Hope his male ego isn’t hurt.
When Tina Brown was Newsweek’s editor, a magazine cover heralded the “Obama Conquest.” Now he’s just the creep in the corner office who keeps women nervous.
As polling data displayed by host Joe Scarborough showed, the party that’s putting basically all its bets on convincing voters again that Republicans are waging a “war on women” is simply not getting the traction it needs among those same women to overcome its declining popularity among men in crucial Senate races.
One reason for that? Barack Obama and the atmosphere of insecurity bred from incompetence that surrounds his administration, whether it’s jobs at home or terrorism abroad, Brown said. And that atmosphere is hurting his party’s efforts to woo women voters.
“I think they’re feeling unsafe,” Brown said. “They feel unsafe, economically. They’re feeling unsafe with regard to ISIS. They’re feeling unsafe about Ebola. What they’re feeling unsafe about is the government response to different crises.”
But it’s not just external events that are bothering women, Brown said. “No Drama Obama” himself might be just a little too cool for his own good – at least as far as women are concerned.
“I think they’re beginning to feel a bit that Obama’s like that guy in the corner office who’s too cool for school,” Brown said. “Calls a meeting, says this has to change, doesn’t put anything in place to make sure it does change. Then it goes wrong and he’s blaming everybody.”
Brown’s the British-born liberal who probably helped finish off the near-dead Newsweek by covering an American presidency like it was the royal family, so she would never go as far as being entirely accurate about Obama. But she was close.
There’s a word for guys who hide out in their offices; bark at underlings while barking at underlings, then, worst of all, blame everyone around them when those promises aren’t kept.
The word is “weak,” and women don’t like it any more than men do.
Not even Democrat women.
Check out the “Morning Joe” interview here, via MSNBC.
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