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The Obama Creed?
American Thinker, by Michael Nadler

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/18/2014 5:40:58 AM

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. This inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City is often referred to as The United States Postal Service Creed. Neither scandal nor crisis nor disaster, foreign or domestic, stays this president from taking his recreation and vacations. The juxtaposition of the two articles below might make us think of this as The Obama Creed. Stanford University´s Hoover Institution Senior Fellow in Classics and Military History, Victor Davis Hanson, begins his article in the National Review

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nonsense, 7/18/2014 7:57:55 AM     (No. 9929886)

My growing concern is that the younger generation will have no concept of the mature behavior expected of a President. Partying, vacationing, eating at fast food restaurants, shooting pool, playing golf, spouting snark and straw men arguments, since they have never seen any honest effort to act like a responsible adult man and the Leader of the Free World.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mathman, 7/18/2014 10:19:41 AM     (No. 9930122)

Don´t bother asking where the buck stops. It does not stop in the Oval Office, since that office is vacant.
Whatever the problem, it is someone else´s fault. The pResident had nothing to do with it. He was playing golf, or raising money, or on vacation, or something. But he is collecting a salary while not bothering to do his job.
This was once called nonfeasance, and was grounds for being fired. But in this day of compassionate conservatism, we do not fire people. We just let them stay in their jobs and collect their salaries.
We would not want to be racists, would we?

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