Dear Melania

An open letter to Melania Trump. (not that she’ll ever see it)

It is so nice for the U.S. to have a real First Lady who is not consumed by hatred and bitterness and a fever of anti-American bias.

Yet I went to look at your Twitter account and see it has been infested with comments of hatred and bitterness toward you. How vulgar they are. With everything from who you are to whom you are with, to where you are from or how you speak.

The Left sure shows us who they really are. Even on Tweets about White House Christmas decorations, they bash away at Melania. It is one of the worst displays of disrespect I’ve seen. No media says a thing. But you go forward with a smile and take it all in.

Hold your head high; you are much better than all those vultures combined. They reduce themselves to scavengers trying to erase the moral fabric of America, to replace it with a mobocracy of crazed radicals. You are simply in their way – exposed as what they are.

Sincerely,
An American

President Hashtag and First-Lady Twitter

Congressman Mike Rogers told Face the Nation that “you can’t base your policy on what’s trending on Twitter”. Talk about a succinct soundbite.

Time and again this is what the White House does. Though in many cases it drums up the social media on a particular topic, then plays off the stir it creates.

Before Speaker Boehner acted on a Select Committee, there were calls for him to do just that. However, when you looked at his twitter feed, it was littered with liberals saying he needs to “act on UI”, the most important issue at the present — unemployment insurance extension. It was offset by an equal number of calls to raise “minimum wage now”.

Mark Steyn has an excellent column talking about Michelle Obama’s appeal to terrorists to let the girls go, again via the hashtag. Stein posits #Bring Back Our Balls, which says more on foreign policy in Hashtag form than anything the White House demonstrated.

The first actually morphs into the other two: (know which one is real?)

Remember, it was even NYT’ David Brooks, who said Obama has a manhood problem.

“And let’s face it, Obama, whether deservedly or not, does have a — I’ll say it crudely — but a manhood problem in the Middle East,” he continued. “Is he tough enough to stand up to somebody like Assad or somebody like Putin? I think a lot of the rap is unfair, but certainly in the Middle East there is an assumption that he’s not tough enough.”

“From Yalta to health care,” Mr. Brooks interjected, receiving laughs. [ha ha]

In the Ukraine and Russia debacle, you had the State Dep. say Russia, i.e. Putin, is not honoring the hashtag. So “hashtag” has become an pseudo-icon, euphemism for policy. A place where having millions of followers, and composites, in social media somehow translates to political power.

A similar strategy in Egypt during the Arab Spring movement, wherein the US using social media thought it could influence politics and policy. The Egypt thing worked rather well.

Social media is the pseudo-replacement for diplomacy and getting tough policy. Or as Steyn so eloquently puts it: #BringBackOurBalls

“It is hard not to have total contempt for a political culture that thinks the picture at right is a useful contribution to rescuing 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by jihadist savages in Nigeria. Yet some pajama boy at the White House evidently felt getting the First Lady to pose with this week’s Hashtag of Western Impotence would reflect well upon the Administration. The horrible thing is they may be right: Michelle showed she cared – on social media! – and that’s all that matters, isn’t it?

Just as the last floppo hashtag, #WeStandWithUkraine, didn’t actually involve standing with Ukraine, so #BringBackOurGirls doesn’t require bringing back our girls. There are only a half-dozen special forces around the planet capable of doing that without getting most or all of the hostages killed: the British, the French, the Americans, Israelis, Germans, Aussies, maybe a couple of others. So, unless something of that nature is being lined up, those schoolgirls are headed into slavery, and the wretched pleading passivity of Mrs Obama’s hashtag is just a form of moral preening.

But then what isn’t? The blogger Daniel Payne wrote this week that “modern liberalism, at its core, is an ideology of talking, not doing”. He was musing on a press release for some or other “Day of Action” that is, as usual, a day of inaction:

Diverse grassroots groups are organizing and participating in events such as walks, rallies and concerts and calling on government to reduce climate pollution, transition off fossil fuels and commit to a clean energy future.

It’s that easy! You go to a concert and someone “calls on government” to do something, and the world gets fixed.

Is it any wonder why they need skilled fiction writers and talking-point editors in this regime? Maybe in Africa or the Middle East they are just having a hard time reading our #Hashtags ? Just saying.

Never mind how dumb or stupid it looks and sounds. Progressives never cared about that, which goes to the next point. The prior post shows MoveOn.UG has its panties in a bunch drawing their own red lines. Do not label Boko Haram a terrorist organization, they say. No, if you don’t think kidnapping over 250 girls and the unlimited violence and killing qualifies as terrorism, not to mention their aspirations, then you sir might qualify as a liberal progressive.

As my friend Just Gene says, ‘it’s so easy to be a Democrat: they don’t have to worry about hypocrisy and can repeal reality whenever they chose.’ What does truth mean to them anyway? There is no accountability if you are a liberal. Something is whatever you want it to be. Or hashtag #Eatyourheartout , I’m a Democrat, able to solve foreign crises with #hashtag#.

I almost long for the days of Baghdad Bob, when everyone chuckled and agreed it was propaganda. Today we have Jay Carney still at the podium. Yet no hook comes from the wings to yank him off stage. On the contrary, Obama just hired better writers.

Photos: Twitter and TwitchyTeam ‏@TwitchyTeam May 10 https://twitter.com/TwitchyTeam/status/465211281239048192
#BringBackOurBalls: Mark Steyn nails ‘this week’s Hashtag of Western Impotence’ http://bit.ly/1iBTeWW
2- https://twitter.com/TEXASSHEBANDIT/status/465588634310045697

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Michelle’s Lazy Summer Daze

So what’s a First Lady of Snobsville to do but take a glamorous vacation, with the right people of course, in the right neighborhood of course. (or is it the right ‘hood? – must work on my etiquette) Back in May she was in the the planning stage for Martha’s vineyard with a side order of farm.

But their previous digs were sold so they had to look for another “crib” for the first family retreat — which is no retreat but never mind that. Michelle apparently set her eye on” another place in the Vineyard and plans to stay for an “extended period” in August. Remember what she said at the inauguration, how she was going to enjoy it this time around. (as if she hadn’t been enjoying it all along) So they will stay and Obama will make frequent appearances, or so the plan was in May. But they also had to squeeze in that lavish, super-expensive African va-k tour. What a hectic schedule, eh?

She’ll have to try to get by. As long as Michelle makes certain to enjoy herself this time around, that’s all that matters. Who cares about the sequester when you’re doing Africa between trips to Ireland and Martha’s Vineyard? I don’t think Britain’s royal family ever traveled this much. The first snobs are living it up.

Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Ireland
Arrival in Africa (and just have to wait for those Vineyard pics)

Not to forget the 2011 budget buster — with 424,000 just for air force crew expenses — vacation to Africa in June. That one included a safari for her and the kids, which followed the previous summer’s lavish Spain va-k. Of course, they would have to outdo that previous budget in this year’s trip to Africa — which happened to follow a stint in Ireland, and precedes their summer va-k in Martha’s Vineyard. Nothing scheduled for September yet, but it’s a possibility.

As usual, the central question for the media, come Martha’s Vineyard, will be “what is she wearing”. And with all these va-k’s, it’s possible for even an elitist like Michelle to run out of wardrobe. (we don’t even want to know what the cleaning bills are)

Enter “Porgy and Bess, Summertime”… and the livin’ is easy.

I don’t want to hear these tired comparisons about Bush vacation days. Michelle is in vacation daze. He owned a ranch, so he went there, okay? We didn’t buy the farm (pardon the pun) — or even rent it. And we weren’t in the middle of the biggest recession since the depression.

So far, it looks like Af-1 and AF-2 are getting a heck of a workout, along with the taxpayers’ wallet. What sequester? “Fly the friendly skies”…or not.
fly over Mt. Rushmore
Earth to Michelle, you didn’t build that.