Saturday, March 17, 2012

Michelle Obama Sent Me This Creepy Letter

Got this email from Michele Obama, since I have signed up for barackobama.com emails.

B. --

I see this happen a lot:

Someone in a crowd yells at my husband, "We love you, Barack."

That's when he interrupts himself, smiles really big, and says, "I love you back." And he does.

That's why Barack's dinners with supporters mean so much to him -- because they give him a chance to show it and to say thanks.

I can say from experience you won't want to miss out on the next dinner. I hope you'll consider donating $3 -- or whatever you can to support the campaign -- and be automatically entered today:

[redacted]

Thank you,

Michelle
It's hard to get my mind to come to grips with all that's wrong with this. The shamelessness with which it was sent is a nice starter. Bragging not about your husband's accomplishments, but about how many groupies he has? And Obama's response is not the humble "thank you" of a man who might be uncomfortable with such adulation, because his native humility reminds him that he is not perfect. Rather, he responds as the immature rock star who wants more and more.

Next the image of Obama as loving father figure to the masses of adoring fans smacks of a personality cult worthy of Kim Jong Il. He is not our father figure, he is a fellow citizen of the Republic. He is the President, to be sure, but that position is limited and temporary.

What do you think? I am too harsh?

4 comments:

  1. Never before has one man noted how so many people love the fact that never before has one man changed the world by the fact that never before have we elected someone like this one man.

    Err, or something like that.

    No, you're not being too harsh.

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  2. KT, thanks for commenting. For some reason your comment got caught in the spam filter.

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  3. Perfectly in keeping with this administration's view of itself. Preening, posturing narcissism at its finest. Link forthcoming.

    Dean

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