“Let them eat surimi!” [Reader Post]

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It’s all so weird. It’s all so unseemly. Multi-millionaires begging for $3 and selling themselves off in raffles.

The email Michelle Obama sent to me:

This holiday has felt a bit like one last long, deep breath before we plunge into 2012.

This time next year, I don’t want us to have any regrets. I want to be able to say we rose to the task, and got it done. We’ve all got some work to do right now.

Over the next 11 months we’ve got an organization to grow, voters to register, and people to get fired up.

I hope you’ll close out this year by donating $3 or more now to help make sure we’re ready for the next one:


Thank you so much, and happy new year,


P.S. — Also, when you donate today, you are automatically entered for a chance to be one of three supporters to have dinner with Barack and me.

She vacations in Hawaii each year at a cost of $4 million, takes her own jets to vacation destinations all at taxpayer expense, wears $500 Lanvin sneakers to help the poor, $2000 Mexican tablecloths on vacation, and she wants us to to rise to the task and send her $3 so she won’t have any regrets.

Barack sent me this email:

It’s not all that often that Michelle and I get to host a casual meal with friends.

That’s one of the reasons we’re both excited about the upcoming dinner with three supporters and your guests.

It’s the first one we’ve ever done like this together, and we’d love to have you and whoever you choose to join us.

Chip in $3 or whatever you can today — and you’ll automatically be entered to be one of our dinner guests.

I enjoy these dinners not just because they’re a way to connect with supporters across the country.

They also say a lot about what kind of campaign we’re running.

We don’t take a dime from D.C. lobbyists or special-interest PACs — never have and never will. Instead, we believe in the kind of politics that gives everyone a seat at the table — so we’re literally offering these seats at dinner to folks who are willing to step forward and be a part of it.

There are just a few days left to add your name for a chance to be one of our guests at the next dinner, and help build this campaign before 2012 finally arrives.

Make a donation of $3 or whatever you can today — and automatically enter to be there:




As soon as he was done saddling us with a trillion dollar failed stimulus, Barack Obama sucked down a meal of $100 per serving Wagyu beef.

When he got to Hawaii, Obama headed right for Morimoto’s. There are countless sushi restaurants in Hawaii but few as tony as Morimoto’s, where the Oyster Foie Gras runs $22 per piece.

Then he ate at Alan Wong’s, another exclusive locale, and it’s estimated that he spent at least $260, or 13 weeks’ worth of middle class tax cuts.

The Obama’s, who deny themselves nothing in the face of a poor economy (“Middle Class Warriors” as Keith Koffler describes them), the Obama’s, who eat the best food at the best at the best restaurants at our expense, invite YOU to send $3 so you can share a “casual meal” with them.

Waygu beef and martinis for them, beer and pizza for their supporters.

That’s as good a metaphor for this Presidency as it gets.

A couple of days ago Mitt Romney compared Barack Obama to Marie Antoinette:

“When the president’s characterization of our economy was, ‘It could be worse,’ it reminded me of Marie Antoinette: ‘Let them eat cake,’ ” Romney told The Huffington Post in an interview Thursday.

With the Obamas dining on the finest food, enjoying the best vacations, not letting Presidentin’ get in the way of his 91 rounds of golf, Romney’s got a point.

It’s good to be Queen.

DrJohn has been a health care professional for more than 30 years. In addition to clinical practice he has done extensive research and has published widely with over 70 original articles and abstracts in the peer-reviewed literature. DrJohn is well known in his field and has lectured on every continent except for Antarctica. He has been married to the same wonderful lady for over 30 years and has three kids- two sons, both of whom are attorneys and one daughter on her way into the field of education. DrJohn was brought up with the concept that one can do well if one is prepared to work hard but nothing in life is guaranteed. Except for liberals being foolish.

56 Responses to ““Let them eat surimi!” [Reader Post]”

  1. 51


    You advise me to forget the “sixties”. I remember the sixties.

    Prior to the sixties a citizen could be arrested for speaking against government policies in public. Mario Salvo at the U of Cal, among others, helped confront that wrong.

    The “Ban the Bomb” movement helped keep the possibility of nuclear annihilation in the public’s eye.

    The “Freedom Riders” performed a radical act: ride public transportation while black from one southern city to another. Despite humiliation and intimidation, the first group from Memphis was allowed by Bull Conner to proceed from Birmingham to Montgomery under escort. In Montgomery the riders had the crap beaten out of them by rednecks with lawmen standing by.

    The “sit-in” at the lunch counter of the Greensboro, NC, Woolworth also had a radical agenda: African-Americans sat at the segregated lunch counter and ordered coffee. They were refused service. Still, the sit-in continued daily for some time, and, after a sharp decline in business, all customers were allowed to be served.

    Three young men were killed in Neshoba County, Mississippi in 1964 by the Ku Klux Klan because they were trying to help African-Americans carry out their radical agenda: register to vote. Ronald Reagan gave his post-convention speech in Neshoba County in August of 1980 and promised, with a wink and a nod, that, if elected president, he would ensure that the federal government would recognize states rights over outside influences.

    In March of 1965 thousands of people marching for voting rights were attacked by lawmen in Selma, Alabama. Some were shot and killed, all were tear-gassed. Many were beaten with bullwhips and rubber hoses covered with barbed wire. Over 4000 US Army soldiers, Alabama National Guardsmen, US Marshals and FBI agents eventually escorted them to their destination: the Alabama statehouse in Montgomery.

    Later that year LBJ signed the Voting Rights Act, which, along with 1964’s Civil Rights Act, set the legal framework for minorities to attempt to exercise their legal rights.

    So yes, Word, the sixties matter. A lot happened in that decade. It’s curious that you dismiss the 1960s yet reach back to the 1830s to advance your argument.

    One of the gimmicks that conservatives use in proving that liberals are racist and conservatives are not is the tracing of African-American liberation back to Lincoln, the first Republican president. Incidentally, his campaign called not for the abolition of slavery, but the prohibition of slavery in states yet to be admitted to the union. Slave owners feared this would result in slavery “dying on the vine”, and thus was formed the CSA.

    The term Solid South describes the electoral support of the Southern United States for Democratic Party candidates from 1877 (the end of Reconstruction) to 1964 (the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964). During this time, all local and state officeholders in the South were Democrats, as were federal politicians the region sent to Washington, D.C.. The virtual non-existence of the Republican Party in the region meant that a candidate’s victory in Democratic primary elections was tantamount to election to the office itself. (Wikipedia)

    When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964 conservative southerners left the Democratic party in droves. In the first presidential election after the act passed Barry Goldwater, a Republican, won only six states: Arizona (his home state), and the five “deep south” states (Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina).

    After Nixon’s “southern strategy” (convince conservative southerners that the Republican Party was more in line with their views on race and limited government) took hold, virtually all southern conservatives became Republicans, and they were followed, in time by practically all of the conservatives throughout the land.

    Some commented that liberals are racist because liberals opposed Cain, Clarence Thomas and Alan West. Liberals opposed those men because they’re conservative. I oppose Alan Keyes and Michael Steele, too. In fact, I oppose all conservatives.

    I realize that it serves your purpose to brand liberals as racists. As I have mentioned before, I am a racist. Everyone is a racist to a degree. What we should be doing is helping each other become aware of our racial blind spots.

    Please stop spewing hate of Latinos and Muslims, Flopping Acers. It doesn’t become you.

    I won’t bother you again.

    As my old dean at the Boston College School of LIBERAL Arts says: “Bye-bye”.

  2. 52

    Common Sense

    @rockybutte: Dude, I remember the sixties as well. I remember fighting for my country while liberal wachos like you paraded around in you pajamas and demonstrated about anything and everything under the sun. Of course you where un willing to anything meaningful except demonstrate your ignorance to the real world. And now your flower power children continue this nonsense with the OWS movement and wanting everything for free and not willing to work for it. I am a racist as well and hate your kind because your lazy and unwilling to live in the real world. Grow up!!

  3. 53

    Richard Wheeler

    Common sense #52 says “I am a racist”. Rockybutte says he is a racist. Honesty at F.A.
    Racism exists and can’t be swept under the mat.

  4. 54


    you say you are racist, yes you are a liberal along the democrats spouting names
    like let them go to hell, or the TEA PARTY IS MADE OF TERRORISTS, ya that is not good for racist to say it,
    where does the racist card come from, well everybody know now, not from here, and it will be fix on NOVEMBER 2012, NO MORE CLASS WARFARE, NO MORE HATEMONGERS IN THE WHITE HOUSE, it will be fix once and for all; YOU should have mentioned that WORDSMITH was relating to GOVERNMENT PARTY NOT INDIVIDUALS CIVILIANS, shame on you


  5. 55


    As my dean at the College (now university) of Saint Thomas would put it “that is a lot of pedantic rant full of lumps”. Perhaps getting a bit more down to earth away from the leafy confines of Chestnut Hill if we resided in a “racist” community; such as, pitching tent in Roxbury or black neighborhood project Dorchester. Better still, get a set of keys to a Valerie Jarrett tenement flat where Barry O’BingoGame did his stint as “community organizer”. This week’s Chicago (born and lived there) count is 15 shot on the southside just a Par-4 away from the High-IQ digs of Hyde Park. Academe is something along the lines of the Globe Theater where all the students had been to Denmark or walked Arden Field. (hint: Shakespeare had never been to Copenhagan or Greese) For me, after living is several areas east of the Mississippi it is Harlem my favorite, everything you have heard or read about Harlem are racist main street media Oprah Winfrey-Al Sharpton lies.

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    @rockybutte #51:

    You advise me to forget the “sixties”.

    Here’s what wordsmith typed in Comment #38:

    The 60s were over four decades ago. Quit living in the past. If you can’t see the difference between then and now,

    Care to re-comprehend?

    Some commented that liberals are racist because liberals opposed Cain, Clarence Thomas and Alan West. Liberals opposed those men because they’re conservative. I oppose Alan Keyes and Michael Steele, too. In fact, I oppose all conservatives.

    And yet if conservatives oppose President Obama, it must be because we are racists, right? Not because we actually are opposed to his policies?

    When Bill and Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and many other liberal Democrats are villified fairly or unfairly, is that out of racism? Why should Obama be treated with a kid glove pass? Because he’s black? Pffft! He’s being treated equally, with the same fervent political partisan rancor that everyone on his side of the political aisle gets treated with.

    I realize that it serves your purpose to brand liberals as racists.

    No, it serves your side to constantly slander the Republican Party as the party of racists.

    Neither side is pure on race and it has nothing to do with political leanings. There are racists in both camps. But you remain stuck in time, fighting battles from the 60s that have been mostly won, and romanticizing notions that Democrats were the sole good guys and distorting the political record. My blockquote listing the Republican record and Democrat shortfalls on race issues doesn’t tell the full story either. It is partisan. But you fail to see the partisan slant in the picture you choose to paint. Wake up.

    As I have mentioned before, I am a racist. Everyone is a racist to a degree. What we should be doing is helping each other become aware of our racial blind spots.

    You’re welcome!

    So you acknowledge the blind spot I am trying to point out to you now?

    Please stop spewing hate of Latinos and Muslims, Flopping Acers. It doesn’t become you.

    I agree, where it applies. When will you acknowledge that most conservatives such as myself do not hate Latinos and Muslims? That your side spins the issues and makes it about race.

    I won’t bother you again.

    You don’t bother me, rockybutte.

    I enjoy those like yourself willing to read what conservatives have to say, even when you might be failing to grasp what we are saying.

    I guess I keep holding out hopes that one day you might at least understand the conservative point of view without spinning it through your liberal-lens filter in order to make sense of it to fit your distorted worldview of the conservative mind.

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