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The Perils of President “Present”

E1776 Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 8:35 AM
Funny how Rep. Gutierrez (D-Ill) can't even get Obummer to get involved in pushing pro-amnesty legislation and criticizes him for doing nothing. At least, this is one issue he's not screwing up any more than it already is.
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 11:05 AM
If Comrade Obama were to support some legislation,he would then have responsibility.
That's something you will not see him do; accept responsibility for some action of his.(or lack of action on his part) He'll always make it someone else's fault.
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 11:06 AM
Comrade Obam "votes Present" so that he can not be called on to take responsibility.

When the history of the 2012 fiscal cliff debate is written, conspicuously absent will be any mention of robust presidential leadership to avert the impending financial crisis. Whatever the president believes was the basis for his reelection, surely he cannot think he was given another term to simply be, as he has been, a mere observer of national crises.

Observers can be important, in elections for instance. They monitor to ensure the process is fair and proceeds according to established standards. But they have no responsibility for taking an active role to determine the outcome of the election. Similarly, football...