But the Conquered, or their Children, have no Court, no Arbitrator on Earth to appeal to. Then they may appeal, as Jephtha did, to Heaven, and repeat their Appeal, till they have recovered the native Right of their Ancestors, which was to have such a Legislative over them, as the Majority should approve, and freely acquiesce in.
-John Locke

Thursday, June 30, 2011

More Leadership!

Yesterday the President pitched a hissy fit at Congress for not doing what he thinks is a good idea, in this case raising the debt ceiling.  He admonished Congress to get to work and show leadership. He used himself as the very model of a modern major general, listing his leadership in getting Bin Laden and getting his daughters to do their homework (no matter their ages).  This all on the heels of telling American workers that the key to fixing the economy is for them to "up their game."  Leadership!

Today, the President continued his own special brand of leadership and told Republican Senate leaders that he would not meet with them to discuss the debt ceiling because it was not a conversation worth having.  It seems the President does not want to hear why the Republicans won't agree with him, and he has zero interest in working out a plan.  But why would he, when he can use Leadership to throw tantrums to get what he wants.  See, one tantrum brings the Republicans calling at his door.  A few more might get the Republicans to cave in and agree with him.  Leadership!

Also, the President's official paid water-toter, Jay Carney, called the brass at MSNBC and got Halperin indefinitely suspended for calling the President "a dick" earlier today.  Halperin's comment was so inappropriate and his apology was so insufficient that our thin-skinned President had to dispatch his goons to extract justice.  LEADERSHIP!

Instigating class-warfare and a cringe-worthy raffle to raise money for his campaign round out this week's lesson in Leadership!

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