Say, remember just a couple weeks ago when Barack Obama smugly declared Donald J. Trump “wholly unfit to serve as President?”
Well, today, the man who is allegedly unfit to serve shamed the sitting President into acting like a, well, President.
Irony can be so ironic.
Just yesterday, DHS Secretary Jeh “Self-Radicalized” Johnson said that the vacationing Obama “can’t be everywhere. I know he has very busy schedule this fall and in the coming days.” [Hat tip Breitbart]
About the same time Johnson made this statement about the busy President, busy Barack was busy playing golf.
Busy, busy, busy.
“When you are the chief executive of the entire US government,” Johnson continued with his excuses, “you can’t be everywhere including places you would like to be.”
Being “the chief executive of the entire US government” didn’t seem to get in the way of Barack having a big old birthday bash for himself earlier this month. Nope. The busy birthday boy wasn’t too busy to party with Beyonce and Jay Z.
Being “the chief executive of the entire US government” sure as hell isn’t getting in the way of his carving out more than two weeks in Martha’s Vineyard. It hasn’t stopped him from golfing with Larry David.
But Donald Trump is the guy who is “wholly unfit” to serve.
Not long after Donald Trump went down to Louisiana with a tractor trailer filled with supplies for the people affected by the flooding, the White House announced that Barack Obama will indeed be going down to Louisiana.
But not until his vacation has officially come to an end.
I mean, come on! He’s “the chief executive of the entire US government.” He’s got things to do in Martha’s Vineyard before he can tear himself away.
Really, really busy stuff!
Personally, I don’t give a damn if Barack Obama travels down to Louisiana. That’s not the point at all.
In fact, it would probably be better if he stayed the hell away. I’m sure traffic conditions are already horrible. The police already have their hands full. They don’t need to be on traffic detail so Barack and his fleet of armored vehicles can come do a quick lookie-loo.
However, “the chief executive of the entire US government” should have the sense God gave a goat to cut his vacation short and actually behave a little like a, you know, leader.
After the start of the Iraq war, George W. Bush stopped golfing. He didn’t think it was appropriate for the Commander-in-Chief to be out on the links while Americans were in combat risking their lives.
The least Obama could have done was fly back to Washington and let the American people know that when our citizens are suffering so badly in such a tragic event, his place is in the White House, not on vacation.
That is what a man who is wholly fit to serve as President would do.
You would think that the guy who endlessly lectures us about having “skin in the game” would be able to grasp this.
But he doesn’t.
Obama never simply does the right thing on instinct. He either does it because his advisors think it will make for good optics. Or he’s shamed into it.
The White House is scrambling to send Barack down to Louisiana because he’s been shamed into it.
And make no mistake about it.
It was Donald Trump that shamed him.
By flying down to Louisiana with an entire tractor trailer full of supplies, Trump succeeded in making Obama look not only “wholly unfit,” but completely self-centered and indifferent.
The bottom line is this. Donald Trump is a doer. Barack Obama is a poser.
Obama may not be qualified to be “the chief executive of the entire US government,” but he plays one on TV. When he isn’t golfing that is.
Trump is not “the chief executive of the entire US government,” but he sure as hell behaved like one today.
When you put the two side-by-side, Obama’s shallow posing becomes even more evident.
That must gall him.
What makes it all the more painful for Barack is the fact that the man he sanctimoniously declared “unfit” is the one who showed him up.
Today Donald Trump showed how a true leader behaves.
And the actual “chief executive of the entire US government?”
Well. What choice does he have but to skulk down to Louisiana like a scolded child?
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