By Herbert Calhoun, OpedNews
The nation is dying from a failure of (good) leadership but don’t look to Barack Obama for it.
Obama: Pseudo leadership at its best.
An Answer to the recent Article entitled “10 Reasons Why Obama will win in 2012.”
1. At best Mr. Obama has been a lackluster and even anemic Party leader and a weak President.
The most cynical image of Mr. Obama is one showing him hiding behind the Oval Office desk, ducking all of the tough issues that come his way. Something he has done throughout his entire four-year term. Another is that he is the opposite of Harry Truman, the man who announced that the “Buck stops at the Oval office desk.” For Mr. Obama, the “buck stopped with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reed,” who he sent to the frontlines to do battle with the Republicans, in short to do most of his dirty work and then to take the fall for any and all his failures — which indeed were many.
For four years, Mr. Obama has simply stayed aloof, above the fray, aloof both from the public and from the dirty business of governing. He has been America’s “Black prima donna,” repeatedly refusing to get his hands dirty, or to fight back at the Republicans, scared he may be characterized as an “angry black man.” But now that he has his back up against the wall, he is back on the stump bouncing around out in the center of the ring like Rush Limbaugh. Most of us, his supporters, are asking: Where was he when we desperately needed a vigorous advocate of progressive causes at the dais of the Bully Pulpit? Continue reading »
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