Friday, August 07, 2009
Sorry, Virginia, there's no Santa Obama...
(video taken from The Conservative Lady's blog)
"I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I don't mind cleaning up after them, but don't do a lot of talking. Am I wrong, Virginia?"
I heard the quote earlier this evening, without seeing the video or knowing who said it. Frankly, I thought it was Reid, Guithner or maybe even, Biden... but never did I fathom that it was Obama. I took in such a deep breath as I watched it that I nearly sucked all of the air out of the room. Are. you. kidding. me?!?!
I feel like a broken record, as I have said all of this before and I'm going to say it again. My blog's going to need a bailout from lack of readership since I say the same things about Obama over and over, but I just get so MAD from watching things like this... He just doesn't seem to get it...
1) You are no longer campaigning.
Somehow you managed to get elected. You are no longer campaigning for the job of President. You got it. Congratulations, now do your job. I know you are a great campaigner and a great speaker, but dear God, do the job you were elected to do!! If I applied for a job, got accepted and continued to "sell" myself to them after, reading them parts of my resume, they'd look at me like I was daft. They'd scream at me - "You have the job, for godsakes! Now do it!"
"I'm the President of the United States and that's my job". Well, don't brag about it, honey, go out and do it!
2) You are not the President of the Liberal United States.
You are the President of the United States - ALL of us, whether we voted for you or not, whether we like you or not. Please do not talk down to me and please do not try to discredit me, just because we disagree. None of this, "you caused the mess, now shut up and sit down while I clean it".
3) Last time I checked, this was still the United States of America.
And while I still have the ability to do so, I will make my voice heard if I disagree. That is what makes the United States great. That is what sets us apart from Europe. I have a right to stand up for what I believe in, and that is what I am doing. You will NOT tell me to be quiet or "get out of the way".
4) Please stop blaming others.
You have been in office for 6 months now. Yes, we all know that it's "Bush's fault" and that you "inherited" it. But enough is enough - either do something about it or don't. Quit blaming others for your inabilities. A true leader doesn't need to blame others. He assesses the situation, formulates a plan of attack and does what he needs to do to get the job done. No hemming, no hawing, not stalling, no blaming.
5) Stop talking to me like I was a child.
I know you think your followers and everyone else is beneath you and stupid. At least pretend that we are on your esteemed level, oh wise one. It is demeaning and off-putting. "This is your mess, sit down and shut up while I clean it" is the way a mother (and by mother, I mean a wicked, old step-mother from the fairy tales) talks to her children. Never have I seen such disrespect in a President towards his own people. NEVER.
6) Be a leader, not a follower.
A true leader should have come forth by now, denouncing all of this petty, childish behavior and saying "let's get back to the issue at hand". Instead, he eggs his people on, tells them to fight back at town hall meetings. "Fight back"? When did I become the enemy in my own country? Why are you fighting against your own people? What happened to "reaching across the table"?? And SHAME on you for riling up people against others - "Am I wrong, Virginia?"
I've got to stop watching these videos...they make me too mad sometimes. And videos like this one make me regret ever saying "Anyone but Hillary".