Just days before David Axelrod (Chief Advisor to Obama) was to leave the building, Carol Browner, Obama’s chief advisor on energy and climate matters, announced that she is leaving! Another one bites the dust! So how many significant Obama appointees have decided (voluntarily or otherwise) to escape to “other opportunities” as the Obama administration tries to convince the American public that they are transitioning to a more moderate course for the country? Oh, where to begin! Larry Summers (Nat’l Economic Council), Peter Orszag (Off. of Mgt & Budget Director), Rham Emanuel (Chief of Staff), Christine Romer (Economic Advisor) and Robert Gibbs (Press Secretary) get us off to a good start!
Adding to the list: Gen. James Jones (National Sec. Advisor); Glenn Fine (Justice Dept. Inspector General); Greg Craig (WH Lawyer); and Ellen Moran (Communications Director). There are several others, but let’s end this list with “Mr. Green Jobs” Van Jones.
Do these resignations signal a shift from the far left agenda that has been the hallmark of Obama’s first two years in office? Has Obama really listened to the message that the mid-term elections sent loud and clear? It is too early to tell. I think his strategy is to make us “believe” he has heard us. But, I am a cynic! I think this is part of a longer term “shell game” where the progressive left will hide the ball from view! However, the USS Obama is definitely taking on water and starting to list (a little to the right, maybe); and the rats are looking for a place to run!
Come on GOP, come up with a candidate other than the unelectable Palin and Romney! The GOP must find a fresh face to defeat Obama in 2012! The race has begun!!!!!!!!!!
P.S As a reminder, Axelrod is not leaving Obama’s service; he will be directing the re-election campaign of Obama for the 2012 election. Let’s hope he fails miserably at his new task!