BET Wire: An Ally Calls Out Obama's Leadership Skills

Even his "friends" are questioning the way POTUS leads.

In Case You Missed It - Republicans leave President Obama scratching his head; Ben Carson kind of blames the spread of measles on immigrants; one lawmaker thinks it's OK if your food service worker doesn't wash his hands after a bathroom break ? and more. ? Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)

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In Case You Missed It - President Obama's "allies" accuse him of weak leadership and respondents in a national poll agree; a Republican congressional candidate uses footage from the beheading of an American journalist in a campaign ad; a second Black congressional district must be redrawn; and more. —Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)

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The Worm Turns - Leon Panetta, who served as CIA director and Defense Secretary under Obama, is taking aim at the president while promoting his new book, Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace. "For the first four years, and the time I spent there, I thought [Obama] was a strong leader on security issues. But these last two years, I think he kind of lost his way,” in an interview with USA Today on Oct. 6. The next day, in an interview with Fox News's Bill O'Reilly, he said, “We govern by leadership or crisis, and I think that today we are governing by crisis.”  (Photo: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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Bad News Polls - A new IBD/TIPP survey released on Oct. 7 had really bad news for Obama: 53 percent said that his presidency has been a failure. In addition, The Hill reports, just 43 percent said they would vote for him again.(Photo: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Obola? - Conservative author Dinesh D?Souza is comparing the Ebola outbreak to Obama's father. "Which is a more dangerous infection: Ebola, or the dreams from his father?" he tweeted, which led to the emergence of a new hashtag, #Obola. D'Souza has made a career out of bizarre, right-wing conspiracy theories. He was recently sentenced to eight months of non-prison confinement for breaking federal campaign finance laws.   (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Obola? - Conservative author Dinesh D’Souza is comparing the Ebola outbreak to Obama's father. "Which is a more dangerous infection: Ebola, or the dreams from his father?" he tweeted, which led to the emergence of a new hashtag, #Obola. D'Souza has made a career out of bizarre, right-wing conspiracy theories. He was recently sentenced to eight months of non-prison confinement for breaking federal campaign finance laws. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Blew It - Former President Jimmy Carter has joined the chorus of people blaming Obama for not acting swiftly enough to curb the growth of ISIS. "[We] waited too long. We let the Islamic State build up its money, capability and strength and weapons while it was still in Syria,? he said in an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Carter also said that Obama's foreign policy in the region is hard to grasp. ?I noticed that two of his secretaries of defense, after they got out of office, were very critical of the lack of positive action on the part of the president,? he said. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Blew It - Former President Jimmy Carter has joined the chorus of people blaming Obama for not acting swiftly enough to curb the growth of ISIS. "[We] waited too long. We let the Islamic State build up its money, capability and strength and weapons while it was still in Syria,” he said in an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Carter also said that Obama's foreign policy in the region is hard to grasp. “I noticed that two of his secretaries of defense, after they got out of office, were very critical of the lack of positive action on the part of the president,” he said. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Desperate Measures - Ret. Air Force Lt. Colonel Wendy Rogers, who hopes to unseat freshman Congresswoman Krysten Sinema (D-Arizona) is using video footage of the moments leading up to the beheading of American journalist James Foley in a campaign ad. Her goal is to make viewers think Sinema is soft on terror, but others may think that Rogers has gone too far. Foley's family in August requested that people honor their son by not watching or sharing the video.(Photo: Wendy Rogers via Youtube)

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Desperate Measures - Ret. Air Force Lt. Colonel Wendy Rogers, who hopes to unseat freshman Congresswoman Krysten Sinema (D-Arizona) is using video footage of the moments leading up to the beheading of American journalist James Foley in a campaign ad. Her goal is to make viewers think Sinema is soft on terror, but others may think that Rogers has gone too far. Foley's family in August requested that people honor their son by not watching or sharing the video.(Photo: Wendy Rogers via Youtube)

Nothing But Love - Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney hit the Utah campaign trail for U.S. House candidate Mia Love, who is making her second bid to serve in Congress. If elected in November, the former Sarasota Springs mayor would become the lower chamber's first Black Republican woman. "I'm convinced she's not just going to be a congresswoman," Romney said. "She's going to be a great congresswoman" (Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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Nothing But Love - Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney hit the Utah campaign trail for U.S. House candidate Mia Love, who is making her second bid to serve in Congress. If elected in November, the former Sarasota Springs mayor would become the lower chamber's first Black Republican woman. "I'm convinced she's not just going to be a congresswoman," Romney said. "She's going to be a great congresswoman" (Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

At Risk - Just as the Congressional Black Caucus prepares to welcome a record number of members in January, a second district is at risk. A federal court has struck down Virginia's one Black-majority district represented by Rep. Bobby Scott since 1993. The 2-1 ruling mandated that the district must be redrawn by April 1, 2015. Florida Rep. Corrine Brown's district lines also are being redrawn. (Photo: Bill Clark/Roll Call via Getty Images)

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At Risk - Just as the Congressional Black Caucus prepares to welcome a record number of members in January, a second district is at risk. A federal court has struck down Virginia's one Black-majority district represented by Rep. Bobby Scott since 1993. The 2-1 ruling mandated that the district must be redrawn by April 1, 2015. Florida Rep. Corrine Brown's district lines also are being redrawn. (Photo: Bill Clark/Roll Call via Getty Images)

How Convenient - Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) has voted dozens of times to repeal Obamacare. Now he wants to use the president's signature domestic legislation to prevent a national outbreak of Ebola in the United States. ?Two billion dollars washes into the Secretary?s offices of Health and Human Services for her to use, do whatever she wishes,? he said during an appearance on 660AM?s Mark Davis Show, Think Progress reports. ?But how about we take these $2 billion and we fight this darn disease?? (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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How Convenient - Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) has voted dozens of times to repeal Obamacare. Now he wants to use the president's signature domestic legislation to prevent a national outbreak of Ebola in the United States. “Two billion dollars washes into the Secretary’s offices of Health and Human Services for her to use, do whatever she wishes,” he said during an appearance on 660AM’s Mark Davis Show, Think Progress reports. “But how about we take these $2 billion and we fight this darn disease?” (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Turn Out for What? - Lil Jon and Lena Dunham, creator of the HBO series Girls, appear with a group of other celebrities in a video they hope will rock young voters to the polls. "Turn Out for What" is a riff on the rapper's hit "Turn Down for What," and in it he says the issue that inspires him to vote is the legalization of marijuana. 'Lil Lena' says reproductive rights is her issue, but keeps mum on whether Shoshana and Ray will get together in her series' fourth season. (Photo: Rock The Vote via YouTube)

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Turn Out for What? - Lil Jon and Lena Dunham, creator of the HBO series Girls, appear with a group of other celebrities in a video they hope will rock young voters to the polls. "Turn Out for What" is a riff on the rapper's hit "Turn Down for What," and in it he says the issue that inspires him to vote is the legalization of marijuana. 'Lil Lena' says reproductive rights is her issue, but keeps mum on whether Shoshana and Ray will get together in her series' fourth season. (Photo: Rock The Vote via YouTube)