Saturday, July 27, 2013

President's dismissal of "phony scandals" reveals his blatant arrogance toward Americans

Since taking office, President Obama’s arrogance, bypassing of Congress, and blatant disregard for both the Constitution and our God-given rights as citizens makes him anything but the kind of leader America deserves. Add to this the intensifying scandals surrounding his presidency and one can’t help but question if he is even fit to hold office.

This was underscored the other day when, rather than acknowledge these scandals in any meaningful way, he downplayed them and even used them against his opponents, accusing Republicans of focusing on "an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals."

Does he really think the scandals are phony? For instance, instead of responsibly addressing the disgusting cover-up surrounding the Benghazi terror attacks which resulted in the murder of four Americans, Obama wants to pretend it doesn’t exist.

Instead of clearly denouncing the IRS scandal, in which the IRS itself admitted to targeting conservative groups and denying their applications to form non-profit groups, Obama downplays and even minimizes the efforts of those trying to bring this abuse of power to light.

Instead of showing an ounce of interest in getting to the bottom of the Fast and Furious issue, in which our own government gave guns to illegal drug cartels in Mexico, which were then used to murder Americans, Obama scoffs at it as though “those silly Republicans are just at it again” trying to cause trouble for the President.

Instead of remotely respecting our religious freedoms of conscience, Obama is backing the HHS mandate which literally forces citizens to choose between violating their faith or violating the law – a clearly unconstitutional choice

And too often it seems that whenever Obama addresses these issues, it is never with an iota of humility, warmth or genuine concern, but rather with blatant, mocking derision that he speaks to us about these things.

This is not leadership. This is a dereliction of duty underscored by the kind of arrogance one only sees in dictators. Yet so many in this country who don’t take the time to keep themselves informed continue to give Obama a pass because he “seems like a nice guy.” Really? In what world is this kind of behavior nice?

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