A few months ago I questioned whether Obama possessed the management skills to qualify as a manager of a single McDonald’s store. This was about the time President Obama dithered for months on how many additional troops were needed in Afghanistan. It scares me to think about the danger our troops were in during all this time. But Obama was deciding. Don’t let any sense of urgency get in the way of decision making.
When he finally reached as decision, he added about 60% of the number of troops requested by General McCrystal-who was chosen for the job by Obama. I am glad he has faith in the judgment of his chosen leaders. He also announced to the world when those troops would be taken out of the region. Does anybody else out there see how strange, if not disastrous, it is to tell the enemy your time table? Obviously Obama doesn’t see a problem with that.
In my original article, I actually took the job requirements off McDonald’s web site and compared Obama’s skill set to those qualifications. I won’t bore any readers with the details, but Obama lacked the sufficient skills on almost every item. While I admit it may have been a cheap shot at Obama, the article was supposed to be a tongue and cheek attempt at humor at the President’s expense.
The BP incident has however made me truly believe Obama is not qualified to run a single McDonalds store. I actually wondered out loud if he could even run a lemonade stand in front of his house. Let’s look at the facts.
It took Obama 9 days to even acknowledge there was an oil spill. He then some two weeks or so later claimed that he was in charge and had been in charge from the beginning, so we had nothing to worry about. I know, it scared a lot of people to death even thinking that may be true. Fortunately nobody believes anything Obama says anymore. Now we are almost 2 months into the crisis and we find out Obama has never even talked to the CEO of BP. For most people, that would have been the first or second call made. You might even think that they would be having daily conversations by now.
So I think we have conclusive proof the president is an incompetent manager and could not operate a McDonald’s store. But what about the lemonade stand?
At first, I thought the answer was a clear “no”. After all, you have to have sugar, lemons, water, and whatever other ingredients go into lemonade. You have to convince your mom that it is a worth while venture. Then the light bulb came on. Obama did convince half the country that he would change the old way of politics to this new transparent benevolent government that helps us all. He could use the magic wand he uses to solve all other world problems to stir the lemonade. It isn’t working to good for anything else. Last, but not least, if his mom supplied the ingredients and all Obama had to do was stand on the corner reading the teleprompter to sell his lemonade, he could be pretty successful.
Maybe, that’s why Obama can’t see the connection between revenues and expenses, because when he was a kid his mom bought the ingredients and he collected the revenues. So he never had to consider the cost of the lemonade sold. It’s a lot like today’s government isn’t it. Yes, I think that’s it. Obama started at a young age to become so good at spending money, while someone else took all the risks. Who would have ever believed it?