We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"We’ll See’ if Obama Can Learn on the Job — He Didn’t Have Hard Political Experience as a Gov Like Reagan Did."
Coming nearly two years into Obama's term, Brokaw's statement is "a day late and a dollar short." That Brokaw makes this statement NOW instead of three years ago, when Obama was campaigning, shows why the label Lamestream Media is well deserved.
When Obama was campaigning for the nomination, I did a comparison of job experience between Obama and Presidents who had also been US Senators. I used the following metric: VP experience, US Cabinet experience, Governor experience, military experience, House of Representatives experience.
Obama scored as none of the above. The only POTUS who had also been a US Senator who scored the same was Warren Harding. The comparison is even worse, when you consider that Harding had executive experience in running a newspaper. The only "executive experience" Obama had was as chairman of the Annenberg Challenge. Judging by the results, Obama was a total failure as chairman, because the Chicago public schools that "benefited" from Annenberg-funded research did no better than schools that received no Annenberg funding.
You get what you pay for, Mr. Brokaw. No thanks to you and the Lamestream Media.
Meant to say the House "gets it" in my previous post...sorry.
As to mudbug's post, why are we tolerating these so-called "journalists" who haven't a clue beyond reading to the public. I am very afraid that my grandchildren and their generation are growing up believing this info as fact.
jma ... We are indeed getting some low temps [for us] this week, but nothing like our friends in the snowy North. Had a freeze last night, but the thermometer bounced back up again. The only comfort we have is knowing that this is the start of a new Little Ice Age, and the whole globe is going to cool down. Not to worry though. It'll only last about 200 years, and then the world will welcome global warming again. Fortunately, I suspect all of the greenie meanies will have passed on by then and maybe a saner world will result.
Most of the commenters on TheBlaze, and here as well, are misinterpreting Brokaw's comments. At no point does Brokaw use the phrase "learn on the job," which appears in the misleading headline that's posted above the video clip. That's because Brokaw is talking about Obama's political skills, not his administrative experience, qualifications, or skills to be the nation's chief executive. When Brokaw refers to the difficulties Clinton faced during his stint as Arkansas governor and Reagan's experience in California politics, he is arguing that both men learned how to face POLITICAL adversity and to recover from POLITICAL setbacks. Obama, he says, has never faced similar POLITICAL defeat until the recent election of this past November. Whether Obama can find ways to recover from this POLITICAL setback as successfully as Clinton and Reagan did from theirs, Brokaw says, remains to be seen.