Obama Sucks Up to the Rich Man
Meanwhile, everyday Americans are dealing with the financial pinch by purchasing less expensive food and cutting back on everything from entertainment to major items such as cars and computers. As Michelle Malkin says, "party time is over" in flyover country. That's okay; we still have My Super Sweet 16, Entertainment Tonight, and various awards shows to comfort us. Watching the rich and famous play is almost as good as being rich and famous ourselves. Boy, I sure miss Robin Leach. And by spending less, we're lessening our ghastly carbon footprints that Americans are famous for! It's a win-win situation, unless you're one of the companies that provide goods and services people are no longer purchasing. But as long as greenies like carbon-spewing Al Gore are happy, we should count our blessings, because it's all we'll have left once the stock market finishes tanking.
The Washington Times article linked above points out that the Reagans also sought to mingle with high society. But Ronald Reagan wanted to cut taxes for all taxpayers -- including the wealthy Georgetown set he hobnobbed with. Obama wants to play, but expects them to pay for the privilege.
And what about those people who are eager to cadge an invitation to a party starring Washington's hottest new couple? Are they so bedazzled by the "change" in the social circuit that they can't see what's in front of their noses? Or have they bought into the "guilt by association" game that liberals have been promoting since time immemorial, so therefore being taxed at a disproportionate rate is "fair"?
I say that all of the rich folks who don't believe in voluntary giving to the charity of their choice and want to be taxed at higher rates than the rest of us should just make a big fat check out to the IRS every year. It'd be interesting to see how many of them would actually do it.
So as the Obama administration continues to denigrate wealthy people and tax them accordingly, the Obamas are busy revamping the White House, Michelle's image, and the Washington social scene. Heck, Michelle even received the rare privilege of sharing the cover of the April edition of mega-celebrity Oprah's magazine. (I wonder: would Cindy McCain or Sarah Palin have received the same offer?) If that doesn't send a mixed signal, I don't know what does.
But it's not what Obama says; it's how he says it. And as long as his teleprompter continues to work properly, he'll continue with the same old class envy message. Just don't expect him to eat the same day-old bread you do. Cake is much tastier.