Douglas MacKinnon

As much of the far-left mainstream media continues to panic over Mr. Obama’s abject failure of a first debate, they deliberately avoid doing their jobs and reporting the real reason for his totally expected performance.

Said one Obama-fawning editor from The Atlantic magazine, “…The president appeared snippy, his eyes flashing angrily during those infrequent moments when he looked at his opponent, his lips pursed and upturned when he looked down…There was, in the expression, a mixture of annoyance, impatience, and dislike”

The fact is that Mr. Obama was “snippy.” His expression did have a “mixture of annoyance, impatience, and dislike.”

Why? Because in Barack Obama, we have a man who has basically not had to earn anything since about the age of nineteen. At about that time, he was inserted into the protective liberal bubble of political correctness and has had most things handed to him ever since.

Want to get into Columbia and Harvard in spite of suspect grades? Sure. Want to become a loosely defined “community organizer?” Sure. Want to become a state legislator so you can vote “present” most of the time to protect future political prospects? Sure. Want to be the keynote speaker at the 2004 Democrat convention for reasons other than your total lack of experience? Sure. Want to become a United States Senator with no real experience and then spend almost the entire time in the senate running for President? Sure. Want to have the mainstream media line up behind you in the primary season and attack Hillary Clinton because you are the more liberal of the two and the “transformational” candidate? Sure. Want to have that same media elevate you to Messiah status and hold you accountable for nothing as they never question your missteps, misstatements, mistakes or even unlimited golf outings? Sure.

Knowing that gilded history, it’s quite easy to see why Mr. Obama would come across as snippy, annoyed, impatient and even angry. How dare Mitt Romney, Jim Lehrer or even the American people ask him to prove himself or actually earn anything. That’s simply not the way it has ever worked in the pampered and privileged world of Barack Obama. No, in that fairy-tale world, certain people are handed degrees, jobs, and titles. There is no “earning” involved. Only the little people have to earn or learn.

In many ways, Mr. Obama is the poster child for the young unchallenged and unproven wimps being created by the liberal nanny-state. Political correctness now orders that there are unlimited strikes in T-ball. No one can keep score. That everyone gets a trophy. That no one can be disciplined, called any names, or be held accountable for errors. Ever.

In this totally untethered from reality politically correct world, one never has to earn anything and experience does not matter. What matters only is what trophy, job, degree, or health-care plan the nanny-state bestows upon you.

Not only is such nonsense counterproductive and counterintuitive, it’s also quite dangerous. As we have just seen in Libya and around the world, terrorists keep score. Rogue nations know the importance of strength. The People’s Republic of China works day and night to exploit our weaknesses. Both in corporate America and within our government.

In their world and in the real world outside of the Oval Office, experience does matter. Earning a place on a team or a special operations force based upon toughness, strength, and a higher intelligence does matter. Hiring and promoting based on merit does matter.

We now have a president who has been handed most of his “achievements” in life and our country and our citizens are being made to pay the price for his entitlement. Enough.

With a massive unethical assist from the mainstream media, Mr. Obama did make history. Time now to move away from the “snippy” and the entitled and put a premium once again on experience, toughness, strength, and results.

People who always keep score and mean us unspeakable harm are watching and waiting.


Douglas MacKinnon

Douglas MacKinnon is a former White House and Pentagon official and author of The Secessionist States of America. (Skyhorse Publishing, 2014)

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