Another day, another totally discredited myth about the Obamas being rehashed by the disinformation propagation syndicate known as the right wing blogosphere.
From the telegraph UK:
The Racist right is constantly attempting to frame Obama as arrogant and out of touch. The only problem is he’s taken drastically less vacation time than the previous Republican president, G-Dubs. The post breathlessly ask if it was right for the Obama’s to fly their dog Bo out to their vacation spot on Martha’s Vineyard in a separate plan while troops abroad were having their rations cut. Why does a dog get a separate plane all to fly to an extravagant liberal enclave while soldiers starve? The entire question is a false premise completely. But what’s even more amusing is that it’s constructed from two situations that occurred years apart. Let’s start with the plane story.
Snopes.com has an excellent explanation of the Bo plane story and how the dog was actually in a plane full of other people heading to Maine as well. Since Air Force One couldn’t land at the small Maine airport, two smaller planes were used and Bo went on the plane behind the Obamas. But this story is not from today and it’s not flying to Martha’s Vineyard. So that all by itself would be a mendacious twisting of the truth. But we add on the starving troops for extra affect. That too is a wild twisting of the truth.
The post insinuates that this extravagant dog plane trip is being done while troops are being given less food to eat in the field of battle. The basis of this part of the smear is due to the United States scaling back the war in Afghanistan, that a majority of Americans want over now. The military’s retrograde of the war requires dismantling the supply lines and equipment for the four hot meals a day that were being served troops. The military is not eliminating two of the four meals. They are instead moving to MREs for these two meals of the day. Nobody is having their rations cut at all, it’s just not going to be hot. Nobody is saying the troops should be happy about this, but they are by no means receiving less food by any definition. The politics of any small normal occurrence is so desperately twisted to make Barack Obama into something he’s not. It says everything you need to understand about the complete lack of principles and policy on the American conservative right that this poorly constructed straw man of manufactured outrage even exists.
Furthermore, the cost of transporting and protecting the President is going to be relatively high no matter who has been elected as POTUS and no matter where he/she visits. That is how it has always been and always will be.
I suspect the unmitigated outrage and indignation about taxpayer cost for everything and anything done by THIS President is a matter of some complexion.
Speaking of the truth, Upon further research, turns out Obama HAS worked a day in his life.
in 1979, Ice cream scooper in a Honolulu Baskin-Robbins President-elect Barack Obama worked at this South King Street ice cream shop located on a major street.
The workers and manager at the ice cream shop confirmed that Mr. Obama worked there.
In 1991, Obama accepted a two-year position as Visiting Law and Government Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School to work on his first book.
He then taught at the University of Chicago Law School for twelve years—as a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996, and as a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004—teaching constitutional law.
I have more examples, but you don’t care!
Here is the truth! Bo, a Portuguese water dog, hitched a ride on one of two Osprey MV-22 helicopters that landed with various personnel ahead of President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, The Telegraph newspaper in Britain reported.
LANDED with various Personnel. Try researching something first.
Obama is not Muslim, enough already. Muslims are currently observing the holy month of Ramadan when they fast from dawn till dusk, is Obama fasting from dawn till dusk? I doubt it, and also Muslims don’t drink alcohol, remember the whole beer summit thing? Obama is not Muslim, and if he is then he is a pretty bad one.
No … on all five counts … some people who accepted a dimwit who cheated his way into the presidency in 2000 and voted him in again are quite happy to criticize Obama for any reason they can … BTW who exactly did Obama ‘usurp’ … Mittens … no … President Obama won handsomely … ! President Obama is not Anti-American … his only problem in the eyes of some is his name and his color … !
Obama is a good man. Republicans go nuts on him because his ethics is unmatched by anyone in their party. And he’s a black dude with a funny name.
Is he a commie? Nope.
Born in Kenya. Nope.
A narcissist thinks that he is the most powerful man in the world.
Obama actually is the most powerful man in the world.
Is Obama a Narcissist?—Not anymore then other politicians. All politicians have to be somewhat of a narcissist because it is required for political skill to think yourself as the greatest. Imagine a politician with self-esteem issues and how unsuccessful they would be.
Is Obama a fraud?—No not at all. He is 100% elected by the voters.
Is Obama a traitor to America?—No. You may not agree with his policies but that doesn’t make one a traitor.
Is Obama a usurper and what does that mean? No Obama is not an usurper. To be an usurper means one with an illegitimate or controversial claim to power. Obama was elected legally by the people. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usurper
There is a very, very, very long list of right-wing lies that too many people believe, either because they desperately want to believe or they’re just stupid.
Calling the POTUS a POS and a fraud seems to the usual calling call for you right-wing racists and bigots like them!