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NOT WORKING: OBAMA’S PRESS CONFERENCE HIDING BEHIND A LITTLE GIRL’S SKIRT

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Using a child as a theatrical prop seems to fit the Chicago Crew Way: Barack Obama threw his own daughter under-the-bus and ensured he had the biggest media coverage for that event — lots of photographs, lots of witnesses, big talk to wrap around the props, go-for-the-tears, go-for-the-heartstrings.

“Did you plug the hole, Daddy?”

So said Obama in his latest — and quite rare — press conference from the White House without any U.S. flags (but a chintz golden curtain) when asked about what he was going to do about the Gulf Oil Spill, the nation’s worst oil spill disaster, continuing and putridly fouling the Gulf Coast and the Gulf of Mexico and affecting many people’s livelihoods for, likely, a long time to come.

“Did you plug the hole, Daddy?”

So responded Obama, that his daughter asked him during his morning shave. Well, DID he? Has he waved his hand yet and commanded the oil to cease flowing, for the waters to “hope” and the lives of millions to become “change”? Here we’ve all been working under Obama’s earlier command to “leave the family alone” but he throws the family in and under-the-bus at any handy moment.

The worst oil spill disaster in U.S. history and Obama makes it all about him. And not about answers to questions of his job responsibilities, not really. He claims he “will not rest until” this disaster is resolved, yet, he appeared to be lounging eagerly on his way to Chicago and afterward, sleeping soundly and well after his meal that included champagne, wine, caviar, quail eggs and Kobi Beef a few days earlier in San Francisco. All that “not resting” is sure chock-full of luxuries and a lot of time for another vacation, now, isn’t it?

Obama is to “tour” the Gulf Oil Spill today, to take all of three hours to do so — now that is “not resting,” isn’t it? Three full hours of not resting and a week ahead of vacation, a vacation that will avoid dutiful service for the fallen heroes of our nation in Arlington Cemetery this Memorial Day but it will include returning to D.C. for a Paul McCartney concert. Now that is really not resting.

What many of us witness in and from Obama is a disconnect of serious proportions from the concerns, beliefs and expectations of Americans. We see a man luxuriating in obtuse realities and grandiose statements that are contradicted by actions, as if he either isn’t all there mentally or he’s intentionally misleading people for some cruel enjoyment — likely, it is a lot of both.

“Did you plug the hole, Daddy?”

Blob-Blue Reference and More:

Worst Press Conference Since “I Am Not A Crook”
— from Wizbang by HughS

Drowning in the spill – O’s still bungling the crises
— from the New York Post

Spill Risks Turning Into Obama’s Katrina
— from The Financial Times by Edward Luce, via Free Republic

A Disaster With Many Fathers
— by Charles Krauthammer

Now it’s Obama’s disaster
— by Boston Herald Editorial Staff

Gauging Harm to Ecosystem Could Take Years
— from The Wall Street Journal

Spill Tops Valdez Disaster — BP Pauses, Then Resumes Pumping ‘Mud’ Into Broken Well; Regulator Resigns
— from The Wall Street Journal

Obama to skip Arlington Memorial Day wreath laying
— from American Thinker by Jeannie DeAngelis

Blob-Blue Earlier Post:

PARTY TIME: OBAMA ESCAPES SWIRLING DUTIES OF JOB, TAKES ANOTHER VACATION, GULF OIL SPILL STILL SPEWING, ARLINGTON CEMETERY OFFICIALLY IGNORED


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