President Barack Obama was a firebrand as a member of the United States Senate and a candidate for President of the United States. Obama was against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was against budget deficits, even saying on the floor of the United States Senate:
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."
Now, under the leadership of President Obama, the deficit is even larger and his staff is arguing that not expanding it is "irresponsible." Further, we are still at war in Afghanistan and Iraq. Some Republicans might get up and holler about Obama's changes. We at VUI see something else. The Presidency of the United States modifies the man. There are things that this nation is really up against that any decent man who takes the office understands and is stuck with. But, you can bet leftists will never give former President Bush credit for doing the job and will instead blame him for what Obama does as a decent man in office. One thing is for sure, it is helluva easier running for President then being the President of the United States.