9.21.2010

Yelling, Pouting, and Temper Tantrums

As a follow-up to a relatively recent post, Whining, Finger-pointing, and Self-indulgence, please see the following behind-the-scenes looks at the Obama presidency and the person of the president: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

It's obvious that one should question the legitimacy of these "anonymous insider" interviews by a previously unknown-to-me blogger, but the thing is, they ring absolutely true, and mesh both with my previous post and my impression of the man himself through all of his words and actions over the past two awful years of his reign. Obama again comes off as a petulant child unfit for his position or the demands of the job, increasingly peevish and perturbed, put upon and petty.
...the president is losing it. I don’t mean he is like losing his mind. I mean to say that he is losing whatever spark he had during the campaign. When you take away the crowds, Obama gets noticeably smaller. He shrinks up inside of himself. He just doesn’t seem to have the confidence to do the job of President, and it’s getting worse and worse. Case in point – just a few days before I left, I saw first hand the President of the United States yelling at a member of his staff. He was yelling like a spoiled child. And then he pouted for several moments after. I wish I was kidding, or exaggerating, but I am not. The President of the United States threw a temper tantrum.
This is hardly surprising to those of us who were never under his spell and who despise everything he does and everything he stands for. Signs of this attitude have been obvious since the '08 campaign started. Later, the anonymous insider laments at how ill-suited Obama is for the job of being president:
Obama is not up to the job of being president. He simply doesn’t seem to care about the work involved. You want to know what? Obama is lazy. He really is. And it is getting worse and worse. Would another four years of Obama be the best thing for America? No it would not. What this country needs is a president who is focused on the job more than on themselves. Obama is not that individual.
Fair enough. This is, if true, a damning statement coming from a party faithful. I'm sure many are outraged at Obama's incompetence, and that someone much smarter and more dedicated should be sitting in the Oval Office.

Well, let me tell you. It doesn't matter one damn bit how dedicated, smart, or competent of a person sits in the big chair. The machinery of the State grinds on, over us and through us, regardless of who sits in that office. Is Obama more consistently evil than any president in recent history? Of course. But this torture is different only in degree, not in kind.

Obama is a cancer, to be sure. But he's just the metastasis of a long line of disease from Sunstein and Alinsky to the Progressives of the early 1900's, all resting on the rotting foundation of Marx and Kant.

1 comment:

Kyle Haight said...

Those 'insider' posts are fascinating. The Obama they portray would be right at home in Atlas Shrugged.

I was particularly intrigued by the observation that Obama "comes at it from the position of thinking he knows what we need because we don’t have the ability to know for ourselves." As always, if you dig deep enough into a statist you will find someone who doesn't believe the average man is capable of guiding his own life successfully by his own judgment. That is the essence of the connection between politics and epistemology.