions. But no mass corruption?
    OBAMA: Not even mass corruption. Not even a smidgeon of corruption.

    BfC (8661e2)

  7. Actually, this title makes more sense:

    Mad and outraged: How America failed Barrack Obama

    felipe (40f0f0)

  8. I know it’s tough to believe, but perhaps a chief executive who hires people like Marie Harf or Tommy “Dude, that was like two years ago” Vietor to work in his administration in any capacity is partly to blame for any of these screw ups.

    I certainly hope that Washington outsider and semi-pro golfer Barack Prom Queen Obama tears a page out of the O.J. Simpson playbook and tracks down the real Preezy and brings him to justice.

    Steve57 (4d34f4)

  9. Merriam-Webster
    pet•u•lant adjective \pe-chə-lənt\
    : having or showing the attitude of people who become angry and annoyed when they do not get what they want

    It’s the stuff great leaders and sulky children are made of.

    ThOR (130453)

  10. “I know the real culprit is around here somewhere.”

    http://static9.imagecollect.com/preview/560/ea41cc2126ad57e

    Steve57 (4d34f4)

  11. Bobby Jindal nails it:

    Stage 1 of Obama Crisis Management: Don’t worry. I got it.
    Stage 2 of Obama Crisis Management: I’m so mad.
    Stage 3 of Obama Crisis Management: More money will fix it.
    Stage 4 of Obama Crisis Management: Republicans are obstructing.

    Kevin M (b357ee)

  12. I noticed that too, that he’d been angry before, and somebody leaks that he’s angry, but I didn’t realize the number of times he’d been “angry.” (somebody leaks that he’s angry)

    This post is a public service, although it’s only 3 times when it comes from somebody else – not Obama – the VA scandal,. the Secret Service, and now ebola..

    I’m kind of suspicious of that, but there’s probably something to it. He may be angry at the public position he’s been put in.

    They call it angry anytime he mildly rebukes anybody working for him.

    Sammy Finkelman (31cdef)

  13. Obama needs to watch his blood pressure. High blood pressure is the number one health risk for middle-aged black men. He should stay calm and not get mad so much. And eat less fried salt pork.

    nk (dbc370)

  14. And eat less fried salt pork.

    No worry. Michelle is on the job.

    I think she runs the food service in Heck.

    Kevin M (b357ee)

  15. Poor old Bill O’Reilly was excited that a spy in the WH told him last week that Obama was seething.

    Bill, they told everybody that.

    Patricia (5fc097)

  16. Poor Obama.

    If only he knew someone with the juice to actually DO something all these failures!

    823 more days . . .

    Estragon (ada867)

  17. ‘about’ all these failures.

    Estragon (ada867)

  18. Bobby Jindal nails it:

    Stage 1 of Obama Crisis Management: Don’t worry. I got it.
    Stage 2 of Obama Crisis Management: I’m so mad.
    Stage 3 of Obama Crisis Management: More money will fix it.
    Stage 4 of Obama Crisis Management: Republicans are obstructing.

    He left out Stage 5: Reserve me several hours on another round of golf.

    Mark (c160ec)

  19. He should love this

    http://youtu.be/cpiUtIpyQTI

    carlitos (c24ed5)

  20. (from the comments at instapundit)

    1. Don’t worry. I got it.
    2. ???
    3. Golf !!!

    Kevin M (b357ee)

  21. Mr. O was mad because he had to cancel 2 fundraisers and the adulation he would receive at each one.

    The petulant, narcissistic child.

    slp (347e33)

  22. Obama was angry and frustrated about the AIG bonuses (2009), economy and economic growth (2009), the BP Oil Spill (2010), debt-ceiling negotiations with Republicans (2011), and the Secret Service prostitute scandal (2012).

    I think it’s also fair to say Obama wasn’t happy in 2009 about the arrest of Henry Louis Gates by the police officer Obama said was “acting stupidly.”

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  23. 0bama is madder than a screen door on a submarine. No, wait, that’s how useful he is.

    Jim (47d62a)

  24. Did someone say screen doors on a submarine?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lZzp1u1PDQ

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  25. 20. (from the comments at instapundit)

    1. Don’t worry. I got it.
    2. ???
    3. Golf !!!
    Kevin M (b357ee) — 10/19/2014 @ 3:48 pm

    Barack Obama gets angry.

    “You’d think once, just once, the world’s most sophisticated leader could get back to the White House after a weekend golf vacation and find everything going smoothly, just like I had Josh Earnest tell the press it would be before jetting off on this junket.

    I just can’t figure out what’s wrong.

    Every time. Every. Single. Time.

    I have to get back to Washington on a Sunday night to find out that governing is just as complicated as it was when I knocked off early on Friday to get out of town.

    You know, last year when I headed off to Martha’s Vineyard I told them to straighten things out by the time I got back. The same thing happened this year. Still no action out of these no loads. Do I have to do everything around here?

    After six years I’ve had enough.

    I’m going to appoint a governing czar. Then I’d have somebody to blame for all this executive branch bumbling.”

    Steve57 (4d34f4)

  26. There something important we learned from the 2012 election. It is that the Democrats know their constituents – a large share of the American public, really – and know how to communicate with them. That’s why the “Pajama Boy” campaign for Obamacare was so shocking: Through polling, focus groups, and personal experience, the Left has figured out that Pajama Boy is a cultural archetype of young-adult males. He is who young American men have become. To the traditionalists among us, it is a horrifying thought.

    These same Leftists understand that a whiny, petulant President is someone that these same constituents can relate to. A President who is angry at every turn that doesn’t go his way is someone many Americans can identify with. That’s why they trot out the “angry President” meme – it sells and, for all I know, it’s accurate.

    The truly awful thing about all of this isn’t what it tells us about Obama or his handlers. The awful thing is what it tells us about the state of our culture.

    ThOR (130453)

  27. Thor is correct. The other side think that cos he gets mad, he cares. And feelings are very important to them, not action.

    Gazzer (cb9ee2)

  28. Congress will have no excuse for cutting this POS a check.

    Time to put up or fly with Liberians.

    gary gulrud (46ca75)

  29. Angry half-black man is a racist meme.

    JD (691cf2)

  30. Actually, TFG is 50% white, 43.75% Arab and 6.25% Black if I recall correctly.

    Gazzer (cb9ee2)

  31. Thor (#27):

    Really trenchant observation.

    Well done, sir.

    orcadrvr (2977be)

  32. Did Obama say he was going to hold somebody accountable for the botched ebola response? I love it when he does that. It’s one of his tells that he’s going to do the exact opposite. Pure comedy gold.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  33. if mohammed won’t go to the mountain:

    http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/10/taliban_claims_captu.php

    narciso (ee1f88)

  34. Does David Axelrod tell him he’s pretty when he’s angry?

    nk (dbc370)

  35. “It’s not tight,” a visibly angry Mr. Obama said.
    “Well, and whose fault is that?”, a visibly hurt Reggie Love retorted, tears welling up in his eyes.
    A repentant Obama hastened to assure him he meant the Ebola response.

    nk (dbc370)

  36. #36: the catcher is supposed to be used to a hard fast one coming in a bit off…

    especially with years of catching for a pro like Reggie as a battery mate.

    redc1c4 (cf3b04)

  37. He was mad right up until Lois Lerner erased the hard-drive.

    Soon as the evidence is destroyed, he’s back to being his old happy-go-lucky self.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  38. The idiots that voted for this man of error, should be penalized by torture.

    mg (31009b)

  39. Obama is certainly mad at whoever is president!

    David (6f3506)

  40. Have you recently been to Africa or touched the sweat, saliva, urine or feces of anyone who’s been in Africa? No? Then you won’t get Ebola.

    If you do have to go to Africa, don’t let anyone pee on ya.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  41. president pouty face lol

    happyfeet (f08b28)

  42. Feelings, nothing more than feelings.

    AZ Bob (34bb80)

  43. Yup. The little boy gets all wee wee’d up.

    Skeptical Voter (12e67d)


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