Many people would say the biggest mistake President Barack Obama made was getting elected President of the United States. He’s presided over one of the worst economies since the Great Depression where unemployment has been stuck over 8% for 41 straight months and our soaring debt earned America its first credit downgrade in history. Obama has spent America ($5 trillion to date) into a black hole of zero opportunity; diminished America’s standing in the world and divided citizens against each other at home. He has accomplished all this while blaming Bush, Republicans, Washington and every one under the sun except the man in the mirror, himself, for his incompetence as president.
Yet, in the face of this abysmal record, Obama’s arrogance is unwavering. During a cream puff interview with CBS anchor Charlie Rose, Obama said his biggest mistake as president was focusing too much on policy and not doing enough storytelling. Of course the opposite is true. Obama hasn’t focused on policies to improve the economy or our standing in the world.
He has had a myopic fixation on story telling, destructive stories pitting classes against one another, stories of blame and stories vilifying businesses and hard working Americans for achieving success.
“The mistake during my first term ,a couple of years was thinking that this job was about getting the policy right. And that’s important but you know the nature of this office is to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity, and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times. It’s funny when I ran everybody said you give a great speech but can he manage the job,” remarked Obama.
After nearly four years, we know Obama can’t manage anything and that’s his biggest problem. It’s stunning a president would think his job is to tell the American people stories rather than fix the country’s problems. These comments demonstrate how out of touch, in over his head and “me” centric Obama is as president of the greatest country on earth.
Ironically, Obama campaigned on uniting blue and red Americans, healing the nation and he’s done just the opposite. Obama has waged war on nearly every segment of the population to divide the country asunder: class warfare; the war on women (stay at home vs. working); the war on religion (Catholic Church contraception battle and support of gay marriage); war on race (Hispanic amnesty program) and the war on business.
Crystal Wright is author of the newly released book Con Job: How Democrats Gave Us Crime, Sanctuary Cities, Abortion Profiteering, and Racial Division. She is also the principal owner of the Baker Wright Group, LLC , a full service public relations firm, specializing in communications counseling, media relations, message development, media training and crisis communications. The firm’s approach is straight forward: an unvarnished approach to public relations.