Monday, October 28, 2013

"He Didn't Know!"

The new White House slogan: "He didn't know!"

The President didn't know about Benghazi. He didn't know about Fast and Furious. He didn't know that his key legislation's website wasn't ready for launch. He didn't know that his healthcare act would throw countless thousands of workers off their current insurance rolls leaving them stranded with no other option but the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA), which they are now unable to adequately sign up for before being penalized. He supposedly didn't know that instead of costing less to the budget the ACA would cause an increase of over $10 trillion in new spending and raise ACA premiums to levels unaffordable by many. He didn't know about NSA spying on allied world leaders. Obama never seems to know what's going on around him.

I spent about thirteen years in the military, eight years working in the Veteran's Administration medical system and another thirty years in the private sector. I have worked in restaurants, bowling alley, radio studio, the inter-webs, top secret installations, medical clinics and hospitals ranging from 130 beds to nearly 1000 beds. In all that time and under all those different scenarios I have never come into contact with any leader of those organizations that was so out of touch with what their primary duties were as much as President Obama appears to be with his.

I have little doubt that the president knows his last golf score or the grades his two girls got on their most recent report cards. But, if those coming forward in D.C. who think they are shielding him from criticism or responsibility by using the catchphrase "he didn't know," they are sorely mistaken. If President Obama did know of the aforementioned items then he is inefficient and incompetent at best and at its worse he would be responsible for the murder of several American human beings performing their sworn duty to protect and defend The United States of America, just as if it was he himself who pulled the trigger on them. He would be guilty of allowing the phone tapping and spying on allies such as the German chancellor and who knows how many others by the National Security Agency. And, he would be guilty of purposefully lying to the American people, his supporters and to small business owners about the truth of the costs of his "ObamaCare."

If any of these worst case scenarios are true then he should be impeached as quickly as possible. If he is simply incompetent at his job, then he should put the needs of the country first over his personal ego and plans and step down now for the good of the nation.

How long would a company put up with a CEO like that? How long should Americans?

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