It can be costly, especially for those not directly involved.
The perfection here is in the attitude of President Barack Obama and his acolytes as demonstrated by their responses to criticism. Obama is above reproach—perfect—and so dissent must be suppressed and inconvenient law ignored.
Some examples, indicating Obama’s straightforward belief that the only reason people don’t agree with him is because they’re easily manipulated:
Obama’s bellyache, “One of the biggest factors is going to be how the media shapes debates. If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll see more of them doing it[.]”
(This is especially rich given the way the media have coddled Obama.)
Obama’s whine that House Speaker John Boehner wanted to reach a deal on recent fiscal issues but couldn’t in part because he was vulnerable to attack for compromising Republican principles and working with the president.
(Notice that: compromising principles is an ethical thing to do….)
There are others:
Juan Williams, on a recent Fox News Sunday episode, saying in all seriousness that Obama had to make the unconstitutional appointments because he couldn’t get his appointments into office any other way.
Because when the law is inconvenient, it’s OK to disregard it. If you’re the President. How very Nixonian of both Williams and Obama.
Obama’s claim that the only reason folks disagree with his gun control attack on the 2nd Amendment is because they want TV ratings and to sell more guns and ammo.
He left out the bitter clingers.
And the Progressives’ race card:
Jimmy Carter said, “I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man.”
And [emphasis added]
It is wrong to believe Barack Obama shouldn’t be president because he’s black. That you have other reasons along with those–even ones that rank higher–doesn’t make it excusable. Likely those other reasons are themselves tied to Obama being black.
Yet for all his perfection, Obama’s failures make a long list:
- Obamacare and skyrocketing premiums and other costs
- Dodd-Frank and its suppression of business effort with regulatory costs
- EPA attempt to regulate water as a pollutant
- Obama’s unconstitutional appointments to NLRB, CFPB
- NLRB’s statement that they’ll ignore the court’s ruling, because they consider it wrong
- failure to produce a budget
- refusal to curb spending, debt build-up
Obama may eventually suffer the consequences of the failure of his perfection. But he’s not the only one who will suffer: he’s inflicting those consequences on the entire nation, on all of us.