Max Nordau (1849-1923) ... in the book Degeneration ... described a confluence of degeneration and hysteria ... "in the life and conduct of men," and in "the tastes and aesthetic instincts of fashionable society."
That was then. This is now.
In the words of Surber the Great,
"The fish rots from the head down, and this fish head is Barack Obama."
And don't forget this bit that came to light last summer:
According to a press release from the watchdog group Judicial Watch, emails they obtained reveal then-Deputy White House Communications Director Jennifer Psaki, threatened to put dead fish in “the fox cubby” ...
"Regarding general anti-FNC bias within the Obama White House in an October 23, 2009, email exchange between Jennifer Psaki, Deputy White House Communications Director and [then-Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs in the Treasury Department Jenni] LeCompte, Psaki writes, ‘I am putting some dead fish in the fox cubby – just cause”.
Okay, now back to the present and the object of Surber's Ire.
Here is his leadership, as reported by CNS:
... Obama told a panel at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia that part of his job there was to scout out locations for a future vacation with First Lady Michelle Obama.
Obama was speaking on a panel with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff when he made the remarks. The panel was moderated by Chris Matthews of MSNBC.
“I want to thank President Santos and the people of Colombia for the extraordinary hospitality in the beautiful city of Cartagena,” said Obama. “We’re having a wonderful time. And usually when I take these summit trips, part of my job is to scout out where I may want to bring Michelle back later for vacation. So we’ll make sure to come back sometime in the near future.”
His future is vacations come January. And like the screwball who knows he is going to get fired, Barack Obama is playing it for all it is worth. I hope Laura Bush counted the White House silverware before leaving.