Thursday, March 21, 2013


During a press conference yesterday in Israel, President Obama addressed a reporter who asked about his failures in the Middle East. His wordy answer was quite revealing, and an admission of his own sense of incompetence when it comes to the challenges he faces as President. Here’s just part of his response:
“There are a whole bunch of things I would like to do in the United States that I didn't get done in my first term. And I’m sure I could have been more deft there as well, but some of it is just because it is hard. And people disagree. And it takes, I think, a confluence of both good, diplomatic work, but also timing, serendipity, things falling into place at the right time, the right players feeling that this is the moment to seize it.”

Can you believe that? The ruler of the free world says “it’s hard” and requires “serendipity, things falling into place at the right time.” That reminds me of the broken clock that tells the right time twice a day. No wonder we are in such dire straits in America.

I remember during his first campaign he was asked about abortion, and when life begins, and he answered Pastor Rick Warren by saying, it was above his pay grade.  Well it seems like the whole job is way above his pay grade. We elected an amateur to head the greatest nation in the world. In fact, Ed Klein wrote a book about him by that very name, “The Amateur.”  God help us! But don’t blame him—the American public re-elected him for a second term!  “Fool me once…!” What does that tell us about the modern American? Perhaps Americanism is above all our pay grades.
It’s time for re-training. Let’s turn off “American Idol” and switch to the History Channel, or better yet, let’s read up on our American history and learn about the things that really matter. Remember, whoever the President is, he is a reflection of “we the people.”  Let’s smarten up and elect a President whose abilities are up to the task of leading the world’s last best hope, and pray for God’s mercy to get us through until then.

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