The recent Father's day weekend proved to be a revealing weekend indeed. While oil continued to gush from the hole that was the Deepwater Horizon, Tony Heyward, the perhaps/perhaps not CEO of BP was watching sailboat racing in England. While he was vilified by White House chief of staff Rahm Emannuel for having an out of tune PR antenna, the former Freddie Mac board member failed to mention his boss's PR antenna was broken as well. While figures were revealed that perhaps 100,000 barrels of oil are now flowing into the gulf, President Obama decided to go on another golf excursion.
When questioned about the propriety of continuing escape to the golf course in the middle of an escalating crisis, a White House spokesman said "I think that a little time off for himself on Father's Day weekend probably does us all good as American citizens." This bit of windy nonsense from a foot pad seemed to encapsulate the disconnect between by the absolute failure of the government to address this debacle and the people who are being rooked by it. The people suffer while the Washington fat cats go golfing. Yes, BP is the one trying to stop the leak, but the government is the one responsible for the cleanup. The claim that Obama is in charge never looked more fallacious.
While the government yakkers and their moronic minions in the media continue to cover for this blatantly indolent gasbag masquerading as a president, the republic lurches deeper into the ditch. Perhaps an update version of Marie Antoinette's "Let them eat cake" would be adapted for Obama: "Let them play golf!" This does fit the smug, almost royal attitude of Obama and his lazy retinue.
Ponder this. On father's day Obama, who is a father himself, splits from the family to play golf with his buddies. In other words, a weekend supposedly devoted to having a father and his children reaffirm their family bonds was simply good cover for Obama to sneak off and get in a round or two. We hear a lot of family/community values from this charlatan, but now we know in this case, it's all cover to go golfing with the boys. I think Michele should make him sleep in the hall on the floor for a week. Normally, I would suggest to her whose ass to kick, but there's been far too much usage of that phony line lately,
Even if the role of the president as "father" of his country seems quaintly sexist now, there's still the matter of what should be done by the leader of this large group we call America. What about the duties to be performed in case of an emergency? With billions of dollars lost, millions of plants and animals lost and hundreds of thousands of lives blindsided, this would seem to qualify as an emergency. Is golfing more important than addressing a cataclysm?