Monday, December 29, 2014
Obama Never Ceases to Amaze
It is no secret that President Barack Obama suffers no insecurity issues. To the contrary, his sense of self-worth is wide and paved with self love.
So this story should come as no surprise, and yet it shocks me: Obama booted off of a Hawaiian golf course two Army Captains who had planned to marry there. They were forced to relocate their wedding to suit the president's tee time.
To be sure, Obama gave them 24 hours. Anyone who has ever planned a wedding can imagine the inconvenience, outrage and panic the poor bride must have felt. Well, maybe not panic. She is, after all, an Army Captain and presumably resilient, courageous and used to overcoming adversity. This was not, however, a foray by an enemy or a terrorist attack: it was Obama, playing golf. Something he gets to do - a lot.
Obama is the Commander-in-Chief to both this bride and groom. His rudeness in displacing any couple in these circumstances is hard to comprehend; to do so to his soldiers is disgraceful.
Obama called the couple and apologized. Maybe he didn't know that his underlings had told the bride and groom to go elsewhere. However, that doesn't give a lot of comfort because it simply reconfirms the perception that Obama's staff is arrogant and unchecked. The tone is set from the top.
The fish rots from the head.