Kirsten Powers: "Obama Tends To Surround Himself With People Who Suck Up To Him," "Kool-Aid Drinkers"

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Kirsten Powers slammed President Obama and the people he surrounds himself during a discussion of a possible cabinet shakeup on Thursday's broadcast of FOX News' Outnumbered.

"Is it fair to blame the staff? He's the one who hired all these people," Powers said. "I think that the president tends to surround himself with people who suck up to him."

"I really think that he is the problem, I don't think it's the staff," the FOX News contributor said.

"He claims that he had this idea like Lincoln that he was all going to have all these people that are going to be disagreeing with each other, but I don't think he really has that. I think he has a lot of sort of Kool-Aid drinkers who think everything he does is right," she said.

"I think he needs to be able to have people there to confront him," Powers added.

KIRSTEN POWERS: There is an argument to be made that maybe the problem is the president, right? Is it fair to blame the staff? He's the one who hired all these people.

SANDRA SMITH, FOX NEWS: Isn't one of the big questions is whether or not he's even listening to the people that he's employed to be at his side. You talk about business leaders that he supposedly is listening to, and the business world is rather messed up right now. You talk about military leaders who have said things that he has ignored in this crisis with ISIS. I could -- the list could go on, Ebola, that complaint has been out there. But if the argument is to put more energy in there, Kirsten, we'll employ you with that question, how do we do it?

KIRSTEN POWERS: Well, I don't know. I really think that he is the problem, I don't think it's the staff. And even, you know, John Kerry actually hasn't been there that long. He shouldn't be that tired. I think that the president tends to surround himself with people who suck up to him, you know? And he doesn't -- he claims that he had this idea like Lincoln that he was all going to have all these people that are going to be disagreeing with each other, but I don't think he really has that. I think he has a lot of sort of Kool-Aid drinkers who think everything he does is right and I think he needs to be able to have people there to confront him.

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