Monday, January 2, 2012

Postcards from the Oval Office

Would you speak with the Chief of Staff, your Chief Economics Adviser, and your Senior Adviser with your feet up on the Resolute Desk – a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880?


Obama lacks respect for the White House furniture, which reflects his disregard for his position as president, for "We the People" and apparently has some sick vendetta against antique furniture.

Honestly, get the man an ottoman or a foot stool! Tell the idiot that he shouldn't be putting his feet up on expensive furniture especially when it doesn't even belong to him.

Good grief! How many of us would have been bopped on the head by our mothers or grandmothers for putting our feet up on any furniture? Right?

21 comments:

Silverfiddle said...

I've seen that before. More grave than his disregard for White House furniture is the way statist politicians of all parties use our constitution as a doormat.

Leticia said...

Silver, that's the truth.

Debbie said...

He doesn't care because it isn't his, he has no sense of value for other people's property or for history. I remember all the things he did when he first arrived at the Oval office, returning gifts from our friends across the pond. Making enemies. You got it right.

Debbie
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Teresa said...

The man is egotistical and feels like he's entitled. Most liberals operate under the entitlement mentality. I don't think he knows the term respect.

Jersey McJones said...

Well, now, I feel bad, because I probably would do that too. It's a part of being tall and lanky. And yes, it's a bad habit.

I wouldn't read too much into it, unless, of course, I was just out to get the guy, like you guys.

It's just a bad habit. I try to be better about that as I get older, but I have to admit, I need to stretch sometimes, and yes, I've been known to do that in the office. It's a bad habit, but it's not a sign of the devil.

JMJ

Magpie said...

I did just one page of Google image search and I found Bush and Ford doing the same thing.

It's an unconscious posture when your mind is on an issue, typical of people in various walks of life who have many people reporting to them. I remember seeing pics of Bush doing it before, and I read nothing into it regarding him doing it then or now.

If Mr Obama is everything you're accusing him of being then so were they.
And yes you shouldn’t do that to an antique but I think it will survive, it's a well-made desk.

Always On Watch said...

Obama disrespects our founding documents. So why should we expect him to respect the White House furniture?

dmarks said...

Debbie says: "He doesn't care because it isn't his"

Perhaps the opposite is true.. .and as the Annointed One, he thinks it IS his, to abuse as he sees fit.

At least it is not Clinton leaving his.... cough... unique... furniture polish on the surface.

Leticia said...

Jersey, for shame!! j/k! LOL! I guess it just happens. But I don't think you would be doing it on antique or expensive furniture, otherwise, your wife would probably hurt you.

Magpie, come on, now. That desk is dated back to the 1880's. Any thoughtful person would not be putting their dirty shoes on it.

AOW, yep. I should have known someone would defend his behavior. I couldn't see myself putting my feet up on a table with visiting guests. That's just me.

dmarks, ewww...you so didn't say that!! Oh, my word. ROFL!

dmarks said...

Leticia: The furniture polish... nothing that a few cigar burns won't remove!

Malcolm said...

And the Obama Derangement Syndrome continues! Since Bush propped his feet on the same desk when he was POTUS, I'll wait to see if all the anti-Obama people here will hurl the same insults at him.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/photos/desk.asp

dmarks said...

Malcolm. We can't. Bush is no longer in the White House.

Again and again when the current President is doing something wrong NOW you attempt to divert the subject to someone who is history, who isn't even doing it anymore.

That is the only derangement syndrome here.

Do you really operate this way, Marcus?

I imagine you walking down the street, and seeing kids throwing rocks smashing windows in an empty house.

"Stop that, kids!"

The kids say "But some guy last week was doing it. Why didn't you stop them?"

Then you say: "You are right. Nothing wrong here. Keep throwing rocks!"

liberaldude said...

Never fails to amaze me at how cheap and small minded wingnuts can be.

And Teresa, you are a parrot.

No...Bush never did this....

https://www.google.com/search?q=bush%20with%20feet%20on%20furniture&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=9Y8DT76OPMPd0QGAiJ2OAg&biw=1129&bih=596&sei=DpADT-anKIXz0gGP1NDIBQ

Malcolm said...

Dmarks: It's Malcolm (I don't know who the hell this "Marcus" guy is you keep citing in your responses to me).

First off, you're operating under the assumption that I view putting one's feet on the desk as "wrong". I don't give a damn if President Obama, Bush, Ford or any other previous POTUS put their feet on the desk. The outrage you guys have over this nonsense just shows the degree to which you suffer from ODS.

Secondly, whether or not Bush is still in the White House is irrelevant. There is no statute of limitations when it comes to criticizing bad behavior. If you think it's so wrong when President Obama did it, it has to be wrong when Bush and Ford did it!

I'm not diverting anything. I'm simply pointing out how silly it is for you guys to be trashing President Obama for putting his feet on the desk. For you to try to justify your silliness by playing the "It doesn't matter if Bush did it because he's no longer in office" card is beyond ridiculous.

It's funny that you use the "Bush is no longer in office" defense, yet you make a reference to the Clinton/Lewinsky affair in your original comments. All I ask from you guys is some objectivity and consistency. Apparently, that's a tall order.

Leticia said...

Malcolm and Liberal, it's not just the desk, he puts his feet up every where, and I just find it in bad taste.

And for the record, my own children would get a bop on the head if I were to catch them doing that.

It's about proper etiquette. I could just see Queen Elizabeth welcoming world leaders with her feet plopped on a desk, or on any of her furniture. It's bad form.

He is supposed to be a leader not some slacker that is hanging with his pals.

And if President Bush did the same thing, well, shame on him. His momma taught him better than that.

Malcolm said...

Leticia: Your post is all about how President Obama put his feet on an antique desk in the White House. Now that it's been proven Bush did the same exact thing, you're shifting your outrage by saying Obama puts his feet up "everywhere"! Assuming it's true, how could you possibly know such an obscure bit of info?

Your Queen Elizabeth analogy doesn't work because President Obama isn't greeting world leaders with his feet up. He was having a meeting with his staff.

Even if President Obama didn't have his feet up on the desk in the photo, you'd probably find something else to nitpick about. It's OK though. I'm amused by the examples of Obama Derangement Syndrome.

dmarks said...

Malcolm said: "Clinton/Lewinsky affair in your original comments."

Putting your feet on antique desks is one thing. Clinton's crimes are another entirely.

""It doesn't matter if Bush did it because he's no longer in office" card is beyond ridiculous."

It's not ridiculous at all. Bush isn't there and can't do this anymore.

Leticia said...

Malcolm, look again at the video, it's just not the desk, he does it every where. Honestly, I find it disrespectful, he is a world leader and he behaves as if he was raised in a barn, or whatever. The point is, he lacks etiquette.

And it proves his lack of respect.

Malcolm said...

dmarks: When Bush put his feet on the White House desk, did he also think it WAS his, to abuse as he saw fit?

Leticia: If you say so.

Malcolm said...

dmarks: Do you have an answer for my last question yet?

Leticia said...

Thanks, Malcolm.