Barry and Michelle Obama sent out their family greetings and wishes for Christmas. I saw part of it on last night's evening news. I decided to spare you the details until today, to give your figgy pudding a chance to digest in peace. From the Obamas' commentary:
That’s the same spirit of giving that connects all of us during the holidays. So many people all across the country are helping out at soup kitchens, buying gifts for children in need, or organizing food or clothing drives for their neighbors. For families like ours, that service is a chance to celebrate the birth of Christ and live out what He taught us – to love our neighbors as we love* ourselves; to feed the hungry and look after the sick; to be our brother’s keeper and our sister’s keeper. And for all of us as Americans, regardless of our faith, those are values that can drive us to be better parents and friends, better neighbors and better citizens.-Barack Obama
So, how do you think that the Bamboozler-in-Chief spent his Christmas vacation? Helping out at soup kitchen? Organizing food or clothing drives for the needy?? Spending a little quality time with Michelle and the kids??? As little as possible, it would appear. Barack managed to lose both the 'ball and chain' and the two 'punishments'** to spend some quality time by himself...on the golf course. Is that 'celebrating the birth of Christ' or 'living out what He taught us'? (Who knew Jesus was a golf pro???)
For the record, he didn't (couldn't) play Christmas Day, but has played three out of four days: round 43 this year, 154 since he took office. (About 250 weeks ago) No one begrudges the president some recreation. By comparison, the reviled George Bush gave up his golf game while he was in the Oval Office, believing it looked bad for him to be out on the golf course while our young men were dying on foreign soil. Unfortunately, since Barack the First took office, we are bereft of those casualty figures we used to get from the MSM, from Doonesbury, from Nightline on a daily basis, even though casualties in Afghanistan spiked dramatically.
73 percent of all U.S. Afghan War casualties have occurred since Jan. 20, 2009 when Obama was inaugurated.
Hopefully, the "Do as I say, not as I do" President will continue to snarl traffic in the islands,the Secret Service will continue to tackle joggers on the beach who can't read the nonexistent signs, and the president will continue to improve his golf game in relative silence, as the rest of us yearn for a vacation from the ubiquitous Obamas.
*The transcript at Huff Po had that as "would". Apparently even they didn't believe that the Obamas couldn't love anyone as much as they love themselves!
** Remember when Obama said he wouldn't want his daughters punished with a baby? This is the guy who ducked the question in a presidential debate, 'when does life begin?' by saying it was "above my paygrade".
Cross posted at LCR