he surrounds himself, then his ability to take their counsel. Using
this measure, Obama is as competent as Oprah’s fitness trainer.
On the first point, Obama’s much maligned cabinet is under constant
fire, so much so that there are conspiracy theorists who say that his
destruction of America is intentional. They say that Obama is simply
following Alinsky’s Rules for Radical doctrine, with Alinksy’s rule for most effectively marketing revolution: Pursue an “Ideology of Change.”
I would agree that there is some legitimacy to this point, if you agree that Obama’s ideology of change is replacing competent people with incompetents.
I’m not sure what Alinsky taught about surrounding oneself with
buffoons, so we are likely seeing a “work in progress” on that subject.
Most of Obama’s cabinet picks are either political payback or
radicals with whom Obama knew from his past. Therein lies the problem
quite frankly. Obama just doesn’t have a good pool from which to pick.
The outcome is a hodgepodge of throwback radicals, many of whom had
been closeted since the McCarthy era. Ideologies born of their ‘60’s
radical sensibilities which only recently have they felt free enough to
showcase their true nature.
years and could be contained from the rest of the world. However, when
the top three people who represent the rest of us to the world have the
leadership experience of a troop of Brownies, you can see that America
is in trouble. Big trouble.