I'm pretty good at my job and I expect others to have something resembling competence at theirs. And in this way, seeing Barack Obama is very annoying because he's so bad at his job.
I mean, we shouldn't expect him to be good at it. He's never done anything else in his life. He's never had a real job or had to do actual work. He had no preparation for it. It's all been government and law and academia. His resume might be experience enough to be a legislator, but not a president. A couple of years as a part-time law professor and then time in the Illinois Legislature isn't preparation. Judging by how he deals with Congress, his part of a part of one term as Senator obviously wasn't sufficient preparation.
He's fallen for his own hype. The man believes he is magical. He thinks that a speech or two, delivered from him, will magically change public opinion. He thinks that a government decree magically solves problems, be it the minimum wage or gun control. I'd peg him for an extremely cynical operator, but I frankly just don't think he is. I think he's just a true believer.
And this is painful to watch. I don't like seeing someone who is so obviously bad at their job.
So, I guess what I'm asking is:
Can we please not do this again? Can we please not elect someone who only has experience in government and law and academia? Can we please elect someone who has had an actual job?
I don't care what it is. He could drive a truck or be a business owner or a professional of some kind. He could have a job shoveling manure for all I care. Just at some point in his resume, we need his primary occupation and source of income to be not government or law or academia.
Just please, please, please can we not elect someone whose only frame of reference is government?