Obama's Outsized Ego

From the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research - by Jonah Goldberg -

When presidents think they're bigger than the job they hold, they shrink in office. When they think they're smaller than the honor that has temporarily been bestowed upon them, they grow into it.

'That's all right, all of you know who I am," President Obama joked last week when the presidential seal fell off his podium during a speech in Pittsburgh. Even though the incident made headlines for no discernible journalistic reason, it was noteworthy as a succinct example of Obama's arrogance problem. Rather than make a self-deprecating joke, he opted to make a self-inflating one, as if to say that the title mattered less than the man. The good news is that it's apparently not racist to call Obama arrogant anymore. Not long ago, Keith Olbermann and other gargoyles on the parapets of establishment liberalism insisted that if you were to call attention to the fact that Obama ostentatiously holds himself in very high regard, you were really calling him "uppity," if you know what I mean. Now, what was once taboo has become undeniable. Even the New Yorker's David Remnick, author of a loving biography of Obama, tells Der Spiegel, "Obama has a considerable ego." Read more



Anonymous said...

What these do-gooders/control freaks don't grasp is 1) God created marijuana and 2) they have no authority to say what one may or may not use. What one does to oneself is NOT something the government has any authority to control. Even God does not force things. He allows free will. Drug laws are about power not about protecting us. And at the federal level drug laws are unconstitutional. Why was it necessary to pass an amendment to control alcohol but no such amendment was ever passed to control drugs? Huh? Huh? Can't answer that one.

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