I do wish he’d just STFU and stop with his scolding lectures to us, the little people. Obama digs into fried oysters, fried clams, fried shrimp, onions and freedom fries while enjoying his vacation among the rich. We are told we owe it to the nations’s health care system to force spinach on ourselves and our children but that doesn’t apply to the Great One. We’re told to sacrifice while the same week the president and his wife take separate flights to Aspen, his children jet off to the Bahamas and then they all go on safari to Africa. (Have we mentioned Bo the dog being flown up to the Vineyard in his own helicopter to spend quality time with the First Family? No greenhouse worries for that; the aircraft undoubtedly runs on $75-a-gallon hemp oil). We’re lectured about our greed and selfishness while Obama vacations in his friend’s $8 million weekend retreat and hobnobs with more of his rich friends in Westport, NYC and the West Coast.
And so on. The trouble with this goes beyond the hypocrisy it exposes; the president of the United States is demonstrating that he is above the people of his country, free to do as he chooses while he tells us how to conduct our own lives. He’s not tone-deaf or clueless, he just doesn’t care. Kings have been deposed for less.
UPDATE: Chris R sent along this link to Bill Whittle’s take on the same topic. $250 million Osprey to take a dog to the island. God forbid the First Dog either travel with the First Family or stay in a kennel.