The country is on the brink, people are suffering, and Barack and Michelle Obama decided to deck their halls with not one, not two, but 54 Christmas trees! How out of touch can one be? Had a Republican president decorated the White House with the same amount of trees, can you just imagine the hollering that the liberal media would be doing in response to such extravagance and excess? What's wrong with one nice, large presidential tree? Okay, so maybe two. But some in this country won't even be able to afford a small scrawny one. Since Obama loves to share, why didn't he think of redistributing those 53 other trees to needy families or organizations?
Michelle was apparently ecstatic about that indoor forest of trees:
"We have 54 trees in the White House," an excited Michelle Obama proudly told visitors the other day. "54! That’s a lot of trees."You think, Michelle? You're damn tooting that's a lot of trees. And why aren't the environmentalists' panties in a twist over all those conifers that were cut down simply to grace the Obamas temporary residence for a month or so?
According to Investor's Business Daily, the Obama's almost doubled their Christmas tree stash this year, and it seems Bo, their dog is featured prominently in their Christmas tree ornaments.
In addition to 54 Christmas trees, Michelle Obama has overseen the placement of thousands of ornaments in public rooms. Many of the ornaments celebrate the Obama family dog, Bo, who seems to have become the First Family's favorite symbol of Christmas. Other decorations, including on the more prominent trees, were made by children in schools on U.S. military bases.
There's several hundred yards of garlands and wreaths all over the hallways and rooms. And, of course, a traditional gingerbread house that has working chandeliers and weighs about 300 pounds.
And the Obama family won't even be there to enjoy all that Christmas cheer because they'll be having a blast in Hawaii from December 17 through January 6th on the taxpayer's dime- or much of that vacation, will be courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer. If you recall, last year's Hawaiian vacation cost over $4 million, and this year they are spending a little longer there.
I can't wait to find out how much this year's holiday will cost us.
So much for "tightening our belts", Michelle. You enjoy your 54 Christmas trees and your trip to Hawaii, while the rest of us suffer.