Explaining Obama’s Inaction

It’s very simple. He doesn’t look at America as the solution. We’re the problem. He doesn’t think the United States has any moral authority in places like Libya. In fact, I would venture to say that if you get Obama to be honest, he’d tell you that there have been times in our history when we have been Libya. We’re no different. He probably thinks, who are we telling Khadafy what to do? Who are we to stand up for people around the world who want freedom? Hell, the way Obama looks at it, we’ve been denying freedom to our own citizens for who knows how long. I’m serious. I think the explanations for Obama’s inaction, indecision are quite simple. He just doesn’t have the view of America as an exceptional place, as a solution to the world’s problems. He just doesn’t. I think I’m like most people. I think I’m like you. When I lie awake in bed at night or when I’m daydreaming in the afternoon, when I get home from work and I’m reviewing the day, whatever, I occupy my mind with my job, “How could I get better at it. How can I do a better job?” Well, I do do this.

At the end of every program I review it and say, “What could I have done better? How could I have stayed more energized in the third hour,” or whatever it is. I don’t get the impression Barack Obama does this at all. I don’t think Barack Obama is introspective about the job he’s doing at all. I think his ego is such that the whole concept of not doing a good job is foreign to him. His ego is such that his presence equals greatness. Not his actions. His aura. So, Libya, you name it, the BP oil spill, all of these things, if they don’t present a political opportunity to advance his agenda, then they’re nagging problems, they’re just distractions, like Afghanistan. You look at how long it took to figure out what to do there. I have no doubt in my mind that as far as Obama’s concerned that Afghanistan’s just a whole distraction. He really rather not have to deal with it at all. His mind-set is, all he’s gotta do is show up. And sometimes not even that. You know, he’s really not even voting “present” on Libya.



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