January 12, 2015


I am not naive enough to believe that lack of military service accounts for the great and numerable shortfalls in character, integrity, and leadership shown by the last two Democratic presidents.  I do think that there are lessons learned through leadership that are necessary traits of a president.  I do think that the military generally provides those lessons.  There are other life experiences that do the same, but Clinton and Obama had neither the military service or commensurate civilian management experience.

Clinton was at least understandable.  It isn't hard for people to identify with the horn dog Arkansas man child that can't keep his dick in his pants.  We all know a guy like that.  It isn't hard to sympathize with a guy that has a wandering eye, and a battle axe of a wife.  There are some arguments to be made over the deaths associated with the Clintons.  I call them "assisted suicides".  But, the world is full of people that think it is easier to knock off people that could cause their downfall, rather than face the music themselves.

Narcissists are harder to put a point on.  They are so frickin' full of themselves.  They are textbook psychopaths. Egocentric jerks like Obama don't get a pass from those that don't worship him.

Not to be missed is the fact that military service ain't what it used to be.  It isn't all patriotic young men serving for love of country, fighting for the freedom of their friends and families.  It is somewhat more difficult to justify a life given to sit in the sand somewhere, protecting political interests.

And yet, I don't think I would have a problem with prior military service being a presidential qualification.  If nothing else, it would force the president to have walked a click or two in the shoes of people that he ultimately commands.  It would check a necessary box in the 'experience' field, one that 'community organizer' doesn't fulfill.

1 comment:

Mel said...

Why limit military service to the presidency? The house and senate should also have military service.