Last week, President Obama embarked on another campaign swing through the Western states trying to outrun the ghost of Jimmy Carter. President Obama is once again traveling the country, promising to hand out treats but the real trick is on the American people. The tired, failed liberal policies he is peddling door to door have led to a nightmarish 9.1 percent unemployment rate and a frightful $15 trillion debt. Unlike the costumed children who will arrive on your doorstep tonight begging for candy, President Obama is begging for money and votes.
It is no surprise that, with Halloween right around the corner, President Obama made a pilgrimage to Hollywood last week where people play dress-up every day. While Americans suffer, President Obama palled around with Hollywood celebrities to raise money for his $1 billion campaign. From his attendance at a star-studded fundraiser in Hollywood, to his fourth appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, it is spooky to see just how tone deaf and out-of-touch President Obama really is. I guess “change you can believe in” really means “show me the money” in the land of make believe.
One of President Obama’s most intriguing meetings in Hollywood occurred at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. It was billed by the Hollywood Reporter as a “Secret Meet-and-Greet” of well-connected Hollywood types and the President. According to the Hollywood Reporter, a source in the room said the President needed their help to “engage” the Hollywood community. One can surmise from this meeting that President Obama is spooked that people see right through his rock star costume to the one hit wonder he truly is.
It is a fright when the President of the United States has to rely on Hollywood to help with his public persona. Americans want real solutions to our country’s problems, but they see their President worried about one thing…his reelection chances next year. In the end, the American electorate often rejects people they perceive to be masking their true intentions.
It is not just Hollywood that President Obama is relying on to provide him with treats to fund his $1 billion campaign. A New York Times article (of all publications) sheds light on how President Obama is raising millions of dollars from lobbyists: “at least” fifteen of President Obama’s top bundlers are part of the “ghoulish” lobbying world. There is nothing wrong with a lobbyist giving money to a presidential campaign; it is their right and I believe the more citizens involved in the process, the better for democracy. However, President Obama has constantly said that his campaign will not take one dime from a lobbyist, making lobbyists out to be the boogeyman.
As with other policies that have come out of the Obama Administration, the president’s “good government” rules are nothing more than smoke and mirrors. The faux lobbying ban, self-imposed by President Obama, decrees that the Obama campaign will not take any money from a lobbyist who is registered with the United States Senate, a laughably narrow interpretation of whom and what a lobbyist is. President Obama yet again believes he can wear one mask in public and another behind closed doors, but Americans are finally catching on to his tricks.
In the coming months, President Obama will be in disguise every chance he gets because he cannot stand to allow the public to see his true self. Over the past four years President Obama has dressed-up as a moderate to get elected, a doctor to impose Obamacare, a car salesman to bailout the auto industry, and a change agent who hasn’t changed a thing. Halloween only comes once a year, but for President Obama it is every day, as he tries to mask his disastrous term in office.