Tag Archive: Failure Of Leadership


Army Morale Low Despite 6-Year, $287M Optimism Program

 

 

 

 

” More than half of some 770,000 soldiers are pessimistic about their future in the military and nearly as many are unhappy in their jobs, despite a six-year, $287 million campaign to make troops more optimistic and resilient, findings obtained by USA TODAY show.

  Twelve months of data through early 2015 show that 403,564 soldiers, or 52%, scored badly in the area of optimism, agreeing with statements such as “I rarely count on good things happening to me.” Forty-eight percent have little satisfaction in or commitment to their jobs.

  The results stem from resiliency assessments that soldiers are required to take every year. In 2014, for the first time, the Army pulled data from those assessments to help commanders gauge the psychological and physical health of their troops.

  The effort produced startlingly negative results. In addition to low optimism and job satisfaction, more than half reported poor nutrition and sleep, and only 14% said they are eating right and getting enough rest.

  The Army began a program of positive psychology in 2009 in the midst of two wars and as suicide and mental illness were on the rise. To measure resiliency the Army created a confidential, online questionnaire that all soldiers, including the National Guard and Reserve, must fill out once a year.

— Forty-eight percent or about 370,000 soldiers showed a lack of commitment to their job or would have chosen another if they had it to do over again. Only 28% felt good about what they do.

— About 300,000 soldiers or nearly 40% didn’t trust their immediate supervisor or fellow soldiers in their unit or didn’t feel respected or valued. Thirty-two percent felt good about about bosses and peers.”

 

USA Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama Has Missed Over Half His Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings

 

 

 

 

 

” A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI)report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014.

  The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second.

  The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of Obama’s 60 Minutes comments on Sunday, wherein the president laid the blame for the Islamic State’s (ISIS) rapid rise squarely at the feet of his Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

“  I think our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” said Obama.

According to Daily Beast reporter Eli Lake, members of the Defense establishment were “flabbergasted” by Obama’s attempt to shift blame. “

 

 

 

 Below is the gist of the report from GAI which puts Obama’s dereliction on stark display …

 

 

 

PDB 09-12

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    Here is the balance of 2012 thru September 29th 2014 .

 

 

PDB 12-14

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    As anyone can see  , 2014 with all the failures of his foreign policy blossoming around him , from Ukraine to Crimea , from Gaza to Syria , from the Mexican border to Ebola the man has set an all time low in attendance to the most important briefings of his work day .

 

 

    This from the man who’s primary job is NOT fundraising for the democratic party but protecting the security of the American people and territory .

 

  By contrast “Dear Leader” hasn’t missed a tee time in years

 

 

 

 

 

   The total figure of 140 rounds played in the above graphic does not include all of 2013’s duffing nor any of 2014’s golf outings of which there have been 35 through August 23 , which gives him a grand total of plus or minus 192 rounds of golf since he took office . 

 

 

 

 

Obama (#GOLFTUS) Golf Outings
 
Round
 
Date
  Venue

US Casualties in Afghanistan

  194  
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Guess
Since last outing
 
193
   
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  192   23-Aug-14
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Farm Neck Golf Club – One More Round before going back to White House for #GOLFTUS
 
 
191
  21-Aug-14
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Farm Neck Golf Club – What to do after all the critism? Golf
  190   20-Aug-14
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Vineyard Golf Club – 20 Minutes After Beheading Presser, #GOLFTUS is Golfing, Smiling
 
 
189
  15-Aug-14
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Farm Neck Golf Club – 1 Hour Biking With Obama Ladies, Then Golf
 
188
  14-Aug-14
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Vineyard Golf Club – #GOLFTUS Calls for Calm in Ferguson, Skips Gen Greene Funeral, Golfs
 
187
  12-Aug-14
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Vineyard Golf Club – Just another vacation day… golfing
 
186
  10-Aug-14
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Farm Neck Golf Club – 10 of First 30 Hours on Vacation Spent Golfing
 
185
  9-Aug-14
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Farm Neck Golf Club – 30 Minutes after arriving on Martha’s Vineyard, Golf
 
184
 
2-Aug-14
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Andrews Air Force Base – #GOLFTUS celebrates birthday on golf course, of course  
 
183
 
26-Jul-14
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Congressional Country Club – #GOLFTUS Playing Golf at Congressional
1
 
182
 
20-Jul-14
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Fort Belvoir – The world’s on fire and #GOLFTUS is on the green  
 
181
 
12-Jul-14
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TPC Potomac Golf Club – #GOLFTUS Heads Out to the Golf Course of Course  
 
180
 
5-Jul-14
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Andrews Air Force Base – #GOLFTUS Golfing with Old Friends  
 
179
 
28-Jun-14
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Fort Belvoir – It’s Saturday, of course #GOLFTUS is Playing Golf
1
 
178
 
21-Jun-14
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Fort Belvoir – #GOLFTUS Heads Out to Play
3
 
177
 
15-Jun-14
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Rancho Mirage, CA – #GOLFTUS Weekend Tally: Two Golf Outings  
 
176
 
14-Jun-14
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Rancho Mirage, CA – Exhausted #GOLFTUS Golfs as Terrorists Flood Baghdad
6
 
175
 
7-Jun-14
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Fort Belvoir – #GOLFTUS rushes back from Normandy to work on illegal immigrant child refugee situation..and golf game
2
 
174
 
31-May-14
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Fort Belvoir, VA – #GOLFTUS Golfs with Money Buddy, Wall St banker Robert Wolf
1
 
173
 
24-May-14
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Andrews Air Force Base – #GOLFTUS Rolls Out of Bed to Play Golf  
 
172
 
17-May-14
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Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, Gainesville, VA – #GOLFTUS Motorcade Gets The Finger
3
 
171
 
10-May-14
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Andrews Air Force Base – Golf as Usual  
 
170
 
3-May-14
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Fort Belvoir, VA – Yes, We’re Playing Golf
3
 
169
 
19-Apr-14
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Andrews Air Force Base – It’s Saturday #GOLFTUS  
1
 
168
 
12-Apr-14
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Andrews Air Force Base – #GOLFTUS Playing Golf on a Perfect Saturday  
 
167
 
5-Apr-14
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Andrews Air Force Base – #GOLFTUS Spends Saturday Playing Chess
1
 
166
 
17-Mar-14
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Andrews Air Force Base – Golf season in Washington is underway  
 
165
 
9-Mar-14
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Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL – Russia invades Ukraine, #GOLFTUS golfs  
 
164
 
8-Mar-14
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Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL – #GOLFTUS links up with celebrities for golf game
2
 
163
 
17-Feb-14
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Rancho Mirage, CA – #GOLFTUS Golfing in California  
 
162
 
16-Feb-14
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Rancho Mirage, CA – #GOLFTUS Golfing in California  
 
161
 
15-Feb-14
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Rancho Mirage, CA – #GOLFTUS Golfing in California
10
 
160
 
4-Jan-14
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Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course, Hawaii – #GOLFTUS Squeezes in One More Round
1
 
159
 
2-Jan-14
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Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course, Hawaii – #GOLFTUS Has Played Golf Every Day of 2014  
 
158
 
1-Jan-14
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Mid Pacific Country Club, Hawaii – Video || #GOLFTUS Putts on the 18th
1

 

Above list courtesy of The Obama Golf Counter

 

 

 

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Ex-SEAL Higbie: ‘Morale Is Terrible In The Military Right Now’

 

 

Carl Higbie

 

 

 

” Former U.S. Navy SEAL Carl Higbie is standing by his controversial declaration that 90 percent of America’s military troops do not support President Barack Obama.

” The morale is terrible in the military right now…. This is an ongoing failure of his. [Obama] has yet to provide any type of leadership that any commander-in-chief should possess.”

  Higbie — author of Battle On The Home Front: A Navy SEAL’s Mission to Save the American Dream,” published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform — said the president’s no-ground-troops vow to America’s troops is not what they want to hear. “

 

 

Full story at NewsMax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Levin: “A Revolt Going On With Top Generals And Obama”

 

 

Levin Hannity

 

 

 

 

” You actually have a revolt going on with the top generals and Obama. I’m talking about tanks pulling up to the White House and so forth. These men are trying to communicate to the American people that they are military men and we cannot defeat this enemy unless we use all of our armed forces and armed services. That’s number one. Number two, Obama does not view this as a military action. He keeps telling us it’s not a war, it’s not a war. For him, the truth is it’s about politics. It’s about containing this issue politically for him so he can focus on fundamentally transforming America. And this is a very serious matter to understand. “

 

Real Clear Politics

 

 

 

 

 

Poll: Americans Don’t Believe Obama Will Defeat ISIS; Now What?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Sowing distrust and discord among Americans has served Barack Obama well politically during his 68 months in office. But now as the former community organizer faces ISIS and the worst foreign policy crisis of his ineffective presidential tenure, that distrust and division has circled around to bite its master.

  After his nationally-televised address Wednesday and a tepid Friday fundraiser talk justifying his belated actions, a new poll reveals that a large majority of Americans says it lacks confidence he can accomplish his stated goals of beating the brutal new terror group that released a video of its beheading of a British citizen over the weekend.

Its not that Americans doubt the effectiveness of the American military.

  Nor do they question the need to militarily confront the Islamic extremists that have seized large portions of Syria and Iraq, killing thousands and threatening to export their terror attacks to the U.S. and Europe. Indeed, previous polls showed a substantial majority calling for the Democrat to attack ISIS even as he blithely admitted he had no strategy.

  The new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal/Annenberg Poll finds 62% of Americans support Obama taking action against ISIS.

  But fully 68% of his countrymen say they have “very little” or “just some” confidence that Obama will achieve his newly-discovered strategic goals of degrading and defeating ISIS through bombing and an international coalition.

  Perhaps worse, only slightly more than one-in-four (28%) have “a great deal” or “quite a bit” of confidence their president will achieve the murderous group’s demise.”

 

Investor’s Business Daily

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Byron York: Benghazi Is All About Obama

 

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” Benghazi is all about President Obama.

There are three issues in the Benghazi matter. The first is whether the administration reacted properly to the growing threat to American diplomats in Libya in the months leading up to Sept. 11. The second is whether the administration reacted properly during the attack itself.  And the third is whether the administration covered up its actions in the days, weeks and months after the attack.

Many Republicans have been fixated on the cover-up, mostly because of the obvious falsehood of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s statements in the days after the attack.  But by far the most consequential issue in the Benghazi matter is what the administration did during the attack itself. In those hours, American lives were at risk, and there are real questions about whether the U.S. military did everything it could to save them. That is the issue that cuts to the heart of American concerns in the Benghazi matter.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 01/01/13

Barack Hussein Obama

 

 

” The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. “