This blog is about leadership. Today's blog is directed to several interview.
KROFT: You declared your candidacy. And you said, "The reason we've not met our challenges is a failure of leadership, the smallness of our politics, the ease with which we're distracted by the petty and the trivial, our chronic avoidance of tough decisions, our presence for scoring cheap political points instead of rolling up our sleeves and building a working consensus to take on big problems." I mean those were eloquent words and true words. Unfortunately, they're still largely true today. Did you overpromise? Did you underestimate how difficult this was gonna be?
Monday, August 20, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
When challenges are made regarding the President being born in the US, challenges to the authenticity to his birth certificate keep coming up. One has to ask why in the era of transparency does the President ask Romney to release more tax returns beyond the legal 2 year requirement? Why does the President keep accusing Romney of having "hidden" riches in off shore bank accounts? I do believe it's time for the reasonable man theory to apply. Consider the background prior to President Obama being elected as President. A reasonable man would ask, why wasn't the birth certificate question asked by Hillary Clinton? Certainly Al Sharpton had to know the Obama stories told on the campaign trail. Was this President truly vetted during the initial campaign or did everyone, read this to mean - print and television media, just look the other way. Why no inquiry into "Acorn"? Why did Acorn and other leftist groups get $4 billion, "that B for billion", from President Obama's 2011 budget? http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/watercooler/2010/feb/10/acorn-slated-get-nearly-4-billion-obamas-fiscal-20/ Why were they given the money and who investigated fraudulent voting scheme claims? Why no vetting on Obama's ties to Rezko and his "gift" of a house and an adjacent vacant lot from a person under investigation by the FBI, http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/rezko-connection-obamas-achilles-heel/story?id=4111483#.UDEwbd2PXXc and http://www.bullfax.com/?q=node-how-much-does-president-obama-still-owe-his-house. How did a lowly state senator come up with the money to buy the $1.5 million dollar house "and lot" when he tells Rezko in no uncertain terms he can't afford to buy a house. So why hasn't the Prez released his college transcripts, his medical records (drug use??)? After all, all the surrogates are shouting at the top of their lungs, "the American people" need to know the character of a man!" Surely the President is for transparency, equal treatment for both sides. These demands cannot be purely political as the Romney campaign claims. So as you consider all the hubbub over the docs that challenge the President's birth, his college grades; you have to believe the Romney campaign has them or at least has seen them but are not using them against the Prez. Instead, Romney and Ryan are focusing on the economy, jobs and the debt growing from 15 trillion dollars, http://www.usdebtclock.org/. And so, while the Prez' birth certificate and all the rest isn't the issue you have to ask why this President is spending time and energy asking for tax returns? The issue in this campaign, first and foremost, is to save our country from economic ruin! Sadly, this President is more interested in telling the American voter how rich Romney is and how Ryan is going to throw seniors under the bus. Like Tiny Tim almost said, "God" help "all!"
Friday, August 17, 2012
Friend and Concerned Citizen, Fred Rustman sent me an email informing me of a political action committee “Special Ops OPSEC” http://www.dishonorabledisclosure.com/. By going to this link, you will see the mission statement as well as an open invitation to join Special OPS OPSEC. I am honored that he thought to invite me to join this newly formed group and participate in any way that I can. I urge you to visit their website and look it over. If you like what you see, then by all means, join this proud organization. Go to this link for insight as to why this group was formed and meet Fred, http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=X-Xfti7qtT0#! After reading Fred’s email message, I thought of the importance of national security and the daily contributions made by the Special OPS community to national security. It also convinced me to inform family, friends, and neighbors of current events that have detracted and indeed endangered national security. The most serious threats to our national security come directly from the President of the United States and his National Security advisors. This has prompted me to voice my opinion on the dishonor and threat by President Obama to national security. My opinion follows: The info below is forwarded to you as a modern day example of "loose lips sinks ships" coined during WW II. I leave it to your good judgment to come to your own conclusions. We have enough people around today telling us what to think and what not to think. As national security is of prime importance especially in time of war, we must demand discipline and leadership of the highest order from our elected leaders. After all, it’s only the future of the country that’s at stake. I retooled these words regarding “the future of the country” from a scene from “All The President's Men”. Ben Bradley, editor of the Washington Post, was preparing to leave the building. Just outside the elevator he said these memorable words admonishing his cub reporters “Woodstein” regarding the big story on Nixon. "You know the results of the latest Gallup Poll? Half the country never even heard of the word Watergate. Nobody gives a shit. You guys are probably pretty tired, right? Well, you should be. Go on home, get a nice hot bath. Rest up... 15 minutes. Then get your asses back in gear. We're under a lot of pressure, you know, and you put us there. Nothing's riding on this except the, uh, first amendment to the Constitution, freedom of the press, and 'MAYBE THE FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY'. Not that any of that matters, but if you guys fuck up again, I'm going to get mad. Goodnight." Regarding the war in Afghanistan et al, it's been said: "Our military is at war. Americans are at the mall..." A quick search of how the phrase “loose lips” came to be led me to this link, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loose_lips_sink_ships. It was put on posters as "part of a campaign to advise servicemen and other citizens to avoid careless talk concerning secure information that might be of use to the enemy." While the link goes on to say the phrase was "an admonition to avoid careless talk in general", one need only read today's headlines to know that "loose talk" has graduated to political propaganda generated from the President and his National Security staff at the White House. No doubt you know the "back story" of the movie "Zero Dark Thirty", scheduled for release in October, just prior to the November election for President of the United States. Surely, just a coincidence. Bill Clinton, past occupant of the White House, called Obama, the current President of the United States, an "amateur". His remarks are chronicled in Edward Klein’s new biography of Obama in a book called "The Amateur". The New York post covered the story May 11, 2012. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/bill_blockbuster_an_amateur_XJHYdaV5LT1vpr5I39IKrN. And so as the nation's Special Ops Community denounce "loose talk" as practiced by this President and his National Security Staff, think of it - the President and his National Security Staff!!; I remind you that the former Secretary of Defense Bill Gates told Tom Donilon, now Obama's national security advisor these words on how to protect “national security”: ‘I have a new strategic communications approach to recommend,’ Gates said in his trademark droll tones, according to an account later provided by his colleagues. What was that, Donilon asked? ‘Shut the fuck up,’ the defense secretary said.” http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/gates-national-security-team-osama-raid-shut-f_646731.html Recalling Bill Bradley words, IT’S ONLY THE “FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY” THAT’S AT STAKE!