This Tuesday, We’re Not Electing the Leader of Our Country

Posted on November 4, 2012 10:45 am

In my latest PJ Media column, I take on the crazy idea that this Tuesday we’ll be electing the leader of our nation.

So why do we as citizens think the guy we put in charge of the government and all the bureaucrats — “King Idiot,” basically — is our leader? That’s like saying a pothole is in charge of the road.

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11 Responses to “This Tuesday, We’re Not Electing the Leader of Our Country”

  1. NO_MO_BAMA says:


    Liberalism IS a mental disorder!

  2. CTCompromise says:

    Great article…
    The problem is that this country is no longer run as the Founding Fathers, with all their combined wisdom, intended. This country is now run as the single mothers and deadbeat fathers wish it to be.

  3. Silverfiddle says:

    An apt analogy!

  4. Writer says:

    In this Republic, what we are voting for is the candidate we object to the least to act as our representive of the government.
    I have watched Democraps insisting this is a Democracy. I suspet they would not know the difference if it drafted them.

  5. Carpenter says:

    The United States is like a big Corporation. It’s growth, it’s productivity and financial success stem from producing a good high quality marketable product.

    When production levels fall low and quality of the product (gross domestic that is) falls below acceptable levels something has to be done. That means someone has to be FIRED (preferably from a cannon) and a new Chief Executive Officer is hired to fix the problems ‘tolerated’ by the previous CEO.

    We don’t need a President (though an America would be nice this time).
    We don’t need a Leader! We need a NEW CEO! We need an effective Chief Executive Officer who can repair our USA and get excessive spending under control.

    Obama has failed as President. He has failed as a Leader but must of all he has FAILED as a CEO, a Chief Executive Officer because his Ideology is hell bent upon punishing all Corporations.

  6. Anonymous says:

    First you vote with your ballot. Then you vote with your feet. Then you vote with your bullets.

    I just sent in my absentee ballot and moved out a very blue state this week so I guess I’ve already done the first two.

  7. archangel says:

    the problem, carpenter, is that he has succeeded in destroying certain important aspects of the corporation’s economic engine, which is exactly what he hoped to do. what we call failure, he sees as a huge win. if you hire karl marx to run exxon, you can’t be surprised when it turns in to enron.

  8. CTCompromise says:

    The “Federal Government” was started with the understanding by the large states that if the small states, (Rhode Island, Connecticut(!), etc.) would not vote to secede because they knew they could never defend themselves against the mighty British Army, New York, Pennsylvania, etc. would have the British Army next door to them. Therefore, all states agreed to protect every state. As the constitution was drafted, the federal government was only put in place for such cases in which the co-operation of every state was neccessary for the survival of ALL of the states. Therefore, the federal government was immediately, and intentionally, limited by “checks and balances”. (Someone tell that to the 9th circuit court of appeals, please) The federal government was NEVER supposed to rule every state “from the top”, like a monarchy…Quite the opposite!!! Each state decided what was the best course of action for it’s own citizens. Unless/until there was a situation where what happened in Maine, for example, would somehow directly affect the citizens of, say, Georgia…the federal government stayed out of it, as was expected !!!
    As for politicians, they were so dedicated to making their towns, states, and country better that they actually left their families and businesses for long periods of time (there was no “jetting home for the weekend”) with little or no financial compensation. Many had their farms, businesses, and health deteroriate while they felt it their duty to build this country. That is the reason they refer to it as “Serving” in Congress, as President, etc. Now, these are glorified positions; then, it was like enlisting in the army.

  9. Bunkerhillbilly says:

    That’s like saying a pothole is in charge of the road.

    In a manner of speaking, a pothole does exercise a degree of control over the road in which it exists. It is invasive, altering the initial integrity of the road. If left unchecked it may expand, thus affecting and altering the surrounding road. It also exercises control over the motorists who use said road, forcing them to decide to either risk damage to their car’s tires, rims and suspension, or attempt to avoid the pothole by driving around it. In all these ways it makes demands for attention like all petty tyrants without being beneficial to anyone or anything around it.

    So, a pothole (cruel, dictatorial bastid that it is) is in charge of the road.

  10. seanmahair says:

    The difference between a leader and a despot is a leader knows the difference between being a public servant and considering the public as his servants. Maybe, just maybe with someone who has policies that average person can understand and get behind this country can do what it’s always done in the past. Pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and begin again to make this the most productive, inventive, instructive countries the world has every seen.

    One of Romneys first actions as president should be to pull our military out of every country (including Japan) that protests our presence. They want to take on Mainland China all by themselves. Go for it. You people are just a chew toy for the Chinese, something to keep them occupied so the rest of us can prepare to fight them on the beaches, in the trenches, in the air and in downtown wherever. It’s way past time to stop paying people to be our friends and start showing them what happens when we don’t come a runnin”. Maybe they should pay us to be their enforcers, their protectors, their friends instead?

  11. Marc says:

    I am in my 40s and have finally done some reading on the Founding Fathers and the birth of the USA. It is amazing…I know they can’t be teaching this in the public schools because if they did there wouldn’t be a Democrat party. The concept of the united states of America (note the capitalization) was not of a nation but a federal system…aka a federation…with each State being soverign. It wasn’t until after the Civil War that the United States of America (note the capitalization) came to be along with the concept of the USA as a nation. Some may think that a small thing but it is really a fundimental shift. Frank’s article is dead on with that the Founding Fathers were thinking…if the government is doing its job you don’t notice them, not the government intrudes into just about every aspect of your daily life like we have now.

    Great article Frank. The Founding Fathers would be proud…well some of them…probably the anti-federalists.

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