Sunday, May 13, 2007

Obama is anti-Wally...except when it comes to his own benefit

Between Silky Pony's attempts to procure a Playstation 3 from the retail giant and this flap from the Barry O family, one has to wonder just how anti-Wal-Mart these idiots truly are. From the Telegraph:
As a fluent public speaker, independent-minded wife, devoted mother and professional woman, Michelle Obama has been hailed as an invaluable asset to her husband Barack's mission to capture the Democratic 2008 presidential nomination.

Yet, while her style and performance are winning plaudits on the campaign trail, a little-reported business interest of Mrs Obama's has opened her husband up to one of the criticisms that politicians fear most - the taint of hypocrisy.

Pfffffffff-bwahahahahahahahaha! Yeah, right...liberals lose a ton of sleep over being hypocrites! If you buy that, I've got some swampland here in fire-ravaged FL to sell you. Continuing:
She is taking a break from her main job, as a well-remunerated Chicago hospital executive, to campaign for her husband. But she has just been re-elected to the board of an Illinois food-processing company, a position she took up two years ago to gain experience of the private sector.

And the biggest customer for the pickles and peppers produced by Treehouse Foods is the retail giant Wal-Mart, the world's largest corporation and the bête noire of American liberals, including Sen Obama, for its employment practices, most notably its refusal to recognise trade unions.

As the Illinois senator prepared to join the presidential fray late last year, he threw his weight behind the union-backed campaign against Wal-Mart. He declared that there was a "moral responsibility to stand up and fight" the company and "force them to examine their own corporate values".

Because Wal-Mart's desire to make money while saving peope money is soooo un-American. Continuing:
According to the couple's tax returns, Mrs Obama earned $51,200 (£25,700) for her work as a non-executive director on Treehouse's board last year, on top of the $271,618 salary she was paid as a vice-president of the University of Chicago Hospitals.

She also received 7,500 Treehouse stock options, worth a further $72,375, as she did the previous year, when she banked a $45,000 salary from the company.
Joe Novak, a Chicago political consultant who runs an anti-Obama website, said: "The Obamas would have us believe that, when it comes to money and ethics and compassion, he is a different kind of politician.

"What's different here is that they actually seem to believe it. That's the only way they can justify the contradictions between what they preach and what they practice. Defending Treehouse while attacking Wal-Mart is a blatant example of personal hypocrisy."

Sen Obama's campaign team and Mrs Obama's spokesman did not respond to requests by The Sunday Telegraph for comment. But the senator previously told Crain's Chicago Business magazine that, while his views on corporate reform and social justice remained the same regardless of what happens at Treehouse, "Michelle and I have to live in the world and pay taxes and pay for our kids and save for retirement".

"I'm for the 'little guy', unless the peon gets in my way of making a buck." You duplicitous, self-righteous, hypocritical b@stard! My friends, that's the kind of hypocrisy that I truly loathe about the left and that I point out frequently about them: their "good enough for me, but not for thee" attitude. I have no tolerance for that pap, at all.

See, Barry O thinks that Wal-Mart is evil and is not good for America. However, he's not above getting a nice little chunk of change off of them. What's worse than that, though, is his self-serving justification that he needed the money to pay taxes, save for retirement, and raise his kids. Are we to assume that he's the only one that has to do all of that, that no one else is doing it? He seems to imply that while other people's reasons to earn money are tainted, his are pure and noble.

Sorry, Hussein, but that doesn't fly with me, and it sure as hell won't fly with normal America.

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