Sunday, May 23, 2010

Welcome to Club 1600 – The Ultimate Escape From Reality

As you read the story below and view the pictures I want you to keep this quote from Obama in you mind: 
"We saw 400,000 jobs lost in the auto industry in the year before this restructuring even began. I will not pretend the hard times are over. Difficult days lie ahead. More jobs will be lost. More plants will close. More dealerships will shut their doors, and so will many parts suppliers.
"But I want you to know that what you're doing is making a sacrifice for the next generation." -- Obama June 2009 on the auto bailouts 

Byron York Washington Examiner: Wednesday night’s White House state dinner for Mexican President Felipe Calderon was, as far as the dinner itself was concerned, a fairly routine, if sumptuous, affair.  The East Room was a grand setting, and First Lady Michelle Obama brought in a favored Chicago chef to put together a complex and expensive menu.  “The main course of Oregon wagyu beef came with a Oaxacan black mole sauce with more than 20 ingredients that takes days to come together,” reported the Associated Press.
Of course state dinners are supposed to be special.  But where the Obama/Calderon affair really hit the heights was in the festivities after the dinner, which took place in a huge tent — the word “tent” doesn’t quite do it justice — set up on the South lawn.  As the AP reported:
R&B diva Beyonce topped the entertainment bill for the dinner, taking place in the East Room of the White House, with the action later moving to a luxury marquee on the South Lawn of the presidential mansion. The marquee, the size of two-thirds of a football field, decked out in elaborate black decor and nightclub-style lighting, featured a stage and baskets of flowers and models of Monarch butterflies dangling from the ceiling.
It was a scene the most ostentatious party-giver would have envied: the White House turned into a luxurious, high-dollar nightclub. (Club 1600, perhaps?) But there’s no need for further description, because the White House photographer has posted several pictures of the action on the White House Flickr photostream, and they tell the story best.  For example, there’s this shot of the crowd listening to the entertainment: ...

You know what this spectacle reminds me of, all those dime store dictators and despots who live high off the hog as their people suffer. Castro and Kim Jung Il readily come to mind. Perhaps this “let them eat cake” attitude really is part of the statist ideal.

It really chafes me when I think how this gaudy display was paid for with money stolen from our children’s future and for what? To celebrate a little lying hypocrite who comes over here to bad mouth one of our states? This is just too much to be believed. 

If any of the GOP 2012 hopefuls are really smart, they will uses these images for one hell of an attack ad.


Just a conservative girl said...

A. That man can't dance.

B. Image matters and this is not a good image.

While I am sure that Beyonce performed for free, but that party had to call a small fortune and we are also still in the middle of two wars.

Angie Lee said...

So much for leading by example. And tightening your belts. Or moving out of your comfort zones (in the words of MO).

This man had an amazing opportunity to do things none before him ever had, yet he has chosen to ignore and even disparage that chance.

Who is the ONE MAN in America with the power to close the racial divide - and has instead deliberately used every weapon available to widen it?

Who is the ONE MAN in America with the chance to restore this nation to greatness - and has instead deliberately used every weapon available to bring her to her knees?

Who is the ONE MAN in America with the means of bringing fiscal sanity back to W-DC and would quickly gain the backing of EVERY American, albeit slowly and with tremendous effort in resisting the wailing and flagellation from the left - and has instead DELIBERATELY USED EVERY WEAPON AVAILABLE TO KICK US FACE-FIRST INTO THE MUD AND STAND ON THE BACK OF OUR COLLECTIVE HEAD?

Barack Obama. I had such hope for him once. That seems like a lifetime ago, even though it has been less than 2 years. People joke about "drinking the Obama Kool-Aid," but more and more I get the gut feeling that we are on course for a national scale Jonestown, healthcare and financial reform the Kool-Aid and regulatory agencies the machinery to force us to partake unwillingly of this lethal libation offered up by an out-of-control polity.

Clifton B said...


You had better believe that this thing cost a pretty penny. Waygu steaks go for about $150 per lb. That certainly doesn't sound like recessionary living to me.

Clifton B said...

Angie Lee:

Comment of the day! You are so right, Obama was given more than so many presidents before him, an adoring press, both houses of congress, an electrified electorate and international good cheer. All he has done is to squander all of that in a reckless pursuit of the failed European model. Pitiful.

Janelle said...

There is an entire convoy of images to choose from, Clifton. There is a problem with many incumbents using them as they have been feeding off the same table. Time for new blood. Until the need arises to move them right back into the public sector for being seduced by D.C., also known as delusional corruption.

Anonymous said...

This scene is reminiscent of previous dictators in places like South America, or Eastern European countries, who lived lavish lifestyles while their people struggled in the shadow of fiscal disaster. It's breathtakingly arrogant.

"The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more." --Michelle Obama

"For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction." -- Michelle Obama

This one is particularly galling upon reflection now:

"Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed." -- Michelle Obama

Adrienne said...

These poseurs have a soiree every week. Press is pretty silent about that. Not to mention his golf and basketball.

Not to be catty (ok - this is catty) buuuuut MO looked like a Diana Ross wannabee. Trashy and classless!

Gorges Smythe said...

I heard a rumor that he was going to change the name from "The White House" to "Neverland Place." Of course you know what they say about rumors: If you haven't heard a good one lately, start one!

ozzie said...

This infuriates me so much that I feel I should not have access to any public forum at the time-

This POTUS sees himself as a fighter for the people, yet is willing to indulge in all the extravagances that do not represent the people. He is a "victim", yes it's a joke- of what Johah Goldberg's book has said and what Saul Alinsky says: A liberal can not do wrong because when they do, they cease to be a liberal; and say one thing, do another.

I will bring down my current analysis of this POTUS- Think of me as you may, but I am confident I am right (this has not been refined since I only wrote this in my notebook this evening).

Bear with me-

The engineering of the collapse of the world's governments to usher in an era of UN leadership is Obama's goal.

Obama knows that it will mean a decline in his administration due to a suffering of all Americans.

Because of that, he is feverishly trying to set all of this into place internationally, because if the common man suffers to long, he will blame those in power.

The pieces of the puzzle are being put together broadly, in an attempt to minimize the "civilian casualties". He intends to bring the collapse of Capitalism swiftly and completely using a Socialist "shock and awe" tactic".

The U.N. will be the new allegiance which is already in process of being established.

He would, ideally, like for the collapse to come in his second term, but since the timeline is yet to be defined, the sooner the better because he has his power and the power of the Congress.

In his mind he sees a relatively quick and "painless" death of Capitalism. He believes that this is the truly benevolent action. Obama sees Capitalism as the oppressor of the majority and seeks to re-make the world. The good he thinks he will bring will far outweigh the suffering to come. He thinks he is taking down the tyrant he believes to be Capitalism, and that he brings the "new" way- Socialism.

I'm not kidding, that's what I think- I might be a bit loony or paranoid, but you have to really think! Are all of these people in power just that dumb? NO, they know what they do and it is all intentional. There is no such thing as coincidence. No one can honestly believe that people that have made their way to such seats of power are dumb enough to make small mistakes. They are all strategical moves to accomplish something at our expense.

Do your part and get involved in local politics and then vote, but do not forget that most are too ignorant to choose to get involved so speak the truth to them and hope that they choose to make a difference in what I think is inevitable.

Few choices in our lives will be as important as those we make in the next few months. Lets, at least, allow for ourselves to be able to honestly say that we did something to fight back.

moon816 said...

You know clifton this reminds me of what happened in Philippines almost 30 yrs ago. Dictator/President Marcos & his wife Imelda threw extravagant dinners while the people are suffering from poverty & high unemployment. they were in power for decades but they were thrown out by the people & they elected a WOMAN President who brought the freedom back to the people.

Left Coast Rebel said...

The latest ridiculous infringement. Wake up America!

Maggie Thornton said...

Clifton, you ask "for what?" To celebrate a little lying hypocrite who comes over here to bad mouth one of our states? This is just too much to be believed.

Exactly. Linked here:

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