Friday, April 2, 2010

Class or Crass: The Obama White House


I received this email from someone connected in D.C. It doesn't surprise me at all. Since Obama hired his cabinet with less than 7% real-world experience, I imagine he wanted to end up with kids too young to call him on his mistakes.
"I'm hanging out at the Starbucks that I do when I come to observe the creatures running the government. I am a block from the White House and the closest coffee shop. They walk in with their White House badges hanging openly. And what do I see?
A continuous parade of Girly Men. Queer hipster glasses. Corduroy coats. So much skinniness, among the men it makes me reach for the hand sanitizer. Dippy Happening Girls using "like" every fifth word. Flighty indecisive female speech patterns. Hair twirling. Male contests to drop big Ivy League words in their conversations. Gripes about their personal circumstances aired in public. That snarky aura of twenty-something entitlement. Such is Starbucks near the modern White House. I remember when the women around here had class, manners, grace and looked like ladies."

18 comments:

Just a conservative girl said...

It wasn't much different under Clinton. Since I have been down here my observation has been that Bush ran the White House like a very formal office, the dems seem to have a different view. Clinton staffers went to work in jeans for a time. That was stopped after people cried fowl, but that was the attitude to start.

Opus #6 said...

JACG, I looked at the story link to see how they compared in Cabinet Private Sector experience. Clinton's cabinet had over 35% real world experience. That would be 5 times that of Obama's.

WoFat said...

"I remember when the women around here had class, manners, grace and looked like ladies."

Well, they're democrats aren't they?

Teresa said...

Obama's version of the real world consists of community organizing thuggery. Obama is anti-private sector jobs. Otherwise he wouldn't be doing everything to screw up the economy.

LL said...

That squares completely with people I know who have meetings at the White House regularly.

Squirrels run the nation on a day to day basis with old rich men calling the shots behind the scenes and barack hussein obama acting as cheerleader.

Mustang said...

I have tried hard to imagine George Washington or Thomas Jefferson using the kind of language that comes out of the current president's mouth, that of his vice president, or the knee-capper Rahm Emanuel; I can't.

I know things change over time; having class (or not) is not one of those things.

Semper Fidelis,

The_Kid said...

What a shocka.

And I have to point out that it is awfully rare when dumba****s surround themselves with anyone smarter than they are.

Though given the odds, there are bound to be a few, but none of these 20 somethings for sure.

Susannah said...

Ha. We were just there over the weekend, & early this week. I've SEEN the people this email is talking about...Trying to impress each other to show how smart they are...how high they scored on the SAT, ACT or some such. Or just trying to get the attn. of the sexy pres who wears a sweatshirt in the Oval office while he props his heels on the desk, as if it's his. Class, right? Low-class.

Zio Rico said...

Obama's People take great pleasure in the destructive political game of Party Power Politics.

As with most punks, a severe ass-whipping appears to be the only moderating factor available.

Opus #6 said...

Wofat, indeed they are Democrats.

Opus #6 said...

Teresa, it is hard to refute that. :-(

Opus #6 said...

LL, glad to hear my info is correct.

Opus #6 said...

Mustang, Semper Fidelis. Thank you for your service.

Opus #6 said...

Kid, Obama must set the bar low, apparently.

Opus #6 said...

Susannah, thanks for the first hand confirmation.

Red said...

Apparently the White House doesn't need to incorporate "Casual Friday" anymore. You wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Bring back the Eisenhower era White House please.

Z said...

ya, well we have a president who shows little class these days, too...so I guess the apple doesn't fall far from THAT tree, sadly.
He's dissing foreign dignitaries left, right and center, turning away and dropping in the mud our allies, preaching to Republicans like he's the GREAT ONE and I guess we can't expect his staff to have dignity or decorum.
But, it sounds even worse than I'd have thought...like man, like...give me a decaf, like lowfat latte with like a big piece of like LEMON CAKE!!
(someone gag her/him with a spoon, okay? :-))

Chris W said...

Indoctrinate them while they are young. These kids are plucked fresh for the universities before they find out what the real world is really like and have a chance to question what Dear Leader is all about.