Hayward: Obama Is Taking Care Of Business

Reuters had a report Thursday that says “Moammar Qaddafi has consolidated his position in central and western Libya enough to maintain an indefinite standoff with rebels trying to end his four-decade rule,” according to U.S. and European security officials.  “Qaddafi’s people are feeling quite confident,” a European official added.

Rest assured that President Obama will get right on top of that… as soon as he knocks out six political fundraisers over the next two days.

This presidency has gone through three stages.  The first was a desperate power grab to “transform America.”  Trillions were piled onto the national debt.  Billions were poured into political slush funds.  The physical size of government was increased, as thousands of new federal employees were hired, even as private-sector employment collapsed.  Massive bailouts extended government control into banks and automakers.  The health insurance industry was nationalized, the beginning of a process that will permanently re-define the relationship between American citizens and their government, if allowed to proceed to its logical conclusion of single-payer socialized medicine.

This phase climaxed with the passage of ObamaCare.  It’s tricky to pinpoint its precise ending, but I like to date Phase Two from the first time Obama suggested voters were only thinking about tossing out Democrats in the midterm elections because they were stupid.

Phase Two was a time of stunned confusion for Obama.  Look at everything that has occurred from the run-up to the midterms until now, and you’ll see a portrait of a man who has no idea what to do.  He’s been consistently flummoxed by the demands and duties of his office, now that he’s exhausted all the opportunities.

During Phase Two, Obama simply disappeared for long stretches of time.  He had nothing to say when American citizens were murdered by Somali pirates.  He spent weeks trying to figure out which side of the Egyptian uprising he should be on, and finally came down hard against Mubarak when he was convinced the old dictator was doomed.  Numerous other domestic and international crises flew right past him.

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