Sunday, May 30, 2010

The 'Little Boy' President

Via Instapundit, comes an interesting description of our president.  Peter Wehner:

“Obama is among the most thin-skinned presidents we have had, and we see evidence of it in every possible venue imaginable, from one-on-one interviews to press conferences, from extemporaneous remarks to set speeches. . . . With Obama there is also the compulsive need to admonish others, to point fingers, to say that the problems he faces are not of his doing. . . . The ingredients are in place for some serious problems down the road. Those who care for the president need to recognize the warning signs now, sooner rather later, before it becomes too late, for him and for the nation.”
Doesn't that description sound terribly familiar?  Actually, I've seen that behavior in both my children and grandchildren.  Bossiness, an exaggerated sense of self, "creative" truth telling and being thin-skinned are common traits in childhood.  Fortunately, nay, thankfully, they tend to grow out it by the time they are nine or ten years old.  Our president, not so much:

In Obama's eyes, he is always the aggrieved, always the violated, always the victim of some injustice. He is America's virtuous and valorous hero, a man of unusually pure motives and uncommon wisdom, under assault by the forces of darkness.

It is all so darn unfair.

Not surprisingly, Obama's thin skin leads to self pity. As Daniel Halper of The Weekly Standard pointed out, in a fundraising event for Sen. Barbara Boxer, Obama said,

Let's face it: this has been the toughest year and a half since any year and a half since the 1930s.
 Really, now? Worse than the period surrounding December 7, 1941 and September 11, 2001...
Yeah, it's not fair!  Where have we heard that before?  Apparently, no one ever took the young Obama aside and gave him the 'life isn't fair' speech not to mention the 'the universe doesn't revolve around you' talk.  What a shame, now he is permanently stuck in pre-adolescence.  Look at Obama's treatment of  Prime Minister Netanyahu.  Is that how an adult treats a guest in his home?
Obama is a self absorbed bully who acts more like a spoiled little boy than the President of the United States.  As my Dad would say, it is time for him to "straighten up and fly right."
The rest of Wehner's post.

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