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Obama: Don’t Reject Leaders Who Make the Hard Decisions

Filed under: Obama,Politics — DRJ @ 10:41 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

President Obama appeared recently with Governor Jon Corzine, who faces a tough election fight in New Jersey. Obama urged New Jersey voters to re-elect Corzine because, like Obama, he’s a hope-and-change politician who should be rewarded for making good, tough decisions:

“I’m here today to urge you to cast aside the cynics and the skeptics, and prove to all Americans that leaders who do what’s right and who do what’s hard will be rewarded and not rejected.”

That’s what Democrats like Barack Obama did when they cast aside their cynicism and skepticism and supported President Bush when he made the right decisions and the hard decisions that kept Americans safe for 8 years.

Oh, wait. They didn’t.

Okay, that’s what Democrats did when President Obama adopted most of President Bush’s war policies. Because, you know, that was hard.


21 Responses to “Obama: Don’t Reject Leaders Who Make the Hard Decisions”

  1. “leaders who do what’s right and who do what’s hard will be rewarded and not rejected.”

    True, which is why the Obama administration is very worried.

    Apogee (e2dc9b)

  2. Actually, I fail to see anything that “Teh One” has done that’s hard. Seriously, name one thing that he has done “that’s hard”; anything that directly ends up on his lap because “he” did it? He says something, then sends the boys and girls out to do the scut work. What has he done? Helath care?…..announces it and then tells the kids to take care of it. If its so damned important BO, use your auto bully pulpit and beat us down, you do some damned work, you personally

    Angelo (5df281)

  3. Credit where it’s due: The Dog Trainer’s Top of the Ticket blog reflects on the irony of Obama arguing that things have been so bad in Jersey for the past four years that they need to reelect their governor.

    JVW (d1215a)

  4. I think that POTUS is just projecting his own campaign slogan for 2012. Because, like always, it is all about him.

    Eric Blair (dd11cc)

  5. It’s not easy being King.

    All the late night talk show appearances, the sudden vacations to Europe, the golfing, the all expense paid nights out in New York.

    Reallty wears a guy down, you know?

    Steve B (5eacf6)

  6. Yeah, it was so ‘right’ and so ‘hard’ to decide to spend our grandchildrens’ money … we are so stimulated… oh, the Big O had congress do that too, didn’t he…

    What will be ‘right’ and ‘hard’ and really cause rejection is deciding what will have to be done to try to correct all this. What a jerk. What a disaster.

    jodetoad (059c35)

  7. It’s hard to tell, but Obama is President and that’s a job with some important decisions he needs to make.

    The decision to send 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan is the most important item on Obama’s desk today (were it has been since 30 August). Perhaps he should make that decision rather than campaigning for unpopular governors or taking Michelle out or hosting a salsa parties.

    Arch (73e14a)

  8. Come on lets not pretend that there is any great continuity, threatening the CIA operators with criminal investigation, trying to close down Gitmo despite continued evidence that Shihri incident in Yemen that it’s a bad idea. The ‘quagmire seems to have moved from Iraq into Afghanistan, and practically all the pundits followed into the rhetorical quicksand. You would think that specially after the Zazi revelations, there would be more urgency

    bishop (996c34)

  9. This must have been spoken in front of a public employees union. Otherwise the croowd would have keeled over laughing. Corzine has made none of the tough choices this state needs–he hasn’t made any tough choices at all. Unless you think raising taxes on the rest of us to coddle public workers is a “tough choice”.

    spongeworthy (c2e8fe)

  10. OT: I wonder how many buses in Newark and Trenton that Jon Corzine will pay for to bus people to Polling spots?

    And rest assured they will “magically” have $20 under the seat again. No disenfranchisement here.

    HeavenSent (01a566)

  11. But you don’t understand, taxing the sh-t out of those remaining employed citizens in order to fund your massive socialistic schemes is really a hard decision. Not for him, of course – he’s happy making that decision, just as long as he doesn’t suffer personally for it.

    Dmac (5ddc52)

  12. From getting elected and doing nothing but wreaking havoc, to trying to control the media – he really is President Oblagojevich, isn’t he?

    Matador (e01f85)

  13. “leaders who do what’s right and who do what’s hard will be rewarded and not rejected.”

    just ask Churchill after leading Britian through WWII

    quasimodo (4af144)

  14. Here’s another one of those hard choices by Corzine. Just copied it over from Instapundit after reading this post:

    Today a jury found Joe Ferriero, former chairman of the Bergen County Democratic Organization, guilty of one count of conspiracy to defraud and two counts of mail fraud. Guess how much money Jon Corzine and his family gave to Ferriero over the years? $441,600.”

    political agnostic (a36e18)

  15. “the hard decisions that kept Americans safe for 8 years”

    Unless you were one of the thousands of Americans killed in Iraq.

    I’m trying to decide whether DRJ is being thoughtless or callous.

    hip (9d1bb3)

  16. I’m trying to decide just how clueless you are, hip, to so intentionally misrepresent DRJ’s point.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  17. SPQR – It is just a dishonest drive-by in service of Teh Narrative.

    JD (55b145)

  18. JD, indeed, that kind of bile-filled dishonesty seems typical of the low-quality trolls we get here.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  19. I’m trying to decide whether DRJ is being thoughtless or callous.

    We’re trying to decide if you’re just an ignorant douche or a huge F-ckhead. Personally, I choose both.

    Dmac (5ddc52)

  20. I’m trying to decide whether DRJ is being thoughtless or callous.

    Comment by hip — 10/23/2009 @ 2:43 pm

    Occur to anyone else that “hip” is short for “hax is present?”

    Nah, on second thought, can’t be. Hax wouldn’t want to be banned so soon, and he knows one of the quickest routes to that goal.

    no one you know (1ebbb1)

  21. Hey – “HOPE” you like “Bush-lite”: All the repression with Half the moral conviction.”

    Californio (4a94c5)

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