Monday, July 5, 2010


How many times have you heard that expression used over your lifetime? Whether it was sports, business, social settings, or politics, we’ve known someone who fits the tenets of the “Peter Principle” (defined as: in a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence).

Well, unfortunately, we have a perfect example in the person of our President, Barack Hussein Obama. He surely has risen quite rapidly to a position of power, and he has shown by his words, actions, and performance of his duties, to be incompetent. I know it’s not “politically correct” to disrespect the President, but how else would you describe what he has done or what he proposes to do in the future? To any right thinking person, who is or has been in a position of authority, and who observes objectively his performance as President, that person can see that he is in the process of bringing the most powerful country in the world to its knees, both economically and politically, he is not anything other than incompetent. His shoving a health care bill down the throats of a non-compliant public, proposing an energy and climate bill that will send taxes through the roof, proposing getting rid of secret ballots in union elections, and being excruciatingly slow to respond to the worst environmental disaster in our history, confirms my assessment of his incompetence. The frosting on the cake is his pledge to let the Bush tax cuts expire on January 1st, 2011 during a recession that is more than incompetent, it is criminal.

His lofty rhetoric during the campaign mesmerized many people into thinking they were getting a fresh face and a person who was going to change the country for the better, which was in a financial meltdown, not for the worse.

His catch phrase, “Hope and Change” resonated with 53% the electorate, and he won the Presidency. The fact that he was a “minority” candidate added to the mystique that surrounded him and the fawning media that supported him almost unconditionally.

People, like me, did raise questions about him, but those concerns were squelched or derided by his “idol worshipper” supporters. Their main weapon against any criticism of their “Messiah” was that the critic was a racist, end of story. Many people believed that erroneous charge and being fair-minded and not wishing to be called a racist, they voted for him in spite of a dubious past showing his relationships with many anti-white, anti-Semitic and anti-American rabble-rousers from his hometown of Chicago.

After 1 ½ years of watching him operate as President, many of his supporters have now gotten “buyers remorse”. His immaturity has been exposed by him by not being able to make decisions in a timely manner, his rash off-the-cuff remarks (when he’s not reading from a teleprompter) have gotten him in trouble on a number of occasions, and his total lack of historical perspective, gives rise to the perception that he is definitely in “over his head”. Being the narcissist that he is, he has trouble admitting his mistakes, and he tends to blame others instead. It is not the color of his skin that is the problem; it is how thin it is. His total lack of economic knowledge which is shown by his profligate spending patterns, has quadrupled the debt that George Bush left upon his leaving office. This debt of over a trillion dollars a year, as far as the eye can see, is a debt that we may never be able to pay off in our lifetime, or even in our children’s lifetime. We could become a country in the same position as Greece is in today – an economic disaster.

Hopefully, we as a country, will be able to survive his incompetence, but it won’t be easy if we don’t change the Congress this coming November. The Congress holds the “keys to the purse strings” and if Obama can’t get funding for his outrageous proposals, we might have a chance to stem the tide even though he is the President that is in “over his head” at the job. Now go out and do the right thing this November.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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1 comment:

Emile Damm said...

Can you imagine that his (Obama) most ardent supporters think he is a genius? No matter how he screws up they are blinded by their adoration for him and even if you show them his own words or show them actual videos of his screwups, they won't believe their own lying eyes or ears. It's scary to think that people, in this day and age, can be so enamoured of a person that common sense cannot make them change their minds no matter what. He not only is in over his head, but he is also out of his head.