Sunday, August 3, 2008

Obama: Lacked Leadership When it Counted

Barack Obama could have displayed leadership back in May when John McCain called for off shore drilling. Barack Obama could have shown leadership when John McCain called for an Obama/McCain visit to Southwest Asia. Barack Obama could have displayed leadership and visited our wounded heroes in Germany. Obama could have shown leadership and transcend race. Obama could have displayed leadership when it was found that his web site was responsible for shutting down blogs that dissented from his views. Instead Obama was always behind and off the mark. Finally, when the polls showed he was wrong he flip flops.

Today the New York Times affiliate the International Herald came to Obama's aid and entitled an article "McCain joins Obama on Off Shore Drilling". What a load this rag is trying to sell. First of all I recall Obama claiming that McCain ideas including a summer tax holiday, off shore drilling, relooking ANWR, nuclear energy options, and other policies that would greatly reduce our dependence on foreign oil, were gimmicks. Obama instead offered plans like increasing the gasoline tax, increasing windfall profits tax, suing the OPEC Cartel, inflating our tires, and changing our habits. Obama lacked leadership when it came to offering a coherent energy policy that would help Americans.

Instead Obama waited until the House adjourned before he changed his mind on off shore drilling. Obama waited until the house was on vacation so he could test his message. Obama wants to ensure he can get out a message of compromise when it means nothing before the convention. Obama knows full well that no matter what there will be no votes on energy until after the next election. The Congress is on vacation until after both parties hold their convention. Then it will be nothing but posturing for reelection and running for the presidency out of our Congress. Obama knows he can now tell lies about being open to drilling because there is no one around to hear. Obama lacked leadership when it mattered most.

Now Obama does have one chance to prove he is willing to compromise. The Republicans are returning to the scene of the crime and are willing to debate the issue on Monday. Obama if you are a leader call Pelosi and tell her to go open the people house for business. Show that you really believe in what you say and force the Democrats to vote on this issue. Show Americans that your words really matter. Take action and prove to Americans that you are not just taking advantage of the timing and election cycle to voice your compromise deal. Show us that you are more than a typical politician pandering for votes. Take action. Show us you have integrity. Do what is right and force Nancy to reopen Congress in a special session that will help average middle class Americans. Obama show far you have shown you lack leadership when it counts. Now you have an opportunity to show us you are more than an empty suit. Put your money where your mouth is and show us some leadership.


CKAinRedStateUSA said...

Coulda, woulda, shoulda.

Barack Obama is incapable of showing leadership because why?

He has none.

And, respectfully, he has no figurative money to put where his mouth is. He lacks the stones to do so.

More and more, Obama shows that he's not just incapable of leadership and that he's an empty suit, but that he's a pathetic weakling.

But, still, con man extraordinaire.

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