I had supper tonight with some friends whose brother works at Disney World. They told me that last week Obama visited Disney World for a photo opportunity (supposedly promoting Florida tourism) and a big section of the park had to be completely shut down.
The security measures necessary to support this publicity stunt were extraordinary. Disney employees were all wanded down TSA style, military snipers were positioned on the tops of every building, and the air was said to be thick with helicopters.
As they were telling me this, two questions seized my brain. The first was, “Ohmygod how much did all this cost the taxpayers and Disney?” And the second question was, “Is this guy Obama really worth it?”
Obama is a sell-out figurehead just like all the other politicians. All the security measures and trappings of power are just stage dressing to convince us that Obama really matters. He doesn’t. He gets to play the role of President for a time, while in reality he is someone else’s bitch.
If Obama had any real power or integrity, he would be keeping his campaign promises (which he is not).
The idea I cannot shake off is that, surrounded by Secret Service details, swat teams, and swarms of helicopters, these buffoon politicians have to be experiencing ego inflation on a monumental scale. Even though they know they’re just the puppets of the real powers-that-be, on some level these politicians start believing their own phony press.
Obama probably has Lincolnesque visions of grandeur dancing in his head. What a crock.
It is stunning to me that our political process in America has reduced us to “choosing” between the lesser of two evils. Can you imagine the gross inflation of ego that would occur if Newt Gingrich were elected to the presidency? He is already a big enough windbag without pumping him up even more.
By the way, if you delight as much as I do in windbag jokes, my friend George Phenix has a choice collection of quotes and observations about the “fair weather spouse (and ally?)” on his blog at http://www.blogofages.net/2012/01/newt-gingrich-jerk.html. Check it out. You won’t be disappointed.
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