October 20, 2009 9:51 AM
America's Perons? Obamas live lavishly while jobs are lost and soldiers die
Love the way the media spins the Obama's compulsive and expensive partying as "promoting the arts."
CAPITAL CULTURE: Obamas big on White House gigs
By NANCY BENAC (AP) - 10 hours ago
WASHINGTON -- Michelle and Barack Obama sat one table over from J. Lo and Marc Anthony, and all four of them were rocking in their seats as Sheila E. shook the house -- well, really the tent.
The latest installment of the White House music series was too big for the East Room, so a high-wattage assortment of Latin musicians sent pulsating, can't-help-but-bob-along rhythms tumbling out of a giant tent on the mansion's South Lawn.
As it happens, music of all sorts -- rock, jazz, country, classical -- has been busting out of the White House all year long.
Presidents have long used the White House as a platform to showcase the best of music and the arts: Chester Arthur staged the first formal East Room concert in the late 1800s.
But the Obamas are demonstrating a commitment to use the White House to promote the arts in a huge way. And they're not just tapping safe, living legends: Fresh faces like bachata band Aventura and Mexican pop sensation Thalia (who lured Obama on to the dance floor briefly) shared a stage with gray eminence Jose Feliciano at last week's Fiesta Latina.
Read more at AP.
Can you imagine if Bush had spent so much on lavish entertainment in the White House - even in the best of financial times? And while our soldiers are losing their lives in Afghanistan as Obama "deliberates" on what course of action to take, ignoring the pleas of his generals for more troops to protect the ones we have there?
And yet America's underclass and Uncle TOM (Tired Old Media) still idolize the Obamas, choosing to live vicariously through their self-indulgence.
Shades of Evita Peron! I'm not that fond of the movie version of the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical, but they've kept the stage version off YouTube. What I'd like you to see is how Star Quality blinded the people of Argentina to the Perons' "redistribution of wealth" that ended up stripping Argentina - rich in resources - of its status as one of the ten richest nations and sent it into a socialist decline - all because people believed the Perons' lies.
Antonio Banderas is playing Che Guevara, whose path did not really cross Evita's, but who Weber used as a theatrical conceit to comment on the hypocrisy of the Perons:
Wake up, America!!
I seem to recall that one of the reasons the Washington elite disliked President George W. Bush was because he went to bed early instead of partying with them! They also mocked him for exercising too much. He was a little too wholesome for them ;-)
Posted by: Cici Wife | October 20, 2009 12:57 PM
Wow, I would never have thought of that myself but it's astonishingly accurate.
Posted by: Katie | October 20, 2009 3:00 PM
I believe that America is waking up thanks to shows like "Glen Beck" and "O'Reilly". I listen and watch faithfully.
I want my country back. I continue to pray for God's strength.
Posted by: Diana Brown | October 20, 2009 6:30 PM