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Response to tabatha (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 19, 2011, 12:51 PM

47. So we're always told...

... the problem really isn't Obama, it's that he doesn't have complete and total control over every branch of government, so what can you expect? Well, yeah, if he did have complete and total control, then any five year old could run the country. The point is that that, in a democracy, no one ever has that level of control, yet we still look to our presidents to be effective leaders able to rally support to do the right thing. If Obama is not capable of doing that, then he's not an effective president. Sorry, but being president isn't ever an easy job, that's why so few people are able to be good presidents. To keep saying that Obama would be a great president if only it were easy is kind of meaningless: it's not an easy job, it never has been, it never will be, and if Obama - like 99.99999% of the population - isn't sufficiently gifted to handle that job and its demands, then he should step aside and we should go back to looking for someone who is.

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