Letter: Obama not putting America first
President Obama is in his second term, more than enough time to have learned the ropes, to actually know what it takes to be “the president.” But his behavior, his actions, have made many believe that he is either confused or deliberately stalling positive growth by refusing to respect what our Constitution requires from him. Even when Congress tries to work with him he finds a way to kill the deal and as always, blames any problem on Republicans or his favorite target, President George W. Bush!
No adult expects the president to be even close to perfect, we know better, but at the age of 75 I do know the difference between those who can put America first and those who put themselves first. Obama is one who makes it all about him. Listen to his choice of words when speaking—if he thinks something positive is happening, he refers to “his administration” and what “he” did, but if thinks it is not, then he rapidly blames Congress or President Bush. He wants to be “adored” as if he was always right and the rest of the world wrong. It has become more than bad for our nation, it is dangerous and many of the leaders in other parts of the world clearly pay only token respect.
America has been the strong, reliable leader in world affairs for many years but now we are rapidly becoming a has-been. Not good for us and not good for the rest of the world. When our leaders respect our laws then others also will, but we need to find the way to halt the damage that has been done and make sure we don’t elect another “me first” president in 2016.
We have had some great leaders, some good, some average, but thankfully, only a few failures, but unless Obama suddenly changes he will be the biggest failure. We need a president that actually loves our country, deep in his heart and soul, who is able to care about our people, all of us, more than about himself.