Thursday, July 5, 2012

Mr. & Mrs. Cranky Pants !

So it turns out that the cool cat billed as "No Drama Obama" by his sycophants is actually quite a drama queen. While the White House publicly pretends to ignore media detractors of his administration of the country, Chief Touchy-Touchy seems to be personally consumed by those critiques.

Back in February, the "Amateur-in-Chief "  had himself a "Toddlers and Tiaras" style meltdown with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer after landing in Phoenix. As Brewer told reporters on the scene, Obama took umbrage at Brewer's recent memoir. She minced no words on the book's cover: Scorpions for Breakfast; My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media and Cynical Politicos to Secure America's Border. And she minced no words describing her impressions of Obama as they sparred over her state's tough immigration enforcement law. Brewer called Obama "condescending". She said, "He was a little disturbed about my book and complained I hadn't 'treated him cordially in it' and stalked off mid-sentence while I was still responding to him."

Journalist, Michelle Malkin mentions two other governors -- Rick Perry of Texas and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana -- have recounted similar presidential snit fits on the tarmac. He sulked over the letter Jindal wrote to Obama about giving Food stamps to Gulf oil spill victims. He bolted after a half-minute meeting with Perry at Austin Airport over border security issues. Perry said, "You know those 'petty grievances' of Washington politics that Obama has long condemned? Now it can be told: He knows whereof he squawks."

As New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor's new book, The Obamas, reveals, the president and his inner circle spent even more time carping about conservatives influence on public opinion. What "galled him" she observed, "was when they gained mainstream credibility in a supposed media that was favourable to him." What was especially galling was the release of a new book by Michelle Malkin called:  Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats; Crooks and Cronies.

Among many allegations, Malkin wrote that Michelle Obama --the President's "bitter half" --was secretly running the country in Lady Macbeth-like fashion. Malkin even took a hatchet to Mrs Obama's long dead father (Fraser Robinson) arguing with evidence that his job at a water plant made him part of the "the Chicago political corruptocracy."  The facts? It was former alderman, Leon Depres, who admitted that Mr Robinson's job in the city water department was a reward for loyalty to Mayor Daly's political faction. The department was "a renowned repository of patronage jobs." That revelation had Michelle blow-her-stack! She was angry for days.

It's the Illinois press that has long documented Mrs Obama's ties to Chicago "machine". It was Kantor herself who spotlighted the First Lady's internecine warfare with her husbands Cabinet. And from her angry meddling and aggressive Big Labor-backed push for a publicly subsidized food police corps. When Oprah Winfrey mentioned she maybe able to help, Michelle rebuffed her with "your over-weightness wouldn't look good for the program" and there has been a spiteful rivalry between them ever since. Mrs Obama has been openly expanding her East Wing fiefdom in Marie Antoinette-like fashion, Kantor reports. Maybe in November we'll see her and her husband get the "chop"!

The Way I See shouldn't take long before we see a FLOUS (First Lady of the United States) tarmac tantrum. We did get two divas for the price of one. As longtime observers of the royal Obamas have long observed: Mr. & Mrs. Cranky Pants' problem has never been the colour of their skin. It's the thinness.

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