I’ve been noticing that when conservatives (such as myself) criticize President Obama, liberals and progressives harrumph about our “not respecting the dignity of the office.” Of course, there was no such high-minded talk when they ripped into George W. Bush back in the day, sometimes in the most personal of terms. Instead, we were treated to self-serving lectures on “dissent being the highest form of patriotism.”

I don’t know about that, but anyone who has looked at history knows that criticism of the president has been a feature of our Republic since its earliest days. (Jefferson basically assassinated the character of Adams, for instance.) If Mr. Obama dislikes the heat, he should, in the phrasing of a great Democratic president, get out of the kitchen.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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