The Unpolitical Leader-Barack Obama

The president of the United States of America has various roles -he sets foreign policy or is commander-in-chief of the armed forces and enforces laws in the society. But, he is also the head of his political party. In America, people vote into office a president along with a political party to which he belongs. Throughout his presidency, Barack Obama has completely ignored his responsibility to his political party. He does not meet on a regular basis with members of his own party, let alone those of the opposition. He does not hold weekly press conferences in order to ensure that ideas of his political party are known in the country. At no time did he make a concerted effort to ensure that each and every American understood the ideas of the Affordable Care Act.

President Obama has just issued an excellent set of proposals to deal with climate change. Unfortunately for Democrats running for re-election his ideas will lose votes. Some might be defeated in Kentucky which has coal interests. NOTHING prevented the president from issuing these proposals AFTER the November election. Reality is that Barack Obama does not care about members of the Democratic Party. He is among the most inept politicians to ever gain the presidency. He has never worked closely with leaders in Congress to make certain their political needs are considered in posing new ideas.

Imagine if Republicans gain control of the US Senate this fall!