I’d Rather Be Golfing
By Michael Greer
It is abundantly clear this president would rather be golfing than doing the work of the Presidency. Never in the history of this country have we had a more incompetent or disengaged president. How many times does he have to tell you he had no idea , he didn’t know, he only heard about it on the news? He knew nothing about Fast and Furious, nothing about Benghazi being a planned attack, nothing about the IRS targeting conservatives, nothing about the NSA spying on all of us, nothing about the DOJ spying on journalists, and so on . It is no secret on Capitol Hill that he doesn’t meet with the panels he handpicks (Jobs Panel, Debt Panel, etc.), his Cabinet , or many members of Congress. Nor, for that matter, does he take their advice. One reporter at his press conference mentioned the fact that he hasn’t forged any friendships or working relationships even with members of his own party. Major Garrett called Obama’s inner circle “insular.”
ObamaCare was Obama’s signature program, his supposed legacy. The week before its website launch, he was telling people it would be as easy to navigate as Amazon or Expedia. This was his SIGNATURE legislation. You’d think he’d meet with those involved in its implementation every so often , or at least a few weeks before its launch , if only to ask them how things were going. Is there anything he should know about, are there any problems, glitches, delays? But no. He said in his press conference he had no idea the website had any problems. Really? Seriously? He asked no one?
In his “mea culpa” press conference he said insurance was very complicated and it would never be as easy as buying something on Amazon. Wait a minute. Didn’t he say the week before its launch that it would be exactly like Amazon? He said he’s just learning it’s a complicated process? JUST learning? NOW? AFTER the fact?
And what about his people? What about those involved in the implementation of ObamaCare? They knew the website wasn’t ready. No one went to him to tell him there were problems? They didn’t think he should know about it before he went out and made a jackass of himself? Apparently, we’re on a speeding train with no engineer. HELLO, is anyone home?
After his ratings dropped like a stone, he came out with a non-apology apology. First he said he was sorry people “found” themselves in this situation. Um, they “found” themselves “in this situation” because he PUT them in it! He was sorry they weren’t smart enough to understand he didn’t mean what he said. They weren’t smart enough to understand that he had to tell them they could keep their insurance in order to get the “law” passed, because not even with a Democrat majority in both houses was there enough support for it.
Nixon resigned when he was threatened with impeachment over having people break into Democrat headquarters (which hurt no citizens directly). Clinton was impeached because he lied under oath (which hurt no citizens directly). Obama LIED to get ObamaCare passed (which IS hurting millions of citizens directly). He has lied to us from the day he ran for office. Besides telling us nineteen times jobs were his number one focus, how many other times has he lied to the American public? Let’s see. Shovel-ready jobs? Bill Ayers was just some guy in the neighborhood. He didn’t know Rev. Wright hated America. His mother died because she didn’t have insurance. His father served in WWII. His uncle liberated Auschwitz. He wouldn’t raise taxes on anyone making less than $250K. He supports traditional marriage. Benghazi was caused by a video. The ObamaCare penalty is not a tax. If you like your plan, you can keep it. If you like your doctor, you can keep him. PERIOD. American automobile industry has come roaring back. He said he didn’t set a “red line.” He said he’d get to the bottom of the IRS scandal. And on, and on, and on.
Do we want a Saul Alinsky follower as president? The ends justify the means, so lying is perfectly acceptable? Do you want a man mentored by Soviet agent, CPSUA member, Frank Marshall or friend of the Weatherman Underground terrorist, Bill Ayers as President? Do you like being treated as if you are too stupid to know what is best for you? Do you want to choose what to do with your life? I have one more question to ask: would this man still be president if he were white?
Michael Greer is the co-organizer of the Santa Monica Tea Party and the Los Angeles Tea Party, on the board of directors of the Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights and was a member of the Republican Central Committee for the 41st Assembly District.