The Kindergarten Presidency

From The American Thinker

Last week was especially harsh for the President. The failure to find common ground at the Americas summit was overshadowed by the scandal of members of his Secret Service detail whoring and partying till dawn and then stiffing at least one of the hookers for the bill.

It did not help that the Secretary of State was photographed in her own Cabo San Lucas Spring Break moment dancing with staffers and drinking beer at another nightclub in town. Diplomacy is hard work and sometimes you have to let off a little steam, I guess.

In addition, we were treated to GSA Gone Wild © this week as the House held hearings on a $3,000 per person junket to Las Vegas that didn’t quite stay in Vegas. Notice a trend here? Jello shots anyone?

And it was only few weeks ago that we were treated to sight of the First Lady being slimed on national television at the Nickelodeon Awards.

There is a history of members of the Obama Administration acting like a bunch of sophomores on Spring Break. This analysis excludes their very real scandals such as Solyndra , MF Financial and the $500 Million no bid smallpox vaccine contract. The Administration has become an ATM for its supporters and Animal House for its members.

The First Lady’s regular and high profile vacations; the special edition Obama profile emblazoned basketballs distributed on Easter Monday; the courting the 1% while inciting class warfare; all of this points to a hypocrisy, self-involvement and level of disregard for propriety that would have been inappropriate in grade school, but is especially degrading of the dignity of the White House, and through it, our nation.

This goes back to the early days of the Administration when the President returned the bust of Winston Churchill, gave the Queen of England an iPod with his speeches prerecorded and presented the Prime Minister’s children with Revell models of his helicopter from the White House Gift Store as gifts of state. There has been a certain lack of class from the very beginning. Ticky tack, one might say.

Leaders lead by example. Contrast the current administration with those of Truman, Reagan, Carter or the Bushes. The examples set by the President and First Lady from the outset has encouraged bad behavior.

There is a lack of respect for the rules and rites of diplomacy, for decorum, and by extension the American People. There is a contempt for the law and a sense of entitlement by certain public servants that has never before been present. And underlying much of this is the conduct of the President and the First Lady.

This administration reminds me of school on a Saturday.  NO CLASS!  The words dignity, decorum, honesty and good taste have been thrown out of dictionary at this White House.

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  • Carol

    I like this post especially the tittle. thanks for sharing this very meaningful post.

  • First Lady. First things first, Michelle is NO first lady!

    “This administration reminds me of school on a Saturday. NO CLASS! The words dignity, decorum, honesty and good taste have been thrown out of dictionary at this White House.” took the words right out of my mouth.

    AMEN! Thanks Maggie!!!!!!!! I earnestly pray. . .
    For this Obamanation of Desolation to be over with once and for all. 2012 sooner if possible.

  • Lee Thomas

    No time in the history of America has a president been so partisan and perhaps no time in America has our country been so polarized since the Civil War.

    IN fact as a history teacher I can tell you that America is so very nearly identical in every aspect with the America that plunged into Civil War that I sometimes stare dumbfounded at the TV as I thumb thru my old history books. Neither side was willing to compromise and neither side was willing to hear what the other side had to say.

    Their was a day of reckoning and it would not be denied…..America raced headlong into Civil War, much as today America is headed for a Reckoning.

    We will not be denied. America is headed for another day of reckoning and we will not be denied.

    Civil war? I do not have a crystal ball but neither side is willing to compromise. Neither side is willing to listen and neither side is willing to admit that the other side has any valid points.

    Just as pre civil war America. The similarities are chilling…and this American president beats the drums of war…..oh sure its a war of ideas but the war of ideas are often fought on battlefields with sticks and stones while men with titles debate the same in lofty structures such as the White Houses and Capital Hills.

    There is a day of reckoning coming.

    It will not be denied.

    • I have felt this too. If given a second term, a good 40% of the nation will rise up. Many of the military will rise up. Only about 25% of the nation will side with Obama. The rest are the Sheeple. They will sit out a fight, then side with whoever wins.

      What Obama is counting on is for Conservatives to stay home on Nov. 6 and Progressives vote in droves. I pray that he will be sorely disappointed on that day.

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  • Alina Smith

    I agree with you Jim. Very nicely discussed the issue and your title is pretty cool !
    Keep up this excellent work….(: