Updated: Obama’s Adolescent White House

October 30, 2009

Update: Shallow, vindictive White House? Yeah, that fits.

Peggy Noonan claims we are governed at every level today by callous children.

Part of the reason is that the problems—debt, spending, war—seem too big. But a larger part is that our federal government, from the White House through Congress, and so many state and local governments, seems to be demonstrating every day that they cannot make things better. They are not offering a new path, they are only offering old paths—spend more, regulate more, tax more in an attempt to make us more healthy locally and nationally. And in the long term everyone—well, not those in government, but most everyone else—seems to know that won't work. It's not a way out. It's not a path through.

Do you think she might be on to something given a White House that recently attacked a website, Edmunds, by suggesting they did their analysis on Mars? The attack was as foolish as it was childish in nature. The actual attack language only reinforced that sense.

And now we have a silly back and forth going on like two junior high school boys frustrated by not being able to secure their first dates throwing triangular folded paper footballs back and forth at one another in the classroom while the teacher isn't looking. How long before Obama's press secretary is compelled to weigh in and make it worse with his usual befuddled but arrogant foolishness?

The problem is, the teacher in the form of the American people is looking on and they don't very much like what they see. As they are now in control of this entire mess, it's difficult to imagine the scale of the scolding the Democrats are in for come 2010. If we aren't careful, Obama may create some new Federal Division of Youth and Family Services to cancel the election simply to prevent what may well amount to child abuse as it has come to be defined today.

He does realize, I hope, that spanking present-dents and political parties is not a practice that the American electorate is adverse to when the children get this out of hand?

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  1. seekeronos says:

    Canceling elections would certain be in character with his African fellow-travelers like Mugabe, Odinga, and various other leaders of “banana republics”.
    I wonder how the American sheeple will handle it?
    I imagine the coastal lefties will take in in stride. Flyover country? I could see farmers withholding, or even burning their crops to get the coasts’ attention.

  2. Uriel says:

    You know, after he whined about people being upset about his taxpayer-financed “Date-Night” with his wife to go to a Broadway show; I had to wonder if he has ANY clue just how childish, petulant, and downright INFANTILE he sounds.
    The man has a very serious emotional disorder. He’s not even stuck in adolescence, although it often appears that way. He’s in a permanent toddler-aged regressive state. And yet, somehow, he manages to also be a Megalomaniac. Whatever combination of early-childhood traumas and genetic factors there are in than huge-eared head; he’s a VERY dangerous man. We’ve (they’ve) elected a real, honest-to-goodness, psychopath to the Presidency.

  3. “I wonder how the American sheeple will handle it?”
    Seek, my friend, the _sheeple_ will roll over, say “baa”, and welcome their new Communist overlords.
    The _patriots_, on the other hand… (wolfish grin)

  4. meg says:

    “I wonder how the American sheeple will handle it?”
    The Great American Wimp resists nothing.

  5. Philip McDaniel says:

    Poor old, befuddled Peggy is finally waking up to the fact that what she has been smelling is not a bed of roses but rather something rotten.
    Maybe now you understand what we have been talking about. Just remember, you’ve crossed a line and the One will not forgive you.

  6. Proud Liberal says:

    Delusional. That is the only word that comes to mind when I read assinine analysis like this. I think America knows quite well that we finally, finally, after 8 long years, have an adult in the white house and not some papered frat boy rich kid living off of his father’s reputation.
    The gross incompetence of the prior administration will not be forgotten for a long long time and history will not be kind to the boy emperor and his minions, from Katrina to Iraq to Afghanistan, to the economy they had the reverse Midus touch – where everything they involved themselves in turned to dog feces. Callous children she says, lol.

  7. WestWright says:

    Peggy Noonan is knocking on the door, do not let her in, I repeat there is nothing here for Peggy….just go away!

  8. the bishop says:

    I think Peg has proved herself a ‘follower not a leader’ sarc.

  9. Firehand says:

    An adult, Proud? Like when he takes time out from matters to attack and try to ruin Fox because they won’t kiss his ass? When he- oh, hell, never mind; you think the sun shines from his ass and nothing will change that.
    By the way, Obama was one of the senators pushing hard for TARP, and looking at what his other actions have done to the economy… you can’t remove his fingerprints from the mess, no matter how hard you buff his image.