Gingrich: Obama is just incompetent

Well this is one where I disagree with Gingrich. In the sound bite that follows you will hear Sean Hannity ask Newt Gingrich if there is some kind of plot here. Gingrich says absolutely not. I agree with that, but not the full answer. In fact I find the President amazingly focused.First the sound, Newt Gingrich says Obama has handled this crisis worse than any previous President has handled a crisis. He contends the answer is simpler.


But is he really. In just a year and a half the President has managed to take control of at least one of the world’s largest banks, two automobile companies, the beginning of control over the health care industry through HHS, and now, because of this crisis, is in the position of controlling an oil company simply by nudging it into bankruptcy. Next up on the agenda, amnesty. He has ignored the Arizona Governor’s plea for help along the border, despite a public promise to do so … even as crime has risen. Chaos. We need to solve this with amnesty, he will cry.

Incompetent? I don’t think so. I consider him amazingly focused.

6 replies
  1. ctbuckeye80
    ctbuckeye80 says:

    I'm not one to believe in conspiracies, so I think it is part incompetency-as in Obama's incompetence based on his aides and underlings, and part his plan to implement as much socialism to fix America so that it is more like Saul Alinski's idea of America.

  2. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Again, I cite Hanlon's Razor: "Never ascribe to malice what can be adequately explained by incompetence, but don't rule out malice".


    Given Øbama's razor thin resume (cuts thinner than a Ginsu knife!), I can accept the incompetence explanation up to a point, but eventually, when even major lefties are throwing him under the bus, and there is no improvement (i.e., calling in people that actually know what they are doing), you have to assume that there is some level of malice aforethought involved.

  3. DuffTerrall
    DuffTerrall says:

    I do agree with Joe M. to a point. If liberals were merely stupid, the laws of probability would dictate that at least some of their decisions would serve America's interests.

  4. weregettinghosed
    weregettinghosed says:

    I believe that Obama is well focused on his agenda. He came out of really nowhere, well backed and financed by many that would love to see the downfall of America, to this you can speculate on conspiracies or take it as face value, that someone or someones are organizing a complete 'takeover' of our America as it was founded. If he was incompetent he would have made some moves towards doing something good or it would have leaned towards that side somewhat but then with incompetency got bungled but that is not the case, Nowhere has he done anything good for America, nor has he listened to any of We The People when we have stood up, hollered and screamed at him for doing quite the opposite of what he should have or should be doing.

    I believe the writing is on the wall whether we choose to read or or ignore or play ostrich, with our heads in the sand. As Jefferson pointed out, all that is written for the people should be well spelled out and have no other opinion but what is clearly written, it has but one point and that is clearly stated and can be read no other way; such is the writing on the wall. We may not want to believe it, but we have been too complacent in the past decades which has allowed others with evil minds to see that we were asleep and quietly set us up for years and now they are implementing all that they have so quietly set up.

    I believe that Newt Gingrich has his heart in the right place but he is not wanting to believe what he is seeing, he is giving Obama the benefit of the doubt, while he should not be, in order to not look like a nut case for suggesting a conspiracy. We need men not to care what they look like and stand up to the plate and tell it like it is so We The People can save America before it is too late. Our founding fathers did not care and they stood up, we have America, but today where are the likes of our founding fathers? Do we not have men with such fortitude as they? Without a true standing for the saving the Constitution, for saving America, there will be none, it will only be a part of our history.

  5. rickyrock
    rickyrock says:

    Jim Vicevich ………you need to get your facts straight.

    1.Border violence in Arizona has gone down………according to FBI statistics.

    where are you getting your information from ??? your imagination?? You have a responsibility to tell the truth Jim ,don't lie to us.

    2.As far as Bank ownership,this was part of the bailout plan that Republicans like John Mccain( who suspended his campaign to vote on) voted for.You conveniently left that part out.

    3.Auto company bailout was also voted on by both parties…and now GM's factories are remaining open this summer. You left that out also.

    4. We need health care improvement …….no other nation.. allows the less fortunate to die for lack of health care.

    5. Bp is a disaster …….lying about the severity of the spill ,horrible safety record ,outright negligence

    paying out only 12 percent of claims……so far (yeah let them handle it ) 20 billion is an ok start but they should pay much more..Payment for damages and not a take over of the oil company is what the government wants.

    Again you have a responsibility to get your facts straight ……..stop lying to people…you'll get more respect.


    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      1) As of today, the FBI is only reporting preliminary 2009 crime statistics.  Can you cite your stats so that I can peruse them?  The signs in the state parks in Arizona exist today.  The murders are today.  The kidnappings are today.


      2) I don't see a reference showing that the government was to do any more than buy up troubled assets.  Taking over the banks, setting limits on the pay of bank executives, or making similar regulations for banks that didn't take the money was not a part of the plan McCain voted for.  They are all complicit, but the Democrats are determined to use this issue as a means of increasing their power, the country be damned.  Let us not forget the role that Chris Dodd and other Democrats played in creating the disaster, from inept or corrupt regulations and legislation, to an outright constant drumbeat of Bush's economic performance being the "worst since the Great Depression" (if you ignore the Carter years and the present, of course).  You also fail to mention that the performance of the economy began its decline almost exactly at the same time the Democrats took over the Congress in 2006, and worsened when Øbama took control.  For a nice summary, see

      3)  I seem to recall that GM went bankrupt anyway, so that money thrown at it was wasted, unless you like the thought of paying off your union buddy supporters with the keys to the company.  As for Chrysler (and GM) ask the poor souls that had invested in the company with preferred stock how that turned out.


      4) Health care improvement is a wonderful thing, and most advances come from our "flawed" system.  Health care coverage is no guarantee of actually being able to receive health care.  See Canada, Great Britain, etc.  There are innumerable stories about shoddy care, long waits, and elderly people being deemed (remember that word?) "unworthy" of the investment better made on younger folks.


      5) Anything BP did, they should pay for.  We don't need a middleman, and the government is a lousy middleman, as Social Security and Medicare demonstrate.  Remember the graft and fraud when the government was in charge of damage payouts after hurricane Katrina?  The Constitution does not provide for this.  It is the venue of the judicial branch, not the executive branch.  You also omit the role of the government in giving BP the permits, clearances and passed inspections on this oil platform, their utter failure to ramp up sufficient resources to clean up the oil, and the red tape they are throwing in the face of the states that simply want to clean up the mess.  The government has been so egregiously incompentent about their response to this spill, and their inability to get past their own limitations, you have to wonder if it is deliberate.  Will the Øbama administration pay for their roles in the spill?


      If you are going to bandy the "liar" label around, you should start with Øbama.  The fish rots from the head – Michael Dukakis (and he should know).

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