The United States needs a president. Experience is absolutely required. Experience of the right kind is absolutely required.
What is not needed is the experience of another buffoon and more crony capitalism. Eight years of an economy looted by Republican Bush cronies followed by an economy looted by Dimocratic Obama cronies is not what is needed. The United States needs a president.
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The Wall Street Journal pines for Hillary – a Hillary administration. The editorial page says “No, No” but the news pages say “Yes, Yes”:
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, en route to Japan, said she will seek to develop a strong coordinated response to the global financial crisis between the U.S. and Asia’s economic powers during her four-nation regional tour.
Mrs. Clinton cited, in particular, China’s “robust stimulus plan” as the type of action the Obama administration is hoping to see from Asian nations in an effort to reenergize the global financial system.
“I will be discussing with [Asian countries] the approaches that they’ll be taking” to stimulate their economies “and seeking greater cooperation,” Mrs. Clinton told reporters aboard en route to Alaska from Washington. “The Chinese have a very robust stimulus plan…They are taking internal steps.”
Mrs. Clinton arrived in Tokyo Monday evening and will then travel to Indonesia, South Korea and China.
Mrs. Clinton is using her first overseas trip as secretary of state to press her administration’s message of cooperation and engagement as the necessary tools to tackle mounting international challenges like climate change and nuclear proliferation.
The former first lady held out the hope of closer U.S. interaction with Russia and North Korea after years of sometimes open tension. Mrs. Clinton said Washington stands ready to normalize relations with Pyongyang if its leadership makes good on its pledge to verifiably dismantle North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.
It’s not “her” administration, but we understand the goo-goo eyes and wishful “what might have been” from the Journal after the first few whiffs of the B.O. administration.
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On this President’s Day we find Obama at the scene of the crime. Obama is vacationing in the house that Rezko enabled.
On this President’s Day we find even more Big Media “stars” that “reported” on the election campaigns – joining the B.O. stink. Today the revolving door revolves around Jill Zuckman:
Jill Zuckman, a Chicago Tribune Washington correspondent and frequent guest on political talk shows such as MSNBC’s “Hardball” and Fox Broadcasting’s “Fox News Sunday,” is leaving to join President Barack Obama’s administration in the Department of Transportation.
On this President’s Day we find those that turned over, willingly, our national elections to Big Media, the “vote for Obama because Big Media likes him” shills, still worming for Obama.
These Obama dead enders dare compare Obama to a great president like Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
The Obama dead enders get their shill points for Big Media tool Barack Obama directly from Big Media today. E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post ignores Obama’s history and how Obama’s inexperience has played out these past few weeks. E.J. Dionne does not recognize that in this moment the United States is in need of a real president.
Barack Obama senses that he’s in the middle of a hurricane whose gale-force winds could blow history his way.
He doesn’t mind acknowledging that he is learning as he goes, and he is not bitter about how little help he is getting from Republicans. But he will never again let bipartisanship become the defining test of his success.
And, yes, he is aware that the passage of his stimulus package, though a big deal three weeks into a presidency, is only a prelude to the “really tough” part. The next step, “getting credit flowing again” and averting “potential catastrophe in the banking system,” may make the stimulus fight look like a friendly warm-up game.
Obama Big Media shills and Big Blog enablers still try to sell Obama as FDR. But Obama is the anti-FDR. Obama specifically rejected the FDR coalition during the election campaign. Now Obama wants to soil the crown jewel of the FDR New Deal.
And where might Republicans fit into all this? Obama still thinks he’ll win their support someday on some issues. Because the stimulus envisioned a large government role in rescuing the economy, he said, it may have “exaggerated” the partisan divide because it played on “the core differences between Democrats and Republicans.”
Obama sucked up to Republicans on the flim-flam “stimulus” scam in order to get their votes on Obama’s plan to loot Social Security. Destruction of Social Security is the issue on which Obama wants Republican votes.
Dionne and the Obama enablers are deluded and don’t understand the “me, me, me” at the center of Obama’s entire history. Dionne writes:
Maybe that mysterious calm people talk about reflects the temperament of a man who can live with his mistakes as long as he doesn’t repeat them.
We know that calm is really “I got mine, and my friends got theirs, screw you.”
Kathleen Parker, also of the Washington Post was much closer to the Obama reality. The United States needs a president, experience required:
The first however-many days of Barack Obama’s presidency have been a study in amateurism.
Many suspected that Obama wasn’t quite ready, but kept their fingers crossed. Optimistic disappointment is the new holding pattern.
What’s missing from Obama’s performance isn’t the intelligence that voters acknowledged in electing him. It’s the experience they tried to pretend didn’t really matter. Experienced politicians, after all, got us into this mess.
Absent is maturity — that grown-up quality of leadership that is palpable when the real deal enters a room. There’s a reason why elders are respected. They have something the rest of us don’t have — yet — because we haven’t lived long enough. We haven’t made the really tough decisions, the ones that are often unpopular.
This week Obama will continue to vacation and bamboozle and go to fancy restaurants. Hillary Clinton will continue to try to Save The World.
The United States needs a president. The United States needs a full-time, experienced president who puts the interests and needs of the entire nation before the interests of career and friends.
After eight years of an exercise junkie, vacation happy, spend happy, crony assisting, stumbling, bumbling, crumbling boob, – the United States needs a president.