posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 02:55 PM
I agree with you that the GOP just blindly attacks whatever Obama does, or does not, do. Unfortunately, that's politics, and it sucks. It also makes
them sound stupid when they nitpick every tiny little mistake, the same way Democrats sound like idiots for launching the same attacks across the
To use that as an excuse for Obama's incompetence as President, though, is pretty naive. Let me share with you my take on things. They say, "If
you're 20, and a Republican, you have no heart. If you're 40, and a Democrat, you have no brain." I haven't been considered "liberal" since I
was a kid. I was a Republican up until about 2005. I'm not a "Tea Bagger," either. (Although, I'd rather be a Tea BaggER than a Tea
BaggEE...something for loudmouthed Democrats to consider the next time they think they're being clever.) I'm so far removed from political
affiliation at this point, I'm more of an anarchist than an independent.
That being said, Obama is a guy who rode a wave of discontent and false hope into an office he never should have won. Yes, race played a big role in
it; deny the facts if you'd like, it doesn't bother me. This is a guy with no experience of which to speak. this is a guy who spent his entire first
year in office *ignoring* the economic crisis, choosing instead to focus on his miserable "health care plan." (As someone with a background in the
medical field, I can tell you firsthand that his "plan" will actually make things worse for the people supposedly struggling right now. Just believe
it when you see it.) This is a guy who was asked to send more troops to Afghanistan, took three months to make a decision, and then decided to not
send the amount of troops requested. This is a guy who voted to cut off funding for the military forces in Iraq in 2007; granted, it was a few years
after I left there, but many of my soldiers were still in the theater.
This is a guy who still refuses to take responsibility for anything. This is a guy who still says our current economic woes are George Bush's
fault...more than two years into his term. This is a guy who tried to copy Roosevelt's plan to attack the Great Depression line by line, not being
smart enough to realize that it would not work, and why. This is a guy who refuses to see the obvious, that last year's midterm election was a
referendum on his nonsense. This is a guy who had a perfect opportunity to capitalize on sweeping changes in the Middle East, only to tuck his tail
between his legs and practically do nothing. This is a guy who decided to wage an air war against Libya, instead of focusing simply on a no-fly zone.
This is a guy who did absolutely nothing about the oil spill brought on by BP's laziness and willingness to save a buck.
This is a guy who, seeing the idiotic TARP plan of his predecessor, decided that he needed to do the exact same thing all over again. This is a guy
who, due to lack of forethought and intelligence, wanted to retroactively change the rules for TARP, trying to make certain business pay the
government back for free money when it was never required under the original agreement.
This is a guy who made campaign promises of closing Guantanamo Bay, and didn't...who said he would end military tribunals for suspected terrorists,
and didn't...whose resume is littered with things he said he would do, and still has no plans to accomplish.
Obama, in short, is a lying piece of incompetent crap. Does that make him different from any politician? No. Does that make him better or worse than
Bush? Well, we're not talking about Bush, but no, it does not. But to attribute Obama's inaction and stupidity to "boo hoo, he's being attacked
all the time" is just irresponsible and shortsighted.
Obama either needs to put on his "big boy pants," or get the hell out of the White House. At the rate he's going, it's not going to be his
decision to make.
Here's for the Anyone But Obama ticket in 2012. Cheers.