Obviously, it’s not as if the President and the Democrat-led Senate could ever be to blame:
(via The Hill; May 13, 2013) – “…What’s blocking us right now is a sort of hyper-partisanship in Washington that I was, frankly, hoping to overcome in 2008, and in the midst of crisis rather than saying now’s the time for us to come together, decided to take another path,” Obama said. “My thinking was when we beat them in 2012 that might break the fever, and it’s not quite broken yet.”
“I genuinely believe there are Republicans out there who would like to work with us but they’re fearful of their base and they’re concerned about what Rush Limbaugh might say about them,” Obama said. “And as a consequence we get the kind of gridlock that makes people cynical about government…”
Ah-ha!! So, it was “gridlock” (which was mysteriously created by the combined efforts of the Republican base and Rush Limbaugh) which was/is responsible for Americans becoming increasingly “cynical about government”. Sure. That, like, makes total sense, …right?
Okay, so it doesn’t. Which is precisely why barely a year later, the President realized that he needed to remind us all (again) what silly little ninny-heads we seem to be:
Though laws dealing with the issue are often criticized by those who do not ascribe to leftist environmental policies, this order is especially dangerous because Obama completely circumvented congressional oversight in its implementation.
The fiat decision, entitled “Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change,” will have far-reaching effects on the lives of Americans, despite mounting evidence that human activity has no measurable effect on the environment.
The #1 rule I learned in my early management days was about the critical nature of Trust. Being liked is overrated: you can be hated and still be wildly effective. But no matter how brilliant, or charismatic, or well-meaning you are, the day that your employees/co-workers/clients no longer trustyou is the day your leadership is effectively over.
We have come, finally, to that day in the Obama Administration.