Video: The Monticello Irony

posted at 9:21 am on February 11, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

If you had to name one American President who put up the most resistance to an imperial presidency, which comes to mind first? For most, it would be Thomas Jefferson, the third American President under the Constitution that Jefferson influenced with his ideals, based ultimately on the rejection of monarchical power Jefferson co-wrote in the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson not only fiercely rejected attempts to monarchize the presidency, he made a large pretense of being an ordinary gentleman as President, sometimes answering the door personally at the White House when visitors called.

That’s what makes yesterday’s gaffe from Barack Obama so deliciously — and sadly — ironic:

At 4:45 POTUS and president Hollande walked out from a portico and strolled in Front of your pool with Leslie Bowman, president of the Monticello Foundation. Looking at a terrace she said that Jefferson loved to admire the landscape from there. POTUS said that he’d like to take a look and seemed delighted to “break the protocol”.

“That’s the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want” he quipped, walking to the terrace with his guest and Ms. Bowman. Pool now in the mansion as the leaders will come and visit Jefferson’s study.

That’s precisely the opposite of the example set by Jefferson, at least in terms of the presidency. Too bad Obama hasn’t learned that lesson yet.

His administration provided more irony along these lines yesterday by announcing that it would ignore the statutory language in ObamaCare — Obama’s own pet legislation — to avoid the political implications of its enforcement. More on that later, but here’s one last bit of irony on that effort:

HealthCare.gov will be out of service for two and a half days beginning on Feb. 15 — the last day people can sign up to obtain coverage that begins on March 1.

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The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services announced in a blog post on Monday that the ObamaCare website would be down so the Social Security Administration can conduct its annual systems maintenance activities.

The site will be out of order from 3 p.m. on Feb. 15 until 5 a.m. on Tuesday — a period that coincides with the long holiday weekend.


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He is so insulated. Anyone aware of how their actions are perceived by half of the country would not say that. Any examples of Bush or other presidents saying that?

Donald Draper on February 11, 2014 at 9:24 AM

“A man’s gotta know his limitations” – Dirty Harry.

ConstantineXI on February 11, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Anyone who disagrees is racist!

thunderhorse on February 11, 2014 at 9:25 AM

And…Bishop!

Donald Draper on February 11, 2014 at 9:25 AM

The saddest thing is, he truly BELIEVES it.

Armyspouse on February 11, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Its good to be the king

cmsinaz on February 11, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Despot.

celtic warrior on February 11, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Jefferson also unilaterally decided to spend the US into debt to make the Louisiana Purchase (the first one, not Mary Landrieu’s bribe under Obamacare).

My point is this. There is a place in the Presidency for “doing what one wants” but it has to be rare and for the right reasons. Yet another attempt by the rat-eared coward to save his party from political harm in November’s elections is not one of those instances.

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2014 at 9:29 AM

That’s precisely the opposite of the example set by Jefferson, at least in terms of the presidency. Too bad Obama hasn’t learned that lesson yet.

“[T]he Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. . . ” It’s not merely the presidential example that Dear Liar opposes, it’s the whole idea of Natural Rights and the relationship between the individual and the state that he’s against.

rbj on February 11, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Can we stop with the after-the-fact Bishops?

[sigh] happens after every open enrollment.

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2014 at 9:31 AM

I invite the President to stand at the edge of the ocean and command the tide to stop.

OregonPolitician on February 11, 2014 at 9:31 AM

That knocking sound in the background was Jefferson’s ghost trying to throw Mr. Obama out of his house.

Mr. Obama is precisely the type of despot and danger to our nation that Jefferson wrote so prolifically about.

In fact, I believe this is Mr. Obama’s attempt at a victory lap over people like Mr. Jefferson.

We may be lesser for Mr. Obama’s presidency. But he doesn’t realize the nation will go on without him.

Marcus Traianus on February 11, 2014 at 9:32 AM

From George Washington starting off the show we somehow end up with Dog Eater today.

I’m thinking if the Founders could have been transported forward in time to see what’s become of their grand vision and who’s running the show, they would have said “I ain’t signing jack squat!” and headed for Canada.

Bishop on February 11, 2014 at 9:32 AM

That wasn’t a gaffe. It was a Freudian Slip, pure and simple.

BigGator5 on February 11, 2014 at 9:33 AM

And…Bishop!

Donald Draper on February 11, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Sorry…

You have to declare Bishop on the first post..

:)

Electrongod on February 11, 2014 at 9:33 AM

The site will be out of order from 3 p.m. on Feb. 15 until 5 a.m. on Tuesday — a period that coincides with the long holiday weekend.

Government workers get Valentines Day off? Of course they do, what was I thinking? They deserve their pay and perks far more than military pensioners.

Fenris on February 11, 2014 at 9:34 AM

“That’s the good thing as President, I can do whatever I want”

Try going to the VFW without your Secret Service detail, champ.

M240H on February 11, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2014 at 9:31 AM

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LOL….
You are so prickly… irritable, even!

ExpressoBold on February 11, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Can we stop with the after-the-fact Bishops?

[sigh] happens after every open enrollment.

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Heh. I’m not new, just rarely post. And never find myself in that position.

Donald Draper on February 11, 2014 at 9:36 AM

That’s precisely the opposite of the example set by Jefferson, at least in terms of the presidency. Too bad Obama hasn’t learned that lesson yet.

He knows.

He just doesn’t care.

Gatsu on February 11, 2014 at 9:36 AM

And he can until someone has courage to tell him NO, he can. Who is goig to stop him?

yathink on February 11, 2014 at 9:38 AM

The problem is more defined that that yathink. He surrounds himself with his types, they surround themselves with their types, and those are isolated away from others.

OregonPolitician on February 11, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Government workers get Valentines Day off? Of course they do, what was I thinking? They deserve their pay and perks far more than military pensioners.

Fenris on February 11, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Um…. Monday is President’s Day. The holiday weekend has nothing to do with the made-up “holiday” of Valentine’s Day.

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2014 at 9:41 AM

“That’s the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want”

Quoth the retarded Sukarno clone from Indonesia. No surprise.

The cowardly, treasonous, douchebag GOP should have been impeaching this POS in the House over and over and over – whether the Senate would convict or not.

It’s national divorce time. Too many in this nation hate America – they hate the very idea of an American Constitutional republic – and we need to be rid of them. They can go off on their own and help build their 1965 Indonesia complete with commie dictator and pliant “opposition” in the Vichy GOP leadership. The rest of us deserve the opportunity to re-establish an American Constitutional Republic.

And if any of those idiots from the American Socialist Superstate try to jump our borders … we’ll show him (for the very short duration that will constitute the rest of his useless existence) what international borders really mean.

All supporters of Barky and all who refuse to hold him accountable to any Rule of Law are lowlife scumbags who deserve to burn in their own little hellhole. And we deserve to be free of them and their love of tyranny and retarded tyrants.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 11, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Heh. I’m not new, just rarely post. And never find myself in that position.

Donald Draper on February 11, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Then you should know better than after-the-fact Bishoping! It sets a bad example for the new kids! ;0

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Government workers get Valentines Day off? Of course they do, what was I thinking? They deserve their pay and perks far more than military pensioners.

Fenris on February 11, 2014 at 9:34 AM

On behalf of your significant other, Valentine’s Day is the 14th.

talkingpoints on February 11, 2014 at 9:45 AM

How do we know he is unaware of the irony? He could be doing it intentionally.

Other than the fact that he seems fundamentally incurious about these things at times, I think if he was or was made situationally aware of the opportunity, would actually relish the idea of speaking like this on the backs of the ghosts of history.

What better way to show “progress” than to dance on the shadow of a Founding Father and discuss how we have “moved beyond” quaint concepts like executive restraint.

PrincetonAl on February 11, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Oh ok, my bad. Still, most people don’t get President’s Day off either.

Fenris on February 11, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Seriously? Seriously. This is a front page story, while corporate malfeasance has left West Virginians without basic water services for a *month* plus. Yes rogerb, the initial story was a month ago, but the crisis continues. And this blog has shown who the true masters are. Not conservative voters or residents, but protecting and eliding negative coverage of corporations who do severe harm to American citizens. Pretty shameful Ed et al.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 9:46 AM

“That’s the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want” he quipped.

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Flora Duh on February 11, 2014 at 9:47 AM

“That’s the good thing as a President with precious, I can do whatever I want” quipped Smeagol

Flange on February 11, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Oh ok, my bad. Still, most people don’t get President’s Day off either.

Fenris on February 11, 2014 at 9:46 AM

True. If you don’t work for the government, the school system, or the USPS then President’s Day is probably just another Monday.

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Seriously? Seriously. This is a front page story, while corporate malfeasance has left West Virginians without basic water services for a *month* plus.
libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Obama has a pen and a phone..

And he can do anything as president..

Ask Obama to fix it.

Electrongod on February 11, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Is there something we can do about the spambots?

CurtZHP on February 11, 2014 at 9:51 AM

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Gee, how about when your boy king ignored the midwest flood victims a few years back? Oh wait, that was A OK with you.

BeachBum on February 11, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Vile piece of trash.

AZCoyote on February 11, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Obama has a pen and a phone..

And he can do anything as president..

Ask Obama to fix it.

Electrongod on February 11, 2014 at 9:51 AM

That’s gonna leave a mark. Well played, sir.

CurtZHP on February 11, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Seriously? Seriously. This is a front page story, while corporate malfeasance has left West Virginians without basic water services for a *month* plus. Yes rogerb, the initial story was a month ago, but the crisis continues. And this blog has shown who the true masters are. Not conservative voters or residents, but protecting and eliding negative coverage of corporations who do severe harm to American citizens. Pretty shameful Ed et al

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 9:46 AM

LOL.

DisneyFan on February 11, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Seriously? Seriously. This is a front page story, while corporate malfeasance has left West Virginians without basic water services for a *month* plus.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Let’s talk about how many West Virginians no longer have employment thanks to your filthy rat-eared hero’s coal-killing regulations. Want to talk about that, snowflake? Because not being able to provide the basics for one’s family due to bad government is pretty damned outrageous.

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Seriously, it time to draw up the articles. After his new obamacare decision yesterday, he basically feels that he truly is above the law and in his Freudian slip, admits that he feels he can do anything

ConservativePartyNow on February 11, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Obama has a pen and a phone..

And he can do anything as president..

Ask Obama to fix it.

Electrongod on February 11, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Would he do that for a bunch of backward hillbillies who cling to their religion and guns? What would be in it for Obama?

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2014 at 9:54 AM

Seriously, it time to draw up the articles. After his new obamacare decision yesterday, he basically feels that he truly is above the law and in his Freudian slip, admits that he feels he can do anything

ConservativePartyNow on February 11, 2014 at 9:53 AM

I’m with you but it will never happen with John “how fast can I cave” Boehner as Speaker.

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2014 at 9:55 AM

And this blog has shown who the true masters are. Not conservative voters or residents, but protecting and eliding negative coverage of corporations who do severe harm to American citizens. Pretty shameful Ed et al.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 9:46 AM

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F E M A …. let’s read some invective against a Democrat president who doesn’t employ FEMA co-ordination actively enough… Haven’t you learned, yet, that disasters are only used to bash Republican presidents in the the media?
.
Too bad your mom isn’t here to set you straight.

ExpressoBold on February 11, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Obama: “We should plant the banana trees right there. And oh yeah, I was just thinking, we should delay the Obamacare mandates until after the 2016 elections.”

kirkill on February 11, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Hasn’t learned his lesson? That’s cute.

Obama doesn’t give a rip about tradition, protocol, or the limits on his authority written into the Constitution. He’s Woodrow Wilson times a thousand. When he said he was going to transform the United States, he wasn’t bullshitting.

RobertE on February 11, 2014 at 9:59 AM

He can do anything he wants except launch a website.

bitsy on February 11, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Yes rogerb, the initial story was a month ago, but the crisis continues.

Libfree, you are amazing, somehow you’re able to post comments while simultaneously passing out bottled water to those poor affected people in West Virginia.

Bishop on February 11, 2014 at 10:04 AM

In a way, having Obama visiting with the French president and making a Louis XVI-like statement is kind of appropriate.

Now all we need is for Michelle to tell the media “Let them eat cake cale,” when talking about the general public.

jon1979 on February 11, 2014 at 10:05 AM

@Lib,,, Hey if you are so concerned with WV, and other coal producing states where was your concern after the Supreme liar closed all the mines and power plants? Do you know how many jobs were lost in those states? Many mines will never be open again. Where is your media? Your leader Obama is nothing but an egotist job destroyer.

garydt on February 11, 2014 at 10:06 AM

And this blog has shown who the true masters are. Not conservative voters or residents, but protecting and eliding negative coverage of corporations who do severe harm to American citizens. Pretty shameful Ed et al.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 9:46 AM

West Virgina has had a democrat Governor and democrat controlled state legislature for the past 14 years. Take it up with them. They seem to have fallen down on the job of protecting their citizens.

I remember your same concern when one of obama donor Warren Buffett’s trains carrying crude oil derailed and killed 47 people, and again when one of his trains carrying crude oil in ND derailed and caused severe harm or the one that just derailed in MN. Oh snap, you didn’t care about that.

HumpBot Salvation on February 11, 2014 at 10:08 AM

He can do anything he wants except launch a website.

bitsy on February 11, 2014 at 10:03 AM

LOL.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 11, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Seriously? Seriously. This is a front page story, while corporate malfeasance has left West Virginians without basic water services for a *month* plus.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 9:46 AM

It’s nice to know even you see the bad optics of Obama making this statement on the same day he makes another arbitrary chance to enforcement of the Affordable Care Act.

If it were a defensible statement, you wouldn’t be trying to change the subjcet.

jon1979 on February 11, 2014 at 10:08 AM

He looks like a foreign tourist. I bet he has never even seen photos of Monticello before.

When I read the report, I got the impression he said “…I can do whatever I want.” to the press/media. But now the video reveals he said it to that woman. And in a very condescending manner. Like he wanted to add “sweetie” and the end like he has before.

Brat on February 11, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Michelle and Barry are just laughing at us now. That comment was meant to be heard and her posting pictures of the first dogs living in the lap of luxury is a slap in the face to suffering taxpayers.

ctmom on February 11, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Too bad King Barack the Magnificent can’t be shut down for maintenance for the next 3 years.

GarandFan on February 11, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Put him on a boat, give him his own little captain’s hat and let him cruise off and pretend he’s God.
We’d all be happier.

lynncgb on February 11, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Now all we need is for Michelle to tell the media “Let them eat cake cale,” when talking about the general public.

jon1979 on February 11, 2014 at 10:05 AM

HA! Cake? You get nuthin’ and you’ll like it. The dogs are at the dinner table. You can’t cut that irony with a chain saw.

http://twitchy.com/2014/02/10/tone-deaf-first-dogs-bo-and-sunny-obama-dine-like-1-percenters-photo/

Brat on February 11, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Seriously? Seriously. This is a front page story, while corporate malfeasance has left West Virginians without basic water services for a *month* plus. Yes Mr. President, the initial story was a month ago, but the crisis continues. And this White House has shown who the true masters are. Not American voters or residents, but protecting and eliding negative coverage of corporations who do severe harm to American citizens. Pretty shameful Mr. President, Sen. Reid, et al..

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 9:46 AM

M240H on February 11, 2014 at 10:14 AM

That comment was meant to be heard and her posting pictures of the first dogs living in the lap of luxury is a slap in the face to suffering taxpayers.

ctmom on February 11, 2014 at 10:09 AM

You do realize she’s First Lady right? What is she supposed to do? Move out of the white house and live on food stamps to prove something to you? You’re just mad seeing a beautiful and accomplished black woman in the White House. Deal.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Try going to the VFW without your Secret Service detail, champ.

M240H on February 11, 2014 at 9:34 AM

If it’s not full of lawbreaking illegal aliens, why would he bother? He couldn’t be bothered to associate with domestic terrorists and war criminals.

RandallinHerndon on February 11, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Seriously? Seriously. This is a front page story, while corporate malfeasance has left West Virginians without basic water services for a *month* plus.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Shouldn’t you be whining to the Democrat politicians who run West Virginia to do something about it, instead of desperately trying to hijack this thread?

F-

Del Dolemonte on February 11, 2014 at 10:19 AM

You do realize she’s First Lady right? What is she supposed to do? Move out of the white house and live on food stamps to prove something to you? You’re just mad seeing a beautiful and accomplished black woman in the White House. Deal.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 10:14 AM

You never disappoint, my brutha.

What’s it like when even the simple act of burning your morning toast can be traced directly to white racism, because I’m thinking it’s got to be a hollow existence.

Bishop on February 11, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Seriously? Seriously. This is a front page story, while corporate malfeasance has left West Virginians without basic water services for a *month* plus. Yes rogerb, the initial story was a month ago, but the crisis continues. And this blog has shown who the true masters are. Not conservative voters or residents, but protecting and eliding negative coverage of corporations who do severe harm to American citizens. Pretty shameful Ed et al.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Corporate malfeasance? While ObamaCare ravages healthcare throughout the land and the first deaths roll in because of it you’ve got a laser like focus on West Virginia (run by Democrats under a Democrat president).

You stay clear of every thread about the utter failure of ObamaCare to meet any of it’s goals and the fascist in chief getting ready to bail out the insurance companies.

Liberals like you don’t really care about holding powerful entities accountable. If West Virginia were screwed over by Obama you wouldn’t even care.

gwelf on February 11, 2014 at 10:19 AM

True. If you don’t work for the government, the school system, or the USPS then President’s Day is probably just another Monday.

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Yep, My company doesn’t give me Presidents Day off. I’m working.

RandallinHerndon on February 11, 2014 at 10:19 AM

You do realize she’s First Lady right? What is she supposed to do? Move out of the white house and live on food stamps to prove something to you? You’re just mad seeing a beautiful and accomplished black woman in the White House. Deal.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 10:14 AM

That’s a good liberal. Defend the 1%ers as long they’re progressives.

gwelf on February 11, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Gee, how about when your boy king ignored the midwest flood victims a few years back? Oh wait, that was A OK with you.

BeachBum on February 11, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Obama: Pffft, ….. Those Bible thumping, gun worshiping fly-over country folk vote Republican! Sink or swim enemnies!!!

RandallinHerndon on February 11, 2014 at 10:22 AM

You’re just mad seeing a beautiful and accomplished black woman in the White House. Deal.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 10:14 AM

What she “accomplished” was providing legal cover for a corporation, the University of Chicago Hospital system, to prevent indigent Chicago south side residents from receiving first-rate medical care.

To the tune of about $325,000 per year.

Bravo.

Deal.

M240H on February 11, 2014 at 10:22 AM

a beautiful and accomplished black woman in the White House. Deal.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 10:14 AM

What were her “accomplishments” before she got to the White House? All I can remember is that she got paid $300,000+ for a job where she didn’t even have to show up, and she also said that she was never proud of America until her husband quit his job as part-time Senator from Illinois to get the Democrat Media to make him King. What am I missing?

Del Dolemonte on February 11, 2014 at 10:22 AM

You do realize she’s First Lady right? What is she supposed to do? Move out of the white house and live on food stamps to prove something to you? You’re just mad seeing a beautiful and accomplished black woman in the White House. Deal.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 10:14 AM

I think Michelle Obama gets more flak than she deserves but she does warrant some.

She and her husband deride income inequality and 1%ers yet they flaunt a 1%er lifestyle paid for by the tax payer.

Economy in the tank? She heads of to a lavish vacation to Spain/Hawaii/Martha’s Vineyard.

gwelf on February 11, 2014 at 10:23 AM

What she “accomplished” was providing legal cover for a corporation, the University of Chicago Hospital system, to prevent indigent Chicago south side residents from receiving first-rate medical care.

To the tune of about $325,000 per year.

Bravo.

Deal.

M240H on February 11, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Ha ha ha.

gwelf on February 11, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Let’s talk about how many West Virginians no longer have employment thanks to your filthy rat-eared hero’s coal-killing regulations. Want to talk about that, snowflake? Because not being able to provide the basics for one’s family due to bad government is pretty damned outrageous.

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2014 at 9:53 AM

But, … but, they have so much more leisure time now! I mean, they can finally cook dinner for their kids and won’t have to order take-out, and tuck them into bed. They might even be able to take up a hobby, because Americans work to darn much.

RandallinHerndon on February 11, 2014 at 10:25 AM

You do realize she’s First Lady right?

She’s an America-hating POS. She’s also an idiot of the first order.

You’re just mad seeing a beautiful and accomplished black woman in the White House. Deal.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 10:14 AM

LOL. Beautiful? Sure, she got the biggest affirmative action handout, ever, with that laughable Maxim Hot 100 joke, but that’s nothing to be proud of.

Accomplished? Double LOL. What has this low IQ America-hater ever done in her useless, pathetic existence? She made tons of money with a joke makework job that disappeared the minute she left … sure. Pretty impressive, I guess.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 11, 2014 at 10:25 AM

You do realize she’s First Lady right? What is she supposed to do? Move out of the white house and live on food stamps to prove something to you? You’re just mad seeing a beautiful and accomplished black woman in the White House. Deal.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Bone appétit!

Electrongod on February 11, 2014 at 10:26 AM

You do realize she’s First Lady right? What is she supposed to do? Move out of the white house and live on food stamps to prove something to you? You’re just mad seeing a beautiful and accomplished black woman in the White House. Deal.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Well as Meatloaf sang, “one out of four, ain’t bad”.

HumpBot Salvation on February 11, 2014 at 10:27 AM

HA! Cake? You get nuthin’ and you’ll like it. The dogs are at the dinner table. You can’t cut that irony with a chain saw.

http://twitchy.com/2014/02/10/tone-deaf-first-dogs-bo-and-sunny-obama-dine-like-1-percenters-photo/

Brat on February 11, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Frankly, I’d rather sit down at that table with those dogs than the Mooch.

BeachBum on February 11, 2014 at 10:31 AM

I think Michelle Obama gets more flak than she deserves but she does warrant some.

She and her husband deride income inequality and 1%ers yet they flaunt a 1%er lifestyle paid for by the tax payer.

Economy in the tank? She heads of to a lavish vacation to Spain/Hawaii/Martha’s Vineyard.

gwelf on February 11, 2014 at 10:23 AM

The Mooch gets a pass…cuz she’s down with the shhuggtrugles.

HumpBot Salvation on February 11, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Seriously? Seriously. This is a front page story, while corporate malfeasance has left West Virginians without basic water services for a *month* plus.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Let’s talk about how many West Virginians no longer have employment thanks to your filthy rat-eared hero’s coal-killing regulations. Want to talk about that, snowflake? Because not being able to provide the basics for one’s family due to bad government is pretty damned outrageous.

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Corporations harming people is outrageous. Government stomping on you is for your own good.

/libfree
(since he won’t answer you)

gwelf on February 11, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Michelle and Barry are just laughing at us now. That comment was meant to be heard and her posting pictures of the first dogs living in the lap of luxury is a slap in the face to suffering taxpayers.

ctmom on February 11, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Right on the money, or should I say debt?
Reminds me of when they hung Mao ornaments on the Christmas tree it’s always to give us the big middle finger.

MontanaMmmm on February 11, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Seriously? Seriously. This is a front page story, while corporate malfeasance has left West Virginians without basic water services for a *month* plus. Yes rogerb, the initial story was a month ago, but the crisis continues. And this blog has shown who the true masters are. Not conservative voters or residents, but protecting and eliding negative coverage of corporations who do severe harm to American citizens. Pretty shameful Ed et al.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 9:46 AM

You do realized that people have now died because they lost health insurance due to ObamaCare regulations right?

gwelf on February 11, 2014 at 10:35 AM

You’re just mad seeing a beautiful and accomplished black woman in the White House. Deal.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Well, at least you got the Black woman part right.

oscarwilde on February 11, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Ah, jeez! Yank the stick uotta yer butt and let the kids have some fun.

;-)

Solaratov on February 11, 2014 at 10:37 AM

“…outta…”

Solaratov on February 11, 2014 at 10:38 AM

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 9:46 AM

You do realized that people have now died because they lost health insurance due to ObamaCare regulations right?

gwelf on February 11, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Libby is a proud, unabashed Marxist, that is a feature, not a bug, it makes him happy when cracker ass capitalists die.

oscarwilde on February 11, 2014 at 10:38 AM

But, … but, they have so much more leisure time now! I mean, they can finally cook dinner for their kids and won’t have to order take-out, and tuck them into bed. They might even be able to take up a hobby, because Americans work to darn much.

RandallinHerndon on February 11, 2014 at 10:25 AM

How silly of me for forgetting that all those coal miners can finally cook for their kids instead of always ordering take out! And all that additional leisure time to start a business or take up scrapbooking or something!

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Deal.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Who put’s their dog, on a chair next to the dinner table and then takes a picture of it to publish.

Classy!

MontanaMmmm on February 11, 2014 at 10:38 AM

You do realize she’s First Lady right? What is she supposed to do? Move out of the white house and live on food stamps to prove something to you? You’re just mad seeing a beautiful and accomplished black woman in the White House. Deal.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Sadly, yes, we know she’s the First Lady. What is she supposed to do? Maybe look out the window every now-and-then to see what her hubby is doing to this country. Where were you when George W. Bush was chastized for playing golf on occasion post-9/11? Probably claimed he was out of touch, right? The Mooch deserves the ole Marie Antoinette treatment.

RandallinHerndon on February 11, 2014 at 10:39 AM

You do realize she’s First Lady right? What is she supposed to do? Move out of the white house and live on food stamps to prove something to you? You’re just mad seeing a beautiful and accomplished black woman in the White House. Deal.

I’m sure Barack would prefer that she move out before he goes on his multi-million dollar post-presidential speaking tour.

But even if she left now she would still get over $1 million as her share of the community property. She might have trouble getting spousal support, since during most of their marriage she was the high-earner in the family.

myiq2xu on February 11, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Send in the stoic arse clowns? Maybe?
“Daddy, tell me again why granpaw voted for the bad man.”
“He was cool honey. It was before all of the misery he brought. No one knew. They say he was ‘cool’.”

onomo on February 11, 2014 at 10:39 AM

I dunno…seems like we’re making a mountain out of a mole hill with this one. The irony is unmistakeable, but it seems The One’s comment was meant as tongue-in-cheek. Much ado about nothing.

Now I feel dirty. Need a shower again.

JetBoy on February 11, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Once again, the racially-paranoid, race-hustling troll brings up skin color where it was not being previously discussed.

One could be forgiven for thinking that’s all she ever thinks about.

CurtZHP on February 11, 2014 at 10:41 AM

What has this low IQ America-hater ever done in her useless, pathetic existence?

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 11, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Well,rumor has it that she lost her law license for engaging in Insurance fraud… That’s an accomplishment of sorts…

oscarwilde on February 11, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Seriously? Seriously. This is a front page story, while corporate malfeasance has left West Virginians without basic water services for a *month* plus. Yes rogerb, the initial story was a month ago, but the crisis continues. And this blog has shown who the true masters are. Not conservative voters or residents, but protecting and eliding negative coverage of corporations who do severe harm to American citizens. Pretty shameful Ed et al.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Let me shorten that up for you.

SQUIRREL!

You’re welcome.

bigmacdaddy on February 11, 2014 at 10:44 AM

You do realized that people have now died because they lost health insurance due to ObamaCare regulations right?

gwelf on February 11, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Lies.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 10:44 AM

I dunno…seems like we’re making a mountain out of a mole hill with this one. The irony is unmistakeable, but it seems The One’s comment was meant as tongue-in-cheek. Much ado about nothing.

Now I feel dirty. Need a shower again.

JetBoy on February 11, 2014 at 10:41 AM

It really is incumbent upon the gays around here to uphold rationality.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Well, at least you got the Black woman part right.

oscarwilde on February 11, 2014 at 10:35 AM

I’d suggest the woman thing is up to debate.

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Ignorant, arrogant, criminal.

ultracon on February 11, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Once again, the racially-paranoid, race-hustling troll brings up skin color where it was not being previously discussed.

One could be forgiven for thinking that’s all she ever thinks about.

CurtZHP on February 11, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Surprised that libfree isn’t trolling the Shirley Temple Black thread to complain about her married last name or the fact she danced with Mr. Bojangles…

Del Dolemonte on February 11, 2014 at 10:46 AM

How silly of me for forgetting that all those coal miners can finally cook for their kids instead of always ordering take out! And all that additional leisure time to start a business or take up scrapbooking or something!

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2014 at 10:38 AM

LOL! Yet, window-lickers like libturdshoulddie overlook the fact that all during all that free time, these coal-miners turned yoga instructers have lost their homes and are now homeless.

RandallinHerndon on February 11, 2014 at 10:46 AM

I dunno…seems like we’re making a mountain out of a mole hill with this one. The irony is unmistakeable, but it seems The One’s comment was meant as tongue-in-cheek. Much ado about nothing.

JetBoy on February 11, 2014 at 10:41 AM

One the same day you unilaterally ignore the law that bears your name for partisan political reasons…… well that may not be the best day to make a joke about being king.

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2014 at 10:48 AM

You do realized that people have now died because they lost health insurance due to ObamaCare regulations right?

gwelf on February 11, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Lies.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Cancer patient chooses death after Obamacare causes his premium to increase by 833%

Bill Elliott has cancer. He had a healthcare plan that had paid for “just about everything” of his cancer treatment, including pharmaceuticals and medical devices like MRI. He had doctors whom he “loved” and his premium was $180 a month.

But Elliott, like hundreds of thousands of Americans, got a cancellation notice from his medical insurance BECAUSE OF OBAMACARE.

So Elliott tried to find a new health plan that would take him. But his insurance premium will be $1,500 a month — an increase of 833% from his old premium. An MRI under the new healthcare plan will cost $3,000 out of pocket.

And so, Elliott has decided he will just pay the $95 Obamacare penalty by NOT getting medical insurance because “I won’t put a burden on my family.” He will “let nature take its course.”

In other words, he is choosing death.

Discuss.

Del Dolemonte on February 11, 2014 at 10:48 AM

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