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“Hope and Change” was Obama’s campaign slogan in the 2008 campaign. My question was this: “What did we want to change?” The only things I could get out of his messages was that he was going to take things away from people. Certain people were making too much money. He wanted to restrict and tax these people. And with that message he implied that those lower on the totem pole were somehow going to benefit.
Well, where are they now with the real unemployment rate above 16% (MSN Reports). Estimates range as high as 28% (Daily Finance Poll). During the Great Depression the unemployment rate reached 24.9% (Answers.com). Will we look back on this period as a depression?
The Truth Is Coming Out
The public is finally catching on to who Barack Obama really is. A man with no experience running anything. It was unrealistic to believe that he could run the most powerful nation in the world.
Mr. Obama could protest that his swift and sudden fall from grace is no fault of his. He had been a blank slate, and the devotees had projected onto him their hopes and dreams. His victory had not been the triumph of policies he had enunciated in great detail. He had never run anything in his entire life. He had a scant public record, but oddly this worked to his advantage. – Fouad Ajami – Wall Street Journal – 9-11-2010
Obama is running out of time to pass on the blame. And the public is finally realizing that they are the only ones to blame for putting this man in office. Mr. Ahami concludes his WSJ article very appropriately:
There is a widespread sense of unstated embarrassment that a political majority, if only for a moment, fell for the promise of an untested redeemer—a belief alien to the temperament of this so practical and sober a nation. – WSJ
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The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming The American Dream was published in October of 2006. In it he states: “I can’t help but view the American experience through the lens of a black man of mixed heritage, forever mindful of how generations of people who looked like me were subjugated and stigmatized.”
Dreams from My Father : A Story of Race and Inheritance was published in January of 2007. From the annotation: “Obama, the son of a white American mother and a black African father, writes an elegant and compelling biography that powerfully articulates America’s racial battleground and tells of his search for his place in black America.”
Writing Books or Working For The People?
These books were written while he was serving as a US Senator. Where was he focused? Was he interested in working as a Senator or writing books about racism in America?
I suspect that some readers may find my presentation of these issues to be insufficiently balanced. To this accusation, I stand guilty as charged. I am a Democrat, after all; my views on most topics correspond more closely to the editorial pages of the New York Times than those of the Wall Street Journal. I am angry about policies that consistently favor the wealthy and powerful over average Americans, and insist that government has an important role in opening up opportunity to all. I believe in evolution, scientific inquiry, and global warming; I believe in free speech, whether politically correct or politically incorrect, and I am suspicious of using government to impose anybody’s religious beliefs–including my own–on nonbelievers. Furthermore, I am a prisoner of my own biography: I can’t help but view the American experience through the lens of a black man of mixed heritage, forever mindful of how generations of people who looked like me were subjugated and stigmatized, and the subtle and not so subtle ways that race and class continue to shape our lives.” – from the prologue of The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming The American Dream
A man who expels the portrait of Winston Churchill from the White House and calls off prosecution of racists who hindered voters in the 2008 election is not your typical American.
What have we gotten ourselves into?
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Obama’s Lack Of Leadership Experience Is Showing
Barack Obama’s lacking in leadership capabilities continues to present itself. Concerning the BP oil spill in his June 15, 2010 oval office address, Obama states: “But the one approach I will not accept is inaction.” But Obama’s inaction is what stands out in the time it took him to approach BP about the oil spill problem. But, there may be a reason for that delay. BP gave $3.5 million to federal candidates with “the largest chunk of their money going to Obama.” (Click here for our May 6th blog on that issue).
Our nation needs a president who is a true leader. And a true leader would have contacted Tony Hayward, BPs CEO, early in the crisis and learned what actions were being taken. A true leader would have spoken to the CEO directly during the meeting at the White House. A true leader would keep in contact with him on a daily basis.
“Obama met for 20 minutes with the group of BP executives, then individually in the Oval Office for another 25 minutes with Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg… BP CEO Tony Hayward did not have any direct one-on-one contact with President Obama during Wednesday’s White House meeting.” –CNN.
Our president doesn’t know difference between the roll of the board chairman vs. that of the CEO. It’s doubtful that Obama and his staff learned all that they needed to from the BP staff in the 45 minutes of contact time they had with them. And it is probably a safe bet that the administration did most of the talking during the meeting. In which case, they probably didn’t learn anything. This is eerily familiar to the lack of contact Obama has had with our military leadership overseas.
God forbid we interrupt his golf game.
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Would You Hire This Man To Run Your Company?
Barack Obama’s resume can be viewed at http://cdn.theladders.net/static/pdf/Senator_Obama_Resume.pdf. Take a look at it. An objective look. Take out all of the hog wash elements like “spearheaded,” “co-sponsored,” “first to recognize”, “facilitated,” “championed and supported”. What does that leave you with? Very little.
Huck Huckabee’s Challenge To Obama Supporters
Take the resume above, the information available from Wikipedia, or any other credible source and create a resume that would entice a board of directors of a major business or organization to hire this man as it’s CEO. Many of us would like to see it.
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