Monday, August 24, 2009

$35,000 A Week

Barack Obama has decided to take a summer vacation. He has a very big job y'know, so he's off to Martha's Vineyard with Michelle and the girls--and Bo too, I presume--for a much needed rest. The Anointed One will relax with his family on an estate that rents for $35,000 a week. You read that right; $35,000 a week! But not to worry. Barack Obama is independently wealthy due to book sales so he'll be paying that outrageous sum himself. And his devotees couldn't be happier about it. But let's think about this for a minute.

Suppose John McCain had won the '08 election. Now suppose that the economy was in the same dire straits under him as it now is under Obama. Can you imagine how the MSM would be crying foul if President McCain was paying $35,000 to rent a vacation estate at a time when unemployment hovered near 10%? We'd almost certainly get a steady diet of stories on how uncaring Republicans were and how McCain's very expensive vacation epitomized that. President McCain would be harassed with questions about why he didn't spend that money on the poor. Come on, you know that's what would happen if McCain had done this. But when Obama does it it's alright.

Barack Obama is the darling of the media. He can spend more money on his vacation than millions of Americans earn in a year and it's just fine. After all, the Golden Child needs his rest; he's breaking a sweat running up the deficit, surrendering to our enemies, and apologizing for America's very existence. After doing all that anyone would be tired. So Obama is perfectly within his right to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a vacation. A vacation.

Must be nice.


Skunkfeathers said...

I don't believe he's spending his own money. I'll be seeing the bill for my share in '10.

Anonymous said...

And it must be rough to be able to take a vacation after only 8 months on the job. How many of the rest of us can do that? And like Skunkfeathers said, I don't believe he is spending the money himself. After all, his money comes from us doesn't it?

And another thing about McCain if he had taken a vacation now......the MSM would have a field day about how he is taking a vacation after only holding the position of President for 8 months! How rude!

Tom said...

The "one" cannot do no wrong ... according to the media.