News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 26, 2014: My publisher is very kind so she gave me Christmas Eve off. Christmas Day too; so this week’s episode is just this one day after Christmas.
Since I gave Barack his big gift last episode it’s back to business here but definitely not for President Obama. He is right in the middle of a long two-week vacation of course in his cherished Hawaii.
The White House is also kind. They don’t want us to miss out so they have a section of The White House Website devoted to Obama’s Hawaii vacation. Lucky us! Since we are largely paying the enormous expenses for the Obama Family vacation as usual, they decided to clue us in.
So I have the privilege of telling you what Barack is doing on Hawaii.
Here is the Official List … not the secret stuff …
Daily morning workout at the Semper Fit Center at MCBH
Golf at the Kaneohe Klipper golf course
Golf at the Mid-Pacific Country Club
Golf at the Ko’olau Golf Club
Golf at the Royal Hawaiian Golf Club
Dinner at Alan Wong’s Restaurant
Dinner at Nobu Waikiki
Dinner at Morimoto Waikiki
Visit Punchbowl Cemetery
Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay
Christmas Day: Visit service members at Anderson Hall
New Year’s Eve: Traditional talent show at home
Bowling at K-Bay Lanes at MCBH
Basketball at MCBH
Swim at Pyramid Rock Beach
Swim at Bellows Beach
Shave Ice at Island Snow in Kailua
Hike the Maunawili Falls trail
WHERE else are you getting this list ? No where else.
So enjoy it. Make believe it is your Holiday list. And remember it in fact is because you are paying for it! Minus a few lesser expenses which the Obamas pay for themselves.
Anyway since it is post-Christmas Day, just as in Bethlehem long ago, attention turns to the three Wise Men and I will do the same here with a Twist.
These are the UN-wise Men traveling not to Bethlehem but back to Washington, D.C. once all three are done with their Christmas vacations. They are in addition to Obama, the new Majority Leader of the Senate Mitch McConnell and the House Speaker John Boehner.
They already got together for lunch on November 7, 2014, just after the disastrous mid-term elections for Obama – not that it phased him. But only when the new Congress convenes and then Obama gives his State of the Union speech on January 21, 2015, will these three really go to work.
The question is doing what???
Everywhere else you will read about the hope that there will be God Will and that Obama and McConnell and Boehner will find ways to work together harmoniously for the good of America and the American people.
The only way that “works” is if the vast majority of the American people get screwed. Let’s dig deeper as we do here. We always hear that IF only the President and the Congress would work “together” whoever is President and whoever “controls” Congress “we” will be better off. There is a fundamental flaw in this view that needs to be exposed and I will.
The real problem is the agenda of the President and Congress is not the REAL agenda of the vast majority of Americans under any circumstances. And this President and this new Congress will prove that point well.
The true fundamental goal of the President and the Members of Congress is to take care of themselves.
They do that all the time by courting favor with Special Interests, another definition of those with most of the power and wealth in America. In concept there need not be a basic conflict between the wealthiest and most powerful Americans, except they are endlessly GREEDY no matter how much power or wealth. They have and want MORE. And President Obama and Congress are there to SERVE their needs.
NO they never admit to this Truth. Why would they and get thrown out of office and lose the ability to take are of themselves by taking care of the rich and the powerful? No they and their surrogates known as Big Media constantly tell us the reason the vast majority of Americans have a LOW opinion of the President and Congress is because they don’t work together more closely. HELLO they work very closely together to screw middle class and poor Americans by taking from them to give even MORE to the rich and the powerful. Who cares about the squabbling between the Democrats and Republican on particular issues. It is a Side Show to keep us amused.
That is about how two elites the Democrat Elite and the Republican Elite view themselves these two elites have different self-images that they constantly work to embellish and sell to the rest of us.
I don’t have to go into the Weeds of individual issues on which the two Elites squabble all the time like climate, or minor changes to the tax code, or what they call national security or any other issue – no dealing with individual issues is like getting lost in the weeds and missing the key proof.
The key proof is the INEQUALITY even more the ever increasing INEQUALITY in America in terms of both wealth and power. Barack Obama being President has done nothing to lessen INEQUALITY in America it just keeps getting worse, and the same for Congress whether Democrat or Republican controlled INEQUALITY just gets worse.
That is where they always work tighter for the Rich & Powerful.
So here in the Real World in which these Three Unwise Men head not to Bethlehem but to Washington, D.C. in the next week or two all three by January 6th the date of the legendary and symbolic date of the arrival of the Three Wise Men to Bethlehem …..
It does not matter whether Obama and McConnell and Boehner choose to “cooperate” or “feud” in public over one issue or another it does not matter because they will cooperate where it counts for them out of sight taking care of themselves by taking the care of the rich and the powerful providing them more wealth and power yet and being treated very well in return.
By doing nothing meaningful to decrease INEQUALITY in America instead handing more wealth & power to those who already have so much of both.
The gifts they bring to the true King(s) of America the Rich & Powerful ….
not to the Baby Jesus living in poverty in a manger in Bethlehem without any power or wealth at all.
And that is the story of the Three Unwise Men as told here …..
This day after Christmas in Obama’s America.