President Obama: The Solomonian Politician

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 Obama The Solomonian Politician

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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6 thoughts on “President Obama: The Solomonian Politician

  1. Hey, really enjoyed your post. I follow politics pretty closely, although it does drive me insane. When you say, “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 have a tough time believing that.

    Obama, like all politicians, won’t unveil their public mask unless forced to. He is not the be-all end-all honesty first politician. He is a politician first, honesty/transparency second, if at all. He promised to make this administration transparent, which was why I considered supporting him for president. The public has no idea whats going, and he uses fear tactics to gain the support of the public. Do you disagree?

    1. Thanks for the comment G and for reading my post. First off, I’ll say that politics usually divides people and that is not the intention of my post or any discussions that I facilitate. I made the comment that “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” because I feel that President Obama’s morals and vision for our nation and the world are generally congruent with my own. I know many others will disagree with his vision or intentions for our nation and world but this is really an ideological discussion. The type of discussion that typically leads nowhere. I do agree with your comment about his declarations that his administration would be transparent. I my view it has not been transparent, even though all of the blame cannot be ascribed to the President, he did not make citizens feel as included as we did during the campaign of 2008 and millions of people tuned out of politics. I do disagree with your comment about him using fear tactics. I really do not see him doing this or being in a position where he needs to use fear mongering. I think the media has a history of fear mongering and sensationalizing stories and politics to increase ratings. So any fear mongering going on is usually done by the media or politicians looking for a platform to get there thoughts in the media. Thanks for the comments and the dialogue!

  2. Amil, What direction do you believe the country is headed in now, and what direction does the president want it to go?

    1. You are asking a million dollar question that I myself am not qualified to answer alone. The president nor I will determine solely where the country is headed. I really think the answer to your question will be up to the young people. I also believe that President Obama recognizes that the United States can no longer behave as a unilateral superpower in the world. I think he recognizes that it is advantageous for the US to have amicable relationships with China, India, the Middle East and the Developing Word. In the worlds of my six-year son, “Obama, knows which direction the world is rotating.” I guess that sums it all up.

  3. This was a good blog about our current president. I agreed on the fact that OBAMA has not shown his true cards yet for this is his first term in office. He makes history everyday he serves as our president. People need to stop bickering and complaining towards him about the current economy and other political issues and start to help him instead to fix this country

  4. great article man. i enjoyed reading it. i never thought of him in the Solomonesque role but perhaps you are right. i’m not certain that he will be able to do more his second term because unfortunately we live in a polemic society. Gray is considered taboo and very few in politics seems to have an affinity for the taboo.

    Hopefully, i’m wrong. 🙂

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