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February 13th, 2010 - Obama's date of Infamy

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Ok who's ready for a new federal law?

How 'bout this: "No one may run for President of the United States after previously only being elected to a state legislature and U.S. Senate with no chief executive experience."

Instead of trying out new leadership experiments, we the American people demand that you go get some semblance of running something before you try to claim mantle to the free world. Perhaps instead of wasting we the people's time and resources in introducing no legislation while you bide your time, you could be out in the real world figuring one or two things out. Like say a spreadsheet, a graph, or some other program... what are they called... oh yeah, word processing programs .

Because Mr. President for as insulting and as grossly rude as you were to your predecessor, you're making him look like Einstein compared to the gang you've got looking out for things while you're "golfing." (I hear you also "bowl.")

Case in point - Ken Salazar.

It seems incomprehensible that you Mr. President and other members of the administration still have your jobs when it is now being reported that the federal government was apprised by BP on February 13th that the Deepwater Horizon oil rig was leaking oil and natural gas into the ocean floor . In fact according to documents in your own department's files (MMS) you knew that BP was fighting large cracks at the base of the well for roughly ten days back before the spring thaw had arrived. Further it seems you were also apprised six weeks prior to the rig's fatal explosion that killed eleven of her workers, when a smart guy from Berkley, you know the global capital of intellectualism, announced to the world a near miss on the rig by stating, "They damn near blew up the rig." It's also now being reported it appears that BP was asking for your help on this matter long before the deadly accident and the now gushing well of tar.

As a matter of fact it appears they told you on February 13th, and desired your help.

Given this new bit of revelation Mr. President I'm not sure how you can sleep at night knowing that your inaction did cost the lives of eleven family men in Louisiana.

And did you tell the victims families when you attempted to assuage their anger by inviting them to the White House?

You've repeatedly said Mr. President time and again that the buck stops with you. Though that seems like propaganda when you follow it up with the faux outrage of seeking derrieres to boot.

So does the buck stop with you?

Are you going to insist that Mr. Salazar step down from his post in disgrace and shame? Will you hold another prime time television press conference and tell the entire truth to the American people? These would be the actions of a man the buck stops with.

I know when this news was breaking midday on Saturday you and the Vice President were out on the golf course. Was it 39th or 40th time you've played a round in 18 months?

Never mind, your priorities are for you to decide.

At least until election night...

It is one thing entirely Mr. President to charter new territory and to have to deal with genuinely new problems. President Bush sure had to. He had to respond to an attack on our homeland that took the lives of 3000 of our fellow citizens. And on his watch no other terrorist actions took lives of Americans on our soil, largely due to his steadfast leadership to accept no excuses on the matter.

You on the other hand have watched as dozens of Americans have been killed by terrorists, and thousands more targeted without interference. I mean let's face it the underwear bomber and the Times Square bomber weren't the brightest bulbs in the respective box and they still initiated attacks against your stewards. Catching them afterwards is no big deal, and be thankful that you had the NYPD to bail you out.

But Mr. President, you have no leadership experience and it appears you have even less skill. Being a good dad and nice guy who sees the world as he wishes it to be is not exactly a resume of exacting leadership.

Your advisors have failed you and you have failed the American people on nearly everything we've asked of you.

Where you go from here is really your call, but you'd be advised of two options if you genuinely love the country you work for and those of us you report to.

Change your tactics. Appear to care. Attempt to engage and empower Americans who can and will go solve this mess.

Otherwise resign.

For the good of the nation, for your own children's future, change your patterns or change your path... but change!

You do remember that word don't you Mr. President?

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