The president’s self-description on his Asia trip as a man trying to hit singles and doubles, along with the occasional homer, drew a stinging rebuke from Maureen Dowd. The New York Times columnist’s message:
“You are the American president. And the American president should not perpetually use the word ‘eventually.’
And he should not set a tone of resignation with references to this being a relay race and say he’s willing to take ‘a quarter of a loaf or half a loaf,’ and muse that things may not come ‘to full fruition on your timetable.’
When you lose Maureen Dowd, the ultra-liberal columnist for the New York Times, you know you are in trouble.
Mr. Obama is also losing two more of his once ardent supporters.
The New York Times reporter David Brooks questioned Obama’s manhood in the Middle East, and Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank called the president’s Asia trip aimless and said he didn’t project much of anything.
And he is even losing Captain America.
A New York Times piece says the new movie is set against the backdrop of an infiltrated U.S. government with evil assassins and killer drones--inspired, the director says, by "the same sort of questions Barack Obama has to address."
"What many screenwriters, novelists and visual artists have seized on is not an inspirational story of the first black president. Instead they have found more compelling story lines in the bleaker, morally fraught parts of Mr. Obama’s legacy."
Too much back-pedaling, apologizing to the world, leading from behind, perpetual vacations and just plain laziness has put the President at odds with a host of his former ardent supporters.