Hello All! I decided to step back for a week or so and just analyze (which according to the left I, as a conservative am too dumb to do. Ie: Biden for example says the issues involved are simply too complex for the ordinary man and woman to grasp AND Clinton says half of Republicans are crazy) the events of the last weeks or so. It has been an amazing week with the usual lies and deceit as well as an event that should remind all of us about the wondrous thing called the human spirit. As such, this is going to be a long discourse today as I’ve decided to illustrate the difference between a great leader and the horse’s ass we have in the White House (my opinion for you lefties out there.)
The last two nights the entire world was able to witness a miracle as the 33 miners trapped in a Chilean mine were rescued. This feat was accomplished through the unending efforts of the Chilean government as well the words community! I repeat. The efforts of the Chilean Government and the world community! As the first miner came out of the rescue capsule, I could feel the tears and the euphoria of what had transpired. The impossible had been achieved. This in turn, brings me to the “Great Leader” part of this post.
President Sebastian Pinera has shown what true leadership is about. At first word of the mining disaster, he cancelled everything he was doing and immediately went to the site. He personally took charge of the operation and the first thing he did was request any help, ideas or aid from the world community. The world responded. NASA supplied expertise. The escape tunnel used was drilled by a firm from Pennsylvania. I could go on as countless people from around the world came through with aid of some kind, aid which Chile did not turn down.
Can you understand that Mr. Obama? I doubt it. After all, you couldn’t even be bothered to accept offers for help as to the oil disaster. And you sure as hell didn’t bother to go down to the Gulf immediately. Only the usual knee jerk leftist oil is bad for you B.S. from you Mr. Obama. In Chile, President Pinera on the other hand stood tall. He put his reputation on the line. He didn’t care about regulations, or ego or anything. And he sure as hell didn’t bother with putting up with the kind of delays as we did here with the EPA, etc. The President of Chile stood tall, willing to take the blame for what went wrong and willing to accept responsibility no matter what happened. No finger pointing. No “woe is me” crying as to how something like this could possibly hurt his presidency. Simply a profile of sound leadership, something this president here could learn from. The world as a whole should look up and congratulate the President of Chile, their people, the countless folks from around the world who helped and most of all the miners, 33 men who demonstrated that rarest yet strongest faces of human nature. Courage, Honor and Dignity!
As to the gentleman I referred to as a horse’s ass. I noticed when President Pinera thanked the world leaders, he didn’t mention President Obama. I have to feel that slight was on purpose and having lived through the last two years of this clown’s leadership probably well deserved. So, what was our cry baby president doing the last few days?
First off, how about his desperate plea to the leftist kooks who still support him as reported below at a town hall meeting of some sort? This pathetic crying is leadership?
“President Obama pleaded with a crowd of supporters last Thursday in Maryland to prove the pundits wrong. Actually his direct quote was, “I … I … I… I … I … I … I”m betting on you, not on them.” Obama implored the crowd, “Don’t make me look bad.”
Or how about how he slams Republicans with his whining?
“In each of 20 political speeches over the last two months, Mr. Obama has included a riff in which he portrays GOP leaders as sipping Slurpees while hard-working Democrats struggle to pull the economy out of a ditch.
“We’re down there. It’s hot. We were sweating. Bugs everywhere. We’re down there pushing, pushing, pushing on the car. Every once in a while we’d look up and see the Republicans standing there. They’re just standing there fanning themselves — sipping on a Slurpee.”
Wait, it gets worse. Here he is spouting off as to how the Republicans will have to learn to do things his way:
From a NY Times Interview:
“either because they didn’t do as well as they anticipated, and so the strategy of just saying no to everything and sitting on the sidelines and throwing bombs didn’t work for them, or they did reasonably well, in which case the American people are going to be looking to them to offer serious proposals and work with me in a serious way.”
And of course we have his lies coming back to haunt him. So what does he do/ Why blame everyone but himself of course!
“Among the regrets the president said he felt during the 111th Congress is letting Republicans make him out to be “the same old tax-and-spend liberal Democrat.”
Obama said he also realized too late that “there is no such thing as shovel-ready projects,” a familiar refrain made by the president when he was trying to sell the stimulus package.
“There are almost 100 shovel-ready transportation projects already approved,” he said in August 2009. As recently as July of this year, he said, “Shovels will soon be moving earth and trucks will soon be pouring concrete.”
“Right now what I’m hearing from Democrats is the president is only useful for fundraising,” he said. “
Got to admit one thing though. He sure has made it hard for his party to even run on his positions as Mr. Krauthammer says below:
“Well that is quite an admission. You know, a year and a half and half a trillion dollars later he says these things that I talked about endlessly don’t exist. It’s not actually surprising that he doesn’t know what a shovel ready project is. Having never worked in the private sector he wouldn’t be sure what a project is and there isn’t a lot of shoveling at Harvard Law School.” So I can understand that this was one of the greatest “Oops” in American history. And it’s going to be hard for a democrat when you show one tape against another. They’re going to say, “So you supported a trillion dollars offered by a president who didn’t even know that this stuff that this stuff is not going to happen?”
While we’re on the subject of this failure in the White House, how is it that the president who was going to be the people’s president is in fact at the front of the line in playing the race card?
“During a speech in Philadelphia on October 10, Obama played the race card by suggesting that conservatives want to disfranchise black voters and others by suppressing their interest in voting. Obama said: “They’re counting on young people staying home and union members staying home and black folks staying home.”
Doesn’t stop there. We have the Black Panther Voter Intimidation case, one where his Justice Department decided to drop charges on a clear violation. What have we heard from Mr. Obama as to this miscarriage of justice? Not a damn word!
The Black Panther Case:
“The original Department of Justice complaint named Shabazz, Jackson and two other defendants: the New Black Panther Party and its chairman, Malik Zulu Shabazz, who planned deployment of 300 members on Election Day.
A federal judge ordered default judgments against the New Black Panthers after party members refused to appear in court. The DOJ trial team had won its case.
Even though DOJ lawyers had won, the Obama administration suddenly ordered it dropped – against advice of prosecutors who brought the case.
In April, the New Black Panther Party released a statement blaming Republicans, “tea-party racists” and “right-wing circles” for complaining and harassing the organization.
“Our only connection to President Obama is the common color of our skin,” it states. “The same dog that bites President Obama bites us too. So I say, if you were wise, you would leave Obama alone as well because he is your last chance to save your country. You are mad because a black man has been elected to the presidency, and that affronts your oversized ego.”
Last, but certainly not least, the President of the United States brazenly and openly lied as to the Chamber of Commerce and other groups not only as to funding but calling any group that stood against his policies threats to democracy. This from a hypocrite who is now upset that his completion uses the same legal tactics he and his party used in getting him elected.
In the same vein, Obama last week repeatedly insinuated that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is using "foreign money" to fund ads criticizing Democrats. "Just this week," he said in a speech supporting the re-election of Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, "we learned that one of the largest groups paying for these ads regularly takes in money from foreign corporations. So groups that receive foreign money are spending huge sums to influence American elections, and they won't tell you where the money for their ads comes from….This is a threat to our democracy." He said much the same thing during a campaign stop in Chicago.
Obama was referring to a Think Progress blog post reporting that the Chamber of Commerce receives revenue from affiliates in other countries. But as The New York Times noted, so do many other American organizations that are active in domestic political debates, "from liberal ones like the A.F.L.-C.I.O. and the Sierra Club to conservative groups like the National Rifle Association."
So when all is said and done, there it is, the difference between being a leader and being a horse’s ass. How sad that I have to say that the horse’s ass is our president.