President Obama seems to have forgotten that he is the leader of the armed forces, and as such, needs to lead them.
I know, it’s a complicated job and stuff.
HBO comedy show host John Oliver is a liberal from Britain. But his wife served in Iraq as a U.S. Army combat medic, so maybe that helped him pick up on President Sourface Thursday night leading our troops into battle with all the enthusiasm of a five year old who just found out it’s bedtime.
“Ah, yes, reluctance — it’s always been the best tone for leaders to use when inspiring troops before battle,” Oliver notes.
Here is a link to the video. I have to link to it rather than display it because it loads automatically and will drive you crazy after you’ve seen it.
Reminds me of a swim team coach I once had. He had the same hyper-rational personality as Obama, without that slight air of superiority.
Denny was a great coach, but not when it came to the rah rah sis boom bah part.
Once, on the bus to swim meet, Denny got us psyched up, his way. Yes, it was going to be close. Yes, we would need to swim our best. And if we all indeed did our best, he had calculated, we would lose by two points.
Now that was inspirational.
As I remember it, we of course lost by more than that. Here’s hoping our brave servicemen and women are better self-motivators.
H/T Daily Caller.