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Did Barack Obama Wear Women’s Shoes in Minnesota?

high-heels-20Originally posted at American Thinker

Barack “Yes we can” Obama has already proven that he’s big on slogans. Leaving behind FORWARD, and of course ‘Hope and Change…We Can Believe In,’ the president’s newest catchphrase is “In the shoes,” which describes loafer-lover Barack Obama attempting to reconnect with everyday Americans by metaphorically slipping into other people’s shoes.

To infuse added relatability into his plans to do future ‘in the shoes’ walkabouts, the White House is officially calling Obama’s planned encounters with the unwashed masses a “day-in-the-life” series, wherein the POTUS leaves his billionaire friends and devoted low-maintenance wife behind to venture forth onto the highways and byways of lower-class America.

I like to think of it as sort of a real-life version of that old Frank Sinatra tune, “A Day in the Life of a Fool.” Except in this case, the fool is the president.

The moccasins that Obama walked the first mile in belonged to Twin Cities mom Rebekah Erler, a woman from St. Anthony, Minnesota who supposedly came up with the idea all by herself to write the president and invite him to spend the day learning about the drudgery of everyday life. 

Inspired by Rebekah’s letter, Barack Obama rose to the occasion and is now embarking on what could be described as a sort of Hillary Clinton listening tour involving feet instead of ears and footgear instead of folding chairs.

Rebekah wrote and told the president she was frustrated because “those things, those little extras that make you feel like you’re making it, being able to put money aside for your kids’ college, going on vacation… You can’t do those anymore.” And whose fault is that?

Meanwhile, the president has no time to worry about missing IRS emails, or if ISIS is conquering Iraq, or if the broadest measure of economic growth, the GDP, contracted by 3%. Why? Because this president is all about priorities, and his current priority includes responding to Rebekah by squeezing his size 12 brogans into her pink flip-flops and taking a leisurely stroll around the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

In the run-up to the Minnesota visit, the president began identifying with the little people by breathing all over some Mexican food. Apparently, Barry got so excited about a burrito bowl at a Woodley Park Chipotle restaurant in Washington DC that he lost his head and did the unthinkable by crossing the sneeze guard border. 

By doing so, Obama was able to make everyone feel accepted and loved by sharing germs similar to the ones dispersed by the illegal restaurant workers behind the counter scooping out the Tomatillo-Green Chili. 

Purposely contaminating the food could have just been the president’s way of acknowledging that since the swine flu has infiltrated the borders of the U.S. and the superbug MDR-TB now threatens many lives, America feels that the mutual sharing of contagions is a great way for new friends to show how much they care.

On that note, Obama had this to say about his scheduled ‘in the shoes’ trip to Minnesota:

What I’m hoping to do when I get a chance to see Rebekah directly is to tell her that not only am I listening and paying attention, but there are actually policies out there that could be making a difference in her life if we could get Washington to work on her behalf.

What Barack Obama, who usually acts like he’s got political attention deficit disorder, was attempting to convey is that, unlike his political adversaries, he really does understand that despite Rebekah’s concerns about college and vacations, the only real worry American women have is whether or not they’ll get free birth control and unlimited access to abortion.

Hey, here’s an idea! Maybe instead of strolling around town with Rebekah pretending to be an actual human being, Obama should take the time to ‘listen and pay attention’ to the voices of those Americans who overwhelmingly reject Obamacare, are appalled at the IRS scandal, want to see Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi freed from a Mexican jail, and who fear MS-13 gang members and children with Third-World diseases streaming across our borders.

Prior to the visit, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer spoke out about the president’s “day in the life”/“in the shoes” plans, saying that “The president is going to visit a community, spend the whole day there, talk to small business owners, families, workers, and get a real sense of what’s happening in America.”

So, judging by what Pfeiffer said, well into his second term President Obama still doesn’t know “what’s happening in America” and apparently needs a day-long walking tour in a woman’s shoes to find out. 

Mr. Obama did visit Rebekah’s community and hosted a town hall meeting where, if he had wanted to, he could have explained in more detail his ‘share the wealth’ philosophy with those whose wealth he’s been sharing for six years.

As for those poor, struggling small business owners and out-of-work workers Dan Pfeiffer was talking about, it’s surprising that the POTUS didn’t feel moved to remind the former again that they “didn’t build that,” and if he really wanted to make friends and influence people, maybe he should have invited the latter to Matt’s Bar in Minnehaha Park for a stuffed cheese “Jucy Lucy” burger, not exactly on Michelle Obama’s approved list of healthy eating alternatives. 

He did none of that.

After the Minnesota “day-in-the-life” was said and done, what it all really meant was that, as the midterm elections draw near, the best the Democrats can come up with is to have Barack Obama replicate what worked for ex-Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank, which was to charm potential voters by walking around town in women’s shoes.

Barack Obama and the Four-Year-Old, Dorset, Minnesota Mayor

tuftsOriginally posted at Clash Daily

Ever since Barack Obama became president, the trend to elect unprepared, inexperienced leaders has been catching on.  Case in point: the mayor of Dorset, Minnesota is four-year-old Robert “Bobby” Tufts.  Amazingly, Bobby was three years old when he first ran for mayor and won the election.

After all, Barack Obama is currently administrating America.  That’s why fedora-wearing Bobby, who is intellectually, politically, and experientially on par with the preschooler occupying the White House, is more than qualified to assume the mayoralty of a small town in Minnesota.

For the record, Dorset is home to only 22-28 residents, but populace, or lack thereof, is not the point.  The point is that Barack Obama has set the tone, and since his emergence on the political scene, toddler-types with political aspirations can now have confidence that if they run for political office, they too can win. That’s what happened with Bobby Tufts: he emulated Barack Obama, ran for an office he was unqualified for, and won!

Now that both guys are on the job we can see that Bobby and Barry have similar attributes: Bobby likes ice cream and fishing, Barry enjoys shave ice and pick-pocketing American taxpayers.

After one year in office, like Barry, Bobby is now planning to run for a second term. In Dorset, voting takes place at the Taste of Dorset Festival.  Here’s how it works:  mimicking the voting practices currently taking place around America, money and multiple votes are key.

Remember when Barack Obama, armed with lots of money, paid ACORN workers to ensure Obama supporters voted multiple times, even if they were dead?  Well, in Dorset, names are thrown into a hat, and for $1 a ballot, people can vote as many times as they want.

Much like Obama, who pulled the strings during the last two elections, as mayor, Bobby will be the one pulling the name out of the hat at this year’s Taste of Dorset Festival and hopes the name he pulls will be his own.

Despite his inexperience, youth and spoof-like stint in office, whenever he’s spotted walking around town eating ice cream, residents greet Bobby with shouts of “Mr. Mayor.”

Like Barry, Bobby is his own best advocate and is constantly about the business of campaigning.   One side of the promotional card he hands out shows Bobby, who loves fishing as much as Obama loves golfing, decked out with a tan fishing vest over a suit jacket. The other side of the card shows Bobby sitting in a porch swing with his girlfriend, Sophie, who looks nothing like Michelle Obama.

The card reads, “I would love to be your Mayor as much as I love Sophie”; that sentiment is reminiscent of Obama, who loves being president almost as much as he loves himself.

Bobby, like Obama, doesn’t do much except greet visitors who come to Dorset, a northern Minnesota lake town known for resorts, tourism, and restaurants. So, in other words, for those on vacation, Bobby, like President Barry, who also is well-schooled in vacationing, meets and greets people; and other than that does little else.

Oh, wait! Even after the election, Barry is still continually fundraising. In like manner, Bobby enjoys raising money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley in Fargo, N.D.

Barack Obama has already set the standard – holding public office doesn’t necessarily mean accomplishing much. Yet, in the realm of completing election objectives, Bobby Tufts has managed to far outweigh Barack Obama. How? Well, little Bobby managed to make ice cream the top of the food pyramid in Dorset. Among Mayor Tufts’ stated favorite flavors are “Chocolate. And vanilla. Strawberry. Cotton candy,” and the always politically correct, “rainbow sherbet.”

In the position for a year now, Emma Tufts, Bobby’s mom, sounding a lot like a besotted Obama supporter in denial, shared that she believes “he’s doing a fine job.”

What’s the opinion of other supporters? Well, because the description could apply to either politician, it’s unclear whether Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes was referring to Bobby Tufts or Barack Obama when he said the following: “I think he’s a cute little bugger and I think a lot of people share the same, you know, opinion as me, and it’s neat. You know, how often do you see a little kid like that who’s – call `em camera-friendly or whatever, you know – he’s got a very good little personality, and he’s not afraid to show it. So I think it’s great.”

If it’s Bobby the sheriff is talking about, then kudos to Barack Obama, who’s accomplished little besides opening the door for other “cute little buggers” with similar abilities and interests to embark on a future in politics.

Which means that, thanks to America’s seriously stunted president, there is now a way for other “camera friendly or whatever” preschoolers like himself to rise to the level of world leader after having their name pulled out of a hat.

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