Obama's a Child with a Man's Job

When I see a quote in the media, I try to research first so I can put the quote in context. I know from experience how the media can pull things out of context for a good headline. So that's what I did with a recent headline on Drudge. The quote was not taken out of context.

At a campaign rally for State Senator Creigh Deeds (What kind of name is that?), Obama was talking about having "a lot of work to do" -- though whether he was talking about health care or in general terms I don't know -- and says he doesn't mind being held responsible for what's happening in this country since he's now the president. But, he adds (and here's the quote from Drudge), "I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don't mind cleaning up after them, but don't do a lot of talking."

It's hard to appreciate the nuances of Obama's speech without watching him in action. He's very slick, and unless you've had experience with slick people, it can be hard to see it for what it is. Indeed, our president is a bona fide egomaniac -- and completely ill-suited to be the President of the United States. Of course the packaging is great. But some of the best-looking packages turn out to be a whole lot of nothing when you open them, and that is certainly the case here.

Notice Obama begins by saying he has no problem taking responsibility, but then he spends the following ten minutes shirking responsibility by pointing fingers at his predecessor. Each time he blames Bush, he sounds like a child who shouts, "But he did it first!" What's even scarier is that this method he's using -- of constantly looking backward -- has no end. Obama can -- and will -- continue to blame Bush every time he runs into a brick wall. Every time he fails.

That's what children do when they don't get their way. And it's what adults do when they can't accept that maybe, just maybe, their way isn't the right way.

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