Obama must learn it's not about him
My wife Mary's eyes glaze over whenever I mention football. "But honey this is about life not football" I promise her. She graciously listens. Three years ago with only a few minutes left in the game, all Tony Romo, quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys had to do was hold the football so his kicker could kick a game tying field goal. Romo fumbled the ball.
After his horrible unbelievable mistake, the young quarterback sat on the bench dejected with his head hung low. John Madden, former pro football coach was one of the announcers on the TV broadcast team. Madden said, "Somebody needs to tell Romo to get his head up. This game is not over and he still has to lead his team". Wow, I don't know why, but I found the wise old coach instructing (mentoring) the young man quite moving.
Madden was saying leadership is understanding it is not about you. As the Bible says, "To whom much is given, much is required". Madden is also saying, OK, Tony Romo, you said you wanted to be the leader of this team; you must do just that, Lead! You do not have the luxury of sulking over your mistakes. True leadership is putting the needs of your team before your needs.
The Obama administration and the media puts his needs before the best interest of the American people. They believe since Obama is the first black president, he is simply too big to fail. Consequently, every event, policy and etc is judged from a "how will this affect Obama's presidency" point of view rather than what is best for America.
They protect him at all cost against all offenders. Remember how Rush Limbaugh was verbally gang flogged for daring to say he hoped Obama's wacko agenda failed?
Mr. Obama is the man who occupies the Oval office, but he is not our leader. He has yet to grasp the concept that it is not about him.
By the way, Tony Romo did get his head up. He has lead his team to numerous victories. Today, Tony Romo is a pro football superstar.
Lloyd Marcus (black) Unhyphenated American, Singer/Songwriter, Entertainer, Author, Artist & Tea Party Patriot