Those injudicious souls who continue to cling to the notion that Obama is the messiah for a broken nation wail unceasingly the mantra that this president not only can do no wrong, but is actually above reproach. Folly on both accounts. Recent controversies in his administration have failure nipping at his heels and he is struggling. Is he better than his predecessors? History will decide.
Not since Richard Nixon have we endured a president who is so consumed with establishing his imperial presidency that he actually believes he can skirt or bend constitutional law to accommodate his goals. To that end he sails along under the misconception that his fawning supporters presented him with absolute mandates to carry out the liberal mission. His arrogance and condescending demeanor toward Americans from all walks of life are patently offensive, even to those complicit in electing him.
If the Chosen One has difficulty bridging the gap between the two ruling parties, it is no surprise. He made it clear while campaigning for a second term that objections to his message should be met with full force from his party, that they should argue with and get in the face of those who disagree with him. Maybe it’s just me, but this call to arms sounds strikingly similar to the admonitions of a religion with a particularly violent history (and present). What common ground can be had when dealing with such an imperious leader at the helm?
It is sheer delight to read oft repeated and regurgitated arguments extolling the virtues of this administration, by the same writers (local and national) who must reach further and dig deeper for nuggets of “truth” that may keep their idealistic view of their leader at the forefront of the American mind. Their arguments have ceased to bear any real resemblance to truthful journalism. I have more belief in them as editorial comics.