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Obama The Coward

Updated on September 2, 2011

Once again, I’m reminded why a man with zero credentials should never have become President. You have to ask yourself “can this man be any more of a coward? How many times do we have to hear about this guy's complete lack of understanding on how to be presidential? In his latest escapade, President Barack Obama caved in on a proposed regulation standard for ozone standards; bowing down once again to the Republicans. Surprise, surprise! Oh but don’t worry for you die hard Obama fans out there he got his big mug on the television as usual to let us know he “will continue to stand with the hardworking men and women at the EPA as they strive every day to hold polluters accountable and protect our families from harmful pollution,". What a joke this guy is.

His latest cowering is one of many since he has been in office. He has been slapped around by John Boehner. He backed down to releasing photos of the supposed death of Bin Laden. He backed down to the banking industry. He backed down on budget cuts. I could go on for a few days on all of the things this man has backed down on. It seems the only thing he does not back down on is threatening senior citizens, current service members, and military veterans.

Love him or hate him people want to see a President that has a backbone. Most Americans and people from around the world either didn’t like George W Bush from the beginning or they hated him by the end of his presidency. But how many times did you hear “he may not be that smart, but at least he sticks to his guns”?

According to Fred Greenstein’s book, The Qualities That Bear on Presidential Performance , there are 6 things that make a great President. They are public communication, organizational capacity, political skill, vision, cognitive style, and emotional intelligence.

Let’s see, public communication. I have to give Obama that one, he is right up there with Hitler when it comes to lying to his people and have them rallying behind their leader.

Organizational capacity: I would say he has done a decent enough job organizing his administration effectively.

Political skill: He fails miserably on this one. It would help if he actually had some experience.

Vision: This one is tricky. He won the election by giving us a visual oh how he was going to make this country great again. Too bad he did not follow through on any of his promises.

Cognitive skill: I would have to say Obama aces this one. He can memorize what others tell him to say. Well either that or he is good at reading a teleprompter.

Emotional intelligence: I would say he has a decent amount of control at this one.

What do you think? Do you agree with me that this President does not have a backbone?

Is Obama a coward?

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    • daskittlez69 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from midwest

      Thanks for stopping by Cogerson. I have to agree with you, I don't want to vote for Obama or Romney. My favorite one that was running was Ron Paul, but he was a little extreme on some of his views.

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      6 years ago from Virginia

      An interesting political rant.....I am not a fan of Obama at all.....but the sad part I am not a fan of Romney where does that leave me and probably many many more voters. I am from Virginia so I am getting all the negative ads from both makes both seem so bad.

      When looking at the 6 traits of a good President...public communication, organizational capacity, political skill, vision, cognitive style, and emotional intelligence....I do not give either good marks. Voted up and interesting.

    • daskittlez69 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from midwest

      Thanks for stopping by Feenix. Your opinion is always appreciated.

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      7 years ago

      Hello, daskittle69,

      You won't get any argument from me when it comes to describing Obama as a coward -- because that is exactly what he is.

      In fact, I call him the president who is not really the president.

    • daskittlez69 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from midwest

      Thanks for the comment Erin. But that sentence was only concerning public communication skills.

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      Erin Rooney 

      7 years ago from Arcata, California

      Interesting hub. I have to admit, I'm not a big fan of comparing Obama to Hitler, but I can kind of see where you are coming from on that. Kind of. Actually no, I can't. That's an unfair comparison. That's like saying, "You are like O.J. Simpson because you don't get along with your wife and you're good at football." You're comparing small details while ignoring bigger ones like genocide and trying to create an Arian Nation.

      I had hoped that Obama would be more like Franklin Roosevelt: taking no prisoners and fighting everyone and everything to deliver on his promises. Remember when Roosevelt tried to pack the supreme court with more justices who would support him through his Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937, because those guys just would not cooperate with him? That was great.

      There are some promises that Obama has delivered on, but they are few and far between. All the same, I think I understand where he's coming from. He's trying to take a different approach, one where compromise trumps childish politics. He's trying to make everyone happy. This approach isn't working.

      To be honest, I'm tired of both parties. I'm tired of the "job creators" shipping jobs overseas and I'm tired of nothing ever getting done. I think it's good to talk about this stuff, and I also think it's good to remember that Obama came into office when our country was a mess. He's trying to clean it up, and I trust that he wants to do the right thing. He just needs to be more aggressive about it.

    • daskittlez69 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from midwest

      Thanks for the input and the voting Brenda

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      Brenda Durham 

      7 years ago

      I voted "sometimes" in your poll. Sometimes he's a coward. Other times his huge ego emboldens him to more audacity. Both are bad, and are disqualifying for the Office of the President. And that's just for starters.

      Voted your hub UP, useful, interesting.


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