Posted by Meg | Posted in Experience, Obama, US Senate, Videos | Posted on 30-10-2008
Tags: bad habits, Barack Obama, US Senate, Videos, YouTube
Really? Seriously? And this is the man we’re supposed to elect as President? Sorry, but is he going to show up late to important peace negotiations?
Ugh. I know this is a departure from my usual posts, but this just bugs the crap out of me. We’re supposed to elect him based on only 143 days of experience in the Senate, and yet here we see that not only did he have the bad habit of mostly voting “present”, but he also shows up late all the time. Was he too busy appearing on Oprah, writing his third memoir, and having coffee with Rashid Khalidi? Was he perhaps taking an extra smoking break or two, or three, or four? I mean, this is his job! He gets paid well for it! Those are very, very important committee hearings!! Now he’s applying for the most important job in the world, and he’s tardy?!
Ugh, ugh, ugh. Again, sorry this isn’t a nice fact-based essay, but man, this just bugs me to no end. Plus I’ve been up all night again, I have the flu, I feel like crap, and thus am in a particularly bad mood. *sigh* I should be writing a post about his awful 30-minute infomercial, but I just can’t bring myself to handle that right now. I mean, holy freaking crap, can you imagine how much money that must have cost?! That’s a sure sign that he has raised way too much money and honestly, I can’t help but wonder where all of that’s coming from. We already know about the fraudulent donation registrations, but come on, that amount of money cannot be coming solely from individual people sending him money online. Not that kind of money.
*sigh* And of course, never mind the fact that he promised to accept public financing.
Heh, but one thing about it that does make me giggle, is that a friend of mine said that during part of the infomercial, a guy was interviewed who said he had been laid off his job at an auto plant, and he was talking about how times are so tough for him financially. Um, yet he took his family out to eat. It showed him paying the $26 bill, so it’s not even like Barack took them out to dinner. That’s the sort of guy my hard earned money is supposed to be redistributed to, so he and his family can eat out while he’s out of work? Sorry, that’s just kinda… stupid. But somehow funny. In a sad way. I dunno about you, but whenever my Dad was scared about losing his job, we didn’t even wait for him to get laid off before we stopped going out. Not only that, but we cut back our regular meals to cheaper, more basic food. Sorry, but the nice family outings to Bennigans kinda have to stop when you’re laid off. Do you have any idea how much basic food that $26 could have bought? His family could have been fed nicely for at least a week, if not more. Be smart with your money, people! Or is that not necessary when the government doles all that out for you?
Argh. Fevers make me cranky, sorry. I promise, I’ll get better and write a nice, long, fact-based essay for you next time. Until then, I think I’m gonna crash.