The Washington Post reports that GM has given $41,000 to the Congressional Black Caucus. Why didn’t they give that money back to the American people since it was us who bailed them and their UNIONS out? Why did the CBC even take the money in light of that fact? Why isn’t the CBC even a little concerned with the financial plight of the people they represent? (Isn’t there something a little racist about a congressional BLACK caucus, anyway? Try to develop a CWC and see what kind of outcry that will cause!)
(GM is not Government Motors. It’s really GUM – Government/Union Motors and you will never catch me driving a Chevy or Buick.)
Nearly a half a million people are unemployed and today, Drudge reports that food stamp usage is at an all time high while Michelle Obama enjoys a fantasy weekend in Spain with a couple dozen of her closest friends. All the while, those in the WH and Congress are telling us that we will have to make sacrifices during this economic crisis.
Today on the web pages of The New York Daily News there are photo galleries with these headlines and pull quotes:
First Lady of style
Meet Michelle Obama – a superachiever who made it to the White House while keeping her family priority No. 1.
It must be love
The First Couple makes time for romance as well as politics.
Barack Obama: He’s just like us
He may be the President of the United States, but Obama is still just a regular Joe.
The photos made me so angry that I had to stop clicking through them. I have never seen such tone deaf politicians in my life. They have absolutely no concern about how their extravagance appears to the American people, who are pinching pennies and trying to hold onto jobs and make mortgage payments – let alone take a vacation! And we are paying for all this fun in the sun that the Obamas and their friends are enjoying!
As Andrea Tantaros points out in her column today, why is Michelle spending money in Spain when we have an entire nation she could use as her playground? How about the gulf coast? What would a long weekend there, by Michelle and her buddies, do for the tourism industry that’s been hit so hard this summer?
Are any of you old enough to remember the uproar from the press when Nancy Reagan purchased new china for the WH, although she never used one tax dollar to pay for it? Or how Nixon had to proclaim to the entire nation that his wife “doesn’t wear a mink coat, she has a respectable Republican cloth coat.”
Compare the austerity of George and Laura Bush to what we’ve seen out of the Obamas, in just less than 2 years. Barry is trying to outdo JFK in glamour and glitz. Remember those concerts and poetry readings that Jack and Jackie held in the WH? The Obamas are sponsoring a monthly concert series of their own. The difference is that during the Kennedy years, our economy wasn’t in the dire situation it’s in today. Barry and Michelle are trying to recreate the Camelot atmosphere of the Kennedy years and they just aren’t pulling it off.
The extravagance of the Obamas will not play well this fall with the democrats who are trying to win or hold onto their congressional and senatorial seats. We have to vote these people out and that will send a resounding message to Barry – well, we can hope so, anyway.
August 7th, 2010 at 9:39 PM
I’m just curious about why you would vote for the progressive democrat party anymore, at all?
August 7th, 2010 at 12:17 PM
How many vacations are they going to take?!
I voted for him, but now I wish the Democrats would run somebody else in 2012. He has broken all of this campaign promises, and he seems to have no idea how to fix the economy. I am also saddened by his horrible handling of the Gulf crisis–the use of dispersants and his total deference to BP.
July 11th, 2011 at 9:23 AM
You people have very bad memories………Obama has not broken his promises he has done everything he can to keep them while trying to compromise with an unrelenting opposing republican party that cares more about having the president fail than they do about the country.
Wise up and start listening to what is really going on.
Most economist and even republican pundits like David Brooks agree with Obama and have said so……….please be responsible in your decisions and stop listening to conservative propaganda!
July 11th, 2011 at 11:37 AM
Do you really think I give a shit what you have to say?