In this day and age masculinity has fallen out of fashion though not to the benefit of society. At one time the watch word of a man was encapsulated in Benjamin Disraeli's famous "Never complain, never explain." This philosophy would not be recognizable in the current White House where not only the buck does not stop, it can't even get a security pass. Jimmy Carter exhibited raging testosterone drenched machismo by comparison.
Now our whiner-in-chief has produced an ad telling everyone just how freakin hard it is to be president. Savor the self pity:
Every president inherits challenges. Few have faced so many. Four years later, our enemies have been brought to justice. Our heroes are coming home. Assembly lines are humming again. There are still challenges to meet, children to educate, a middle class to rebuild — but the last thing we should do is turn back now.
I mean no one else did. The Great Depression, World War II, Vietnam, the whole 1960s turmoil, the Cold War, 9/11, etc., just pale by comparison when you look at what Obama faced don't they. What he fails to mention is that the majority the problems existing today were the direct and foreseeable consequences of the actions... or inactions... of his regime.
Barack Obama might be our first half-black president but he is truly the first (six letter word, synonymous with cat) that we've had in the White House.