Here’s our Dear Leader Barack Obama said on the campaign trail…
“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK,” Obama said. “That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen,” he added.
Here’s what he did in the first week in office.
(NY Times) The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.
“He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”
I repeat: Obama: “That’s not leadership, that’s not going to happen.”
The issue in and of itself, is nothing big. Had he not wagged his finger at voters during the election about dumb issues like thermostat levels, I would say: “Go ahead, dude. Crank it high enough to create thunderstorms in the Oval Office. What do I care?”
It would be one thing to be an honest liberal, who says “Here’s my ideas. They are liberal. I make no apologies. I think they are right. I plan on implementing them.” And as long as he walked the walk, then I can respect that.
But nobody likes a hypocrite, and nobody likes to be lectured to. Obama has already done a lot of both.
And of course, I’m not even getting on the fact that he’s a guy who patted Joe The Plumber on the head and explained how raising taxes is good….. AND THEN NOMINATES TWO TAX DODGERS to positions in government!
It’s going to be a long, long, four years.
End of rant. Yes We Can. Hope and Change. Historic occasion. Yada yada.