Obama a leader who actually leads

Discussion in 'Politics' started by walter4, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Obama a leader who actually leads

    NEW YORK (CNN) -- What a welcome change to feel like someone is running the country instead of running it into the ground.

    President Obama has done more in eight weeks than George W. Bush did in eight years -- unless you include starting a couple of wars.

    While the armchair quarterbacks second guess the new president, he gets up every day and does things, lots of things.

    Whether it's creating commissions for women and girls, ordering the investigation of President Bush's use of signing statements, or jamming a huge stimulus package through Congress, the man is working his tail off. And he seems to be loving every minute of it. It's almost as though our president was born to do exactly what he's doing. He's leading, and boy, is that refreshing.

    I remember many times when Bush was in office wondering who the hell was running the country. Then he would appear somewhere in front of a handpicked audience to utter some banalities or say something utterly stupid and I would be reminded. I don't miss him.

    That's not to say President Obama hasn't stubbed his toe here and there. Signing that omnibus spending bill with all those earmarks in it after campaigning so hard against pork was probably a mistake. The opportunity was right there to send that bill back to Congress with a note that read, "I told you I am against earmarks and I meant it. Now do it over and send me something clean." Nancy Pelosi's head would have probably exploded, but the American people would have been ready to crown him king.

    There are serious questions about whether Tim Geithner has what it takes to solve the banking crisis. Either nationalize the big ones in trouble or let them fail. It doesn't seem that just continuing to hand them money is working.

    Better background checks on some of his appointees would have saved him some embarrassment. There's no excuse for asking someone like Tom Daschle with his problems to do anything.

    But the point, I guess, is this: President Obama is attacking our country's problems on several fronts. He's got ambitious ideas on how to solve them, and he communicates a sense of calm and confidence to the rest of us as he goes about his business. Will all his ideas work? Of course not. But if you throw enough stuff at the wall, some of it will stick.

    And at least I don't go to bed at night worried that I'll wake up in the morning to find out we're about to invade someone.
    Jack Cafferty
  2. Hilarious. I Love the whole "if you just say it, then it makes it so" approach of the Obama B*tt- munching media. The only place Obama will lead us is into hopeless debt and some form of socialism/fascism. Where will this douch-bag Cafferty be then? Probably telling us how awesome our new lives are.

    The one thing you can count on is that the SUV-driving latte-sipping super-size-my-meal American public will not tolerate waiting in hoplessly long lines for second rate healthcare. They also don't like being told how to drive, eat, spend, or live. When Obama's agenda is finally enacted the reality will be a painful compared to the "roses and ponies" they believed they were getting.
  3. Empty story....

    Remember after 9/11 everyone was scared to fly.
    Airline stocks went to pennies. Just like GM, Ford, Citi, AIG.
    But Bush turned it around

    Bush after 9/11 had to deal with a scared public that stopped spending almost as worse as is happening now....Bush's answer was to keep shopping, keep traveling, keep entertaining.

    At the same time Bush ramped up for an International coordinated fight against the political, financial and military of the al qaeda network.
    Plenty of actions that were also sucessful
  4. JDL


    america is use to haven stupid people running the conutry, they don't know how to take obama so they say bad things about him, you can't teach a old dog new tricks, america will fail because they want there president to fail, now what kind of american are you that you want your own preident/country to fail, white man has lost his mind.
  5. LOL
  6. Hell, if all it takes is to do some grandstanding and pandering to the public and then give trillions in handouts and bailouts, sign me up. A nutt less monkey could do that.

    I find it odd that the author and the OP equate pandering, bailouts, and handouts with leadership.

    A true leader would tell the sheeple to man up and take responsibility for their actions and decisions.

    A true leader would make the hard decisions and push the hard reforms needed to get us back on track for the long term.

    A true leader would get government the hell out of our lives and give the power they have usurped back to the people.

    A true leader would foster an atmosphere of opportunity, personal responsibility, and self reliance.

    A true leader would accept that life is not fair and we should reward success, not failure.