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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Barack Obama's Eric Cartman Syndrome

Since President Obama claimed executive privilege last week in the Fast and Furious scandal, some have compared his actions to those of President Nixon during the Watergate cover up.  Norman Leahy over on Bearing Drift has a different take.
The President is lawless. He has contempt for congressional oversight, for transparency. And more.

But all this gives him too much credit. Mr. Obama is not Nixonian in his behavior. He’s not even Jimmy Carter-like in his failings.

He’s more like “South Park’s” Eric Cartman.
If you are not familiar with South Park, Cartman is the annoying, petulant child who when he does not get his way, tells his friends "screw you guys, I'm going home."  I've never thought about this comparison but after reading Leahy's reasoning, it does make sense.

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