Bridging Theory and Practice Leadership/Barack Obama by Hassan H. Elkatawneh :: SSRN

November 25, 2016

The paper discusses the style of leadership of the president of the United States of America President Barack Obama, during the eight years of working to achieve his promises to voters. The Obama presidential term has been characterized by great tensions serious events, crisis, overlapping changes at both internal and external levels, in addition, a heavy legacy of economic and security problems. The paper shows how Obama’s leadership style influenced by personal characteristics, and that had an impact on some cases to acquire support and sometimes on the face of fierce opposition, especially from the vanguard political classes. The paper touched Leadership Theories and Behavioral Theories to discuss of President Obama’s leadership style. Where the largest share of the study was to Traits Theory and the Transformational Leadership Theory, with the aid of the Behavioral Theories in analyzing the personal behavior and leadership style of President Obama. The study tries to bridge between theory and practice in harmonizing behaviors and theoretical assumptions, using the Behavioral Theories. When the study found that the transformational leader personality is not enough to earn the necessary support unless the personality of the transformational leader involves a democratic behavior.

Source: Bridging Theory and Practice Leadership/Barack Obama by Hassan H. Elkatawneh :: SSRN


Obamacare was built to fail – Vox

October 7, 2016

Obamacare didn’t suffer only from a flawed blueprint. It was also implemented by people with poor knowledge of how health insurance markets worked.

Source: Obamacare was built to fail – Vox


Inside Obama’s White House 2 : Obamacare HD 2016 – YouTube

July 19, 2016

A BBC iplayer copyrighted content. With exclusive interviews from president Obama and his White House team, episode two tells the story of Obama’s greatest legacy: healthcare.When Obama announced his proposals for affordable, accessible healthcare for every American, he sparked a bitter conflict. Within weeks of his launch, members of Congress were confronted by angry ‘Tea Party’ protesters.As opposition grew, Obama’s top advisers asked him to go for a less ambitious bill – he refused. His chief of staff knocked heads together inside his own party, as Democrats in Congress began to fight amongst themselves. The final battle was over abortion – the Catholic bishops tried to kill the bill. The hero who saved him was Sister Carol Keehan. She mobilised 59,000 US nuns and faced down the bishops to get Obama the votes he needed.But in the midterm elections, Obama lost more seats in Congress than any president since 1938. The Tea Party now had 60 members and the Republicans would block all his future major reforms.


Obama’s Legacy Will Be Executive Overreach

January 5, 2016

The truth is, Obama has attempted to govern without Congress ever since Democrats rammed the Affordable Care Act through. It was the first time any consequential reform was instituted by a single political party, poisoning any chance of building consensus on major legislation in the foreseeable future. Since then, Republicans have frustrated Democrats, and on nearly every issue that matters to Obama. Obama has gone as far as he can, and sometimes farther, to administer law through our loudest, largest, most powerful, and well-funded bureaucracies.

Source: Obama’s Legacy Will Be Executive Overreach


Lawrence O’Donnell on Gruber: “What He Did Was Tell The Truth” | Video | RealClearPolitics

November 19, 2014

What Gruber did, specific language aside, the offensive language aside, what he did was tell the truth. Legislation always needs collective ignorance about many elements of it in order to move forward. I promise you, there was not one person who voted for the Affordable Care Act who could tell you more than 30% of what was in it. I had the pleasure of coming on this set, sitting in this chair, and announcing to America that there were fifteen taxes in the Affordable Care Act that no one knew about because they were developed in secret as they always are by Senate Finance Committee staff and as soon as Max Baucus’ work product was finally public we then knew that. But through the course of that debate, those fifteen taxes did not get debated.

via Lawrence O’Donnell on Gruber: “What He Did Was Tell The Truth” | Video | RealClearPolitics.


All of #GruberGate in Two Minutes – YouTube

November 18, 2014

All of #GruberGate in Two Minutes

via All of #GruberGate in Two Minutes – YouTube.


The CBO Effectively Used Gruber’s Model to Score Obamacare | The Weekly Standard

November 17, 2014

In other words, an overwhelming number of the ostensibly independent statements or scores that were made or published in support of Obamacare —from Krugman, Klein, Brownstein, the DNC, Reid, Pelosi, Sebelius, and even, to a significant degree, the CBO itself — were traceable to the support of one man and his model.  And that man was Jonathan Gruber, who was secretly under contract with the Obama administration.

Perhaps it’s time to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a winning conservative alternative that would lower costs, secure liberty, and make it possible for any American who wants to buy health insurance to be able to do so.  And perhaps it’s time to make sure that Jonathan Gruber’s influence over the CBO’s scoring of Obamacare, and of Obamacare alternatives, doesn’t extend into the next Congress.

via The CBO Effectively Used Gruber’s Model to Score Obamacare | The Weekly Standard.