By John W. Lillpop
In what is becoming a familiar ritual in Washington, President Barack Obama went on a 35-minute tirade of angry accusations, name calling, and peeved rhetoric again; this time, against his former golf buddy John Boehner, Speaker of the U.S. House.
Obama’s rant was ostensibly about Boehner’s vacating the “Big Deal” one-on-one talks, but the truth may have more to do with presidential rage over not getting a return call than any specific issue related to the debt-ceiling.
Obama’s ego has long been the “ugly elephant” in the room in solving the debt crisis, but today the elephant seems to have scared off the legendary Obama cool.
Characteristic of Obama’s pompous arrogance was this paraphrased declaration, “I Told Boehner, Pelosi, Reid, and McConnell to be in my office at 11am tomorrow, and be prepared to tell me what they are going to do.”
Who would imagine that the president was talking about the Speaker and Minority Leader of the U.S. House, and Majority and Minority Leader of the U.S. Senate, and not school mates of daughters Malia and Sasha?
Perhaps the 116 degree Washington heat has finally gotten to The One in a manner never anticipated?
Or maybe the president is suffering through late-stage nicotine withdrawal?
Whatever the answer, this president needs to reign in his uncontrolled anger and deal with this issue in a calm and professional manner!