So we’re gone like a whole week talking about a rodeo clown. The White House has reacted to it finally. Was it tell everybody to stop freaking out because who cares if an American president is ridiculed? No, that would only happen if we had a president who cherished the freedom of speech. Instead, the White House poured more fuel on the fire by condemning the act.
We don’t really have a president who cares for much for any part of the 1st Amendment, do we? He’s demonstrated time and again that he cares little for freedom of religion — at least it’s not as important as forcing people to pay for Sandra Fluke’s contraception. This rodeo clown incident shows standing up for freedom of speech isn’t a big priority and he’s always just seemed annoyed people are allowed to disagree with him. As for freedom of the press, he seems rather unconcerned about Eric Holder spying on reporters. And as for peaceable assembly, we’ve seen how his cronies go after the Tea Party.
Of course, the 2nd Amendment is also just a nuisance to him he marginally tolerates. He’s just not a big Bill of Right/freedom president. He’s a “I have these left-wing policies I want to force on you and I don’t care how it’s done and stop criticizing me” president. Or, as you might call it more succinctly, a really really crappy president.
That’s what we get for electing a community organizer, instead of someone who once held a real job, like a rodeo clown.