I’m not going to belabor this, but it’s important to point it out.
While Dennis Ross was tweeting “Pres. just said he will veto CR to fund our troops because Planned Parenthood & DC abortions are not funded. Shows his radical priorities,” the actual President of United States was carefully and secretly weighing the intelligence and risks surrounding killing a man in a foreign country who had actually waged war against America.
Barack Obama’s top radical priority seems to have been to kill Osama bin Laden. He was willing to risk his entire presidency to achieve this priority. Can you imagine what opportunists like Ross would be tweeting now had it gone wrong? I wonder if Dennis will publicly revisit his assessment of the Kenyan Secret Muslim Socialist’s priorities now. But I don’t wonder long.
Check out the picture below. That’s what radical priorities look like as they’re exercised.
And, overshadowed by the bin Laden raid, the federal response — otherwise known as FEMA — to the deadliest tornado outbreak in America since the early 1970s is winning widespread praise from the people affected. That won’t come as a surprise to those of you who know that the serious person currently running the country hired Craig Fugate — another serious person — to run FEMA. Fugate, you may remember, was Jeb Bush’s emergency management director during the 2004 storms. He’s long been considered among the finest emergency management directors in the country. Given the chance to hire a FEMA director, Barack Obama chose Jeb Bush’s man because he was good. That’s being serious.
The non-serious person who ran the country prior to Barack Obama had the same chance to hire a FEMA leader. He chose the Arabian horse show marketer Michael Brown. I know this will anger the sociopathic Randians among you, who root for government to fail when it’s not helping you, but leadership matters in any organization — government or otherwise. Hiring people who care about their current jobs, not their next one, is hugely important.
The divide in this country is not really left and right or Democrat and Republican, it’s serious and not serious. Adam Putnam is a serious person; Jeb Bush, for all his cronyism, is a closet serious person, who made tough, fact-based governing decisions on how the Department of Corrections and Child Protection functioned during his term. (Go look them up. They were complicated.) He could have ignored them. He allowed Craig Fugate to do his job to build a solid organization.
But by and large, when we consider the serious vs. non-serious divide, there’s a a reason why Barack Obama is a Democratic president and Sarah Palin and Donald Trump and Rush Limbaugh are important, thriving figures within the Republican party. There’s a a reason why Dennis Ross feels the need to Tweet: “Pres. just said he will veto CR to fund our troops because Planned Parenthood & DC abortions are not funded. Shows his radical priorities”
When serious people govern, better things happen than when clowns govern. Dennis Ross used to know that, back before he became a fake Teabilly sniping with petty silliness at the serious people doing their jobs as well as they can. There’s still time to become serious, Dennis. I can’t imagine the food in the House cafeteria is so good that it outweighs the satisfaction of governing effectively.