The Daily Mail reports that Barack Obama is still Barack Obama.
During a White House meeting called to brief America’s largest tech companies today about government overreach in electronic surveillance, President Barack Obama changed the subject – angering some meeting participants by shifting gears to address the failed launch of healthcare.gov.
‘That wasn’t what we came for,’ a vice-president of a company whose CEO attended told MailOnline. ‘We really didn’t care for a PR pitch about how the administration is trying to salvage its internal health care tech nightmare.’
One executive said that meeting participants were dead-set against straying from the principal focus of the meeting – the uncomfortable and legally untenable position they are in when the National Security Agency demands access to their digital records.
The White House said in advance that the meeting would include a discussion of healthcare.gov, but the company executive said the only subject that mattered to the participants was the NSA.
‘He basically hijacked the meeting,’ the executive said. ‘We all told the White House that we were only there to talk about what the NSA was up to and how it affects us.’
Rather than just say what Obama is, I’ll depict it in a photograph ripped off from Google Image Search.
Not clear enough? How about this?
Barack Obama is presiding over the most embarrassing policy rollout in the modern world. The country that put men on the moon and won the Cold War can no longer build a website. In today’s meeting, Obama had some of the most tech-savvy people in the world assembled around him.
Most people in that situation would take the opportunity to seek a little advice. Barack Obama is not most people. He thinks he is better at everyone else’s job than they are. Even though he sucks at his.
He thinks he can talk and grin his breezy little way through anything.
Instead of listening to the minds assembled around him, Obama sucks up the air, hijacks the meeting, and delivers a sales pitch for that failure that ought to be a source of great humiliation for him. If he was capable of being humiliated.
After Sunday, I thought it would take a long time to find anyone in the world who is dumber than anyone associated with the Dallas Cowboys.
It took two days.