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This administration is a total mess and in chaos except for Obama worrying about his campaign treasure chest and little else. Oh his lips are moving but they need some duct tape. What got me thinking about this Hub was reading a blurb about his $71,600 per plate dinner in NYC. All week long he has been preoccupied with his birthday galas. All that celebration was centered around campaign treasure chests, not turning 50. I thought $35K just to get in the door was steep in Chicago then I read this. I thought paying $28.5K for dinner with the Prez in San Fran was over the top, but do the math on this one.
I guess his ardent supporters find nothing wrong with asking that kind of money when he is seeking reelection. So let me ask them this since they seem intent on the plight of the poor and the middle class. Isn't that a sum that could provide a couple of homeless people a roof over their heads? How many hungry people would that feed? I see Obama as a super hypocrite who is so self-centered that it's disgusting. He talks the talk but where's the walk. He claims the first thing he thinks about when he wakes up is jobs and they are the last thing he thinks about when he goes to sleep. I wonder if he has nightmares similar to the nightmare lives his policies are creating? No, he doesn't because he worries about getting reelected so that he can continue to destroy this nation and our economy.
Yesterday Standard & Poors lowered the boom on his not dealing with cutting spending like it should have been cut. They did it late on a Friday so we won't see the aftermath of that until the sun comes up Monday. This is where he is preoccupied with himself. Everyone knew since early January that a debt ceiling crisis was coming. If you didn't, you weren't paying attention. That's when he should have became a leader and stood at the forefront of engaging the spending enemy. He failed again to do what we expect any President to do - LEAD. He's out campaigning and raising money to buy a leadership office again. Leadership isn't something you buy. It is something you do and everybody isn't cut out to be a leader. He isn't cut from that cloth.
All of the sudden he wants to step into the fray and talk about "the big picture" in reducing the debt. There wasn't enough time left to do that and Boehner who agrees that "the big picture" needs to be addressed knew that. That's the difference between experience and inexperience. Obama was given the message early on by S & P that they expected cuts at least as deep as he managed to add to the federal deficit in a short two and a half years. That's upwards of $4 trillion dollars. What we saw instead was the Obama typical smoke and mirrors routine. A lot of posturing with no substance.
So now we're back to the blame game. At that he is a master, that and campaigning which never solved problem one. You know the drill. It's Bush's fault, it's the media's fault, it's the Republican's fault, it's the Tea Party's fault, It's even the public's fault. Our fault was electing the boob in the first place. Or lets try on Arab unrest for soaring gas prices since he took office. It's everybody's fault but Obama's.
Yes, there were problems in the country when he took office. We were in a recession and the economy was getting worse with a federal deficit sitting at $10 trillion. We were involved in Iraq and to a minor extent in Afghanistan. But a new President was elected who led the sheeple to believe he had all the answers to our problems when he had not a clue as to what to do except read a teleprompter and deliver a good speech. To Obama that is where the rubber meets the road. So look at where the country is now about three years later. Did he make things better? Did all his excessive spending result in more jobs? Did all his speechifying result in anything but your desire to by ear plugs or hit the mute button?
Did even one of his speeches create a job? The government doesn't create jobs, the private sector does. His stimulus fiasco produced nothing but more government jobs. Government jobs create nothing except red tape and the growth of an already bloated federal bureaucracy. His signature legislation is Obamacare which will ultimately prove to be a complete fiasco if it isn't repealed. He's trying to control an industry that comprises 1/6th of the US economy. Hell bells, those idiots up there are out of control and we want them to control our ability to receive health care?
A good President doesn't need to start campaigning very far in advance. He's too busy leading the nation from the front. If you're leading from the front and taking care of the nation's business everything else will fall into place. If you aren't and are focused on raising $1 billion to try to buy the highest office in this land a second time then we can now vividly see the results. So let me ask this question or two again for the more compassionate among us. How many houses would $1 billion buy for the homeless? How many hungry people would it feed and for how long? How many pairs of shoes would it buy for people who need them?
I'm tired of the Republicans "this" and the Democrats "that." We're suffering now because of the political games they continue in partisan monopoly. Then he wants to foster a spirit of bi-partisanship? That's nice because when you're the Captain of the sinking ship, you're still the Captain. where was that spirit of bi-partisanship during your first two years in office Obama? You crammed more debt down our throats than we can handle with nonsense.
If money can buy more incompetence this next Presidential election cycle then our Republic, as we have known it, will be doomed. If you think Obama thinks about jobs before and after retiring for the night then you are just plain, old fashioned stupid. He thinks about himself and how much money he can raise for his next run at incompetence. I point the finger exactly where it belongs - at Obama. He is supposed to be the leader of the most powerful nation on earth and instead he is destroying our way of life.
He is so totally disconnected from the realities this nation is facing that it is surreal. His answer is to continue to spend more of our money that we don't have, not cut the excessive spending that has led us to this point.