Obama has shown little evidence that he does. The first indication of this last week came when Obama gave a shout-out to Joe Medicine Crow before addressing the serious attack on our country.
Times of tragedy crystallize the qualities of a leader. Unfortunately for us, Barack Obama is our leader, so we're pretty much hosed. Now even the Hillary-supporters are starting to see the light.
"We used to make fun of “Dubya” nearly every day…parroting the same comedic bits we heard in our Democrat circles, where Bush is still, to this day, lampooned as a chimp, a bumbling idiot, and a poor, clumsy public speaker.
Oh, how we RAILED against Bush in 2000…and how we RAILED against the surge in support Bush received post-9/11 when he went to Ground Zero and stood there with his bullhorn in the ruins on that hideous day.
We were convinced that ANYONE who was president would have done what Bush did, and would have set that right tone of leadership in the wake of that disaster. President Gore, President Perot, President Nader, you name it. ANYONE, we assumed, would have filled that role perfectly.
Well, we told you before how much the current president, Dr. Utopia, made us realize just how wrong we were about Bush. We shudder to think what Dr. Utopia would have done post-9/11. He would have not gone there with a bullhorn and struck that right tone. More likely than not, he would have been his usual fey, apologetic self and waxed professorially about how evil America is and how justified Muslims are for attacking us, with a sidebar on how good the attacks were because they would humble us."
HillBuzz's comments on Bush regarding 9/11 are well-founded, but he was the president, right? Didn't he have to step up and lead that day? Sure, but read on to see how they compare the current president with the previous president in their responses to the Ft. Hood attack.
"As we will always be grateful for what George and Laura Bush did this week, with no media attention, when they very quietly went to Ft. Hood and met personally with the families of the victims of this terrorist attack.
The Bushes went and met privately with these families for HOURS, hugging them, holding them, comforting them...
We hope someday to be able to thank George W. and Laura in person for all they’ve done, and continue to do. They didn’t have to head to Ft. Hood. That was not their responsibility.
The Obamas should have done that.
Thank goodness George W. is still on his watch, with wonderful Laura at his side."
The conclusion should be the response of the entire nation.
"We will never look at the Bushes, the Bush presidencies, or their legacies the same again…and someday when his presidential library is built, we will be so proud to visit there and tell anyone will listen about November 10th, 2009, the day we finally appreciated former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura.
Thank you for your service, Mr. President. We’re sorry we didn’t appreciate you while you were in office, but we thank Heaven we’ve wised up and can see the good you are out there doing, under the radar, today."
I have not quoted the whole post here, so please do HillBuzz the honor of reading the whole thing for yourself.
And as a solemn reminder, let's rcall what it was like to have a president who fought for an America that he loved. Note the lack of a teleprompter.