Friday, March 11, 2011

The Vacuous President

He's on the case, uh, I mean, course.
So, this is leadership?

The Middle East is undergoing a grand transformation. We may have let Gadaffi off the hook in Libya because we have sat on our hands. Oil is going through the roof. Wisconsin in making history with long awaited rollbacks to public unions - aliong with Indiana and Ohio. The US budget (that didn't even pass last year) is still not approved - and it didn't even address what we need it to. The deficit is still growing at unprecedented levels. And what is the President talking about.


And not the rampant and potentially violent "bullying" that you see by the deranged union protesters outside and inside the capital in Madison - but by high school kids on the internet (and that's before he shuts it down anyway). Yes, he had a event in DC this last Thursday where he actually had represented by over 20 branches of government. Bullying. And this from a guy who told Republicans during the health care debate "elections have consequences" and during the mid-term elections he exorted followers to "get in the face" of people you disagree with, and "if they bring a knife we will bring a gun"- amongst a host of rather "bullying" type language from this non-commander in chief.

And besides this oddly timed event, Obama just seems not to want to really get involved in anything. It seems his M.O. is to just stay above the fray and not be caught on the wrong side of any issue. This is why everyone thinks he's a socialist - because, in reality, he just wants the rest of the government to solve the issues so he doesn't have to. Actually the President really isn't socialist - he's just European. That may even be worse.
What is also puzzling is his total lack of knowledge about energy policy (which goes to his bad cabinet choices in this area). The reality is he would love gasoline to go to $5/gallon so somehow we can all automatically somehow drive solar-wind-powered electric hybrid cars or something. Or just work from home. His response to energy related questions at his snorefest press conference on Friday belied an overwhelming lack of knowledge, urgency and frankly thought. And what's more so he's lying about oil production under his helm. He doesn't even have his facts straight. He's counting oil rigs (that are not producing) not actually barrels pumped.

Maybe he's just the whiniest President we've ever had.

Next: What really is happening in Badger Country.

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