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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: President’s ethics problem dates way back

- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 4, 2011

President Obama recently admitted to some schoolchildren he was not the best of students when he was child. Specifically, he told them when he was in the eighth grade, basketball rather than an ethics class occupied most of his waking moments. How prophetic.

In the recent GOP presidential candidates debate, an openly homosexual soldier ended a question to the candidates on stage with this editorial spin: "Under one of your presidencies, do you intend to circumvent the progress that's been made for gay and lesbian soldiers in the military?" After the question was asked, a few audience members booed. Bear in mind, there were thousands present.

Putting aside the obvious argument that the few who booed were doing so because of the way the question was spun, and not necessarily booing the person who had spun it, let's simply discuss some simple arithmetic. More than 99 percent of the audience said nothing during or after the question, but Mr. Obama, with all-too-willing help from his friends in the lapdog media, managed to conjure up a narrative that a homosexual service member was booed by the audience at a GOP debate. He then proceed to lecture the candidates for not scolding those assembled in the hall.

Yet, have we heard a peep from Mr. Obama in the aftermath of any of the following: Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, said Tea Partyers should "go straight to hell" to cheers of an entire audience; Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, Florida Democrat, told her cheering audience the "real enemy is the Tea Party"; Rep. Andre Carson, Indiana Democrat, announced to sound approval that "the GOP wants to see blacks hanging from the trees."

Elected officials in the Democratic Party and one of the largest labor unions, have called Republicans "terrorists" and "hostage takers" in the past two months and where has the president been? He's been wildly, hypocritically, silent. What's the matter, Mr. President? Teleprompter got your tongue?

Mr. Obama admitted he didn't care much for ethics back in the eighth grade. It's abundantly clear he doesn't care much for them now, either.

STEVE MOODY

Lexington, Ky.

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