Barack Obama: The 21st Century Neville Chamberlain

Posted on March 15, 2012 by



Neville Chamberlain (left) and Barack Obama (right)

From Monday to Wednesday in all Colorado schools we were taking the TCAPS, the standardized tests here in Colorado. When we finish the tests we couldn’t write we could only read so our teacher provided us some magazines to read. I was reading a great article comparing Barack Obama to Neville Chamberlain from NewsWeek. The magazine article was completely correct!

When Barack Obama was inaugurated, a Republican president had taken the peace, prosperity, and budget surpluses of the Clinton years and given us two wars, a devastated economy, and an almost trillion-dollar deficit. Obama was going to be our Franklin Roosevelt, our Winston Churchill—a visionary leader who would give America hope again. Instead, he has turned out to be the Neville Chamberlain of American politics, drifting toward national catastrophe, one compromise at a time. -NewsWeek Article

That was the opening paragraph of the article in NewsWeek. This is a very accurate statement about Barack Obama. Obama isn’t facing the economy and other issues head on, he isn’t even facing them one compromise at a time! That’s the only false piece of that article. Obama isn’t going at the problems one compromise at a time. 

Barack Obama’s biggest issue is that he’s spineless! He’s a spineless leader and that’s a real problem. To be the president of the United States of America, the leader of the free world, you must be strong and certain about the decisions you make. Barack Obama isn’t certain about his decisions, he is weak. For example we can see his weak leadership very greatly in his foreign policy. You know a president is weak when they apologize for past decisions of the USA. It’s not that the USA did anything wrong, it’s just that we pissed off someone else so Obama was afraid of the ramifications of others being mad so he apologizes. In addition to that, you know a leader is even weaker when they cannot even take responsibility for their own actions. All of the issues in this country is STILL George W. Bush’s fault, according to Barack Obama. This isn’t true because Obama’s first term is nearly over and Bush and his decisions are no longer attached to the nations outcomes and problems.

Obama is known better as the do-nothing-president. Nothing will get better in our nation if our president doesn’t act. I’d expect Obama to do what William Broyles from NewsWeek thought Obama would do, “Obama was going to be our Franklin Roosevelt, our Winston Churchill—a visionary leader who would give America hope again.” Obama was supposed to be the president who stepped in and cleaned up the mess that Bush did create! I would’ve expected Obama to truly push the liberal agenda farther and farther. I didn’t want that to happen, but that’s what I figured was going to happen, I figured that was the goal. 

Obama is a pure failure. In his first two years he had a Democratic Congress that he could have and should have worked with! Lets look at what LIBERAL author and radio show host Thom Hartmann said about Obama and his years with the Democratic Congress. 

So, if I’m to believe that Obama was wildly productive during his first two years of office then I have to conclude that he was simultaneously woefully negligent in ensuring the recovery of the People’s Economy.  After all, Congress didn’t stand in his way and the economy has made no material rebound under Obama’s policies. -Liberal Talk Show Host and Author Thom Hartmann 

That’s exactly correct Thom. Congress didn’t stand in his way for anything. Where was his push for the Democratic agenda? That’s what we all expected! Obama had it made out for him. He could have done everything he wanted, but he didn’t do it… Why? Because he’s weak.

Americans aren’t inspired by well-meaning weakness. We like strong leaders, particularly in desperate times. FDR was trapped in a wheelchair and faced far greater challenges than Obama, yet he never gave the impression of being at the mercy of events. He set a course and followed it. He went out and got the votes he needed. So did Reagan. So did LBJ. 

Chamberlain did one bold thing. He finally realized he was not the right man to lead Britain in dangerous times. He resigned so that Churchill could take over. There is one bold thing Obama could and should do. He should bow out of the race for reelection and throw his support behind Hillary Clinton—the leader we should have chosen in the first place. -NewsWeek Article

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