White House Aides Head For The Exits

Obama’s aides are beginning to realize that the worst is yet to come. And they want out. Why haven’t you heard about this? Because they are leaving with little fanfare. They have accomplished little to make fanfare about. Linda Douglass, after her resignation said: “I felt like a real burden was lifted from my shoulders. I was really surprised how exhausted I was when I left.”

Peter R. Orszag, White House budget director, left less than two weeks ago. Christa Romer, head of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, recently announced she plans to return to California. Others gone are Desiree Rogers (social secretary), Mark Lippert (National Security Council), Ellen Moran (communications director) and Gregory B. Craig, (White House counsel). And there are over a dozen others.

Even the liberal press has found itself in a position to admit there is a problem. The evidence from the polls is so overwhelming that NBC, who’s commentators backed Obama dramatically in 2008, feels the need to post this on their website:

Here’s our take  on the new NBC/WSJ poll: “To borrow the famous line from the 1976 film “Network,” Americans are mad as hell at Washington — and they’re not going to take it anymore. That, at least, is the conclusion from the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, which finds:

  • that less than half the country approves of President Obama’s job;
  • that the percentage believing the current Congress is either below average or among the worst is at an all-time high;
  • that the number viewing the Republican Party favorably is at an all-time low;
  • and that the Democratic Party doesn’t fare much better.”

Here’s the Wall Street Journal’s take: “Americans are growing more pessimistic about the economy and the war in Afghanistan, and are losing faith that Democrats have better solutions than Republicans… Underpinning the gloom: Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the economy has yet to hit bottom, a sharply higher percentage than the 53% who felt that way in January.”

The New York Times on the Team Obama members who’ve exited the White House. “Eighteen months into President Obama’s term, some of the first-generation team that arrived with him at the White House are moving on. One by one, usually with little fanfare, they have turned in White House badges and BlackBerrys to rejoin the outside world, some eagerly seeking the exit, others unhappily shown the door.” – MSNBC

We elected a president that was totally unqualified. Now we are paying the price. America has woken up. The press is finally catching on a year or so behind.

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