Twenty-two of our bravest and best warriors were slaughtered this past Friday. Navy SEALs do what they do because they have a desire - nee a burning need - to serve their country beyond the tip of the spear. They do it because they love this country.
Compare to this:
The president of this country celebrated his birthday over the weekend with a star-studded barbeque at the White House and another campaign-fundraiser masquerading as a birthday party with a fee of $35,800 per plate for his closest cronies.
Our economy has tanked and it's only going to get worse. Our debt rating has been dropped for the first time in our history and the president can't be bothered to give more of a statement than it is "imminently solvable".
No plan. Just more words. Even his own political party is starting to publicly express their annoyance and frustration about this president's inability to lead.
As all of this was unfolding over the weekend the president ... went golfing.
Compare to this:
In 2003 after receiving word, while golfing, of the death of a U.N. official in Baghdad President Bush gave up golf. He stated that a president playing golf during a time of war sent the wrong message; that he didn't want the mother of a soldier who had died during the war see their president golfing.
President Bush was a flawed man - aren't we all - yet never for one minute could we ever doubt his love of his country and the warriors he commanded.
He doesn't seem himself as a president, he is a dictator - he quite clearly sees himself in the role of royalty rather than elected official. His contempt for the average American is evident every time he opens his mouth. He wants us to believe that he knows best yet refuses to let us in on his secrets.
It is beyond time for the American public to wake-up to the nightmare that the majority delivered to this country in 2008.
Hope and Change ... indeed. I am hoping for a big change come 2012.