Saturday, October 18, 2008

Speak Truth To Power! (while the peasants are watching)



"If we don't wake up as a nation with a new kind of leadership...for how we want this country to work, then we won't get universal health care," she said.

"The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more."

—Michelle Obama, The Charlotte Observer


Fast forward to Friday, October 17, 2008:

While he was at a meeting at the Waldorf-Astoria at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Michelle Obama called room service and ordered lobster hors d'oeuvres, two whole steamed lobsters, Iranian caviar and champagne, a tipster told Page Six.

I don't have a problem with someone who's wealthy enjoying the finer things in life. But I do when they're talking about "spreading success around" by planning to take my money to do it. You want to make things better? Give up some of that $350,000 you make every year (like say, $300,000 of it) and donate directly to the homeless. If it's good enough for me, it oughta be good enough for you.

4 comments:

TD said...

The one precondition for Obama meeting with the Iranians is: they have to bring the caviar.

MauserMedic said...

TE:

One must have some standards, you know.

BobG said...

"...then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more."

And my answer to this is: Make your own damn pie, like the rest of us did.

MauserMedic said...

Bob,

Obviously, as you don't want to share your pie, you are......

wait for it.....


A RACIST!

I have feeling I'm going to be sick of that word for a long time. Like four years or so. Retch.