When are media scribes going to start telling the unvarnished truth: that It is not Obama’s endless vacations that have been rare, but his very presidency
No upside down flag needed to identify America as a country in distress
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The Latimes.com must seriously doubt the intelligence of its readers. Perhaps they count on them all being in the ‘low information Americans”’ category?
How else to explain their story under the headline Second term brings out a more relaxed Obama, in which it is written: “The White House stressed that the president took his work to the Floridian Yacht and Golf Club”?
Or that, “Obama’s vacations have been rare, brief and regularly interrupted by crisis at home and overseas. Most recently, he suspended his Christmas holiday in Hawaii to rush back to Washington for a few days to deal with congressional negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff.”
“The president traveled to Florida for the weekend to spend some time with friends on the golf course, but the military aides, White House staffers and secret Service agents who traveled with him are a reminder that he’s never far from the responsibilities of his job,” said spokesman Josh Earnest.” (Kathleen Hennessey, Washington Bureau, latimes.com, Feb. 19, 2013).
Poor, poor, Mr. O. having to put in 18 holes with Tiger Woods and another 9 on his own with the nuisance of all those clanking military aides, puffed up White House staffers and Secret agents crowding the scene.
When are media scribes going to start telling the unvarnished truth: that It is not Obama’s endless vacations that have been rare, but his very presidency.
Obama keeps rushing off to yet another vacation between episodes of uprooting every founding father’s principle that has made America, America.
Talking heads on boring Sunday television shows, internet TV hosts, and just about everybody and their uncle, keep dragging up talk of presidents past. In doing so, they ignore the here and now.
Drag in any other president you want, but Obama flies solo.
Maybe some of the president comparisons by the media of the day came from Obama.
Obama compared himself to the heroic President Abraham Lincoln after only six months in public office as a senator.
“CFP pondered how it was possible for a senator to emerge from the fog to land himself on the ages of USA Today, where he was touted as “the new face of change and reform for the Democratic Party.” (CFP, Jan. 22, 2007). “His charisma notwithstanding, we thought Obama had “some nerve” to parallel his life with that of President Abraham Lincoln.
“As Gateway Pundit aptly points out, Lincoln was a humble man. He did not compare himself after six months in office to great men from history.”
Today’s Times story points out that while “Obama may be buoyed by his polls, which show his public approval rating has inched up since his reelection, his battles with House Republicans over taxes, and his efforts to reduce gun violence since the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.”, (still) “historians say overconfidence can quickly turn the second-term blessing into the presidential curse.”
(We’re all waiting!)
Presidential historian Gil Troy at Montreal’s McGill University cites the presidential second term curse as “Franklin D. Roosevelt’s failed attempt to pack the Supreme Court with extra justices in 1936” as the “most often cited example, along with Bill Clinton’s impeachment by the House of Representatives for perjury and obstruction of justice in 1998.”
Surely it needs to be said that it is an outrage comparing Barack Hussein Obama to any other president, living or dead.
As dire as the deeds history recorded those of Roosevelt and Clinton, neither one came into power with a deliberate plan for the “Fundamental Transformation of America”.
When is the mainstream media going to report on the reality of the day, that reality being President Barack Obama has is leaving America a country in distress?
Freedom lovers the world over don’t need to see an upside-down flag to recognize America as a country in distress, they just need to watch Obama in action.