President Obama Is Not Being Very Presidential

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The President of the United States should be the country’s leader.  As a leader, he should attempt to represent the entire constituency to the best of his ability and to seek common ground among the varying points of view.   I guess it’s not news to you or to anyone that what Obama has succeeded in doing through much of his impromptu rhetoric, which may not be exactly what he had intended – or perhaps it is since he is not a stupid person! – is to send the country into a greater schism.  Obama appears to be calculating in all his endeavors. 

Even after campaigning on a platform of bringing unity, he has created a greater division among philosophical and political groups than ever existed before.  In this, he receives support of his cronies and the mainstream media.  Perhaps that is why he feels comfortable in being divisive even though he promised during his campaign to “bring the two sides” together.   But, how can you call a significant group of your “constituency” derogatory names or “diss” them in public forums if you truly want them to be included in a unified group? 

I know that this may be a peculiar claim, but President Obama has spent the last few years (well before his run for the presidency) establishing his own constituency. . . and obviously, it’s not the American population at large!   It has been evident from Day One of his presidency that Obama intended to establish himself not as a leader of a united American people, but as someone who will use his high office to repay those to whom he is indebted politically and those special interest groups who had financed his rise to the most powerful position in the country (dare I say the world anymore?).   I could take up time and space listing all those entities, but we all know of whom I speak.  Suffice it to say that he obviously has enormous debts to special groups of far left idealogues with whom he’s been closely tied all of his life, and he also has political debts to repay to those within the political circles who heavily backed him in his run for the White House.  To what end?  I will answer that in a moment.

Rather than giving leadership to his own country, he behaves  as a populist trying to “up” his image among national leaders who include the most despicable of despots.  By trying to garner favorable standing with that part of the global community, he is failing miserably at maintaining his favor with the US allies; and thus, has strained if not done real harm to the foundation of those relationships.  For example, one of our closest allies, Israel, has been treated with total contempt.

On the home front,  in his role as leader of the free world, Obama certainly earns a low grade, perhaps an “F”, surely nothing higher than a “D-“.  Many times he has shown he lacks the “class” and maturity that a national leader –  yea, a world leader – should possess.   Without his teleprompter (or when he goes off-script) he demonstrates a grammar-schoolish approach to handling himself, forgetting at times who he is.  At those times, or when he has his “posse” with him, Obama  likes to portray the “playground bully”, belittling or “dissing” those who disagree with his politics, primarily those with a conservative point of view and who revere the Constitution as it was implemented by our forefathers.

So to what end?  Ever the campaigner, Obama appears to be running for the office which is still being sought by former president Bill Clinton, that of President of the World.  And, as he did as an inexperienced Senator, Obama is running for that position even before gaining experience in his present one.  However, I believe he is finding it not quite as easy to do this time since there are more competitors in play.  And too, Obama is finding that he’s not “riding as high” as he once was in the polls with those he’s supposed to be leading.

It would, of course, be important for him to remain in the good graces of the US population if he is to have any hope of a second term.  (Or it may be that he’s expecting to leapfrog quickly to that “new office” like he did to the White House!)   In regards to 2012 elections, he obviously feels he needn’t worry too much about his majority of his base of Democrats and Independents, and even some of the Republicans who “crossed over” (who have, as a rule, suffered from short-term memory loss spanning one to two elections).  However, more and more of the independents, and even some of his more moderate Democratic base, are beginning to tire of his avant-garde style of presidency.  

Let me remind you with examples from his own words and actions just how Obama shows the lack of character that a leader in his position should have. 

Obama Bows to Saudi Prince

Obama and Chavez

After seeing these few examples, I ask you this:  Is Obama behaving like YOUR President?  In my opinion, he’s not acting like America’s President. 

 


Dreams of My Father – By Bill Ayers?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Rusty Humphries, of biggovernment.com, — you know, the same watchdog group who has helped expose the ACORN Housing Corporation debacle — has written an article on that website that is at the very least provocative.  I am not endorsing this information as true, but I will just share with you about what his articles says.  Then you can read his article and his supporting documents if you would like. 

Anne Leary, as it is pointed out in Humphries article, is a conservative blogger who happened to run into Bill Ayers at Reagan National Airport.  She claims that Ayers, for whatever reason, claimed that he, not Barack Obama, is the real author of his bestseller Dreams of My Father.  I am a little sceptical of this because while he has been candid about many things in his colored past, he has been tight-lipped on others.  It would be to no advantage politically for him to claim authorship of this book at this point in time.  I mean, after all, he’s seeing someone in office that is pushing the agendas that he espouses.  And he’s seeing the government transforming before his eyes.

There has been speculation that Obama didn’t write the book without help since he hadn’t demonstrated that level of skill prior.  The reason I would tend to believe that he did have a ghost writer is that without the TOTUS, Obama isn’t nearly as smooth in his communication skills as when he reads the words others have written.  In fact, sometimes it appears that if he ventures beyond his practiced rhetoric, he doesn’t know what to say and resorts to cliches and satirical phrases, as well as throwing blame on the republicans, and in particular Bush.  Watch him say, “Hey, look…”  and you know it’s not going to be eloquent!

There has been some research into whether Ayers played a role in writing the book.  Christopher Andersen has written a book on the First Couple and claims that he did in fact play a significant role in authoring the book, even though Obama claims he wrote it with no help.  It is suspected that Ayers, if he did ghost write for Obama, even ascribed some of his own life experiences to Obama.  That could account for the many discrepancies in Obama’s “history”.  There are too many irregularities and inconsistencies in Obama’s recollection of his life as a child… and too many gaps in his life as a young adult…. the tales and gaps continued — until he became president.

Jack Cashill’s research on the subject and Christopher Andersen’s book combined with the reported Ayers’ voluntary statement about him having written the book have created an “uh-oh” moment for the lame-stream media.  What will they do about this information?  Will they do their job and report on it, dig for the truth, or continue to deny the public the truth?   Why would it matter?  It would matter because the President’s credibility is on the line — again.  So in that regard, this intriguing revelation demands our attention.

Jack Cashill investigations can be found at The Improvised Odyssey of Barack Obama,  Who Wrote Dreams and Why It Matter, and Literary Lion Obama Will Roar No More.  Anne Leary’s blog is found at http://backyardconservative.blogspot.com/.  Rusty Humphrey’s article is found at http://bit.ly/34Ddh.


Cap and Trade Means Less Money in Your Pocket

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sometimes don’t you just wonder if people really have their brains in gear before they put their mouths in motion?  Sometimes some of the things that people say make you want to shake your own head and wonder if you’re really hearing what you think you’re hearing. 

During the campaign, we heard Obama say that help was on the way for the hard-working middle class and the poor?  He said that the rich, those are the upper income bracket – 5% of the population of the country – were going to carry the burden for the new programs in the Obama Plan to help the middle and lower-income families.  We heard Obama say he wanted to take from the wealthy businesses and individuals and distribute their wealth to those who weren’t so well off in order to “level the playing field” and to “make sure they have the same opportunities”. 

Weren’t the other 95% of Americans also promised that they would not pay one dime in additional taxes?  Hmmm.  Do you recall the recent tax that was imposed on cigarettes? If you just look at the sheer volume of who is smoking cigarettes, you’ll find that it is mostly the middle and lower income people who smoke. It’s those who can least afford any additional taxes. Yet, it happened – on Obama’s watch.

Taxes are going up.  Hmmm.  And it’s not only for those who make $250,000 or more!  That income bracket breaking point keeps falling and falling.  The last I heard, the breaking point was about half of that amount.  Eventually, it will increase for everyone!  Take a look at this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlTxGHn4sH4

Yep!  He said it. 

Regardless if Obama or Pelosi or Reid says it’s not a tax on the people, the high taxes imposed on businesses like utilities will affect Americans the same as raising taxes directly. It’s all a word game and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that such a tax increase on utilities companies must be passed on to customers.  If you’ll pardon this pun, I pray the light comes on in the brains of those who are considering voting for this Cap and Trade bill, that they’ll see the harm it will do to every American citizen.

I’m convinced that if Obama had stuck to a scripted speech, he would have carefully cloaked his words on Cap and Trade in ambiguity so that it would have gone over the heads of most people. But instead he makes it abundantly clear what is going to happen if this legislation is passed. Everyone will have a significant increase in basic living expenses because it’s a huge, costly program.  And who will it hurt the most?  The 95% of American citizens who do not make $250,000.  Even more, it will devastate families who are barely getting by right now, those who are stretched literally to the breaking point, or those who are falling further and further behind.   

Obama’s plan was to tax the rich to pay for his programs. However, when real numbers are used, the cost seems to have been quite understated.  And I heard an economist say that if you taxed the top 5% of income earners (those who make more than $250,000) at 100%, it wouldn’t pay for what his programs. (This was figured without the Obamacare costs and without the Cap and Trade costs.)  So, as far as no additional taxes on 95% of Americans… hmmm. 

And let me see if I can get this straight. TARP I and TARP II, the Stimulus Package, the Corporate Bailouts, et al….the interest of which is presently paid with borrowed money – and these loans are going to be paid back how?  Our national debt is now at $12 trillion. And we’re borrowing this money hand over fist. Hmmm.  So, that means the income level for taxing at the highest rate will have to be lowered.  Further, the enormous national debt will be rolled over along with the interest and will continue to be paid through the next two or three generations – your kids, their kids, and so on.

Now that we know it’s obvious that the President’s promise of no additional taxes on the 95% of Americans who fall in the income brackets of less than $250,000 is at best hollow, what do we believe when the President speaks? That a very good question. 

When Obama has his guard down and speaks without his beloved TOTUS (Teleprompter Of The United States) or prepared notes, he forgets about keeping the political-speak going (read: lies).  That’s how we found out about his Socialist plan for the US.  Remember Joe, the plumber?  That’s what he has done on this Cap and Trade video — he spoke the truth.  He is not simply mis-speaking; he’s actually revealing the things that lie ahead for Americans.

And as far as Obama’s scripted speeches go, he oftentimes will contradict himself. That makes me wonder if he has at least two speechwriters who do not compare notes before he delivers his speeches.  It might be that the speech is tailored specifically to the particular audience’s preferences – he does like a “fired-up” crowd!  Or, perhaps it’s the current political pressure from his political opponents or even from his political allies, Pelosi and Reid.  Whichever it is, he does deliver different positions on the same issue in different speeches and this have been caught on tape on several occasions – just don’t look for them to be re-aired on mainstream media (MSM), I can guarantee you they won’t. 

So, it is important that we pay close attention to what he actually says, especially when speaking without a teleprompter or notes, and watch what he does about important, society-changing issues, then you’ll have a better picture of truth.  Watch who Obama surrounds himself with and what they’re saying. Then all we will have do is put two and two together, connect the dots from Point A to Point B, to see the path that he’s pushing us down.  

As a fiscal conservative, I am extremely bothered by this excessive spending and being in debt.  I see hypocrisy in Obama slamming Bush for $1.3 trillion in deficit during the campaign, when in these few months he has run the national debt up to $12 trillion, and has made absolutely no effort to reign in spending.  We’ve got to stop the spending and we’ve got to return this country to its fiscal sanity.

So as Obama speaks, it is important that we take these little glimpses into truth revealed and act on it.  We need to make sure that others pay attention as well, so that we will not be ignorant about his intent concerning the future of this country.

As concerned citizens, educate yourselves on what is taking place in our government.  Make sure you understand what is going on, that what is being said is not necessarily what is going down behind the scenes in the Congress.  For the sake of the country, make your voices heard or perhaps very soon this country will find itself in a situation so dire that there will be no way out.  What you do with the information you gain is up to you, but I would suggest that you gather proof for your position, and share it with everyone you know.