With presidency in chaos, is Obama still 'bored'?

  • Article by: Margaret Carlson , Bloomberg News
  • Updated: November 27, 2013 - 11:23 AM

This is what comes of being too smart to do what ordinary people do.

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drichmnNov. 27, 1311:36 AM

build an entire article around something someone else said about him not. What garbage. He doesn't show his anger so he's "detached"? More garbage.

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chuckdancerNov. 27, 1312:10 PM

For the conservatives the ACA is something that they will attack relentlessly. It doesn't matter if it works, doesn't work or anything in between.

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dlzabzNov. 27, 1312:19 PM

"It doesn't matter if it works, doesn't work or anything in between."...it doesn't work.

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dschachenmeyerNov. 27, 1312:29 PM

The problem here is that Obama's personality and skill set are not a good fit for the position of the presidency. As our system of government was design, the President is the chief EXECUTIVE officer for the government. His primary role is to execute policy, not to create it. Obama may be a grand thinker with big, bold ideas, but he lacks both the experience, desire, and follow-through to successfully turn his ideas into fully functional operational systems and policy. It not unlike someone is an amazing chef. They cook wonderful food and everyone loves what they do. So he/she may decide to open his/her own restaurant. Things start out ok, but soon the person realizes there is much more to owning restaurant than just cooking great dishes. And if the person cannot execute these other functions, the restaurant fails. Leaders do more than just come up with grand ideas. They know how to develop successful implementation plans, track progress against goals, and understand risks and contingencies. Does anyone think Healthcare.gov would have had this bad of a rollout with a proven executive like Mitt Romney in the presidency.

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firefight41Nov. 27, 1312:30 PM

This is what comes of being too smart to do what ordinary people do.*************** Not "smart" it is more in the way of arrogance.

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firefight41Nov. 27, 1312:32 PM

build an entire article around something someone else said about him not. What garbage. He doesn't show his anger so he's "detached"? *************** This is an opinion piece.

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viktorvaughnNov. 27, 1312:42 PM

The author stretched the bored meme, which was already thin, beyond any sort of coherence.

Was Obamacare a great law? No, it is very a very flawed effort to begin with and once it got through a Congress dominated by those subservient to drug companies and HMO's it fell short even more.

Was the rollout well managed? No, this administration deserves a lot of criticism for mishandling its signature legislative achievement.

Yet, for once I I'd like to see the political opposition direct their energy towards improving health care for Americans. Rather than just obstruct, sabotage, and fight for our fellow citizens' right to be denied health coverage and bankrupted by medical expenses.

The fundamental changes in Obamacare will be nearly universally supported by Americans when finally up and running. That's really what the arsonist opposition fears -- they know reality will trump their fomented fears of death panels.

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cks1950Nov. 27, 1312:45 PM

So I guess, to follow Valerie Jarrett's reasoning, when the Democrats lose big in 2014, it will be because the president is too inteligent for mere mortals like them.

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ralph6767Nov. 27, 13 1:32 PM

Sorry, I don't believe there's "chaos" at all. Some changes were made to the healthcare act and a website needs to be fixed. Not optimal, but hardly the end of the world. Also, the economy's been slowly but steadily improving, stock market's at record levels, the deficits have dropped each year of his presidency, one war is over, the other winding down. I'll take this "chaos" over what we dealt with under his predecessor.

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firefight41Nov. 27, 13 1:58 PM

Sorry, I don't believe there's "chaos" at all. Some changes were made to the healthcare act and a website needs to be fixed. Not optimal, but hardly the end of the world. ************** You seem to forget the budget, debt ceiling, deficit spending, unemployment, and the division in this nation.

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