Inside White House Joke POTUS nickname ‘Obam-me’

President Obama has a new nickname among his White House Staffers 'Obam-me'
President Obama has a new nickname among his White House Staffers 'Obam-me'

White House staffers have adopted a new and unflattering nickname for their boss: “Obam-me,” Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan says she heard in chats with a few senators.

President Obama has a new nickname among his White House Staffers 'Obam-me'
President Obama has a new nickname among his White House Staffers ‘Obam-me’

And how did the staffers come up with that name?

“Because it’s all about him and his big thoughts,” Noonan writes in a column. “I guess the second-term team is not quite as adoring as the first.”

Noonan, a former speechwriter for Ronald Reagan, joins a wide swath of Republicans who have complained about the president’s apparent self-absorption.

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Noonan At the Wall Street Journal clarified:

This week I spoke to a few U.S. senators about the meaning of the Syria drama. They were a mix—some had given supportive soundings early on; all had been taken aback by the public reaction, the wave of calls and emails. There was gossip. Apparently some White House staffers have a new nickname for the president: “Obam-me,” because it’s all about him and his big thoughts. I guess the second-term team is not quite as adoring as the first.

Two senators spoke of their worry about what the Syria mess—the threat, the climb down, the lunge at a lifeline, the face-saving interviews—signaled to the world about U.S. credibility. If an American president says there’s a red line and the red line is crossed, there can be no question: America must act. No one said this but I think I correctly inferred a suggestion that the American people may not be willing right now to appreciate the fact that in a world full of bad guys the indispensable nation must show it is serious.

It seems to me U.S. credibility is a key issue in the Syria drama, but the problem is not that the U.S. public is newly unconcerned with it. The problem is that the public now sees the issue of U.S. credibility very differently from the way many lawmakers understand it.

For weeks I’ve been going back in my mind to a talk I had with a deeply accomplished, America-loving foreign policy expert. He too felt credibility was at issue. He said the other leaders of the world are no longer certain we are a great military power. I started to answer but someone joined us and the conversation turned. But I wanted to say no, the world thinks we are a great military power. They know all about the missiles and tanks and satellites, they’ve seen our soldiers. They know our might. The world is no longer certain we are a great nation, which is a different problem.

Via WSJ

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