The Bizarro President

72 hours after the Christmas Day terrorist attack on Northwest Flight 253, Barack Obama finally checked in with the American people -- while still on vacation in Hawaii. With millions of anxious eyes fixated on television screens, the president emerged onto the tubes with an unpresidential look that suggested he had just finished filming a nightclub scene with Eva Mendes from the sequel to Hitch.

After assuming his familiar position behind a microphone, Obama assured the country that "we (his administration) will not rest until we find all who were involved and hold them accountable," but this was just the president paying lip service to national security in an obligatory speech. It was just last month that he said, "I will not rest until all Americans who want work can find work."  Unemployment is still over 10% and the small decrease to the overall rate we've seen since then was attributed to the holiday hiring season.

Meanwhile, the president has managed to find plenty of time to hit the links and work on his golf game. So when the president uses the phrase "I or we will not rest" until something is done, does it really mean anything?

I think not. Unfortunately, Obama just doesn't inspire confidence when it comes to conquering the various challenges this nation faces, and that's assuming he wants to. He has done absolutely nothing to help create an environment that would allow the economy to thrive so that businesses have a need to hire based off an increase in demand. But that should hardly come as a surprise given that since his inauguration his aim has been economic reformation, not improvement. And what about keeping this country safe? If it wasn't before, it should now be apparent that his calling for the closing of Guantanamo Bay, traveling around the world and apologizing for this nation's sins prior to his inauguration, and changing the War on Terror to Overseas Contingency Operation, has done nothing to deter the enemy from its principal mission; killing Americans.

Obama often looks presidential and even speaks the language, but his actions haven't been of an individual you'd want leading your country. He has outsourced his decision and policy making duties to his trusted advisors and the legislative branch and he's been a complete failure in the process. Don't tell him that though, because apparently passing deficit breaking spending bills and unpopular health-care legislation, dithering on the war in Afghanistan, and presiding over a rise in domestic terrorism calls for a self-awarded, solid B+.

All that matters to him is that he gets to use health-care to define his presidential legacy and the luxury to enjoy every single perk of the office as much as he can, 9-irons, expensive beef, and multi-million dollar vacation homes included. But much is at stake, and while this nation needs a real leader who is ready to commit to do anything necessary for its well-being, we instead got the Bizarro President, not The One.

J.C. Arenas is a frequent contributor to American Thinker and welcomes your comments at jcarenas.com
72 hours after the Christmas Day terrorist attack on Northwest Flight 253, Barack Obama finally checked in with the American people -- while still on vacation in Hawaii. With millions of anxious eyes fixated on television screens, the president emerged onto the tubes with an unpresidential look that suggested he had just finished filming a nightclub scene with Eva Mendes from the sequel to Hitch.

After assuming his familiar position behind a microphone, Obama assured the country that "we (his administration) will not rest until we find all who were involved and hold them accountable," but this was just the president paying lip service to national security in an obligatory speech. It was just last month that he said, "I will not rest until all Americans who want work can find work."  Unemployment is still over 10% and the small decrease to the overall rate we've seen since then was attributed to the holiday hiring season.

Meanwhile, the president has managed to find plenty of time to hit the links and work on his golf game. So when the president uses the phrase "I or we will not rest" until something is done, does it really mean anything?

I think not. Unfortunately, Obama just doesn't inspire confidence when it comes to conquering the various challenges this nation faces, and that's assuming he wants to. He has done absolutely nothing to help create an environment that would allow the economy to thrive so that businesses have a need to hire based off an increase in demand. But that should hardly come as a surprise given that since his inauguration his aim has been economic reformation, not improvement. And what about keeping this country safe? If it wasn't before, it should now be apparent that his calling for the closing of Guantanamo Bay, traveling around the world and apologizing for this nation's sins prior to his inauguration, and changing the War on Terror to Overseas Contingency Operation, has done nothing to deter the enemy from its principal mission; killing Americans.

Obama often looks presidential and even speaks the language, but his actions haven't been of an individual you'd want leading your country. He has outsourced his decision and policy making duties to his trusted advisors and the legislative branch and he's been a complete failure in the process. Don't tell him that though, because apparently passing deficit breaking spending bills and unpopular health-care legislation, dithering on the war in Afghanistan, and presiding over a rise in domestic terrorism calls for a self-awarded, solid B+.

All that matters to him is that he gets to use health-care to define his presidential legacy and the luxury to enjoy every single perk of the office as much as he can, 9-irons, expensive beef, and multi-million dollar vacation homes included. But much is at stake, and while this nation needs a real leader who is ready to commit to do anything necessary for its well-being, we instead got the Bizarro President, not The One.

J.C. Arenas is a frequent contributor to American Thinker and welcomes your comments at jcarenas.com

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