Obama does not get business. He is a product of prep-school and then found his way into Columbia and Harvard. Then he became a “community organizer” in the Saul Alinsky tradition in Chicago. Then he became a politician. He hasn’t spent any time in the world in which most Americans live.
Indeed Obama has been downright hostile to commerce and the private sector since the beginning of his presidency. Remember the “you didn’t build that” nonsense? I mean really, anyone who has worked in the private sector, never mind started a business or made payroll, knew that the president was just woefully off base. To be kind.
Obama could almost be forgiven for the statement if it was understood that he was just trying to score political points. But It appears that the president honestly believed the “you didn’t build that” bit. And that is absurd for an adult. Sorry.
This ignorance of business, commerce, the ebb and flow of the economy, whatever one wants to call it, has colored Obama’s business policy from the outset and as such the economy has been retarded. Obama’s failure on the economy is only second to his failure on the racial front.
The following correspondence originally took place upon my the Facebook wall of my friend, Katherine C, after she posted a captioned photo being shared by the page, “Humans of New York“…
“I’m not Barack Obama. I’m not Bill Clinton. Both of them carry themselves with a naturalness that is very appealing to audiences. But I’m married to one and I’ve worked for the other, so I know how hard they work at being natural. It’s not something they just dial in. They work and they practice what they’re going to say. It’s not that they’re trying to be somebody else. But it’s hard work to present yourself in the best possible way. You have to communicate in a way that people say: ‘OK, I get her.’ And that can be more difficult for a woman. Because who are your models? If you want to run for the Senate, or run for the Presidency, most of your role models are going to be men. And what works for them won’t work for you. Women are seen through a different lens. It’s not bad. It’s just a fact. It’s really quite funny. I’ll go to these events and there will be men speaking before me, and they’ll be pounding the message, and screaming about how we need to win the election. And people will love it. And I want to do the same thing. Because I care about this stuff. But I’ve learned that I can’t be quite so passionate in my presentation. I love to wave my arms, but apparently that’s a little bit scary to people. And I can’t yell too much. It comes across as ‘too loud’ or ‘too shrill’ or ‘too this’ or ‘too that.’ Which is funny, because I’m always convinced that the people in the front row are loving it.”
As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artworkhere, being shared by the page, “Psychopaths Rule the World,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…
“See, in my line of work, you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in… to kind of catapult the propaganda.” – George W. Bush, May 24, 2005