Thou shalt not have more talent, more skill, more reward than my brother.
Okay, then, let’s pretend that Obama is the coach of the New England Patriots.
Tom Brady is obviously skilled, a hard worker, and is OMG – reaping the benefits of talent, skill, and hard work. He is creating jobs for those on his team, those outside his team (from sales to marketing to merchandising to bringing income into the city).
If Obama were Brady’s coach, no doubt, in ‘being fair,’ Obama would send Brady to the Colts; Peyton Manning was injured and didn’t play this year – instead, a second string QB replaced Manning and the Colts had a terrible season and OMGosh, this is JUST NOT FAIR!
According to Obama, no person should do better than another, and if they do, they oughta be stripped of their talent and wealth, and if they were truly patriotic, they would help those who weren’t as lucky (or didn’t work as hard).
Obama blames everyone but himself – imagine an NFL coach doing this – just how long do you think he’d be reporting for duty.
“We lost again, but WAIT, it’s not my fault, it was the weather – it was too hot!”
“We lost again, but wait, it’s not my fault! It was the fans – they weren’t loud enough!”
“We lost again, but wait, it’s not my fault – it was the previous coach – he spoiled our whole team!”
Obama proclaimed at the start of 2012 that he wasn’t going to work with Congress anymore because they (including a Democrat filled Senate House) can’t get along.
How well do you think this would work at a coach?
Imagine Obama walking into the GM’s office and saying, “Listen, these players won’t listen to me so I’m just going to spend the rest of the year traveling to other cities and talking about what a great coach I am.”
GM: “You’re going to talk about what a great coach you are, when you can’t even work with your own team?”
Obama: “Yes. That’s what a great leader does.”
GM: “Seems to me a great leader will do whatever it takes to get his players to communicate – if it takes locking the doors and ordering pizza and beer for the next month – he’ll do it. A great leader will not turn his back on his players, he’ll turn himself over to them, find out what he can do to bring out the best in all of his players.”
Obama: “That’s ridiculous. Players should listen to their coach. A coach shouldn’t have to listen to his players.”
GM: “You’re fired.”
In an Obamacratic world – There would be no Super Bowl – no World Series – no Stanley Cup – because everyone would be equal. Your children would not get A’s or B’s – because they would share their grade averages with those children who were not as smart or those children who elected to play video games instead of studying – so your children – to be fair to all – would have C’s.
If this is the world you would like to live in, please, feel free to open your house the homeless – to share half your salary with the welfare mom that continues to have kids.
If you’re a true Patriot, you believe in individual liberty, in striving for success, and teaching your children to work hard, not to reach for a handout.
I don’t pretend to know a lot about football (I’m a hockey fan, to be honest) – but I do know if Obama were to be the coach of any team – his “fair” philosophy, endless excuses for failure (none of his doing, of course) and refusal to work with his team – would land him in the unemployment line and no doubt, he’d be portrayed as one of the worst coaches in all of sports history.
The Super Bowl is a celebration of talent, strength, hard work, and success. It is not always won by the team with the highest payroll. It is often won by the team that has hustled the most, has found a way to minimize their losses and how to turn their weakness into strengths – and who is most responsible for the teams’ success? The coaches. They don’t talk about being fair – they don’t blame the weather or bad timing or a previous coach for the team’s failures. They sit in small room and watch endless game tapes, they get inside their players heads, they motivate, they plan and then they execute and if it doesn’t work, they take responsibility and work harder. They never, ever, turn their back on their team.
If Obama would send Tom Brady to one of the worst NFL teams in the league to punish Tom for his talent, success, and hard work, what kind of message does that send to other players?
It sends a message of why try to be successful – only to have it taken away.
A team is a reflection of a coach.
Congress is a reflection of its’ leader.
And with Obama as America’s coach, we’ve become one of the worst teams in the league.