It was glaringly obvious through his campaign and the first two years of his administration. He and his minions say whatever is needed for the moment. They do what they need to do to pander to the constituency arrayed before him. Got union workers? Bash stockholders and management. Got old people? Appeal to their fear of benefit loss and promise new disbursements. Got teen-agers? Tell them about free tuition and being designated a "child" until they are 26 years old and maybe longer. Got a minority audience? Throw in a bunch of MLK and class warfare rhetoric.
The Democratic National Committee announced the host city for the presidential nominating convention, revival and circus. The toss-up was between St. Louis and Charlotte NC at least until Dem. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri weighed in and begged them to stay off her doorstep lest she be identified by her own party and its policies. Stay away from me, she pleaded. I don't want to be introduced and have the Bamster put his arm around my plush shoulders while he extols my support of bailouts, stimuli and healthcare legerdemain. She succeeded. The Committee picked Charlotte.
Michelle Welcomes Great BBQ Town
Stereotyping is never good. Doing so from ignorance has long been vilified. Simply because a state is in the south and there is a city there does not mean defacto great BBQ. She might just as well have mentioned great plantations, great history of providing for her people, great battles of the Civil War, and of course great country music and Opry. Ooops! Too many bad things and screw up there. But BBQ can slip by until the people of the town say, "Huh?"
Gotta love the conflict between her healthy food gestapo and the calorie laden image of a big plate of saucy, fat-infused, dripping 'Que. A big icy beer to wash that down and we've got the perfect day.