John Bolton

John Bolton

Sunday, September 06, 2009

A Lingering Question of Obama's Competence

If the Administration cannot get even simple details right, then how can they cope effectively with the major challenges we confront?

Remember the laugh when the White House misspelled Obama's name on an official document relating to Arms Control agreements with the Russians? At the time, it was good for a chuckle.

Now, people are starting to wonder if the boys and girls who arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on the Smoke and Mirrors Hopey-Changey express may not be quite up to the job.

Take for instance the controversial Presidential address Obama will deliver to schoolchildren on Tuesday. Don't you think someone at the White House would have bothered to check if all the nation's schools would be open for pupils that day? Apparently not:

Schools in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Buffalo, Seattle, Eugene OR, Arlington NY and perhaps many others will not be open until after Tuesday. Hundreds of thousands of students will not be subjected to the dear leader's rant.

And get this: the White House and Obama folks at the Dept. of Education, (who distributed the instructions which have caused so much controversy), misspelled schoolchildren in the announcement. On both web sites the media advisory reads "President Obama Delivers National Address to America's Schoochildren."

Remember, these folks were supposed to be the best and the brightest and would restore people's faith in government after the Bush years. But they seem to spend all their time in partisan attack politics and slick gimmicks like this speech instead of paying attention to details of governing.

Ed Morrisey, writing at Hot Air stirs this latest goof into the soup of missteps and malfunctions which seem to be a weekly occurrence with this bunch. In concluding, he asks this question:

Who could have warned us that a man who served seven years in the state legislature and three years in the Senate would not have been prepared for the toughest executive position in the Free World? We did. Repeatedly. So did John McCain, and for that matter, so did Hillary Clinton.
Yes, we did warn voters. Repeatedly. We warned them about Obama's shady past, his radical liberal associates who were the best clue as to who and what he really was. We warned voters about Obama's big spending and socialist agenda and about the racebaiting that he practiced during the campaign.

Obama said that was all scare tactics even if he doesn't look like the other president's on the dollar bills. But Americans have learned the hard way. That's what is motivating them to come out and protest by the millions.

No comments:

fsg053d4.txt Free xml sitemap generator