It’s narrow-minded to view Obama as solely responsible
We like to blame Obama for a lot of things but in reality, it’s just the natural order of things which he just happens to be currently in charge of. This is how I look at it, every single president has been a liberty vampire.
Every single one takes more and more power and destroys more and more liberty.
Obama just has the unfortunate position of coming after Bush II. Bush II and Dick Chaney killed off so much of the Bill of Rights that all that was left for Obama to do would be so damning that it would be easy to notice and get all mad about.
But the reality is that if McCain had won in 2008 or Romney in 2012, we’d be in the same exact predicament. And that’s because government is a bunch of power drunk, money hungry assholes that don’t give a fuck about you or me.
If Obama was president in 1994 and Clinton was president now, Obama would have Clinton’s delusional legacy and we’d all be hating on Clinton. But the reality is that Obama’s only doing what any other neo-liberal/conservative would have done.
We lost this country a long, long time ago to the war and banking machinery. It just took 100+ years to finally notice it.
Obama’s just standing on a large mountain of dead bodies that have been piling up for hundreds of years. He didn’t create the mountain, he just decided to be one of the few that contributes to it, yet all of a sudden we realize the mountain is there and alas Obama is perched on the peak. So it’s our natural inclination to claim him as the responsible party. Yet, he’s nothing more than a temporary contributor. A watchman just waiting to have his shoulder tapped in 8 years by the next Tyrant-in-Chief.
Obama demands $1,000 per handshake
I wonder what a fist bump would cost you?
Bomb sniffing dogs could be seen around Greenfield Village in Dearborn as officials prepared for President Barack Obama’s visit on Wednesday.
Supporters lined up bright and early to get in the door at The Henry Ford, including Lonnie Peek, who handed over $1,000 to stand in a rope line and shake the President’s hand.
Peek said paying that price will mean a bit of a sacrifice, but it’s worth it.
“A thousand dollars is a lot of money. But other folks are kickin’ in for their candidates, so what you do is you bite the bullet,” Peek said. “You wanna have your conscience good, to feel that this is what I did.
“You know, you go without a couple of meals. We can miss a couple meals,” he said.
Yikes! Missing meals to shake Obama’s hand? Also, Mr. Peek probably couldn’t afford to go to one of Obama’s $35k per plate fundraisers.
So, what’s Obama saying here?
“I’ll only shake your hand if you’re a member of the 1%”
But he’s a man of the people! Perhaps this is a genius Robin Hood inspired plan that involves charging the ultra-wealthy ridiculous amounts of money that will go towards providing more “fairness” to others. Yea, yea, that’s it.
He’s stealing money from people, but not really stealing. More like forcing them to willfully hand it over. Robbery without the knowledge that one is being robbed. It’s brilliant if you think about it.
Or perhaps this is boost his already ginormous ego. He’s trying to raise the most money any campaign has ever raised and break the billion dollar mark. And therein lies the problem I have with Obama. His message that he ran on and was elected on is the polar opposite of his actions since winning office. He’s all about the people, he says, yet he holds $35,000 dinners and charges $1,000 for a handshake.
A freaking handshake.
You’re a politician, your job is to shake hands with the people. Hell, you’re goal is to shake hands with as many people as possible. Meet and greet them. Listen to them. Even pretend to care about what they care about. You’re supposed to be accessable to all walks of American citizens, not just those willing to go out on a $35,000 dinner date or those with $1,000 of cash burning a hole in their pocket.
You’re the #1 citizen of the American people. You’re job is to represent us, not alienate us. A $1,000 for a handshake? You’re kidding me, right? How much is it to take a picture with you? Priceless? Come on, Mr. President. Your campaign war chest is has as much money as anyone in the history of US Politics has ever had. You can buy and sell the GOP, yet you’re still charging $1,000 for someone to get in a line like a sheep, wait an ungodly amount of time just so they can breath the same CO2 you expel for 10 seconds?
Obama’s lost touch with who he was before taking office, or at least the man he told us he was. The man with the hole in his shoes. The man who was willing to roll his sleeves up and help you get some work done. The man who’d lace ‘em up and shoot some hoops at a local park. That man doesn’t exist anymore, yet he and the media still want us to believe he does. The ‘Average Joe’ is gone. He’s been replaced by a man of the establishment. A man who makes nearly a million dollars a year, who’s net worth puts him in the 1%. A man whose family spends $10+ million dollars on vacations. A man that sees himself as a celebrity and who fraternizes with the social elite.
Now that I think of it in those terms, what’s a $1,000 to meet a rock-star, demi-god? Now only if we could find someone in America that had a $1,000 laying around.