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OBAMACARE OR ACA -- A FOREVER MISTAKE

On the ACA Misnamed "Obamacare," when he was only the salesman for it...and a very bad one at that. A friend in our "policy network' asked us to call our senators and Harry Reid. Well our senators happen to be Timmy Kaine, who was a community organizer in Nicarauga while Obama was same in Chicago -- joined at the heart. The other is Mark Warner who masquerades as a centrist but has been a sure vote for Harry Reid, which I told him he'd be when he came to Carol and Me for an endorsement -- refused, of course. My response to the current ACA debacle"

We can call Senators and others, but my reasoning is that nothing will help bring sense to this issue. The D's will force a shutdown if only for hours just to blame Republicans......all for 2014. I remember a discussion over breakfast with my publisher friend when we agreed the ACA would be a "forever mistake" as I was writing about at the time. Already it was shaping up to be a huge boondoggle, and …

WHERE HAVE ALL THE SCANDALS GONE?

Look to the Syrian debacle for an answer.

Who among us remembers the scandals that dominated much of the news and was the major subject for discussion by pundits for many weeks? Murders in Benghazi, an act of war, the IRS's abuse of office/power, the monitoring of AP reporters internal correspondence, the targeting of James Rosen, Fox News reporter, the improper taking of the 5th amendment by Lois Lerner, IRS senior officer....and oh yes, fast and furious gun running and more are of no interest.

I almost forgot, President Obama declared these to be "phony scandals,"  so they must be so..

Or, has the president's focus on Syria coincidentally taken the heat off the scandals? Perhaps coincidentally and serendipitously are synonymous. Or, even deliberate may be the same. Just thinking on paper.

More on Syria later today. The most mismanaged affair I've ever witnessed from a CEO, aka president.

OBAMA'S LACK OF MANAGEMENT ACUMEN -- THE WORST

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OBAMA -- AN INCOMPETENT MANAGERThis week I've seen the most egregious example of management incompetence that I've witnessed in a lifetime of managing and consulting others to do the same. President Obama declared he'd attack Syria without consent of congress.  He then sent Sec. of State, Kerry, out Friday last to tell America and the world that he (Obama) had taken the decision to strike on Syria....going it alone. He went to play a round of golf. Then Obama "took a 45-minute walk around the WH grounds with his chief of staff" and decided he'd reverse course and consult congress after all.Obama consulted no others, not even his security council, and didn't even tell Kerry whom he had put on the post for all to hear and see.... to mislead Americans and the world. Crisis management??? The worst!I first published the article below on May 27, 2013. It fits so perfectly with the issues at hand today that I am presenting it again. 
THIS ARTICLE DEFINES PRESIDEN…

LEADERSHIP VACUUM IN AMERICA -- A NATIONAL CRISIS

MY HOPELESS FEELING AS I WATCHED OUR "LEADERS" DISCUSS SYRIA

I've experienced many seemingly insurmountable situations in my life -- disappointment, frustration, personal fear, fear for my loved ones, some level of despair and more as all people have. But, this morning I have the most hopeless feeling of utter despair that I have ever had. I've always been able to see a probable solution to the problems. Not now! On Syria! As I've watched another bit of utterly empty commentary from president Obama, a dismal performance from Congresswoman Pelosi, Congressman John Boehner's fecklessness in capitulating to Obama, and remembering that I've never heard meaningful or inspirational commentary from Sen. Harry Reid -- THE HARSH REALITY STRUCK ME. THESE PEOPLE ARE "LEADING" OUR NATION. THE EPITOME OF INEPTITUDE. And, Americans continue to lean toward the most ineffective leader of my lifetime. It's a huge problem. Can there be a solution when people …