Bad Luck

Remember when President Obama blamed the poor economy under his stewardship on a run of “bad luck,” including the tsunami in Japan? Think about it: 30,000 people die in a once-in-a-lifetime natural disaster, and our narcissist in chief views the incident primarily through the lens of how it affects him. Simply unbelievable.

And speaking of bad luck, George W. Bush had a little of his own (an inherited recession, 9/11, Katrina), but I never heard him complain about it–nor should he have. He was hired to do a job, not to moan about why he couldn’t do his job.

Recently I mentioned how the current president is nothing like Harry Truman, who famously quipped, “The buck stops here.” Another saying of Truman comes to mind now: “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” It’s definitely much too hot for Obama right now, but we’re the ones experiencing the bad luck … because we’re stuck with him.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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