I have to preface what I’m about to say with, “I don’t care how much the Clinton’s paid for Chelsea’s custom invitations, even if they were $150.00 apiece.” Really, I don’t care if the wedding of the century costs $10 million dollars instead of the reported $3 to 6 million.
To Mr. and Mrs. Mark Mezvinsky a heartfelt “Mazel Tov.”
The problem with the gala affair is the ongoing hypocrisy that permeates the air around liberal purveyors of social justice who continue to foster class warfare and stir up jealousy between rich, middle-class and poverty-stricken people. When it comes to how advocates for the underclass comport their personal lives, the most ardent defenders on the left of the underprivileged seem to rival Aristotle Onassis in lifestyle.
Take for example Chelsea Clinton’s upcoming wedding where $675,000 dollars worth of air conditioned glass tents will face the river on the $12 million dollar, gilded age Astor Estate.
Yet, a Clintons blood relative Macy Clinton, who lives on food stamps, will not be attending. Much to their dismay, many of Friends of Bill, better known as F.O.B who donated millions in money and time, didn’t make the cut to what the Clintons are calling an “intimate affair.”
Instead, Hill and Bill will host tony friends like Oprah Winfrey, Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg and Ted Turner and influential dignitaries like British Prime Minister John Major and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Amidst the glitz, glamour and champagne toasts one can’t help but recall Hillary lecturing America on the inequity of the widening gap between the rich and the poor, while expressing “her vision of the Western Hemisphere becoming “a model” for cooperation…for its long-term commitment to closing wide economic inequalities.”
One way to relieve economic burden off the lower and middle class is for politicians like Bill and Hillary Clinton to pay their own way. It remains questionable whether the brides mother and father, who have largely earned hundreds of millions of dollars off the backs of taxpayers and political devotees, are actually paying the tab for 500 close friends at $6,000.00 a head for catering alone.
Bill claims to be footing the bill, but history tells us William Jefferson is not exactly a bastion of veracity.
One sign that the Clinton’s may be the recipient of political perquisites is the news that the power couple won’t be paying for extra safety measures. Instead, the expense will be a coerced wedding gift from the taxpayers of Rhineback, NY to the Mezvinskys. The economic-equity-Clintons are shamelessly passing a collection plate and 8,000 residents of the town where Chelsea and Mark’s wedding is being held are being forced to contribute $.31 cents apiece to ensure the lavish affair is safe.
The Secretary of State chides the affluent for not contributing enough and laments that the “rich are getting richer,” all while living the life of a billionaire elite. A quarter of a million dollars in floral arrangements and a potential Oscar de la Renta wedding gown in no way displays a way of life sensitive the widening gap between the upper and lower classes.
Instead, Hillary Clinton frivolously spends millions on a one-day event, while lecturing America about equity and giving more. How long will the proletariat be subjected to standing on the side lines as gilded horse drawn carriages pass by ferrying charlatans like Bill and Hillary Clinton, a corporation in their own right, on their way to a multi-million dollar wedding after lecturing the nation about the evils of wealth?
Originally posted at American Thinker Blog
The White House has publicly stated Connecticut chameleon Richard Blumenthal’s Vietnam veteran pretense is no big deal. For Democrats, the motto is, “Whatever it takes to get elected.” And if the victory vehicle includes stretching the truth, don’t the ends justify the means?
Blumenthal… found himself on the defensive when the NY Times reported … he had repeatedly claimed that he had served in Vietnam. Blumenthal was in the Marine Reserves during the Vietnam War, but did not serve in Vietnam. Blumenthal says he misspoke about his record unintentionally and that it happened only a few times out of hundreds of public appearances.
If Blumenthal was thinking on his feet, the attorney general should have feigned a head injury to explain poor memory and a shaky grip on the facts.
Unlike Blumenthal, President Obama has mastered the practice of false pretext. So it stands to reason, if charades work for Barry, camouflage should also work for other Democrats running for public office.
Barack pretended to be politically moderate, experienced, post racial, as well as the human embodiment of hope and change. So why shouldn’t fellow Democrats follow the Leader’s lead? Because Barry Soetoro, which is Obama’s real name, has proven to be none of those things.
It works like this, politicians spend a season observing the American electorate and taking copious notes to determine what the public esteems, after which a false persona is fashioned upon the values observed.
Take for instance, as a precursor to seeking the Democrat nomination for President, Hillary Clinton moving to NY from Arkansas. Donning a Yankees cap and running for office in the Empire State, swearing the whole time to never run for higher office then, after becoming junior Senator, running for president.
Or how about a closet Democrat from Pennsylvania running for Senate as a Republican and then governing like a Democrat? Then, when the state shifts left, changing parties in hopes of winning the next election.
In fact, if planning to run for President of the United States, there’s even room for dodging Constitutional restraints, just hide your birth certificate and refuse to produce the original.
If biracial –procure minority votes by distancing yourself from familial, Caucasian heritage. Identify only with African roots and promote yourself as the first, Black, historic…whatever.
Obama was schooled in Indonesia, changed his birth name to an Islamic name then, for political expediency, joined a racist, anti-Semite church pretended to be Christian, ran for office, got elected, after which he never set foot in church again. So why can’t “Nutmeg State” soldier Blumenthal pretend to have participated in combat with the Viet Cong?
Blumenthal impressed potential voters by pretending to be veteran because the attorney general knew Americans respect military service. The Vietnam War has emotional influence over baby boomers, so Richard chose Vietnam.
And what’s the big deal anyway? If double-dealing “happens only a few times,” misspeaking “unintentionally” shouldn’t be held against a potential candidate’s character –just ask Barack, I mean Barry.
Obama aka Soetoro spokesperson Robert Gibbs, when asked about Blumenthal pretending to experience Apocalypse Now style combat in Vietnam, replied, “I have not heard anything from the (White House) political shop that would lead me to believe anything other than our continued support.”
Maybe what the indomitable Gibbs meant to say was, “I have not heard anything from the White House that would lead me believe or recognize anything even remotely resembling the truth?”
I long for the 1980’s when a rugged, rough and tough cowboy was in charge. Now we live in a new age of appeasement where an angry, disdainful, flippant, egotistical President is extending the hand of peace to world dictators, blaming America for being everything he is, which is “…derisive, dismissive and arrogant.”
I remember in the mid-eighties I took my two children roller skating. On a Monday evening in April, my ten-year old son and eight-year old daughter were lacing up their roller skates, while the four-manual Wurlitzer console piped organ was pumping out “Manic Monday” by the Bangles. Simultaneously, Ronald Reagan was in the process of negotiating with the Libyans, with 66 American jets. The subject of the discussion… he wasn’t going to tolerate any level of threat to Americans saying, “When our citizens are attacked or abused anywhere in the world on the direct orders of hostile regimes, we will respond so long as I’m in this office.”
At that time, the Libyans were becoming more of a terrorist threat to the world. They had claimed responsibility for the bombing of a West Berlin disco, killing over 100 people, 40 of whom were American citizens. Ten days later, fighter pilots dropped bombs on Tripoli targeting Kaddafi’s family and killing his 15-month old daughter, Hanna. Reagan went right for Kaddafi’s heart and drove a stake right through it, which is the way you deal with terrorist vampires.
Reagan made sure, before our jets left Libya that the condition of Kaddafi’s coordinated terrorism efforts were in the same state as his compound, severely damaged. One year later, even the New York Times reported that Kaddafi had a reduced profile in terrorism. Brian Jenkins, terrorism expert said, ”The bombing did do one thing – it changed the equation… there is a cost to be paid if one gets caught blatantly sponsoring terrorist actions, and that cost can include military action.”
Fast forward 23 years and on April 5th North Korea initiates act an of blatant terrorist-type taunting by testing their missile delivery system for a nuclear weapon with a three-stage rocket launch over Japan. What did our new President do in response to Kim Jong- Il’s defiant exhibit of non-compliance to the world community? Well…have you ever been to a playground and watched uncomfortably as a 3 year- old throws sand in the other children’s eyes, while the tot’s mother sits on the side lines saying things like, “Johnny, stop it or you’re really gonna get it?” Johnny, terrorizing the entire sandbox, looks up at his mother, grabs another handful of sand and chucks it into his playmate’s eyes, mouths and hair. Johnny’s mother rises about a half an inch off the park bench, finger pointing at the pint-sized horror saying, “Johnny, I really mean it, if you don’t cut it out, I’m coming over there!” Little Junior insolently glares back at his mother and starts to kick sand all over the place with a huge, evil grin on his face, “I’m not kidding Johnny. OK no ice cream for you!” Every person on the playground stares, mouths agape at this absurd interaction, wondering why this beaten down woman doesn’t grab the rebellious monster and follow through on all her hollow threats. Leaving the park, Mommy has ice cream eating Johnny in tow.
That is what we all witnessed when Kim Jong-Il disregarded the threat of consequences emphatically proclaimed by Mr. “Tough” Dad, Barack Obama and “You’re going to get a time-out,” Mom Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State . Hillary stated that, “This provocative action in violation of the United Nations mandate will not go unnoticed and there will be consequences.” Translation: “Kimmy, I’m watching you. If you pick up that sand, after I told you not to, you’re really going to get it” Kimmy throws the sand and Mama Hillary does nothing. An entire sandbox full of children are blinded and spitting sand, while the Administration sits back, in feigned, “…do you believe this kid” frustration, yelling from the park bench offering false, vacant threats. Papa Obama responds by saying, “North Korea broke the rules [duh!]… this provocation underscores the need for action…Kim Jong honey, do you want a cone or a cup?”
On April 15th, on the anniversary of the Libyan strike, if President Reagan was here just as he was 23 years ago, he would not be offering prior warning, participating in discussion, apologizing for America’s past injustices or hoping that an insane, rouge dictator would soften up and change his mind. Next Wednesday, if Ronald “Cowboy” Reagan was in the White House, Kim Jong-Il would receive a real spanking in front of all the kids on the playground and would find out the repercussions of disregarding his warnings by threatening our nation and it’s allies.
Reagan would neutralize Kim Jong-Il, as both a threat and a problem, and the rest of the world would have a very vivid, firm example to refer to when contemplating throwing sand in our direction. Instead, the rest of the hostile world is standing back watching and thinking, “Hmmmmm, if he can get away with that maybe we can too” and before you know it we’re lost in a raging sandstorm.
Newt Gingrich said matter-of-factly, in classic Reaganesque style, that he would have “disabled” the missile. “One morning, just like 9/11, there’s going to be a disaster.” No Newt, not if Obama has anything to say about it, he’s planning to offer North Korea both Alaska and Hawaii if they promise to behave and never to do that again.
Barack Obama has decided on a “We are the World” strategy to disarm the globe of nuclear weapons, while Kim Jong is climbing the missile tower to personally sign, pat and kiss the side of the missile. “President Barack Obama set out his vision for ridding the world of nuclear arms on Sunday, declaring the United States ready to lead steps by all states with atomic weapons toreduce their arsenals .” Obama emptied his hands of sand just hours prior to the North Koreans picking up a big handful and throwing it right in his face. I guess Barry thought we were going to tell little Jongy to play nice and he was going to say, “Oh, alright I will.“
Obama thinks he can load up his teleprompter with niceties and dis-charm his enemies with platitudes and a Colgate smile. His weapon of choice are caring words, welcoming vibes and assigning blame to our nation every time he steps out on the world stage. Obama falsely believes that if he joins the fraternity and agrees with Kim Jong-Il, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez’s opinion of America, he will somehow make them lay down their weapons and animosities toward us. He refuses to acknowledge that he too will be culpable in helping to fuel their hatred and desire to see us annihilated and destroyed. Our own President’s words will be their justification if they succeed.
Naïve, dangerous, inexperienced, idealistic and untested at best! Obama thinks taking the sandbox out of the park is the answer. What he has overlooked, however, is that out-of-control bully Johnny has his pockets filled with gravel and rest assured, little children, he and his gang will be returning to the park to “play.” When Johnny and his posse come back to take us on, we’re going to find ourselves empty handed and unable to defend our nation against the world’s most brutal dictators and tyrants.
President Reagan, I wish we could send Barack Obama back to Chicago and you were here to protect us from these bullies!
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Hillary Clinton has a unique way of removing responsibility from the guilty and censuring the good guys.She is a master of excusing culpability from the offender and in some cases blanketing blame on the innocent.
Remember when Bill Clinton was found to be involved in a sexual liaison with a 22- year old White House intern?Hillary blamed the “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy’s” desire to see her husband undermined for his awkward situation. Even after his affair was revealed, she neither apologized for her statements, nor acknowledged Bill’s inappropriate behavior.
The media’s breathless aspiration to see Obama become the Democratic presidential candidate was Hillary’s excuse for her presidential campaign’s collapse. Not once did she own up to her own quest for presidential power or embarrassing foibles such as her false claim she was targeted by sniper fire in Bosnia as a potential cause of Clinton induced fatigue among the press corps.
In response to violence spilling over the border from Mexico “Washington plans to ramp up border security with a $184 million program to add 360 security agents to…step-up searches for smuggled drugs, guns and cash.”Sadly, while Hillary was busy blaming the United States for bloodshed and mayhem in Mexico, Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio was investigated by federal authorities for abusing the civil rights of illegal immigrants captured while smuggling drugs across the border into Arizona.
Hillary addressed further concern, during her Mexican visit, about U.S. responsibility for outfitting drug lords with night goggles and body armor, which under girds cartel potency enabling them to “… out gun law enforcement officials.” The United States Secretary of State impugned Americans for arming gang members, who beheaded captured Mexican military, but thus far has failed to address disturbing reports that radical Islamic terrorists are presently being trained on American soil.
In Monterrey, Mexico, there was someone who was notorious for a different kind of addiction, the late Manuel Uribe, the fattest man in the world. Hillary blaming the United States for Mexico’s violent drug war is like blaming Manuel’s 1,235 pounds of morbidity on someone with an “insatiable” desire to force feed a grown man. In order to go out-of-doors, Manuel’s compulsion required his method of transportation be a flatbed truck.Similarly, as a result of Mexican drug lords craving for blood-money, power and violence, the same type of vehicle was required to collect 1,235 pounds of Mexican military corpses, beheaded by cartels vying for domination of the smuggling route.
Hillary Clinton has a habit of emphasizing the lesser issue while excusing the greater offense. When addressing the European Parliament the Secretary of State recently expressed the Obama Administration’s sentiment to “Never waste a good crisis.”By vowing to never squander a crisis, Hillary has the option to choose whether to censure or extol the United States of America on a largely hostile world stage.Our Secretary of State should never use her position to defend criminal behavior by third world perpetrators, especially by undermining the American people in the eyes of the international community.
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