Re: “Obama’s grace, integrity are going to be missed” (David Brooks column, 2-10).
Brooks’ column about Obama’s integrity and grace was the greatest - the greatest example of one-sided journalism I’ve ever read. Space allows me only the following observations:
First, is it really true that “The Obama administration has been remarkably scandal-free”? What about the Affordable Care Act deceptions? Fast and Furious? The Veterans Affairs scandal? IRS bias? The probe into Associated Press records? Government conference excesses? Benghazi? Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s tax reports? And much more.
Second, does Obama truly have “a soundness in his decision-making process”? What about his procrastination, which allowed Islamic State to grow like a cancer? His fuzzy line in the Syrian sand? Capitulation to Iran? Abrupt retreat from Iraq?
Third, does Obama have much “grace under pressure”? Few presidents have been as acerbic and divisive as Obama. Furthermore, he certainly has a tough time without a teleprompter.
Fourth, his “resilient sense of optimism” has led to so much reckless government spending that the national debt has jumped almost 80 percent (from $10.6 trillion to $18.99 trillion).
I ordinarily would not comment about the shortcomings of a lame-duck president. However, his scandal-riddled secretary of state wants to be next in the White House. That’s alarming.