No one likes a hypocrite. No one likes to be told, “Do as I say not as I do.” The Obamas and liberals in general are the biggest hypocrites around. Of course, there are a lot of Republicans and so-called Conservatives who are hypocrites. We need to take care of them in 2012 along with the Democrats. Let’s not fall into the trap by saying, “At least they’re our hypocrites.”
A wave of articles appeared this week that show the galling hypocrisy of the Obamas. The first is a story about a Los Angeles fundraiser. Here’s how Keith Koffler of the White House Dossier tells it:
The White House wants you to see President Obama bash the rich, and everyone in the press corps is invited to cover the various rallies and speeches where he claims average people can’t get a break and the wealthy aren’t paying their fair share of taxes.
What the White House doesn’t want you to see is Obama schmoozing the rich so that he can pocket some of their money for his campaign.
Nothing could be more ostentatious than a Los Angeles fundraiser, replete with movie stars, athletes, and cinema moguls who embody the very exclusivity and bejeweled abundance Obama is not supposed to be about.
So not surprisingly, news photographers were barred from both of Obama’s L.A. fundraisers Monday. The best the public could do was get bare-bones written descriptions of the events that give only a hint of the lavishness that surrounded the president.
Tickets cost $35,800 per person. Some of that money could have paid for the diapers Democrats in Connecticut claim they need to help poor families.
Then there’s the San Francisco fund raiser where President Obama spoke before hundreds of donors at a $7,500-a-plate noontime fundraiser. Not a not a single local reporter was allowed inside to cover the event. Instead, a hand-picked cadre of Washington-based reporters was let in.
“It seems the Obama campaign has calculated that taking a small hit from political reporters being denied access is a safer course of action than opening the event to reporters and cameras and risking an embarrassing YouTube moment,” said former longtime KTVU-TV political editor Randy Shandobil.
Not to be outdone in the hypocrisy department is he president’s wife. Michele has been telling Americans how to eat. Apparently, when the First-Lady appeared on Paula Deen’s cooking show, Michelle was quite the eater:
MICHELLE OBAMA is now furious with Southern cooking queen PAULA DEEN for crowing that the first lady, a healthy-eating advocate who’s waging a war against childhood obesity, pigs out on fattening foods.
The First-Lady believes Deen is trying to sabotage her husband’s 2012 election bid:
She’s no different than the rest of us,” Paula said about Michelle in a new interview. Paula added: “She probably ate more than any other guest I ever had on the show! She kept eating even during commercials. Know what (the Obamas’) favorite foods are? Hot wings. Y’know – those kinds of foods that aren’t necessarily top-of-the-list healthy foods.”
Bon appetit. Vote early and vote often in 2012.