Obama the Velcro President
Posted on June 10, 2014
Originally Published in the Wall Street Journal
They said that Ronald Reagan was the Teflon President. Nothing, not even Iran-Contra, could stick to him.
Barack Obama is the Velcro President. Everything is sticking to him.
He probably thought he could get some major political mileage out of bringing home the only prisoner of war held by the Taliban. He even did a Rose Garden ceremony to announce the deal.
Boy, was he wrong.
Republicans are predictably outraged, Democrats are publicly miffed, and some in the military are opposed.
And worse, the heavily bearded father of the hostage speaks Pashtun.
When it rains it pours for a downtrodden president.
After President George W. Bush mishandled Katrina, suddenly everything he touched turned to manure.
For Mr. Obama, the trouble started when it became clear that “if you like your health-care plan, you can keep it” wasn’t true.
When you lose credibility, everything sticks to you.
From Benghazi to Berghadi, from Syria to Ukraine, from the faltering economy to the bungled Obamacare rollout, nothing is going president’s way.
Don’t expect the election to.