Some of you might recall months ago R.I. declaring their intention to see Barack Obama “Lame Ducked” long before the 2014 Midterms. It appears more and more are now seeing Barack Obama as just that – a Lame Duck president with ZERO credibility among even his own political party. All that he has left, (and it has been enough to keep his head just above water) is the still defensive Mainstream Media whose own credibility is on the line in making certain Barack Obama is viewed as something of a success.
Obama’s crisis of credibility
President Barack Obama is like a novice flier thrust into the cockpit of a 747. He’s pushing buttons, flipping switches and radioing air traffic control, but nothing’s happening. The plane is just slowly descending on its own, and while it may or may not crash, it at least doesn’t appear to be headed to any particularly useful destination.
Obama’s ineffectiveness, always a hallmark of his presidency, has reached a new cruising altitude this year. Not even a year into his second term, he looks like a lame duck and quacks like a lame duck. You guessed it — he’s a lame duck.
…Obama has something worse on his hands than being hated. All presidents get hated. But Obama is being ignored. And that’s because he has no credibility.
A president enters office having earned a certain stock of political capital just for getting elected. He then spends it down, moving his agenda forward, until he collects a fresh supply by getting reelected.
But political capital is only the intangible substrate that gives a president his might. His presidency must also be nourished by credibility — a sense he can be trusted, relied upon and feared — to make things happen.
…Sapping his credibility further is willingness to harbor and express vicious contempt for his ideological opposites, whom he variously describes as terrorists, “extremists,” and “enemies.” Behaving like a Chicago ward boss is not going to advance his agenda very far on Capitol Hill.
The only thing Obama can truly be counted on is to make his tee time on Saturdays, though the government shutdown has temporarily cramped his golf game.
During his first year in office, Ronald Reagan crushed an illegal strike by air traffic controllers by firing them all, defying charges that he was a union-busting thug and that planes would soon be dropping out of the sky. It was a moment that convinced observers at home and abroad that Reagan was not to be taken lightly, that he was a serious man of his word, and that he was to be respected and even feared. And so he got things done.
Obama has never shown similar fortitude to the world for the simple reason that he lacks it. Obama is not to be feared, or even trusted. And that’s a fatal flaw in a president. LINK
I will again urge readers to keep up the pressure. Continue to educate those around you of the truths and lies that are the foundation of this failed and dangerous administration. Those efforts are seeing results! Your voices HAVE influenced the Republican leadership and can do so again to even greater effect during the 2014 Midterms.
We have lost some battles in past years, but the patriots’ war to save America continues on… -UM
IN A WORLD GONE HORRIBLY WRONG, AMERICA NEEDS A NEW HERO.
MAC WALKER. LINK
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