December 4th, 2013
in Op Ed
Written by Frank Li
Obamacare is in limbo, putting President Obama's legacy in jeopardy. As a matter of fact, it's so bad now that the Democrats have stopped calling it "Obamacare". Instead, it is back to "Affordable Care Act" again! So it's a good time to check on President Obama.
Overall, I think many Americans have been too harsh on President Obama. Here is my succinct message to my fellow Americans: be reasonable with President Obama!
Bottom line: Experience matters! Barack Obama might not have had a lot of experience before becoming the American President, but you elected him, anyway. Now, we all must bear the consequences!
It was well known that Barack Obama had never run a business, not even a candy shop, before becoming the President. Nor had he been an executive of any kind in a public office (e.g. governor)! How could you possibly expect him to run the country well? He never had to meet a payroll or deal with a budget of any significance. How could you possibly expect him to manage the U.S. government, which has been bloated with an expense of over $4T, but an income of only $2.6T?
Next, let's go back a few decades ... According to Wikipedia,
How was the transfer from Occidental College to Columbia University possible? How well did Barack Obama do at Columbia? President Obama can easily answer these doubts by making his college transcript(s) public, just like his predecessors George W. Bush and Bill Clinton did. But he has yet to do so for some reason, generating and exaggerating more doubts ...
As President Barack Obama's approval ratings fall to new low (37%), with "trust" becoming a prominent issue, the rumor that Barack Obama got into Columbia as a Kenyan has become so widespread that there is now a big internet hoax out there, as shown by the image below (to download, click: Obama's Columbia Transcript).
Here is an excerpt:
President Obama, please dispel this rumor by releasing your true college transcript(s)!
Now, regardless of the outcome of this Columbia fiasco about Barack Obama, do not make too big a deal out of it! In this competitive world, you must use all the leverage you could possibly muster in order to advance your career. For example, did you know Elizabeth Warren was registered as a Cherokee in the faculty book at Harvard?
Be competitive, by all means! Oh, in case you did not know, she is now a U.S. Senator (D-MA), with a potential for the American Presidency (Elizabeth Warren Can Shape the 2016 Race Even if She Can't Beat Hillary Clinton). For more, Google this: "Elizabeth Warren as a Cherokee".
To be fair to the Democrats, Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) lied, repeatedly, about his military service (Mark Kirk Admits to Another False Military Record Claim). Despite that, I voted for him in 2010 for one simple reason: he was still way better than the other guy.
Here is what troubles many Americans most: President Obama has repeatedly lied about Obamacare as follows:
Are you extremely upset because of that? Do not be! President George W. Bush lied about the Iraq War and President Clinton lied, under oath, about "not having a sexual relationship with that woman".
The simple truth is that all these three American Presidents lied, big time! So are you surprised or even upset with President Obama for lying?
Be reasonable with President Obama! You elected him in the first place and he has been doing no worse, so far, than his predecessors in terms of lying! You now either put up with him until his term is over or impeach him.
Here is how Deng Xiaoping, one of the greatest peaceful transformational leaders in human history, understood the American Presidency:
Deng was pretty astute, wasn't he? More importantly, this is yet another piece of evidence that Deng, the architect of modern China, deliberately designed China's political system that is proving to be possibly slightly better than America's!
More broadly for America, stop blaming each and every American President for lying and stop blaming each and every American politician for each and every problem in the U.S.! It's The Political System, Stupid!
Today, most of our elected officials work for themselves first, their party a remote second, their constituents a distant third, and their country dead last! No wonder America is so deeply in trouble ...
It's time for America to reform its political system, fundamentally and big, as I suggested! For more, read my first book: "Saving America, Chinese Style".
America is desperately in need of a great transformational leader like China's Deng, and this leader can only come from the GOP! For more, read my new book: "The GOP Bible for 2016".
Until 2016, put up or shut up! Hold yourself responsible, not President Obama!