Sharks? What sharks?
Here, Obama taking his 2nd vacation of August to the Gulf Coast of Florida, after having 3 or 4 in July, is seen doing his best characterization of Mayor Larry Vaughn from the movie Jaws.
"Beaches all along the Gulf Coast are clean, they are safe, and they are open for business," Obama said.
While everyone else is fearful of the deep dark waters of the economy, this mayor is forcing people to walk in to the waters and to their untimely deaths. He forces the powerful and influencial to sacrifice themselves, and their wealth, to make it appear that everything is fine. The mayor is willing to sacrifice the town's citizens, in the hopes that the shark isn't real despite all the warning signs and previous casualties. Yet, all the while, he goes about with a big smile while spending the people's money on his own self-serving needs and desires.
While the beach should have been shut down, the celebrations and vacations cancelled, and the town's money spent on security, this mayor is determined to turn reality to his own. "Only try and realize the truth. There is no spoon."
And I find this image rather poignant as well.
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U.S. President Barack Obama reacts after scoring a hole-in-one during a round of putt putt golf with first lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Sasha at Pirate's Island Golf in Panama City Beach, Florida August 14, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed
I know its a fake cross, but, still rather ironic. And it is iconic of his presidency as well. This man is spending all of his time going on expensive and numerous vacations on our tax dime while our country still flounders in the dark waters full of sharks.
And strangely enough, his version of being mayor is one more similar to many of the evil thugs from the James Bond movies. This mayor actually put the sharks in the water in the first place.
But seriously, is this any vacation?
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Nah, this is all for show. He is the mayor trying to convince the people that the shark-infested waters are safe to go swimming in.
[UPDATE] And now, Obama will spend time on the campaign trail for flailing Democrats who are not allergic to his presence.
I guess it is better that he stays away from the White House and Congress. The less damage he does, the better.