Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Mr. President, what were you thinking?

On the Today show on June 7 President Obama said that "expert input he was getting about the oil spill would help him decide "whose ____ to kick."

You know what? I don't want the president kicking anybody's body part for any reason. That kind of behavior AND that kind of language belongs to thugs and schoolyard bullies.

How are we to teach our children how to behave properly and how to speak in a civilized manner in all circumstances when the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES talks like this. And this was not some off hand remark accidentally said in front of a microphone presumed to be off. (which would be bad enough). This was said intentionally and with full knowledge.

Does the president always talk like this? Does he allow his daughters to talk like this?

It strikes me as supreme self-indulgence and an alarming lack of self-control. Is he desperate to please his base? And does the base resonate with this kind of language?

I'm sorry. I don't know what he was thinking. It just seems to be one more example of Mr. Obama not really understanding what it takes to be president--- or to be the chief executive of anything for that matter.


Robin said...

I couldn't agree with you more.

Lynz said...

I agree. I heard him speaking down about a police officer on tv. He belittles our officers. The ones sworn to protect us in addition to our soldiers. He is not a good example at all.

Maman A Droit said...

I definitely agree-his behavior is below the dignity of his office. I sure hope he speaks more respectfully than that when meeting with foreign dignitaries on our behalf!