Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hypocrisy, thy name is Obama

You know, this REALLY burns my britches...
Sacrifice is something that many Americans are becoming all too familiar with during this economic downturn. It was a key theme in President Obama's inaugural address to the nation, and he's referenced it numerous times when lecturing the country on how to get back on its feet.

But while most of the country is pinching pennies and downsizing summer sojourns - or forgoing them altogether - the Obamas don't seem to be heeding their own advice. While many of us are struggling, the First Lady is spending the next few days in a five-star hotel on the chic Costa del Sol in southern Spain with 40 of her "closest friends." According to CNN, the group is expected to occupy 60 to 70 rooms, more than a third of the lodgings at the 160-room resort. Not exactly what one would call cutting back in troubled times.

Reports are calling the lodgings of Obama's Spanish fiesta, the Hotel Villa Padierna in Marbella, "luxurious," "posh" and "a millionaires' playground." Estimated room rate per night? Up to a staggering $2,500. Method of transportation? Air Force Two.

To be clear, what the Obamas do with their money is one thing; what they do with ours is another. Transporting and housing the estimated 70 Secret Service agents who will flank the material girl will cost the taxpayers a pretty penny.

Perhaps it could be that the Obamas, who seem to fancy themselves more along the lines of international celebrities than actual leaders, espouse a different view of sacrifice. When Michelle Obama accompanied her husband to Copenhagen along with best buddy Oprah Winfrey, she billed the trip - an ultimately unsuccessful bid to bring the Olympics to Chicago - as follows: "As much of a sacrifice as people say this is for me or Oprah or the President to come for these few days, so many of you in this room have been working for years to bring this bid home."

A quick jaunt to Denmark is a sacrifice? What portraits in courage
You can read the rest here, IF you can stomach it.

Who the HELL do these people think they are?? Do they seriously NOT see the the total and utter disconnect in what they are to do and the way they behave??

If you click this link you can read an in-depth description of narcissism...short version?  "Excessive preoccupation with self and lack of empathy for others"  Sound familiar?  These so-called "leaders" are no more in touch with you and me than the Queen of England.  I don't know about you, but I'm getting pretty damned sick and tired of reading about their vacations, the special concerts, the $100,000 date nights.  All this while unemployment is still in double digits and the economy is in the shitter.

Friends - the Obamas exhibit all of the classic signs of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, a disorder which in and of itself is cause for alarm.  When exhibited by the person who is supposed to be leading this country...OUR's downright scary.


  1. "So? How's this hope and change thing working out for ya?" Sarah Palin. (I am not a big fan of hers, but she hit the nail on the head.

  2. What this vile ***** knows about sacrifice could be shoved in a flea's butt and it would rattle around like a BB in a boxcar.

  3. There's a growing number of folks that do see these things - for the rest of the country I believe a cluebrick™ is sorely needed.