Ordinary Americans Cut Back While Obama And The Privileged Elite Live It Up

I remember during the campaign last year that Obama had said that we Americans are going to have to sacrifice. Apparently, he meant that you and I have to sacrifice while he enjoys a life of luxury along with his socialist cronies.

Take for example his setting of the thermostat in the White House. While every other American family is being forced to cut back on energy consumption so that they can make their next mortgage payment (and possibly their neighbor’s mortgage payment as well), Obama is cranking up the heat so he can have warm comfort.

Writing for Town Hall, Michelle Malkin has a few observations:

An online Zogby International survey this week reported that 70 percent of households are foregoing movies and restaurants. Forty percent of those polled said they were delaying the purchase of major items such as automobiles, home entertainment electronics or a computer; the same percent said they were giving up vacations. Notably, Reuters pointed out, “nearly 80 percent of younger adults, aged 18-29, said they have scaled back on going out, compared to 55 percent of people 65 years and older.”

But, does the socialist politician who made the remark about Americans having to sacrifice do the same thing as the common man?

Not in the least bit:

President Obama, celebrated by his liberal media admirers for a miraculous ability to groove with the common man, hasn’t yet caught on to the new age of individual austerity. As always, he talks a good game of “personal responsibility” and “sacrifice.” But while penny-pinching Americans head to Sonic Drive-Ins for $1 everyday value meals or stay at home for cheap cube-steak dinners (sales of the inexpensive meat are up 10 percent), the White House serves up high-grade Wagyu beef to congressional revelers. The luxury item was on the menu for the bipartisan stimulus dinner in January, and was also served at the governors’ dinner hosted at the White House two weeks ago.

Team Obama’s image experts, perhaps hung over from all the Camelot-re-creating Wednesday cocktail parties that are now a signature of the new administration, have fallen down on the job. The man who scolded Americans for wasting energy and turning their thermostats too high still hasn’t lowered his own. “He’s from Hawaii, OK?” senior adviser David Axelrod snickered to The New York Times in January. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”

So, the fact that “he’s from Hawaii” makes it okay for him to practice his hypocrisy?

Obama is nothing more than a socialist elitist and it will be a pleasure tossing his hypocritical rear-end out of office in 2012.

You can access the complete column on-line here:

Cube-Steak Americans Vs. The Wagyu-Beef White House
Michelle Malkin
March 6, 2009


4 Responses

  1. I’d be careful about repeating slanderous stories that don’t provide any evidence or proof to back them up. There are laws against doing this in this country.

    • And I’d be careful about throwing around charges of libel or slander when you have no evidence to back it up.

  2. Your own writings are proof of what you are stating. But your references to the articles you provide do not provide references to where they got their information. Take a look at Wikipedia. Because of the problems that they had to people posting unsubstantiated claims or information, they have made it mandatory for anyone posting to the Wikepedia to provide solid references to back up what they are posting. Most credible news papers and new agencies do the same. When they haven’t, then sometimes they get taken to court.

    I’m not the one that you have to worry about. If the people you are making claims about read your material, they may require you to prove your claims in court.

    I’ve done a considerable amount of research on claims about this or that about Obama and found that most of them are either totally bogus or unsubstantiated. I’ve also run across similar postings about other VIP’s. And it has nothing to do with being a Republican or Democrat. People seem to love to past on what ever they read or hear with out verifying it first. That’s one of the reason that there is so much junk information on the internet these days.

    Just food for thought.

    • Don’t worry about me. I’m pretty sure that those who attended the stimulus dinner in January would have said something by now if the reports of Wagyu beef being served were inaccurate. And I’m pretty sure that if David Axelrod never made the quip “He’s from Hawaii, okay? He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there,” that he would have come out and denied it the moment his quote hit the pages of the New York Times.

      That’s the beauty of a Free Press and Freedom of Speech. We are free to analyze information as we see it no matter what source it comes from.

      The only place I can think of that anyone would complain about someone repeating information from a news source would be in George Orwell’s 1984. Big Brother certainly didn’t like people remembering unpersons, now did he? But, fortunately for us, the Internet does not have a “memory hole.”

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