Sunday, January 25, 2009

Mainstream Media Takes A Cue From Monica Lewinsky

It's less than a week after Mr. Obama's inauguration, and I'm already weary of the barely-metaphorical schlong-slobbering the media is bestowing upon The One™ and His family.

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer: "A first family that's not only endearing, but is one we can identify with and strive to be"!!

A young, busy, uncommonly traditional family moved into the White House last week, enchanting the nation, inspiring parents and offering a new model of the American family.

Well, okay...if an "uncommonly traditional family" consists of two millionaire ivy league attorneys who were married by a racist anti-semite and who espouse socialism.

Color me less than enthused.

Barack Obama, America's 44th president, arrived with a clan that smacks of an earlier era. Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, are the youngest residents of the Executive Mansion since the Kennedy children -- Carolyn and John John -- romped through the Oval Office in the 1960s.

Given that the allegedly "post-racial" Mr. Obama is demonstrably anything but, I'm highly amused at the statement he "arrived with a clan that smacks of an earlier era". Would that be the "Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) as a young Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan" era?

And I loved the heavy-handed reference to the Kennedy kids - Carolyn, an upper class twit who thought she was entitled to a U.S. Senate seat and John-John, an upper class twit who slightly overestimated his piloting abilities.

But where some see an endearing reflection of the traditional nuclear family, others glimpse a household of the future. A family loving and religious, egalitarian and multicultural. With two adorable kids and room for the mother-in-law, the First Family seems to offer something any parent can identify with and strive toward.

Religious? Sure...if you don't mind a religion such as Black Liberation Theology which lionizes idiots like Jeremiah Wright (head pastor of the church Mr. Obama attended for nearly twenty years), who spout racist filth:

"Africans have a different meter, and Africans have a different tonality. Europeans have seven tones, Africans have five. White people clap differently than black people. Africans and African-Americans are right-brained, subject-oriented in their learning style. They have a different way of learning."

Loving? Mr. Obama referred to the white grandmother who raised him as "a typical white person" prior to tossing her into the crowd underneath his bus.

Egalitarian? I guess that's why the Obama girls are attending a tony private school, rather than the failing public schools which are supposed to be perfectly adequate for us proles.

Multicultural? We keep being told that Mr. Obama's is "America's First Black President", an appellation he has been only too glad to accept. But he's actually at least half-white. You can't have it both ways, folks. Was he "black" before the election and "multicultural" now?

I find racial identity politics so damned confusing, as I tend to judge people by their character. Silly me.

(Query: Does this mean that Bill Clinton has become "America's Zeroth Black President"?)

The article continues in a similarly smarmy vein; frankly, I can't bear to snark on any more of it.

Sadly, the drooling adoration has also infected our cousins across the pond, as witness this in The Sunday Times: Michelle Obama: America's Lady Diana?

Michelle Obama’s flair for fashion has captivated Washington and set the hearts of glossy magazine editors aflutter. She has already eclipsed Carla Bruni, the super-model chanteuse and wife of Nicolas Sarkozy, the hyperactive French president. Not since Diana, Princess of Wales, has there been such a glamorous role model at the apex of society.

I would point out that what probably eclipsed Ms. Bruni was actually Mrs. Obama's non-trivial fundament.

Michelle, 45, has a theatrical sense of style, from off-the-rack colourful clothes from J Crew at less than $100 a throw, to pricey designer outfits such as the sparkling lemongrass matching dress and coat that she wore to the inauguration ceremony. But she is determined to carve out a role at the White House that is more than national clothes horse.

Ru Paul also possesses a "theatrical sense of style"; just sayin'...


That's it...I can't stand any more; GAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!

Labels: ,


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the Pope. He has quite the fashion sense, too. In fact he and Michelle dress very much alike.


25/1/09 22:55  
Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Jerrie -


(But Michelle has a larger butt, methinks.)

26/1/09 10:17  

Post a Comment

<< Home