Will the leader of the free world please stand up?

Dear Mr. Obama,

I got really upset today because of some things I read about you, and frankly, I have no idea what to believe anymore. I’m a little pissed off at myself for venting through Twitter and Facebook, but more because I’m worried about alienating my family, friends and associates than because of anything I said about you.

You see, Mr. Obama, I investigate online fraud (employment scams, specifically). Been doing it since 2006. First it was on my personal blog, and then at PhishBucket.org from 2008 on, because a) the problem wouldn’t go away, and b) unemployment is still through the roof.

If you had just kept your promise and got unemployment under 8% like you said you would, I probably wouldn’t have vented at all. But no, you were too busy ramming your crazy health care bill down our throats, throwing money at problems, and encouraging, even to some degree financially supporting, the uprisings in the Middle East. By the way, wouldn’t that money be better spent reducing our deficit?

I happen to loathe corruption, and that’s about all I’ve seen come out of your administration. I didn’t pay much attention to politics until I saw all the lying and cheating and lack of transparency that got you where you are today. You seem to think the federal government is entitled to a blank check–that you can spend our tax dollars with no accountability. And to add insult to injury, after you get a Nobel Peace Prize you turn around and start a military conflict. I can think of several people off the top of my head who are more deserving of that award than you. Why don’t you consider giving it back?

So anyway, to make up for my social networking outbursts, I’m writing in part to apologize to the people who know me. I don’t like getting angry in Tweet-sized bursts, and I shouldn’t have vented at them when it’s YOU I’m upset with.

But…I’m also writing to tell you that there’s still a chance for you to make everything right.  Despite all the damage you’ve done, I can only hope that your personal relationship with Jesus Christ guides you to make better choices than you’ve made thus far. The right thing would be to make this country prosperous and safe, and to uphold the Constitution that you and your liberal (and radical) friends think is so flawed. Let’s face it, Barry, it’s worked for this country for well over 200 years. Seems to me the only thing wrong is your interpretation of it.

Here are just a few of the things that are bugging me, and where I think you’re failing this country:

  • Bad economy/huge debt: you’ve demonstrated a complete lack of business/budgetary skills. Have you even submitted a budget since you’ve been on the job? Everyone in the Congressional Budget Office should all be replaced with real accountants who know how to do real math.
  • Unemployment: you favor job creators that come at a cost to taxpayers, like public sector/unions, over private sector job creators, who create revenue and ultimately more taxpayers.
  • Bad international relations: your handling of Libya, Syria and Pakistan, among other foreign countries, demonstrates a lack of experience in diplomacy. You’re so quick to point the finger at dictators overseas, but then you convince other countries to be the bullies.
  • Super-sized government: you’ve demonstrated a lack of management skills; your pen budget alone must be ridiculous. You have large numbers of duplicative departments, you’re  overstaffed, and you’re paying government employees FAR above and beyond what these positions pay in the private sector. I can’t say I’ve been terribly thrilled with the way you vetted your staff either. Van Jones? Anita Dunn? Seriously unprofessional, buddy.
  • Perpetuation of social justice issues: you seem to enjoy creating division among the people; perhaps you think that dividing and polarizing the American public on the issues of the day will help your perpetual election campaigning, but I see right through it. If we’re arguing with each other, our attention is off what you’re doing, and that’s okay by you, isn’t it? My venting today is a perfect example.
  • Government fraud, corruption & waste: the way you spend money and make backroom deals is a clear abuse of power. Whenever a Republican does something shady, you make sure everyone knows it, but when a Democrat does it, the answer is always, “Hey, why are you picking on us? Everyone in DC does it!” Fannie Mae, Freddy Mac, SEIU, AFL-CIO, Nebraska and Louisiana come to mind.
  • Policies based on erroneous information (economic, environmental, health): you abuse your power when you base policy on false environmental or economic data. Same goes for any other info you take as gospel and then try to “fix” with a new, restrictive law. You claim healthcare as a constitutional right (despite it not being in our “flawed” constitution) in order to impose taxes on those who don’t buy it. In fact, your policies have already turned us into a Nanny State.
  • Incivility and intolerance: you hypocrites tell people to tone down the hate speak and be more civil, yet turn around and do it again and again yourselves. You can’t imagine how much I’m dreading all the campaign commercials.

While I don’t hate you, I do find your actions deplorable and I hate what you’re DOING.

Why don’t you just admit it? You didn’t have enough experience for this job when you applied, and we simply can’t afford four more years of you learning on the job. Let some other Democrat run.

To that end, before the 2012 election, I’m going to try to draft up a Job Task Analysis. It’s about time the citizens of this country understand what kind of qualifications a presidential candidate should have.

As for you, Mr. Obama…you need to stop marginalizing and dividing Americans, because you’re not fooling anyone. Your leadership has put this country into a hole, and it’s going to take us a long time to dig ourselves out. Nothing personal. You’re just not qualified.

And to those who know me, I’m sorry I brought it up.

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4 Responses to Will the leader of the free world please stand up?

  1. Daddy Love

    Hi Tab. You know the president is required to submit a budget every year, and this year was no exception. http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Overview/. It fulfills the president’s promise to cut the deficit he inherited in half by the end of his first term

    The NY TImes says: “Mr. Obama used his budget for the fiscal year 2012 and beyond to make the case for selectively cutting spending while increasing resources in areas like education and clean energy initiatives that hold the potential for long-term payoffs in economic growth. With this year’s deficit projected to hit a record, $1.6 trillion, he laid out a path for bringing down annual deficits to more sustainable levels over the rest of the decade. ”

    But even though the president has submitted a budget, it is not up to him but up to our representatives in Congress to actually write and pass one. Right now COngressional Republicans seem more interested in playing chicken with our overseas creditors and with investor faith in the USA than with working out a budget that can pass (this is a reference to raising our so-called “debt ceiling”), but that could change.

  2. Curtis Daddy Love

    Corruption? How so? The examples you cite are primarily Congressional negotiations on Congressional bills. Yes, it’s true that seeing how the sausage is made is not pretty. But it wouldn’t be likely to be prettier with other Congresspeople in charge.

    This administration has not had a corruption scandal yet, even though the oppsition party controls one House of Congress and the press clearly would run with one. Why do you think that is? Maybe they’re NOT as “corrupt” as you think.

  3. Tab

    Curtis–I appreciate your link to the 2012 budget, but can you provide links to budgets for previous years of this administration? I’m sure I’m not the only one who’d like to see those. I realize that Congress has to pass the budgets. But for the first two years of office, Obama had a blank check because the house was controlled by a Democratic majority. It seems to me it wasn’t until the majority changed that I started seeing budget proposals come out. I’ve seen a tremendous amount of corruption from this and other administrations. Charlie Rangel? Barney Frank? I also know both sides are guilty of corruption. My point is that our country’s leader should be qualified, and I’m not going to complain without providing a solution, which is why I’m going to do a Job Task Analysis (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Job_analysis) for the position of President of the United States, so everyone knows what kind of skills and experience they should be looking for in a candidate.

    Thanks for your input!

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