The Amateur - Part II, Amateur Hour at the White House, Chapter 6, Drinking the Obama Kool-Aid, Chapter 7, Bungler-in-Chief Summary & Analysis

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Part II, Amateur Hour at the White House, Chapter 6, Drinking the Obama Kool-Aid, Chapter 7, Bungler-in-Chief Summary and Analysis

Chapter 6 begins with a depiction of a dinner with Obama and nine famous American historians. Obama was enjoying great popularity at the time, 2009, and wanted to know how he could become a transformational president. His goals were to quiet problems in the Middle East, bring Iran and North Korea to the bargaining table and, in domestic policy, right the financial crisis through a more equitable distribution of wealth, revolutionize healthcare and change the energy industry. The historians pointed out how hard it was for LBJ to run domestic and foreign policy at the same time, but Obama would not have any of it, as he was simply too confident in himself - narcissistic...

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