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A perfect example of a leadership deficit

About all Barack Obama has done in the leadership department is attempt to define it down (“leading from behind”).  From the beginning it has been evident that this man not only isn’t a leader, but has no idea how to lead and has learned nothing about it in his 6 years in office.  Even an idiot learns a little after 6 years, or at least that’s been my observation.

Today we’re served with a perfect example of the point that he’s at best an abysmal leader:

Dispensing with the usual formalities and professionalism that take place during political discussions, a Pentagon official responded to President Obama’s comments that he’s waiting on an ISIS strategy by saying, “What the f*** was that?”

The President confessed to not having a strategy to defeat ISIS, adding that “when a finalized plan is presented to me by the Pentagon, then I will share it with the American people.”

Because the Pentagon can’t develop a plan in almost a year.

An official responded with the above question and added, “We have given him lots of options, he just hasn’t acted on them.”

That’s right, it’s the Pentagon’s fault that it has been over a year since Obama first offered that we had no strategy to combat ISIS and that remains our status today.

Because, you know, it’s the responsibility of underlings to drive things.  Leaders?  We’ll they play golf and enjoy the perks of the job.  And when they’re finally confronted with the lack of progress on a strategy, always lay it off on their subordinates.

NOT.

The dearth of leadership this administration constantly displays is dangerous.  And that’s what it is.  I can’t imagine a real leader saying something like this (a year after he had made the same statement).  Any leader worth his salt recognizes that it is his responsibility to drive any process like that and if there is a lack of results, it is because he has failed, not his subordinates.

This guy isn’t a leader and just doesn’t care.  He lets things go that are very important.  He simply avoids decisions.  Again, knowing what the job entails, one has to wonder why he ever pursued it?  Did he think it wouldn’t be necessary to make decisions or lead on his watch?

This was just another check off the checklist of his narcissistic life.  Whether or not he’d actually fulfill the requirements of the job were obviously secondary to his need to obtain it.

And now we suffer … everywhere.  Because, by law, we have to let this boob finish out his lackluster and inept execution of the job.

Pity.

~McQ

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19 Responses to A perfect example of a leadership deficit

  • “There go my people, I must find out where they are going so I can lead them.”
    ―Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin

    Just proving that Obama is not original in his thinking even in this arena.

  • The Pentagon has no doubt supplied plans assuming various strategies to achieve various goals and end effects. To have a “finalized” plan the strategy to achieve the goals has to be in place. To get that strategy, you have to define your goals. Does anyone really believe Team Obama has any goal other than “anything but Bush”?

    Something makes me think Obama is like many a young engineer who is conceitedly disrespectful of the choices and actions taken by his project manager and when he finally gets to be in charge discovers defining goals, planning and leading are really much harder and more complicated than they seemed in the coffee room.

    • Does anyone really believe Team Obama has any goal other than “anything but Bush”?

      Yes. At this point, I think his plan is to simply run out the clock without things going ALL to hell. He’s just trying to keep things from crashing during his final days.

      As to the larger point, real leadership…as we all know…involves real responsibility for the consequences of our choices. This is why Barracula eschews any showing of leadership. The Limbaugh Theorem neatly encapsulates this, and essentially holds that Pres. ScamWOW has shaped an image in the public mind of being in eternal campaign mode, always striving to effect some amorphous “change” in our best interest. He’s never been the least interested in being an executive. Messiah’s don’t have day-planners.

    • Except that Obozo will never discover that. He seems to be incapable of growth.

  • Coffee room? You think?
    I was thinking more along the lines of his mom’s basement.

  • “when a finalized plan is presented to me by the Pentagon, then I will share it with the American people.”

    Obozo doesn’t even know that HE, the PRESIDENT, is the one who finalizes plans. He is, in the immortal words of another, better President, the decider; “I listen to all voices, but mine is the final decision,” .

    This guy has spent his entire life underachieving in everything except ego.

    ,” but has no idea how to lead and has learned nothing about it in his 6 years in office”

    Truly. As much as I despise Slick Willie, I must admit that he did “grow into the job”. Unlike the current resident of the White House, who hasn’t even grown into adulthood.

  • WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee

    If this were a Republican President, there would be calls for blood in the streets,

    but with a Democratic Obama Administration … Hakuna Matata.

    Methinks, I misunderstood the meaning of the “Most Transparent Administration in History”

    • According to a Wall Street Journal report, the breach was indeed discovered in April. But according to sources who spoke to the WS”s Damian Paletta and Siobhan Hughes, it was in fact discovered during a sales demonstration of a network forensics software package called CyFIR by its developer, CyTech Services. “CyTech, trying to show OPM how its cybersecurity product worked, ran a diagnostics study on OPM’s network and discovered malware was embedded on the network,” Paletta and Hughes reported.

      To think, TIME thought cybersecurity would be a plus for Obama in 2012

  • {ERB-5 parody version program initializing…}

    {Input parameters being fetched from database…}

    {Input parameter list “ObamaFails” is too long to process.}

    {Unable to cross-reference list “StockPhrases” with invalid input parameters.}

    {Stack overflow at E582:60A4 – recursion tree too large to navigate.}

    {ERB-5 parody version program halted due to catastrophic stack overflow error. No further execution possible.}

    • No further execution possible.

      Huh. I can think of several…

      • Man’s not worth the bullet, I suggest old age in the socialist hell hole he’s working so hard to create.

    • Suggest backing up and deleting the Kerry, Reid, and Pelosi databases to free up more resources.

      If that fails make enough space, remove the Carter database to backup. That should do the trick.

    • Try erasing the partition containing the folders “Italian nubiles” (859 GB), “The morons guide to bad physics” (153 GB) and “My next book” (21 kB). Reallocate it to a swap page so you can load the ObamaFails and StockPhrases updated to include potential Hillary vs Warren issues. Run the latest malwarebytes, it claims to remove the DerangedProfessor worm that severely degrades bandwidth on connecting to rationalist websites.

    • Maybe it’s related to exception handling caused by using literal values for his non gender-specific children.
      The Caitlyn Jenner announcement probably forced an update to the open source class library that conflicts with the older hard code.
      I don’t think it can be a coincidence that he’s been crashing ever since that was made public.

      • I think ERB is hung up on obtaining drivers for the touch screen interface.

  • And we still have 1 yr. and 5 mos.. of Obama to contend w/ before the end of this nightmare.

  • It seem this Obama legacy highlight has seen the door as well …

    Time.com Aug. 07, 2012:
    How Cyber Security Could Be a Winning Issue for Obama

  • Noooow I see what Moochelle is so proud of.
    America; land of the stupid, impotent and apologetic victims.
    Thanks for pointing that out.