posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 04:42 PM
Say what you will about Carter (and I think in many ways, he was a total failure as President) but at least he attempted to set an example during the
lean years of the late '70s.
America wants to see their leadership deal with the same problems that we are. What we don't want is to have our faces rubbed in the fact
that our leaders live in an untouchable bubble and that the nations ills are nothing more than stories on the tee vee.
Yes, we know that the three branches of government aren't worried about how they will pay their household bills, how they'll eat today, or that they
are on the verge of financial collapse. Heck, we even know that if the Russians/Chinese/North Koreans, etc ever throw a few nukes our way, they'll
all be safely ensconsed in a mountain bunker somewhere with a warm bed, a hot meal, and a comfortable life. We don't want to be reminded of it.
As someone quoted here earlier, the line 'Let them eat cake' is the vibe that we're getting. Even Clinton felt "our pain..." or at least said
so. Prince Barak seems like all is right in the world... his maybe, but that may be about it. There is no 'lead by example,' it's all 'do
as I say, not as I do.'