June 13, 2010

NY Times Urges Obama "to Lead"

The NY Times editorialists are clearly displeased with TeamObama's leadership and in this opinion piece offer advice to improve his handling of affairs to match their liberal view of the world. They exhort the President "to lead." The reality is he is an incompetent, inexperienced leader whose belief system and policies are not good in keeping with what Americans want and need.

The Times believes:
  • "...that without more spending the economy could remain weak for a very long time."
  • "Americans need to know that Mr. Obama, whose coolness can seem like detachment, is engaged."
  • "...the contemplative nature that was so appealing in a candidate can seem indecisive in a president."
  • "It took too long for Mr. Obama to say that the Coast Guard and not BP was in charge of operations in the gulf and it’s still not clear that is true."
  • "He should not have hesitated to suspend the expanded oil drilling program and he should have moved a lot faster to begin political and criminal investigations of the spill."
The editorial concludes:
"He should not have hesitated to suspend the expanded oil drilling program and he should have moved a lot faster to begin political and criminal investigations of the spill."
It's very clear that the Times is not pleased with TeamObama's recent performance. Yet, the actions supported by the Times are not in the best interests of the country because they will not improve the confidence of the people or the economy.

The Times believes that TeamObama can fix what's wrong in the U.S. The reality is that many of these policies, e.g. ObamaCare, excessive deficit spending and unsustainable debt are not supported by the majority of Americans and continue to create an increasing unhealthy dependency on government. Hopefully, the complexion of Congress will change in November's elections.

This scolding by the Times, his stalwart ally, is certainly not something TeamObama wants to hear, but is meant to prod him to shape up. They are obviously worried about both the mid-term and the 2012 elections. Competency matters and after 18 months in office TeamObama and the Democrat Congress come up short of the hype and expectations.


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