Our bored president

Our bored president

Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s Rasputin, unwittingly provided us an answer to the question of why the Obama Presidency is such a man-caused disaster.

There are few people who are close to the notoriously insular Barack Obama (a former aide, Neera Tanden, said that “Obama doesn’t call anyone, and he’s not close to almost anyone.  It’s stunning that he’s in politics, because he really doesn’t like people”) but Valerie Jarrett is among the select few.   They have been friends for decades; she introduced Barack to Michelle; she is a constant presence in the White House, and highly unusual for a White House aide, enjoys her own Secret Service protective detail.   And when she described Barack Obama as having been “bored to death his whole life” she helped explained what lies behind a failed presidency.

People familiar with Barack Obama’s history realize he has a very low threshold for boredom.  This is a trait shared by many millennials: they bore easily, and that character flaw is one reason employers refrain from hiring them.   Yet they feel entitled to promotions as a way for others to display gratitude towards them and to give them an ego booster shot.  They want to be stimulated and entertained all the time and find work tedious and … boring.

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