Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Duties Of A Leader

I woke up this morning and read the news that former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, spent the weekend at Fort Hood, visiting the men and women who were wounded this past week and the family members of the wounded and slain soldiers. That is what a true leader does in a time of national tragedy.

But where was President Obama??? Oh, yeah, he was behind closed doors with his partners in crime, twisting arms to get the razor thin margin needed to ram through his unwanted and unnecessary "healthcare reform." For those of you who have been suffering with bouts of BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome), I ask you to clear your minds for one minute and think about this. With the mass murder of our soldiers fresh on the minds of most Americans, where should we expect our Commander-in-Chief to be? I think we all know the answer to that question, deep in our hearts, and we know that, once again, President Barack Hussein Obama has failed another leadership test.

While our heads our now clear, for the moment, let's take a quick look at the past ten months of the Obama presidency.

All of you BDS sufferers are so quick to point out that you think President Bush lied to the American public about the weapons of mass destruction believed to be in Saddam Hussein's possession. Never mind that most members of congress believed that fact, as well as virtually every major intelligence organization in the world. Congress was misled or mistaken. But not President Bush--HE LIED!! Right?!?! Okay, let's pass on that one for a minute and take a look at Obama's record for honesty.

Before his election, President Obama promised a new era of politics, not the same old stuff from the same old people. Once elected, he gave us the same old people in most of the key posts of government. Biden, Clinton, Emmanuel, et al are all well known names in the DC circle of political hacks.

President Obama said we are going to pay as we more deficit spending. Hmmm, I guess our new 2 trillion dollar deficit is not real or else, we were lied to about this.

We were promised that all new legislation would be available on the internet for all citizens at least five days before any votes. Whoops, on the TARP and other bailouts, that didn't happen!!

We were promised complete transparency, not the closed door, Democrats only meetings that have taken place in the last couple of weeks.

Speaker Pelosi pledged that THIS congress would be the most honest in our history. Currently, no less than 16 of its members are under investigaion for dishonest dealings involving unpaid taxes, undeclared income, bribery and other felonies and misdemeanors.

Well, you know the old joke. How do you tell if a politician is lying to you??? His (or her) mouth is moving. This joke has probably never rung truer than with our current administration and congress.

Oh, well, I guess if people are unhappy enough with their current circumstances, they will turn to any leader who can promise them what they want to hear, regardless of whether that leader intends to keep those promises. After all, the citizens of Germany did it back in the 1930's and that worked out pretty well, didn't it??


1 comment:

Raelenne Haeberle said...

Hi Brian -- thanks for the reminder on Facebook to read your blog. I couldn't agree more! The healthcare legislation is so scary -- and I'll bet even more so being a small business owner. I hope the recent election results are prognostications of things to come. (Now there's a lawyer word for you -- but I'm so much happier teaching at the Catholic school where I teach. We're always worried about funding and I hate to admit that more of my paycheck goes for books and school supplies for the kids, than it probably should . . . but at least I feel like I'm doing some good. We pray together, support each other and have no qualms about talking about religion, politics and the way things should be!