Now that President Obama’s time in office is nearly through, we can look over the last eight years and try to decide just what he did for America.
What we’ll find is a very charismatic and popular president, but a very poor leader. He was charming, looked good on camera, and had a sense of humor (as evidenced by his many appearances on comedy shows), but he didn’t have the strength of will a president needs to make the tough calls.
It seems like, for Obama, the presidency was just to make a statement. A sign that yes, a black Americans can achieve the highest office of the land. And while that is something to celebrate, there is far more at stake for a president than just sending a message.
From what we’re seeing now, the perks of being Commander in Chief were more important to Obama than doing the job.
Remember when he promised the American people to give up his vacations and leisure time to work for the American people? This may refresh his memory:
After eight long years, how much has his vacations cost the American people? That should be a big fat ZERO, but instead it’s quite a bit higher.
From Yes I’m Right:
President Obama’s travel expenses cost taxpayers more than $96 million during his time in office, according to a report from the watchdog group Judicial Watch.
The group obtained documents from the Secret Service and Air Force that revealed President Obama’s travel over the last eight years totaled $96,938,882.51…
“The Obamas’ notorious abuse of presidential travel perks wasted military resources and stressed the Secret Service,” said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch. “Judicial Watch estimates that the final costs of Obama’s unnecessary vacation and political travel will well exceed $100 million. President-elect Trump can immediately save taxpayers money by reforming presidential travel.”
We’re all in favor of some rest and relaxation after hard work, but this is outrageous. Mr. President, the American people award you “Laziest President in the History of America.”
Perhaps Obama wanted to be president to show other African Americans that they can succeed in America and enjoy the good life. While that’s a fine goal, that’s not what being president is about. Being president is about serving Americans, every American. It’s to listen to their needs and concerns and make the right decisions for their benefit.
It’s not to take extravagant vacations on taxpayers’ dime. Or to throw lavish parties at the White House for all your celebrity guests.
In the end America got the president they deserved: a man who looked good on television, but lacked the right leadership to govern. Only after eight years of failure did we learn our lesson and elect a man who might not be as charming as Obama, but he clearly possesses the strength to get things done.