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Friday, January 16, 2009

Andy Martin says the Obamas are the most vulgar, nouveau riche family to ever occupy the White House

Andy Martin criticizes Barack Obama for staging a $150 million "inauguration." Andy says that Obama's lavish spending will trigger resentment and reaction. Borrowing $150 million so Obama can strut around on January 20th is a disgrace to our nation. Obama should not be living the high life at a time when ordinary Americans are suffering economically. Martin says austerity should start at the White House and restrict the excesses of what is rapidly becoming the most vulgar presidency in history. Instead of mimicking Lincoln, Obama should be studying Lincoln, Martin says. Obama's "Lincolnesque" behavior is a parody of our greatest president.

Internet powerhouse Andy Martin says, "The Obama's are the most vulgar, nouveau riche family to ever occupy the White House. Our long national hangover is now beginning; we just don't realize it yet"

Martin says, "Borrowing money from China to stage an inaugural party shows just how far removed from reality Barack Obama really is"

"In 2009, Barry Obama is so 2008; maybe he should sit down with Robert Rubin and Bernie Madoff and see where his hubris will lead him

"The Obamas are not the Huxtables," says Andy

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(NEW YORK)(January 16, 2009) If you learned that your neighbors were planning to borrow $15,000, from you, to stage a birthday party, after they lost their jobs and their car needed fixing, you would be justifiably offended by your neighbor's contempt for reality. Would you lend them the money for a party?

Over the next few days, the United States is going to borrow $150 million to "inaugurate" Barry Obama as "president" of the United States. Our great national hangover is now beginning; we just don’t yet realize it.

Long ago, I started out liking Barack and Michelle Obama. Then she did her "Obama means less" routine and showed her arrogant, obnoxious and racist side. I don't care much for Michelle any more. For a long time I thought her husband Barry, was a sweet and decent person, even if I thought he was a total space cadet when it came to pubic policy. I called Obama the "world's greatest entertainer." John McCain took my phrase and turned it into the "word's greatest celebrity." We were both right.

I now find both Obamas rude, vulgar, nouveau riche and the wrong people for the times. They have lost touch with the zeitgeist.

Obama surfed into the White House in 2008 just as the world was slowly beginning to confront the reality of 2009: in the long run, borrowing money from your neighbors to stage a party creates ridicule, not admiration.

Barry says he is a "Lincoln president." Well, as Senator Lloyd Bentsen would have said, "I knew Abe Lincoln and you're no Abe Lincoln. You're an African-American Bernie Madoff, a sweet and likeable con man that is likely to leave the nation with a historic hangover."

Why am I so negative when the mainstream media are drugging the world with Obama propaganda? Because the media is using Obama the same way he is using them.

But someone ultimately has to pay the bills. That someone is you.

If I asked you to vote on whether we should borrow $150 million from China to "inaugurate" Obama, how many people would vote yes? How any Americans would be disgusted? But that's what we are doing. We're borrowing money from China to inaugurate Obama and no one even realizes the connection.

Why are U. S. media afraid to tell Americans the true cost of Barack Obama's "hangover inauguration" on January 20th?

A couple of weeks ago a somewhat gauche Republican created a media kerfluffle when he distributed copies of a parody of Barack Obama as the "Magic Negro." As often happens when someone missteps, the point was lost, on both the goofy Republican and on the media. The "Magic Negro" of Hollywood invention was actually a flattering term. A hero. A "savior." Obama is none of those. Barack Obama is no savior.

Actually, before long, people will be attaching another less flattering racial epithet to Obama, and it will fit perfectly. Barack Obama's causal attitude toward our money, and the way he is borrowing from the Chinese to feed his hunger for personal spectacle harkens back to a more biting racial stereotype. I won't go there, but you know what I mean.

As someone who joined the civil rights movement in 1963, and whose college roommate was African-American at a time when that was unusual, I should be giddy with joy this weekend. I wish I were. I'm not. Why?

When the history of this era is written, America will be seen as living in the past, and electing a man for the past when we needed someone to lead us into an uncertain future.

What sticks in my craw is that this country is engaging in "business as usual" at a time when we need a leader—an Abraham Lincoln, really—that knows "business as usual" is over. Business as usual in 2008, before the collapse on Wall Street, before trillion-dollar deficits, before the challenges of the shaky future, is dead and gone. Clearly, Obama does not realize that fact. Yet. And the media won’t tell us. Yet.

Americans may have thought they were voting for the Huxtables. Wrong.

Obama had perfect pitch for 2008. He surfed into leadership. The problem is, he's still surfing in the same direction while the rest of the world has reversed course.

You can argue with me if you wish, and I invite your reactions if you will, but here's my take on 2009, and why I believe that the Obama family will prove to be the most vulgar family ever to occupy the White House. Obama's parvenu ways will lead this nation to ridicule, embarrassment and even further world decline.

The logic of my views is not always apparent at the time, but I get paid to present a "contrarian" view. And that's exactly how I feel right now, watching Obama's excesses, the media's concealment and the wolf at the door.

This year, we could approach a $2 TRILLION dollar deficit if current trends continue. We are borrowing money from abroad to support our profligate national lifestyle. The Chinese piano player downstairs in the lounge is saving his paycheck so we can borrow his money to have a party upstairs with the girls in the rooms that rent by the hour. How long can this go on?

So what kind of a president do we need? Lincoln? Yes.

Lincoln was a sparse, simple man. He brought a sense of dignity and restraint, and even a touch of melancholy, to the White House at a time when the nation was sundered. There was no time for partying.

The vulgar Obamas are so out of touch they can’t even make up their minds which "designer dog" to bring into their household. Please.

"The people have no bread," Empress Marie Antoinette was told. "Why don't they eat cake," she replied. At a time when most people are finding it difficult to feed their dogs, and abandoning their pets to animal shelters, a family that can’t even make up its mind over which costly pooch to purchase is very much out of sync with the radically altered zeitgeist of 2009.

Back to borrowing money to stage a party.

You need to go to the London newspapers to find out how much Obama's binge next week is costing taxpayers.

United States media are afraid to put a total tab on Obama' excesses.

What kind of an example does a leader set when he borrows $150 million from foreign countries (who are, after all, financing our deficit) to stage a party for himself? Chinese leaders must be laughing. At us. Barack Obama? Or Idi Amin?

In October I was excoriated by the hard left media from the New York Times on down for saying on Sean Hannity's America, "If you love Hugo Chavez, you'll love Barry Obama." I was more accurate in my prediction than perhaps even I realized. Chavez is spending Venezuela into poverty; Obama is next in line to become a Chavista.

What we needed for 2009 was a president who said simply and truthfully, "At a time of economic distress, when Americans are suffering, and when current indications are the economy will get worse before it gets better (Obama's own words), we need to cut spending, starting with the White House, and starting with my own inauguration.

"I have asked President Bush to cut back on plans to spend large sums for my inauguration. We will scale down the security and pull in our perimeter. I have asked my friends and supporters to plan for a modest celebration. January 20th should be a day of prayer and supplication, not crass celebration and contempt for financial reality.

"We will begin out austerity program at the White House, where Michele and I will carefully scrutinize every expense and seek to reduce the cost of the presidency. We will use Air Force One less often, and cut back on lavish entertaining and unnecessary pomp."

Obama isn't making that speech. He is, sadly, going in the direction of the African-American stereotype that acts "enriched" by nonexistent and illusory wealth. At a time when we need modesty and restraint, he is pulling out all the stops. For himself.

Last month Obama went to Hawaii and stayed-at someone's expense, not his own—in a $3000 a day rental complex. He was too "big" to buy his own airplane ticket for his own "vacation." Someone had to pay for a private jet. When he "had" to move to Washington few days earlier for his daughters' sake, he took the entire floor of a luxury hotel, again at someone else's expense, instead of more modest lodgings.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a new expression, and a new challenge, for "Barry O," our zoot-suited leader at a time when we need a country pastor: "What Would Lincoln Do?"

I worked for a U. S. Senator who lived in a modest home in Northwest Washington. I still remember the address and the phone number: 2909 Davenport street, NW.

I knew the late Senator Paul Simon when, to use Obama's Bill Ayers phrase, Obama was only four years old. Paul Simon was a Lincoln scholar and a very modest man.

Lincoln? Would Lincoln have borrowed $150 million from China to stage his inauguration? Come on. Lincoln is turning in his grave every time Obama misuses and abuses Lincoln's memory with more falsification and fabrication.

There is something drastically wrong with us. No one will stand up (except maybe my own lonely voice) and say "How can we justify spending $150 million on an "inauguration" at a time when we are borrowing $2 trillion to pay our daily bills? How? Have we lost all sense of shame? Have we abandoned any connection with reality?

Do we still secretly think we are the world's only "superpower?" Are we addicts to our own illusions who have contempt for the reality of the rest of the world? It appears so.

No sensible family would borrow money to stage a party at a time when neighbors know the same people are borrowing money to pay for their groceries. We are borrowing money, and Barack Obama plans to borrow more money, to pass out groceries to people he says don’t have enough to eat. We are selling "bonds" to pay the gas and light bill. And Obama is borrowing $150 million to throw a party for himself at a time when we are unofficially stealing from our grandchildren by saddling them with an immeasurable debt that will catapult this great nation into perpetual poverty.

Yes, we needed a "change" in 2008, only we didn't yet know what kind of change. We didn’t yet know the markets were going to change; we didn’t yet know our retirement plans were going to change. We didn't yet know banks would fail and more and more people would lose their jobs. We didn’t yet know we would be asking foreign governments to finance our daily expenses, and our daily excesses.

There was a hint of what lay ahead, but not enough of a big, bad picture to scare us into rethinking our November 5th priorities. We needed a leader. We didn't get one. We got a freeloader.

We got Barry Obama.

And we got what we deserved: the most vulgar, uncouth and arrogant family ever to occupy the White House.

We got what we deserved because of our contempt for humanity, in borrowing money for years. We were spending money we didn't have to finance national and international binges in order to satisfy our egotistical sense of overweening nationality. Now we have Michelle and Barack, who are saying "let them eat cake" when they spend $150 million to stage a party for themselves.

In the 1980's, real estate speculator Gerald Gutterman rented the Queen Elizabeth II ocean liner to stage a bar mitzvah for his children. His excesses drew ridicule and heralded the end of that era of excess. Likewise several "big macher" hedge fund operators have recently enjoyed lavish million-dollar-plus birthday parties. Their excesses proved to be the end of their own era.

Sam Zell, he of Chicago, recently staged a vulgar birthday party for himself after buying the Chicago Tribune, and promptly filed for bankruptcy. From birthday excesses to bankruptcy? Sammy? We hardly knew ye. Sam, of course, was also spending other peoples' money, the retirement savings of his employees.

Obama clearly has many good role models for vulgarity and corruption in Chicago. "Screw the People" should be engraved on City Hall, the County Building and the State Capitol.

In time, Obama's $150 million inauguration will be seen in the same light: out of touch with reality, vulgar, overextended and contemptuous of the American people.

The Obama era will not end well. The disaster begins on January 20th.

As for myself, I am going out and buying a cake. Michelle has already warned us. We won’t have cake around much longer. For us anyway. By the time Obama is through with us, this nation will be impoverished. Cake will be a luxury most of us can no longer afford.

We will probably realize that fact too late. Too late to change from vulgarity to reality. Too late to get rid of Obama. I'm just a little "too early" right now. I'm out of step with Obama's parade.

I know what Lincoln would say about my fears and concerns.
"Thank God somebody stood up and told the truth."

The Obamas? They think they're "rich." Only they’re spending your retirement dollars, your hard-earned tax dollars to throw a party for themselves. They are spending other-peoples-money. Yours.

Have a party. The long national hangover begins on January 21st.

P. S. Bernie Madoff is still living in a $7 million dollar New York penthouse, "on bail." Courtesy of his victims. After admitting to stealing $50 billion dollars. America. It's a great country. Madoff and Obama. Perfect together.

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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting experience in radio and television. He is currently based in on the East Coast promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of

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Blogger infidelgranny said...

Andy, I could not agree with you more. What a sad, sad sorry excuse for a First Family. The blacks in this country deserve better than this mack daddy in the White House. Shame on the Obamas. That includes Michelle's mamma, too.

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