Sunday, October 7, 2012

“Fore More Years”?

Using the word “fore” instead of “four” does have some significance in trying to evaluate the record of the performance of our “Liar in Chief”, Barack Hussein Obama. As the world is in turmoil and our economy is in shambles, Obama had the “audacity” (part of the title of his last book) to play over 105 rounds of golf since he was sworn into office. In addition, just recently it was revealed that he has missed almost half of his daily national security briefings by the C.I.A. and the F.B.I. since he has been president. To show his aloofness to his job, he has not met with his “Jobs Council” since January of 2012, but he says he thinks daily about the high unemployment that has lasted for over 43 months during his watch (that‘s a great way of showing it), and only recently he had a full cabinet meeting after almost a year. Is this what an engaged president is supposed to do during these highly volatile times, both on foreign policy and on domestic issues?

At a time when most of the world’s leaders were in attendance, recently, during the annual United Nations opening session, he could not find the time to meet with any of them, especially the leader of our most faithful ally in the Middle East, Bibi Netanyahu of Israel, who requested a meeting, but was turned down. It just so happens that Obama was able to find time, though, to go to Las Vegas for a $40,000 a plate fundraiser, be a guest with his wife on “The View”, and to attend a big fund raiser in NYC sponsored by Beyonce and Jay Z and their friends in show business, but he couldn’t fit into his schedule the solemn duties that a president is supposed to take care of, that is specifically, the business of the people of the United States. It seems like he has been an “AWOL” president, who likes the trappings of being president, but not the duties that the job entails. He seems to be all symbolism over substance, and who tries to demonize his opponent instead of championing his own policies and how they have affected the lives of the citizens of America.

We all know that politics, especially presidential politics, is a “full contact” sport, but why would an incumbent president resort to the time-worn political strategy of the “politics of personal destruction”? Trying to slander a decent, moral man, like his opponent Mitt Romney, in a very personal way, is sort of like “hitting below the belt”. Inferring that Romney as being complicit in the death of a laid off worker, years after he left Bain Capital, accusing him of intentionally closing businesses and sucking them financially dry, of not paying his income taxes, and accusing him of waging a “war on women”, is patently dishonest and quite honestly, “Un-Presidential”. He should be ashamed, but, then again, narcissists generally have no shame to give. After all, he is the Messiah to his legion of Kool-Aid drinking followers.

One of the major sales tools, as taught by sales professionals, throughout time, is to tout your own product (in Obama’s case, his record in office) and not try to talk down your rival by trying to make them or him into a demon with evil motives.

Just recently, I read a very prescient bumper sticker, which read (I paraphrase), “If you voted for Obama in 2008 because he was black, you’ll have to vote for Romney in 2012, because he is now useless”. Touche!

Now, my fellow patriots, go forth and do the right thing and “fire” Obama this coming November. We don’t need “Fore More Years” of non-performance on the links or in the White House.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Tom BNrand said...

Nobody denies that the job of being president is a very stressful job, but when is enough enough? All those rounds of golf, all those fundraisers with his Hollywood friends, him and his wife's vacations at luxury resorts and destinations are a bit much, don't you think? Are they milking the office of president or what?

George G said...

Another gold medal for hitting the bulls eye again.