Having been around since the days of Franklin D. Roosevelt, I have seen twelve Presidents come and go prior to the $160 million coronation of Barack Hussein Obama.
I have got to tell you this guy scares the heck out of me.
I am used to guys like Harry Truman who, when the job was done, got on the train and went home without any fanfare. He was so broke Congress had to vote him a pension so he could afford to buy postage stamps. He turned away offers to sit on the boards of corporations because, as he put it, he wasn’t President anymore and he wasn’t going to sell the title for a few bucks. It’s called integrity.
It’s not that we haven’t had our scary Presidents before. Nixon scared me because he just looked like a creep. In fact, CREEP, the Committee to Re-Elect the President, was the actual name of the group that got him his second term. Unknown to the rest of was another group working out of the White that was called “The Plumbers.” You can read about it in the dozens of books that were written about the Watergate scandal, most of them by Woodward and Bernstein who have dined out on it ever since and several by the perpetrators themselves.
Carter gave me the creeps, too. He was barely halfway through his term in office before a whole bunch of people came to the same conclusion and then we all had to wait around to get rid of him and get our diplomatic hostages back from Iran.
Reagan, God bless him, made us all proud … >>>