On the opposite end of the scale is chess. Chess is definitely not a game where one takes a swing to see what happens, it's a game of strategy, intelligence and logic. In chess, moving a piece just because a clock is ticking - and then waiting for some sort of response - is a sure-fire way to lose.
That's why Obama plays golf. And that's why the Obama administration keeps stumbling into one minefield after another. Obama and the gaggle of Progressives surrounding him are running the government like it's just another golf game. They think the chess game is over.
The six-month moratorium of drilling in the gulf is just one example. The problems facing Obama and his cohorts because of this knee-jerk reaction continue to mount and take time away from other fires that need attention. Conventional thinking opines that had they thought it through, they would have realized a 30-day moratorium was sufficient for the stated purpose, to review the drilling procedures presently in place.
But... Conventional thinking cannot work here. Everything this administration does has dual purpose - The publicly stated one - and the true purpose... To advance the Progressive agenda, to "transform" America into something it was never intended to be.
The people surrounding Obama are not stupid. They may be dead wrong, but not stupid. The moratorium was not for review, but a maneuver to leverage the possibilities for passage of the upcoming Cap and Trade bill.
The reality that we will lose all the drilling rigs in the gulf today because of this moratorium is of no consequence to these people. It helps to serve their goal of green everything: Oil, gas and coal nothing.
Now comes the Attorney General(another empty suit) swinging at his ball, the lawsuits against Arizona. Had the administration looked just the teeniest bit ahead, they would have realized what a "toxic" hot potato this would become, as it has.
BOSTON — In a private meeting with White House officials this weekend, Democratic governors voiced deep anxiety about the Obama administration’s suit against Arizona’s new immigration law, worrying that it could cost a vulnerable Democratic Party in the fall elections.
“Universally the governors are saying, ‘We’ve got to talk about jobs,’ ” Gov. Phil Bredesen of Tennessee, a Democrat, said in an interview. “And all of a sudden we have immigration going on.”
He added, “It is such a toxic subject, such an important time for Democrats.”
Nice job there, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. Keep your eye on the ball... not the chessboard.