Who would have thought that the presidency of the United States could have been degraded any more than it had been in the Clinton years? Oh but it has. In the short span of two years, President Obama has managed to sully the office every bit as much as President Clinton did in eight years. Maybe it’s not so surprising. He is after all an overachiever. This law professor, who we found out after the election wasn’t … this senator, with the thinnest of resumes … this radical leftist that sought, in his own words, to “fundamentally change America” and “cause energy rates to necessarily skyrocket,” and encouraged Hispanics to target his “enemies” has done more damage to our nation than any other president in our history. I’m including Carter here. So why am I surprised to see the so-called leader of the free world hitting the comedy shows before an election that is expected to wipe out Democrat majorities in Congress?
With six days remaining before the election President Obama hit The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Let me say for the record that The Daily Show is one of the most entertaining shows on TV. Is it a forum where serious people go to talk about serious issues? No. That fact was on display during this “interview” with President Obama. Stewart, with plenty of goading from the left-wing audience, proceeded to tease Mr. Obama about the perception that he hasn’t been liberal enough as president. Stewart reminded the commander in chief of all the sycophants that cheered when Obama made statements like, “We can’t expect different results with the same people.” Stewart went on to reflect the progressives’ collective frustration when the president hired a Clinton retread, Larry Summers, as director of the White House National Economic Council. Stewart lamented, “That seems like the exact same person.” Obama retorted, “In fairness, Larry Summers did a heck of a job trying to figure out how to …”
“You don’t want to use that phrase, dude,” Stewart cautioned. DUDE!? … DUDE!!?? Now who could have seen that coming? Why would anyone expect to have a comedian refer to the leader of our nation as “dude”? I don’t blame Stewart really. I have little respect for Mr. Obama’s ideology and worldview. But the office he holds requires the utmost respect from any citizen regardless of party or ideology. I doubt the president would have been called “dude” on a hard-hitting news program that addressed other concerns that 80% percent of the country who don’t identify themselves as liberal might have wanted addressed. But that was the point, wasn’t it? Mr. Obama will appear on a show where he won’t get challenged and where everyone expects to laugh. And the nation stared in amazement as Mr. Obama was the biggest joke of the night.