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Lead, Damn You!

April 18th, 2013 - 2:26 pm

I’m asking — seriously. Even as divisive a figure as George W. Bush, after 9/11, sought to call all of us to our best selves, to remind us why, in spite of our flaws, in spite of our differences, we were all part of a great historical project worthy of preservation. I know a lot of pretty left-wing lefties and even they appreciated the measured dignity of his speeches in those days, though of course they opposed the policies that followed. And even during the tough times, when his popularity was falling, W. always went out of his way to show respect to the opposition, to take their views into account. People hated him, I know, but he did try.

But Obama… it’s like he hates the place he finds himself. America, I mean. He behaves like some snooty moneybags who woke up  on the wrong train and now expects it to stop and turn around and take him where he wants to go, instead of where all the other passengers want to go. It’s like he’s saying, “Oh, well, if you’re going to be all American about it, to hell with you!”

Our country is hurting. The economy. Boston. Texas. The political divisions that have us at one another’s throats. It’s time for someone to stand up and bring us together. Unite us in the projects we all know need doing and leave the political culture war nonsense on the back burner for a while. It ought to be the president, but at this point, I’d settle for Oprah or the Pope or the dwarf guy from Game of Thrones or anyone who isn’t constantly hectoring and complaining and whining about who and what we are.

Three and a half more years of this? So help me, I’ll retire to Bedlam. We all will.


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Petulant? This speech is PETULANT?!?

Take a look at this:

Or how about this comment here on PJMedia by "Grampa" late last November:

To: Generation Loser
From Generation Boomer

Subject: You lose!

You bought it. Don’t know what you saw in it, but you bought it, hook, line, and sinker. When this thing really, really blows up, I’m going to be dead. And you’re going to be S.O.L....

......Eat my shorts. Every last one of you. I’m going to a better place, and you’re going to inherit 100% pure unadulterated suck. When you’re hungry and cold because you decided to shut down the energy industry, suck an egg. You asked for it. I’ll be doing fine, and you’ll be in a world of suck.



Now THAT'S what I call "petulant!"
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Obama's idea of leadership is on display in Boston
See the update picture at 2:45

In Boston, a million people are confined to house arrest, without trial. An army of armored, heavily armed law enforcement and paramilitary agents are engaged in a man hunt for a ONE 19 year old suspect.

The orchestrated media hysteria, steered by the white house has turned this into a tiger hunt (circa late 19th, early 20th century, Indian sub continent). All to keep our citizens safe from man eating tigers . . uh, bomb planting terrorists. It also serves as a dress rehearsal for the next big crisis, bigger, badder, more turmoil over a larger geographic region. With a little good luck, Mr. Obama might be able to expand his leadership to the entire United States.
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I can't. It's always a 'Us vs Them" rant, never an "Us".
1 year ago
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Politics. Would that we have a leader that actually focused on what was important. You know, someone that tried to do the right thing once in a while. I realize I'm just rewording what you said, but that's how I get through the my day.
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