He can be forgiven, I guess for not keeping this promise:
“And I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” [Emphasis added]
But Mallory Factor recently provided a valuable public service in finding two promises from his 2008 campaign that President Obama has managed to keep. One was “Date Night,” a pledge that if elected he would take his wife Michelle out for a date in New York City, which he did at great taxpayer expense for the Air Force One trip and for blanket Secret Service coverage, greatly worsening city traffic jams. The other was his pledge to get his girls a dog, which he did in acquiring Bo, a Portuguese water dog.
This is what it looks like when you have to be told how to feel – when you can’t feel like other human beings do – when you have no empathy for others:
it’s called callous behavior…
But George Bush was criticized for spending minutes in a classroom, trying not to panic children and others present, while he digested the horrific news of the 9/11 attack.
There is no comparison between the events. And if anyone thinks that I’m making that comparison, they need to take a reading comprehension class.
This is about the lack of human emotions in the face of tragedy – period. Any tragedy. Have you seen any true emotion come from TheOne?
He wastes time on “shout-outs” while heros at Ft. Hood are dying or caring for those who are dying or injured. He allows a “life imitates horror” fly-over of Manhattan with Air Force One and terrorizes tens of thousands of New Yorkers.
The callousness and emotionless behavior of this man is stupefying. And it’s becoming predictable.
Golfing almost every single weekend – about 6 times more in 9 months than Bush did in 4 years but not giving his wartime General more than 30 minutes face time in those 9 months, while our soldiers are in harm’s way – can’t be called anything but callous.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars to treat his wife to “date night” in New York, while millions of Americans – many of whom voted for him – go unemployed or under employed and sit home with popcorn and a rented DVD – if they’re lucky.
He was willing to step in and “jump to conclusions” regarding Sgt. Crowley and the Cambridge police “acting stupidly,” but he’s unwilling to call this massacre at Ft. Hood what it is – a terrorist attack! He cautions US to be prudent and not make assumptions while he has done the exact same things.
When has he spoken from the heart about the brutal murder of honor student Darrion Albert, on the streets of TheOne’s adopted hometown?
He has time to make the rounds of every late night talk show and Sunday network news show (sans Fox News) but can’t give even more than a total of 20 hours on the wars that our brave soldiers are fighting and dying in.
The examples go on and on and I’m sure that many others can add to this. And all of this in less than a year in the oval office. Oops… he’s not spent that time in the office but at least as president.
What do they call someone who has no emotion but can only mirror the emotions of those around him? Someone who can only absorb the humanness from others, that he, himself lacks? Someone who believes and has made others believe that we ALL serve him? Someone who has done nothing to dispell his grandiose, messiah image being promoted all over our culture, most importantly in our schools?
Do you know what it costs and what is involved in a presidential/first family trip? Me neither.
But I know it must cost a helluva lot of money. You know, he has to have a cargo plan to fly is limo to wherever he’s going. Reports say that he and Michelle are taking 600 others with them on this Chicago-Olympic pitch trip. And they flew in seperate planes. All the secret service guys. All the assistants to make-up and hair directors for Oprah, Valerie and Michelle.
And I thought we were all suffering and tightening our belts these days… well, all of us but the folks in power.