OHATCHEE, Al., October 5, 2012 — MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell was appalled yesterday when former New Hampshire Governor and George H.W. Bush White House Chief of Staff John Sununu characterized President Barack Obama as incompetent, and “lazy and detached”.
“Governor,” Mitchell responded, “I want to give you a chance to maybe take it back. Did you really mean to call Barack Obama, the President of the United States, lazy?”
Sununu stood by his words.
Kevin Riordan of the Philadelphia Inquirer blog Metro Mashup called this “a cheap, racially-loaded insult at the nation’s first African American president.”
Liberals’ extreme sensitivity to criticism of their incumbent presidential candidate make them appear to believe there is no god but government, and Obama is its prophet.
As liberals’ treatment of President George W. Bush demonstrated, there are far worse things to call an American president than “lazy”.
Besides, Barack Obama himself once admitted that laziness is one of his weaknesses:
“You know, it’s interesting. There is a deep down - underneath all the work I do - I think there’s a laziness in me…it’s probably from, you know, growing up in Hawaii…”
Perhaps Obama would have been in better shape to face off against Mitt Romney for the first time if the media had not been obsessed with doing so much of the work for him these past four (dare I say five) years.
But ultimately, it was not a flaw in Obama’s debating style that was evident on stage. It was the genuine ineptness of his presidential ideas and actions that was glaring in contrast to what Romney had to offer.
Amanda Read is a political columnist for the Communities at The Washington Times. A professional writer and researcher, Amanda is also a Christian homeschool graduate, unconventional college student, military daughter, and eldest of the nine Read children at Fair Hills Farm. Find more of her work at www.amandaread.com.
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