Obama Refuses to Take His Own Advice

During Obama’s foreign trip to Great Britain, where he visited London, he had an interesting conversation with the Tory leader, David Cameron. It was overheard by some reporters due to a boom microphone picking it up.

Have you often heard from Obama how he feels that he is capable of making good judgment calls? Obama contends that though inexperienced, what matters the most is his capability to execute good judgment calls. You can hear it in his voice when he gave the grand speech in the front of Victory Column. He feels he has a lot of confidence in himself and his hopechange philosophy will inspire others to do good to each other.

He believes that global warming, redistribution of wealth, the fight against racism, a more open immigration policy, and a whole host of other issues put forth are more than just stances to him. He sees himself as making the right judgment calls on those important issues.

And, my friend, is what so frightening about him and his unorthodox, liberal philosophy.

Moreover, what truly scares me the most is that in this overheard conversation Obama was making a point that others have been trying to pound the message home. Obama needs to listen to others more knowledgeable on certain issues than himself is. And yet, Obama is blind to all kinds of advice, namely his dangerous thinking that it’s high time to pull out of Iraq immediately, despite the fact that a lot of people are starting to see this war as the one that’s winnable.


OBAMA: And, well, and you start making mistakes or you lose the big picture. Or you lose a sense of, I think you lose a feel …

CAMERON: Your feeling. And that is exactly what politics is all about. The judgment you bring to make decisions.

OBAMA: That’s exactly right. And the truth is that we’ve got a bunch of smart people, I think, who know 10 times more than we do about the specifics of the topics. And so if what you’re trying to do is micromanage and solve everything then you end up being a dilettante, but you have to have enough knowledge to make good judgments about the choices that are presented to you. (emphasis mine)

It’s not just about Iraq policy anymore. What about economics?

Countless experts, economicists, and oil businessmen now mostly say it’s time to permit offshore drilling as one of ways to push down oil prices, though that won’t have an immediate effect on current gasoline prices. Obama is still against that idea. Not to mention the fact the idea is now strongly favored by the majority of American public.

Obama insists that the rich needs to pay more taxes, never mind a number of knowledgeable people have come forward to criticize his tax plan. The Bush tax cuts brought in more revenues from the rich, because with more money, they were abe to reinvest it into the economy, thus making the economy grow. Naturally, that’s a simplistic way of saying it, but it doesn’t mean it’s not true. Obama’s purpose is to keep Social Security afloat, but the best way is privatizing it altogether and give ordinary Americans more power to invest their hard-earned paychecks as they see fit.

There are many other examples that can be used here, but hopefully you all get it. I’d wager that people here on Redstate are generally much smarter than Obama, despite not having a Harvard degree in your hands to wave around in public.

Even so, he still refuses to take his own advice, listening to people 10 times smarter than him. If he is going to act like that, then how can we realistically expect him to make good judgment calls based on expert advice given to him, especially of military who are doing the actual dying part and protecting the vital interests of the United States? Do we dare to trust him empowered with making long-lasting impact decisions on economic, fiscal, monetary, and foreign policies?

Unfortunately, Obama also thinks he is indeed a Messiah in making, and nobody is going to dare him otherwise. Ladies and Gentlemen, that is precisely why Obama is the most dangerous man in America right now. Better swallow your pride and vote McCain, otherwise may God save our country from the likes of Obama.