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A lack of lead­er­ship

We've long con­tended that Pres­i­dent Obama lacks in lead­er­ship, but it seems that he’s also be­come in­sen­si­tive of late.

In three years, he has led us through a sharp rise in the na­tional debt, pushed through a so­cial­ized medicine pro­gram that pleases only lawyers and bu­reau­crats and has used his power and our tax money to sue a state in or­der to force it to con­tinue to al­low il­le­gal im­mi­grants to run ram­pant on our soil.

This week in the de­bate over the debt ceil­ing, he showed his in­sen­si­tive side.

Nei­ther side has ex­actly dis­tin­guished it­self in this de­bate, but Pres­i­dent Obama stooped to a new low when he ap­par­ently threat­ened ev­ery mil­i­tary fam­ily and ev­ery per­son who sur­vives on a So­cial Se­cu­rity check. Our pres­i­dent im­plied that if he doesn’t have his po­lit­i­cal way, those folks just might not get their Au­gust checks.

That’s the worst form of pol­i­tics. There is ab­so­lutely no truth to that veiled threat.

If, in fact, the fu­ture of our coun­try was at stake, Pres­i­dent Obama could pro­tect those ben­e­fits and in­stead cut else­where, such as the bil­lions paid in for­eign aid, the bil­lions paid for worth­less en­ti­tle­ment pro­grams, or the mil­lions sent to United Nation pro­grams.

Our coun­try­men should be the last to suf­fer for the lack of lead­er­ship he has pro­vided.

This is a man who en­joys to the fullest the trap­pings of power he now holds.

There was an­other pres­i­dent who proved him­self to be un­able to lead in tur­bu­lent times, but found an hon­or­able way out.

Af­ter show­ing much prom­ise in the 1960s, Pres­i­dent John­son un­for­tu­nately proved to the Amer­i­can peo­ple that he lacked the judg­ment to run a war.

The Amer­i­can peo­ple stood up and voiced their op­po­si­tion and then mem­bers of John­son’s own party stood up and said they too had had enough. John­son at least had the courage and re­spect for his coun­try to step aside and not run for a sec­ond term.

We need a change in lead­er­ship in this coun­try and we pray that our coun­try sur­vives the 16 months needed to make that change.

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