Presidents are supposed to be exemplars. Why else do we build monuments to them? They're supposed to be superhuman and represent the power and virtue of democracy, the iron resolve of a nation before a world of howling enemies, the compassion of a powerful virtue that inspires the fidelity of liberty loving peoples across the globe. Presidents aren't supposed to be shabby. When they are, they diminish the body politic in its teaming millions. We're all affected, admittedly or not.
President Barack Obama is shabby and his legacy is composed of a long train of scandal. Nixon's impeachable offense seems like a parking violation in comparison.
Early in his presidency, Obama met with King Abdullah and perpetrated a calumny ignored by the establishment media--he bowed before a muslim potentate. The act was breathtaking in its impropriety. What is particularly American is our instinctual aversion to forms of obeisance. By lowering his head, Obama did obeisance to thousands of years of human history marked by conquest and slavery. American presidents do not bow. Presidents do not perform acts of fealty before foreign heads of state. This was only the beginning of the Obama legacy.
Barack Obama has amassed an amazing catalogue of scandal during his six years in the oval office. These are just the highlights.
During Obama’s green energy jobs faze his administration “invested” $535 million dollars of the People’s money in a failing green energy business. Solyndra was bankrupt months later on August 31st, 2009. Not coincidentally, Solyndra’s primary backer was the George Kaiser Family Foundation. Mr. Kaiser was involved in bundling contributions for Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. This was simply business as usual for Washington insiders, but Obama had promised to usher in a new era of openness and political enlightenment. With Solyndra, Obama revealed himself to be just one more corrupt politician.