Just for the record, this common man does not envy or resent that President Obama flew up to New York just to take his wife to a show. I spent yesterday working with dirt and was too tired to do much of anything last night. But you know what? Both are ok. I did my gardening yesterday because I wanted to. It felt good. And I would much rather have a president who exudes confidence and style in these times than a Jimmy Carter. There's a however here though, you knew that didn't you?
However, there is this supposed climate crisis going on that is supposedly caused by humanity's profligate use of fossil fuels. As Rob from Say Anything writes:
I wouldn’t have such a problem with this, except that Obama’s the guy who is regulating what kind of cars we can drive for the sake of global warming. He’s going to put a carbon tax on us in the form of cap and trade. He said on the campaign trail that Americans can’t just set their thermostats wherever they want. Obama and his fellow liberals want to regulate just about every aspect of our lives, all in the name of the “climate change crisis.”
Yet, Obama can hop on a private jet and take his on a “date night”? I’m told that I have to sacrifice, but it’s all private jets and jets and luxury lifestyles for Obama and the rest of the liberal elite?
That's it exactly. Don't give me that "Thee, but not for me" crap, that just pisses me off. Three friggin' jets for him and his entourage so he can take his wife to a show and get back in time to sleep in his own bed. Reading various Democrats bending over backwards to defend Obama on this makes me laugh. Not the good laugh, the cynical "oh you freakin' hypocrites" laugh.
Special recognition goes to Alan Colmes, who brays, "...here’s Ronald and Nancy Reagan backstage at “Sugar Babies”, visiting with Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller on March 13, 1981." Well yeah, he also spent at least one night in New York and conducted some business while he was there. You dumbass, you think we can't check?
When Obama and the rest of the Democrats start acting like climate change is real I might take them seriously. Might. Either they don't really believe it though, or they are so arrogant as to think they can live like Soviet politburo members while the rest of us suck it up. Does that rest easy with you?