Note to all: Delivering a speech is not the same as actually performing the deed. Now say that 20 times and shake your head. Maybe then it might stick.The chief nibbler (one who nibbles at the corners of everything) is at it again. There are so many red lines being drawn and crossed and forgotten, who can keep up? I know I can’t. But in the meantime I’m hearing a lot of crickets coming from the peanut gallery, that fakes as an executive administration. Silence important matters from the IRS scandal to Syria.
With the sensitivity and wisdom of a prickly pear, Obama sails through this presidency, with arrogance and dismissiveness firmly intact, attempting to act presidential but failing miserably. There has to be some flesh and blood underneath that stoney carefree “selfie” persona. Instead of hearing vacuous speeches with vacuous promises, I dream of a day when this country will see action. In short – put up or shut up. Fish or cut bait. I’m sure we know many other avenues I can venture down to make my “put up or shut up” point, but you get the drift.
Sadly our president confuses confidence with hubris which reveals itself with tinny speeches of programs and jobs that become mere whisps in the air, even as the words are spoken. A perfect example is the fact that our esteemed President who inserts himself into the smallest of insignificant matters, hasn’t said a word about the firing of the Mozilla CEO who contributed funds and held the exact same position of Obama back in 2008, that is, before he evolved.
I just have to admire a man who can insert himself into the most inane domestic matters by sticking both feet firmly in his mouth but turns it around on us and further makes us suffer for it. His blunders, and his faux-pas always become teachable moments for you and me. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of getting yelled at for things I didn’t do or say. This is usually the way it goes: he stands at the podium after saying something really stupid, like “…..police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, “acted stupidly” in arresting a prominent black Harvard professor after a confrontation at the man’s home.
“I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played,” Obama said while taking questions after a White House news conference. “cops were stupid….” and then chastises the nation for taking him away from his golf game to call a press conference to yell at us all the while insinuating that WE should learn a lesson and “Never Say things like that again”. SO THERE! Actually he wouldn’t have to crawl these comments back if, for instance, he would have ended his opening statement with a period. “…what role race played”. And maybe add, “I’ll get back to you when we have more information”.
But after that, of course, to prove how cool and cutting edge Mr. mom jeans is, he called on a beer summit, whilst never apologizing for calling the cop who was simply doing his job, “stupid”, but then he looks at us over the teleprompter yelling that this is just another “teachable moment” when all along the only one who needs to be taught the lesson, is the President, but, of course he does what he always does….keep on reading that speech on the teleprompter and never apologizing while forcing everyone else to agonize about their own feelings about race.
Then, who can forget the Trayvon Martin statement, “If he had a son, he would look like Trayvon”….Wha? Well, if I had a son by a black father, which I do not, he MIGHT look like Trayvon, then again he might look like Mr. T. Who care’s what HIS son would have looked like? There’s a dead boy in a small neighborhood in Florida who’s case requires proper handling in a court of law, but of course, this is just our President being, well, our President.
And who can forget that fateful phone call to Sandra Fluke informing her that she won the grand prize of free birth control pills, for the next 20 years, at tax payers expense, of course. He get’s involved in these ridiculous matters, but not a peep about the obscene mishandling of Mozilla’s treatment of CEO Brendan Eich.
In regards to the first two big foot in mouth situations, he had to insert himself. Didn’t you know? The whole world revolves around this POTUS and his golf game and his Final Five picks. He’s just so interesting!! He’s often blinded by his own light and I have no doubt Michelle has to sleep wearing sunglasses, lest she be blinded too.