Jewish World Review July 1, 2014 / 3 Tammuz, 5774
Our arrogant president
By Cal Thomas
JewishWorldReview.com | President Obama appears to have forgotten -- or ignored -- why we have elections. One reason is to stop, or slow down, an agenda the public doesn't like.
When polls began reflecting buyer's remorse about Mr. Obama in 2010, voters elected a Republican majority in the
President Obama acts as if elections other than his own don't matter. His attitude seems to be, "I have the power and the rest of government be damned." In another speech (does he talk in his sleep?) last week in
Cavuto may be right, but not all stunts, if that's what this is, are without merit. While the courts might rule that Boehner lacks legal standing to sue the president, the lawsuit could serve as a teachable moment for the public, which polls show increasingly distrusts this president on matters both foreign and domestic.
Here's what a real stunt looks like. While in
This president believes in his policies even when they are not working.
As the late
The list of policy failures, corruption and probable misdeeds is long and growing longer. The website White House Dossier lists two dozen scandals linked to the Obama administration and while all might not rise to the level we have come to associate with legitimate political malfeasance, the list is an indictment of a president who sold himself as being nobler than ordinary politicians, not to mention most Americans. He was seen and sees himself as the great deliverer, perched far above the rest of us. Instead, his incompetence has been exposed, leading to the conclusion among growing numbers of us that he is in over his head and harming the country in ways that could last for generations.
The list of Obama's broken promises is longer than his failures. Some have been compiled on Politifact.com.
The definitions of "arrogance" from dictionary.com accurately describe the president's attitude: "1. Offensive display of superiority or self-importance; overbearing pride. 2. Having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one's own importance, merit, ability, etc; conceited..."
Synonyms for arrogance also apply: "presumptuous, haughty, imperious, brazen, proud."
If this fall's election gives Republicans a
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