Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Barack and Michelle...absolutely galling!

This is worse than Bill Clinton's "I feel your pain." comment.  And worse yet, is that the Obama voters will look right through it all...Its what Obama calls transparency.  In other words, if an Obama voter looked in a mirror they'd miss seeing themselves for the reflection was in the way (I don't know if that came out right...I was trying to play on the oft used expression, "They can't see the forest for the trees are in the way.") ~ Norman E. Hooben

Cross-posted from Pundit and Pundette

Luxury-loving first family can relate to struggling Americans

I guess it would be crazy to expect the president and first lady to factor in the costs, to businesses and taxpayers, when they make a decision to go on a junket, whether it's a campaign stop at a New Jersey sub shop that will ensure a bad day for surrounding businesses, or a "mother-daughter trip" (note spin) to Spain that will cost taxpayers untold amounts in security and transportation. For a personal trip, entirely optional (and squeezed in before the real summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard).

Luxurious: The Obamas will spend four nights at Spain's most exclusive hotel, the Villa Padierna on the Costa del Sol near Marbella
It would fascinating to learn just how many hard-earned American tax dollars have been spent by the Obamas in their pursuit of the high life.

To be fair, though, the president has assured us that he can relate to Americans who are struggling financially:

President Obama says he can relate to the plight of Americans striving in the struggling economy to pay bills while saving for their kids' education.
He says he and first lady Michelle Obama took a hit like everybody else when the economy nearly collapsed, telling ABC that a college fund for daughters Malia and Sasha has gone "up and down" with the stock market.
Obama says the first couple is "not that far removed from what most Americans are going through." He tells the network "it was just a few years ago that we had high credit card balances, we had two kids, thinking about college. We had our own retirement accounts, wondering if we were going to be able to get enough assets in there."

Absolutely galling.

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