Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Time To Man-Up
Suck it up, cupcake

Mark Hillman from TownHall.com lays it on the line. Here's just a taste of the truth-bomb he just dropped on The South-Side Stooge;
'Big Boy Britches' For Obama

"The country looks to the President on occasions like this to be reassuring to the nation. Some Presidents do it well, some Presidents don't." That's how ABC's Peter Jennings assessed President George W. Bush's performance on Sept. 11, 2001.

Bush didn't spend the next few months claiming that he "inherited" a national security mess, nor did he complain about the economy which faltered in two of the final three quarters under President Clinton before contracting again in Bush's first year. Likewise, President Reagan didn't whine about the soaring unemployment and burgeoning inflation that awaited him after President Carter's tenure.

Now, the Obama team takes every opportunity to complain that they "inherited" a deficit, an "economic crisis," and "a big mess."

No hope, just bellyaching.

Despite his messianic aura, Obama didn't mysteriously appear on planet earth a few months ago, whereupon he was thrust into office. He spent four years in the U.S. Senate (between campaign appearances), including two years when his party was in the majority with power to block policies it deemed destructive.

If he and his Democrat allies accept no responsibility for the current mess, it's fair to ask: Did you see it coming but chose to do nothing, calculating that the ensuing catastrophe would be more beneficial to your political ambitions? Or were you just as complicit in or oblivious to the financial implosion as those who came before you?

Because I reject his principles, the best I hoped for from President Obama was honesty, responsibility, and a degree of humility. So far, he's 0-for-3.

Worse still, the pathetic tactic of whining about problems you campaigned to solve is beneath the Office of the President.

Memo to President Obama: You may never be a President I can agree with, but put on your "big boy britches" and start acting like one I can respect.

Don't hold your breath, Mark.


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