Obama’s State of the Union: He Won, America Lost!
By: John Lillpop
Would someone please explain to President Obama that being president and commander-in-chief of the greatest nation on earth is NOT quite the same as midnight basketball or a game of HORSE?
In basketball, one can push, shove and elbow the opposition out of the way in order to achieve one’s objective. A dominant center needs to get along with just four teammates, but has no need to compromise or work with opponents.
By way of contrast, running the United States of America involves shared responsibility and authority with two co-equal branches of government. At stake are the lives and well being of 300 million Americans and billions of non-Americans all across the globe.
President Obama has put in nearly three weeks of harrowing incompetence, aggravated by insufferable arrogance. On at least two occasions, the novice president has reminded those who do not agree with him that “I won.”
Well of course, you won, President Obama. Unlike many of your fellow Democrats who foolishly claimed that George W. Bush did not win in 2000, Republicans do not deny your electoral triumph.
However, the fact is that all 178 Republicans and 11 Democrats in the U.S. House voted against the stimulus bill. Each and every one was elected or reelected to Congress, and can rightfully claim “I won.”
The same holds true for GOP members of the U.S. Senate who have voiced opposition to the recovery bill and whom are likely to vote against the measure on the floor of the Senate. Each and every one won an election to get where they are.
The presidency is not a metaphor for basketball, sir. You were elected to serve as president, not star center!