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
March 6, 2009