posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 01:36 AM
reply to post by Thermo Klein
It has little to do with the "book". This country is in dire condition. We have soldiers dying daily, the economy in shambles and a foreign
policy that is at best adrift.
The President needs to demonstrate that he is fully aware of the situation and that he has some empathy for the people he leads. The soldier getting
called away from his family for the third time to go to some hell hole and some folks who are blowing out their retirement accounts to feed their
kids. In case you have not noticed, 60% of the people in the country don't approve of the job he is doing. They don't approve because they
don't think he is actually doing anything but sucking up the massive benefits of his office and making a bunch of stump speaches.
Comming out with a book at the present time underscores that he is disconnected with the circumstances that millions of Americans find themselves.
That is why the book is a problem. The book further makes people feel disenfranchised from their leaders and that is never a good thing.
No, I don't think that he should be spending a minute on this tripe. As for you, if you were going to lose your job for poor performance and spent
4 hours writing up a story instead of spending the time figuring out how to not be fired, shame on you.
Many people deride and disparage Nixon. Some of that is for good reason. Nixon actually had doctors work with him to see how little sleep he could
get by on. Why? Because he felt that the President should spend every minute he could leading the nation and doing the job of President. Is that a
healthy perspective? No. Is fooling around on vacations, golf outings with sports stars and tossing partys with aged rock stars a good perspective
when close to 10% of the folks in the country are unemployed and can't afford to take their kids to the movies a good perspective? No. I'll take
Nixon's perspective over Obama's. This gent is simply not serious.
Its not like this gent does not spend any time with his family. He's been on vacation the entire summer and tosses a party twice a week. He also
has dinner with his family just about every night (a good thing).