Monthly Archives: April 2011

To The Presidential Advisors: LEADERSHIP CRED

When the drones observe “the Boss” breezing through his employees’ work zone, what they actually witness is the Agent of the Support System into which their efforts and energies, accrued expertise and will are condensed. Enroute to the top job in the company, this Chief Executive would have surrounded himself with a solid structure of competent performers who think like him, in a “Company-First” synchrony.

Another “Barry” clueless out in Left Field with the jock attitude, awaits the verdict from a Jury deliberating the issue of his fidelity to the Truth. Son of Baseball Great Bobby Bonds, Godson of Willie Mayes, this Barry was incapable of understanding what it was the FANS expected from his greatness. While Bonds demanded attention and big money in a quid-pro-quo ploy to deliver to the Pirates only as much as he perceived Tribute had purchased, he routinely alienated ticket buyers, autograph seekers and event patrons with a “No Show” snottiness that didn’t play at all in Pittsburgh. Without Bobby Bonnilla next door in Center, Bonds could not have begun to deduce what his job was out there in the “Corner” of Three Rivers. Sure, he had the “trick” blythe catch of dropping fly balls into an upturned, confidant glove – and almost always caught the third out thusly with the showy clipped step to start running to the dugout ending the inning. But Bonds never really grasped the relationship between the “players” in the seats with the “Stars” on the Field. Although the Pirates got to the Playoffs of Major League Baseball three years in a row in the early Nineties, The 30-30 club “Individual” record setter never delivered when the Team was in position to advance to the World Series. Bonds’ failure to prevent Syd Bream’s “The Slide” scoring the Braves’ winning run is burned into the retina of all Pirate Fans who find his current “juicing” saga not surprising. For all his talent, Bonds never had the “Heart” of a leader and couldn’t equate his own self-interest with that of his Team or his Town.

Speak to the Democrats who lost in November about the President’s “leadership” and you might get a stunning review of the “Context” in which they played ball with Barry through the chain-gang subordination that appeared, from here, to be a Pelosi/Reed Puppet Show. The DCCC Tough Guy, Emmanuel, promptly became the CCCC Tough Guy – Chicago Congressional Campaign Committee – the moment “individual opportunity” opened a door for Barry’s Chief of Staff. “Barry” from the Block is “NOW PLAYING” in the block-head game that will finally shut down the Government. As the New England Patriots observed of the gunslinger, Ben Roethlesberger in failing to lead the Steelers to the AFC Championship in 2005, “He played like what he is: A ROOKIE.”

Metaphorically, we discern, Alas!, that the “One” is working on his individual stats – far more interested in the numbers he’ll take into the negotiations with the Electorate as he seeks re-election, and the Progressives-led D.N.C. is subordinating its job of taking a TEAM into office with OFA redux. To quote a famous candidate from 2008: “You can put lipstick on a Pig, but it’s still a PIG.”

While the clay-footed Collasus continues to drive the Chariot of the Sun across the sky, the “horses” who pull the cart belong to Hillary and Bill. In a System of Checks and Balances, there is no room at the Top. There is nothing more than squirms and pressure, and in such a tightly confined wedge, the synergy, not the elements, is what makes for security. It would appear that the Exxpress Elevator to the Oval Office is for Freight, not Executive Delivery. In an ironic twist on the whole “Brother” in Chief extravaganza, the truly productive Workers of the World recognize the value of the Team Player who, in truth, both leads and contributes. Barry from the Blockade wedged out the “Team” from the fleeting Laurel Crown, but the Leadership he substitutes for legitimate neither galvanizes nor unites the key players. He has no Game, no Plan, no GOTO and absolutely no credibility for the Big One. He’s been around sports enough to understand the “What have you done for me?” lately or otherwise fan attitude.

Debbie Wasserman-Shultz (D) FL-20 To Clean Up DNC

Debbie Wasserman-Shultz - Florida's Half-Vote Getter

She gave the Voters of Florida lip service through the battle over the fate of the Primary results – the one the Democrats weren’t supposed to campaign in and yet “The One” got all kinds of campaign ads on the air, there. And the One Won by the Woman, Mrs. Clinton. While there was yet to be decided a plan, Wasserman-Shultz showed up in plenty of debates, proclaiming the rights of those she represented.

Then she went Obama and didn’t look back. As a reward, unlike Carolyn Maloney who was crudely stiffed by the Democratic Caucus, her Constituents disrespected, Ms. Wasserman-Shiultz was handsomely rewarded for flipping on HRC with a Leadership position in the Caucus. I recognized what they meant about Women / Leadership / “Not THAT Woman”

Continuing her Obama-like rise in the Party to the Stratosphere, Little Debbie was tapped, today, as the head of “His” Party to replace Tim Kaine. Not riding high on the November disaster and deeply in debt, the D.N.C. of course, turns to a Woman to redd up and put things back in order. The DNC gets no help from the President who is expected to snap his fingers and command the first Billion Dollar (that’s BILLION!) Presidential Election Campaign … for having spent so much money on those losers who bought into Obama Care and couldn’t get re-elected to flesh out the Congressional Majority that was supposed to guarantee Obama’s Presidential Achievement Record.

In a split second, during a conversation with My Congressman, Jason Altmire (PA-4) I understood how the Pelosi leadership manipulates the wanna-be’s…one of whom is Wasserman-Shultz. My Granddaughter, Danielle, lives in Fl-20. She’s Jewish, too, but only 15 and not yet a voter. We’ll monitor the Oddyssey of the Florida Primary and perhaps even plan to stay there next summer to attend the Republican Convention scheduled for Tampa…now you KNOW we’ll have a re-run of the pesky disruption of the Promenade of Primary States by virtue of the Florida Legislature pushing their “Weight” because, … well, because they have the votes!

I’ll be interested in monitoring the plan Wasserman-Shultz / Pelosi hatch to navigate this friendly fire. I’m going through the motions as a Pennsylvania State Democratic Committee Woman as I read the emails from my State Chair suggesting that the Democrats have determined: “That’s Our Story And We’re Sticking With It.” With Wasserman-Shultz in the Chair, it’s a guarantee that the Democrats will spin the Obama performance and beat our ears with how great their accomplishments are and how under-reported is that greatness.

Come On, Summer!!! I can readily justify tuning out these hackers if the message is” “Poor Baby Barak; He’s just not getting the credit he deserves for all he’s done for Americans.”

By the time this campaign is over, Women will be sticking knitting needles through their ears to escape the torture. I wish to be kind to my Granddaughter’s Congresswoman, but in my heart of hearts, while I respect her for grabbing the Opportunity when it knocked, I can’t separate my impression of her with the “sell-out” moniker and I won’t damn her for it. But I won’t be surprised when she’s confronted in November 2012 with the same sort of defeat suffered by Nancy Pelosi. Sadly, the political mentoring she’ll acquire working out of the DNC headquarters, which – last I had heard – had moved to Chicago, will not mesh with the expectations of Women who vote. Sure, she’ll surround herself with the Women of the Left to comfort herself, but she’ll have a tough time of it if she resumes her relationship with Gabrielle Giffords (D) AZ-8 upon her return to service. Giffords was re-elected in her defiant district because she offered a “Level with the Voters” approach to her work of representing them. Giffords’ appeal for funding to defend her district’s border with Mexico was largely ignored by her colleagues in the House….that was before the debacle of November 4, 2010. But the Democrats, and now, it appears, Wasserman-Shultz will be pitching some tough-to-swallow Kool Aid meant to support fund-raising for the President’s re-election. I doubt those once-bitten; twice shy incumbents will be on the Bandwagon when it comes through their Districts. The Democrats who survived 2010 aren’t feeling too sorry for the “likeable but radioactive” Obama. If they are permitted to choose their preference, I’m betting some of them might even be persuaded to go thumbs down as Super Delegates to the Charlotte Convention.

I wish her well, but my instincts tell me Wasserman-Shultz is going to be getting a whole lot of attitude flung at her, and of course, when she doesn’t succeed, it won’t be because she’s a Progressive “Yes!” Gal, it will undoubtedly be due to her not TALKING ENOUGH! These Democrats sound more like Women every day:)