Tina Brown Bops Obama: 'Aloof', Not 'Lovable'

Et tu, Tina?  Has Maureen Dowd, by her scalding column this weekend, signaled to fellow liberals that it's OK to rap President Obama?   Dowd portrayed Obama as lazy, nihilistic, removed and self-absorbed.  Now comes Brown on today's Morning Joe, calling Obama "aloof" and not "lovable."

Daily Beast editor Brown made her comments in the context of criticizing Obama's decision to stay out of Wisconsin, not deigning to come to the aid of Tom Barrett, the Dem candidate looking to unseat Republican Governor Scott Walker in today's recall election. View the video after the jump.



Watch Brown take a pretty good whack at President Obama.

Note: while this criticism was much more pointed, it wasn't the first time Brown has made a less-than-flattering comment about Obama.  As we noted here, back in November Brown opined that Obama "doesn't like his job."

TINA BROWN: This is a personal race too, isn't it? Because there are so many, I mean, the GOP leadership is cheesehead HQ, right?  I mean, there are all these ex-Wisconsin people in the GOP leadership.  And it seems to me that Obama not going there was just another one of those, kind of, little aloof statements of his that just isn't very lovable.

MIKA BRZEZINSKI:  But it was maybe clear that it wasn't going well. 

Mark Finkelstein
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