I watched President Obama the past few days, as people’s nest eggs evaporate, and I’m struck by the lack of emotion this leader shows. Dealing with the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, he reads from a teleprompter. He spouts garden-variety liberal rhetoric. He promises that Congress will do something when it comes back and that he will have some proposals. Then he reminds Americans that none of this is his fault and blames Congress. … Bill Clinton was able to feel Americans’ pain; Obama wants to deconstruct our pain, and analyze it.
Does the president understand that Americans are no longer looking at him with starry eyes, but rather with cynicism. We’re wondering: is our leader just an empty suit, a James Buchanan-type who will spend his nights raising cash at DNC events while a global economic panic moves forward? We need a leader, damn it! No one expects the president to be a miracle worker, but we’d like to at least have him try to do his job. After the president’s wretched press conference yesterday, where the Dow slumped as he teleprompted through a few minutes, we learned that in a few weeks our leader will have a proposal to offer. The president’s lack of passion and “I’m the third-string quarterback” attitude hints strongly that President Obama is an empty suit. Even his most loyal supporters are frustrated. (read)
He needs to lead, and his sycophants need to stop frantically telling us on TV or social media sites that the economic crisis is the fault of President George W. Bush. Bush retired long ago; Obama is the head coach. It’s up to him to keep his job or get fired by his bosses.