Monthly Archives: August 2011
It’s enlightening when you read an article that does give you a perspective (and a justification, not a mere excuse) to reflect Obama’s total acknowledgment of his lack of leadership, reveal his frustration sitting on the “hot seat” and be a leader of the free nation. By a mere paragraph of his message in Michigan, it’s quite evident that the lack of executive experience and nothing related to run even a small business.
Sarah Palin has done both at the same time-as Alaska’s governor and their private fishing business.
Here’s the tidbit:
After once again blaming the economic slowdown on (among other things) the Arab Spring and the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, Mr. Obama said this (emphasis mine):
Unfortunately, what we’ve seen in Washington the last few months has been the worst kind of partisanship, the worst kind of gridlock — and that gridlock has undermined public confidence and impeded our efforts to take the steps we need for our economy…. This downgrade you’ve been reading about could have been entirely avoided if there had been a willingness to compromise in Congress. See, it didn’t happen because we don’t have the capacity to pay our bills — it happened because Washington doesn’t have the capacity to come together and get things done. It was a self-inflicted wound. That’s why people are frustrated. Maybe you hear it in my voice — that’s why I’m frustrated. Because you deserve better. You guys deserve better.
Mr. Obama then added,
“The only thing preventing these bills from being passed is the refusal of some folks in Congress to put the country ahead of party. There are some in Congress right now who would rather see their opponents lose than see America win.”
via Barack Obama’s Emotional State of Mind. Talk about burden:
About these comments several things can be said, starting with this: There is something highly unusual in watching a president call attention to his own impotence. The president is declaring to the world that he is simply too weak to govern. Not only that, he wants all of America to know that he’s darn frustrated about it. You can even hear it in his voice. The president is frustrated that on his watch, and for the first time in history, America’s credit rating has been downgraded. He’s frustrated that the economy is getting worse rather than better. He’s frustrated taxes aren’t higher. He’s frustrated that his stewardship led to one of the worst mid-term election repudiations in history. And he’s frustrated that he’s overseeing what many people worry is the decline of the American empire.
Why people cannot associate jobs with private enterprise and corporations when 600 of them (for example) get laid off? And those jobs don’t include the jobs lost by small businesses that thrive by being located near those offices-provide food, leisure and even daycare! These small businesses have to cut staff precisely because Big Government is in the way.
We want to fire Obama in 2012 but gloom and doom must not prevail. We need to focus on the positive, what we can do and the potential to help those back on their feet, get jobs and harness the potential to bring back private enterprises and corporations that have left us for cheap labor and high taxes.
President Obama, time to handle the reins to Palin. This quote out of the whole article is precisely what Palin has, you don’t have and the worst part of it, is that NONE of the presidential candidates are-quite optimistic about America’s future, despite the rough path ahead.
Palin’s optimism and positive energy is what moves the masses and the media, not mere talking points. We saw that in Ames, Iowa. The media won’t talk openly about a positive way to get out of this mess, except for FOX News, economy experts and conservative blogs.