Saturday, December 31, 2011

“Let them eat surimi!” [Reader Post]

Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at 8:29 am
It’s all so weird. It’s all so unseemly. Multi-millionaires begging for $3 and selling themselves off in raffles.
The email Michelle Obama sent to me:
This holiday has felt a bit like one last long, deep breath before we plunge into 2012.
This time next year, I don’t want us to have any regrets. I want to be able to say we rose to the task, and got it done. We’ve all got some work to do right now.
Over the next 11 months we’ve got an organization to grow, voters to register, and people to get fired up.
I hope you’ll close out this year by donating $3 or more now to help make sure we’re ready for the next one:
Thank you so much, and happy new year,
P.S. — Also, when you donate today, you are automatically entered for a chance to be one of three supporters to have dinner with Barack and me.
She vacations in Hawaii each year at a cost of $4 million, takes her own jets to vacation destinations all at taxpayer expense, wears $500 Lanvin sneakers to help the poor, $2000 Mexican tablecloths on vacation, and she wants us to to rise to the task and send her $3 so she won’t have any regrets.
Barack sent me this email:
It’s not all that often that Michelle and I get to host a casual meal with friends.
That’s one of the reasons we’re both excited about the upcoming dinner with three supporters and your guests.
It’s the first one we’ve ever done like this together, and we’d love to have you and whoever you choose to join us.
Chip in $3 or whatever you can today — and you’ll automatically be entered to be one of our dinner guests.
I enjoy these dinners not just because they’re a way to connect with supporters across the country.
They also say a lot about what kind of campaign we’re running.
We don’t take a dime from D.C. lobbyists or special-interest PACs — never have and never will. Instead, we believe in the kind of politics that gives everyone a seat at the table — so we’re literally offering these seats at dinner to folks who are willing to step forward and be a part of it.
There are just a few days left to add your name for a chance to be one of our guests at the next dinner, and help build this campaign before 2012 finally arrives.
Make a donation of $3 or whatever you can today — and automatically enter to be there:
As soon as he was done saddling us with a trillion dollar failed stimulus, Barack Obama sucked down a meal of $100 per serving Wagyu beef.
When he got to Hawaii, Obama headed right for Morimoto’s. There are countless sushi restaurants in Hawaii but few as tony as Morimoto’s, where the Oyster Foie Gras runs $22 per piece.
Then he ate at Alan Wong’s, another exclusive locale, and it’s estimated that he spent at least $260, or 13 weeks’ worth of middle class tax cuts.
The Obama’s, who deny themselves nothing in the face of a poor economy (“Middle Class Warriors” as Keith Koffler describes them), the Obama’s, who eat the best food at the best at the best restaurants at our expense, invite YOU to send $3 so you can share a “casual meal” with them.
Waygu beef and martinis for them, beer and pizza for their supporters.
That’s as good a metaphor for this Presidency as it gets.
A couple of days ago Mitt Romney compared Barack Obama to Marie Antoinette:
“When the president’s characterization of our economy was, ‘It could be worse,’ it reminded me of Marie Antoinette: ‘Let them eat cake,’ ” Romney told The Huffington Post in an interview Thursday.
With the Obamas dining on the finest food, enjoying the best vacations, not letting Presidentin’ get in the way of his 91 rounds of golf, Romney’s got a point.
It’s good to be Queen.