Sunday, September 26, 2010

Boehner Talks Obama Listens

Back in late August, Republican leader, my Congressman and a Great American -- John Boehner -- (also known as the Right Knight of Congress) gave a speech in Cleveland (of all places) in which he suggested that President Obama ought to fire his economic team. (CBS: "Boehner to Obama: Fire Your Economic Team")  This speech was so devastating that the President travelled to Cleveland (of all places) himself to deliver what was billed as a retort.  (Politico: "Cleveland speech billed as retort")  For all intents and purposes, the President's strategy backfired and the White House elevated the profile of the man who is most likely to be the next Speaker of the House.  (CBS: "John Boehner Enjoys White House Spotlight")

What was the main talking point from the Boehner speech?  That Obama should fire his economic advisers.  (The Hill: "Obama should fire his economic advisors -- Rep. John Boehner")In the last month, news has trickled out that Obama's economic advisers are indeed leaving.

Larry Summers -- AP: "Obama aide's exit could be prelude to more changes" -- Director of the National Economic Council

Christina Romer -- WSJ: "Leaving the Administration"  -- Council of Economic Advisers

Peter Orszag -- Washington Post: "Orszag to resign as White House budget director, source says" -- White House budget director

Herb Allison -- WSJ: "Leaving the Administration"  -- Assistant Secretary at Department of Treasury

Steve Ratner -- WSJ: "Leaving the Administration"  -- "Car Czar"

Of course, the chief architect of the Summer of Recovery, Treasury Secretary Tim "Turbo Tax" Geithner still has a job, but that's only a matter of time.