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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Declaration of No Confidence

What we expect from Presidents, above all else, is leadership. With our country facing a financial crisis of monumental proportions we expect out President to lead the way out of the mess that took years of financial mismanagement to create. Plenty of blame to go around, but the time for the blame game and cynical political maneuvering is over--this is a real crisis that needs solving.  We expect our President to lead the way, to tackle the tough issues and lay out a clear blueprint to pull us away from the brink of financial collapse.

So what do we get from Obama? A carefully crafted  budget that is long on spending and increased taxes and short on meaningful fiscal restraint. A budget that dramatically increases the deficit and national debt to unthinkable levels. A budget that completely avoids tackling the government entitlement programs that are at the root cause of our enormous deficit. A budget that is politically crafted to place the opposition in the role of the bad guys who want to destroy the popular entitlement programs.  A budget, in other words, that shows not an ounce of leadership. 

Lofty ideals and misplaced priorities will not pull us out of this mess, and Obama has again demonstrated his inability to rise above Chicago-style politics and really lead this great nation. While in the military, I sometimes had to follow inept leaders because I was required to do so by law. Now a civilian, there is no law that requires me to do the same with this President, and I shall not.



Bob Mack said...

And his budget, naturally, does not begin to address interest on the debt, the plan being, I assume, to manage that particular beast by devaluing the dollar. But I don't think Obama's inept at all. I think he's a domestic enemy.

JP said...

I go from extreme to extreme--is he the Manchurian candidate or just a flaming liberal who doesn't know better? Either way, he is doing a good job of destroying this country, so I guess it doesn't matter from what extreme he comes from, the results are the same.

Bob Mack said...

Ann Coulter has a way with words:

"For 50 years, Democrats have harbored traitors, lost wars, lost continents to communism, hobnobbed with the nation's enemies, attacked America's allies, and counseled retreat and surrender. Or as they call it, 'foreign policy.'

As Joe McCarthy once said, if liberals were merely stupid, the laws of probability would dictate that at least some of their decisions would serve America's interests."