I misspoke on last Sunday’s stellar edition of The Teri O’Brien Show when I said that last Friday, on the day the horrific job numbers were released, the One got out of Dodge and attended four fundraisers. Wrong. He actually attended SIX fundraisers, one of which had a ticket price of $50,000 a plate. No question about it: he’s a man of the people.
The mask is off. His leaving town on the day that those anemic job creation numbers were released shines a bright light on an already obvious truth: he has given up any pretense of actually doing the job he was elected to do. Citizens of the state of Illinois are quite familiar with political insiders getting perq-rich no show jobs. The Obamas have personally, and happily, benefited from that practice. He had one after he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004, and spent most of his time running for president. His repellant wife, who recently assured the soft-headed audience of ABC’s “The View” that she will always “serve,” had a $300,000 a year “public service job” ridding her hospital employer of indigent patients. That “essential” position was eliminated as soon as Mooch left for D.C., which I’m sure was a complete coincidence.
Seeing the continuing poor performance of our economy, and knowing the suffering associated with it, some executives might have wanted to stay in town and actually try to figure out some solutions. Perhaps he could have considered calling together the leaders of Congress and his crackerjack economic team to hammer out some steps to make things better. Not this bunch. Things are really terrible? What better time for a road trip! It worked for the Deltas in “Animal House,” no?
Or maybe they should have just had a toga party