Skip to comments.An entourage more royal than the Queen's (In case you missed this one.)
Posted on 06/17/2009 4:52:44 AM PDT by IbJensen
The heads of government in London for the G-20 summit are discussing serious and weighty issues, which in time will be duly reported on, but right now the British press is entranced by the sheer size of President Obama's traveling entourage. And no wonder.
Obama arrived with 500 staff in tow, including 200 Secret Service agents, a team of six doctors, the White House chef and kitchen staff with the president's own food and water.
And, according to the Evening Standard, he also came with "35 vehicles in all, four speech writers and 12 teleprompters." For sure, our president is not going to be at a loss for words.
The press duly reported on Air Force One and all its bells and whistles but also on the presence of the presidential helicopter, Marine One, and a fleet of identical decoys to ferry him from Stansted airport to central London.
Among all those vehicles is the presidential limousine, which one local paper mistakenly called Cadillac One, but is universally referred to as the Beast. The limo, reinforced with ceramic and titanium armor, carries tear gas cannon, night vision devices, its own oxygen and is resistant to chemical and radiation attack. It is, marveled one reporter, a sort of mobile panic room. The Guardian called it "the ultimate in heavily armored transport."
The president is entitled to all the security, communications and support he feels necessary to do his job but surely, when we're trying to project a more restrained, humble image to the world, the president's huge retinue could be scaled back to something less than the triumphal march from "Aida."
He is truly disgusting. This crap is way out of hand and does not reflect what the American people are thinking. How do we combat this???
“How do we combat this???”
...pray that Americans put down the kool-aid by 2010.
Is that to make sure he would get no pork and that all the meat was halal ( Muslim kosher ) ?
“the White House chef and kitchen staff with the president’s own food and water.”
No “soul food” cooks in London?
Sorry, but this is fairly standard, including the cook, food, and water.
The ‘Bama’s status as royalty is a settled question; only the issue of his divinity is open to debate.
I have been on the Presidential advance teams or on the receiving end of visits from Carter to Clinton. It is standard for the President to bring a chef, food, and water. Normally, the WH checks with the host country about what is on the menu and then prepares the same items for the President. It is done to prevent poisoning or drugging of the President. I understand it started with Nixon.
What do we expect. He wants his “peeps” about him. He’s livin’ large, larger that Sean Combs or Kanye West or Akon.
He’s got his Soul Plane, pimped out cars & a crib that beats them all. He just asks for things & they appear.
You can take him out of the hood, but you can’t take the hood out of him.
Just an example of the primitive “tribal chief” syndrome that can still be found in third-world countries.
The middle ages witnessed this phenomenon whereby the hierachy’s top dogs accumulated and displayed ‘affluence’. This ‘aristocracy/nobility’ trend intensified throughout the centuries in European monarchies.
In the 20th century, as Europe and especially Britain, were dispossessed of territories, the trappings of Royalty and power were kept by ‘replacement’ governing elites- even as justice, education and democratic elections were abandoned.
He may not be the antichrist, but he would be the first to argue that he is indeed a god...and in the end, he will demand to be worshiped as one IMHO.
He WON. He’s a ten year old mentality who wrote two papers, one at Franciscus of Assisi in Jakarta, Indonesia and one at Besuki Primary in Jakarta, Indonesia, entitled “I want to be a President.” Why? He was enthralled at the trappings of the President of Indonesia.
But he had no hope of becoming “a” President in Indonesia, so his American-hating Mom and her parents groomed him to become the usurper President of the USofA. He’s STILL a ten-year old mentally. It’s all about “him.” It’s all the trappings and none of the responsibility. Who’s running the White House? It surely is not 0bama. He gets lost reading the teleprompter.
To counter this, we (whoever ‘we’ are) must get into the mind of the ten-year-old little boy whose Mama abandoned him when he was barely a teenager.
It is possible that our President is one sick puppy (really sick, that is).
“WE” are the generation(s) who lost America. “WE” are the overindulged descendants of those who died fighting for liberty, justice and our future. “WE” have squandered our inheritance. And our children, their children and their childrens’ children will curse us.
“WE” will not be remembered kindly.
You’ve nailed the narcissistic, sophomoric marxist perfectly!
If only we had an Constitution and an American-loving Congress he could be impeached an kicked back to the land of his birth.