The New York Post's Kyle Smith reviews a new book on the Obama White House by MSNBC sycophant Richard Wolffe, who predictably writes glowingly of our president, nevertheless, inadvertently gives us a glimpse of our national nanny:
In "Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside Obama's White House," MSNBC analyst Richard Wolffe, a writer sympathetic to the president, reports the prosaic backroom details of the White House struggles from early this year, but occasionally stumbles upon an off-the-cuff revelation that's much more interesting.
One staffer was conspicuously overweight. The president, in an incident that Wolffe believes proves how caring the man is, took it upon himself to present the aide with a salad for lunch - "then listened to him protest that he could take care of his own health. ‘I love you, man,' Obama said. ‘I want you to look after yourself. Eat the salad.' "I love you, man. Eat the salad. That is the Obama presidency in a plastic see-through clamshell. (Hold the ranch dressing!) The president loves us. He knows what's best for us. We should bow to his superior wisdom.
Jimmy Carter obsessed over the White House tennis court schedule. President Obama wants to be your life coach, guidance counselor and spouse, kicking your shins under the dinner table when you order chocolate cake instead of steamed celery.
"I love you, America. I want you to look after yourself. Now spread 'em for the nice TSA folks."
One could imagine a host of similar responses by Obama to our protests. "I love you America so shut up and enjoy national health care."
Americans sent a message early this month that they don't want Obama or anyone else telling us what's in our best interests. The president is more than welcome to eat salad if he wishes but don't try to cram that rabbit food down anyone else's throat.