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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 -2011
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They being some members of the mainstream media and in particular Express.co.uk and their reporter Anna Pukas. In the lead-in to her article, Ms. Pukas proffers:
INEFFECTUAL, invisible, unable to honour pledges and now blamed for letting Gaddafi off the hook. Why Obama’s gone from ‘Yes we can’ to ‘Er, maybe we shouldn’t’…
This doubt and the analysis to come in the article is not new to many, if any, US citizens, but coming from a foreign journalist, it seems our President’s idiosyncrasies and perceived short-comings in various areas of his job as POTUS are arriving to the forefront. They, the journalists now, to paraphrase words of the Christian Bible, ” … have ears to hear and eyes to see …” and it seems they are hearing and seeing what many have recognized far in advance of the opinions being put forth by the journalists come lately.
We should ask, “just how much does articulate, urbane and cosmopolitan count for when there is a world falling down around one’s ears?” The answer is, it can’t count for much, because empty words are far from filling in any sense. Were I to attempt to gauge, the angst Ms. Pukas finds for herself in Obama as a promise keeper as opposed to a promise maker, I would use the word, FAIL. And remember, there are millions of ordinary people that were not ever and will never be enamored of our President.
Ms. Pukas comments that Obama’s slogan was topped-off with self-belief. I suppose confidence can say much about an individual, but in and of itself, confidence has no substance — no meat and no potatoes:
Obama’s campaign slogan was mesmerisingly simple and brimming with self-belief: “Yes we can.” His presidency, however, is turning out to be more about “no we won’t.” Even more worryingly, it seems to be very much about: “Maybe we can… do what, exactly?“ The world feels like a dangerous place when leaders are seen to lack certitude but the only thing President Obama seems decisive about is his indecision. What should the US do about Libya? What should the US do about the Middle East in general? What about the country’s crippling debts? What is the US going to do about Afghanistan, about Iran?
Ms. Puka’s slicing and dicing continues through several paragraphs and finally comes to a point where she seems to have put everything wrong about Obama and his administration on the top shelf for everyone to examine:
All of which means that it is starting to look as if Obama and the Democratic Party have but one aim in mind for the rest of this presidential term: to get elected for a second. That means not doing anything that might upset any number of special interest or niche groups, which in effect means not doing very much at all. So, not too many harsh but necessary measures to tackle the financial deficit; no clear direction on where America goes with Afghanistan, even though the war there is going nowhere except from bad to worse.
The Obama government can’t even give clear direction on whether the American people are in danger of exposure to nuclear fallout from Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami. The US Surgeon General Regina Benjamin advised San Francisco residents to stock up on radiation antidotes, prompting a run on potassium iodide pills, while the President said experts had assured him that any harmful radiation would have receded long before reaching the Western shores of the US.
Sad, very sad. The story is really about how silly and weak some American citizens have become. Check for other links below and here is a link to the entire article by Ms. Pukas.
Read more: http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/235196/Barack-Obama-The-Weakest-President-in-history-Barack-Obama-The-Weakest-President-in-history-#ixzz1GzFrd7ra