Allen B. West

Resignation of South Korean PM could provide a “teachable moment”

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liberal progressive socialists often talk about how America needs to stop being so, well, “American” and take lessons from other nations. Well, I’d like to offer an example for President Obama and his administration to follow: South Korea.

As reported by Foxnews.com via the Associated Press, “South Korea’s prime minister resigned Sunday over the government’s handling of a ferry sinking that has left more than 300 people dead or missing and led to widespread shame, fury and finger-pointing, blaming “deep-rooted evils” in society for the tragedy.

South Korean executive power is largely concentrated in the president, so Chung Hong-won’s resignation appears to be symbolic. Presidential spokesman Min Kyung-wook said President Park Geun-hye would accept the resignation, but did not say when Chung would leave office.”

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On Sunday, South Korean PM Chung said “As I saw grieving families suffering with the pain of losing their loved ones and the sadness and resentment of the public, I thought I should take all responsibility as prime minister,” Chung said. “There have been so many varieties of irregularities that have continued in every corner of our society and practices that have gone wrong. I hope these deep-rooted evils get corrected this time and this kind of accident never happens again.”

Personal responsibility, honor, integrity, character — these are the examples set by this action. Some may call it symbolic, but heck, I’d go for some symbolism like this in America.

In this country we have the incompetence and lying of former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who is rumored to be thinking of running for the Senate. We have a lawless, corrupt Attorney General who instead of taking responsibility for Operation Fast and Furious, whines about taking him to task and cries racism. We have a president and administration replete with scandals – I’ll just pick one, Benghazi, where four Americans died — that he refers to as “phony scandals.” And despite her lies and deception about the incident, millions think Hillary Clinton is fit to be president?

South Korean Prime Minister Chunh Hong-won was not on the ferry that sunk. He was not the captain of that vessel. However, he is taking responsibility, as a leader, for the response of his government.

Damn, if Obama took responsibility for all the Americans who’ve lost their jobs, lost their healthcare insurance, and have been lied to, or the veterans who died waiting for care, maybe his legacy and poll numbers would be better. After all, President Richard Nixon resigned over “breaking and entering.”

You hear that? It’s the sound of all the liberal progressive trolls typing away saying, “George W. Bush should have resigned. George W. Bush should have been impeached. George W. Bush got us involved in wars.” Well, need I remind you that former President Bush actually went to Congress for approval – which Democrats gladly gave him.

Leaders take responsibility for their actions, I know something about that. They don’t blame, whine, or throw “hissy fits” like Obama does when questioned by Fox News White House correspondent Ed Henry about his “Obama Doctrine” foreign policy – as if he even has a foreign policy.

Respect of leadership has nothing to do with skin color, it has everything to do with character. President Obama and his minions have none. He should turn Air Force One around, go back to South Korea, and have the newly-resigned Prime Minister Chung provide him a “teachable moment.”

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