Friday, March 18, 2011

No Drama Obama - Reluctent President

It is apparently one thing to win the Presidency and quite another thing to be the President of the United States, the leader of the free world. During the last few months, Socialist President Obama has been missing in action and or very slow to respond to both national and world events. We see revolts in the Middle East. Obama insisted that Hosni Mubarak, the President of Egypt, step down. Mubarak was our long time friend and ally, easily bribed to do our bidding. Yet, when Obama had a chance to move quickly and decisively to depose Moamar Qaddafi, guilty of Terrorism against the United States, the President was too slow to move. What is happening in the Middle East is a real threat to the security of the United States, yet Obama does not seem to have a coherent policy regarding the uprisings there.

And, while Japan, our long time ally has suffered a devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis, that will ultimately impact Americans in many ways, Obama went golfing and chose to coach his daughter's basketball team instead of implementing a highly visible crisis management team to deal with the disaster. Finally, President Obama is no where to be found related to working with Congress to cut spending in a meaningful way to achieve a federal budget for 2010. As such, the best they can do is running the government by continuing resolutions.

President Obama, the college professor and community organizer, appears to be the reluctant President afraid to make a decision one way or another. Remember, as a state legislator, he often voted Present rather than Yes or No. Obama appears paralyzed when confronted with tough decisions. It is pretty clear that Obama cannot deal with conflict, apparently hoping that it will just go away. The only problem is that Obama, as President of the United States is the Commander and Chief. As such, he is the only guy elected to deal with the problems we face on the world stage.

Obviously, President Obama is the wrong guy for the job. One can only imagine how Obama would have reacted to 9/11. It is actually pretty scary. And, it could lead to a disaster for the United States because an indecisive President can cause other tin horn dictators around the world to miscalculate. President Nixon used to say that the world needs to believe that the President of the United States is just crazy enough to push the button so that we will never have to push the button. Obama took the button off the table when he stated early in his Presidency that the United States would never be first to push the button. In making that statement, he endangered the national security of the United States.

Obama, proves daily that he is ill prepared to be the President of the United States. Maybe this is the reason why Hillary Clinton has announced that she will not serve a second term as Secretary of State should Obama be elected. Clearly, the Clinton's do not want to be associated with an ineffective President who is bankrupting our country. We do need to make Obama a one term President in 2012. That's for sure.

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