Barack Obama: The “I-Didn’t-Know-About-That” President

MH900078811It seems Barack Obama is continuously claiming he didn’t know about something important – until just recently. He even claims he learned about it in the newspapers.  It’s always someone else’s fault – George Bush, the Republican Congress, Rush Limbaugh, FOXNews, etc.  Jay Carney, his press secretary, often claims similar things and uses similar words, e.g., “If true . . . ”

Frankly, one must wonder what Obama is doing all day.  He was hired to govern and lead.  How can he do this when he doesn’t know what’s going on?

Obama seems to have time for endless political speeches, fundraising events, golf outings, basketball, lavish vacations, White House entertainment and parties, and every other form of politics. Flying around on Air Force One appears to be his favorite pastime.

After 4-1/2 years as president, Obama still shows a serious inability to plan, organize, staff, direct, motivate, etc.
His lack of executive management, leadership and organizational experience continues to plague him.  He continues to surround himself with like-minded schoolboys – when what he really needs is tough-minded, proven performers, who will tell him what he needs to know versus what he wants to hear.

Obama is often accused of leading from behind – letting it happen and then reacting – when the proper course becomes obvious.  Frankly, that’s an understandable strategy in view of his lack of senior executive experience – and his conviction that his personal charisma and oratory skills can carry the day. 

But that’s not the strategy of a great leader.

Unfortunately, the majority of voters do not understand the importance of senior executive experience.  They vote for charm and charisma and government provided entitlements. And our liberal-leftist media has failed to educate the public on the importance of executive qualifications and a proven track record.

About the author: William Pauwels

William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.

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  • http://blurbrain.com/ Boot Birnbaum

    Quite the train wreck we’re living through

  • http://blurbrain.com/ Boot Birnbaum

    Quite the train wreck we’re living through

  • http://blurbrain.com/ Boot Birnbaum

    Quite the train wreck we’re living through

  • Smokewagon1984

    Obama may claim not to drive this train. But someone sure is blowing the whistle. If you listen to any of them that are involved you can hear it whining,

  • agbjr

    Two very important lessons are here: don’t elect anyone to office who doesn’t have experience in executive management and never elect anyone who promises everything and just plain sounds good. Ignore one or both lessons and you get Obama, a true lying Marxist sonofabitch.

  • agbjr

    Two very important lessons are here: don’t elect anyone to office who doesn’t have experience in executive management and never elect anyone who promises everything and just plain sounds good. Ignore one or both lessons and you get Obama, a true lying Marxist sonofabitch.

  • Brian_R_Allen

    …. Barry Buraq Hussayn bin Buraq Hussayn bin Hussayn Oogooboogoobama Frank Marshall Davis Soetoro: The “I-Didn’t-Know-About-That” Pretender ….

    He’d be comparable with Hogan’s Heros’ Sergeant Schultz, ‘cept Mr Schultz made Sergeant on his own merit.

  • Brian_R_Allen

    …. Barry Buraq Hussayn bin Buraq Hussayn bin Hussayn Oogooboogoobama Frank Marshall Davis Soetoro: The “I-Didn’t-Know-About-That” Pretender ….

    He’d be comparable with Hogan’s Heros’ Sergeant Schultz, ‘cept Mr Schultz made Sergeant on his own merit.

  • Brian_R_Allen

    …. Barry Buraq Hussayn bin Buraq Hussayn bin Hussayn Oogooboogoobama Frank Marshall Davis Soetoro: The “I-Didn’t-Know-About-That” Pretender ….

    He’d be comparable with Hogan’s Heros’ Sergeant Schultz, ‘cept Mr Schultz made Sergeant on his own merit.

  • pogo46

    Obama is Chicago style /Al Capone…”here’s what I want and get it done, but don’t tell me how,cause when the Feds come I don’t want to know nuthin’”

    • lara

      your right..he does know but his tactic is criminal

    • lara

      your right..he does know but his tactic is criminal

    • lara

      your right..he does know but his tactic is criminal

    • Dominic De Falco

      I would take the mob and Al Capone over Obama any day!

  • pogo46

    Obama is Chicago style /Al Capone…”here’s what I want and get it done, but don’t tell me how,cause when the Feds come I don’t want to know nuthin’”

  • Reelman1946

    This is simply a tactic, noting more…
    its like HRC saying “I don’t recall” 23 times under oath back when…

    The arrogant apostles of utopians secular socialism have value-free tactics used all over the globe…bold lies, demons, smears and fantasy promises…
    these work well In America because the pawn media changes the dimdem dirty diapers daily.

    Of course time and reality eventually “come to town”…as they have May 2013…

    BTW, partying on other people’s taxes is what the socialists live for…
    so who should be surprised?

  • lara

    all presidents should have served in the military and be true americans…

  • lara

    all presidents should have served in the military and be true americans…

  • lara

    all presidents should have served in the military and be true americans…

  • 7papa7

    If he doesn’t know anything then he needs to step down so we can get some who leads and has those under him accountable. This is just further proof of his incompetence.

  • littlepat

    Maybe he should watch Fox News and listen to conservative radio to find out what is going on.

  • littlepat

    Maybe he should watch Fox News and listen to conservative radio to find out what is going on.

  • littlepat

    Maybe he should watch Fox News and listen to conservative radio to find out what is going on.

  • ThomPaineJr12

    Here’s what I know.. Republicans are good at making petty attacks on the President. about “lavish” vacations, golf, parties, etc.,but he is in the White House more than Bush was, who set a record for nights away from it,

  • ThomPaineJr12

    Here’s what I know.. Republicans are good at making petty attacks on the President. about “lavish” vacations, golf, parties, etc.,but he is in the White House more than Bush was, who set a record for nights away from it,

  • ThomPaineJr12

    Here’s what I know.. Republicans are good at making petty attacks on the President. about “lavish” vacations, golf, parties, etc.,but he is in the White House more than Bush was, who set a record for nights away from it,

  • mac12sam12

    Your president is a crook.

  • mac12sam12

    Your president is a crook.

  • Dominic De Falco

    The damage Obama has done can never be repair and he knows it and relishes it!

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