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.