Charlie Daniels’ View, of the Obama Presidency

Discussion in 'Political/Religious Topics' started by grizcty, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory Forum Contributor

    Ol' Charley hits another home run!

    [FONT=&quot]Charlie Daniels’ View of the Obama Presidency

    “After being in the music business for 52 years it's just about all I know;
    anything at all about--and in keeping with my admittedly narrow knowledge--I
    would like to draw an analogy concerning the Obama administration, viewing
    things from my vantage point.

    Ok, let's say you pick out the finest symphony conductor in the world, add
    the greatest singer and seven or so of the finest classical musicians on the

    You get them together backstage and say, "Alright, there are twenty thousand
    fans out front, standing room only, expectations are off the charts, they
    are looking for the best show they've ever seen.

    Now the curtain goes up in five minutes, the sound has been checked out, the
    lights set and everything is perfect, the stage is set for the greatest show
    the world has ever seen.

    Now get there and knock 'em out guys! They're all with you; you're all
    superstars in their eyes. Go show 'em how it's done.

    Oh, there's only been one change. Tonight you have to do your show playing
    songs you've never played and you'll have to improvise. There's no sheet
    music. You'll just have to jam."

    Can you imagine the panic backstage?

    You see, some of the very finest musicians on earth can't jam a lick. I
    remember a few years ago when I had a couple of young fiddle players come on
    stage with me and play "The South's Gonna Do It Again."

    They had learned the parts I'd played on the record, arrangement, lead lines
    and all and played it perfectly note for note.

    Everything was going swimmingly until I decided to leave the arrangement and
    jam for a while. When I turned to one of them and told them to take a solo
    the kid was as lost as a baby sheep in a hail storm.

    They had no more idea about improvising than they did about how to build a

    "The South's Gonna Do It Again" is a simple twelve bar blues song that any
    musician from any garage band would be able to take a solo on, but even
    though these kids were extremely talented and played what they knew
    perfectly, when it came to jammin, they were totally lost. They had just
    never learned to do it.

    To me the presidency is kind of like jammin'. You have to roll with the
    flow, improvise, adapt to the moment, pick up on what's going on and deal
    with it.

    Our president has never had to jam, he's always had the sheet music in front
    of him and he's never had to play a note somebody else had not written for

    One of the biggest mistakes President Obama made when he came in office was
    to surround himself with a bunch of players who had never jammed either.
    None of them have ever had any practical experience in the real world.

    In essence, they are a bunch of paper tigers, they do an incredible job of
    spending other people's money and sneaking legislation through the back
    door, but out in the real world, where there are no scripts, down where the
    rubber meets the road there is probably not a person in the bunch who could
    change a flat tire, much less deal with the complex problems America faces.

    The only thing Obama has done with any problem that has arisen is to throw
    money at it, and in truth, that's sadly all he knows how to do.

    When it comes to dealing with things that money alone won't fix like busted
    oil pipes at the bottom of the ocean or solving the problems on our southern
    borders he's lost and all those around him are lost.

    The Obama cabinet is the most inept bunch imaginable. When people have only
    viewed the world from the top of an ivory tower they don't react very well
    when it's time to get their hands dirty.

    Obama's people can't even accept real world concepts of the dangerous
    situations we're dealing with Eric Holder wanting to try terrorists in
    civilian courts, in New York City of all places is nothing less than naive

    Janet Napolitano's gross inexperience in dealing with security matters is
    going to end up costing this country dearly.

    Putting an unqualified person who has never even been a judge on the bench
    of the highest court in the land, for nothing more than her political
    leanings is insanity.

    Everywhere you look you see eggheads with nothing more than a college degree
    to qualify them for the sensitive jobs they hold.

    I'm just wondering how long it will take for a majority of the people in
    this country to realize that the wheel that steers the direction of this
    nation is in the hands of people who have no idea how to get from point a to
    point b without a roadmap and that roadmap just doesn't exist. Every trip is

    I see disaster looming on the not too distant horizon, financial disaster,
    increasing danger from terrorist attack, unabated violence in the streets
    and an arrogant and unmanageable illegal alien population.

    It's coming folks and Obama and the band are still in the dressing room
    looking for the sheet music.

    They just can't jam.

    What do you think?

    Pray for our troops, and for our country”

    God Bless America[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Charlie Daniels[/FONT]


    SUBMOA G&G Evangelist

  3. 99dragon99

    99dragon99 G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Charlie got it right!

    I never went to college and got a degree for what I do. I do it well because I lived and learned.

    If I tried to get a new job (and I have)... I'd be in trouble 'cuz everyone wants paper heroes. Not people that can really do the job.
  4. That's how you do it son.
  5. petrol

    petrol G&G Enthusiast

    I wholehartedly agree, but it's not exactly a new problem is it? All govt takes your money, supresses personal freedom and spends your money on things you don't want your money spent on. The sooner they are gone the better.
  6. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    i dont like either one of them.
    same with that woman beating drunkard hank jr.
  7. Cyrano

    Cyrano Resident Curmudgeon Forum Contributor

    New York
    Charlie, you're absolutely right. But I think Tom Highway said it better: "We're Recon Marines. We improvise, adapt, overcome!"

    That's the attitude we need in Washington; and from what I can tell it's completely absent at all levels in the bureaucracy and the Congress, to say nothing of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. I think Gunny Highway would look at the current administration and if asked to sum it up in one word would reply, "Clusterf( )ck."