Pathetic Qualifications Produce Pathetic Presidential Performance
|October 27, 2013||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
As a former professor who had to publish or perish, I took note that President (aka Barry) Obama lacked any record of academic publications. As Ed Lasky summed up: “Notwithstanding an apparent eleven-year teaching career in constitutional law at a top-flight law school, not one single article, published talk, book review, or comment of any kind, appears anywhere in the professional legal literature, under Barack Obama’s name.”
To me, someone who held high level positions inside the Washington, DC political system for some twenty years, it seems Obama merely took advantage of his color, personality, unusual political opportunities, and an innate talent for sometimes being able to give a great (but not necessarily honest) speech.
Just over 50 percent of eligible voters vote and the presidential winner obtains just over 50 percent of voter support, so not much more than 25 percent of Americans actually support this or any other President. Factor in that nearly all incumbent members of Congress get reelected despite dismal overall public support, most recently just 10 percent for Congress.
Obama did not swiftly end the incredibly costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His Department of Justice indicted of the criminal people and companies in the banking, mortgage, and financial sectors.
Seems pretty hopeless, don’t you think? Unless millions of Americans join together and demand that Congress obey the Constitution, honor the many hundreds of state requests for a convention and convene the first one.