Those of us who did not slurp the koolaid at the Fountain of O foresaw this coming in 2008. There were those of us who already saw Chicago Jesus for what he truly was, nothing more then an Empty Headed Empty Suit full of Empty Promises, but NOOOO, you didn’t listen and look where we are now….
INEFFECTUAL, invisible, unable to honour pledges and now blamed for letting Gaddafi off the hook. Why Obama’s gone from ‘Yes we can’ to ‘Er, maybe we shouldn’t’...
Let us cast our minds back to those remarkable days in November 2008 when the son of a Kenyan goatherd was elected to the White House. It was a bright new dawn – even brighter than the coming of the Kennedys and their new Camelot. JFK may be considered as being from an ethnic and religious minority – Irish and Catholic – but he was still very rich and very white. Barack Obama, by contrast, was a true breakthrough president. The world would change because obviously America had changed.
Obama’s campaign slogan was mesmerizingly simple and brimming with self-belief: “Yes we can.” His presidency, however, is turning out to be more about “no we won’t.” Even more worryingly, it seems to be very much about: “Maybe we can… do what, exactly?“ The world feels like a dangerous place when leaders are seen to lack certitude but the only thing President Obama seems decisive about is his indecision. What should the US do about Libya? What should the US do about the Middle East in general? What about the country’s crippling debts? What is the US going to do about Afghanistan, about Iran?
What is President Obama doing about anything? The most alarming answer – your guess is as good as mine – is also, frankly, the most accurate one. What the President is not doing is being clear, resolute and pro-active, which is surely a big part of his job description. This is what he has to say about the popular uprising in Libya: “Gaddafi must go.” At least, that was his position on March 3.
I would like to point out that…
* A leader should INSPIRE his/her people to great achievements. Not tear them down or try to do it all himself to feed his/her ego.
* A leader should ENABLE his/her followers and then get out of their way so that they can achieve greatness, not micro-manage and obstruct.
* A leader should help his/her followers build their own VISION of a better future and inspire them to get there, not impose his/her own limited vision on them.
* A leader does not tell his/her followers what to do, he or she FACILITATES their actions.
* But most of all, a leader must BELIEVE in his/her cause, His/her country.
Obama has never, not once, demonstrated ANY of these qualities or abilities.
America has now accepted the fact the First Golfer will never be there for his people...unless there's a tee time in the offing. He's kind of like an absentee father, coming and going with no real purpose other than change clothes for another vacation.
Never in living memory has a President been so unconcerned with his nation, despite the worst economy and outlook since 1933. He simply believes it will all work itself out, as in his Chicago days, and he can swoop in and claim credit.
There is absoultely no chance of his reelection in 2012. Not if he cured cancer, paid off the national debt, and even pretended to care for 24 hours. His legacy througout America is sealed, even by his most avid supporters. The same avid supporters who would like to ask him about his leaderless leadership- they simply can't find him...anywhere.
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My suggestion: Call the pro shops at Washington D.C.'s best prviate golf courses (he only plays private golf you know) when he's know to tee up just after a longggg lunch.