Guess how many times President Obama met one-on-one with Secretary Kathleen Sebelius from July 12, 2010 to November 30, 2013? According to Peter Schweizer of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) writing in Politico, that number would be ZERO.
We have an absent president whose best attribute is his ability to deflect responsibility and blame others.
When I was in the military we prided ourselves in conducting meetings, briefings, that kept commanders informed, enabling them to make necessary decisions. A fundamental part of conducting business was preparing “Commanders Intent and Guidance” which provided the purpose, key tasks, and end state allowing the staff to plan, brief, update, and execute critical missions.
As a staff officer myself, I always held pre-meetings to make sure we had all the possible issues covered before going to the boss. As a Battalion Executive Officer, second in command, it was my responsibility to prepare the staff prior to our weekly Command and Staff briefing to the Battalion and subordinate commanders — after all we worked for them.
At any time I could articulate the maintenance, supply, budget, and personnel issues of the Battalion. That was my duty, to know the details and keep the Commander informed. My time as a young Battery (Company) Commander, Brigade Operations Officer, and Battalion Executive Officer prepared me to be a Battalion Commander myself. I knew how to issue guidance and intent in order to improve the functionality of our staff.
Obviously, that’s not the case with our so-called Commander-in-Chief.
Remember when he said in a November 14 press conference, “I was not informed directly that the website would not be working as—the way it was supposed to. Had I been informed, I wouldn’t be going out saying, ‘Boy, this is going to be great.’ You know, I’m accused of a lot of things, but I don’t think I’m stupid enough to go around saying, ‘this is going to be like shopping on Amazon or Travelocity,’ a week before the website opens, if I thought that it wasn’t going to work. So, clearly, we and I did not have enough awareness about the problems in the website.”
Oh come on, clearly you are that stupid, not to mention irresponsible and incompetent. What leader would hold not a single one-on-one meeting with the person responsible for his “signature policy initiative?” What leader would then come out and speak as though he had complete knowledge of the operation and that it was running smoothly? What leader would then come back and say “uh, I didn’t know anything and no one told me anything — and expect us to believe him?
Schweizer says close advisers like Valerie Jarrett say the problem is Obama “knows exactly how smart he is” and has “been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do. He would never be satisfied with what ordinary people do.”
I have a response for that assertion and it’s two words: first word, large bovine animal with horns. I think President Obama describes himself aptly when he says the trait he deplores most in himself is that “there’s a laziness in me.”
America has an absent, absent-minded president who possesses no skills beyond the delivery of rhetoric. Too many people felt a tingle running up their leg and voted for this brazenly empty suit – TWICE (in fact some people voted more than twice in the election, but that’s another story).
Obama doesn’t know what questions to ask, and is too lazy to do so anyway. But hey, he plays an awesome round of golf!
Chime in, what’s your assessment of the intellectual capacity of President Barack Hussein Obama? You know, back in 2010 I referred to him as one of the dumbest individuals ever. I stand by my assessment — community organizers are just low-level socialist agitators, perfect for campaigning, but not much else.