Video: A president of the People, and for the People

February 8, 2012

… is not what we have.

Instead we have a guy who spews left-populist, class warfare rhetoric at his State of the Union addresses campaign speeches while raising beau coup bucks at a high-end fashion show that even some of the Evil One-Percent(tm) might have trouble affording.

Republicans are hammering President Obama for his reelection campaign’s New York City fashion-show fundraiser in a new Web ad debuting Tuesday, arguing the optics of the event are inappropriate while the economy continues to struggle.

The ad opens with shots of the invitation to the event, co-hosted by actress Scarlett Johansson and Vogue editor Anna Wintour. Both have been prominent donors for the president in the past. Subsequent shots of the invitation reveal other big-name attendees, including pop stars Beyonce Knowles and Sean Combs and fashion icons Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg and Vera Wang.

The RNC wasted no time turning this into a commercial:

Yeah, I can see all those out-of-work Obama voters who lost out on the opportunity for thousands of good-paying jobs when President Common Man killed the Keystone pipeline just rushing out to buy $95 scarves, or tote bags with the symbol of Hope and Change plastered all over them. They must be thrilled to see his campaign pandering to millionaire glitterati while they themselves may be choosing between making the mortgage and getting the car fixed.

Keystone. The new HHS contraception regulations. The Gulf drilling “permitorium.” Fabulous taxpayer-paid vacations for Marie Antoinette Michelle. Attacking the Supreme Court. “I won.” And now this. Sometimes I wonder if the Obama campaign isn’t going out of its way to hand the opposition political prime beef in some subtle trap meant to goad conservatives into overreacting and thus scaring moderates.

Or maybe it’s much simpler. Maybe this administration is simply an egregious example of leftist urban academic elitism mixed with a remarkable political tone-deafness.

My bet is on the latter.

via Jazz Shaw

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

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Obama plagiarizes himself?

January 25, 2012

If you’re like me, you were too busy with urgent, pressing matters to watch the President’s State of the Union address last night. You know, things like alphabetizing your DVD collection, or playing Angry Birds. In fact, on Twitter last night I said that I wish presidents would go back to the old tradition of sending a written report to Congress; they’ve become such a pompous  event anymore that they feel like a speech from the throne. Instead, just mail it in.

It seems Obama agrees with me; as this video from the Republican National Committee shows, the President just took his old speeches , rearranged the order, and mailed it in:

Should’ve gone all the way and put a stamp on it, sir, and spared people the disruption of their TV night.

PS: I wonder if “Professor” Obama would ever have let his law-school classes get away with such cheap work?

PPS: On a more serious note, here’s the official Republican response, delivered by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)