“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” - Mark Twain
His Barackness is relying on his Hollywood-esque imagination and the belief that people will generally accept what they see in movies as fact. This is made quite clear in the release of yet another propaganda film about the Immaculated One. The Road We’ve Traveled is the fascinatingly inaccurate tale of President Barack Hussein Obama’s first, and hopefully only term. The film is 17 minutes of self-glorifying, fact avoiding, number manipulating, evidence ignoring, Constitution damning dribble. Men with credibility issues to spare appear testifying on behalf of their liberal God. The best defense given to us so far for the estimated $345,000 expense that went into the longest 17 minutes of film I’ve ever watched is to ignore the question. The film features a tired looking Tom Hanks, giving what appears to be one of his most hastily rehearsed performances of all time. Perhaps Obama lent him Teleprompter One for the occasion and the weight of such an honor was weighing heavy on the conscience of Mr. Hanks. Perhaps it was the fact that an overwhelming Obama defeat in November would seriously damage the credibility of Forrest Gump in the future. Mr. Hanks looks dramatically into the camera and with the insincere pleading we have come to love from our celebrities in times of need urges us all to “remember how far we’ve come and look forward to the work still to be done.” I’ll tell you what, Mr. Hanks…..you and your family live on MY budget from now until November 6, 2012 and we’ll see if you still feel the same way. You work your tail off from five-thirty every morning until ten, at the earliest, every night only to bring home enough money to scrape by and then tell me how far we’ve come, okay?
The truth is that we have traveled a long way, it’s just been in the wrong direction. It’s like trying to get to Denver from Saint Louis by going through Atlanta. Of course, that flight pattern might not be all that illogical to someone who never has to pay for a plane ticket. It might not be that out-of-the-way to someone who makes the schedule and enjoys watching his loyal subjects squirm under his refusal to follow it. You see, while His Barackness is spending $345,000 to make a movie about himself, the country to whom he’s pitching his masterpiece is suffering. Joseph Goebbels and Dax Sheppard would be extremely proud of the efforts made by Hollywood and Obamanyte. He has managed to take horrendously destructive decisions made during his Presidency and twist them so that they are actions worthy of our constant praise. Not only our praise, but the praise of history as well.
Sadly, this is the first in what is no doubt going to be a ton of propaganda films and infomercials soon to be released on behalf of America’s most polarizing President. The man has accumulated, over the course of three and a half years of constant campaigning, close to a billion dollars. He openly brags about it through his designated hype-men. Of course it’s intimidating, and that’s exactly what it’s supposed to be. No one has ever questioned the ability of His Barackness to run a campaign. What we do question is the fact that he is not spending ANY of that money to cover the taxpayer funded travel aboard Air Force One. Yes, I’m well aware of the fact that other Presidents have done the same thing, but not to the extent by which Obama is doing it. Obama uses Air Force One like his own, personal vehicle. That’s not “fair.” In a world where everybody has to be fair, and every playing field has to be level, Obama is campaigning at an estimated taxpayer expense of $181,757 PER HOUR according to the United States Military. That’s the cost of operating Air Force One these days. That doesn’t include the forward security teams, travelling staff, or event expenses…..just the flight. Before you liberals start going nuts about the fact that all presidents use Air Force One, let me clarify my position….. I don’t care if Obama is using the plane for governing reasons. As much as I despise the cost of flying this man’s dangerously infectious disease into the minds of other countries, the plane itself is a necessary perk of the Office. My problem is with Obama’s use of the plane for campaign purposes. His competition must pay their own way, so why shouldn’t Obama be asked to withdraw some funds from his “war-chest” to offset the expense he’s passing onto us. If I don’t agree with the message of a particular candidate, why should i have to fund their campaign in ANY fashion? I don’t care if other Presidents have done the same, that doesn’t make it right. Other presidents have not bragged about a billion dollar war-chest and then flown around the country at OUR expense to promote a movie about the “Road He’s Traveled.”
The road WE’VE traveled over the last three and a half years has been littered with broken promises and skewed morals. The signs alongside that road have displayed atrocious gas prices that continue to rise. We’ve been forced to dodge “green energy” failures like Solyndra and the burnt out, skeletal remains of Chevy Volts along the journey. We’ve watched helplessly as our home values have steadily declined with each passing mile. We can’t afford to buy the food along the only road your “leadership” has made accessible to us, yet we get to hear you make clever jokes at our expense. We get to hear that you believe us to be part of the “flat-earth society” because we happen to believe your claims of cooperation with the oil industry to be pure frontier gibberish. You’ve spent billions of our dollars in an attempt to force us to drive on your road in the official pace car of your ideology. When that car bursts into inevitable flames, we are now being forced to seek care in a facility of your choosing. Yes, Mr. President, it’s been a long road, for sure. You have carjacked us multiple times along this journey, and quite frankly sir, we have nothing left to give. You’ve stolen our patience and chopped it up for sale as parts. You’ve pawned our integrity for new rims and a hydraulic lift. You’ve ignored our pleas for leniency and you have cast aside the traditions and customs we hold dear as a people. The Constitution of the United States of America is not optional. Your complete disregard for this all-important document would be comical if not so potentially destructive. The road we’ve traveled has only been a vacation in the eyes of you and your insulated circle of self-worship. You’ve taken our concerns and ridiculed them; laughing at the fact that we are paying for your stage.
Christianity tells me that if I am able to resist the temptation to judge you, then I will be spared judgment. If I can refrain from condemning you, then I will not be condemned. The Bible (Luke 6:37-8) tells me that if I forgive you, I too will be forgiven but dammit if you’re not making that nearly impossible. THAT’s the road we, the American people have traveled since late 2008. We really appreciate that yours has been so much more glorious.
As always, thanks for playing.
J Robert Giles
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