How do you spell incompetence?
By Henry Lamb
"O" is his logo, with dramatic red and blue swirls that are supposed to imply some sort of connection to the nation over which he now presides. After observing more than a year of performance, it is clear that his connection to his Muslim roots is far greater than his appreciation of the U.S. Constitution.
"B" is his background, rich with influence from Marxists and loony leftists who guided his early years and followed him through his initial training in Chicago thugocracy. Now that he is in Washington, he has selected an incredible team of Marxist sympathizers and leftists to advise his every move.
"A" is the arrogance that exudes from his every movement. It appears that he believes he was endowed by his Creator with not only the right to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," but also with total infallibility of thought, word or deed.
"M" is the Messiah complex which compelled him to stand before a German audience and declare that "…I am a citizen of the world" and allows school children to sing his praises: "Obama can, mmm, mmm, mmm." Watch the indoctrination of "Obama Scholars."
"A" is the attitude that is always condescending. When he speaks, everything is about "Me, my, and I." He thinks his opponents are either stupid people who "cling to their guns and religion," or are one exercise away from being domestic terrorists.
How do you spell incompetence?
Obama said he would post bills on the Internet for five days before he signed them. He lied.
Obama said his stimulus plan would keep unemployment below 8%. He was badly mistaken.
Obama said his would be the most transparent, open administration in history. Hahahahahaha!
Obama swore he would "…preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States." Instead, he created a health care law that requires citizens to purchase a product; there is no Constitutional authority for Congress or the President to impose such a requirement on its citizens.
Obama's incompetence is most graphically revealed by his handling of the tragedy in the gulf. Eager to appear to be in control, nine days after the accident (April 29), he mentioned the oil leak for the first time, saying he had ordered Secretary Salazar to complete a report within 30 days.
His first visit to the area was May 2, when he tried to convince the nation that he had been in charge of the entire operation since day one. Once Obama became aware that the gulf event was a problem, he tried to get in front of it by appearing to be in control. Actually, he was competing with BP officials for TV face-time in order to convey the appearance of being in control.
Actually, he was grasping for ideas. On May 21, his friends at the Center for American Progress, a George Soros-funded think tank, suggested that he name a "Point Person" to coordinate the government's action. Obama complied within a few days.
On May 26, the same people told Obama to demand that BP set up an enormous fund to cover future obligations. It didn't matter to his friends at the think tank, or to Obama, that the President does not have the authority to demand such a thing from a private corporation. It didn't matter that BP had already accepted full responsibility for damages, and had already set up a claims process.
To gain the appearance of being in control, Obama summoned BP officials to the White House so that he could claim to have forced the corporation to obey his command. This is not competence; this is childish.
On March 10, 2009, BP applied for a permit to drill the Deepwater Horizon well. The application was approved on April 9. The environmental review, however, required by the National Environmental Policy Act was "categorically excluded." This means that the Obama administration knew everything there was to know about BP's drilling plan, and approved it. After the plan was approved and the permit issued, BP could take no action outside the plan without additional government approval. Therefore, Obama's administration knew, or should have known, in advance, every decision that resulted in the April 20, 2010 explosion. Still, Obama blamed Bush. This is not competence; this is childish.
If, as he claims, Obama has been in charge of the clean up since day one, requiring BP to get his administration's permission before taking any action, then the failure of all the efforts to stop the flow of oil must be laid at Obama's doorstep. The failure to prevent the oil from reaching the wetlands and beaches must also be laid at Obama's feet.
OBAMA clearly spells incompetence throughout the administration and the programs it has tried to impose. This incompetence can be contained, somewhat, on November 2, and completely erased in 2012.