It would appear that a slim majority of Americans chose a ‘whiner’ to lead the nation last November, instead of a man of strength.

Just six weeks into his administration, the New York Times conducted an interview with Obama aboard Air Force One.

They report that Obama said,

Look, I wish I had the luxury of just dealing with a modest recession or just dealing with health care or just dealing with energy or just dealing with Iraq or just dealing with Afghanistan. I don’t have that luxury, and I don’t think the American people do, either.”

President George W. Bush didn’t have that luxury either, after the worst terrorist attack in history occurred shortly after he took office.

President Ronald Reagan didn’t have that luxury either when he assumed office in the midst of a much deeper recession and with America’s spirit all but shattered.

What makes this different though, is a stunning statement coming out of Obama’s mouth, but not included in the main article. It is included however, in the transcript that few read. Obama amazingly stated,

Somebody noted to me that by the time something reaches my desk, that means it’s really hard. Because if it were easy, somebody else would have made the decision and somebody else would have solved it.”

What did he expect, a cakewalk?

During the 2004 campaign, President George W. Bush was lampooned for referring to the Presidency during a debate with John ‘F’in Kerry (who served in Viet Nam), that “It’s hard work.” That statement brought cries of

he is in over his head. Way over his head.”

Don’t expect to see any of these same detractors who endlessly bashed President Bush for such a statement to suddenly realize that it took Bush nearly 4 years in office to make such a statement. It took Obama six weeks!

And, Obama hasn’t had to deal with an attack on America that cost 3,000 American lives!

For 8 years, President George W. Bush led the nation while enduring daily assaults on his leadership, his character, his decisions, his intelligence, his performance and his abilities from the media, politicians and BDS infected citizens. Yet not once do I recall him pointing fingers at others or to previous administrations.

Much like the president who preceded Mr. Bush, known for everything being some else’s fault during his 8 years in office, Obama saw fit to telephone the reporter hours after the interview ended with a “clarification.”

Obama said in part,

I did think it might be useful to point out that it wasn’t under me that we started buying a bunch of shares of banks. It wasn’t on my watch. And it wasn’t on my watch that we passed a massive new entitlement – the prescription drug plan without a source of funding.”

No, but they sure passed the largest spending increase in our history, without a source of funding.

Little wonder that in just 6 short weeks, his “Strongly Approve of” ratings has dropped to 39% from a high of 45% and is dropping as people see weakness, not strength in their choice.

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6 Responses

  1. I am sorry..

    But This President continues to scream the “I inherited” all these problems line.

    He was asked in the elections if he was ready to lead.. he replied yes. Now.. He complains.

    In less than 45 Days he has obligated the United States to more debt than any other president did in history of our country INCLUDING Bush 43.

    Obama is in the Hot Seat and he is not inspiring confidence.. Wall Street is down.. many peoples retirement funds have lost up to and over 50% of their values. Spending money that the country dose not have to save the economy is a train wreck waiting to happen.

    He is the President.. He is on the Pedestal.. He needs to accept that he is in charge and quit blaiming the previous administration for his problems..

  2. I don’t know, Lew… on that last quote, Obama has a pretty good point. A large unfunded entitlement added to Medicare WAS Bush’s bright idea and not something Obama is responsible for. As a general matter, furthermore, I don’t read this as whining. It sounds to me like Obama’s finally getting an idea of how easy it is to criticize and sneer at a president but how hard it is to BE a president. This is a good lesson for him; shame that he didn’t get the picture BEFORE he ran for the office.

  3. Well, I have to agree with President Obama that the Medicare expansion was a real bad idea. Many Democrats in Congress (wink, wink) fought against it ferociously (wink, wink) even though they admitted they didn’t have the votes to stop it (wink, wink).

    Well, they have the votes now and they control the White House. So how about we repeal this horrible expansion of Medicare and roll back those benefits to the perfection that existed pre-Bush? The President and Congress are completely serious about fiscal responsibility, right? Right? (wink, wink)

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