Barack Obama: The People’s Choice!

Is He Enough?

Is He Enough?

President (If you disagree with me, you’re a racist!) Obama isn’t what’s wrong with this country. Neither was (It’s Bush’s fault) George Bush. We elected them, right? Twice!

The President is currently abused for his handling of the Ukraine situation. He is accused of dining on: “Chicken Kiev.” His Red Line in Syrian sand evaporated; Egypt has traded him in for Putin. It isn’t yet his fault, but China is now pushing its China Sea neighbors around. After, one notes, invading Tibet. Is Obama the president of the world? Was George Bush? Both have acted as if they were, with Iraq and Afghanistan; President Johnson acted so in Vietnam, too. As let’s face it, did Truman in Korea. We note here, the U.S. has not won a war since WWII but for the Gulf War, which really wasn’t a win since we had to return shortly after it. President Obama inherited all that.

He hasn’t turned Afghanistan and Iraq into victories, but no one can make a silk purse from a sow’s ear. He hasn’t resurrected the declining economy by his spending of your kid’s money but he didn’t bankrupt it; that was done by his predecessors. He has prescribed for political advantage rather than for economic health; that’s how he and his predecessors achieved election. That is what we voted into power; is that now his fault?

He does not know what to do; if he did, he’d not dare prescribe it. America, Europe and most of the allegedly “developing” world have been living beyond their means and running up unsustainable debts for too long, the needed retrenchment will bring pain no politician could survive outside a police state. That is why Congress has legislated the full apparatus of such a structure, which is now engaged in stocking billions of rounds of anti-personnel ammunition. President Obama did not create any of that; Congress did.

Our President is perhaps a greater talker than leader and may appear in later histories as one of our less effective presidents; it’s far too soon to say. But he didn’t create the world with which he’s dealing and his power to affect it is much less than he, or we, assess it to be. Current events are larger than is our Prez; that’s hardly his fault. We should not be too hard on him; he’s our selection. And as the bills come due, it will be we who will pay them … as it should be.

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much)
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7 Responses to Barack Obama: The People’s Choice!

  1. michael says:

    Ah, but the first time I disagree, we the people did elect this person, twice. I voted for anyone else. The power is there to do something, balanced budget? It can be done, We should cut food stamps to the bone, and stop additional unemployment, cut all services, schools, medical and welfare to anyone who cannot prove legal status. That will save supporting 15 million criminals. All government employees, other than fire and police who risk their lives, get social security, NO pensions. Want to bet EVERYONE’S standard of living would improve within a short time, especially with 15 million criminals gone from our employment ranks.

    • Jack Curtis says:

      Well, I must agree that your platform is necessary for the welfare of the citizens but it seems pretty unlikely to come about any time soon. Senator Boxer said yesterday that they will NOT cut spending. So they’re going to drive the cart over the cliff? Evidently …

  2. I don’t disagree. I’m actually far more angry at the voters, his supporters, the people of this country who have allowed themselves to be misled. I didn’t vote for the President, but it’s not him I blame for the state of affairs in our country. We do get the government we deserve.

    As to the racial thing, I actually think it was racist to put him in office. It was like setting him up for failure. It was a cruel. People took an inexperienced man with a slim resume and made him leader of the free world. When he performs exactly as many of us said he would perform, people blame him, when they are the ones who hired him and put unrealistic expectations on him.

  3. Jim Teague says:

    Wars are won when survival is at stake and the people believe sacrifice is worth the cost. Current opinion is that’s for chumps.

  4. James Teague says:

    Neither the president, Mr. Biden or Mr. Kerry know what to do about Crimea, Ukraine or China’s incursions on Japanese territory, so they say things that nobody believes anymore. Sad.

    As for police state preps, don’t forget all of the reassigned military gear given to local and regional and national “cops”.

  5. Jack Curtis says:

    Perhaps it becomes more difficult to tell the world what to do, as we go broke …
    As military surplus spreads around, it can be hard to tell who ends up with it, seems to me. The cops, we see already; I don’t know who gets the rest.

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