Thursday, October 10, 2013

President Obama: Imperial In Style + Childish In Behavior

Psychiatrists Deeply Concerned For 5% Of Americans Who Approve Of Congress...The Onion

  • The headline above is not far from the truth. A recent AP poll found Congress has a whopping 5% approval rating. This should surprise no one since most in the political class are lying rat bastards. That's right. I said it---most are lying rat bastards.
  • But it's not only Congress that should disturb Americans; it's the president. In short, we're watching a president of the United States who not only has penchant for lying but he also has a tendency to display childish behavior. This was evident in his speech earlier this week.
  • As I wrote several weeks ago, immediately following the shooting of Rep. Giffords in Tuscon in January of 2011, the president said, " is only a more honest and civil public  discourse {that} can help us face up to the challenges of our nation..." Of course, within hours of the incident, his surrogates went on to blame the Tea Party and others on the right side of the political aisle for the shooting.

  • So it should have come as no surprise to anyone that president Obama and his enablers (like Harry Reid, the most miserable prick in Congress) have continued demonizing his political opponents. Generally, that's what politicians have been doing for centuries. But it's not what presidents usually do.  When referring to their political adversaries, presidents do not use language and phrases like: "Extortion," "Hold people hostage or engage in ransom taking..," "Putting a gun to the American people's head," and referring to Republicans as "extremists.". Yet this is the language used by President Obama.
  • As Nile Gardiner of The Telegraph {UK} wrote this week: "This was a childish, as well as unpleasant, display of petulance by Mr. Obama, who treats elected officials as though they were puppets who should dance to his tune...Barack Obama's approach today was imperial in style, both arrogant and condescending and deeply partisan in outlook. There was no hint of humility on show from this president against the backdrop of declining poll numbers {most recently at 37% approval} and mounting disillusionment with his presidency."
  • This also reminds me of a political cartoon I read recently. It shows President Obama sitting at his desk and saying the following to an adviser: "During the government shutdown, I want things to be as frustrating and inefficient for people as possible." His adviser replies, "Right, so business as usual." In other words, Obama is not only vindictive, but he's ruthless as well. Unfortunately, the American people have been his primary target.