The way President Obama responds to questions, he apparently thinks we should just shut up and do what our betters tell us. His recent interview with Brett Baier apparently came across like he was irate to be questioned about a shady, perhaps unconstitutional end-around to shove through a trillion dollar health care “reform” measure that will cause unimaginable economic catastrophe. I guess we aren’t allowed to question what he is doing. Wrong. As Peggy Noonan wrote this morning, he seems to misunderstand the relationship between the President and the American people…
The president—every president—works for us. We don't work for him. We sometimes lose track of this, or rather get the balance wrong. Respect is due and must be palpable, but now and then you have to press, to either force them to be forthcoming or force them to reveal that they won't be. Either way it's revealing.
We don’t answer to him, he answer to us.
For all of his supposed brilliance, President Obama exhibits some troubling personality traits, traits that would be seen as mental illness by the media in President Bush but by and large seen by that same media as admirable qualities in President Obama. President Obama is willing to destroy the enormous majority his party enjoys in Congress in order to pass a monstrosity that he admits he hasn’t read all the details of and in doing so writes the campaign slogan for every GOP candidate this fall. The whole thing doesn’t go into effect until 2013 and you can be sure that the GOP will do everything in its power to undo this bill if it passes.
How can someone who is supposedly so smart be so incredibly self-delusional?