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As a CEO, President Obama Gets an F
Commodities Forex News ^ | 5/19/2013 | Peter Morici

Posted on 07/14/2013 11:17:19 AM PDT by Taxman

CEOs of large organizations all face the same problem – driving their agendas in organizations too diverse and geographically dispersed to manage directly.

They hire competent managers for their units, set goals and establish clear metrics for evaluating performance. As in politics, competition in business is tough, and CEOs must set ethical boundaries for their managers’ conduct.

In all this, the CEO’s personal conduct is critical.

Early in his presidency, Mr. Obama flaunted American constitutional tradition by pushing through major social legislation, ObamaCare, without a bipartisan compromise and consensus. And he relied on a legislative sleight of hand to pass the Senate.

Simply, Mr. Obama’s hard left agenda requires him to treat the constitution and Congress as mere inconveniences – expediency is his ethical standard.

For example, unable to obtain Congressional ascent, even among moderate Democrats, for limits on CO2 emissions and other environmental goals, the EPA – at his public behest – has written regulations imposing new and onerous requirements on business.

The Obama Credo of Management: We’ll do as we please, stop us if you can.

His failure as a CEO, now with grave political consequences, was to impose no limits on managers’ behavior and implement adequate controls – mechanisms for the CEO to monitor the performance of units and head off emerging threats to the survival of the organization. Regarding the latter, of paramount importance is to insulate the president from any fallout from their actions.

Cabinet secretaries and agency heads took their cues from the boss – at State, Justice and the IRS senior management would have had us believe they were unaware of what was happening in Benghazi, with the Associated Press, or at the Cincinnati Office of the IRS. And the president only learns about many problems when reported in the news?

Mr. Obama simply has been too busy giving speeches, raising money, and trying to turn every event to political advantage to keep tabs on his managers, as any good CEOs would do.

CEOs periodically meet with their principal managers – in groups and where necessary individually – to probe their tactics, offer assistance from their own wealth of experience, and discern areas where managers may be planting problems that will burgeon into crisis.

Failing at this, the president has managed to continence management failures that cost the lives of Americans abroad, weaken our national security, rock public confidence in government, and threaten our constitutionally guaranteed liberties.

Mr. Obama has a lot in common with one predecessor, Jimmy Carter – both failed as CEOs. The man from Plains is a decent and ethical man but micromanaged too much, whereas Mr. Obama acquired his moral compass in the Windy City and simply can’t manage at all.

Americans should not be surprised. Mr. Obama came to Washington with profound campaign skills but virtually no record as a legislator or manager. He spent seven years in the Illinois Senate as a virtual non-participant, bored and seeking higher office, and his four years in the U.S. Senate running for president.

Americans turned to him, because they were justifiably disappointed with President Bush and tagged John McCain with the blame.

Prior to his presidency, Americans never observed Mr. Obama running anything, other than a campaign. He had not been a governor or a congressional committee chair. In military terms, we made him a five star general before even serving as a lieutenant.

By his own actions, he is arrogantly ambitions but sadly incompetent. He has corrupted the foundations of our Republic, and for that he gets a failing grade.

Peter Morici is an economist and professor at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, and a widely published columnist.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; History
KEYWORDS: arrogant; fail
Have at this one, FReepers!

Dr. Morici called Obongo Bozo out!

1 posted on 07/14/2013 11:17:19 AM PDT by Taxman
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To: Taxman

Obama has succeeded. And the Republicans have been powerless to stop him.


2 posted on 07/14/2013 11:24:55 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Taxman

The Obama Credo of Management: We’ll do as we please, stop us if you can.


Obama is moving into the same league as Stalin and Hitler. Can he be stopped is the question.


3 posted on 07/14/2013 11:24:58 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Taxman

If Duh-1 was a CEO of a corporation, the stockholders would call for him to run the gauntlet, and each of them have their truncheon of choice.


4 posted on 07/14/2013 11:26:05 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Taxman

Wow!! Nicely said.


5 posted on 07/14/2013 11:26:41 AM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: SC_Pete

Not powerless. Spineless.


6 posted on 07/14/2013 11:31:37 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Taxman

Grading Obama as “CEO of the United States” is like grading Incitatus (Caligula’s favorite horse) as a Roman Senator. While they each received a title, neither earned their selection or acted on the position in any meaningful sense.


7 posted on 07/14/2013 11:33:10 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Taxman
Prior to his presidency, Americans never observed Mr. Obama running anything, other than a campaign. He had not been a governor or a congressional committee chair. In military terms, we made him a five star general before even serving as a lieutenant.

But wait -- the author isn't giving 0bonga ANY credit for being a world-famous 'Communitah Organizer'?? For that achievement he deserves SIX stars, fitty ribbons, and a hundred medals. AND a vacation or two at least.

8 posted on 07/14/2013 11:34:28 AM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: Taxman

Of course. The Community Agitator never had a real job in his entire life — and never any position that required executive skills.

I didn’t particularly care for Romney, but as I held my nose and voted for him at least I had some confidence that he could handle the actual day to day tasks of being chief executive over the Federal bureaucracies.


9 posted on 07/14/2013 11:35:33 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: lowbridge

Yes. Or, maybe it’s the incumbency disease: go-along, get-along, get re-elected.


10 posted on 07/14/2013 11:35:49 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: laplata
0bama is moving into the same league as Stalin and Hitler. Can he be stopped is the question.

The answer:

On the same day hundreds of thousands of Snowdens, Pattons, and Harry Callahans have had enough.

11 posted on 07/14/2013 11:37:36 AM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: USS Johnston

0bama is moving into the same league as Stalin and Hitler. Can he be stopped is the question.

The answer:

On the same day hundreds of thousands of Snowdens, Pattons, and Harry Callahans have had enough.


I don’t think there are very many out there now. Allen West and Ted Cruz come closest.


12 posted on 07/14/2013 11:44:24 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Taxman

“F-”


13 posted on 07/14/2013 11:47:33 AM PDT by Principle Over Politics (Is this a free country or what?)
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To: laplata
I don’t think there are very many out there now. Allen West and Ted Cruz come closest.

My optimism is checked by your reality :-(

We're going to require ALL patriots who love this nation to get involved sooner rather than later.

14 posted on 07/14/2013 11:47:33 AM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: Taxman

His real grade is negative 17 trillion.


15 posted on 07/14/2013 11:48:13 AM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Taxman

As a human being, obama gets a sub.


16 posted on 07/14/2013 11:51:22 AM PDT by MestaMachine (,)
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To: USS Johnston

We’re going to require ALL patriots who love this nation to get involved sooner rather than later.


And put the rest out of their misery because I will no longer risk my ass and suffer and sacrifice for the likes of them. They wouldn’t appreciate or comprehend it.


17 posted on 07/14/2013 11:53:56 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Taxman
The man from Plains is a decent and ethical man but micromanaged too much, whereas Mr. Obama acquired his moral compass in the Windy City and simply can’t manage at all.

and is neither decent or ethical!!!

18 posted on 07/14/2013 12:04:22 PM PDT by varon (Down with tyranny)
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To: Taxman
A generally good article, but for this: The man from Plains is a decent and ethical man... He is not. He is a nasty little raisin of a man who went from inept President to world-wide scold. He is neither decent nor ethical. I'm sure he lusted in his heart for urinating on Ronald Reagan's grave, when he was there with the rest of the Presidents.
19 posted on 07/14/2013 12:11:27 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Taxman

A great many have been sayin’ “F 0bama” for quite a while now.


20 posted on 07/14/2013 12:29:01 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Taxman

If he was a private sector CEO, he’d be fired and in prison.


21 posted on 07/14/2013 12:54:38 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth

I’d give an F and expel him as President of The United States. As CEO of a commie destruction & takeover, I’d give him a B+ to A-. He should be in prison and water-boarded to discover who he really is.


22 posted on 07/14/2013 1:04:12 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: VRWC For Truth

You are right, of course! HST, We had that opportunity last Novemeber, and it was an epic failure!

We really have no one to blame but ouselves. Pogo’s wisdom still holds: “We have seen the enemy, and he is us!”

But, since realization of the truth is starting to settle in, perhaps it is not too late. If Obongo Bozo can “fundamentally change America,” we certainly can change it back.

The election of 2014 is coming. Let us make the down payment on Taking America Back in November, 2014.

Between now and then, we need to trash LIEberals daily, and cause the 100,000,000 or so Americans who did not vote in 2012 to get off their dead asses and help us!


23 posted on 07/14/2013 1:34:14 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Paladin2

Please see my response at #23.


24 posted on 07/14/2013 1:35:05 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: varon; Cyber Liberty

Agreed. He is old and senile, now, and was probably old and senile most of his life!


25 posted on 07/14/2013 1:37:57 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Bullish

LOL!


26 posted on 07/14/2013 1:38:26 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: BenLurkin

We mis-played the hand we were dealt, beginning in the primaries.

Hopefully, We the People have learned out lessons and can make a course correction before we hit the ice berg.


27 posted on 07/14/2013 1:40:38 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: USS Johnston

My choice is no stars, no ribbons, no medals!

Instead, provide him a vacation in an orange jump suit and hard time in the Big House!

Surrounded by his LIEberal/Socialist/Faxcist/Marxist/Islamacist posse!


28 posted on 07/14/2013 1:43:39 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman
As a president, President Obama Gets an “F”
As an American, President Obama Gets an “F”
As a Commander in Chief, President Obama Gets an “F”

I could go all day.

Anyone else?

29 posted on 07/14/2013 1:43:55 PM PDT by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second amendment legislation.)
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To: Pollster1

I am reminded of an old college drinking song, which includes the phrase: “. . . for he’s a horse’s ass.”


30 posted on 07/14/2013 1:45:02 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: my small voice

Thank you.


31 posted on 07/14/2013 1:47:04 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Perhaps.

I favor the orange jump suit thingie.


32 posted on 07/14/2013 1:47:46 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: laplata

I guess we are going to find out how much “True Grit” We the People have, aren’t we?


33 posted on 07/14/2013 1:48:42 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: SC_Pete

Then, I guess we’ll have to find another way, and I don’t know what that is.

I read an article the other day that suggested the 25th Amendment could be invoked.

Yet another article suggested that, since impeachment is not in the cards with a Democrat Senate, a federal lawsuit be filed alleging certain criminal acts and that he be arrested. Don’t know how that might work, but it is out there.

All We the People can do is keep the pressure on, and keep alive the hope that we can somehow right the Ship of State.

I really don’t have a solution to the problem, but I know there is one out there — we simply must find it.


34 posted on 07/14/2013 1:56:28 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Washi

That about covers it, I think.


35 posted on 07/14/2013 2:05:30 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman

Yes, we are.


36 posted on 07/14/2013 2:37:01 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Taxman

The only hope we have is the state legislatures. Check out the Bill of Federalism by Randy Barnett. Also, Mark Levin has a new book, The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic.

Here’s a link to Randy Barnett, law professor at Georgetown:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Barnett

If the states can at least kill Obamacare, that would go a long way. You cannot count on Washington—the corruption is too pervasive and systemic.


37 posted on 07/14/2013 4:32:12 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: SC_Pete

Thanks. I’ll check it out.


38 posted on 07/14/2013 5:04:56 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman

You’re welcome.


39 posted on 07/15/2013 2:18:11 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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