Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei declare DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM.
The town is turning on President Obama — and this is very bad news for this White House.
Republicans have waited five years for the moment to put the screws to Obama — and they have one-third of all congressional committees on the case now. Establishment Democrats, never big fans of this president to begin with, are starting to speak out. And reporters are tripping over themselves to condemn lies, bullying and shadiness in the Obama administration.
Buy-in from all three D.C. stakeholders is an essential ingredient for a good old-fashioned Washington pile-on — so get ready for bad stories and public scolding to pile up.
Because this will magically happen without help from our Web Village Betters, who have been waiting 15 years or so to make their bones by dancing with the devil in the pale moonlight.
The Glimmer Twins here have hung the Clinton Rules sign over the door. They’re damn sure Obama is nowhere near as clever as Clinton. They’ve been waiting for him to crash and burn for five years now, and they can’t wait to put that uppity you-know-what in his place.
And yet every time our “liberal” press thinks they’ve finally got him, he turns the tables on them and keeps on winning. They want this battle, surely. They’ve been itching to rip into the guy. Now they see their chance. They’re sure they’ve got him now. What can he do to get out of this one? They see echoes of 15 years ago, back when I was a newly-minted dot-com box jockey. I thought I was invincible then, too. Then reality kicked my ass just like it kicked theirs. Big Dog walked away from the crash, the rest of us ended up with Dubya. Now they see the same opportunity. The GOP burned their brand over the last decade. It’s time to even the playing field by scorching the earth again.
Me, I’m going to bet on the guy who keeps on winning.