Ironically President Obama is exactly what he despises and rails against. Whether you like him and support him or dislike him and oppose him, a Democrat, Independent, Libertarian or a Republican, when you honestly evaluate his abilities you reach one inevitable conclusion. He is a poor leader and a bad manager who has little concern for the people’s will. He is self centered and intent on achieving his idealistic goals and saving face at the expense of others. He has little regard as to how his decisions and policies affect others. He expects people to believe him because he says it is so and when they don’t he becomes agitated and exercises intimidation, pressure, threats, and coercion to achieve his goals. Sound like a manager or owner whose company unions would like to organize? The truth is he would be the perfect target!
Despite the fact he is an avowed supporter of social reform and forced unionism, altruistically to protect employee rights from supposed oppressive top down management he is guilty of the exact sins he decries. If you evaluate how he has handled the major issues of his presidency it is apparent that not only does he not listen to the will of the American people, but he is intent on achieving his goals at almost any cost as was apparent with the recent health care bill. He believes Americans should agree Arizona’s Immigration bill or any immigration bill is wrong because he says so, he continues to write Executive Orders to facilitate unionization of all businesses and employees, he continues to force financial reform at the cost of the economy, preaches openness and transparency and displays little of either, and appoints nominees to the NLRB and the Courts to rewrite NLRA law and re-interpret the constitution. He continues to press his agenda at the expense of this great nation and it’s people, while ignoring pressing issues such as national security, unsustainable budgets, rising national debt, and high unemployment.
We should not be surprised, that a man with such charisma and oratory skills is no more than a product of his relationships and past experience, or lack thereof! After all he has never managed as much as a lemonade stand. Most of his life has been spent as a community and/or a union organizer, which requires little management skill, but is long on propaganda, intimidation, misinformation, pressure, threats, and coercion to achieve goals. His exposure to management has been from close friend and ally, Andy Stern, who has been accused by employees within his own union (SEIU) of heavy-handed top down management. Other than Andy’s example he has no past experience or education, which has provided him with the successful management and leadership skills necessary to run and maintain a successful long term organization.
His views are shaped by his clergy (Rev. Wright) friends (Bill Ayres) and unions (SEIU) who embrace Saul Alinsky’s rules for radicals (http://theunionnews.blogspot.com/2008/10/summary-of-saul-alinskys-rules-for.html) and unions Corporate Campaign philosophies of overwhelming the system creating fear and intimidation. No wonder he only understands imposing his will on others! He was supposed to be competent, but sadly even if he was so inclined, cannot meet the call. The following articles do a nice job of exposing his incompetency.