1. the position or function of a leader, a person who guides or directs a group: He managed to maintain his leadership of the party despite heavy opposition.
Good leaders are made not born. If you have the desire and willpower, you can become an effective leader. Good leaders develop through a never ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience (Jago, 1982).
antonym: President Barack Obama.
President Barack Obama has proved to be one of the worst leaders that America has had the sad experience to witness in quite some time. Every time there is a negative issue that he faces, his answer is not to provide solutions, his answer is to blame George W. Bush. How often have we heard that the economy is all Bush’s fault? Granted, in some cases Obama is correct; however, what purpose does that serve? Three plus years in Obama’s first term and he and his minions are still blaming Bush for anything that is perceived to be a negative.
Add the GSA excessive spending scandal top the latest debacle that is Bush’s fault. HUH? That is correct, the recent GSA $823,000 tax payer waste of money during the Obama Administration is blaming George W. Bush with their constant convoluted circular logic of the Obama White House. I guess the making of the VIDEO by a GSA employee was Bush’s fault as well?
The Obama administration is responding to the recent report that shows a federal agency spent more that $800,000 on a lavish conference near Las Vegas by putting some of the blame on the Bush administration.
“At least we have taken, bold, swift forceful action to hold those responsible accountable and put in place protections to make sure this never happened again,” a White House official told Fox News.
THE MSM – OBAMA DOUBLE STANDARD CONTINUES, THEY ARE ALL IN ON OBAMA PROPAGANDA …
When Barack Obama became President of the United States gas prices were at a national average of $1.84 a gallon. Flash forward to present day and the national gas average is $3.89. However, what was a negative news story for George W. Bush and the increasing gas prices is not even close to the same story spewed by the liberal MSM. Go figure.
Hot Air points out the continues and obvious bias media coverage of high gas prices under President Obama and former President GWB. Isn’t amazing that under GWB the media stated that the high gas prices were going to affect him and the GOP in the 2006 midterms. Guess what, they did. However, gas prices are at all time highs for this time of the year and that same bias MSM states that Obama cannot affect the gas prices and its not his fault. It gets worse, the MSM is actually portraying high gas prices as a positive. The truth of the matter is high gas prices will affect the 2012 elections for Obama and all Democrats.
Tim Graham outlined the differences between media coverage of high gas prices under George W. Bush and gas prices under Barack Obama. Bet you can guess which president received more leniency!
This really isn’t a hard or complicated issue to understand. A wide variety of factors contribute to the price of gas. The president doesn’t have control over all of them — but he does have significant control over energy policy in the United States and energy policy is one of the factors that contributes to the price of gas …
NewsBusters has the full transcript:
TIM GRAHAM: Certainly in 2006, George W. Bush got a much harsher press. It was really kind of funny because they were saying that things were going to go really badly for Bush in the midterm elections, which of course they did. But when gas prices went down in the fall of 2006, then Katie Couric did story where she basically said, “Is this an oil industry plot to drop the gas prices before the elections?” They just assume whatever spin that they can find. Yeah. The front page of New York Times this morning? “U.S. Inches Towards Goal of Energy Independence.”
What’s Another $1.2 Trillion … Obama Makes Official Request that Congress Raise the Debt Ceiling to more than $16 Trillion
And the Barack Obama spending keeps on coming … UNPATRIOTIC!
It’s official, President Barack Obama asks for the debt ceiling to be raised by another $1.2 trillion. Good grief, will the spending never stop? where is the fiscal discipline from this President, where is the leadership to take on the ridiculous National Debt and go after entitlement programs and wasteful DC spending that are bankrupting America?
The Gateway Pundit reminds us of when Barack Obama called raising the national debt irresponsible and unpatriotic when GWB raised the debt by $4 trillion in 8 years. What does Obama say about the $8 trillion he has increased it by in less than 4 years? Hmm? Talk about your Obama hypocrisy.
President Obama on Thursday made an official request that Congress raise the debt ceiling by $1.2 trillion over the objections of several House Republicans.
Obama’s formal notification gives both chambers 15 days to vote on whether to approve the hike. The House plans to vote on this request on Jan. 18, a spokeswoman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said.
The United States reached the $15.194 trillion debt limit on Jan. 4, according to Treasury statements. Since that time, Treasury has employed the “extraordinary measure” of tapping into its Exchange Stabilization Fund to avoid exceeding the limit.
The White House agreed not to make an official request to raise the debt ceiling until now so that Congress could vote on the matter.
The United States cannot afford another 4 years of Barack Obama … the 2012 cannot come fast enough.
Barack Obama, the Incredible Blaming President … Still Blaming GWB … “If He Knew How Bad The Economy Was, He “Could Have Warned Americans”
The Incredible Blaming President …How about some cheese with that Whine?
Once again Barack Obama’s answer to the economy is, blame Bush and he did not know the full extent of the economic crisis when he took office. Does that mean that Obama would not have promises to keep unemployment below 8% before he spent $787 billion down a rat hole? Mr. President, no one wants to hear what if, they want answers and they want results, you have provided neither.
President Barack Obama said Tuesday he wishes he knew the full extent of the economic crisis when he took office, if only so he could have let Americans know just how tough the coming years would be.
“I think we understood that it was bad, but we didn’t know how bad it was,” Obama said in an interview with KIRO in Seattle. “I think I could have prepared the American people for how bad this was going to be, had we had a sense of that.”
Obama’s comments came as he sat down with a string of local TV reporters on Tuesday morning to sell his proposal to extend the payroll tax cut while highlighting the end of the Iraq war. He also did brief interviews – all under 10 minutes – with WVEC in Norfolk, Va., WEAR in Pensacola, Fla., and KOAA in Colorado Springs, Colo.
As Weasil Zippers states, when it comes to President Barack Obama, the buck stops with George W. Bush. Many have questioned Obama’s lack of leadership as President, this certainly does not stop that debate. However, the problem is not what Obama may have inherited, the problem is that Obama’s policies, agenda and political philosophy have made matters worse.
Imagine a football coach in the 3rd year of his contract and having taken over a team that was 8 and 8 and now finds himself a 5 and 11 and no signs of getting better asking for a raise and a contract extension. Most leaders take on a challenge and relish in the fact of turning bad situations around. They don’t whine and expect everything to be easy and handed to them. However, not when it comes to this President. Obama was never qualified for the office and America is paying a dear price for that fact.
It does not matter how bad things were, what matters is how you fix it. It is obvious and it comes from the horses mouth, Obama is over his head and has no solutions. Four more years of Obama would be the equivalent of taking the car in the ditch and driving it off the cliff … if we are not already there. There is a reason why 75% of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction and 54% believe that Obama does not deserve reelection.
EXIT QUESTION: If America knew how bad Barack Obama would be as President could we have been warned as well?
Barack Obama’s Approval Rating of 43% Lowest Ever of Any President at this Stage of Term in Modern Political History … Lower than Jimmy Carter
BARCK OBAMA … WORST PRESIDENT EVER!!!
Barack Obama is officials the worst president ever for this state of his term in office in the modern Presidential era. According to the Gallup poll, Obama has a 43% approval rating. As compared to all other modern day presidents, Obama’s approval rating is the lowest ever, including Jimmy Carter.
Mirror Images … Welcome to Carter’s Second term
President Obama’s slow ride down Gallup’s daily presidential job approval index has finally passed below Jimmy Carter, earning Obama the worst job approval rating of any president at this stage of his term in modern political history.
Since March, Obama’s job approval rating has hovered above Carter’s, considered among the 20th century’s worst presidents, but today Obama’s punctured Carter’s dismal job approval line. On their comparison chart, Gallup put Obama’s job approval rating at 43 percent compared to Carter’s 51 percent.
Barack Obama has been an EPIC FAILURE. His present 43% approval ratings compared to other president’s approval ratings at the same point in time during their terms. Obama has hit a trend that his reelections minions cannot shake. Obama has consistently been at 43% for weeks. Only to be even lower in weeks prior to that.
- Harry S. Truman: 54%
- Dwight Eisenhower: 78%
- Lyndon B. Johnson: 44%
- Richard M. Nixon: 50%
- Ronald Reagan: 54%
- George H.W. Bush: 52%
- Bill Clinton: 51%
- George W. Bush: 55%
No President will be reelected with a consistent 43% approval rating. Obama’s approval ratings have literally politically flat-lined.
How bad is it for Obama? It is not like this is just one poll that has The One in the low 40′s. The RCP average has him at 43.4% approve, 51.2% disapprove.
Presidents George W. Bush & Clinton Honor the Heroes of Flight 93 in Shanksville, PA … September 11, 2001 … 10 Years Later
To the heroes of Flight 93, we remember you and we shall never forget … LET”S ROLL!!!
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”
Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton spoke today in an emotional event in Shanksville, PA at the unveiling of the memorial for victims of United Airlines Flight 93. The heroes of Flighty 93 were remembered today by GWB as he said, ” … they left something else, a legacy of bravery and selflessness that will always inspire America. For generations people will study the story of Fight 93. They will learn that individual choices make a difference. That love and sacrifice can triumph over evil and hate. And that what happened above this Pennsylvania field ranks among the most courageous acts in American history.“
Today was a day of honoring the 40 heroes of Flight 93 and remembering that your actions and what you do in life can echo an eternity. The heroes of Flight 93′s names are known to as all as a who’s who of what is great about America and her citizens. The heroes of Flight 93 were “We the People” who on the morning of September 1, 2001 became the first counteroffensive against the Muslim extremist terrorist. The heroes of Flight 93 embodied what is great in all of US. Against all odds, they said NO! They refused to be victims, they prevented what all know would have been a plane attack on the White House or the US Capitol. The heroes of Flight 93 gave their lives as they battled to take over the cockpit (VIDEO).
“The most likely target of the plane was the United States Capitol,” Bush said. “We’ll never know how many innocent people might have been lost, but we do know this: Americans are alive today because the passengers and crew of Flight 93 chose to act, and our nation will be forever grateful.”
Each of the 40 heroes names were read, followed by two bell rings. Sadly, even the mention of an unborn child was referenced reminding us of just how many truly innocent lives were lost. That was followed by a bagpipe performance of Amazing Grace and then Grammy-award winning singer Sarah McLachlan sang “I Will Remember You.”
Their names are permanently inscribed in our minds forever. Those who fought back against terrorism and foiled their plot of destruction. The gave the ultimate sacrifice and for that we shall always rememner you … GOD BLESS YOU ALL. We remember Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham (VIDEO), Jeremy Glick, Sandra Bradshaw, Tom Burnett and all.
Lorraine G. Bay, 58, East Windsor, N.J.
Sandra W. Bradshaw, 38, Greensboro, N.C.
Jason Dahl, 43, Denver, Colo.
Wanda Anita Green, 49, Linden, N.J.
Leroy Homer, 36, Marlton, N.J.
CeeCee Lyles, 33, Fort Myers, Fla.
Deborah Welsh, 49, New York, N.Y.
Christian Adams, 37, Biebelsheim, Germany
Todd Beamer, 32, Cranbury, N.J.
Alan Beaven, 48, Oakland, CA
Mark K. Bingham, 31, San Francisco, Calif.
Deora Frances Bodley, 20, San Diego, Calif.
Marion Britton, 53, New York, N.Y.
Thomas E. Burnett Jr., 38, San Ramon, Calif.
William Cashman, 57, North Bergen, N.J.
Georgine Rose Corrigan, 56, Honolulu, Hawaii
Patricia Cushing, 69, Bayonne, N.J.
Joseph Deluca, 52, Ledgewood, N.J.
Patrick Joseph Driscoll, 70, Manalapan, N.J.
Edward P. Felt, 41, Matawan, N.J.
Jane C. Folger, 73, Bayonne, N.J.
Colleen Laura Fraser, 51, Elizabeth, N.J.
Andrew Garcia, 62, Portola Valley, Calif.
Jeremy Glick, 31, Hewlett, N.J.
Lauren Grandcolas, 38, San Rafael, Calif.
Donald F. Greene, 52, Greenwich, Conn.
Linda Gronlund, 46, Warwick, N.Y.
Richard Guadagno, 38, of Eureka, Calif.
Toshiya Kuge, 20, Nishimidoriguoska, Japan
Hilda Marcin, 79, Budd Lake, N.J.
Nicole Miller, 21, San Jose, Calif.
Louis J. Nacke, 42, New Hope, Pa.
Donald Arthur Peterson, 66, Spring Lake, N.J.
Jean Hoadley Peterson, 55, Spring Lake, N.J.
Waleska Martinez Rivera, 37, Jersey City, N.J.
Mark Rothenberg, 52, Scotch Plains, N.J.
Christine Snyder, 32, Kailua, Hawaii
John Talignani, 72, New York, N.Y.
Honor Elizabeth Wainio, 27, Watchung, N.J.
Olga Kristin Gould White, 65, New York, N.Y.
KUDOS to former President Bill Clinton and VP Joe Biden for attending and speaking at the event. Clinton praised the passengers of Flight 93. What was most impressive of Clinton and Biden was their honest assessment of former President Bush and his handling of the horrendous events of 9-11 and the days that followed. Biden praised GWB for his bringing of America together on a day that could have divided us.
VP Joe Biden thanks President GWB for Uniting America following 9/11
“There has always been a special place in the common memory for people who deliberately, knowingly, certainly laid down their lives for other people to live,” said Former President Bill Clinton. “Ordinary people, given no time to decide, did the right thing…I hope and pray to God that people will remember this.”
Gallup Poll: US Military Veterans & Currently Active Military Duty Give President Obama Low Job Approval Marks
Oh contraire MSM’s Time mag Joe Kline (VIDEO), Obama hardly has a better relationship with the military than George W. Bush. Although the MSM would like to brainwash certain American “sheeple” into believing such nonsense exists. In the video above Chris Matthews and his band of libs actually try and portray that the military likes Obama better than Bush. What a joke.
On this Memorial Day 2011, a recent Gallup poll has some troubling news for Commander in Chief, Barack Obama. It would appear that military veterans and those on current ilitary duty gibe Obama low job approval marks at 37%. So much for the MSM’s attempt of trying to BS the American people.
U.S. military veterans and those currently on active military duty are less likely to approve of President Obama’s job performance than are Americans of comparable ages who are not in the military.
These results are based on an analysis of more than 238,000 interviews conducted as part of Gallup Daily tracking from January 2010 through April 2011. Respondents were classified as veterans/active-duty military based on responses to a series of questions probing whether any member of the household had served in the U.S. military, and whether the respondent himself or herself had served and, if so, whether the respondent was currently on active duty. Americans currently serving in the military overseas or on ships at sea would not be included in this national cell and landline telephone sample.
Maybe these low military polling numbers are the reason why Barack Obama actually decided to grace Arlington National Cemetery this Memorial Day with his presence. He didn’t last year.
More from BLACKFIVE with regards that Obama is more popular with the military than GWB … “So, no, Joe; I don’t believe this President is more popular with the military than the last one, and neither does anyone else with at least three firing neurons.” Check on the VIDEOS that obviously show the obvious, rather than a liberal MSM type pontificating the absurd.
THE 60% JOB APPROVAL PRESIDENT, NOT!
UNBELIEVABLE, and the truth of the matter is, it is unbelievable … But what should we expect from the liberal and bias media when it comes to President Barack Hussein Obama. Nice job AP, hacks!
What, you mean polls are not supposed to sample 100% Democrat sheeple?
A recent AP Poll, Barack Obama’s approval rating was up to 60% and 53% of respondents stated that the Obamamessiah deserved reelection. See the pdf. detail HERE. But wait, it gets better, or more comical as the case may be, 52% of the poll respondents stated that Barack Obama was doing a good job in handling the economy, only 47% disapprove. What a joke, just recently NBC News poll has Obama at a low of 37% in handling the economy. But the AP poll has even more fabrications as seen at NRO:
And on the economy, 52 percent approve of the way Obama’s handling it, and only 47 percent disapprove! He’s up 54–46 on approval of how he’s handling health care! On unemployment, 52 percent approval, 47 percent disapproval! 57 percent approval on handling Libya! Even on the deficit, he’s at 47 percent approval, 52 percent disapproval!
President George W. Bush Received Greater Poll Bounce for Capture of Saddam Than Obama Got for Killing Bin Laden
In a word … GUTSY!
As reported at CNS News, former President GWB received a greater poll bounce for the capture of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein than Barck Obama did for the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden. There’s something you will not here the bias MSM or Obama’s minions tout when they coordinate their talking points that Obama is “gutsy”. According to Gallup polls, GWB received a greater bounce than Obama did.
Obama Says, “really W, I plan on using all your same policies in the war on terror, even though I say otherwise. Because I hope to get a bounce one day, just like you.
Obama got a 6-point bounce in his Gallup job approval after he announced that U.S. Navy SEALS had raided a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan and killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Bush got either a 7-point or a 9-point bounce—depending on the day you calculate from (Gallup used both figures)–after he announced that U.S. forces in Iraq had captured alive former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
Obama’s approval rating was at 46 percent for the three-day period ending on April 30 and again for the three-day period ending on May 1. Late on Sunday, May 1, Obama announced U.S. forces had killed bin Laden. After that, Obama’s job approval climbed for three straight days, peaking at 52 percent for the three-day period ending on May 4.
Rather interesting food for thought that you will never hear in the MSM. Also, if you have to have others tell people that you are “gutsy” its a good shot that you are not. Comparable to the size of a man wearing a bowling shirt that says “Slim”.
THE LEFT … AS CRAZY AS THEY’VE EVER BEEN! THERE IS A REASON WHY THEY ARE CALLED MOONBATS.
Liberal radio talk show host Mike Malloy made a not so vale threat the other day on former President George W. Bush. Malloy basically incited violence against a former president and stated the following, “So when does Seal Unit 6, or whatever it’s called, drop in on George Bush? Bush was responsible for a lot more death, innocent death, than bin Laden. Wasn’t he, or am I wrong here?”
See the VIDEO/listen to the audio at Real Clear Politics.
NewsBusters has the transcript:
MIKE MALLOY: I have heard some commentators talk about the fact that, all the lives that have been lost in this war on terror, and now the summary execution of the person responsible. But as soon as I heard that, I thought, well, bin Laden really didn’t have anything to do — did he? — with Iraq. And I think his only relationship with Afghanistan was geographical.
But Iraq — all the death in Iraq was not caused by bin Laden. The death in Iraq was caused by George W. Bush. Five thousand Americans, tens of thousands permanently damaged and shot to pieces, a million Iraqis dead — that wasn’t bin Laden. That was George Bush. So when does Seal Unit 6, or whatever it’s called, drop in on George Bush? Bush was responsible for a lot more death, innocent death, than bin Laden. Wasn’t he, or am I wrong here?
Could any one be more wrong? Let’s just hope some Secret Service men make a visit upon Mike Malloy and pose some questions to this lib as to what he meant by his comments. No, this is not freedom of speech, because you are not allowed to yell fire in a movie theater, bomb in an airport or make threats against a President, past or present.
What would the MSM be reporting if a conservative radio talk show host made such a comment about Barack Obama? We would be hearing about the mean spirited hate and a Tea Party reference as well.