Do you remember receiving your very first paycheck? Think of how excited you were, holding that check in your hand and thinking, “I can do anything I want now!” Better yet, think about the first time you moved out on your own, away from your parents. That is usually when that youthful “invincible” attitude kicks in. Both these milestones represent the freedom so many American teenagers long for.
Of course along with those initial feelings of freedom comes another word that many conveniently forget: responsibility. If you’re like most people, it didn’t take very long for life to come along and provide the much needed wake-up call.
Unfortunately for America, Barack Obama is still the kid who thinks he do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. He even openly admitted this on February 10 as he toured the Thomas Jefferson estate with French President Francois Hollande.
“That’s the good thing as a president. I can do whatever I want,” Mr. Obama said.
The Washing Times claimed the remark was said tongue-in-cheek; however his statement represents precisely that Obama is the kid who “just left home” for the first time and reality has not quite set in—but his reality check will eventually come, as it does with all of us.
Obama’s “I, Me, Mine” mentality is not working for our country and Congress should be willing to up the ante and vote against the executive orders Obama seems to pass at every whim. Congress has that authority and it is time to get to work! Valerie Jarrett may spout her dogma of Americans being “hungry” for Obama’s executive orders, yet there are millions of us who have not been silenced and are fighting the good fight of faith, knowing that Obama will have to accept his responsibility for his actions.
Two people who have disagreed with Jarrett and are no longer working for the White House are Obama’s first two chiefs of staff, Rahm Emanuel and Mr. Daley, who clashed with Jarrett on strategic planning and over who had greater authority to interpret and carry out the president’s wishes. “He’s got a real mess in the West Wing,” said one close presidential adviser. “Valerie is effectively the chief of staff, and he knows, but he doesn’t know. She’s almost like Nancy Reagan was with President Reagan, but more powerful.”
Jarrett’s name is on all of the White house scandals, and there have been numerous ones, and she is still in place – thought provoking – we need to be reading more about Valerie Jarrett. Obama is a happy boy as long as he’s playing golf and spending taxpayer’s money – he’s mastered both of those quite well.
One final note on Jarrett–remember the person who made a mysterious tweet criticizing her? White House National Security Council official, Jofi Joseph, made an account with Twitter as the user @NatSecWonk. Joseph was publicly critical of Jarrett tweeting, “I’m a fan of Obama, but his continuing reliance and dependence upon a vacuous cipher like Valerie Jarrett concerns me.”
Obama seems merely to be the lapdog of powerful people like George Soros and Jarrett—and just like the kid fresh out of high school, he is still enjoying the “free” ride.
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