Is He A President Or Charlie Brown, Always Being Picked On?

You ever have that friend (or acquaintance) that drove you crazy blaming every crappy thing that has ever happened in their life on somebody or something else? Bad parents, lousy upbringing, bad teachers, bad friends, etc. etc. They can’t do anything right and it’s always somebody else’s fault. And everybody is out to get them and be mean to them.

That’s basically who President Obama has become. A petulant, whiny crybaby who sulks when things don’t go his way.

The President who delights in taking selfies, wouldn’t take some time out of his precious fundraising schedule to visit the Texas border to see what’s going on down there. Claiming he’s not interested in photo ops, he instead says, “Hey I asked Congress for money. They won’t give it to me. Please blame them.”

This is par for the course for Obama. He doesn’t realize that he’s not the patron at a restaurant, snapping his fingers and getting what he wants when he wants it. Let’s hope after he leaves office he doesn’t try to become a sports agent.

Obama claims he’s tried “reaching out” to Republicans in order to work with them on a host of issues, but when does he do this? The public never sees it. All they see is the following:

President Obama on Thursday claimed he is “not that partisan of a guy” as he mocked calls in the Republican Party for his impeachment.

The president spent much of his address in Austin, Texas, hammering congressional Republicans, saying they have “blocked or voted down every serious idea to strengthen the middle class.”
“I’m just telling the truth now,” Obama said. “I don’t have to run for office again so I can just let her rip.”

He teed off on Republicans such as Sarah Palin who have suggested in recent days that he be impeached, and dismissed Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) proposed lawsuit over his executive actions.

“‘Sue him! Impeach him!’ Really? For what? You’re going to sue me for doing my job?” Obama said. “I mean think about that — you’re going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job, while you don’t do your job? Huh.”

The president said that the “best thing you can say” about Republicans this year is that they haven’t forced a shutdown of the federal government.

“Of course it’s only July, so who knows what they may cook up in the next couple of months,” he added.

Nothing gets people to the negotiating table faster than when you openly whine about them and mock them in public.

As far as “his job” is concerned, one of his most important duties as President is to “faithfully execute the laws” of the nation. How does one execute laws they are arbitrarily saying don’t account. The individual mandate was declared to be a tax. That’s how it survived constitutional scrutiny. The President does not have the authority to stop its implementation. He is not doing his job. That’s why he is being sued.

For all of President Obama’s blubbering how he cannot get anything done because of the meany Republicans in the House or because the specter of President George W. Bush still haunts him, he would do well to remember that he’s not the first President to be dealt the hand of divided government.  Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush all at one time during their time as President, faced an opposition Congress. Despite that, they still got things done.

President Delicate Flower, on the other hand, who is famous for proclaiming, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for” and promising to lower ocean levels has been hit with the reality that being President actually requires doing work.  

Unlike his time in the Illinois statehouse when he was constantly missing votes and his time as a rabble-rouser community organizer, he’s had to learn the hard way, that unlike his cult-like followers, there are plenty of people who do not agree with him. His job is to persuade or at the very least, reach common ground in one area and see what can be hammered out.

Unfortunately, he seems to be content to sit around saying, “Why is everybody always picking on me?”