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President Obama's Critics Are Sweating The Small Stuff...

Updated on April 8, 2013

President Obama’s Critics Are Sweating The Small Stuff…

I am watching in disbelief lately as some Republicans have berated President Obama for enjoying the perks of being President of these United States. Those who read this blog - be they fans or foes - know that I could never vote for President Obama in a million years, yet I will always be vocal in my prose when he is unfairly being targeted for the very behavior others have done in his position as President… for just like how I have written in the past on how trivial and sometimes disrespectful it was for some Democrats to pick on President Bush for taking what they deemed to be too many vocations down to Crawford, Texas… so it is to criticize President Obama for the supposed largess that comes with being our Commander-In-Chief.

When I hear Congress woman Michele Bachmann, who I like - simply because she is a Traditional Christian who gives the loons on the Far-Left such angst - sweating the small stuff about President Obama having too many chefs on Air-Force-One or that the President have someone employed simply to man the projectors in the White House for movie nights is a waste of time in light of the many aspects of our President current policies that are fodder for many an astute politician like Congress woman Bachmann. I am almost certain that were I to investigate Congress woman Bachmann’s personal lifestyle, I would likely find that there are perks that she enjoys in everyday life that would seem prodigal - but yet for me that August lifestyle would be normal for her because of the Congress woman’s business endeavors in tandem of being a successful tax attorney and now as a representative of our fair Republic.

In the past, President Obama has been criticized for taking his wife to see a Broadway play… but the answer that I would like to know is what perks his critics deemed to be appropriate for President Obama to enjoy. Such criticism is always coached in the language of fiscal responsibility… implying that President Obama is being too wasteful in these economic noteworthy hard times because of his employment of multiple chefs and also having someone employ to walk 'The First Mutt.' I personally know how busy it is to be a husband, father, and bread-winner - much less to be the President of the United states… with all the attendant burdens that it comes with… there is a reason why Shakespeare wrote, ‘heavy lies the crown…’ moreover, it is why President Obama went into office having a full mane of black hair and now said mane is conspicuously salt and pepper.

To Congress woman Bachmann… who belatedly corrected her critique of President Obama by focusing on our dead citizens and our ambassador to Libya in the Benghazi debacle… there are other avenues to criticize such as our President engaging and employing economic policies that are manifesting their errors in California and Michigan. President Obama’s critics could also articulate more cogently to the public at large the sheer hypocrisy of his bemoaning the death of children via gun violence… when he has signed legislation that permits the murders of babies through the despicably vile practice of abortion. Another aspect of critique is to shut down the President when he speaks of taxing the rich when his rich friends who often visit him at the White House from Jay-Z to Warren Buffett have done everything in their respective powers - ironically by employing tax lawyers like Congress woman Bachmann - to curtail what they should rightfully render to Caesar (IRS) like the rest of us.

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    • The Frog Prince profile image

      The Frog Prince 

      5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      You seem to miss the point huh? We can't afford the perks you speak of. The nation is going broke! Get it yet?

      The Frog

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      Ron Gawthorp 

      5 years ago from Millboro, Virginia

      I just wish this President had a Drew Pearson or a Jack Anderson to keep track of his taxpayer-financed excesses. If you will recall they "laid the wood" to presidential waste without regard to party. We really need that in America. We also need Lowell Thomas and Paul Harvey back. If the press would quit "lolly-gagging" the Prez the rest of us could just shut up. Of course that wouldn't included Madam Bachman. She'd do it anyway. She just can't regurgitate one criticism at a time. It's just not in her nature. I will admit the President is getting gray. Willie Nelson suffered the same affliction and he too was "on the road again." What worries me is the President's health. He is looking gaunt. I think if he would quit campaigning he would feel better.

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      Verily Prime 

      5 years ago from New York

      Thank you - and indeed there is much out there to criticize the President over that have dire consequences for America.

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      breakfastpop 

      5 years ago

      I agree there are certainly bigger fish to fry. I think the problem is that while the president is telling us to tighten our belts and sacrifice, he is very publicly flaunting his very lavish vacations. When Bush was president he vacationed on his ranch which is less showy in the public's eye. Having said that stuff like this is easy to criticize, because it is very superficial. Getting into the nitty gritty of the real problems facing us today is a lot harder to tackle for many people. Voted up, interesting and awesome.

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