You elected a King – an Incompetent one

He is either unwilling or unable.  He either knew and is lying.  Or didn’t know and is irresponsible.  Take your pick liberals.

He knows everything. And yet he seems to know nothing. He’s passionate about the details of domestic policy but wasn’t privy to the details of his own legacy law. He’s an academic with a command of every issue at once but seemingly only finds out what his administration is doing in news reports. He’s so brilliant every normal endeavor he’s tried has bored him, but he couldn’t bother to entertain himself with more than one monthly meeting on the make-or-break program of his presidency. He’s the captain of the Culture of Competency who has overseen the most incompetent rollout of an entitlement program in history.

The animating feature of Obama’s leadership style is simply making pronouncements. Making them about things he knows, things he knows not, and waiting for everyone and everything to fall in line. And, when things don’t magically come together, he pronounces his disappointment and anger. Wash, rinse, repeat.

After years preparing for the crash landing the president ordained, Obama said to call it off because his initial decision had proven politically untenable. So never mind. Now it’s up to others to try to clean it up, and to take the blame when they cannot…

After seven weeks of deepening anxieties and growing anger – seven weeks in which the president was forced to apologize for deceiving voters in the last election, seven weeks in which Americans came to mistrust their president – the solution offered was to codify the administration talking points blaming insurance companies and state officials. And then, after talking about how he was going “to keep on working as hard as [he] can” to “win back some credibility on this health care law,” he headed to Philadelphia for a fundraiser.

This incredibly potent version of the Incompetence Defense – that unique Obama Administration tactic of claiming you should not be fired because you’re not very good at your job – was followed by the President’s assurances that now he’s going to start “asking a lot of questions.”

He’s not just making himself look foolish with these naughty-toddler excuses, he’s discrediting the entire theory of superior government planning.  He’s telling you that his trillion-dollar apparatus is incapable of managing itself.  Everyone lies to everyone else.  Managers are kept in the dark, all the way through a half-dozen levels of redundant bureaucratic management.  The President who seized control of health insurance could not be bothered to spend a single hour finding out how the project was going before it launched, crashed, and wreaked havoc.  At one point during Thursday’s presser, Obama mused aloud that government procurement is always wasteful and inefficient.  Now he tells us!…

The monarch of managerial liberalism just spent an hour explaining that Big Government cannot be trusted to manage things, and cannot be held accountable when it fails.  Obama made a fool of himself today, and a mockery of his own governing philosophy.  Republicans would be equally foolish to throw him a lifeline by keeping any “fix” proposals on the table.  Full repeal should be the price of Democrat political survival.  A lot of them are, or soon will be, frightened enough to accept.


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