The King was poorly suited for the demands presented by the age.
.... A long chain of ineffective appointments to parliament and an over-dependence on people whom he merely felt unthreatened by, resulted in terrible instability in policy both at home and abroad.
Tom Paine pointed out, tellingly, in his treatise Common Sense, that a major failure of Monarchy was the specter of the people presented with "an ass for a lion" in the person of the King.
That would have been George the Third, against whose rule Americans launched all-out revolutionary WAR, but even George had nowhere near the hubris of Barack the First.
Perhaps you never heard of the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey.
It's twice as fast as a helicopter and has much longer range. It's capable of amphibious assault, combat support, long-range special ops infiltration and exfiltration, transport, search and rescue, and medevac. It can transport 24 combat troops, 20,000 pounds of internal or up to 15,000 pounds of external cargo using its medium lift and vertical takeoff and landing capabilities
Each one costs about $68 million.
So this is what President Obama uses to bring his family dog to Martha's Vineyard for vacation.
The Telegraph (UK) had the story first, I think, but it's all over the place now.
It was the first time the Ospreys have been
taken on holiday by a US president.
And it had better be the last. If this were any other president, he or she would be excoriated from one end of the political spectrum to the other.