To the editor:
Not long after President Obama was elected to office, I penned a letter to the editor outlining his qualifications, or lack thereof, for holding the office of president of the United States. I asked the readers at the end of the letter, “Would you hire this man to manage your company?”
Five years later, the economy is still anemic despite the infusion of trillions of dollars. Every criticism has been met with blame being pointed at the previous administration or, when that doesn’t work, the accusations of racism are raised to silence the critics. Questions about incompetent/underhanded/illegal actions within the Department of Justice the Internal Revenue Service, State Department, and Health and Human Services have been answered by the president with phrases like, “I just found out about it,” “I just heard about it like you,” and my favorite, “I’m going to look into this!”
His promise, “If you like your health plan, you can keep it. Period.” was awarded the “lie of the year” by a non-partisan, media fact-checking source. Dishonesty and obfuscation have been the credo of this administration. Internationally his word is worthless. Alliances that have taken decades to forge are in imminent danger of being destroyed because of his lack of credibility.
This man had never run a business, made a payroll, or run a municipality. But because he was so smart, articulate, and good looking, somehow he was qualified to lead our nation.
Would you hire him now?