Cancel Camelot, enter CamelRot. “Ask not what you can do for your country, demand what your country can do for you” is the poet/Messiah Obama’s slogan in the apocalyptic laugh riot which is America today.
We thought any and all Thorazine delusions which remained post primary season of Obama as JFK ended with a thud soon after his dreadful inaugural speech. We thought any and all acid trips that hallucinated Michelle Obama as a latter day Jackie ended badly at the sight of the inaugural bandage dress. But we are too rational. We are too sober. For those smoking the pipe it remained Camelot, not CamelRot.
We first mentioned CamelRot back in December 2008. Back then we thought a Special Prosecutor could save the nation and we quoted a nursery rhyme “There was a crooked man, And he walked a crooked mile….” So it was with great amusement that we saw today the headline “Michelle Obama’s White House is ‘not Camelot‘”
Now, we don’t know if this is a story which Politico saved for publication on a day few want to do any work. But yes dear readers, it’s not Camelot in that ghoul’s White House. Bear with us as we quote a few lines from Politico‘s brilliantly insightful essay originally written in crayon:
“She has glamorized kitchen gardening, spotlighted childhood obesity and invited thousands of students, many of them minorities, to official White House events.”
“[G]lamorized kitchen gardening?” Really? “[I]nvited thousands” is an achievement? Really? Put herself in a spotlight is an accomplishment? Really? But we are being pedantic. Let’s continue with the masterpiece from Politico:
“There has been no attempt to reach out to people they don’t see as their people,” said the wife of a senior administration official, who doesn’t have Chicago ties. “They don’t reach out to even people in the administration who aren’t from their inner circle.”
“It’s extremely business-like,” she added, before invoking a comparison with the early days of the Kennedy administration. “It’s not Camelot.”
And maybe that is the problem. The return to the White House of an attractive couple with two young children on a tide of idealism placed an impossible burden on both the president and his wife.”
Poor Barack and Michelle. The impossible burdens they bear. Jesus carried a lighter cross. Velma does not know what suffering is. Has the world ever witnessed such suffering as Barack and Michelle endure?
“Because of the campaign, people expected Obama and the first lady to revitalize some of the glamour of the White House and bring Camelot back to Washington,” said Julian Zelizer, a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University who has studied recent presidencies.
“But the realities of Washington make that difficult. We’re in an era where it’s hard to recreate Camelot. People are increasingly cynical about politics and it’s really a partisan world. I don’t think either party would allow the president of the opposite party and the first lady to enjoy that kind of existence.”
One telling indication of that reality: In the first few months in the White House, the Obama’s hosted half a dozen cocktail parties to get to know members of Congress. As the health care debate became more heated last spring and Obama became more of a Republican target, the cocktail parties were abruptly ended.”
Has there ever been such suffering? Compose yourselves dear readers as you learn of the sufferings Michelle carries on her very broad shoulders. In fact, take a break. Walk to your serenity room and light incense on your altars to Barack and Michelle. Take some deep breaths. ShamWow those tears away. Here’s a musical intermission to provide time while we all regain our composure:
Having dabbed our tears away, we may now proceed to bear witness to the sufferings of Michelle on the Cross:
“To be sure, the first lady has made a concerted effort to establish “the people’s house” by inviting thousands of guests to cultural shows at the White House including jazz, classical and Broadway performances. She also opened up “the backyard” to host a series of sports clinics and other outdoor activities to promote her “Let’s Move!” initiative and held more than a dozen events in her kitchen garden, which has garnered worldwide attention and praise.
And she and her husband have hosted Super Bowl parties for administration officials and members of Congress (and their families) on both sides of the aisle.
In 2009, according to a White House aide, the visitors office delivered “record breaking attendance and welcomed more guests than any year post 9/11″ with more than 600,000 people. In 2010, the aide pointed out that the office has already exceeded 2009 numbers.”
How can any other work get done when the staff has to prepare for so many parties and cope with Michelle’s tears at the same time? Such suffering! Such gallantry! And meanwhile the ungrateful and dreary jobless think only of themselves and not the travails of Barack and Michelle!
“And now with advent of the holiday season, the first lady is ramping up the social calendar, hosting more than a dozen parties for Congress, administration officials, press, military families and wounded troops as well as civic, faith and business leaders respectively.
“We plan on welcoming over 100,000 guests in December alone and our total guest count is projected to be slightly over 800,000,” the aide said.”
No more, please. We cannot bear to hear of the hardships any more. How can so much sacrifice come from just two people and their hundreds or thousands of staff people? We require another break to contemplate the suffering and our ingratitude. We’ll be right back.
We’re back, with dried tears, and quivering lips. More suffering from Michelle:
“Last summer, the first lady vacationed in Spain with her old pal Anita Blanchard, whose husband Marty Nesbitt is the president’s close friend. Chicago friends Eric and Cheryl Whitaker have joined the family on vacation in Hawaii and even at the president’s Nobel Prize ceremony last year.”
Perhaps we have been wrong. We had no idea life was so tough for Barack and Michelle. Perhaps we have been wrong. We just did not know.
For 500 years Michelangelo’s hidden image of a human brain on the Sistine Chapel remained a secret. But that centuries old secret pales in comparison to the secret torments of Barack and Michelle. What a revelation we have all unsealed today thanks to Politico!
Thanks to the Onion, usually a satirical multimedia organization, we can now more fully appreciate the genius of Barack’s genius. He’s a genius. When once we would have mocked the lugubrious drone of indecision; celebrated the growing awareness of the vapidity of the river of words; now we see the genius as “Obama Outlines Moral, Philosophical Justifications For Turkey Pardon“.
What American cannot sleep soundly knowing such a man, along with such a woman, reside in the White House?
What American, prepared to be groped on their way to Thanksgiving Day celebrations, secure in the knowledge that the privileged in government will not be subjected to indignities, does not feel something swell within them at the thought of such historic leadership?
Of course there are malcontents. This lot demands respect and has launched something called “National Opt Out Day“. They are not content to bow before TSA Chief John Pistole even as he warns the nation’s air travelers “against protesting the intrusive groping procedures now used at airports.”
The disgruntled, willing neither to be radiated nor groped are planing to protest:
“Holiday travelers dismayed by airport body scans planned protests at bustling airports Wednesday, while the head of the nation’s transport security agency urged passengers to comply with searches to reduce the possibility of delays on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
A loosely organized effort dubbed National Opt-Out Day plans to use flyers, T-shirts and, in one case, a Scottish kilt to highlight what some call unnecessarily intrusive security screenings. [snip]
Robert Shofkom wasn’t too worried about delayed flights, maybe just strong breezes.
The 43-year-old from Georgetown, Texas, said he planned for weeks to wear a traditional kilt — sans skivvies — to display his outrage over body scanners and aggressive pat-downs while catching his Wednesday flight out of Austin.
“If you give them an inch, they won’t just take in inch. Pretty soon you’re getting scanned to get into a football game,” the IT specialist said. [snip]
One Internet-based protest group called We Won’t Fly said hundreds of activists would go to 27 U.S. airports Wednesday to pass out fliers with messages such as “You have the right to say, `No radiation strip search! No groping of genitals!’ Say, `I opt out.'”
How can anyone “Opt out” of this Camelot we inhabit? How can these “Opt Out” ingrates not realize the torments Barack Obama and Michelle Obama endure every moment? They think only of themselves.
As we all prepare to celebrate the blessings of liberty tomorrow, we should all remember the character and content of the occupants of the White House.
We’ll continue to “Opt In” for freedom and liberty and the right to speak out.
Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels to all.