Thirty Days?

10 04 2009
A while back I was talking politics with a person on the left and they were making the typical excuses about what was going on with the new administration when he came up with “You haven’t given the man a chance! Y’all have been all over him from day one. Give him a break why don’t you… a chance?”

Well, my reaction was “What kind of chance did Y’ALL give Bush? Talk about being all over someone… even after 9/11 your side even criticized his waiting even a couple of minutes to leave that classroom full of kids knowing full well it took that long of the Secret Service to assess the threat and decide if it was safe to move!” And it’s true, the left hounded and derided Bush from day one about any and everything. So…

I decided, you know, he’s right. I haven’t given him a chance. I needed to sat back and look at the big picture and given him his due. I decided to give Obama thirty days. Thirty days of no blogs criticizing his actions, or foopaas, are even rookie errors that he had, and I surely knew he would make. Give the man a chance he said, so I did.

Well… times up!

This administration began it’s run for the White House based on myths, false hopes and his own personal dreams, we all knew that going in, for even Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden told us so during the campaign. And this administration has tried and tried, without success, to turn those myths and hopes into reality. FAIL

All new Presidents start out trying to fill various cabinet and administration positions with friends and associates from their past. Nothing new there. Trouble here is almost all of Obama’s friends and associates are either crooks or tax cheats, or have some other skeleton in there closet preventing them to serve. That’s the circle he ran in. But even when he’s reached across the aisle to the republicans to try and fill a position, his policies couldn’t be stomached. Obama’s had trouble from day one filling critical positions, and the nation has suffered for it in my opine.

From the get go he’s had an albatross of a Vice President that can’t seem to keep from putting a foot in his mouth on regular occasion and creating controversy out of thin air. Calling Joe Biden a blowhard is letting him off easy. He’s been caught in out and out lies more than once. Thankfully they are usually harmless pats on the back he gives himself for stuff he’s never done.

From the get go Obama himself lacked the experience and leadership qualities to put together a sound foreign policy and it has come back to haunt us. Appeasement was a blunder in the past and it serves no useful purpose now. Appeasing political allies and foreign detractors won’t gain this country anything. And if he thinks he’s gained any measure of foreign respect he’s dreaming. Chavez gloats and calls for him to come over to “his” side. Ahmadinejad thumbs his nose at him and goes on with his business of becoming a nuclear threat to the world. Kim Jong-Il huffs and puffs and launches another missile.

Hillary Clintons been no big help. Running the State Department is a long way from damage controlling her husband Bill. (And she was no big success there either) But, it IS obvious now that Obama could have done much worse.

He gives a joke for a gift to the British Prime Minister and ignores France’s Sarkozy, blowing off a trip to Normandy to pay respect to true hero’s buried there. And he bows down to the Saudi King – and yes that WAS a bow – but claims that it was because he was ‘short‘. Meanwhile he solidifies Bushes plans in Iraq and claims them as his own.

The Obama administration bumbles and stumbles through our current financial situation, trying it seems to turn it into some kind of political advantage and grab all the little trinkets and plums it can as it burns money from the next few generations of taxpayers. No regard for the consequences of their actions. And lies left and right about it all. Hopefully a lot of what they want to do to ‘fix’ the economy will get delayed long enough for it to right itself (which it surely will).

He began his term with lies, both to the left and to the right, about what his plans were. Thought many of them won’t yet admit it, he’s disappointed more than a few of his loyal, supporters on the left (for which I AM grateful, by the way) with not immediately pulling out of Iraq and such other foolishness.

He’s (I’ll be nice) fibbed about taxes. He’s fibbed about gun control. He’s fibbed about healthcare. He’s fibbed about transparency in government. He’s fibbed about a dog and a church and a whole bunch of other things too numerous to mention.

But what hurts me the most and what I’m most ashamed of him for is this need he has of apologizing to the world for our past. There is nothing to apologize for. To America the world owes much, not the other way around. The biggest failure of the past is that the world failed to follow us. With their support, which we should have had, the world would be vastly different, and vastly better. They, however, chose to side with corruption and greed. Those very leaders that criticized us chose their own pockets over right and wrong, and they owe the world an apology, not just us.

The first four months of the Obama administration has shown us his Socialist agenda. His contempt for the Constitution. His disregard for our military and our national defense. His willingness to cow down to foreign leaders. And the actual small value he has for the truth. The Honeymoon is quickly wearing off… reality is setting in. Those “tests” the Biden and everybody else was talking about have begun in earnest.

And my thirty days are up.

-Al

 

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