Doing the right thing seems to be hard for everyone, except President Obama. He always seems to know the “right thing to do.” Indeed, he uses his presidential remarks to instruct the American people on the right thing to do over and over again.
At the NALEO conference June 22, Obama touted that passing health care legislation was the “right thing to do.” He issued a statement claiming “after a century of trying, we finally passed reform that will make health care affordable and available for every American. “Then, as if once weren’t enough, he joyously declared three times, “That was the right thing to do. That was the right thing to do. That was the right thing to do.”
Obama seems to know the right thing to do for a whole slew of issues. He has proposed a plan for immigration, health care, the economy, energy, even LGBT rights. In assessing the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” Obama said, “I know that every day that passes without a resolution is a deep disappointment to those men and women who continue to be discharged under this policy, patriots who often possess critical language skills and years of training and who’ve served this country well. But what I hope is that these cases underscore the urgency of reversing this policy not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it is essential for our national security.”