Apparently the Obama family holiday in the islands will run us taxpayers $4,113,038, and that's not counting snow cones, leis, surfboard rentals and assorted Hawaiian souvenirs. Still, it's hard to begrudge the man his vacation. After all, for months now, it's been one damn fundraiser after another, broken up only by a daily round of golf and an hourly excoriation of Republican congressmen. A schedule like that can take it out of anyone.
I probably shouldn't be making fun of Obama. After all, I have it on good authority – the U.S. attorney general, no less – that the only reason anyone would criticize either of them is because of their race. Frankly, I have to admit I hadn't thought of it that way. I honestly thought that people criticized Eric Holder because, among other things, his Department of Justice had green-lighted Operation Fast and Furious, which resulted in the murder of an American border agent, and because he had refused to indict the Black Panthers for voter intimidation. I was also naïve enough to believe that most Americans were opposed to Obama because of Obamacare, the trillion-dollar stimulus and because he admitted that he wasn't entitled to a second term if he failed to turn around the economy during his first term.
On the other hand, at the risk of being labeled a racist, I must confess that I personally don't like Obama. For one thing, I can't stomach his arrogance. During his "60 Minutes" interview with Steve Kroft, he bragged that in modern times no president, except for FDR, LBJ and Lincoln, had accomplished more than he during their first two years in office!
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Quite a stretch to refer to Lincoln's administration as modern times, but no more of a stretch than to boast about a record that includes Obamacare, caving in to Russian demands by selling out Poland and Czechoslovakia, and a trillion dollar stimulus whose major achievement was to help lower America's credit rating for the first time in history.
Compared to this egomaniac, even Donald Trump manages to look humble.
I also don't like Obama's attacking Republicans in the House and Senate, claiming they won't compromise, when we all know that when he says compromise, what he really means is capitulation.
For instance, he told us that the moratorium on payroll taxes had to be extended or the typical middle-class family would be hit with $1,000 more in 2012 taxes. But, for mysterious reasons, Chairman Obama only wanted it extended for two months. When the Republicans said a two-month moratorium would only result in pro-rated savings of $167, and suggested the bill should cover the entire year, thus saving the folks the other $833, Obama insisted they were being unreasonable.