First Gordon Brown Now Barack Obama
One of the most striking similarities between the former regime of Gordon Brown in Britain and the current regime of Barack Obama in the USA is the bunker mentality displayed by both men in times of crisis, for times of crisis read when they don’t get their own way.
Last year while Obama was still riding high on a wave of Liberal bullshit, Obama said Gordon Browns regime had the smell of death about it. Now times have changed and Obama has more than the smell of death about his regime.
The Obama White House is in full bunker mode.
Don’t believe me? Here’s the definition of “bunker mentality from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Allusions:
In politics, a “bunker mentality” is an embattled frame of mind, often accompanied by an aggrieved sense of being unfairly under attack. The term is most often applied to American Presidents who suffer political reverses and assume a surly, defensive posture – all critics are enemies; if you’re not for us you’re against us; etc.
Sound familiar? Replace American Presidents with Gordon Brown and you have one of an endless number of stories about Brown in his bunker.
Unfortunately as the President was explaining that he was in total, constant, full-immersion control of all aspects of the oil spill, he had to admit he wasn’t at all clear about the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of the woman he had appointed to oversee the Minerals Management Service which had occurred shortly before the presser began.
A Gordon Brown and Glenys Kinnock moment.
Then, to show how really tough they are, the White House wrote a letter for the Federal on-scene coordinator, Rear Adm. James A. Watson, to sign which said: “BP shall provide the plans for these parallel, continuous, and contingency collection processes, including an implementation timeline, within 72 hours of receiving this letter.”
I was on John King’s CNN program the next evening and I asked, “Or what? What if BP comes back and says, ‘This is our plan. There’s no other plan.’ Then what?”
Obama like Gordon Brown will prove to be a major disaster for the US and like Brown Obama is a one term Leader.