If Obama were serious __ and I'm convinced he's not __ about actually addressing the enormous challenges facing this country, he wouldn't be letting a cry-baby like Boehner and a turkey-neck like McConnell push him around. Before those two bozos ever got a foothold, Obama could have cut the legs out from under them by going to the American people, given us some straight talk, and with our support gotten some things done.
Why didn't he? Why hasn't he?
Because Obama is not a leader. He's a follower. To make it even more horrifying, he's a follower of a nefarious and suicidal neo-conservative world view. Obama is a militant imperialist, a dyed-in-the-wool corporatist, a wannabe elitist, an anti-democratic authoritarian, and a self-aggrandizing narcissist.
Hardly the makings of a strong, independent, creative leader.
With the onset of the New Year, spirits will be high and optimism in good supply.
Let's hope that these men and women who claim to be the consecrated spokespersons for the American people, who as a result of being elected to the highest political offices in the land probably have little doubt that they are America's best equipped to steer the country on a constructive course, will finally live up to the high opinions they have of themselves.
Let's hope we see some real leadership.
It's been way too long.
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