Now that Obama has been reelected, he doesn’t have to pretend to care about… well, anything. And he was never all that concerned about making his actions match his words to begin with. So, what better way to show he couldn’t care less about government spending than to put up a whole forest of Christmas trees in the White House?
Amazing how a reelection can reshape an incumbent’s thinking about many things. Now safely ensconced in the White House for 49 more months, the Obamas have decorated the place with 54 Christmas trees this year.
Even allowing for the usual Washington excesses with taxpayer money, that’s a whole grove of Christmas trees.
“We have 54 trees in the White House,” an excited Michelle Obama proudly told visitors the other day. “54! That’s a lot of trees.”
In fact, the Obamas’ 54 trees this year are almost 50% more Christmas trees than last year.
It’s even more impressive considering that the Obamas will be in Hawaii over the holidays, at a taxpayer cost of a mere $4 million. You see, Romney is evil because of the way he spends his own money; Obama is good because of the way he spends yours.
Speaking of the wise ways in which your tax dollars are being spent, here’s the official video of Bo the Dog wandering around a tree-festooned White House:
Anyone who keeps up with current events, and is smart enough to understand them, is worried about what Obama will do during his second term. But Bo is just a dog. He doesn’t understand what Obama can get away with, now that he doesn’t have to answer to the voters anymore.
Keep moving, Bo.