“To know he is not a great man”

George Will writes in the National Post that: obama

“It is a great advantage to a president, and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know he is not a great man.”

It is not clear whether this was said by president Coolidge or about him, but it is nevertheless, a  warning which Obama should consider. It is clear by now that Obama wears his self-assurance and conviction of greatness where it is in full view. Nor does he display any prudent doubts about his policy directions. Like many leftists before him, he is wedded to the righteousness of his intentions, and willing to break a few eggs to get there. But like the emperor who wore no clothes, it will be too late for the rest of us when it is evident that his greatness was largely exaggerated.

Another thing about lefties, as evidenced in both Obama’s actions and McGuinty’s, is that when the fingers of accusation start getting uncomfortable, they run and hide, in spite of their conviction that history will judge them with lenience. The presumptuous premier dad, for example, ran from office when he was becoming cornered. And Obama, who is clearly suspect in the Benghazi debacle, let his stooges take the rap (Rice, Panetta, and Clinton).

When Coolidge’s son was dying, he is known to have said, “When he was suffering he begged me to help him. I could not.” I suspect Obama would never make that helpless, human admission.

2 thoughts on ““To know he is not a great man”

  1. “For over a thousand years Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of triumph, a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeteers, musicians and strange animals from conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conquerors rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children robed in white stood with him in the chariot or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror holding a golden crown and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting.”

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