Kurt Schlichter rails against those who treat government bureaucrats like our masters rather than our servants.
As for Barack Obama, and I say this with no disrespect, but he's just an employee. There's this thing military people know as the "chain of command." When it comes to American citizens, we're at the top of the chain. Done. That's the entire chain of command for an American citizen, and the President's not in it. Should he presume to suggest a course of action, with a few rare and well-defined exceptions, it is just that - a suggestion. ...
Is some minor bureaucrat giving you grief? Don't take it! Try this awesome word that we hear all too rarely from our fellow citizens - "No." Ask a relevant question - like "Who the hell do you think you are?" Complain, firmly and forcefully, to whoever is doing you wrong, and if that fails to his boss, and then to your city councilman, or state legislator, or congressman if you need to.
We need a lot fewer government employees.