When 911 happened, Michael Moore Chronicled every breath of the President as he stood before a elementary school class as the news of the terrorist attack came to him. He was lampooned for what he said, what he did not say in those critical seconds after this tragedy. Is that fair or unfair. I think anyone with a sense of dignity will say that weighing all of the options as well as the optics are very challenging for a President outside the walls of the White House.
If we change the president and put in Barak Obama as the current President and we have tragic terrorist attacks when he is outside of the walls of the White House, then we have a perception of him as well. With Bush, our Country was under attack and he was will kids at a school. There is no right choice as leaving kids during an attack and basically going into hiding as you figure out how to secure the Country.
President Obama has had many opportunities to factor optics and has failed nearly every single time. Remember when he denounced the beheading of a Journalist, then the camera pans out as he quickly transitions back to rest and relaxation as he prepares to tee off. Did Barak Obama seem like he was devastated by this situation? It did for the moment he uttered the words. Obama may just be forced to compartmentalize, but the optics are terrible.
When Christians are killed by Jihadist we cannot even find the President. The only way The President gave the okay for use of the term genocide as long as it included Muslim and Christians that the genocide was against.
After The Terrorist attack in California his first response was about gun control. We have terrorists killing people and if there was ever a reason for people to be armed, it would be as a response to terrorists that our government has lost sight of in terms of political focus.
Leading up to the Brussels attack we know that Obama did not want to invite the Israeli Prime Minister to the White House in favor of making his first historic trip to Cuba. The first joint news conference between the Cuban leader and the president, The American’s were taken to the wood shed, while sparing the Obama Administration from direct responsibilities. The reason was that they are still negotiating with Obama for reparation and the return of Guantanamo Bay. After seeing the deal that we did for Bergdahl and what Iran was able to get away with must have given the Cuban Leader high hopes that he could get not only those two prizes, but just about anything else that he asked for without reciprocating in any manner. The President look like he was giving his tacit approval to every comment uttered by the Cuban Dictator. Again the optics look horrible.
Consider the Optics of our seamen on their knees with hands over their heads at the guns of Iranians. We celebrate the quick release, but how did we get over run when we had Naval superiority unless the rules of engagement kept us from protecting our service men.
Now Brussels happens and two Americans are amongst the thirty dead. The President did not cancel his itinerary with Cubans, but rather went to a Cuban baseball game and participated in the Wave with the Cuban President. Optics of our Commander in Chief on full display. Next day we are in Argentina having to see our leader doing the Tango. The optics of this President may not be bad optics but an accurate portrayel of his priorities. Measuring whether Obama is cool, I would give him an 8 out of 10. Measuring his leadership, well the optics speak for themselves.
If I were friends with Obama and Obama was not the President and I got stuck on the middle of the road needing roadside assistance. Obama is the friend that goes back into the party and forgets all about you. If you know they kind of friend you have at least you know not to waste time and just call for roadside assistance. When in a jam do I call a so called “friend” or people you can trust like AST Towing for emergency roadside assistance. I would always go with the sure thing. Back to Obama being the President, does anyone know what a sure thing is with him. Israel, Arab States, Ukraine, Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan and the UK are not so sure.