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Why Is Obama So Inept At Being A Leader

Why is Obama so passive against ISIS?

Most Americans don't want us to get involved.

Most incompetent leaders?

King George (The third, of course!)

Has Obama already proven he is a steadfast leader?

He beat the Clintons....he's beating McCain....that's no small feat.

Why is President Obama's Secret Service so incompetent?

The Secret Service is really being tested lately.   I always try to look at the big picture and all the good that comes out of it, especially when no serious harm was done.   They needed a wake-up call and dressing down by Congress because at some point, it's going to be a serious threat and real National crisis.    It's easy to blame budget or personnel cuts but the reality is that there were adequate numbers of personnel to handle every incident.    The Agency was responsible for poor execution of the game plan, poor training and in some cases, poor leadership.   Be assured that major changes are underway and they will be more prepared to address every situation going forward.

Was Obama incompetent?

No, he wasn’t and he’s still not. While he might not have done everything right while in office, he for sure moved the country to a better place.For one, he championed diversity not only in words, but also in action, making significant strides toward a more multicultural America that celebrates diversity. Top policy positions went to people of all colors, classes and creeds. He appointed more female and ethnically diverse judges than any president in history and was the first president to introduce Hindu customs into the White House, or to wish Persian Americans a happy new year in Farsi. Obama also strengthened LGTB rights, paving the way for marriage equality and anti-discrimination legislation. No president better reflected America’s diversity, or honored it so single-mindedly as he.He also pushed American families forward by strengthening women in the whole country. Through the (now defunct) White House Council on Women and Girls and increased enforceability of laws designed to combat pay discrimination, the Obama administration directed efforts to ensure that American women could achieve financial independence. Higher minimum wages meant mothers could spend more time with their children; paid family leave would allow parents to parent without curbing their careers and ultimately, their spending power. Linking gender equality to America’s economic prosperity helped Obama to co-opt bipartisan support for a number of women’s issues. Despite Obama’s leaving office, women’s issues have had tremendous staying power; his legacy gave rise to powerful movements like #MeToo and Time’s Up, which continue to strongly advocate for women.He changed the paradigm in American health care. Beyond insuring over 20 million Americans, the Affordable Care Act changed the American mindset on health insurance. While nearly 50% of Americans expressed support for repealing the ACA, 60% of those who do not favor it said it should be replaced before repeal. These numbers reflect Obama’s success in changing America’s expectation on government involvement in healthcare. And while the repeal of Obamacare was one of President Trump’s main campaign promises, it is clear that many Americans are unwilling to accept an America without affordable healthcare options.

Why were the Stuart kings of England so inept?

Stuart Dynasty would be the monarch James I, Charles I, Charles II, James II, Queen Mary, King William, and Queen Anne (the official close of the Stuart Dynasty did not come until the death of Anne and beginning of the Hanoverian Dynasty). I'm taking the question is directed towards the 4 monarchs before "The Glorious Revolution and the English Bill of Rights."

James I had the difficult endeavor of following Elizabeth I to the throne. Raised by Protestant Scottish nobles, James was brought up in more of a sheltered Scottish setting than a typical English noble setting. This led to a lack of understanding of English law. Further, James did not understand the role of Parliament and the fact that there was more of a balance of power in England, rather than divine right monarchy found in Scotland, where he also held the crown.

Charles I also had the difficulty with sharing power with Parliament, so he decided not to call it, in a period of time called the Personal Rule. Charles then tried to call Parliament for levying of taxes over frivolous warfare versus Spain. Parliament decided to use this "Long Parliament" to call for demands, particularly under the leadership under the Puritan John Pym. The fight against Parliament ended up in a split in English life, resulting in the English Civil War and Charles's death.

Charles II had the unenviable position of trying to clean up England's image established under Oliver Cromwell, but tarnished by his inept son Richard. He was not a bad ruler, but his hope for fighting wars and gaining more land put a strap on the financial situation. The most troubling situation during the reign of Charles II was the Exclusion Crisis, which was brought up by Parliament because the heir to the throne, James II of England (VII of Scotland), the brother of Charles II who had no legitimate children, was a Catholic.

James II was Catholic and immediately had problems with Protestant rebellions led by Monmouth and the Argyll Rebellion in Scotland. Further, the court case of Godden v. Hales separated Parliament and the king, as it was ruled that the king (law-abiding king from the time of Henry VIII) could dispense of previously created laws.

Women voters, arn't you tired of Obama Anti-Palin Ads?

Hillary Clinton supporters and Women for McCain leadership are slamming Barack Obama’s new ad, titled “His Choice,” as sexist and demeaning to women for its depiction of running mate Sarah Palin.

The ad features a McCain quote about relying on his vice president for economic advice — and then shows an unrelated clip of Palin winking mischievously at the camera.

The implication: She’s less than a person to be taken seriously.

“It’s a sexist example of reducing a woman to an object — a wink — and denying her a voice. Her lips are actually moving, but she’s not allowed to be heard,” says Stephanie Bressler, a Hillary Clinton supporter and women and politics professor at the University of Scranton.

Bressler is not alone in her umbrage over the ad.

Christine Toretti, co-chair of Pennsylvania Women for McCain, said, “God forbid a leader is not only competent, but beautiful and wears a skirt!”

And Judy Singleton, co-chair of Indiana Women for McCain, said: “To imply that Governor Palin doesn’t understand economics because she’s pretty and winks is ridiculous.”

Such objections are echoing throughout the country, so much so that the McCain-Palin campaign released the following statements Friday from former Clinton supporters and Women for McCain leaders reacting to the ad: