Maybe it's just me, but it seems that everyone is just waiting for President Obama to make a mistake, an error, to have a lapse in judgment. It's kinda crazy. Let me start with Rush Limbaugh, with his RIDICULOUS comment about hoping that Obama and his government fails. I mean, is this guy such an idiot, so selfish and self-serving that he would rather see an entire country fail, financially, socially, politically and whichever other way I might think of (because he did make a blanket statement), just so that he and his cronies can be right? It really is incredulous!!!
Then comes the fact that two of Obama's cabinet picks had to withdraw themselves from the positions to which they had been nominated. The two who withdrew were former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle, who had been nominated for health and human services secretary, and Nancy Killefer, who was to be the federal spending watchdog as chief performance officer.
To his credit, Obama went on 5 different TV shows and said, “I’ve got to own up to my mistake....Ultimately, it’s important for this administration to send a message that there aren’t two sets of rules — you know, one for prominent people and one for ordinary folks who have to pay their taxes.” In 8 years of Presidency, I don't think we ever heard Bush make any such acknowledgment of fault.
Nevertheless, it is my opinion that these two individuals should be held more accountable for THEIR mistakes much more so than President Obama. But since they were HIS picks, yes, at the end of the day, the buck stops with him but like he also said in those interviews, "The only measure of my success as president when people look back five years from now or nine years from now is going to be, did I get this economy fixed?” he told CNN.
It seems that instead of looking to see what he might be doing right, the eagle eyes are waiting, almost hoping for the opposite. There's so much partisanship going on that I'm not sure how progress is truly going to be made.
And now comes news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized with a serious case of pancreatic cancer. Should the worse case scenario happen, God forbid, and she not make it, it's gonna be real interesting to see what ballyhoo will be made about whomever the President chooses to replace her.
Well I, for one, am choosing to let the President "land" as my good friend Joice always says, meaning let the person get their footing first before criticizing. President Obama has a long road ahead and if we begin to tear him down before he even "lands", I think that kind of pressure is inevitably going to be too much for anyone to withstand.
On a lighter note, Dave is running in Stuttgart, Germany (where it all really began lol 09/06)on Saturday in one of the biggest indoor races of the season. As he always says, "Imma hold it down!!" And as always, I know you will!!
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