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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Mollycoddle President

The term 'mollycoddle' is an interesting word that can be used either as a noun or a verb. A 'mollycoddle' is a male who is accustomed to being coddled or pampered. To 'mollycoddle' someone means to coddle or pamper a person, much as a mother does for her infant. Either form of the term can be applied to Barack Obama, the mollycoddle President.
In reading about Obama's history one is struck by the fact that from childhood he has been treated as 'someone special' who is above everyone else. His family drilled into his head the notion that he is a 'chosen one destined for greatness.' As such, he was not obligated to work hard to achieve anything at all. These things would be provided.
One never gets the impression that Obama was forced to scrape, claw, dig, or fight his way to accomplish anything. Somehow it all gets handed to him on a silver platter.
For example, Obama was never known as a scholar who made excellent grades. Yet somehow he manages to get into Columbia University and sails through without any evidence of bearing down to do the hard work of research. The unverified scuttlebutt is that Bill Ayers, the infamous unrepentant domestic terrorist who has been friends with him for years, despite the Obama denials, lived with Obama during his Columbia years and did much of the work for him.

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