Awol Press, Awol President and the Future of America

Written by William Pauwels on November 14, 2012

What’s painfully apparent now is, despite his superb credentials, Mitt Romney was significantly not electable.

Clearly, many were mistaken thinking the American people would vote for a superbly credentialed guy who could deliver twelve million new jobs, higher wages, lower energy prices, etc. Apparently the Romney campaign felt the same.

Perhaps if they had talked more about the Republican plank – which defends life and traditional marriage – they might’ve had better results – some emotional issues that went beyond pure economics. 

Clearly the Democrats know how to get emotion into an election. Their racist and female-rights and anti-war and anti-rich dialogue appealed to the electorate’s sense of envy and fear. Apparently the 47% do not consider job creation of primary concern. Many must like being on the dole. 

How to combat that is an enormous challenge as our society gradually slides into the moral and slothful abyss.  The entitlement society is all about buying voters.  The Democrats have been doing this for years, and Obama has brought it to new heights to buy his reelection. 
How to counteract the Dem’s entitlement strategy and to return this nation to self-reliance and the work ethic is beyond me.  We may never be the same great people that we once were.  Sloth and envy have taken hold to our strategic detriment.  The slackers now outnumber the producers.    

Perhaps Obama’s time in Chicago and with de facto communists and Muslims and lowlifes like David Axelrod and Saul Alinsky, and anti-white/anti-Americans like Jeremiah Wright – has given him an edge on the political battleground.

The USA was not founded as a democracy. It’s said the Founders greatly feared democracy – realizing that once the people discovered they could vote themselves free government-provided benefits, a democracy would be finished. Certainly it appears we are headed in that direction. Only our ability to print money has kept us afloat. But that will lead to inflation – a hidden tax on everyone, and most painfully so on the poor and middle-class – and lead to a gradual decline in our standard of living.

I still feel the Media are the primary contributor to Obama’s political success. They not only covered-up Obama’s many mistakes, but they spin everything in his favor, and even adopt the Democrat talking points on too many occasions. As a Constitutionally protected function in American society, the media have failed drastically in the exercise of their responsibilities: to examine and report the truth.

And speaking of those who are failing to exercise their responsibility: Is anyone beside me tired of hearing Jay Carney say that President Obama didn’t know about bad stuff going on in his administration, e.g., Fast & Furious, Benghazi, Petraeus, General Allen, etc?
Perhaps if Obama spent less time on the golf course, on the basketball court, flying around on Air Force One, apologizing to Muslim leaders, giving teleprompter speeches in support of his reelection, and taking million dollar vacations – and more time in his office (on the job) – he would know what’s going on in his administration. 
A president is supposed to be our nation’s Chief Executive Officer and the Commander in Chief of our military.  He should be in his office, in the White House, fully engaged and involved; providing management and leadership to his administration and to the military. 
“Leading from behind” is a pathetic, defensive, play-it-safe, political strategy — and is really nothing more than a deceptive way of not leading but rather “following.” I suppose it was initially devised to cover-up his lack of Executive Management and Leadership experience; but after four years, it is no longer an acceptable or admirable approach.

I won’t hold my breath waiting for the derelict media to notice this, either.

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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.