Obama’s failure of leadership summed up in three simple standards

In the wake of President Obama’s admission that the United States doesn’t have a strategy yet when it comes to dealing with ISIS in Syria, it is a good opportunity to look at the President’s leadership style. On radio this morning, KFMB’s Mike Slater filled in for Glenn and looked at a few of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s leadership standards in relation to Obama’s habits.

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Since the declaration of the caliphate, many have pointed to Obama’s comments in a January 2014 New Yorker article in which he referred to ISIS as a “jayvee team,” but there was another quote in that article that Mike was struck by that speaks to his opinion of leadership.

“One of the things that I’ve learned to appreciate more as president is you are essentially a relay swimmer in a river full of rapids, and that river is history,” Obama said. “You don’t start with a clean slate, and the things you start may not come to full fruition on your timetable.”

“Right there, ladies and gentlemen is the president not only looking but begging for someone to blame,” Mike said. “He’s merely a relay swimmer in a river full of rapids. How dare you be critical of him for not having a plan with ISIS. He’s been pretty busy these past few weeks with his tee times. Rudy [Giuliani] has a few standards for leadership. I want to run by a few of them and ask you if the President follows these rules or not.”

Rule 1: First things first

“Honest question. Has anything in these last six years, has anything been dealt with at all – let alone first things first? There’s a new PR strategy in the White House. It’s very simple: Wait. The old PR strategy used to be: Try to get in front of things and spin it. Now it is just wait.

Think about it. Has anything in the last six years been resolved? Go right down the line. Fast and Furious. The VA. Anything really resolved? Anything changed… The news cycle moves so fast, they wait a day or two. It blows over.

Let me ask you this one: The southern border. It was only a few weeks ago when that was the biggest news story of the year, right? And now that we are not paying attention to it, now that we have been distracted by something else, you think the immigrants have suddenly stopped flooding across our border… No. That’s all still happening… but the White House has successfully waited it out.

Our national attention span, it’s like that of a gnat. So far, from Rudy’s rule of ‘first things first,’ this president’s rule is nothing ever.”

Rule 2: Promise little and deliver much

“It’s a great standard… We were just talking about our foreign policy. The president… just the other day said ISIS is a cancer. How can you say it’s a cancer that needs to be removed, then say you don’t have a strategy? He’s making this up. Yeah, this red line, that red line, but there’s no delivery. That makes us a laughing stock. That makes us a paper tiger. It’s far from promise little and deliver much. It’s quite to the opposite with this president.”

Rule 3: Everyone is accountable

“This one is my favorite. Rudy tells the story of his first day as mayor of New York City. He walks into his beautiful new office building… you can just imagine how grand this office would be. And Rudy walks in and looks out his window onto the streets of New York City, takes a deep breath, as he begins his first tenure as mayor. He sits down at his desk and he sees something on the end of it. He calls his secretary [in] and says, ‘Ma’am, What’s this?’ ‘Oh, that’s your name plate, sir, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.’ ‘No, no. That’s not right.’ ‘What do you mean? That’s your name. This is your office.’ He says, ‘I know, but I want my name plate here on my desk to read something different.’

So they changed it. And throughout his tenure as mayor, Rudy’s nameplate on his desk read: ‘I am responsible.

That is leadership. Rudy’s third principle: Everyone is accountable all the time. But our president today, he’s just a relay swimmer in a river of rapids. Wow.”

Front page image courtesy of the AP

  • landofaahs

    Obama’s so dumb he even admitted he has no plan or strategy for overseas chaos. Amazingly stupid. Is this the best the black community can offer?

    • BlueMN

      President of the United States? Is there a higher office in this country (besides head of Koch Industries) that a person (of any color) can achieve?

      • IdahoFireFlyer

        You make no sense. Assimilate or get TFO of my country

      • landofaahs

        Stooges are placed in there by the likes of Sorehose and Buffett, not to mention a biased press along with the idiots who voted for him. There. Did that answer your question or do you want more?

      • landofaahs

        Half-white and half black.

  • Yo Mamma

    Obama should just quit

    Not really

    I just want you to upvote me then I will change it to say what I really want

    • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

      Sad thing is he already did.

      • IdahoFireFlyer

        Thank god he gave up. Can you imagine what this traitor could have done if he still had both houses?

        • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

          He did not give up screwing us over not by a long shot. He just gave up on fighting evil.

    • landofaahs

      Up yours.

  • Bonnie Somer

    he has a strategy it is DESTROY THE USA PERIOD. SIMPLY PUT THATS IT END AMERICA ALL OF IT

    • Bekah O’Connor

      remember that time Obama woke up and thought, “Today, I’m going to show how dumb America is and get them to vote me into their presidency because I’m black.”

      Well played, Obama. Well played.

      • BlueMN

        Ah the old “black president” ploy! It never fails!

        • James

          I can sum you up in one word. Douche.

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          • landofaahs

            Bag.

      • landofaahs

        A man made by the biased press and corrupt crony capitalists. Corpsman anyone?

  • kayeellen

    even his suit and tie were neutral. The man *?* has no spine.

  • Shemp

    The POTUS we vote to lead us is simply a reflection of the majority of American voters…low-info, disinterested, disengaged, distracted, no sense of personal responsibility, selfish, hedonistic and entitled…did I miss a few?

  • Toni Greece

    when you are incompetent, you are often frozen in place. Incapable or making a decision because you have no leadership skills, cannot and will not be responsible for anything. His solution is his the golf course. Better he should hit the desert and hide his head in the sand like the ostrich that he is. Meanwhile our country is going to suffer a major terrorist attack, i promise you soon, I just hope they aim for the white
    house

    • Daniel D.

      Not gonna happen…. He’s their greatest ally here.

    • BlueMN

      You “hope they aim for the white
      house(SIC)”? You sound like a traitor “Toni.” Go back to Greece, you Golden Dawn fascist!

      • IdahoFireFlyer

        Sorry d-bag. It’s called the Spite House now. Stay in Mogadishu Minnesota you progressive turd

        • landofaahs

          He’s not even competent enough to be a hodedo at the Whites House.

    • frankmalvern

      What the hell did we expect….a damn community organizer as commander and chief? What a travesty thanks to the intellectually challenged who voted for this empty suit.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    If Obama was in Star Wars.

  • Melanie Schmutz Hatch

    I fear that we’ve gone over the edge! Will we EVER get the real AMERICA back???

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    he does have a strategy for vacationing and enjoying himself

  • frankmalvern

    obama has blood on his hands, and that includes his war on the unborn!

  • John Schwendler

    An unbalanced blast at our inept inexperienced lame duck alleged leader. He bailed out the banks and GM. Drained the treasury, but what the hell. He deports about 400k illegals a year, not covered by the alleged media, but would rather guard S. Korea’s border than ours.. He is stuck with a reprehensible do-nothing Congress that clearly has vowed to do as little as possible. The VHA has had its leader replaced; people fired, processes are slowly changing over there. An overwhelmed system is getting attention, and funding, and help. The guy remains an embarrassing president, to his own citizens, and to the world. But he hasn’t been playing golf the entire time.

    • IdahoFireFlyer

      The job of Congress is to obstruct. Have you ever hear of checks and balances? Please do not reproduce or vote.

      • John Schwendler

        Oh my. You are entitled to your opinion, but please educate yourself. That ihas never been in their job description. Propose, discuss, debate, polish, vote. That is pretty much it. The three branches, when functioning properly, effectively and efficiently balance each other. I know it’s been awhile since Washington functioned properly, but in two years we will finally be rid of this lame duck in the WH and hopefully iwill have installed someone with not only leadership, but experience in running a large organization, skilled in getting disparate parties to work together for the common good. And try to be polite when you post. Your ignorance and immaturity come through when you don’t do so.

  • james c

    He cant be gone to soon!

  • Wilecoyote

    His plan is falling nicely in place…..middle east is in the hands of radicals which he wholeheartedly supported whiich is why he’s not going to make the hard decision. If the Foley rescue delay is further confirmed by those in the know, he’ll have the blood of Foley’s death on his hands….. typical black socialist – as along as its good for his politcal gain, he’ll do it…. not so much for the country…

  • http://www.mrchrisg.com/ mrchrisg.com

    Maybe if The U.S., Saudi Arabia, & Israel stop training, financing, & supporting ISIS things would get better!

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  • Shelly Giacopuzzi Burton

    So we’re all pretty much on the same page. What are we going to do about it?

    • usaok59

      We are going to sit and type some more bitter but accurate comments. Is that sad, or what?

  • SoitDroitFait

    Totally stealing that nameplate thing if I ever run for office. It’s absolutely brilliant.

  • Moozmom

    America suffered a silent coup. We are under new management and most of us are not aware of it because the federal government has not been honest about the coup. That’s why “things don’t make sense”. New management. A fully locked and loaded management to take us down should we truly wake up.

    • usaok59

      I think you have it exactly right.

  • tonybigs

    The President-by-committee strategy:

    1. What is the Democratic party and fellow comrades’ consensus?
    2. What is the public consensus?
    3. Forget about the whole strategy if conservatives like it.

  • ken.

    obama has not failed in leadership, he is leading his anti-american movement towards their goal of destroying america and freedom. stop thinking that he’s incompetent, he knows exactly what he’s doing.

  • Clearthinker

    Seriously people, Stop with the race -color speak. He’s a man with a mission. Think about it. How did he become president? He never had a paying job, until he suddenly is a junior congressman? He stayed a minute and took off down the road for the longest campaign ever. Where did he come from? where was he born? who was his real father, from where? who was barry solito? how did he pay for his questionable education? Where his classmates never saw him. He Oblaba, has pulled off the biggest most damning scam in the world. He has ALL of Americas secrets. when this term is over, he will return to his brothers overseas and we the lambs will be … ! Prepare, its coming.

  • DisplacedMainiac

    Does Obama’s lack of action on behalf of our nation’s safety and welfare constitute treason?

  • Clearthinker

    Without a doubt!! But he will never answer for it.

  • Skid Marks

    obama is history”s biggest, worse mistake

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  • HerculesLoadmaster

    Barrak Obama is not going to really mess with nations that are non-white. He is not going to start up something big. He was very giddy about leaving Iraq and is breathless about leaving Afghanistan. This attitude makes him mentally incapacitated to hold office.

  • Pj

    Ask WHY….. Think outside our American dreambox.. Both black and white….. WHY….,,

  • Yo Mamma

    Seriously, who on earth can lead the American population after Glenn Beck has pulled for years on their none ring?

    And they’re the unruly white Christians that are the most obstinate

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    BEWARE ‘Re—ASS—SURE—ANTS’
    —————————and ‘CALM–place—n’ —see’
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  • ebboone

    What more do you expect from a person who had never done anything before stepping into the Oval Office … then received a Nobel Peace Prize on the come?

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  • landofaahs

    That’s because the low information voters and the liberal press have the attention span of gnat.

  • Guest

    It is not just the USA he is trying to destroy…it is the world full of believers…everything that is about Jesus and being Godly…….that had to be destroyed first before he could get to the United States…..look around everything that is good has been shut down…..ungodliness is rampant here now….and it has been right in front of our faces all along……….strong delusion

    9Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie; 12That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

    4And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword (islam), and did live. 15And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

    He will be given immense power to perform signs and wonders in front of people, and he will be so charismatic, so believable, so refreshing that people will follow him and worship him as god (Revelation 13.8) (Obama-nation of desolation)

    the Antichrist will mimic Christ’s resurrection with one of his own, (islam) and, unlike Jesus’ resurrection, everyone will see the revival of the Antichrist. For seven years, the False Prophet and the Antichrist will reign, given power from the devil himself, and at the end of that seven years, both the False Prophet and the Antichrist will have brought horrifying, terrible destruction upon the Earth. Blame will be cast on God, as the Book of Revelation states time and again, but in reality, it will be the fault of the people of the earth, having given into the deceptive tricks and subtle persuasion of the devil through just about every means.

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    KEEP A’ GOIN’!

    GIT!