Maybe it’s a case of monkey see, monkey do. Obama saw the success of Sarah Palin’s bus tour, so he thinks he can enjoy the same success. The difference is, Sarah’s success was genuine, Obama’s will be staged. People may come to boo, hiss, and ask questions he doesn’t want to hear or be forced to answer – but with a 39% approval rating, people aren’t won’t be coming to sing his praises and strew rose petals at the steps of the bus. Ergo, the need to round up and bus in the homeless and sycophants.
This will be a staged event from start to finish. There is no way people who object to him will be permitted within blocks of his tour and/or stops.
Which brings me to my point. Obama is quoted as saying he wants to get in touch with the American people – to hear what they have to say. For those who do not understand political speak, that means the phonies in attendance at the proposed rallies will be focused upon as blueprint Americans, while the others will be the racist Tea Party people and racist Tea Party sympathizers. And true to Michelle Obama’s boasts, while she was in Africa, a complicit media will go along with it. The White House official minister of agitprop Jay Carney will lie, obfuscate, and spew the White House talking points.
My grandmother used to say: Believe nothing you hear and little you see, because your eyes will deceive you.” When referencing Obama truer words have never been spoken. And such is precisely the case with his bus trip.
Remember the staged backyard picnic Q & A in Ohio? Remember the staged healthcare town hall event? Do you remember the staged event with doctor donors where lab coats were handed out; (has anyone asked how much those lab coats cost the tax payers)? And, there was the staged “vegetables from the White House garden” event, where supposedly Michelle Obama herself was filmed picking vegetables in her garden as an example of eating healthy. The only problem – she hadn’t picked anything, the vegetables were from New York and the event was staged in New York. It was all a hoax, just another Obama lie.
And that’s exactly what this bus tour will be – smoke and mirrors Obama style. With a complicit press imbibing the shovel loads of Obama lies and regurgitating them as fact.