Obama's pathetic political optics: Tone-deaf and arrogant.
By Andrew Malcolm
It's probably safe to surmise that if, as he did, Barack Obama
bothered to set up a formal teleprompter in the manure-sprinkled dirt of
a rodeo arena for remarks to a captive crowd back in 2008, he doesn't
care much what people think.
To be sure, he and his sleeveless wife have followed that pattern
consistently during their 1,344 days of White House residency with her
mother. He launched a war against Libya without congressional approval,
while he took his extended family around South America. Nine days later
he consented to explain his military actions.
Obama took two months to talk to the country about its worst environmental disaster, the Gulf oil spill.
The Obamas entertained Hollywood celebrities at lavish White House
parties while millions of Americans lost jobs, homes and hope during
recovery-less Recovery Summers. While her husband urged Americans to
vacation on the recovering Gulf Coast, Michelle Obama flew off to a
luxury resort in Spain with numerous friends.
Like many in the 1%, Obama plays golf, 104 presidential rounds to be
exact. But only Obama was Commander-in-Chief, presiding at one point
over the conduct of three wars -- and the awful sacrifices by others
involved in armed conflicts, while Obama lined up challenging putts.
But with a national election just six weeks from today, a voter
verdict he so clearly is desperate to win, this guy has carried an
oblivious insouciance to unparalleled heights -- or depths. (Continues)