Ed Driscoll

Barack Hussein Kardashian?

“Rush Limbaugh says Pres. Obama is turning into ‘the male Kim Kardashian,'” CNS News reports today; click over for a sound clip, but here’s the gist of it:

On his show today, Rush Limbaugh discussed two sweepstakes ads that the Obama campaign is running.  One starring Anna Wintour, Editor of Vogue magazine; and the other with actress Sarah Jessica Parker.  Each promotes a chance for two lucky winners to have dinner at Sarah Jessica Parker’s home in New York for an Obama fundraiser.

Rush Limbaugh says Pres. Obama is turning into “the male Kim Kardashian.”

On his show today, Rush Limbaugh discussed two sweepstakes ads that the Obama campaign is running.  One starring Anna Wintour, Editor of Vogue magazine; and the other with actress Sarah Jessica Parker.  Each promotes a chance for two lucky winners to have dinner at Sarah Jessica Parker’s home in New York for an Obama fundraiser.
“This is such a divorce from reality.   So they’re having this big dinner party, for YOU.  Two people…you could get chosen to have dinner so that Obama and Michelle and Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker can find out what YOU think!”

Rush continued: “This whole thing is a fraud.  Anna Wintour doesn’t want to meet these people.  She’s not interested in what they have to think.  Neither is Obama or Michelle or Sarah Jessica.”

“This is celebrity of the United States kind of stuff.  This is not President of the United States kind of stuff…it’s an indication, once again, how out of touch they really are.”

“He’s becoming Barack Kardashian.  I tell you that’s what he’s becoming.  He is becoming the male Kim Kardashian with this stuff.  And it’s been building.  He is celebrity of the United States, he is not the President.”

The World’s Biggest Celebrity? Hey, it’s not like Americans weren’t warned in 2008 that’s who they were creating:

Similarly, Maureen Dowd, always the last to know, finally goes where Sarah Palin has gone before:

Compare and contrast the following quotes.

Here’s Obama sycophant Maureen Dowd of the New York Times on June 2, 2012.

“In some ways, he’s still finding himself, too absorbed to see what’s not working. But the White House is a very hard place to go on a vision quest, especially with a storm brewing. “

Here’s Sarah Palin at the Republican National Convention on September 3, 2008.

“My fellow citizens, the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of “personal discovery.” This world of threats and dangers is not just a community, and it doesn’t just need an organizer.”

How much do you want to bet Maureen Dowd has absolutely no idea that Palin said it first?

As I’ve written before, the liberal cocoon works both ways in the New York Times, shielding its readers — and its journalists — from reality.

By the way, if you want see Anna Wintour in all her “glory,” I urge you rent The September Issue, which is also available in streaming format at Netflix. It’s a fascinating slow motion train wreck-cum-time capsule of the New York magazine industry at its peak in 2007, as I wrote in December:

Seriously though, it’s a fascinating time capsule of a film, sort of the Titanic or Last Days of Pompeii of the New York magazine industry. And beyond the world of Vogue depicted in the movie itself, of a supremely competent insular liberal Masters of the Universe worldview just before the lights went out on the world’s economy, and elites got what they wanted in the years that followed — good and hard, as Mencken would say. President Obama likes to say that Americans have been pretty soft in recent years; he need only watch this film to see how right he was about his core constituency. When Occupy Wall Street complains of “The One Percent” and their enormous wealth, well, come and see the plutocratic excess inherent in the system.

Oh, and speaking of New York publishing — Henry Blodget of the Business Insider Website blurts, “HOLY CRAP: Look What Just Happened To Newspapers!”

In 2007, the stock of the New York Times Company was trading for about $25 a share.

Today, it’s trading for $6.56.

But it didn’t just happen — and while some of the problems are structural (Blodget blames the decline in advertising, which certainly plays a factor), but some attention must be paid to the tone and content of papers such as the Times.

QED.