Or at least Kids who are getting a decent moral underpinning from the Boy Scouts.
The Boy Scouts are holding their 100 year anniversary Jamboree this week, a quick helicopter ride from the White House to Fort A.P Hill, but instead of dropping by to inspire the youth the President preferred to spend his precious time with the Yentas at The View.
And today was the celebration in Detroit of the one year anniversary of the Chavez style take over of GM and Chrysler. A tyrant needs to take his victory laps, I suppose.
Well done, your most supreme excellency.
Yes, he did do a video segment for BSA, but he just couldn’t bother to actually show up at the Jamboree, even though these Presidents have done so in the past.
I guess he was just too busy and it just was part of that tired old white guy presidency stuff. And the Boy Scouts are just too darned controversial. They’re not Gay and Atheist friendly and many groups had been urging him to not take the Honorary President of the Boy Scouts positon.
And then there is this gnarly Boy Scout ‘Creed’ which is exclusionary and doesn’t really fit the Obama construct. Let’s unpack the Obama/BSA disparities one by one, shall we?Trustworthy A Scout tells the truth. He keeps his promises. Honesty is part of his code of conduct. People can depend on him.
Alright, this is a bad start. Let’s move on.
Obama has been extremely true to his Harvard and Weather Underground friends. Why, many have been given czarships in the Administration or Supreme Court positions. True to his nation? Not so much.
HelpfulA Scout is concerned about other people. He does things willingly for others without pay or reward.
Without pay or reward? What do you think Obama is, a chump? He’s from the Chicago machine and the ACORN shake down squad. Don’t be so simplistic.
FriendlyA Scout is a friend to all. He is a brother to other Scouts. He seeks to understand others. He respects those with ideas and customs other than his own.
Look you Boy Scout freaks. Obama never asked to be friends and your insistance upon being friendly is, quite frankly, acting stupidly. He already has his friends and he simply doesn’t wish to be forced to be friends with you. His administration will not rest until it has become patently clear to all of you little proto-patriots that friendship is not an option.Courteous A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together.
“You don’t know who you’re dealing with.” “We won”. Shut up.
KindA Scout understands there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated.
Look how kindly Obama is treating seniors in the Healthcare bill. Once they falter, he’ll put them out of their misery. And then there’s Michelle. He rescued her from a life of B Movies where she would certainly have been cast as a monster in the next Alien movie. Now she peacefully gardens, with the loving care of hundreds of people that we pay for to make sure that her organics are…just so.
Obedient. Obama likes Obedient. Look how he rewards NBC. We should all learn to become more obedient. As for his ability to obey the Constitution, once he gets it rewritten that shouldn’t be a problem.Cheerful A Scout looks for the bright side of things. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
Still waiting for some cheerfulness, but we’ll give him a pass for the moment. He is laboring under the tragic mythology that “it’s Bush’s fault” still sells and brings cheer to the electorate. Give him time. I just know he’s got a Reagan “America’s best days lie ahead” type phrase in the works and that will both cheer and inspire.Thrifty A Scout works to pay his way and to help others. He saves for unforeseen needs. He protects and conserves natural resources. He carefully uses time and property.
Forget that. That’s just not on the table.Brave A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid. He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at or threaten him.
Yeah. He hasn’t quite descended to the level of Jimmy Carter versus the bunny yet, but he’s so afraid of animals that he sent his dog to the last vacation on a separate plane.
Boo! Did I frighten you, Mr. President?Clean A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean. He goes around with those who believe in living by these same ideals. He helps keep his home and community clean.
And don’t forget ‘Articulate’. Obama runs with the cleanest homeys evah. Just don’t ask them about their refusal to pay taxes.Reverent
A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.
Specualtion about Obama’s reverency has been purposefully omitted from this discussion as it might be considered blasphemy in certain areas of the world. More on this later, In Shallah.
Apparently, the Boy Scouts don’t need him. Nice Flickr photo.