Skip to comments.Obama's game plan: Do nothing
Posted on 01/26/2012 8:03:16 AM PST by SmithL
Toward the end of his State of the Union speech, President Obama observed that Washington politicians should learn from the example of the U.S. military: "When you're marching into battle, you look out for the person next to you, or the mission fails."
Obama recalled the successful Navy SEAL mission, which under his watch took out Obama bin Laden, and observed, "the mission only succeeded because every member of that unit trusted each other - because you can't charge up those stairs, into darkness and danger, unless you know that there's someone behind you, watching your back."
At first blush, it seemed like a stirring call to action. But when you look at the speech as a whole, and in context, it was a sad admission. Obama constantly carps about his lack of support from the Republican-led House. I think the president has decided that he cannot succeed in the face of political opposition. So he is not charging up those stairs.
Unless Washington walks in lockstep behind Obama, he's not going to try to get anything done.
Consider the White House decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. Last week the administration announced that the president denied the project because of "a rushed and arbitrary deadline" of Feb. 21 embedded in a two-month extension of the 2011 payroll-tax holiday. "I'm disappointed that Republicans in Congress forced this decision," the president lamented.
Obama also lauded the military toward the beginning of his address. "They focus on the mission at hand. They work together," he noted. " Imagine what we could accomplish if we followed their example."
I can imagine it, but what I see is a president who nixed a shovel-ready job-rich pipeline project that had been under review since 2008, and had passed State Department vetting twice...
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Do Nothing except blame Bush & Congress.
Well, that, and the fact that Osama Bin Laden was armed with a dingy grimace...
This war is lost....This war is lost....
Where does that fit in as team work?
One more non veteran who thinks he has a clue...
Yeh, Obama uses the military as a model as he simultaneously destroys it. What an evil President we have.
This strategy can win against Romney. Gingrich wiil defeat do-nothing Obama in a landslide.
Barack Hussein Obama, world renown military strategist,
offers valuable leadership tips to misguided Bitter Clingers
His play book has only one play..............
What else can he and his fellonious cohorts do?
It’s not as if any of them has ever had a clue.
Rushed and arbitrary deadline.Slow thinkers use that line every time.