Who is re­ally un-pres­i­den­tial?

Cecil Whig - - OPINION -

FROM: AR­LEY MEAD­OWS PORT DE­POSIT

The news me­dia and the Democrats (I know, that is re­dun­dant) are be­side them­selves with the “un­pres­i­den­tial” com­ments and ac­tions of the Repub­li­cans vy­ing for the pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion. Must they be re­minded of the ac­tions of the cur­rent pres­i­dent and of the Demo­cratic fron­trun­ner?

One of Pres­i­dent Obama’s first ac­tions in of­fice was to go on an apol­ogy tour in the Mid­dle East, crit­i­ciz­ing the great­ness of Amer­ica, bow­ing to Arab kings in the process. Af­ter ISIS be­headed an Amer­i­can reporter Obama went golf­ing. Af­ter Amer­i­cans were killed in Beng­hazi, he went to Cal­i­for­nia on a fundrais­ing trip. He is­sues “ex­ec­u­tive ac­tions” like party in­vi­ta­tions, ig­nor­ing the Con­sti­tu­tion in the process. He fails to en­force our im­mi­gra­tion laws and works to cir­cum­vent the First Amend­ment guar­an­tee of free­dom of re­li­gion. I could go on but hope­fully you get the idea. Obama has been the most un-pres­i­den­tial pres­i­dent of my life­time.

Mean­while the fron­trun­ner for the Demo­cratic nom­i­na­tion is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the FBI for nu­mer­ous felonies and a to­tal dis­re­gard for na­tional se­cu­rity. She sucks up mil­lions in do­na­tions from the big banks while crit­i­ciz­ing them and “big money in politics.” I ex­pect her cam­paign slo­gan in the gen­eral elec­tion to be the Nixo­nian phrase, “I am not a crook.”

Yes, the silly shenani­gans of the Repub­li­cans are em­bar­rass­ing. But the ac­tions of Obama and Clin­ton verge on the crim­i­nal. Which is more un-pres­i­den­tial?

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