I just read this http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/200679-obamas-hawaii-christmas-dilemma and it made me so ridiculously angry I had to write something. If only President Obama’s staff would A. Stand up to him and tell him that even having his family go to Hawaii without him (oh, the humanity) looks bad and B. Keep at least the president himself in D.C. this Christmas.
Dear White House Office of Communications,
Were you perhaps absent the day they taught communications at school? Have you never seen an episode of The West Wing?
Do you not realize when you allow stories to be written before each vacation about will he or won’t he get to go on vacation to (insert expensive posh locale here) it makes the president look like an asshole?
You realize by allowing the scenario to present itself where White House press corps reporters are asking in the White House briefing room if the president will be able to join his family in Hawaii it make the whole first family look like assholes and woefully out of touch, right? Seriously. In this lean (read: terrifying) holiday season American families are asking the questions like, will we be able to put a nice holiday meal on the table and can we afford gifts for the kids? NO ONE aside from the 1% are concerned with whether or not dear old dad will be able to join them in Hawaii. *beats head on desk*
I swear to God if you you’d just for once stop and think to yourselves that perhaps it would be a good idea to have the first family (all of them) stay in D.C. and have Christmas at home as a show of solidarity with the millions of families who can barely afford Hot Wheels for their children this year. Do you know the positive publicity you’d get from the first family canceling their annual trip to Hawaii so dear old dad can work through the Christmas holiday?
The president’s approval ratings are in the toilet. STOP giving the press puff pieces such as this to write. Keep him and the first family at home and perhaps they’ll look a little less like they are thumbing their noses at those of us who may or may not be paid less in 2012 thanks to the Republicans’ stranglehold on all D.C. politics.
At this point if there were another democrat to vote for I would because this administration is ineffectual and so obviously clueless.
A frustrated and annoyed democrat