Much has been writ and much more will be written about President Obama’s first State of the Union address last night, so I’ll limit this piece to the essentials to avoid redundancy.
Highlights and Lowlights:
.Â The 96 times he used the pronoun “I.”Â (One Dem lackey later defended that sign of egotism on FOX by saying, “Well, Bush used “I,” too!”Â Well, duh!)
.Â Justice Alito mouthing the words, “Not true” to Obama’s criticism of Tuesday’s SCOTUS decision on campaign financing.Â (Alito was silently fulfilling the Joe Wilson function at an Obama speech.)
.Â Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid yawning.Â (Harry may have been bored with all those “I’s” or dreaming of those lazy, hazy, not-so-crazyÂ days he’ll have in Searchlight, NV after the next election.)
.Â The chutzpa of the president yamping about eliminating earmarks.Â (Same ol’.Â He yamped about them during last year’s campaign, then signed various bills overflowing with thousands of earmarks.)
.Â Terrorists are bad so we killed more of them than Bush.Â (Obama STILLÂ Â hasn’t gotten it through his head that we are at war with militant Islamic, jihad-ing terrorists; foreign affairs and national security aren’t his forte’.)
.Â Promising, once again, to work for repeal of Clinton’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy for gays in the military.Â (Election 2010 is just 9 months away and Obama’s gay friends want DADT gone; Obama’s surrounding himself with homosexuals just isn’t enough.)
.Â Jobs, oh, yeah, jobs, we need more of them.Â (No mention ofÂ his promisedÂ maximum unemployment rate of 8% if only his stimulus package were passed; it was, and unemployment went to 10.4%.)
.Â Transparency in government.Â (No further comment on that sticky wicket.)
Now that I’m done covering the highlights and lowlights of Obama’s SotU speech, how about something more important such asÂ those few words he spoke a little over a year ago, the constitutionally-mandated presidential Oath of Office:
“I [Barack Hussein Obama] do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. [So help me, God].”Â
The a-religious Obama Â added his name to the 35-word constitutional mandate, the faithful church-goer George Washington appended the words, “So help me, God” and it became part of the swearing-in, (or affirming-in), inaugural tradition.
Do recall that Chief Justice John Roberts flubbed administering the oath to Obama on Inauguration Day and had to re-administerÂ it later.Â Roberts could never admit it but his flubbing was surely due to the bile rising in his throatÂ because ofÂ the task at hand, swearing in as president a left wing charlatan.
But, how well has Obama lived up to his oath of office?Â
“I do solemnly swearÂ that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”Â
How “faithful” has he been in executing the duties of his office?Â Has he been fair, above-board, totally honest, totally faithful?
Is it not implicit in that oath that a president will appoint people to his cabinet and to administrative posts who adhere to the highest standards of conduct, who are not tainted, who firmly believe in the Constitution of the United States, who love truth, justice, and the American way above all others?
(Do forgive that last bit of purplish prose.Â I borrowed it from the old Superman before he went PC in his last movie.)
Is it not implicit in that oath, in the words “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States,” that preserving, protecting, and defending our borders from foreign invaders is essential?Â
IsÂ it not implicit that a president will protect the nation from foreign attacks to the best of his ability?Â
Is it not implicit that a president will resist and repel any and all domestic terrorists who seek to undermine and destroy our form of government and way of life?
I may be biased since I think Obama is an accidental president, an electedÂ usurper who holds office by virtue of deceit but I don’t believe he has fulfilled any of the above responsibilities of an AmericanÂ Chief Executive.Â Â