Barack Obama has a little problem. I am beginning to think he is more interested in becoming First Celeb in Chief than POTUS. Fact is, I don’t think he has a clue about what a real POTUS does, let alone really want to learn how to behave like one. It is play time with him. He doesn’t realize that words mean things. He has single-handedly put a skid on the economy with his ‘don’t spend so much money’ hype. The worst things are for America, the better things are for him.
But – like Nero who allegedly fiddled while Rome burned, he’s playing POTUS while his very own Marie Antionette is spending a fortune re-decorating the White House.
Thomas Lifson wrote in the American Thinker:
“…Dropping the affairs of state and rushing home to Chicago to take the Love of His Life out on Valentine’s Day just proves to many of his female supporters that he really is the man of their dreams. A substantial portion of the American electorate does not bother to follow political news, offering support on the basis of emotion and image. They simply don’t care about the details of the bill signing. If Obama is doing it, there must be a good reason for it. …”
Barack Obama is behaving like a typical Soviet commissar. They talk a good game about the people and how things should be, then go out and live like the Hollywood elite. Is he clueless, arrogant, or just another Chicago style-thug who really doesn’t give a damn about the country, only his comfort, appeasing his Evita-like Marie Antoinette-like wife, and being re-elected?
“…Obama arrived at his home in Chicago on Friday, and treated wife Michelle to a Valentine’s Day dinner downtown last night. The couple was spotted leaving upscale Table Fifty-Two, which specializes in Southern cuisine, with the first lady toting what appeared to be a doggie bag….”
Last fall, during the campaign, John McCain had it right when he authorized the now classic as accusing Barack Obama of being a super-star wannabe.
I am more and more convinced Barack Obama is no more qualified to be POTUS than my toy poodle is. It is all about celebrity and the cult of celebrity. It is about going there and being seen.
Brian Birdnow wrote in Townhall:
“…The new President has allowed this sense of entitlement to slip from official duties into personal matters as well. The Democrats vociferously criticized the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate for her excessive spending on clothing and cosmetics last October but President and Mrs. Obama have hired a hugely expensive designer to redecorate the White House at a cost estimated to run over $ 100,000. The Obama inaugural gala also proved to be the costliest event of its type in history. Of course, what is another $ 40,000,000 or so when the nation is facing trillion dollar deficits each year for the next couple of decades? Finally, when reporters mentioned that the White House seemed warm to the point of stuffiness in late January, senior adviser David Axelrod said that Obama was a native Hawaiian who likes his house warm, and added that one could grow orchids in the warmth of the family quarters. He must have forgotten that Obama lectured Americans last spring that it was no longer permissible to drive SUV’s, eat as much as we want, and keep our thermostats set at seventy-two degrees the year round. When you have been elected to the Presidency and lived in taxpayer subsidized housing you can forget about practicing what you preached to the public eight months earlier….”
When Barack Obama said people needed to stop going to Las Vegas, idiots actually listened.
“…Anxiety over the matter escalated last week after President Obama told an audience in Elkhart, Ind., that companies “can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayer’s dime.” The remark was taken by many here as an attack.
“The mayor heard the words ‘Las Vegas’ — he didn’t hear any other city — and people are telling me that they’re not coming to Las Vegas because the president doesn’t want them to,” said Mayor Oscar B. Goodman, who at first demanded a White House apology but later in the week said he just wanted a clarification.
“There’s an impression out there,” Mr. Goodman said, “that somehow if you come to Las Vegas, it’s going to reflect on your business culture, and that’s a bunch of hooey.”…”