by Chris Stevenson
If your last name is Obama and you live at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., then you have been the subject of a barrage of off-handed remarks that were tragically well-intentioned. The latest attack on First Lady Michelle’s physique comes from republican Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI). He was overheard on the 21st saying “she lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself.”
Sensenbrenner; a white male who seems even more bloated than Rush Limbaugh (yes the same Rush who last February claimed her figure does not compare to those of “Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue” models) is the latest in a long line of Michele-hatas. The height of this absurdity you’ll recall, had to do with actual criticism of tops that she wears that expose her well-toned bare arms. Yet the real kicker is more than just her right to bare arms, it’s what those two obese men chose to compare her with. I have yet in my lifetime ever chosen to recall a First Lady that motivated me to compare her the women that have graced the cover or pages of SI’s most famous wintertime pullout.
In hindsight there is of course nothing wrong with Michelle’s shape. Since I have never required Laura, Hillary, Barbara, Nancy, or Pat to take the SI photo-shoot, then why would any man make this comparison regarding Michelle? Unless of course there are other factors at play here, and by that I don’t mean healthy foods.
Sad to say that was the good news. A few days earlier a former Tea Party candidate and libertarian in California named Manson went to his Facebook page and called for the outright assassination of the President: “Assassinate the f—–g n—-r and his monkey children.” It’s believed Jules Manson was upset over one of Obama’s military policy matters. Though he or Facebook later deleted the not-so-veiled threat, the hateful words remained on his wall long enough to attract hundreds of comments against him. Once again the MAO Syndrome rears it’s ugly head, once again the President is smoking out the racists without even trying. Is it possible some of these people didn’t even know they were racist prior to his getting elected?
You would think this particular guy knows he has a last name that works against him (not to mention he is said to live in a trailer). Mason posted a weak apology that seems to also reprimand people who judged him over his vile words that he says were “careless emotionally driven remarks” (that’s right folks, we’re the problem, not Jules). As expected he got a visit from the Secret Service the following Monday and they spoke with him and searched his home and computer. While he claims the matter is over, the New York Daily News quotes a source that says “it’s an open investigation.” Let’s hope that’s not the only thing opening for Mr. Manson, prison doors should be opening for him before too long also. He deserves to be made an example of regardless of whatever risks there are of making him into a martyr.
Just before the Christmas weekend Hollywood actor Matt Damon-a well-known Obama supporter seems to have fallen for the same trick more than a few others have, breaking with Obama over 2nd-hand information: “I’ve talked to a lot of people who worked for Obama at the grassroots level. One of them told me ‘never again, I will never be fooled by a politician.'” Damon went on, “you know, a one term President with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better.” Barack can’t seem to get a break with some of these people. The Rev. Jesse Jackson once wanted to cut his balls off (you don’t hear about him murmuring his desire to cut Rod Blagojevich’s balls off, whose illegal antics kept his son Jesse Jr. from being the IL Senator) and Damon wants him to have balls. Must be Christmas. LOL! Damon has been critical of Obama before, last April Obama shot back “well Matt, I saw ‘The Adjustment Bureau’… right back atcha buddy.'”
Damon’s latest salvo at the President came just prior to the signing of the $858 billion payroll tax cut bill.
Still young and gullible like a huge majority of Obama’s liberal/democratic critics are, Damon’s latest salvo at the President came just prior to the signing of the $858 billion payroll tax cut bill that extends the Bush-era tax cuts while extending unemployment benefits for 13 months, and a one year social security tax cut that should save workers $1,000. The same signing that GOP pundits accused republicans of having no balls. Hmmm. So it is, a President who has kept over 80% of his campaign promises, having to serve a country of hard-to-please extremist to Bourne-loser-voters obsessed with his and his family’s anatomy. Who needs a vacation?
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