Barack Obama: Our Public Servant – Not Our Boss

Barack Obama Swearing To Uphold The ConstitutionI recently heard Chris Rock lecture us on national TV that the President of the United States is, “you know, our boss,” and that the Obamas are “kind of like the Mom and the Dad of the country, so when your Dad says something, you listen.”


I was dumbfounded.  This wasn’t spoken spontaneously when someone suddenly shoved a microphone in his face…he chose these profound thoughts to convey in a press conference setting.  This had deep meaning for Rock, with civic leaders and a man of the cloth standing behind him:

Does he think we don’t vividly recall how he vulgarly demeaned the previous President, for 8 long years?  I could easily link to many examples, but I won’t.

Kurt Schlicter posted an excellent article at today entitled No, Obama Is Not My Daddy — He’s My Employee.  Here’s an excerpt:

“The grotesque spectacle of the State of the Union address, with its lengthy receiving line of adoring sycophants, demonstrates why the President is operating under the delusion that he is more than just our President. Like him, many people seem to fundamentally misunderstand his role. He’s not our “leader,” or our “ruler,” or our national “daddy,” no matter what his adoring fan, comic Chris Rock, thinks.

Let’s clarify things for those folks with the unseemly desire to offer up their personal sovereignty to some government hack. Unlike Hollywood geniuses better known for exposing their breasts than exposing their brains, I’ll never pledge to be a servant of any politician.

I’m an American citizen. As such, no mortal man may presume to lead or rule me.”

In keeping with that theme, let me take this opportunity to self-indulgently repost the second article I ever wrote here last summer:


August 2, 2012

The Federal Gov’t Isn’t

#1 In Our Lives

Town Hall vs. U.S. Capitol

Can we agree that the most important government entity in our daily life SHOULD be our local government…meaning our city, county, and school district elected officials and employees?  What other elected officials could possibly know us and our family’s local situation better? 

Speed limits, property taxes, school policies, zoning, police & fire protection, building codes, snow plowing, trash collection, water & sewer service…the list goes on and on.  By driving just a few miles, most of us can attend council and board meetings and talk directly with our local representatives on a first name basis.

 Continue reading….


About Necessary and Proper

Jeff believes in the Individual's ability to excel when liberty and freedom of choice are protected. Also believes in the Community's ability to take care of the vast majority of its own issues and needs when the federal government leaves the Community's resources and sphere of control alone. State and local choice produce better results than centralized federal control.
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7 Responses to Barack Obama: Our Public Servant – Not Our Boss

  1. rmekrnl says:

    Chris Rock is another air-headed, limo liberal, Hollyweird “entertainer” who should stick to what little he knows. I care about what he thinks about as much as I do what the likes of Alec Baldwin, Danny Glover, Sean Penn, and the other Hollyweird airheads have to say. They don’t live in the real world anyway.


    • Unfortunately for us all, not everyone shares rmekrnl’s (and my own) view that the celiliberals (thanks Michelle Malkin) in Hollyweird are not authorities on every subject under the sun.


    • RMEKRNL,

      It’s depressing to see how much the media wants America to care about what Chris Rock and Tony Bennett think and say.

      I wonder if a private capital investment group could ever come up with the dough to purchase ABC, NBC, or CBS and lead it in the same direction that Roger Ailes took FNC, as a business market share decision.

      A simpler route would be if Ailes could ever get all the Fox over-the-air TV stations around the country to carry FNC’s evening news broadcast with Bret Baier, as their “network news broadcast.”

      – Jeff


      • Similarly, I wonder why Bill Gates doesn’t promote capitalism more. He benefited spectacularly from it. Denver’s #1 conservative talk radio host, Mike Rosen, has repeatedly called out Gates on this. He suggests that Bill Gates could create a prominent educational endowment that could sponsor many thousands of K-12 kids annually to afford to go to private schools, while we attempt to get school vouchers through the uphill legislative battles at the state levels.

        – Jeff


  2. The Ed says:

    I don’t see him as my boss, my daddy or any other authority figure. Furthermore, I will hold him to the same standards that I hold all Presidents of these United States. My hot button with government is fiscal responsibility. For that reason, I hold him as the worst president in US history.


  3. JohnRH says:

    Excellent posts, both. Chris Rock, the epitome of liberal intellectuals.


  4. The title says it all….a thought, check the demographics to see who it is that really believes in the concept of a free people.


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