Obama’s Conundrum – Doing What’s Right

14 01 2010

Within hours of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, President Obama vowed “full support” from America to the people of that island nation who are in such desperate need of assistance.

And it’s the right thing to do. In fact, it’s the only thing to do. America is still the wealthiest nation on Earth and has a long-standing tradition of helping those less fortunate.

It’s also easily reached with one only truly wrong answer, and that would be to do nothing. Unfortunately, not all of Obama’s decisions appear to be so easily reached.

Point in fact: when the Ft. Hood massacre occurred, Obama, rather than wanting to appear that he was jumping to conclusions, continued to a previously scheduled bureaucratic conference where he gave those famous “shout outs”:

“Let me first of all just thank Ken and the entire Department of the Interior staff for organizing just an extraordinary conference.”

“I want to thank my Cabinet members and senior administration officials who participated today. I hear that Dr. Joe Medicine Crow was around, and so I want to give a shout out to that Congressional Medal of Honor winner. It’s good to see you.”

How dare you, Mr. President! How dare you continue to appear at an unnecessary conference and then give pep rally praise (complete with appreciate chuckles) before acknowledging that 14 people (yes, I’m counting the unborn child of the pregnant soldier) were brutally gunned down by an Islamic terrorist (yes, I’m going there, too.) How dare you show such insensitivity and then have the temerity to tell us not to “jump to conclusions.”

Second point in fact: another Islamic terrorist tried to blow up Flight 253 on Christmas Day in the skies over Detroit, and had he been successful, would have killed hundreds of people both in the air and on the ground. Obama, not to be torn away from his 10-day vacation in Hawaii, waited three days before gracing us with his television presence on a make-shift “glory to Obama” backed stage. Complete with presidential seal – and sadly missing his teleprompter – Obama stumbled through his statements and made sure we all understood Abdulmutallab was a “suspect” and that it was the previous administration’s fault that his administration didn’t stop the Nigerian pantie-bomber.

Thank you, Keep America Safe, for the great video!!

Again, I say, How dare you!?

How dare you succumb to the paralysis of analysis as you check polls and take the political temperature before you choose to address a country in need – OUR COUNTRY – of leadership and guidance. And where were you AND your staff? Where was Hilary Clinton, our Secretary of State? Shouldn’t this have been a matter for her to have, at the very least, made an appearance?

Now, with a tiny island nation suffering devastating losses but, quite frankly, not a matter of state urgency, we have Hilary Clinton and U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates canceling their trip to the Pacific. Why? Where were they when America needed them? Oh, that’s right…on vacation, too.

When it comes down to the choice of doing what’s right, or of selecting a moment to do what is the most politically expedient for his agenda, Mr. Obama consistently errs on the side of…well…the wrong way to deal with matters of state emergency.

This president seems unable to comprehend that sometimes, doing what’s right isn’t something he may want to do, but must do because, damn it, it’s the right thing to do.

Or am I jumping to conclusions…again?

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14 01 2010
Mark T

As a matter of fact you are Suzi, the correct one. I was accused of the same thing two years ago. We were right then and now the rest of the nation is catching up and waking up. The 52%ers (not to be forgotten or forgiven) have given us over to a naive little boy, I only hope the nation will survive.
That BDS was how the trolls did this…don’t forget that either.

15 01 2010
RhodesNews

To Mark T: The nation WILL survive. Candidate for President Obama said, “I will fundamentally change America.” He has no idea how correct he was. And change it he will, but not in the respect he ever intended. Obama has awakened a sleeping giant, and the revolution will not end in 2010 nor 2012. That is only the beginning.

Because the founding fathers gave us a mechanism to fight tyranny: it is the process by which to Amend the Constitution. The time for complaining and talk is over. Our First Amendment Rights, and our democratic process to “change things at the polls,” have lost their potency at this point. We have embarked on the Second American Revolution. We will never allow Obama to happen to this country again.

22 01 2010
Recon

“The 52%ers (not to be forgotten or forgiven)”

No. They are NOT forgiven for their apathy, for their dereliction of the Peoples duty to police those that they send to office. The People failed more grievously than the politicians ever did. I agree with Mark. There is no excuse for this. The facts have never changed, they were always available if only they’d bothered to look, instead of being led like pigs to slaughter. I’m so tired of being angry with all of them, but everyday there is yet AGAIN something new to add to the fire.

That they would do this in some childish act of retribution, to teach Republicans a lesson, is beyond belief.

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