October 3, 2012

Libya and Politics

One has to wonder how much of the tragedy in Libya resulted from the almost year long distraction caused by our Presidential election.

The country benefits when a President is not sidetracked by politics. The President was elected for a four year term and for the past year his focus was on reelection. This is not the fault of Obama. Our method of electing a President needs to be changed. President's need to be allowed to run for only one six year term and the campaign season needs to be shortened.

The following was written on the blog "Free our Free Markets" in January of this year. Is Libya a part of the result?

"American politics is one of the few jobs where you are allowed to hunt for another job during 98% of normal working hours and continue to be paid for your present position.
"Republicans hope Mr. Obama’s pronouncement that a full-year extension of the payroll tax cut was the last “must-do” piece of legislation for the White House will work in their favor, making them look as though they are trying to create jobs while Mr. Obama is busy campaigning." Boehner Faces a Restive G.O.P. and New White House Attacks, Jennifer Steinhaurer, New York Times, January 14, 2012
In 2012 we have the following items that demand national attention: presidential and congressional elections, Afghan war, Iran building a nuclear weapon, high unemployment, a teetering economy and a national debt with no plan. These are just the items on the top shelf.... http://bit.ly/FF1201a2

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