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Obama is failing as CEO of America, Inc.
Fox News ^ | May 17, 2013 | Peter Morici

Posted on 05/18/2013 2:00:12 PM PDT by Ron C.

Edited on 05/18/2013 2:04:41 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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.

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"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."

He meant 'ambitious' - sad to see in an otherwise fine piece.

1 posted on 05/18/2013 2:00:12 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

This piece is based on an absurd assumption: that he wants to be a good “CEO” of America. He doesn’t want that, and has never wanted that. Besides getting his hand in the cookie jar, he’s otherwise pleased as punch that the American people fear and loathe the IRS and the EPA and the DOJ more than ever.


2 posted on 05/18/2013 2:07:47 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Nowhere in this piece does the writer imply that Obama ‘wants to be a good “CEO” of America.’


3 posted on 05/18/2013 2:16:27 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: C. Edmund Wright
He's failing?I challenge anyone to tell me a time where he was successful. He's the most overrated person on the planet.
4 posted on 05/18/2013 2:17:38 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Ron C.

Obama set the tone for his Administration. The minions merely follow their own means to the end, thus giving Obama plausible deniability.
‘Get in their face.’
‘Punish the enemy’
‘Get revenge by voting’

Definitely ‘In your face’ and ‘Whatcha gonna do ‘bout it?’


5 posted on 05/18/2013 2:18:38 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: Farmer Dean

He recieved a nobel prize just for being black and the president, no accomplishments up to this point and none seen on the horizon yet he is amazing. I want the drugs that everyone else is taking


6 posted on 05/18/2013 2:21:37 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: Ron C.

Obama CEO of America?

This implies instead of government working for private sector Americans, the private sector is working for government.

But that’s what it’s become!

In today’s America, all tax paying peasants work for the king and all the kings men, in the government ruling class.


7 posted on 05/18/2013 2:22:59 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

In today’s America, all tax paying peasants work for the king and all the kings men, in the government ruling class.
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Maybe this time Obama has become Humpty Dumpty....


8 posted on 05/18/2013 2:34:02 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Ron C.
Obama is failing as CEO of America

That's like saying that Captain Edward John Smith is failing at this moment in his Titanic's voyage. It's true, but it's a little late to be noticing.

9 posted on 05/18/2013 2:35:21 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Ron C.

They hire competent managers for their units.

There is Obama’s biggest problem right there. He has no one that is competent around him. He doesn’t want competent people around him, because he doesn’t want anyone interfering with his Supreme Command.


10 posted on 05/18/2013 2:35:59 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Ron C.














11 posted on 05/18/2013 2:37:25 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Ron C., but...

Obama’s Defenders: He’s Not Corrupt, Just Dishonest and Incompetent
Commentary Magazine | May 17, 2013 | Seth Mandel
Posted on 05/18/2013 1:47:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3021108/posts

The Most-Corrupt Administration Ever?
The Market Ticker | 05-18-2013 | Karl Denniger
Posted on 05/18/2013 12:37:51 PM PDT by Kevin in California
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3021099/posts


12 posted on 05/18/2013 2:40:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Ron C.

Tell us something we DON’T know! :)


13 posted on 05/18/2013 2:40:48 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Ron C.

Again...he is not failing. He has been quite successful. His goal is destroy a free nation. Control 300 million people. Wreak havoc on it’s financial infrastructure. All of these 3 things are happening.


14 posted on 05/18/2013 2:42:49 PM PDT by albie (s)
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To: Ron C.

Obama failing as CEO of America? Not in his mind. The destruction of America is his goal, so, with that in mind, he is being successful beyond his wildest dreams.


15 posted on 05/18/2013 2:52:37 PM PDT by Mark17
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To: Ron C.

CEO my ass. I wouldn’t have hired him to be a janitor. Sewer sweeper maybe. At minimum wage.


16 posted on 05/18/2013 2:53:29 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Ron C.

Obama wants to be the Fidel Castro of America, not the CEO.


17 posted on 05/18/2013 2:55:26 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Ron C.

To be fair, it’s the first supervisory position he has ever held in his life, so you can’t expect too much. If he weren’t black, people wouldn’t be so impatient with his total uselessness. So see, your racist.


18 posted on 05/18/2013 2:56:57 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Ron C.
Simply, Mr. Obama’s hard left agenda requires him to treat the Constitution and Congress as mere inconveniences – expediency is his ethical standard.

That's why he always complains about messy Democracy getting in the way of his agenda.

19 posted on 05/18/2013 3:01:27 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Ron C.

20 posted on 05/18/2013 3:20:55 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: LyinLibs

21 posted on 05/18/2013 3:21:40 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Venturer
He doesn't want competent people around him, because he doesn't want anyone interfering with his Supreme Command.

Obama values loyalty far more than competency...just like every communist party member

22 posted on 05/18/2013 5:11:47 PM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: Farmer Dean

He has grown the government, grown the debt, grown the deficit,. and shrunk the private sector....all of which HE wanted to do.


23 posted on 05/18/2013 6:09:16 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Ron C.

I hate to break it to you, but the headline combined with the first line in the article do indeed imply that. At least by inference.


24 posted on 05/18/2013 6:11:04 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I know,maximum damage.But things never seem to end well for people like him.I think that God is going to give him a tune-up soon.


25 posted on 05/18/2013 6:26:44 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

Oh, he is failing the God test for sure. But he had no interest in being a successful CEO in the sense that a successful CEO is good for the organiztion he is running....


26 posted on 05/18/2013 6:50:07 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Ron C.

For crying out loud, his goal is NOT to be the CEO of America...it’s to DESTROY America. And he is succeeding fabulously at his real goal.


27 posted on 05/18/2013 9:09:16 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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