More on the tenant from Hell currently occupying the White House

Obama controls access to the White House

I re-posted the image I put up earlier, because it’s a perfect companion-piece to this Charles C.W. Cooke article:

We are now firmly ensconced in the brutal Age of the Sequester, and things in America are grave. The federal government, we learned on Wednesday, is so strapped for cash that the president has been forced to cut off the People’s access to the home he’s borrowing from them. He didn’t want to have to do this, naturally — “particularly during the popular spring touring season.” But then Congress just had to go and acquiesce in measures that the president himself had suggested and signed into law. How beastly! We axed 2.6 percent from a $44.8 trillion budget, and now the president can’t even afford the $18,000 per week necessary to retain the seven staff members who facilitate citizens’ enjoying self-guided tours around the White House.

The executive mansion is not in that much trouble, of course. It’s certainly not in sufficiently dire straits for Air Force One ($181,757 per hour) to be grounded, or to see the executive chef ($100,000 per year) furloughed, or to cut back on the hours of the three full-time White House calligraphers ($277,050 per year for the trio), or to limit the invaluable work of the chief of staff to the president’s dog ($102,000 per year), or to trim his ridiculous motorcade ($2.2 million). If Ellen DeGeneres wants another dancercize session or Spain holds another clothing sale, the first family will be there before you can say “citizen executive.” Fear ye not, serfs: Austerity may be the word of the week, but the president is by no means in any danger of being forced to live like the president of a republic instead of like a king.

Read the rest of Cooke’s article here.

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  • SADIE

    The image and impact of this image or any other with Mr. Vin Dictive is the byline: Yes, We Can.

  • Mike Devx

    tenant from Hell, indeed!
     
    No really good place to put a comment about our tenant from Hell’s impending visit to Israel.  Obama met with American Jewish leaders recently in preparation for his trip to Israel. I’m pretty sure the Jewish leaders were all liberals.  One of them had this to say:
     
    Marc Stanley, chairman of the National Jewish Democratic Council, was among those who attended Thursday’s meeting. He said Obama reiterated his “unshakeable support for Israel and explained that his upcoming trip will be focused on discussing with his Israeli counterparts the critical issues facing the Jewish state, including Iran, the peace process and Syria.”

    If he really believes those words, I feel very sorry for him.  This trip has nothing to do with advancing the cause of peace *for* Israel; also, it will in no way demonstrate any “unshakable support* for Israel, unless as pure political theater and deception.  If there are any friendly overtures during the Obama trip, they will be delivered by Obama when he is in Hamas territory, or in Jordan, or in Muslim Brotherhood Egypt.  This will be a diplomatic assault on the Netanyahu administration, to try to force them into line with the priorities of the Obama-Hegelian foreign policy, whatever that may be.
     
    Obama’s enemies are not the USA’s enemies.  Obama views only his ideological opponents as enemies.  That includes Netanyahu, and one must hope that he deeply understands this and is not fooled.  Domestically, the GOP continues to be fooled, hence their participation in that summit dinner a few nights back, led by the idiots McCain and Graham.  Do they really think that dinner had anything to do with mending fences, with any genuine effort towards, ahem, *mutual* compromise?  That dinner was about nothing more than advancing the Obama cause of total political destruction of the GOP, but our stalwart GOP-ers can’t see that.  One expects that Benjamin Netanyahu is not similarly fooled.  The man he will be talking to face to face, Obama, seeks only his complete political destruction, and Netanyahu had better know it, every second of those meetings.
     

  • SADIE

    Mike, His trip to Israel is strictly business –  the 2014 elections.