Should There Be Any Wonder?

Should His Fellow Dems Question The Chosen One?

Seriously, is it true that his fellow compatriots are voicing discontent on Smirky's lack of leadership in the continuing budget impasse? Lets just look at his legislative record. Whoops! You say he never really had one? That was pointed out, here and there, during the campaign and glossed over by The Lame Stream Media. Politically, one of the easiest ways to never leave a trace is to vote "Present," and Obama had it down to a fine art. But when you are the President of the United States, you need to be more than "present." Obama's short political career, upon examination, doesn't exactly give any appearance that he is a cowboy who knows how to tame The Federal Bronco.

The health care debate that lasted 18 months, his signature piece of work so far, should have been telling to his compatriots. It was brutal. When did he enter the fray? Looking back, he became actively engaged only during the last three weeks of the carnage that resulted in a monstrosity of a bill that people are still discovering the tid bits that were inserted. The budget impasse to Smirky seems like small potatoes compared to the trillion dollar plus monstrosity that has been now labeled Obamacare.

Now this isn't exactly nuclear science, this political posturing by The Smirkster. The fray is on folks. He seems content not to take the lead and why would that be? From the Stimupork bill, his energy initiatives (I question these) and lets not forget his debt commission, he has grandiose ideas but doesn't seem to want to lead and provide the necessary guidance. from a Presidential perspective. Is it any wonder from someone's whose claim to fame is being a Community Organizer in Chicago?

Joe Machin, the junior Democratic Senator from West Virginia, put it rather bluntly when he stated that Obama has "failed to lead." Well DUH. How do you lead from the third tee? As one writer put it, his fellow Democrats should get it by now. I quote, "Obama is above the fray, and alas, they are the fray." Just go back and reread the first paragraph to comprehend what is going on here. It's called the "blame game" and I see him do it quite often as time goes along. Having led many soldiers throughout the world, I'll call it what it is, "lack of leadership qualities." A true leader does more than give give a good speech off a teleprompter. There will be heat dispensed in a fray and some people are more content to have the toast toasted on others than take the lead in the fray. That's a simplified explanation I know.

Plausible deniability is the key to this whole sordid administration. Take the failed Cap and Tax legislation he proposed. It wasn't his fault it didn't pass - right? Obamacare is another shining example only that passed and the majority of Americans weren't exactly enamored with it. But can he plausibly deny his involvement if he he actually got his hands dirty during the process? There's the Catch 22 in what is going on. He was present and above the fray. What's with all the waivers now being granted to his special interests since he flourished the pen to the paper? Think it through. I shouldn't really have to answer that for you if you have an ounce of political astuteness.

Listen closely as he still hits the campaign trail complaining about how "the people in Washington" do business. Isn't he the guy who told us all that he was going to "change" that? Things never get changed when one sits above the fray. Get a clue Democratic legislators, he's talking about you too - like a dog. Better to remain aloof and let the chips fall where they may. We saw where they fell in November of 2010 and that couldn't have possibly been any of his doing. RIGHT?

Just a few thoughts and facts. Ya'll have a nice day!

The Frog

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Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA

Frog - You've pegged what is the heart of the current mess, that is that there is no heart to lead at the top. It shows the clear difference between leading and 'being in charge'. voted up.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Thanks for the kind words and the vote of confidence.


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sean kinn 5 years ago from Key West and Budapest

You should do a Hub on Smirky's current activities. He's got something going on that's distracting him, because normally an American president would be knee-deep in the beau coup ongoing crises, but he's not saying or doing much, if anything, about Japan or Libya. *Extremely* fishy. :-) (Good Hub, by the way)


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Following B.O.'s political career is a little like following a North Korean Missile. Both him and his pit bull Mike,(wife)are so disconnected it's scary.

Good job frog. Up and awesome!

jim


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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

It is possible that by 2012 he will figure out he is supposed to be in charge. With any luck at all by then it will be too late.


Stu From VT 5 years ago

Being "above the fray" as you say is putting it mildly. There have been some in D.C. who have openly said Obama should possibly be impeached on grounds of not attending to his work (too uninvolved, too many days vacation, etc.). It's certainly understandable that he may be dismayed by not having control of both houses of Congress, but this is hardly something that hasn't happened before to a president. To get things done, he's going to have to negotiate with the House. And he's really making his disconnection to reality now apparent to the general public by his lack of public commentary on what's going on in Egypt, Lybia, Japan, etc. By now people are desensitized (though of course not happy) to his lack of openness regarding domestic policy. But a complete absence of presidential visibility on major international events is a jolt that sticks out like a sore thumb with the American public. It seems the only time you hear anything from him anymore is when he can't legally avoid it (like the SOTU address). It's not so terrible for me; I don't want to listen to him anyway. But when you factor in the drubbing the Democrats took in 2010 and the weak jobs market, this is not the time to be invisible or leave Congress in gridlock, not if he wants a chance to be reelected. I can only say I'm happy he's shooting himself in the foot, because I want him back in Hawaii or Kenya by Jan. 2013.


Mary Queen 5 years ago

As usual Froggie you jumped right to the heart of the problem... Obama lacks leadership qualities! His passivity and lack of engagement is a disturbing flaw .. then again, he has been quite busy after all.. he took the time to pick his March Madness brackets, attend campaign fundraisers, WH parties, shoot hoops and play golf... come on now Froggie... the poor guy must be exhausted!

What an embarrassment this man is as our president!

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