Wednesday, February 4, 2009


In the coming days, weeks, and months, President Obama will be faced with many issues ranging from improving the economic climate to matters of foreign policy.

As was brought to light during the campaign season, Barack Obama voted "present" 130 times in the Illinois Senate. On 130 separate occasions, this man refused to take a hard line stand.

The decisions made by President Bush during the last two or so years of his presidency did not necessarily reflect public opinion. Debate will linger on for the foreseeable future regarding the effectiveness of his decisions, but there is no question that our former president was a decisive leader.

Just today, President Obama warned of "catastrophic consequences" if Congress fails to act in resolving the economic crisis.

The American public wants action; this is one issue that Obama does not require a poll to be conducted before he speaks to it.

But President Obama has the habit of passing the buck on big issues. In terms of this economic uncertainty alone- he claims his predecessor is solely at fault (in other words he inherited this problem) and now implores Congress to fix it.

If this man is unable to stand toe to toe with Congress in order to bring our country back to prosperity, then how will he be able to stand strong against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the various other threats facing America?

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