Obama watches NCAA Basketball Tournament while Japan suffers

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    Who does the guy think he is?

    Japan suffering from a nucular meltdown while Libya revolts and Obama just watches a Basketball game?

    Will the indignities ever end?
     
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    So am I
     
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    It's symbolic. It's why he is not a true leader. A true leader would realize "I can't do shit about Libya or Japan or the economy right now, but, the public seeing me watch a basketball game while the world burns is poor leadership, the people need something to believe in and I must be a small part of that."

    So, there it is. Like Bush in the classroom on 9-11. His reaction couldnt change anything. But he knew the public seeing a calm, firm president was important.

    But, we have Obama. Vacations, golf, basketball, parties. No leadership. Whatever. 1-20-2013.
     
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    It's a sad reflection on our times that the president would take time off for such indulgences.
    At lest Bush read " My pet goat"
     
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    He's going to Rio on spring break while the midwest and the northeast is going through record flooding, Moammar is killing people in his own country, three nuclear reactors are in danger of meltdown and food prices are in a spike we haven't seen since Jerry Ford was president. Stay there Mr. president, who needs you?
     
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    Originally Obama chose Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin and himself for the top four spots. Let's hope the "Patriot" in Chief is in his Final Four (years), though I don't see any hope in the GOP brackets for 2012.
     
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    The war in Afghanistan poses a more immediate threat to American citizens, our soldiers are getting killed every week. Japan is not part of the United States and what is happening over there is not a National Security threat. Yes there may be a radiation hazard at some future point but even then it appears it will be minimal exposure. So why should he stay in the White House situation room?????
     
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    The President knows how to handle the rock.
    Not much else.
     
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    Leadership has never been his strong point. Maybe his teleprompter is broken?
    Somewhere, Jimmy Carter is celebrating..............
     

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