What were his qualifications, exactly?
It wasn’t his understanding of unemployment.
After reading his prepared remarks on the economy at a window manufacturer on Friday, President Obama sought to take some photos with workers when a pool reporter caught up with him and asked him to explain the connection between the drop in the unemployment rate and the lower-than-expected number of jobs added in December.
Obama's response, according to the pool:
"You know, you've got to talk to Austan Goolsbee. That's his job."
It also wasn’t his understanding of the middle class. He had this to say about departing Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
"He's had a six-year stretch now where basically he's been going 24/7 with relatively modest pay," Obama told The New York Times.
Modest pay. $172,000. How does he manage to survive on that?
Besides, I thought an annual income of $250,000 meant you were rich? That’s what the Democrats told us for months during the tax debates.
Our President has a serious case of foot-in-mouth disease, and what’s worse, apparently his advisors are just as dumb as he is, or they’d keep him from making all these unforced errors.
Gives you great confidence in their ability to handle the bigger issues, doesn’t it?