The New Obama Narrative: Epic Incompetence. As I said two years ago on Facebook, before the election, this president is likely to earn the distinction of being the worst performer in-office of all time, and that conclusion does not necessarily require an ideological perspective. He’s not even good at being a progressive! To call him ineffectual or Carteresque would be too generous. And now, as Charles Krauthammer has noted, we’ve heard the most absurd excuse for inaction of all time: Obama says that he learned about the VA scandal from media reports, even though he’s been working on it for six years! Wait, did Biden write that?