Monday, August 12, 2013

Obama: Marching to a Different Drummer

"If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter." ― Martin Luther King

In Martin Luther King’s day, being a drum major required a good deal more than bellowing a few commands. It required that you also be a teacher, a leader, a conductor and a decision maker. A good drum major facilitated a group’s optimal performance. Which is, of course, precisely what Dr. King did.

That was then, this is now; let’s just say being a drum major isn’t what it used to be. 

majorette barry copyDrum Majorette In Chief Leading from Behind

If you know what I mean.

The problem, as usual, is with you people (can I say that?); you’re still trying to apply 20th century standards to our 21st century, transformational president.


Sure, there was a time when it would have been considered bad form for the CIC to play golf as Americans under his command were dying in conflicts abroad. And when it might have seemed a bit odd for the President to get a good night’s sleep ahead of a fund raiser in Las Vegas while 4 Americans were being slaughtered at one of our own consulates. Nor was it that many years ago that it would have seemed incomprehensible that a man elected to the Presidency of the United States would address a group of disabled vets by threatening them with the loss of their benefits just before jetting off on a swanky vacation; or for him to head out to play golf after announcing that there’s a terror threat against the U.S. so awful that he had to shut down 20 of our embassies.

h/t Weasel Zippers

Butt like I said, times change. In olden days politicians were considered public servants; with the emphasis on “public” and “servants.” Now they’ve been recalibrated to be rock stars, with the emphasis usually on “stars,”


sometimes “rock”


and in very special cases “rock stars.”

obots“I love you back!”

Just like in Hollywood except the ticket prices are higher.

Screenshot Studio capture #1282“Rock Stars” - Because artifice and illusion are all we’ve got.

So don’t get your panties in a bundle about the Wons vacationing like the .0001 percent, please remember: they are entitled. They’ve dedicated their lives to becoming rich by serving the little people.

That would be you. Now shut up and eat your peas.

war-and-peasObama: you might say he’s a drum major for peas

Because in these transformational times, the only things that matters are “the shallow things.”

       Screenshot Studio capture #1283Lifestyles of the rich and famous: dining choices at Chilmark - inside or out

Linked By: Moonbattery, and centralcal on JustoneMinute, and Andrea Shea-King on WND, and Abby L Call, Mireille Buser, Susana Patrick on facebook, and BlogsLucianneLoves, and NOBO2012 on Free Republic, Thanks!

Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network