Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Rudderless America

Yesterday, in the face of an already disastrous stock market, Obama stepped up to the podium to finally give his first comments regarding the S&P downgrade of last Friday night; nearly three full days after the fact. But, as he spoke, the stock market responded by falling even farther and faster. Why? Because there was absolutely nothing in this President's speech that we hadn't heard before. It was just another iteration of Obama's typical, blame-game, campaign speeches. There were no reassurances and no formulated plans. Further, there was no sense of urgency. Instead, we heard him say: "I intend to present my own recommendations over the coming weeks on how we should proceed.." Coming weeks?

If we had a real leader in the White House, we would have never gotten to the state that we now find ourselves in. A real leader would have spent three days formulating a plan and then presented it in yesterday's speech. But, not this guy. Real leaders are those who can bring widely differing people together to solve a problem. Obama has never done that. Obama is simply "Mr. Divisive" and, from which, no harmony or solutions can ever arise. In essence, Obama is no leader, and America, under his presidency, has become a rudderless ship.

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