President Obama used to make a pretense of appearing presidential. We all know he is perceived as likable even though I questioned that in this earlier post.
But ever since the first presidential debate, he has steadily revealed himself as not what his handlers portray.
Over the last few days, he has really let us in and no one with decency could think he can continue to serve as president in a second term based on what they have been seeing.
First, he told Rolling Stone in an interview that kids know a “bullsh*tter” when they see one. We know he was talking about Governor Romney, which his campaign arrogantly refused to deny.
It is one thing to trash talk the opponent having a beer with one’s friends. It is another when one gives an interview to a widely read publication as president calling one’s opponent a vulgar name.
Not presidential or even sportsmanlike.
Second, not to be outdone in terms of vulgarity, Vice President Biden asked the father of a heroic Navy Seal who died in the recent terrorist attack in Libya if his son “always [had] balls the size of cue balls”. The VP apparently meant it as a compliment. This question is not only in poor taste and offensive, it is completely inappropriate to speak this way to a grieving father. Especially as the vice president of the United States.
We know from his debate performance that he is unhinged, but people should seriously question whether this man is capable of serving as vice president in light of his latest “gaffe”.
Finally, there is the shocking Lena Dunham video comparing the experience of first time voters to losing one’s virginity. We get the “joke” which is for the cool young people who are supposed to be Democrats, of course.
It is not just the concept of the video but what this young actress says to develop the idea of losing one’s political virginity. And the fact it is put out by the Obama campaign.
“Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy. (Sexist and homophobic, no?)….Someone who really cares about and understands women; a guy who cares about whether you get health insurance, specifically whether you get birth control (So men don’t have to take responsibility for their irresponsible sexual activity).” (Comments in italics mine)
(This is part of what she says in the video which is largely incoherent. The fact this talentless, vacuous, unattractive young woman is embraced by Hollywood tells you what you need to know. Imagine her on a real job interview? But Obama is nothing if not a champion of mediocrity so I can see why the two support each other.)
What these recent examples show is a mindset that is incompatible with effective leadership and quite frankly common decency. The question is, does America even know what common decency is anymore? If they do, I have no doubt Mitt Romney will be the next president of the United States.
Only ten days to go until liberation…