A Leader in One Minute

Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine took a minute on the floor of Congress to capture the litany of missteps President Obama’s administration has committed. Liberals will portray him as a Tea Party nut and Conservatives will rejoice in finding an articulate voice for the party.

The vast majority of Americans will view him whichever way the person whose political opinion they value most describes him. Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, take a step back and look at the list. Is this what you want representing you?

The divide between the ideal and the real is wider than ever in a political circus where fiction is truth and truth is like the lepers of Biblical times – something you have to deal with but do not want to face.

This is what he said:

“Mr. Speaker, the president’s Justice Department sold weapons to narco-terrorists south of our border, who killed one of our finest. The president’s State Department lied about Benghazi with false information provided by the White House.

The president’s attorney general authorized spying on a Fox News journalist and his family for reporting on a North Korean nuclear test. The president’s Justice Department confiscated phone records of the Associated Press because they reported on a thwarted terrorist attack.

The president’s Treasury Department uses the IRS to target political opposition. The president’s Health and Human Services secretary pressures the insurance companies she is supposed to regulate to promote ‘Obamacare,’ which is the same law she uses to force citizens to pay for abortion inducing drugs against their religious liberties.

Mr. Speaker, the president’s dishonesty, incompetence, vengefulness, and lack of moral compass lead many to suggest that he is not fit to lead. The only problem is that his vice president is equally unfit and even more embarrassing,”

What would the media have done if President George Bush did even one of the listed offenses? When President Bush referred to a New York Times reporter as “a major league asshole” during the 2000 campaign, the media was relentless in its attacks against him.

Yet, the Attorney General and Justice Department trample the rights of two of their fraternity members and I see no outrage. I guess the determining factor depends on which party is in office for the media to get upset.

Are you comfortable with a President’s administration that seems to be emboldened to abuse its powers towards citizens? The fall of President Nixon began when citizens learned his administration was abusing its power. Why is there no outrage at similar behavior?

Is President Obama more of a leader than Congressman Bridenstine? The president spends most of his time deflecting any accountability or responsibility for his actions or that of his administration. Meanwhile, Congressman Bridenstine goes in front of Congress ready to accept responsibility for his words and action.

In one minute, he proved who the true leader is among the two.

About Armando Diana

A freelance writer for more than 30 years I covered the political scene in New Jersey which can prepare anyone for national politics. I have no fancy political degrees and I'm definitely not a lawyer - I am a common person who is fed up with politics. I want leaders focused on doing what is right for the country, not for them.
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