Obama Pay Grade Blunder

21 Aug

“Well, uh, you know, I think that whether you’re looking at it from a theological perspective or, uh, a scientific perspective, uh, answering that question with specificity, uh, you know, is, is, uh, above my pay grade.” Sen. Barack Obama, at the Saddleback Church Forum answering the question- “When does a baby get human rights?”

Oh, the silliness that emanates from the lips of the great Obama! Can he really be that clueless? I can just imagine how the republican attack ads will use that particular Obama quote to underscore that Obama is ‘not ready to lead’ message.  

One of my local newspapers- The Boston Herald- has a great article making this point as well:

There are certain sentences that should never appear on the lips of the Leader of the Free World. “That Vladimir Putin, what a great guy!” is one of them. “I did not have sex with that woman” is another.

But on the very top of the list of statements about our nation’s laws that should never be spoken by a guy whose job it is to sit next to the Big, Red Button is “That’s above my pay grade.”

With all due respect, Sen. Obama, being president is above your pay grade. And the voters are starting to figure that out.


Leaders don’t pass tough questions to the next “pay grade.” They don’t need five minutes to answer yes-or-no questions about the surge or Russia’s invasion of a democratic neighbor.

Politicians flip-flop on taxes and FISA and the Second Amendment to meet the political needs of the moment. They try to explain away the votes they’ve already cast, like Obama’s extreme pro-abortion voting record. Or they courageously cast 130 non-votes of “present” in the Illinois legislature and pass the buck that way.

That’s not leadership, that’s politics. And Barack Obama is 100 percent pure politician.

No truer words were ever written. Obama is 100% politician pretending to be all hopey-changey new style politics. It’s an act. I wish it wasn’t. I wish we had someone who would create change, demand action, and had real experience too. Wait, we do! It’s HILLARY CLINTON!

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