Leadership 101: How To Speak Like A President

Posted: 25th November 2015 by Taxi Hack in Uncategorized

I was reading an ABC News/AP story a few days ago that said that the Russian military flew more than 500 sorties and destroyed more than 800 ISIS targets in just four days, as well as launching 101 cruise missiles from Russian naval ships. Six hundred ISIS scumbags were apparently sent to meet their 72 virgin goats in the afterlife in one strike alone. So it seems that the Russians have done more to defeat ISIS in FOUR DAYS than our President has done in two years.

Utterly disgraceful.

Say what you want about Vladimir Putin, but he is a LEADER, and when Islamic jihadists blow a passenger plane filled with Russian civilians out of the sky, he knows what happens next. He acts in a Presidential manner, and defends his citizens. Then Paris was struck with cowardly attacks around the city, and within days, French jets were pounding Raqqa. President Hollande didn’t ask permission, he didn’t send the matter to a committee, he didn’t consult polling numbers, he didn’t check in with the United Nations, and if he even bothered to “notify” anyone like the US or Russia, it was probably couched in terms of “stand the fuck back.”

Presidente Hollande acted Presidentially. For years, Americans have ridiculed the French as “cheese-eating surrender monkeys”, and I saw a British taxi driver I follow on Twitter refer to us as, “The United States Of America Chicken Wing Eating Surrender Monkeys”.

Touche’. Thanks to Obama, we had that coming.

This is at least part of the reason that Trump’s message is resonating with Americans. Trump isn’t my guy, but his message of “Make America great again” strikes a chord with patriotic Americans, even myself. No one in the world respects America anymore, certainly no one respects this President, and that is why the Iranians are surging toward nuclear weapons, Russia has seized territory in Ukraine, ISIS has indeed gone from the “jay-vee squad” to the Harlem Globetrotters, and China is building airstrips in the China Sea and hacking US computer systems with impunity. They look at Obama and see a giant pussy, more concerned with his “image” and “legacy” than US strategic interests, and they know they won’t likely see another US President this weak again, so they are moving NOW, while they can, before this feckless and inept President is removed from office.

I find nothing presidential about Obama, aside from his car, his plane, and his address. Jimmy Carter was a geopolitical genius compared to this clown. For all their flaws, Bill Clinton, Lyndon Johnson, and Jack Kennedy were giants compared to this idiot. At least none of those Democrat Presidents openly despised their country. But Obama, when questioned about his failures, gets touchy and indignant and blames others, usually Republicans, for his failures and his weakness, making himself look even smaller on the world stage. Barack Obama is a petulant child, in over his head, flailing about and hoping he can somehow come up with some rhetorical device that will lay the blame for his mess at someone else’s feet. Blaming Bush used to work, but it just isn’t working any more.

I sometimes sit in utter astonishment, just thunderstruck that I am living through the administration of the worst President in American history. James Buchanan will be ranked above Obama in 20 years, if the nation survives him. Obama doesn’t side with law enforcement, he sides with criminals like Travon Martin and Mike Brown and #BlackLivesMatter. Obama doesn’t side with Israel, he sides with Iran. Obama doesn’t support our veterans, he allows the VA to neglect them, and is perfectly OK with giant bonuses being paid to the administrators and bureaucrats overseeing that neglect. His IRS attacks conservatives, his Justice Department engages in illegal gunrunning, his EPA causes catastrophic environmental disasters, and no one ever gets fired, or even demoted. Obama attacks and disparages Christians and conservatives and law-abiding gun owners as a matter of course. Obama spews nonsense about global warming being the greatest threat we face, and then moves to allow thousands of unvetted Muslim refugees into our country, when ISIS has stated publicly that their strategy to get terrorists into Western nations is to blend in with refugees. He views his fellow citizens as his enemies, moreso than savages shooting up cafe’s in Paris and chopping off peoples’ heads.

Listening to Obama’s defensive and dismissive answers to reporters’ questions at the Antalya G20 meeting, I thought that this just isn’t how a President is supposed to talk. I am a giant mark for Bill Whittle’s “Afterburner” videos… been watching them for a long time. I recently got directed to these brief remarks from him at a dinner from 2012. It is fifteen minutes long, but it is worth your time, I promise. Right around the 7 minute mark, Bill tells us how a REAL president would have handled Benghazi, how to handle Iranian support for terrorism, and at the end, an unusual and possibly prescient prediction: that the next President won’t be a traditional politician, but an outsider, someone from the pop culture… interesting…

Hat-tip to HotGas commenter Schadenfreude for pointing this out to me a few weeks ago…

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  1. Ken says:

    I love Bill Whittle. This is the first time I have seen this particular speech. It was great! Your observations regarding Obama are spot on. His narcissism and arrogance are so bad I can’t stand to watch or listen to him. It comes out clearly in transcripts, but when you see and hear him it’s dripping and oozing. I hope we survive him.

  2. MM says:

    Wow, did Whittle call that or did he call it??

    President Trump is the guy that can do it.

  3. Gal Spunes says:

    Trump is a vulgar populist cunt. Does anyone really think that greasy fucker has what it takes to manipulate a national government and all its myriad foreign entanglements?

    Sweet Jesus…Trump is as retarded a choice for POTUS as Obama.

    That said, I no longer have any trust in the ‘electorate’, so I am prepared for any kind of fucktard bullshit that may arise. Pass the popcorn and let’s watch a monumental assclown like Trump pound the US deeper in the ass than Obama.

    What a shameful disgrace our ‘nation’ has become.

  4. cali says:

    Just a ‘few’ throughout the msn are awakening that their Chicago jesus whom they carried on their shoulders believing in the ‘hope and change’ agent is failing.
    While Putin gives a hoot about PC – he does what the man in the white doesn’t or rather gives lip service if not outright lying.
    The pilots en-route to target ISIS are told 90% out of the time – not to attack or told to back off. It was reported in the msn.
    When intelligence analysts filed ‘whistleblower’ complaints with the IG – reporting that their ISIS assessments are being changed to deflect the threats to the US on behalf of the micromanager at 1600 Penn and being threatened to ‘back off and look the other way’ – that too corresponds what the pilots reported.
    When the DIA Chief – Flynn – refuse to sign off on these ‘manipulated’ intelligence reports reasoning his refusal simply because this president intentionally ignores detesting them and their findings. He stated that he intentionally does not want to fight ISIS.
    What is one to think of this president refusing to hit the illegal oil wells taken by ISIS or Daesh because of ‘environmental’ reasons all the while his buddy ‘Erdogan’ is the sole benefactor of that ‘illegal and cheap oil’ while it fattens ISIS wallets? What if Erdogan shot the Russian jet out of the sky as a favor to the man in the white house?
    As we wonder on/about what is really taking place – all that is left is the fact – known throughout the middle east – that he refuses and rather supports ISIS. So far all supposedly ‘moderate’ rebels he trained, supported and armed did a switcheroo to Daesh taking ‘our’ weapons with them. Despite all that – he continues to use taxpayer dollars to financially support them.
    While Putin has correctly assessed the ISIS – Syria issue and exposed his findings – the msn continue to obfuscate.

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  6. Coyote Hubbard says:

    I like Trumps hair, I like how he is shaking up the GOP by often touching issues they wont, Im not sure he could run the country any better than Obama, but I feel we couldn’t do any worse… Simply because another collectivist as POTUS will insure we will not survive. I hope a better option comes up, but if its Trump against anyone, hes got my vote at least.

  7. Gal Spunes says:

    It’s getting lonely out here. Need some of that TaxiHack wisdom 🙂

    How’s it going? Busy with the book?

  8. JugEarsButtHurt / KOOLAID2 says:

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  9. JugEarsButtHurt / KOOLAID2 says:

    …repeating what I said…on February 26.

  10. Gal Spunes says:

    Is it time to read the last rites over this blog?