Subject: President Obama slowly being
President Obama was urged
by the few White House insiders from whom he still takes advice to leave the
country on his ten-day Asian trip, his longest trip abroad since becoming
president, in order to not inflict any more damage to the Democratic Party in the
wake of one of the worst electoral defeats for the party of an incumbent
president in recent history. According to sources close to the White House, who
put themselves in great danger by even talking to members of the media, the
plans to have Obama leave for a visit to India, Pakistan, Indonesia, South
Korea, and Japan are an attempt to get Obama out of the country while top
Democrats can sort through the political disaster created for the party by
Obama's increasingly detached-from-reality presidency.
guerrilla warfare has broken out between Obama's inner circle on one hand and
senior Democratic officials, including outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,
Democratic Party strategist James Carville, former Demcratic National Committee
chairman Howard Dean, and, behind-the-scenes, Vice President Joe Biden and
former President Bill Clinton, on the other.
Top Democrats are still
reeling from Obama's bizarre behavior at a $7500-a-plate fundraiser at a
stately mansion at Brown University in Rhode Island on October 25. The
fundraiser, organized by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, was
supposed to highlight Democratic Party unity. However, while Obama endorsed
Democratic House candidate David Cicilline for outgoing Representative Patrick
Kennedy's seat, the president failed to endorse Democratic gubernatorial
candidate Frank Caprio over Republican-turned-independent former Senator
Lincoln Chafee. Obama's lack of an endorsement for a Democrat over a former
Republican prompted Caprio to tell a radio show host that Obama "could
take his endorsement and really shove it as far as I’m concerned."
Later that day, Obama
briefly appeared at the fundraiser at Brown University, where Democratic
loyalists paid $7500 to hear Obama speak, but departed after only twenty
minutes, telling the assembled guests that he had to go back to the White House
to "tuck in my daughters, walk the dog, and 'scoop the poop.'" The
Democratic faithful were appalled and shocked at Obama's quick departure and
one of the three reasons he gave for it: to scoop up dog turds as if the
President of the United States actually performs such tasks with a phalanx of
White House staff and Secret Service agents at his disposal.
Vice President Biden knows
too well about Obama's lack of attention to his daily tasks of being president.
The details of the fiasco at Brown soon were conveyed to Biden by his two old
Democratic Senate colleagues from Rhode Island : Jack Reed and Sheldon
Whitehouse. Biden was not amused about Obama's dissing of the Democrats in
Rhode Island . A week later, Chafee defeated Caprio for the Rhode Island
governorship, thanks largely to Obama's less-than-neutral stance in cutting a
secret deal to support Chafee against Caprio.
White House leaks about
the ineffectiveness of Obama's presidency are expandng beyond the revelations
attributed to a former high-level Obama administration insider and which have
been reported by a blogger named "Ulsterman." Some White House
staffers have described a "reign of terror" in the White House over
continued leaks and a troika of leadership that is making decisions without any
input from the president. The troika reportedly consists of First Lady Michelle
Obama, presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, and the president's mother-in-law,
Marian Robinson, who resides in the White House.
Not to be deterred, some
White House staffers have sought out journalists and have arranged to meet them
at nearby Starbuck's cafes to discretely convey to them inside information
about the current disarray within the Obama administration. Some staffers have
personally born the brunt of Obama's temper and witnessed his extreme
narcissistic behavior. WMR has also learned from White House sources that Obama
is taking presciption anxiety medication.
Vice President Biden,
under intense pressure from some Democratic Party officials and Cabinet members
to invoke Article 25, Section 4 of the Constitution and have Obama temporarily
or permanently removed as president because of his mental incapacity to fulfill
his constitutional oath as president is reluctant to take such drastic action.
Biden feels that the country would "become unglued" after such action
and he doesn't want to be the one who would be responsible for "picking up
the pieces," according to a source who works within Biden's office.
Some staffers have said on
deep background that the revelations by the ex-White House official to
"Ulsterman" are not even half of the story about what is actually
occurring in the White House..
However, Biden and other
Democratic and adminstration do believe that if Obama were to display some of
the same reckless behavior publicly as many White House personnel have
witnessed privately, there may be wide support for enactment of the provisions
of the 25th Amendment.
Such a public display by
Obama that could trigger succession action might involve a public outburst,
including the use of foul language or a statement that Obama believes there is
a conspiracy against him.
On October 5, Obama was
addressing Fortune magazine’s “Most Powerful Women” summit in Washington , DC .
During the middle of Obama's speech, the presidential seal fell off the podium.
Publicly, Obama took the incident as a joke, but WMR has learned from White
House insiders that Obama went on a tirade after the incident, accusing White
House staffers of purposely not anchoring the seal to the podium. The White
House supplies all the podiums and seals at all presidential addresses and the
seal is usually well-anchored with four screws affixed to the podium. Obama
reportedly "freaked out" and accused White House staffers of engaging
in a conspiracy against him. The presidential tirade over such a trivial matter
was not lost on senior administration officials who have witnessed Obama's
lackadaisical behavior during the consideration of much weightier issues, for
example, the war in Afghanistan .
Although some observers
believe African-Americans would react negatively to the invocation of the 25th
Amendment, WMR has learned that members of the Congressional Black Caucus would
reluctantly go along with such a move. Many in their ranks, including outgoing
House Judiciary Committee chairman John Conyers (D-MI) were outraged over
Obama's lack of interest in Haiti after that nation's devastating earthquake.
For many black caucus members, it was their first indication that there was
something very wrong with Obama and his grasp of reality.
With Obama intent on
running for re-election and seriously considering sending White House Press
Secretary Robert Gibbs to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to replace
former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, the potential Democratic challengers to
Obama in 2012 are beginning to stir. WMR has learned that former DNC chairman
Howard Dean is seriously considering a challenge to Obama as is Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton, who will reportedly depart Foggy Bottom after Defense
Secretary Robert Gates leaves his position, possibly in January.
Several top Democrats
consider Obama's chances to keep the White House in 2012 as slim and they find
it fanciful that White House policy adviser David Axelrod is moving back to
Chicago to work on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, an effort many Democratic
officials find a "fool's errand."
Obama also is disengaged
from the plight of his former Senate Democratic colleagues in the wake of their
near loss of the Senate with a much-reduced majority. There is pressure on
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to step down as Majority Leader. However,
Charles Schumer (D-NY), who has been mentioned as a replacement, reportedly has
let it be known that he will not carry Obama's water as Majority Leader and may
not want the job after all. The Majority Whip is Dick Durbin (D-IL) but he is
seen as part of the Obama Chicago Mafia and almost every Democratic senator
agrees on one thing: they do not want Durbin as their Majority Leader. Obama,
the titular head of the Democratic Party, has refused to weigh in with any
effective leadership as congressional Democrats pick up the pieces and lick
Meanwhile, a team of ex-CIA
officers are traveling the globe assembling a dossier of documents on Obama's
past, including his education, passport, travel, and residency records. The
team has scoured Kenya , Indonesia , Pakistan , and other countries collecting
documents that are not already mantained in the CIA's own files on Obama's
past. There is a possibility, according to WMR's sources, that any
"smoking gun" documents may be released while Obama is in Asia in
order to elicit a public and, perhaps, irrational enough response from the
president to prompt the public to begin raising questions about Obama's
suitability for office. Such an incident would make it easier for Biden to
begin the succession process that was previously considered when President
Richard Nixon was drinking heavily and taking prescription medication during
the final days of his administration, twice during the Ronald Reagan
administration -- after the attempted assassination and in 1987 when he
demonstrated early stages of Alzheimer's Disease, and during the Bill Clinton
administration, when Clinton's self-destructive sexual antics had Vice
President Al Gore considering taking similar steps.
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