There is much to complain about or dislike about the Bush administration. I can make you a list. I intensely disliked Bush and his policies. I believe they served to undermine our security, both economic and national. Besides he smirked a lot. I liked his wife though. Laura Bush was and is a class act. Dick Cheney was scary.
But there was one thing I did like about Bush and his administration.
They weren’t whiners.
Obama is a thin skinned whiner. He has apparently gone through life without hearing much critique or complaint. And now he can’t help but complain and criticize.
He is, as I’ve said before, a one trick pony, whose only skill is reading speeches and whose knowledge of issues is a mile wide and an inch deep:
Most politicians find ways to win debates by adjusting or creating new, compelling arguments for their position. Obama hasn’t had a new idea in months, really ever since Inauguration Day. He’s playing a game of gotcha with the broadcasters in demanding all of this time, and showing up with nothing at all original. Audiences have already begun to notice, and after this circus act that tied up their top-rank interviewers for 15-minute meetups on Friday, the broadcasters will begin to tire of the circus soon enough.
When Obama first launched his campaign, I described him as someone who impressed me as a mile wide and an inch deep. Obama is a raconteur who can have good dinner conversation on a wide variety of topics, but once you scratch the surface, would be exposed as having little knowledge of any beyond slogans and populist groupthink. His inability to rebut arguments and to produce new strategies, as well as his appalling lack of understanding of competition and the free market, corroborates my initial analysis.
It is sad indeed that the only resort of those who oppose Obama’s policies is whining, complaining, and blaming. It would be funny if it weren’t so pathetic. From American Thinker:
Just over forty-six years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his I Have a Dream speech on the mall in Washington, D.C. King said “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Those Americans protesting President Obama’s policies are judging Obama by his character, not the color of his skin. Those Americans protesting the size of the national debt, excessive spending and taxation, excessive waste and fraud are judging all officials in Washington that support those policies, past and present.The reactions to and accusations levied upon Americans with legitimate concerns regarding the Obama administration’s policies deflect attention from the real issue. Instead of open, honest debate on substantial issues the Democrats and mainstream media attack the messengers and subject them to childish name calling. Many Americans oppose Obama’s policies because they believe in the individual, self-reliance, family, community and faith, a small limited federal government, according to the Constitution and free-market capitalism. Our beliefs are in concert with the beliefs of the founding fathers and framers of the Constitution.Is it too much for the hard-working American to expect our elected officials to conduct themselves as adults, to not lie and deceive us, to be respectful and considerate of others? Is it too difficult to understand that Americans expect to have discourse and grievances with our elected leaders and the federal government? Really, is it too much to ask and expect of you? If so, perhaps you are unfit to govern.
“A one trick pony” (gotta love that one). “A mile wide and an inch deep”. TBC, you have the guy pegged.
But with this complete lack of depth comes a dearth of leadership and in these perilous times where does that leave the country?
I really am beginning to wonder if we can make it through to 2012 without suffering a catastrophe that will make 9/11 look mild by comparison.
I wish that I had more faith in Congress, but there are no giants available there. Perhaps there might possibly be enough collective foresight to head off disaster, but that is a long shot.
It looks like a long, hard, haul. At least there are some people who are pointing out the problems that we face rather than continuing to follow this really dangerous Pied Piper.
But how do we fix things?
Really, we ask for so little: competence, respect for law, and love for country. Why do we keep getting zeros?
We ask for little and get less and less
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