As to my analogy, it takes leadership to win football games (or any sporting match for that matter). You cannot refuse to take responsibility for the policies you supposedly support and you must to do something to make it happen. Punters give the ball to the other team in an attempt to better position themselves to play defense instead of trying to win the game with their offense. Barack Obama is the definition of a punter. He does not care about the country, he only cares about blaming others so he isn’t outted as the fraud that he is. So he goes on defense in attempt to sidestep real responsibility for winning the game. This country is facing some tough times and we don’t need an incompetent chief executive who is more concerned with petty political sniping and blaming Republicans for his lack of leadership skills.
Case in point, Barack Obama’s sham of a press conference yesterday. Some highlights:
“It would be nice if we could keep every tax break there is, but we’ve got to make some tough choices here if we want to reduce our deficit. And if we choose to keep those tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires, if we choose to keep a tax break for corporate jet owners, if we choose to keep tax breaks for oil and gas companies that are making hundreds of billions of dollars, then that means we’ve got to cut some kids off from getting a college scholarship. That means we’ve got to stop funding certain grants for medical research. That means that food safety may be compromised. That means that Medicare has to bear a greater part of the burden. Those are the choices we have to make.”
How did most millionaires and billionaires get to be so successful? By using their ingenuity to start businesses, create jobs, and produce – a concept that is foreign to Barack Obama and his liberal cohorts. We should not punish success in this country nor should we get in the way of producers who are the backbone of our society. If they all stopped working and retired who is going to keep our society going? A high school student trying to get a college scholarship? Barack Obama? Everyone who is rich is not evil and just because everyone cannot attain such levels of prosperity doesn’t mean it isn’t fair or that social correction is needed. Punishing the best and the brightest our society has to offer is the same tired talking point the left always tries to use and it’s nothing more than populist garbage that does nothing for this country.
“Now, I just want to be clear about what’s at stake here. The Republicans say they want to reduce the deficit. Every single observer who’s not an elected official, who’s not a politician, says we can’t reduce our deficit in the scale and scope that we need to without having a balanced approach that looks at everything.”
Barack Obama was talking about raising taxes. More taxes so we can pay for the monstrosity of Obamacare. More taxes to pay for the Libya boondoggle and illegal war that the President continues to engage. More taxes to pay for stimulus programs that funnel to Democratic special interests. More taxes to nationalize the college loan system. Republicans were part of the problem when they controlled Congress and the White House, but Obama took what they did and put it on steroids. You can’t purposely make the problem worse then say that you are not to blame because Republicans started it.
Speaking of Libya, he also punted on responsibility for that in respect to the War Powers Act:
“But do I think that our actions in any way violate the War Powers resolution? The answer is no. So I don’t even have to get to the constitutional question. There may be a time in which there was a serious question as to whether or not the War Powers resolution — act was constitutional. I don’t have to get to the question.”
So because Barack Obama doesn’t like the War Powers Act, because he believes it might be unconstitutional, he doesn’t have to abide by it? When have we ever had a president who so blatantly broke the law? First it was DOMA and now Libya.
This next line was my favorite part of the presser, the coup de grâce for my amusement:
“Call me naïve, but my expectation is that leaders are going to lead.”
No sir, call me naïve. Let me know when you decide to start practicing your pompous preaching.