That’s Right Nate

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Obama’s Flawed Theory of Leadership

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Before Obama nominated Joe Biden to be his Vice-President he was very clear about his theory of leadership saying, ““I’m going to want somebody with integrity; I’m going to want somebody with independence, who’s willing to tell me where he thinks or she thinks I’m wrong; and I’m, I’m going to want somebody who shares a vision of the country where we need to go, that we’ve got to fundamentally change not only our policies, but how our politics works, how business is done in Washington. ”

This is simply a strategy for getting nothing done.  The White House has been run very successfully for the past 8 years by having a President at the top of the food chain and underlings who would follow his lead.  The President cannot tolerate disension.  When Bush would tell an Antonio Gonzalez or a Donald Rumsfeld to jump they would not only jump they’d race to be the first person to tell the President what an excellent idea jumping was.  This mindset allows the President to do what’s best free of the distraction of disension.

That’s why when McCain spokesman Douglas Holtz-Eakin, McCain’s chief economic adviser, says things like “[McCain] has certainly I’m sure said things in town halls” that don’t jibe perfectly with his written plan. But that doesn’t mean it’s official” its fine because McCain has a large group of advisers who can speak for him.  They have what experts call a group mindset.  This is the most effective way to carry out public policy.

Another president followed Obama’s strategy.  Abraham Lincoln was known for putting his biggest rivals into his cabinet.  We know what happenned with Lincoln–this country had a disastrous civil war.  Sounds like a great plan Barack.  You do that.


Written by thatsrightnate

August 23, 2008 at 7:34 pm

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  1. Dear Nate, Will you be blogging while in Denver?


    August 24, 2008 at 10:04 am

  2. I just saw that I’m your 60,093 hit. Congratulations on hitting the big 60! Celebrate with a frosty glass of But Light with Lime on me!


    August 24, 2008 at 10:05 am

  3. wait, so you think these past eight years under the bush administration have been GREAT?
    do you realize that we are over 1 trillion dollars in debt with china??
    do you realize our economy has almost completely collapsed and that we might be facing the next depression?
    are you aware that iraq did not have WMDs and that they were not related to 911?
    and do you care that iraq has been completely destroyed as a country?

    and by the way dumbass, lincoln began the “disastrous” civil war to abolish slavery.
    i don’t think many other people in this country feel that it was unnecessary or a waste of time.
    but you probably like the idea of slavery.
    then you wouldn’t have to get off your ass to get your bud light with lime would ya?

    (bud light tastes like watered down pee)

    Jake McConnor

    August 30, 2008 at 3:36 am

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