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Obama´s Leadership Failure
Washington Post Writers Group, by Robert Samuelson

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/1/2013 9:19:29 PM

WASHINGTON -- The "fiscal cliff" is a massive failure of presidential leadership. The tedious and technical negotiations are but a subplot in a larger drama. Government can no longer fulfill all the promises it has made to various constituencies. Some promises will be reduced or disavowed. Which ones? Why? Only the president can pose these questions in a way that starts a national conversation over the choices to be made, but doing so requires the president to tell people things they don´t want to hear. That´s his job: to help Americans face unavoidable, if unpleasant, realities.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/1/2013 9:31:17 PM     (No. 9093835)

It is the worst "deal" ever. I am furious that the hypocritical Hollyweirdites get a huge tax carve out. The Leftists in Hollyweird love Obama and the communist world he is creating, yet they do all they can to avoid taxes themselves. They make me sick. So glad I never give them a dime of my money, but I am so sorry that so many other Americans support the cowards and creeps in Hollyweird.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: boomerak, 1/1/2013 9:31:40 PM     (No. 9093837)

Obama has been given MANY chances to rise up and sit above and over the issues this nations faces. Instead he has CLEARLY shown he IS the problem!!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mizzmac, 1/1/2013 9:55:08 PM     (No. 9093874)

The POTUS is no leader. Never has been. Never led anything in his life but the parade to praise himself--but he´s the chief drum majorette there. To expect him to lead is to invite disappointment. He is capable of only two things: agitation, and self-aggrandizement. That´s where his resume stops. It´s all the experience he has, and all he is interested in doing. (Well, maybe that and golf.)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/1/2013 10:27:04 PM     (No. 9093899)

He doesn´t lead because he never has to. The MSM has protected him from all accountability and the voters have fallen for it, so what´s in it for him to make hard choices? It´s so much easier to demagogue.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/1/2013 11:20:05 PM     (No. 9093950)

Too bad there isn´t some legal way to stop his inauguration and void this past election. How about a recall vote?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: horacer, 1/1/2013 11:30:41 PM     (No. 9093963)

Samuelson is always very good at getting to the heart of the matter.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bobn.t, 1/2/2013 12:15:14 AM     (No. 9094014)

Obama´s Leadership Failure is confirmed but nobody cares.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: steveW, 1/2/2013 1:40:06 AM     (No. 9094069)

No, Mr. "You didn´t build that" has been leading, alright. He has been seditiously leading down the wrong path, and on purpose. As he said, "our plan is working" - it´s just that some still refuse to see the obvious: the plan is to bring down the USA and replace the ruins with a "progressive" one-party state socialism, the fulfillment of the Left´s century-long campaign of infiltration. Wink wink, nudge nudge, say the supporters of Mr. "You didn´t build that".

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