September 15, 2011

"It's lonely at the top. 'James, can we meet for dinner?' was the subject line of an email we received from none other than Barack Obama."

Hey! I got "Ann, can we meet for dinner?" The President is 2-timing me!

I'm giving this post my "metaphor" tag. (Also my "Obama the boyfriend" tag.) It's a metaphor to imagine that the relationship between the government and the governed is romantic. No one's really fooled though, are they? Yesterday...
... while Obama was delivering a campaign speech there, "a lone male voice rang out: 'I love you Barack!' Obama responded immediately: 'I love you back!' " It must've been Giuseppe.

Obama quickly decided he'd better play hard to get. According to Agence France-Presse, he added: "If you love me, you got to help me pass this bill." The reference was to Stimulus Jr., the $447 billion boondoggle he proposed in a historic speech to a joint session of Congress last week...

[One] reader thought Obama might have been inspired by... John 14:15 [which] quotes Jesus as saying: "If you love me, keep my commands."
Yeah, but Jesus isn't asking me out to dinner... unless... I mean, when Barack asks us out to dinner, it won't be like this...



... right?

68 comments:

pbAndjFellowRepublican said...

I wonder if the text is changed up for different email recipients.

Previously Althosue received one of these things that asked her for some small donation, but my email asked for a bigger donation. Both emails were sent at the same time, and they related to the same fundraising deal re meeting BHO.

I'm off to check email.

d-day said...

when Barack asks us out to dinner, it won't be like this...

No, the opposite. Obama's handling of the economy has made 10,000 loaves and fishes into 7.

ndspinelli said...

Do you need a foot bath?

pbAndjFellowRepublican said...

My subject line only says "let's meet"

The body of the email does reference "a meal," though not dinner.

And, I'm hit up for only $25. I think my stock is dropping. That's a much lower dollar amount than previous requests.

I received the email on Sept 14.

garage mahal said...

Obama the boyfriend. That's cute.

Wonder when were going to see the "Scott Walker is in trouble" tag. Soon I bet! He is lawyered up, as they say. Absolute worse timing for him it would seem.

Fred4Pres said...

Actually Obama's dinner menu is a little richer than what Jesus ate.

ndspinelli said...

Fred4Pres, What do you think of the menu. I know I'm old fashioned but a martini is made w/ gin..not vodka. Preferably Beefeater Gin, very dry, w/ 2 olives. I don't begrudge them eating expensive food, or drinking liquor..just the vodka martini.

Calypso Facto said...

I'd pay to go if I knew it would really be his last supper as President.

Kensington said...

"I mean, when Barack asks us out to dinner, it won't be like this...right?"

It will be kind of like this, insofar as he's going to be tossed out of office next year and also, I suspect, be betrayed by many of his disciples.

Calypso Facto said...

Last, meaning "taken out" in the lost election sense, and not Jimmy Hoffa's.

Fred4Pres said...

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Matthew 16:26

Of course not even Obama can do this:

And there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of the purifying of the Jews, holding twenty to thirty gallons apiece.

Jesus said unto them, "Fill the waterpots with water." And they filled them up to the brim.


And He said unto them, "Draw some out now, and bear it unto the governor of the feast." And they took it.


When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, not knowing from whence it had come (but the servants who drew the water knew), the governor of the feast called the bridegroom


and said unto him, "Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine, and when men have drunk well, then that which is worse; but thou hast kept the good wine until now."


John 2:6-10

AllenS said...

Dear Ms. Althouse,

Please join me for dinner. Michelle is going to serve up some chitlins and some collard greens from the White House garden. BYOB.

Your inspiration,

Barry obama

Richard Dolan said...

It's defamatory blasphemy all right, but which one is the Messiah and who's being defamed by the comparison?

Mick said...

Paranoia self destroya. The Usurper dispatching the Brown shirts to feret out all those lies, like the FACT that he is not a natural born Citizen, and not eligible due to birth as British subject of a British Subject father (OOPS).

http://www.attackwatch.com/

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Fred4Pres said...

ndspinelli. I prefer vodka over gin (generally) but I agree a martini is made with gin. My choice before dinner cocktail would be a well made old fashioned with Makers Mark, followed with a decent wine with dinner. I do not like drinking cocktails with a meal.

Waygu beef is okay tasting but over priced. Frankly, given all thier rhetoric, I am surprised the Obamas did not go with organic grass fed beef or bison. But the problem with that is you really have to watch it when you cook it (it cannot be over cooked) or it is going to be tough and nasty.

Cedarford said...

"Ann, can we meet for dinner?" The President is 2-timing me!

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A black basketball player, asking you out for dinner? Sarah Palin might have pounced on that invite in her earlier years!

Quayle said...

When they get a better sense of what's coming in the election, the subject line will read, "Ann, do you want to sit on my lap during a flight?"

Fred4Pres said...

For about $6 a pound, Obama could have served skirt steak (T-bone tails). It is tender and good.

traditionalguy said...

Smiling Barack being "at he top" is effectively blocking the American Presidency from doing anything to save America from destruction.

But in ObamaWorld that is a huge success!

He sees himself as Dr Kervorkian come to end our miserable existence with suicidal policies.

He never did like to see a life saved that could be killed to benefit the Communist Party, Chicago Division.

ndspinelli said...

Fred4Pres, I'm w/ you on skirt steak. A Mexican family introduced me to "arracheros" cooked w/ fresh lime juice on a grilled tortilla..bueno!

Coketown said...

And Jesus said unto them, "This will be the greatest collection of divinity and moral authority, until Barack Obama dines alone in 2000 years. Now take these smears and report them. Do this in memory of me."

ALH said...

I suspect Barack O is asking AA to dinner- knowing even among his apostles, he will be betrayed


wv: nestle

edutcher said...

All right then, Ann, whom will you play at this dinner with The One:

Magadelene (yeah, I know, but go with it...)?

Peter?

Iscariot???

t-man said...

"Don't worry, I'll still respect you on November 7, 2012."

wv: hymettin (takes care of virginal itching)

Coketown said...

This must be how cocktail party hypotheticals go in Chicago:

"Barack, honey, if you could have any two registered voters, living or dead, to dinner, who would they be?"

"Well, I'd choose Ann Althouse and Robert Farley--without his hat."

"Oh, Barry, that is SO wicked!"

And so on.

Triangle Man said...

For about $6 a pound, Obama could have served skirt steak (T-bone tails). It is tender and good.

It's all arugula and tofu. Your wine pairing will be Chardonnay.

Triangle Man said...

If there is skirt steak, it will have to be Kobe.

Ann Althouse said...

"Wonder when were going to see the "Scott Walker is in trouble" tag. Soon I bet!"

My tags for almost everyone other than Obama are just their names, so you'll never see that.

I don't have multiple tags for Bush or Hillary or Romney or many many other people.

Aridog said...

AllenS sez ...

"Chitlins"

Now you know that's HARRAM! Won't be no "insensitve" foods ... more like what TriangleMan sez ..."arugula and tofu" ...

garage mahal said...

My tags for almost everyone other than Obama are just their names, so you'll never see that.

Yea, noticed that.

PackerBronco said...

INTERPRETER: Say, while you’re here, are you at least going to treat me to dinner and a movie?

OBAMA: I’m sorry?

(Hu Jintao “speaks.”)

INTERPRETER: I think it’s the polite thing to do, (shouts) before doing sex to me!

Trooper York said...

Oh that explains why Garage didn't get his own tag for so long.

You didn't want to use "Garage Mahal is a Douchenozzle" since it was against your policy.

It all makes sense now!

ic said...

Who is paying?

He sounds like the guy who invariably answers a call of nature when the bill comes.

James said...

LOL... I thought this was an invitation for me. I was wondering how you knew I'd be in Madison tomorrow.

m stone said...

Don't legitimize Obama's sell with scripture. He's a huckster, but he got people's attention, which is the intent. "I'm still in this game."

Paul Zrimsek said...

A "Garage Mahal Predicts Inevitable Victory" tag would get enough use to make it worthwhile.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Because I helped out by sending in a report to AtaaaaaaackWaaaaaatch.cooooom, Jim Messina has asked for my help in organizing President Obama's campaign. It seems the president is busy doing other stuff (Mr. Messina didn't say what)so they will be counting on me. It's such an honor.

Meade said...

"Garage Mahal is a Douchenozzle"

Correct. Where would she stop?

See the problem?

Meade said...

James said...
"LOL... I thought this was an invitation for me. I was wondering how you knew I'd be in Madison tomorrow."

James, would you like to meet for dinner tomorrow?

PatCA said...

actually he is meeting me! I am in dc for vacay!

Drew Cloutier said...

Eliminationist rhetoric (and images) alert! Suggesting that dinner with you would be The One's "last supper" is not kosher Ann.

Trooper York said...

" Meade said...
"Garage Mahal is a Douchenozzle"
Correct. Where would she stop?
See the problem?"

Well it is just her lack of creativity that precludes more tags. Not everyone is the perfect example of a Douchenozzle like Garage Mahal. She could give everyone distinctive tags that reflect their respective personalities.

Some examples:

Robert Cook Commie Commentary
Richard Dolan's Pompous Proclamations.
Seven Machos Rino Machinations
Cedarford hates the Jews
Carol Herman's Blithering Idiocy.
Trooper York's Blowhard Blather.

See it's a game the whole family can play!

SunnyJ said...

I've heard that clip of Obama and the pass it because you love me schtick...it's really pathetic. Sounds like something an abuser uses to manipulate their enabler. And, there does seem to be sort of we're in this relationship with Obama because of guilt, lack of confidence, fear of being ridiculed, the definition of insanity...all those things that keep victims "loving" the victimizer.

Now the cutesy email invitations. You can almost hear the sycophants swooning, knowing he's only in love them, and not cheating on them with a couple million others. Creepy, creepy, creepy.

Only thing creepier was the Jim Messina, "Attack" email. The drop down invited you to report "rumors", seriously...you are to contact the govermnet and report a neighbor, student, teacher, coworker...who? what? And, give their name and information on the rumor to the freakin' government.

Salvador Dali has nothing on the Obama administration.

garage mahal said...

"Garage Mahal is a Douchenozzle"

Correct. Where would she stop?


Awwww. Taking a little break from mindlessly trolling the Isthtmus comments section, or still mad I pasted your comments?

Or, maybe your mad because your hero has lawyered up after his closest confidants are abruptly resigning and getting raided by the Feds. It's all misdirected anger though Meade, and I would help if you would just let me.

You want to do dinner?

James said...
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kcom said...

"in a historic speech to a joint session of Congress last week"

Super-honest question - what was "historic" about it? Or is historic being used in the most prosaic way possible, as in "it happened" and therefore it's part of history?

James said...

James, would you like to meet for dinner tomorrow?

Sure Meade. While I think my son will be happy to see me he'll have enough of me in about an hour.

Hopefully I'll also be able to catch the outdoor singalong.

Trooper York said...

That's a great idea.

Just make sure you pick the restaruant Meade.

I don' think the blogger lady would like Garage's favorite joint!

Carol_Herman said...

I dunno, Ann, you want to come for the First Night of Passover?

You want to come to a Seder?

Okay. Some people come because they know there will be four cups of wine.

Some people even bring wine. And, because of the need to drink 4 cups of wine ... you can't have too much wine in the house ... to cover this event!

Still, I'd recommend the chicken liver. (Since I learned it works best if you put a hunk of tofu into the mixture.)

Next is the matzo ball soup. (I'm fussy. Mine don't "float.") Golda Mier used to make them so hard, people who attended her seders said she was making canon balls. For the Front. (I actually have her recipe. And, it's very interesting.)

By the way, there's an article kicking around out there ... from James Carville. That points out the president needs a whole knew act.

To begin kicking butt, James Carville suggests Obama put some of his own people into the dock. Where they could go to jail.

(I had only thought he'd cut the budget, across the board, by 2%.)

But James Carville should be invited by Obama to dinner. His suggestions are corkers.

Carol_Herman said...

Even Jesus knew they were serving 4 cups of wine!

(The "seder" means a ritual. Where you have to do 18 "things." Which is what Jesus attended. When you say "last supper." You mean the First Night of a Seder.

The 4 cups of wine is a stellar adult attraction.

Leland said...

Enjoy your peas and then your piece of the pie, but forget about the french fries.

traditionalguy said...

The Con Man Obama is resorting to the "if you don't trust me then you are not loving me" trick.

He and Michelle must get a good laugh out of the weak minded marks the con again everyday.

DADvocate said...

How sad is it for someone to love a politician? (Not his wife and kids loving him, but a stranger.) I can't imagine loving a politician unless I developed a close personal relationship and felt he/she did great good for the people he/she served. Politicians are not to be loved, or trusted.

The "If you love me..." bit reminded me of Sally Fields at the Oscars, "You like me, you really like me." Sally seemed somewhat amazed. Obama, as a narcissist, needs, craves, and demands "love." Love is in quotes because it's not love at all he craves. He want to be honored and glorified. He wants his narcissistic image of himself to be validated.

Meade said...

@James,
Great. Let's meet up at the Capitol, take in the sing-a-long, and then have dinner. My email address is in my profile. Email me and I'll give you my cell phone number.

dbp said...

Hey, does anyone else think we maybe shouldn't trust the one guy who doesn't have a halo?

No Name said...

Ann, can we hang out sometime? I promise it won't get wierd.

garage mahal said...

Great. Let's meet up at the Capitol, take in the sing-a-long, and then have dinner.

Sounds pretty thuggish!

James said...

Sounds pretty thuggish!

You really stepped in it this time. Meade graciously offers to meet a black visitor to Madison and you reflexively think "thuggish." That's so typically liberal of you.

How does it feel to have the race card played against you, huh?

DADvocate said...

You really stepped in it this time.

Easy now, James. garage is spoiled adult(?) child who never had to face hard times or overcome any great obstacles in his life. He's jealous of those happier than he, or who he perceives as having it easier than he. He pretends to be caring by insulting conservatives and advocating the government forcefully take of money from the "rich" and give it to the "poor." He's a modern day Robin Hood who never has to leave the comfort of his cozy abode.

Cheryl said...

I blogged about the creepy Messiah-ness of his statement before I read your post. So much for feeling original.

This also felt reminiscent of the exchange between Jesus and Peter at the end of his ministry: "Do you love me?" "Yes, Lord." "Feed my sheep."

You know, I think GWB knows Scripture at least as well as Obama, but the things that fell out of his month didn't feel creepy like this. Bizarre.

James said...

I'm not offended by what he said. I'm just amused that I got the opportunity to use the race card against a professed liberal. Its Alinksy's 4th Rule: Make them live up to their own rules.

Clyde said...

That Last Supper picture is a hoot. "One of you is going to betray me," says Jesus. And everyone looks around and says, "Judas, where the f*** is your halo, man?" I think we have our perp nailed.

Christopher in MA said...

"Wonder when we're gonna see the 'Scott Walker is in trouble' tag."

You know, garbage, in the last few threads, it made me angry to watch you constantly try to jack the subject to your masturbatory fantasy about Walker, but by now, you've got me laughing.

"Goddammit, Althouse! Walker's a crook! He's lawyered up! The feds are raiding his staffers! He ought to be doing the perp walk! ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME?!?!?!? YOU RETHUGLICAN BEYOTCH! POST ABOUT IT!!! ELEVENTY!@!?@#!!!"

It's almost endearing in a way, like watching a dog chase his own tail.

garage mahal said...

Meade graciously offers to meet a black visitor to Madison and you reflexively think "thuggish."

So all white dudes from Indiana are thugs? Who knew!

E.M. Davis said...

By the way, there's an article kicking around out there

Like you'd ever link to anything.

Too much work.

Better to be lazy and assume shit or bloviate from the hip.

Christopher in MA said...

I don't know that anybody will revisit this thread, but Clyde reminded me of an old joke:

There was once an Irish priest who hated the English. Every one of his sermons was a screed against perfidious Albion. One day, his bishop told him he had to knock it off.

So the next Sunday, the good padre used the Last Supper as the theme of his sermon. "And the good Lord said, 'one of you here will betray me.' And all the apostles looked at him, asking, 'Is it I, Lord?' Finally, Judas turned to Jesus and asked,

'Blimey, I say, guv'nor, is it I?'"

Thank you. I'll be here all weekend.

Trooper York said...

Wait a minute? James are you the dude from "Good Times"?

Are you gonna bring JJ with you?

That would be dyn-no-mite!!!!!!!