Topic: Decline of the West
This just in: Barack Obama does not control the weather!
The President made this startling admission in an interview with CBS News reporter Steve Croft:
Sometimes when I'm talking to my team, I describe us…as…I'm the captain and they're the crew on a ship, going through really bad storms. And no matter how well we're steering the ship, if the boat's rocking back and forth and people are getting sick and…they're being buffeted by the winds and the rain and…at a certain point—if you're asking, "Are you enjoying the ride right now?" Folks are going to say, "No." And are they going to say, "Do you think the captain's good—doing a good job?" People are going say, "You know what? A good captain would have had us in some smooth waters and sunny skies, at this point." And I don't control the weather. What I can control are the policies we're putting in place to make a difference in people's lives.
Captain Abab, maybe—or perhaps the captain of the Titanic. Anyhow, no can deny that Obama has made a difference in people’s lives—just ask the long-term unemployed.
The President also protested that he hadn’t “overpromised” during the 2008 campaign. Now he tell us that he “always knew” that fixing the economy would take a long time—maybe even eight years or more! Wouldn’t it have been nice if he shared that insight with his adoring fans prior to Election Day? But don’t worry! Barry’s confident that the unemployment rate will be down to 8% by November 2012.
As America contemplates the mess that the Obama Administration has made of just about everything it meddled in, from Solyndra to Libya, the President’s whining and excuse-making grows ever more pathetic. “It wasn’t my fault!” he blubbers. "I’m doing my best!”
Over to you, Mr. Churchill: “It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.” How do you think that the great man would evaluate Barack Obama’s best effort?