Monday, March 21, 2011


Absent, accidental, disengaged, decoupled, deadbeat, incompetent, irresponsible, lazy, pathetic...DERELICT

Obama in Exile
By Geoffrey P. Hunt"
American Thinker

Excerpt. Highlight added:
...How to reconcile the optics of president Obama on his latest trip to Brazil? Being feted on the tarmac in Rio De Janeiro and later joining the dignitaries reviewing a Brazilian military parade, all while a new war has been started in Libya, our Asian ally lies in ruins, and federal government insolvency threatens our republic. This juxtaposition can only be seen through the lens of a self-imposed exile.

Obama is being chased by his own incompetence, forced to face it, unable to stare it down. Privately he must admit he is over his head and...

Obama is in full retreat. Disengaged and decoupled. A pathetic creature, soon to be deserving of mercy rather than scorn, if only his hubris were in lockstep full retreat. Is he guilty of desertion or mere dereliction? Desertion would be a harsh claim, but dereliction not so far fetched.

A president who voluntary withdraws -- or at least sidesteps -- from the duties of the office, is derelict, period.

Even his own party faithful anxiously look for any sign of leadership coming from Obama, only to be turned away empty handed, yet again. Bereft of personal responsibility towards his fellow Americans, Obama has neither resigned nor renounced his citizenship. Yet through his apology tours has made us wonder whether renouncing his affinity for America and the leadership imperatives due the office would only be a public formality.

A president whose complete disregard for substantive political discourse in addressing the nation's fiscal woes is derelict.

Whether he is lazy, irresponsible or just overwhelmed, the signs point to a man bringing disrepute to the office for which self-imposed exile is his only way out.

A president with enough time and energy to fill out a NCAA Final Four basketball tourney bracket but can't find the time to attend to border security or assemble a meaningful budget incorporating the recommendations of his own deficit commission, is derelict.

A president who refuses to address the nation on the crisis in Libya and the humanitarian catastrophe in Japan, instead giving fourteen rogue Democrat state senators from Wisconsin directions to Morton's Steak House in Chicago, is derelict...

Eugene Veklerov

Sibyl West