I Only Hear Crickets

By: Patti Bankson

Obama talks about how the rich are Bad. But, obviously, that’s only unless, or until, he needs them. He seems to have no problem being on the receiving end of a $38,800K per person (cozy) dinner at the home of a rich Hollywood producer, James Lassiter, attended by some of the rich, Left Coast “VIPs”. That gathering was followed by a bigger event at the home of Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, both of whom are rich. Of course, if someone were to ask him about the highlight of his time in Los Angeles, He’d probably say… the No. 9, “Country Boy” I ate… the time I spent shaking hands with the everyday folks… at “Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles”, in West L.A. After all, that’s who he wants us to believe him to be… just a down-home kinda guy, who secretly hates all the frills and thrills that come with wealth. Of course, you just can’t tell by looking… vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, trips to NYC for dinner, etc., etc. Don’t get me wrong… theoretically, I have no problem with someone enjoying the fruits of their labor. I start having a problem when theory flies in the face of reality. In Obama’s case, I think the reality is that both Obama’s (he and Michelle), loooove the perks, and enjoy enjoying the fruits of OUR labor… don’t really care where the perks come from, as long as they keep on comin’. I think they think they’ve died and gone to heaven. That’s not what’s “shocking” to me… what shocks me is the hypocrisy. How can you be so clearly enamored of riches while beating the rich over their heads simply because they’re… rich.

Truthfully, I’m sick of the “Anything to Get my job” political mentality. I’m just as sick of the “Anything to Keep my job” political mentality. Saying something that’s not true… saying whatever pops into your head that you think will further your cause, even if it’s a lie… pitting one group of citizens against another… stirring up racial animosity… is reprehensible. I don’t care whether it comes from Democrats or Republicans. Right now, that’s what the Obama-Biden ticket seems to be all about … Divide and Conquer. That’s putting aside the issue of the President of the United States doing, and saying, whatever he thinks it takes to make this 2012 election a win for him, and his party. If he changed the battle from Rich vs Poor to White vs Black, you’d hear people howling from sea to shining sea. I don’t hear any howls when he, or Joe Biden, say reprehensible, divisive things. In fact, all I hear from the other side of the aisle is… crickets.

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