by Bill Martinez, staff writer
My former boss and mentor used to always say “Be careful when you point your finger at someone because you’ll notice you have three fingers pointing back at you.” Suddenly, I could hear his admonition as I was thinking about the lack of leadership on display from our government, especially from the White House.
Being a Democracy, there is no one to blame for the leadership we have because We the People voted them in place. So although they may be responsible to a point, with the three fingers of self-indictment, We The People must accept three times the responsibility.
In this information age with computers, Ipads, Smart Phones, the internet which now has 7 out of ten Americans participating, there’s little excuse for not knowing. Yes, you can argue that there were lies or deceptions and that the main-stream media–the critical fourth estate of our society–acquiesced their position by not vetting the candidates, especially then Senator Barack H. Obama.
What did you expect from a junior senator who voted “present” more than “yes” or “no?” He told America what they wanted to hear and we ate it up. In fairness, the media set us up by maligning George W. Bush to the extent that America was ripe to accept anyone but Bush.
Well, we got what we were told we should vote for, regardless of all the warning signs. And how do you like it now? Is this the change you can believe in? Really?
Fact is, we didn’t do Barrack Obama and his family any favors because we “Peter Principled” him into a position that is beyond his training and experience. The Presidency is not a fully on the job training position.
I maintained that America needed a jobs president long ago. What does he know about jobs? How many jobs has he ever created or help to create? Had he ever signed the front of the check for employees? The answer to these questions alone should tell you that what we have is a round peg in a square hole.
It’s not all President Obama’s fault, he’s only doing the best he can, and his capacity continues to prove that his best, in and of itself falls short. The good that can come out of all this is that We the People stop pointing fingers and accept that the buck really stops here with us, not just at the voting booth but long before the day we cast our votes. It’s time we know, do and expect better.
About Bill Martinez,
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