All Hail the (Drama) Queen
We’ve all seen someone throw a tantrum. Maybe it was the child in the grocery store who lies kicking and screaming in the floor. Maybe it was the disgruntled friend who wouldn’t attend the wedding because he wasn’t asked to be a part of it. Maybe it was the mother-in-law who avoids her daughter-in-law like the plague because her turkey and stuffing weren’t properly complemented. Whatever the age or gender, no one looks good throwing a temper tantrum.
Most of us also know someone we would consider a “Drama Queen.” Someone who is reduced to tears at the slightest hint of opposition, who whines, cajoles, berates, stomps, whimpers, and generally does whatever is necessary to get their own way. They huff and puff their way through life, wearing their emotions on their sleeves for all to see, expecting you and I to acquiesce to their every whim.
In my opinion, we’ve had the opportunity to watch a colossal temper tantrum thrown by a major drama queen this week. Who is this drama queen? President Barack Obama.
Our president apparently LOVES drama. At the drop of the hat he drops the “race card,” insinuating that the only reason one would have for disagreeing with him is his race. He blames every budget crisis on the pro-life crowd, claiming that conservatives don’t care about women’s health. He proclaims to all who will listen that conservatives don’t care about the middle class. He does everything possible to shift and divert attention from real issues while forcing his wishes on the American people.
At no point does our President seem to interested in representing the American people or their best interests.
For a little idea of just how well our President is representing America, you can participate in a poll currently being run by Newsmax. According to current results, 80% of those polled support Republicans in shutting the government down to defund Obama-care. 57% believe that Obama-care should be repealed completely. 68% of Americans believe that President Obama is primarily responsible for the federal government shutdown.
As the country voices its disappointment and opposition to the President’s healthcare law, the House of Representatives is, for once, attempting to represent its constituency. Over the past couple weeks, the House of Representatives has passed several different budgets. They have offered compromises on several fronts, holding to only one major point. The House Republicans want to delay, or even better defund Obama-care.
Understanding that Obama-care is neither desired by America nor in its best interests, our leader has vowed to veto any budget which in any way interferes with his pet project. After years of promoting it to the American people, he is unwilling to accept their desires. He fully intends to push his agenda on the entire nation.
Now, having failed to pass a budget, the government is in a partial shutdown. Our President’s response is typical of a three year old in the grocery store. As the prospect of being deprived of his favorite legislation looms, he is lashing out loudly and without reason at anyone who might oppose him. This includes the you and me, the average Americans. Here are some of the things he is doing.
- He has miss-appropriated government funds and personnel to keep citizens from viewing normally unmanned, open-air monuments. This includes keeping veterans from viewing the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C. and shutting down national monuments such as Mount Rushmore, even going so far as to keep motorists from pulling over on nearby roadways to view this national treasure.
- He has forced the closure of privately owned and run businesses on government property. You can find one good example of this here. This business owner is being forced to close his private business during peak season.
- He has even attempted to close off 1100 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean! According to this article, “this is not about saving money during the government shutdown; Just the opposite, the NPS is spending more man hours and tons more money to make sure Americans don’t enjoy those things they (pay) for with their taxes.“
As you can see, our President is acting more like a petulant child than a mature leader.
What role can you play in this presidential drama?
As any concerned parent knows, allowing tantrums does nothing to help a child. This needs to be stopped somehow. While I am not certain that President Obama will listen, we need to unite our voices in a nation-wide cry of disapproval. Contact your representatives and let them know you support them in their stand against Obama-care. If they support this legislation, kindly make sure that they know where you stand on the issue. Contact the White House. Be involved.
Right now, Obama has the strongest mandate of his Presidential career. America does not want Obama-care. Raise your voice, be heard, make a difference.
Thank you for reading,
A Quote for the Day
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”
~ Edmund Burke, Irish political philosopher, often regarded as the father of modern Conservatism.