Barack Obama is overwhelmed by his own incompetence

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 18, 2014 — President Obama has checked out.

He has now officially become the lamest lame duck president in history. Once known as POTUS (President of the United States), Obama has morphed into PINO (President in Name Only).

The ship-of-state is now rudderless, and will be for more than two more years.

Obama has resorted to token actions and hollow rhetoric to deal with any given situation. But while the president abdicates his responsibilities and phones in policies that need to be dealt with, he continues to actively manipulate the legal system to impose other policies that are dear to his heart.

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Critics have been more vocal than usual about Obama’s latest rounds of golf and fund-raising activities in the midst of yet another Middle East crisis. Attacking the president at this point carries no more weight than his own empty rhetoric. Golf and fund raisers are SOP when noose of global politics tightens around Obama’s neck.

The truth is, the president doesn’t have a clue about how to deal with the multitude of scandals and international events that surround him, and so he retreats.

Avid supporters used to say that Obama was “cool” when he pulled his little AWOL outings. Others said he was taking time to “contemplate all of his options.”

At long last Americans have come to realize that the president is running away from his obligations because he has no idea how to deal with them.

The most discouraging aspect of this is that Obama himself does not realize the American people have finally figured out his strategies and no longer buy into them.

Even if Obama were providing poor leadership for the United States, it would be better than no leadership. Therein lies the danger of the next two-plus years he is in office.

Without someone at the helm of the ship, those who would do us harm will do everything possible in the remaining days of Obama’s presidency to rock the boat beyond our capacity to remain afloat.

Putin knows it. So does ISIS and the rest of the Middle East. Europe can no longer rely on American strength.

One recent political cartoon in a European newspaper showed Obama on the golf course with the following paraphrased caption, “Obama deals with Iraq by ordering all golf flags to fly at half-mast.”

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How sad to see how far the United States has fallen in prestige and respect thanks to the incompetence of our president.

It used to be said that America survived because we had leaders who rose to the top during periods of crisis. Time and again the right person came along at the right time to make the right decisions at the appropriate moment in history.

Today we are witnessing a president who is overwhelmed by his personal inadequacies, which means that we currently have the wrong person in charge at the wrong time.

Unfortunately, the president is narcissistic enough to believe that he is equal to the task, and so he will continue to occupy 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on the backs of the American taxpayers, while the country limps along to survive.

Barack Obama is the presidential version of Bowe Bergdahl. He deserted his country in its hour of need. Perhaps that is why the president was so proud of Bergdahl’s release.

That is typical of the way Obama thinks. Everything is his mind is a rationalization and a justification.

And so there will be more golf and more fund raisers in the future, and the country will hold its collective breath for another two years.


Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe. Taylor is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (

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  • phillyfanatic

    This reality is why no voter in NC can elect Hagan who is simply a prop and a poseur for Obama’s policies. Why reward her for her support of all the 9 scandals, the incompetence??? It makes no sense.

  • Don De

    Do not be fooled by the apparent incompetence of Obama. He’s stupid as a fox and dangerous as a cornered rat. His NWO handlers have covertly and overtly moved all of the necessary chess pieces into place and have strategized a predictable outcome while Obama’s provided a multitude of distractions and back-to back scandals. They passed the NDAA and slowly enhanced it to prepare us for a new world order subservience. His presidency and popularity has fallen below the 50% and it’s just a matter of time before we’re check mated by the cornered rat. Game over!

    • killer63

      No, he is stupid. It’s Soros who is pulling the strings and the puppet only does what he is told to do by co-presidents Soros and Jarrett.

      • Don De

        Jarretta and Soros are without a doubt puppet masters but do NOT discount Obama’s lifelong socialistic conditioning and radial proclivities. He is more than just a willing participant. He’s totally focused and highly capable of taking down the American society from his power base as the President of the US. Even smart people do stupid things.

        • killer63

          Totally agree, Don.

  • Terrie Hunt

    Mitt Romney, where are you?

    • RGZ_50

      Terrie, forget Mitt. That’s a dead end. That goes nowhere. I voted for him as the best of two bad choices, but he and his campaign failed. We can’t afford to invest in failure again. I understand where you’re coming from, but focus your hopes elsewhere – and please, I beg you, not on Jeb Bush or even ‘sweater vest boy’.

  • RGZ_50

    With all due respect to the author, with whom I probably overwhelmingly agree as to the effect of the outcomes of Obama’s actions, I don’t buy the “incompetence” narrative. It’s not logical following a careful review of events.

    Obama is deliberate, calculating and willful in his malfeasance. His election and his entire first term was an orchestration of public relations aided by his co-conspirators in the Fourth Estate. It was the preparation for all of the Imperial President behavior on steroids we’re seeing here in the lame duck term.

    He also knew that the GOP didn’t have the intestinal fortitude or a strong leader to call him into account for his violations of oath. Mistaking treachery for ineptitude can have critical consequences.

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