Obama The Solomonian Politician
Like it or not, President Obama has been able to accomplish things that have been beneficial to those on the left, the right and in the middle. I sense that people are genuinely frustrated with President Obama’s temperament. He is calculating, thoughtful and willing to compromise. In my opinion that is what leadership is all about. I also think that he has been hamstrung by jealous politicians, like Senator Mitch McConnell, who would love to see him be a one term president. President Obama has navigated these waters with grace, class and thoughtfulness.
This current political dilemma reminds me of one the wise Biblical figure of Solomon faced with two women claiming to be the mother of the baby brought before him. The women demanded that he act swiftly and make a definitive ruling as to who should have custody. However, his answer was shocking and seemed unwise and unethical, divide it into equal parts. President Obama has had to deal with politicians, who like the false mother claim most virulently to know what is in the country’s best interest even if that means our nation’s demise. They have an attitude of “if i can’t have it…no one can.” President Obama has had to be patient and delicate in letting people play their political cards, allowing them to reveal their true intentions. The real fear opponents of President Obama have is of the cards he is saving for his next term in office, immigration reform perhaps? Politics is an ugly spectacle for most because the true intentions and motives of people are rarely discussed honestly. I continue to believe that President Obama has the best intentions for our entire nation in mind and that may be what scares people so much! I also believe that in 2012 he will have ample opportunities to reiterate his positions and bring to light the tactics and motivations of those who sought to stand in the way of our nation’s progress. I won’t miss him because I don’t believe he is going anywhere and I’m looking forward to his second term in office! The righteous are typically the ones willing to compromise and let go of the political baby! Share your thoughts, write a comment, send a tweet or post on facebook!
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