Alarming News

October 31, 2009


From a long, long, loooooong piece in this week’s NY Times magazine about the Obama marriage:

“I would say the one time during our stay here in the White House so far that has. . . .” He paused so long in choosing his words that Michelle Obama, sitting alongside him, prompted him. “Has what?”

“Annoyed me,” the president answered.

“Don’t say it!” the first lady mock-warned. “Uh-oh.”

“Was when I took Michelle to New York and people made it into a political issue,” he continued, recalling the evening last spring when they flew to New York for dinner and a show, eliciting Republican gibes for spending federal money on their own entertainment.

“If I weren’t president, I would be happy to catch the shuttle with my wife to take her to a Broadway show, as I had promised her during the campaign, and there would be no fuss and no muss and no photographers,” the president said. “That would please me greatly.”

I too would be greatly pleased if he were not president.  But we can’t always have what we want.  And if he weren’t president, and was still a “community organizer” somewhere, he wouldn’t be able to afford to hop on the shuttle and take his wife to Broadway.  But then, I’m not going to expect a deep understanding of economics from the guy that wants to give everyone healthcare, not raise taxes on most people (and actually cut taxes for some!) all the while not growing the deficit.

He went on to say: “The notion that I just couldn’t take my wife out on a date without it being a political issue was not something I was happy with.”

Everything becomes political here, I offered, gesturing around the room.

That’s so sweet of the writer to make Obama feel better about the whole thing.  Plum nice.  But don’t think that the media is in the tank for Obama.  No, no, it’s just that the Obama administration is doing such a great job that of course the media is favorable to them.

Posted by Karol at 01:38 AM |

Yet another example where of Obama not thinking things through very well, before, during, or after the event.

The man really is Narcissist in Chief.

Posted by: Mark Poling at October 31, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Karol, clearly you are a blasphemer for not believing The One can have the top tip of the taxpayers carry a greater burden for the other 95%! Thou shalt not be economically insensitive.

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto twenty virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom, Obamus.

And one was wise, but nineteen were foolish.

They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

But the one wise took oil in her vessel with her lamp.

While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for me and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

And Obamus appeared and said, Verily I say unto you, unfair are you to the others, and I shall take of your oil and redistribute unto them. It mattereth not that you have been faithful and watching, for lo, thou hast been economically insensitive in not giving despite their foolishness.

And so Obamus took her oil, and it being insufficient for the needs of all, soon all their lamps went out and none had any light.

(”Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money.” – Margaret Thatcher)

And there was much weeping and gnashing of teeth, for they realized that Obamus had no light of his own.

Posted by: Perry Eidelbus at November 1, 2009 at 11:58 am
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