Chris Matthews: “This President is NOT acting like Commander-in-Chief!”
An amazing awakening has just occurred today at MSNBC. Chris Matthews, yes the same one that got the tingle up his leg when he heard Obama speak, has finally done it! He actually criticized Obama and his incompetent leadership. In a rather lengthy diatribe, Matthews really gave it to the President and raised many valid points:
… You screw up, you should be able to fix the problem.
Number 2, this is our North American land mass. This is part of our birthright. With the Grand Canyon, with Niagra Fall, Yosemite.. These are some of the wonderful things that we hope will always be here, the Gulf of Mexico. Is more important than the presidency. This president has no acted that way! Like this is more important than a fundraiser… or interview about basketball..
He doesn’t seem to be taking ownership. Presidents must seize control when something like this happens.
Matthews (sounding like a reporter from FoxNews) went even further and lambasted Obama’s lack of leadership in a crisis:
I think this is more like the Iranian hostage crisis that brought down Jimmy Carter, think Katrina. It’s more like a situation where Churchill had to enlist every ship to get the men off Dunkirk. Or Harry Truman had to draft the mine workers…
This is big time and he [Obama] hasn’t acted like it’s big time!
And Matthews was not done just yet. He continued:
Why doesn’t he [Obama] operate in an emergency situation, the way Harry Truman would, and said we want all these super-tankers that do business in this country to get out there and start sucking up this petroleum. Millions and millions of gallons out there. It’s not going to go away unless it’s collected.
Why do we keep treating this like a BP business problem when it’s affecting our very society and our continent?
We’re treating it like a lower grade problem than it is, it’s clear to me.
And now for the Grand Finale by Matthew, get ready, this is were the Obama induced tingle may have finally worn off:
This President is NOT acting like Commander-in-Chief!
I don’t see a chain of command. I don’t sense it’s war time conditions at all.
All through this time I have not sensed that this president has been chief executive.
Who would have thought such a thing possible even a few weeks ago.