Real men don’t whine and make excuses.
And they don’t dither, either.
My first comment in the Comments section:
Dithering on Afghanistan while American soldiers die.
Meeting multiple times with Andy Stern of SEIU while not having time to decide on Afghanistan.
Calling Afghanistan the important war in March before it wasn’t the important war in October. The man simply can’t say the word “victory,” let alone “victory” and “America” in the same paragraph.
Talking, talking, talking to Iran without conditions while being silent as Iranian tyrants arrest, torture and kill freedom-loving dissidents. And then continuing to talk when Iran thumbs their nose at us about their nuclear program.
Chairing the UN for a day and failing to disclose the existence of another Iranian nuclear facility, a clear violation of those meaningless/toothless UN resolutions. Forcing French president to drop any reference to it from his UN speech.
Refuses to meet with the Dalai Lama because relationship with Communist Chinese cannot be sacrificed.
Abandoning our allies in Eastern Europe while coddling Russia as they do war games threatening Eastern Europe.
Treating our historic friends, the Brits, with disrespect.
Refusing to participate in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall falling.
Completely silent on anything to do with human rights and freedom while coddling tyrants.
Bowing to Saudi kings.
Pressuring Israel but not the Palestineans.
Backslapping and smiling broadly with tyrant Hugo Chavez.
Listening passively to 50-minute anti-American rants by Daniel Ortega.
Bullying Honduras democracy to reinstate Chavez acolyte who was violating constitution.
Contrary to CW, GW Bush had more effective relationships with various countries than Obama has. Obama is unable to convince anybody of anything anywhere, including actions on Iran and Afghanistan.
Going on world-wide apology tour about America while failing to speak up for our national self-interest.
Passing roughly $800 billion stimulus package that blows up deficit without positively impacting economy. Did I mention nobody read the bill before it was passed?
Running budget deficits that make that spendthrift GW Bush look like a tightwad. See here.
Trying to socialize medicine in America, which would blow up deficit even further and take away freedom.
Trying to pass cap-and-trade energy tax that would adversely impact economic growth and family economics.
Taking over industries instead of letting the marketplace sort it out, losing billions of taxpayer dollars in the process. Dictating outcomes for Chrysler bondholders, unilaterally declaring existing legal contracts don’t have any standing.
Demonizing news organizations who don’t toe the Obama party line, including trying to exclude them from interviews with Administration officials. In other words, arguing against free speech based on ideological differences.
Having endless number of czars who are effectively an unaccountable shadow Cabinet, operating without Congressional oversight or transparency. Telling Congress there will be no testifying by czars in front of Congress.
Having czars dictate pay for private companies.
Filling his administration with self-proclaimed Marxists and admirers of Mao.
Aligning self with ACORN-types, who commit voter fraud, etc.
Hey, that’s the Obama track record. Who needs any more time? He is a wimp like Jimmy Carter on international relations but without any moral compass on freedom and human rights. He is a budget-busting spendthrift who is trying to socialize the American economy. His banana republic deficit levels are driving the international community to abandon the dollar as the preferred reserve currency, something that threatens to reduce our standard of living over time. He is allergic to the concepts of freedom, liberty and American exceptionalism, surrounding himself with people akin to long-time friends like Rev. Wright and Bill Ayers. And he doesn’t know history.
In summary, running as a (faux) moderate in 2008 and governing from the far left in 2009. He most certainly has a track record already and it is not positive on any dimension. All while golfing more in 9 months than GW Bush did in 2 years and 10 months.
Okay, the man has a great sounding voice and can read off of a Teleprompter.
And, I repeat, does he ever whine and blame others. Real men and women don’t do that. Successful leaders surely don’t.
My second comment in the Comments section:
How fascinating to read many of the responses.
Few seem to want to talk about the substantive issue: Obama manufacturers excuses for his non-performance. And he is, I believe, the first US President to go overseas and publicly trash his predecessor. Call it what you want. I call it wimpy, lacking in courage, lacking in leadership, lacking in a moral foundation. You can call it whatever you like but, regardless, it is not what strong, principled men or leaders do.
And talk about thin-skinned! Politics is a contact sport so why is everyone aghast when Obama is criticized. Or feeling a need to twist any criticism into a suggestion of racism.
So, here is the other call out – Is criticizing Obama off limits because he is a black man? Sure seems that way. Which is itself a racist concept and worthy of challenge.
In a nutshell, the other substantive point is that Obama is a socialist who doesn’t believe in the core principles of America. And he is a foreign policy wimp who dithers without any moral direction. My earlier comment to this post offers the particulars of an indictment.
By way of contrast with the overly sensitive types, some of us dish it hard in all directions, writing before the 2008 election that McCain wasn’t presidential timber; that is summarized here. Some of us said the Republicans should lose majority control of the House in 2006 and spend some time in the political wilderness so they could rediscover principles. Some of us sat out the 2006 RI US Senate race because of a belief that neither of the candidates deserved support. Some of us trashed GW Bush and the Republican Congress for their spendthrift domestic policies. Some of us supported and raised money for a black US Senate candidate back in 1992 and have written on this blog site about the moral contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr.
So some of us are pounding Obama because we don’t like socialist domestic policies that take away our freedom, spineless/unprincipled foreign policies that do not promote American interests – all from someone whose actions regularly suggest a lack of commitment to liberty.