HDR 98(1): The Poseur-In-Chief
ALOHA, ALL!! “The election’s over, John.” Remember 0bama admonishing John McCain during the famous pseudo-outreach , made-for-TV meeting with Republicans during the healthcare debate? What an elite, rude, arrogant remark by 0bama! Ah…..but back then we were just learning how this guy operates and thinks. In his mind, he IS king and all should bow before him (unless you’re the Saudi King then 0bama bows to you.) Now that this pretender has held the throne for 20 months (it seems like 20 years) we have him figured out…..just think “One World Order.” Everything he does promotes the OWO concept and undermines American exceptionalism. On purpose. I’ve said from the beginning that 0bama is a puppet obeying the wishes of the puppet masters. This is an excellent article from Forbes that delves into that puppet brain of his: How Obama Thinks The author (a native of India) explains that 0bama truly is driven by the dreams of his father. Here’s a teaser: “Incredibly, the U.S. is being ruled according to the dreams of a Luo tribesman of the 1950s. This philandering, inebriated African socialist, who raged against the world for denying him the realization of his anticolonial ambitions, is now setting the nation’s agenda through the reincarnation of his dreams in his son.” Read it and pass it around. We need to make sure this poseur has no power after November and is shown the door in 2012.
Nice Work If You Can Get It – It seems that some guy in New Orleans was paid $18,000 to “rate” the news coverage of the Gulf oil spill for 0bama. And there are numerous other no-bid contracts going to various 0bama cronies and supporters: News Rater, Anti-Palin Group Get Government Gulf Work As my friend Bruce wrote: “Want to blow money by the ton? Simply send it to the government. They are experts at no bid, no oversight, inflated contracts. Projects that serve only their inflated egos. Egos that have been stoked by you voting them in office. Actually you need not send them money, they will magically suck it from you without your knowledge or approval and spend it before they get it. They can spend your money before you get it. Try running a business this way and you will fail. It must follow that our government will do likewise. Then what? Bow to Allah? Wake up and fight back now. Vote to shrink our government. That’s what you must do in private business to stay alive. Cash flow is king.” Bruce knows – he owned a business. The people in this administration have never owned or been responsible for one. They just like to spend other people’s money.
HDR Weekly Feature – 0bama Flunks The Leadership Test (But He’s One Heckuva Poseur!)
The U.S. Marine Corps’ 14 Leadership Traits serve as a standard against which to compare President Obama’s actions in his nineteen months in office. By this standard, he is not simply an unqualified leader, but the antithesis of a good leader: an “un-leader.”
It is often difficult for us to prove things which are self-evident. Anecdotes and examples are not without merit, but in a vacuum, these alone often fall short. Without some set standard, it can always be argued that one’s position is arbitrary and subjective, determined only by a preexisting bias.
Such is perhaps the case when discussing the leadership qualities of an individual, and in particular a sitting president. Results might be the truest test of ability, but without the passage of time, all results are not known, and such a standard is subject to dispute. Polling data is not a true test of leadership attributes: many great leaders went against the prevailing mood only to be later acknowledged for their insight and resilience. How to judge?
A standard for excellence in leadership is what we need, and where better to find such a standard than from the United States Marine Corps? The 14 Leadership Traits provide a time-tested (and battle-tested) list of what characterizes the good leader. And although there remains a certain degree of subjectivity when it comes to measuring an individual against these traits, in totality, they offer a very complete and convincing picture of the degree of one’s leadership qualifications.
The 14 Leadership Traits are:
BEARING – Creating a favorable impression in carriage, appearance, and personal conduct at all times.
COURAGE – A mental quality that recognizes fear of danger or criticism, but enables a Marine to proceed in the face of it with calmness and firmness.
DECISIVENESS – Ability to make decisions promptly and to announce them in a clear, forceful manner.
DEPENDABILITY – The certainty of proper performance of duty.
ENDURANCE – The mental and physical stamina measured by the ability to withstand pain, fatigue, stress, and hardship.
ENTHUSIASM – The display of sincere interest and exuberance in the performance of duty.
INITIATIVE – Taking action in the absence of orders.
INTEGRITY – Uprightness of character and soundness of moral principles.
JUDGMENT – The ability to weigh facts and possible courses of action in order to make sound decisions.
JUSTICE – Giving reward and punishment according to the merits of the case in question. The ability to administer a system of rewards and punishments impartially and consistently.
KNOWLEDGE – Understanding of a science or an art. The range of one’s information, including professional knowledge and an understanding of your Marines.
LOYALTY – The quality of faithfulness to country, the Corps, and unit, and to one’s seniors, subordinates, and peers.
TACT – The ability to deal with others without creating hostility.
UNSELFISHNESS – Avoidance of providing for one’s own comfort and personal advancement at the expense of others.With a standard of leadership in hand, we can now examine just how well President Obama stacks up as a leader. (You can read the rest of this great article from American Thinker HERE. Thanks to Toni for the link!)
This Week’s Quick Links:
0bamacare in Pictures (has some great stats to share with your “progressive” friends)
In Search of People of Color (apparently there weren’t any at the 9/12 march in DC *smirk*)
Press Secretaries Who Live In Lobbyist’s Houses Should Not Throw Stones (So I don’t think you want to go there, Barry)
Cuba To Cut State Jobs (Hey Barry – see that? Even Cuba is going capitalist!)
More Cuba: Castro Admits Communism Doesn’t Work There
Price Says GOP Will Defund 0bamacare If They Take Control of the House (OK…but how about a REPEAL????)
Rangel Prevails in Dem Primary (What the heck are they smoking in Harlem???)
O’Donnell Wallops Castle (GO CHRISTINE!!!)
BREAKING!!! Reid Adding Amnesty Measure To Defense Bill (Time to get rid of this fool!)
Final Thought: “The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” –James Madison
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!!