Barack took Michelle out for a night on the town. They went to a Broadway show, got a nice hotel in New York. Obama reimbursed the government for their trip, less transportation and security, which probably cost taxpayers a couple of hundred grand.
Every time Barack goes anywhere, the right wing cha-chings. Barack is green and so he should be traveling around in a bullet-proof Prius and wiping his ass with tree bark.
Maybe this is a good strategy. The right could make the Obamas hunker down in the White House for the next 4 years. If the Obama’s want a change of scenery put a tent out on the East Lawn. And bring Michelle a spade so she can head out into the shrubbery. That would make Rush Limbaugh happy. Ok, it would give me a chuckle too.
What did it cost each time Bush wanted to go to Texas and clear brush? Who cares?
Barack and Michelle deserve a night out, more than now and then. And we should pick up the tab to protect them while they try to have a normal marriage.
Today, I parked next to a car that had this bumper sticker: I’ll respect your president like you respected ours. I actually hung around for 10 minutes, all I had, hoping the owner would come back. I get the sentiment and the resentment. But proving you can be as big a butthead as everyone you think is a butthead is still being a butthead.
I thought, I could reason with this person. I share their anger at the horrible, fascistic, jingoistic, toddler-rules way the left behaved for 8 of the most perilous years America has had. The left was ridiculously, childishly irresponsible in their hatred of George Bush.
And all you people who think we red-state types overreacted to the Dixie Chicks diss of GWB on foreign soil? We under-reacted. If you don’t get that, you’re another teenager-at-heart, courageous because coddled. I don’t mean you’re evil or even stupid, just that you’re not an adult.
Getting back to the right-wing adolescent with the stupid bumper sticker–
How about this instead: I’ll respect your president though you never respected ours.