Friday, March 18, 2011

President 'Present' Obama dodges the big decisions to keep his approval ratings up!

[ I can’t get by the concept that our Presidents are supposed to be leaders, the elected representatives of all the people, not just their parties. This President is either so incompetent that he can’t make a decision or so self-serving that he won’t unless, right or wrong, it benefits him. Either way, Obama is causing far more damage to the fabric of this country than any natural disaster could! – JS ]

From Kimberley Strassel at the WSJ

One knock on Barack Obama in the 2008 election was his record as an Illinois state senator, where he repeatedly ducked tough issues by voting "present." It seems old habits die hard.

imageIf you'd like to know where the leader of the free world stands on those NCAA rankings, just turn on ESPN. ("I think Kansas has more firepower," he explained as he filled out his bracket.) Wondering what the commander in chief thinks about gun laws? Don't worry—he's in favor of those already on the books, according to a recent op-ed.

If, however, you are curious about where the most powerful man in the universe stands on Libya, radiation, a possible government shutdown, the future of Social Security, or rising oil prices, don't look to the White House. Those issues are tough. Those issues risk mistakes. Those issues might mean unhappy voters. And right now, it's approval ratings the White House cares about. Read the rest here …

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