Oh, you bad, bad children! You made Mommy angry again.
Just wait till your father gets home, you deplorable little brats!
Speaking at a “leadership” conference in Boston, Mommy Michelle summed up hers and Barack’s view on the role of Government.
And it’s about what you’d expect from the woman who scolded us on our eating habits for eight miserable years.
Michelle described Obama’s administration as “having the good parent at home.”
You know, the “responsible parent” – the “one who told you to eat your carrots and go to bed on time.”
Because heaven knows, Mommy doesn’t think we’re adult enough to do that on our own.
Now, we naughty, naughty children have decided to elect a new father. And he doesn’t know best.
“We thought it’d feel fun,” the scolding matriarch explained. “Maybe it feels fun for now because we can eat candy all day and stay up late and not follow the rules.”
Yes, that’s it.
We misbehaving scamps just wanted a President who let us break all the rules, stay up late and eat candy.
You know, as far as analogies go, Michelle sucks at this.
We didn’t elect a Father-in-Chief.
We elected a leader.
Now, you’d think that somebody speaking at a “leadership” conference would grasp the idea of leadership.
But, see, none of this surprises me.
Barack and Michelle want Government to replace the parent.
In fact, I think it’s fair to say most Leftists do.
These are the people who don’t want parents making the decisions for their children when it comes to what they eat, what schools they attend.
So it is at all surprising that they don’t want full grown American citizens to be responsible for their own lives either?
Like a parent, they want Government to have the authority over you when it comes to how you spend your money, how much of an allowance you’re allowed, what to eat, where to live, what kind of healthcare you’ll be granted.
It isn’t that President Trump is the bad dad who lets us get away with anything.
Instead, he is a leader who treats his fellow citizens as functioning adults and not stupid, helpless children in need of a heavy hand.
Nobody wants overbearing parents.
So why would we want an all-powerful government behaving like overbearing parents?
But this is precisely how Michelle sees the role of government.
In fact, in my second collection of columns, RANT 2.0: Even More Politics & Snark in the Age of Obama, I have an entire section titled “Nag, Nag, Nag.”
I open the section with this introduction:
Never in the history of the universe have two people felt such a constant need to tell the rest of the world how to behave like Barack and Michelle Obama.
I have combed through the Constitution — Article II anyway, which deals exclusively with the office of President — and I can find nothing about being the National Scold. Nor can I find anything anywhere in the Constitution about permitting the wife of the President to nag the entire nation like an old Jewish Mother with the force and power of a government behind her.
The Obamas really do believe they have a divine right to lecture, not only the American people, but pretty much every living human being on Planet Earth.
The Obamas see Americans as too stupid to live their lives without the overbearing guidance of a paternalistic, all-powerful government who will not tolerate insolence or disobedience.
And they’ve always thought this.
President Trump doesn’t infantilize the American people. Instead, he trusts us to live our lives, care for ourselves and our families, and make good decisions all on our own.
In other words, he sees us as adults.
For Mommy and Daddy Obama, government must be populated by what Mark Levin calls “Masterminds.”
They know better than you do how you should live your life.
It’s almost as if Alexis de Tocqueville envisioned Barack and Michelle Obama when he wrote in Democracy in America:
The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.
Only instead of a shepherd, Mommy Michelle wants Government to be your Daddy – doling out goodies when you behave and issuing punishments when you are naughty.
It’s condescending, insulting and not in any way what our Constitution requires.
Hat tip The Daily Wire.
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