654.) The hypocrisy of the Obama Administration has beenwell documented. The message of hope and change championed by Senator Obama wascast aside once he was sworn in to office. He learned the hard way that being President is a hard job, and I wish Icould say I find it odd when President Obama partakes in the same activitiesthat he ripped President Bush for. Forexample, on March 19th, 2008 then Senator Obama gave this harsh criticismof former President Bush “There were too many politicians in Washington whospent too little time reading the intelligence reports, and too much timereading public opinion. The lesson of Iraq is that when we are making decisionsabout matters as grave as war, we need a policy rooted in reason and facts, notideology and politics.”
So many people will say “What is the big deal, this makessense” and I would have to agree with you, we should not make decisions basedon polls and politics. Decisions need to be made on facts and logic. Whatgrinds my gears, what makes my blood boil is not the concept that Senator Obamalaid out in the above statement, but rather the fact that he has blatantly ignoredhis own advice. According to Government Accountability Institute during thefirst two and a half years that President Obama was in office he was presentfor only 43.8% of his intelligent briefings. In 2011 reaching up until mid way through 2012that appalling average fell to 38%. Sostop and think about this, here is a manwho said “There were too many politicians in Washington who spent too littletime reading the intelligence reports, and too much time reading public opinion”who can’t be bothered to attend the meetings where the intelligence is discussed. Do you see the problem here?
Now of course there are those who will fail to see this as aproblem. They will note that while President Obama does not attend most ofthese crucial meetings he does receive and read the briefings. So this is man who blasted the previous administrationfor not paying enough attention to intelligence, for not basing policy on reason and facts,yet is himself unwilling to take the steps necessary to understand the reasonbehind the facts that he is presented. Howcan one claim to understand these highly complicated issues when he does notlisten to the people who understand the situations being presented to him farbetter than his limited experience allows. That would be like giving you a text book for advance quantum mechanicsand jus assuming that if you simply read it you will be able to understand thecomplex theories proposed by Einstein. How can you be involved and engaged in the operation of this nation if you are not present? Voting in the Senate is a clever way of hiding your view points from the public, but you cannot just be what amounts to an empty chair when you are the commander and chief.
President Obama had no clue how hard it is to be thePresident of The United States of America. No one trying to become President does. There is no class on how to run themost powerful nation in the world. There is no manual on how to deal with thestress, or the constant media barrage. So I can understand how President Obama might not have the time to be atall of his intelligent briefings. Thereis a difference between being a hypocrite and being wrong. If you make a statement, and later realizethat you were wrong, or your opinion changes, that does not make you ahypocrite, so long as you admit your mistake. The issue here is that President Obama has yetto admit that he was wrong. He has yetto say that it is impossible for the President to be informed on every lastdetail. He has yet to say that the President cannot be present for every intelligencebriefings. He has not said these thingsbecause they are not true. PresidentBush attended all of his daily intelligence briefings. So by the President’s own statements, who hadthe better bead on things. Of course the progressives will not buy this, andthey do not have to. The facts speak forthemselves.
The plain and simple fact of the matter is that SenatorObama said whatever he had to in order to obtain his comfy office in the WhiteHouse. He has paid little attention tohis duties choosing instead to focus on maintaining his office and attemptingto destroy the foundation which has made this nation the most powerful countryin the world. He has punted his responsibilities.