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Caroline Kennedy has seller's remorse about Obama

In the 2008 presidential campaign, despite his murky personal history of Marxist friends and associates, a junior U.S. senator of only two years named Barack Hussein Obama was elected to the presidency of the most powerful country on Earth.
Obama’s election was due in no small part to Ted and Caroline Kennedy, who sprinkled their “Camelot” stardust on the political neophyte with their enthusiastic endorsement.

He was just using you, Caroline

Writing in the New York Times, Caroline Kennedy — the only surviving child of former President John F. Kennedy — delivered this rousing endorsement of Obama: “I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them. But for the first time, I believe I have found the man who could be that president — not just for me, but for a new generation of Americans.”
Three years into Obama’s presidency, however, the same Caroline Kennedy now regrets her endorsement. She now calls Obama “a liar”.
Jonathan M. Seidl reports for The Blaze, May 14, 2012, that in an explosive new book The Amateur, author Edward Klein asserts that the Kennedy family was bitterly divided in 2008. While Ted and Caroline went for Obama, Robert Kennedy Jr., son of the former Attorney General, and his sisters Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and Kerry Kennedy, were supporters of Hillary Clinton.
Fast forward to 2012. Caroline has undergone a transformation after several snubbings by the Obamas. She especially feels insulted by one particular snubbing, when a vacationing Obama refused to meet with her despite her home being in the vicinity near Martha’s Vineyard.
Author Edward Klein quotes a family member on Caroline’s transformation:

“Through these [spies that the Kennedy family has in the Obama administration] and other people, Caroline heard back that there was a lot of nasty shit being said about the Kennedys by the president and Michelle. There were catty remarks about how badly the Kennedy women dressed, and how their houses were shabby and threadbare. Caroline got the impression that most of this negativity was coming from Michelle, who didn’t want the Kennedys to be part of the administration for fear that they would have too much influence over the president.

Gradually, Carline began to change her tune and side with Bobby and Kathleen [Kennedy Townsend] against the Obamas. Unlike Jackie, who was completely a-political, Carline is a liberal with a capital L. When Obama didn’t raise taxes to balance the  budget, Caroline marked him down. In her eyes, he‘s a mess because he doesn’t follow the liberal bible on politics. More important, Caroline discovered that the Obamas didn’t give a damn about her support. […]

It really annoyed Caroline when comparisons were made by the media between Michelle and Jackie. Caroline had a word for such comparisons; she called them ‘odious.’ She really got annoyed. And when she began to fall out of love with the Obamas, love was replaced by outright scorn. Now she says things about Obama like, ‘I can’t stand to hear his voice any more. He’s a liar and worse.’”

Ethel Kennedy, “the matriarch of the family,” similarly felt scorned, according to Klein. He tells a story of her invitation — extended to the First Family — being ignored by the Obamas. She got so upset “that she went on a rampage inside her house, cursing the president and turning over furniture.”
And to top it all off, Caroline believes “that as a loyal Democrat, she has nowhere to go, no one else to possibly support except Obama” and “the Obamas know that she has nowhere else to go, so they see no point in being nice to her.”
From Edward Klein’s account, one concludes that what ticked off Caroline and Ethel Kennedy is not an ideological or political difference with Obama. What irks the two women is Obama’s “snubbing” them, that is, the two women’s vanity is pricked. In psychological parlance, Caroline Kennedy is now disillusioned about Obama because she has sustained a “narcissistic injury.”
Among the criterial attributes listed by the American Psychological Association’s Diagnostic Statistical Manual for the Narcissistic Personality Disorder are:

  • has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements);
  • believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions);
  • is interpersonally exploitive, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends;
  • lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others;
  • shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.

These attributes are descriptive of the Obamas (Barry and Moochelle), but also of the Kennedys.
Being “interpersonally exploitive,” Obama exploited Caroline Kennedy for her endorsement in 2008, after which he no longer has use for her. And so, he couldn’t even be bothered to visit Caroline when the Obamas summer-vacationed in the Kennedy playground, Martha’s Vineyard.
Good grief. Did Caroline actually imagine the Obamas to have gratitude or empathy? — to “recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others”?
In the end, in the eyes of Barack and especially Michelle, Caroline and the other Kennedys are nothing more than a bunch of privileged white people.

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MLK Day 2012: the state of black America

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day — a day to remember the man who fought peacefully for the full civil rights of black Americans.
Last Saturday evening, Michelle Obama took to the stage at a black awards ceremony to exhort her fellow blacks to re-elect Skippy for another four years.

Moochelle and her fellow One Percenters

The ceremony was the BET Honors, hosted by Black Entertainment Television at the historic Warner Theatre in downtown Washington, D.C. The ceremony was chock full of the Top One Percent of African Americans, including honoree Maya Angelou; entertainers Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Queen Latifah, Spike Lee, Cicely Tyson and Stevie Wonder; and political figures former Bush administration’s secretary of state Colin Powell and current attorney general Eric “I-won’t-prosecute-the-New-Black-Panthers-’cause-they’re-my-people” Holder.
As speaker after speaker at the ceremony praised the Obamas for being the first black family in the White House and told the audience to “vote like your life depends on it,” Moochelle grandiosely proclaimed to black America:

“It is not enough merely to seek greatness for ourselves, we must help others discover greatness within themselves. We need to reach down and reach out, and give back and lift others.”

That led us to wonder just how black Americans have fared under Obama and why they should, once again, obediently trudge to the polling booths to reelect him to four more years. Here’s what we found:
Unemployment of black Americans was 10% under Clinton — whom blacks had called their “first black president” until the half-black Obama came along — and 9% under George W. Bush. But, under the reign of “the first black family in the White House,” although unemployment among the general U.S. population is about 9.1%, black joblessness is a whopping 16.2%. CBS News calls it a Great Depression-era level of joblessness:

[H]istorically, the unemployment rate for African Americans has always been higher than the national average. However, now it’s at Depression-era levels. The most recent figures show African American joblessness at 16.2%. For black males, it’s at 17.5%; And for black teens, it’s nearly 41%.

You may say: “B…but, it’s not Skippy’s fault! It’s the Great Recession, and everyone’s been hit, not just blacks!”
Ahhh, but we say: “If it’s the economy, why are blacks doing so much worse than the general population?
The U.S. Department of Labor chart below shows the unemployment rates from the 4th quarter in 2007 to the second quarter in 2011. The unemployment rates for white men went from 4% to 7.9% (an increase of 3.9%), whereas those for jobless black men rose from 8.4% to 16.1% (an increase of 7.7%). That’s a difference of 3.8% between blacks and whites.

Furthermore, why is black unemployment stagnant when overall U.S. unemployment got better (supposedly) in 2011? CNN Money reports, Jan. 6, 2012:

For the country as a whole, the unemployment rate fell in 2011…. Not so much for African Americans.
As the economy slowly improved last year, the unemployment rate fell for both whites and Latinos. But at the end of the year the black unemployment rate was 15.8%, exactly where it started out 2011, according to the government’s December jobs report released Friday. That’s a sharp contrast to the white unemployment rate, which fell to 7.5% last month….
Black men still have a higher unemployment rate overall, but their’s at least improved — while for black women, it got worse. Rodgers attributes this trend to massive government job cuts during the year. “Minorities and women are heavily concentrated in public sector jobs,” he said….
Overall, blacks accounted for only 9% of the nation’s job gains during the year, even though they make up 12% of the civilian population, according to Department of Labor.

Last August, the Obamas took two separate government planes to Martha’s Vineyard for their 10-day summer vacation, which cost taxpayers thousands $ in additional expenses because Moochelle just couldn’t, wouldn’t wait FOUR hours for Skippy.
While the Obamas were golfing, bicycling, shopping, and eating ice cream in that playground-of-the-rich, on August 18, 2011, thousands of mainly black jobless Americans camped out overnight for a job fair in Atlanta. The next day, dressed in their full business suits, they waited in a seemingly endless line in the baking heat. 20 people were treated for heat exhaustion.

But Moochelle and her fellow black One Percenters want you to “vote like your life depends on it” for four more years of Skippy.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said:

“All I’m saying is simply this, all life is interrelated, that somehow we’re caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”

Do you think Skippy and Moochelle believe that?
~Eowyn & Steve

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Obama's DOJ Wastes Your Money on $16 Muffin – Updated!

Feast your eyes on this muffin, for this is the most expensive muffin you’ll ever see.
This muffin costs U.S. taxpayers — those 53% of us suckers who pay income taxes — SIXTEEN DOLLARS.

Reckless extravagance: The Department have been censured for spending $4,200 on 250 muffins, more than $16 apiece

This summer, Michelle Obama insisted on flying a separate jet, Air Force Two, to arrive at Martha’s Vineyard just four measely hours ahead of Skippy. She has already frittered away some $10 million on vacationssince moving into the White House.
Now comes news that Eric Holder’s Department of Justice blew half a million dollars on food at just 10 conferences— spending $4,200 on 250 muffins, at more than $16 a muffin!

Hannah Roberts reports for Daily Mail, Sept 20, 2011, that the exorbitant muffins were served at a 2009 legal training conference in Washington by Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review.
The DOJ is the government department charged with investigating financial mismanagement in the build up to the economic crash. But the Justice Department has come under fire for wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayers’ money-on snack food for internal conferences.
The extent to which public money has been wasted on snacks and soft drinks was laid bare in a report issued Tuesday by the Justice Department’s inspector general. In an audit of 10 department conferences, she found excessive spending on food and beverages.
At a single Washington, D.C., conference, the department spent $4,200 on 250 muffins — more than $16 apiece. Another $2,880 was spent on 300 cookies and brownies — at nearly $10 each. At another event for the department’s Office on Violence Against Women, spending reached $65 per person at a lunch for 65 people. Coffee cost more than $1 an ounce, making a single cup $8.24. A snack break at the same conference cost the taxpayer $32 per person for Cracker Jack, popcorn and candy bars.
Altogether, Eric Holder’s DOJ threw away a total of half a million dollars public money on food and beverages at just 10 departmental conferences, all held at major hotels that applied service fees of roughly 20% to the cost of already expensive menu items.

The audit report says that with service charges, taxes and indirect costs, many of the meals and refreshments at the conferences the inspector general examined appeared to be extravagant and wasteful and exceeded department cost limits.
Given the extravagant and downright profligate spending by Barry, Michelle, and Holder, Obama’s stated concerns about reducing the national debt ring hollow.
For that matter, anyone who calmly looks at the facts — just the facts, ma’am — cannot but conclude that they are doing the exact opposite.
Obama, et al, are  deliberately spending America into bankruptcy.
UPDATE (source):
Since this story went wildfire viral on the net, the DOJ’s Inspector General — the very same entity which cooked up the $16 muffin figure in their audit of DOJ’s conference spending — issued a statement to Bloomberg Businessweek backing out of their original claim. “Since our report was issued, the Capital Hilton has stated that other food and beverage items, such as coffee, tea, and fruit, were included in the charged amount,” the statement said.
But this doesn’t mean that the IG report didn’t flag some potential issues. As Bloomberg reports:

Muffins aside, the IG’s report points up other instances where the Justice Dept. overpaid for sweet treats. At a 2009 Justice conference in San Francisco, the government was billed $32 per person for a snack of popcorn, Cracker Jack, and candy bars. Department officials didn’t jump up to dispute that part of the audit. Says Gina Talamona, a Justice spokeswoman: “We agree that excessive spending of the types identified in the OIG report should not occur.”


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Two Americas

Obama's motorcade to the bookstore on Martha's Vineyard

On the first day of his 10-day vacation in playground-of-the-rich Martha’s Vineyard, Obama bought some books from the Bunch of Grapes book shop. After shopping, he was driven to Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown for a round of foursomes golf with long-time Chicago friend Eric Whitaker and two White House staffers.
Skippy and Michelle had taken separate government jets to Martha’s Vineyard, 500 miles from Washington, because Michelle just couldn’t, wouldn’t wait four hours for her husband.

The extra separate transport to get Michelle and daughters to the island cost taxpayers thousands in additional expenses. The costs related to Michelle’s solo trip mainly include the flight on the specially designed military aircraft she took instead of Air Force One, as well as any extra staff and Secret Service that had to be enlisted to go with her. She also had her own motorcade from the airport to their $50,000-per-week vacation farm-house.
Skippy arrived four hours later, using two helicopters and Air Force One to get to Martha’s Vineyard.
Thousands wait in line in Atlanta’s heat for the job fair

Meanwhile, on August 18, 2011, thousands of jobless Americans camped out overnight for a job fair in Atlanta, before waiting, dressed in their full business suits, in a seemingly endless line in the baking heat. Authorities treated 20 people for heat exhaustion as they struggled to keep the line moving and get people moved inside.
The “For the People Jobs Initiative” was hosted by Congressmen John Lewis and Hank Johnson of the Congressional Black Caucus, in response to an increase in Georgia’s jobless rate to 10.1% in July from the 9.9% in June. Last month was the 48th consecutive month that Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate of 9.1%. The unemployment rate for the state’s African-Americans is even worse, at 15.9%.
These desperate Americans must wait until Obama has finished vacationing for the unveiling of his new economic plan.
Obama says, “Ciao, baby! See you in September!”

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DOW Plunges – Obamas Go On Vacation

“The less they do, the more they vacation. Destroying America is hard work!” -Zorro

Breaking News

But never fear!
Obama will still vacation with his family in the elite’s playground of Martha’s Vineyard, an island off the coast of the eastern state of Massachusetts, at the end of this month as he has done in years past, the White House said Wednesday.
For that matter, Michelle Obama is already on vacation.
On Monday, she had slipped out of Washington, DC, for a secret trip to visit her brother, Oregon State University men’s basketball coach Craig Robinson, at his home on Corvallis, Ore.
Michelle and family members jetted to Oregon on Air Force 2 — a Boeing C-40B, the military version of a 737. Landing in Eugene Airport at about 11 am PDT, they then headed out in a 11-vehicle motorcade for the ride to Corvallis.
The White House has so far said little about the trip, which was unannounced. It’s unclear how long the vacation will last.

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Thank You America! We Are a Bunch of Dopes

Dear American Taxpayer

For only the second time in my adult life, I am not ashamed of my country. I want to thank the hard working American people for paying $242 thousand dollars for my vacation in Spain.

My daughter Sasha, several long-time family friends, my personal staff and various guests had a wonderful time. Honestly, you just haven’t lived until you have stayed in a $2,500.00 per night private 3-story villa at a 5-Star luxury hotel.

Thank you also for the use of Air Force Two and the 70 Secret Service personnel who tagged along to be sure we were safe and cared for at all times. By the way, if you happen to be visiting the Costa del Sol, I highly recommend the Buenaventura Plaza restaurant in Marbella; great lobster with rice and oysters! I’m ashamed to admit the lobsters we ate in Martha’s Vineyard were not quite as tasty, but what can you do if you’re not in Europe, you have to just grin and bear it?

Air Force Two (which costs $11,351 per hour to operate according to Government Accounting Office reports) only used 47,500 gallons of jet fuel for this trip and carbon emissions were a mere 1,031 tons of CO2. These are only rough estimates, but they are close. That’s quite a carbon footprint as my good friend Al Gore would say, so we must ask the American citizens to drive smaller, more fuel efficient cars and drive less too, so we can lessen our combined carbon footprint.

I know times are hard and millions of you are struggling to put food on the table and trying to make ends meet. So I do appreciate your sacrifices and do hope you find work soon.

I was really exhausted after Barack took our family on a luxury vacation in Maine a few weeks ago. I just had to get away for a few days.

Michelle (Moochelle) Obama
P.S. Thank you as well for the $2 BILLION dollar trip to India from which we just returned!

P.SS. Thank you, too, for that vacation trip to Martha’s Vineyard; it was fabulous. And thanks for that second smaller jet that took our dog Bo to Martha’s Vineyard so we and the children could have him with us while we were away from the White House for eleven days. After all, we couldn’t take him on Air Force One because he might pee on some wires or something.

P.SSS. Oh, I almost forgot to say thanks also for our two-week trip to Hawaii at Christmas. That 7,000 square foot house was great!
Love ya!

Remember we all have to share the pain of these economic times equally! Love to -redistribute- share- the wealth.



Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis

~Steve~            H/T  igor

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