posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 04:13 PM
While America's economy continues to spiral into oblivion, Obama and Michelle are partying it up in the White House every week:
Since the presidency changed hands less than six weeks ago, a burst of entertaining has taken hold of the iconic, white-columned home of
America's head of state. Much of it comes on Wednesdays. The stately East Room, where portraits of George and Martha Washington adorn the walls, was
transformed into a concert hall as President Barack Obama presented Stevie Wonder with the nation's highest award for pop music on Wednesday. A week
before that, the foot-stomping sounds of Sweet Honey in the Rock, a female a cappella group, filled the East Room for a Black History Month program
first lady Michelle Obama held for nearly 200 sixth- and seventh-graders from around the city. Cocktails were sipped during at least three such
receptions to date, all held on Wednesdays. Bookending the midweek activity were a Super Bowl party for select Democratic and Republican lawmakers
and a dinner for governors, the new administration's first black-tie affair. It was capped with a performance by the 1970s pop group Earth, Wind and
Fire. And a conga line. The flurry of entertaining is in keeping with the Obamas' promise to make the White House a more open place for everyone.
The governors' dinner was "a great kickoff of what we hope will be an atmosphere here in the White House that is welcoming and that reminds
everybody that this is the people's house," Obama told the state chief executives after they had dined on Maryland crab, Wagyu beef, Nantucket
scallops and citrus salad. "We are just temporary occupants. This is a place that belongs to the American people and we want to make sure that
everybody understands it's open," he said. At the dinner in the State Dining Room, the Obamas looked comfortable, chatting and smiling with their
guests. Afterward, they escorted the governors down the hall to the East Room, which had been arranged with few tables and chairs to encourage dancing
to "September," "Boogie Wonderland" and other hits from a musical group Obama listened to growing up. The conga line formed after the media were
escorted out and, apparently, after Obama had called it a night. "Thank you also for waiting until I had left before you started the conga line,"
the president told the governors the next morning. "I hear it was quite a spectacle." Some Obama guests say he immediately puts them at ease. He
indulges them and serves cookies, too
Now compare the parties for Stevie Wonder, Sweet Honey in the Rock,conga lines, and Earth, Wind and Fire, with Obama's statement that " the working
class must be responsible and that we must sacrifice."
Do you think this is sacrifice on Obama's part?
After you, YOU and I are paying for these lavish parties. Imagine if FDR had done this during the Depression.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, AIG got their 4th bailout today. I guess they had to send their executives to another California Spa for more massages
Another day on the road to complete destruction of the American Way.
[edit on 2-3-2009 by ProfEmeritus]