Where to begin, I am so angry with you I am struggling to find the words that will adequately convey to you the depth of my anger, disgust and repugnance toward you at this moment. How dare you shut down the War Memorials and prevent our WWII, Korean, and Viet Nam Veterans from visiting these memorials. You are behaving like a spoiled petulant child, not as the President and Commander-in-Chief. But then, you have absolutely no concept or understanding as to what that role entails. Only having the experience of a Community Organizer under your belt, you would not have any idea how a Commander-in-Chief should behave or how a President should respond to a stressful situation. That would require honor, dignity and strength of character, none of which you possess, nor have the slightest understanding or inkling.
I find it rather amusing that you would liken yourself to Abraham Lincoln, as you do not possess one quality in common with this great man, especially the attributes he possessed as a Commander-in-Chief, which I will share with you here:
Capacity to Listen to Different Points of View:
Abraham Lincoln created a climate where Cabinet members were free to disagree without fear of retaliation. At the same time, he knew when to stop the discussion and after listening to the various opinions, make a final decision.
You have made it your personal ambition to punish anyone who disagrees with your perspective and/or decisions. Points being, your current punishment of our Veterans, and the American People by shutting down all States Parks and War Memorials, because you are not willing to negotiate at all. Instead you have dug your heels in and like a spoiled child who wants what he wants, when he wants it and how he wants it. That is not the trademark of a good leader, but that of a dictator; Hitler comes to mind here. You have used the NSA to spy on members of the House, the Senate and the Supreme Court to ensure they toe the line, or suffer the consequences of your wrath. You spy on the citizens, and use the IRS as your personal Gestapo, to go after those who disagree with your politics and policies. Again Hitler comes to mind here.
Ability to Learn on the Job:
Lincoln was able to acknowledge his errors and mistakes learn from them, and then move. In this way, Lincoln established a culture of learning in his administration, said Kearns Goodwin.
Unlike Lincoln, you Mr. President have not accepted any responsibility whatsoever for your failings and shortcomings, but rather continually place the blame on others! For 5 years we have heard how every one of your disastrous mistakes was the fault of either President Bush, the Republican’s, or even the Worlds fault! Not once have you accepted responsibility, for your bad policies; that President Obama could be viewed as a pathological flaw in your character, again Hitler comes to mind here.
Willingness to Share Credit for Success:
In response to concerns expressed by friends about the actions of some of his Cabinet members, Lincoln stated that the “path to success and ambition is broad enough for two” said Kearns Goodwin. When there was success, Lincoln shared the credit with all of those involved.
The only thing you are willing to share with others is your wretched, catastrophic mistakes, shortcomings and personal failings. But then to do even that, you would first have to accept responsibility for them and we have already determined that you are not capable of such an attribute. You are far too self-centered, and self-absorbed to share anything positive with anyone else. Just as you claimed full responsibility for the killing of Osama bin Laden and giving absolutely no credit to Seal Team 6, who did the work, while you were too busy on the golf course honing your swing.
Willingness to Share Blame for Failure
When mistakes were made by members of his Cabinet, Lincoln stood up for them said Kearns Goodwin. When contracts related to the war effort raised serious questions about a member of his administration, Lincoln spoke up and indicated that he and his entire Cabinet were to blame.
Just as Lincoln was able to share defeat and failure, you would first have to acknowledge that you have made a mistake or that you have shortcomings and again we have established that you are not capable of such an act, so there is no real need to expound any further.
Awareness of Own Weaknesses
One of the weaknesses acknowledged by Lincoln was his tendency to give people too many chances and because he was aware, he was able to compensate for that weakness. For example, George McClellan, Commander-in-Chief of the Union Army, refused to follow directives about the war effort. Lincoln eventually set a deadline and eventually removed McClellan from the position.
Again, we have established that you are not capable of recognizing your own weaknesses; in your mind you are perfect, you have all the answers, and you know best what needs to be done. Therefore you lack the ability to recognize your weaknesses to the detriment and damage of your personal life, the military and to the American citizens. You are completely incapable of seeing that you do not have all the answers, and your unwillingness to admit defeat, well, again Hitler comes to mind here as well.
Ability to Control Emotions:
According to Kearns Goodwin, Lincoln treated those he worked with well. However, at times he did get angry and frustrated. So he found a way to channel those emotions. He was known to sit down and write what he referred to as a “hot letter” to the individual he was angry with and then he would set the letter aside and not send it. If he did lose his temper, Lincoln would follow-up with a kind gesture or letter to let the individual know he was not holding a grudge.
Well, I can assure you that the majority of American’s have witnessed your anger, your sharp, serpent like tongue, and jabs at those you so clearly despise and hate. You make your feelings known right up front. Instead of taking the high road, instead of tempering your emotions, as most great leaders do, you not only hold a grudge, but you actively pursue those you despise and hate; using the NSA, the IRS and any other governmental organization at your disposal. Once again Hitler comes to mind. Isn’t it remarkable the close resemblance and likeness you appear to have with that infamous evil Dictator, merely an observation Mr. President, but if the shoe fits?
Go Out into the Field and Manage Directly:
According to Catherine L. Moreton’s article, during the Civil War, many soldiers died and there were many ups and downs. Lincoln established lasting connections with the troops by visiting the battlefield and hospitals, which also helped bolster morale.
Lincoln also spent time talking with members of the public, taking ‘public opinion baths’ according to Kearns Goodwin. He held public receptions and made a point of shaking everyone’s hand and speaking to each individual.
Well, it would first require you to come off the bloody golf course, and then it would require you to give a damn about someone else’s needs other than your own self-centered, self-absorbed needs, wants and desires. And when you do go out to the people, you do so as a candidate, rather than as the President. I remember when President Reagan wanted something, and felt it was important, he went to the people, explained what it was he wanted, how he felt it would help the country and the people and then asked the people for their help and support. You use the bully pulpit to berate, scold, criticize, and harangue anyone who stands in your way, or who disagrees with your policies. You tell the American people what you feel is best, and what you are going to do, rather than seek opinions or attempt to find a middle ground. You make it quite clear that it is your way or the highway. No give and take, no compromise, just bullying.
So once again, there is absolutely no comparison here between you and Lincoln. You have nothing in common with this great man, not one thing. http://hr.blr.com/whitepapers/Staffing-Training/Leadership/10-Qualities-that-Made-Abraham-Lincoln-a-Great-Lea
No Mr. President, I am quite confident in my assessment, you have nothing in common with Abraham Lincoln. You have nothing in common with any of the great Presidents of this once great nation, because your character is seriously flawed, the only leader you seem to share many character traits, and qualities with, is Hitler; you are both megalomaniacs. You like Hitler suffer from delusions of grandeur, an obsession with grandiose or extravagant things, i.e., flying your dog to Martha’s Vineyard on one of two MV-22 Ospreys, a hybrid aircraft at the taxpayers’ expense. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/10236302/First-dog-Bo-is-airlifted-to-Obama-holiday-home.html
The continual vacations you and the First Lady enjoy at the taxpayers’ expense, the extravagant parties held at the White House at the taxpayer’s expense.
I watched a documentary this morning called, “Vets Roll 2013,” and I cried, I cried because I was so irate, so furious with you, for what you are doing. I have tried to rationalize your behaviour, tried to give you the benefit of the doubt because you had a rough childhood. But then I think of what I use to tell the young offenders I worked with as a Social Worker, Pick a number and get in line. Everyone has a story to tell, everyone has had it rough. And having a rough childhood does not give you licence to behave like an ass, and Mr President, you are behaving like an ASS!
You lack the qualities, and the attributes necessary to be an inspiring great leader. You have been weighed, you have been measured and you have been found wanting!
When history writes about you, the first Black President, it well record that you were the President who destroyed the greatest Nation on the face of the earth, the only Constitutional Republic; that you forced generations into slavery and servitude to fulfil your own selfish desires. You will be remembered as a dictator, equal only to Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin.
By: A.K. Robson
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