Sunday, October 4, 2009

Dear Barack Obama: You're the President of the United States, not a male cheerleader. Start acting like it, please.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

He gambled and he lost, and now the whole exercise looks a little silly, doesn't it? It's ok to say yes.

President Obama, the first lady, three airplanes, several limousines, Secret Service staff and, of course, Oprah Winfrey, the President's back-up first lady, headed to Copenhagen last week to try to lure the Olympics to Chicago and came up quite short. The Windy City finished fourth in a field of four. But that's sort of the way it's been going for the president lately.

Instead of Copenhagen, he might have gone to Chicago and addressed the brutal murder of a 16-year-old honor student in broad daylight at the hands of four street punks. Remember the lectures we got from Obama during the campaign about family values and the importance of a father figure in a child's home, et cetera? Well, here was a real chance to walk that walk, but he took a pass in favor of Copenhagen. Instead, all we got was the White House press secretary saying the beating video was chilling.

The Olympics news came the same day as the jobs report, and that news wasn't any better. Many more job losses than expected. The unemployment rate at its highest level in 26 years.

After centuries months of debate, health care reform STILL isn't going anywhere. Iran is thumbing its nose at our president and the world. They might soon be able to blow up the entire neighborhood over there. North Korea doesn't seem deterred by our change of administrations either.

Afghanistan is getting worse, and there's now disagreement within the administration on what to do about that, study it some more seems to be the short-term answer. Meanwhile, our troops are dying in record numbers there.

Except for the stimulus package, the scoreboard doesn't look too good for our new president.

What does President Obama have to do to start putting some wins on the board?


Garçon Stupide said...

Ouch! That's a bit harsh, isn't it? I mean I'm not American so I'm unbiased (and I'm also a Londoner, so I can't stand the bloody Olympics).

Wouldn't Obama get a load of grief if he didn't go to Copenhagan to show support?

What could he have achieved by going to Chicago and addressing the murder of the 16-year-old? Isn't that a job for locals? Wouldn't getting the Olympics be a huge ray of hope for the youth of America?

YBandDL Bad PYT In the Closet at Hearbreak Hotel said...

Okay I agree with Garcon to an extent...Why would The President do big addressing about the murder of a 16 or 17 year older. Isn't that a job for local officials of that state and whatnot... I mean he can't very well comment on every local thing like that.

However I understand that if he can for some reason comment about the moment being stole from 17 year old Taylor Swift by Kanye West, why not address the murder of that 16 year older. I mean I found it to be highly inappropriate, that he found the time to comment on the MTV music award fiasco. I mean really, Mr. President? Was it that serious to publicly announces how upset you were at that?

Now I am a huge Cheerleader for the President, but that was just wrong, however onto the other topics. People need to give the Negro a chance...The country got into it's shape after 8 years of's certainly not going to get out of it's bad situation in 19 months, come on people...

And the troops are not dying in record, they are being killed I higher rates since a year ago, but not since the war started, just as high as they were over a year ago.

I guess he thought that the Chicago Olympics was going to be an easy win for him, and any win is a good one, I guess he was wrong all over...and yes he would have been scrutinized if he didn't go to, sometimes he can't win for loose in any situation!

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