Farah Complains, Lies About the ‘Obama Lifestyle’

Joseph Farah, who suffers from one of the worst cases of Obama Derangement Syndrome in existence, has an absurd column complaining about President Obama’s “lifestyle.” It’s replete with falsehoods and inane arguments, all based on something Obama said on ESPN.

Two weeks ago, he was a guest on ESPN’s “The Herd.” It’s not a show I have the time to watch. In fact, there isn’t much television I have time to watch. I have businesses to run. I work 18 hours a day, six days a week because I believe in what I do and the employees who depend on me for their jobs.

What did he say on this show I’ve never seen?

“I spend most of my time watching ESPN in the morning,” said Obama. “I get so much politics; I don’t, you know, want to be inundated with a bunch of chatter about politics during the day. SportsCenter, when I work out in the morning, gives me a pretty good sense of what’s going on. I can’t sit down and watch an entire game, except maybe the Super Bowl or the NBA Finals. Or the World Series, I might be able to sit down and one day watch the whole game.”

Think about that statement.

No. 1, we already know Obama takes more vacations than any 50 families in America combined, right? And those outlandishly expensive vacations are paid for by you and me.

Oy, that old lie about vacation time. As PolitiFact points out, Obama has taken 19 vacations for a total of 125 days, while George W. Bush took 65 vacations for 407 days. That isn’t even close. In fact, Obama has taken fewer vacation days of the last 4 presidents (2nd least was Clinton). Funny, I don’t remember Farah fretting about having to pay for Bush’s vacations.

As for the ESPN quote, what he clearly meant was that when he does get to watch TV, it’s sports rather than political shows. OMG! Scandal!

And he also conceded that he’s not spending the rest of his day governing, which he is paid to do. Instead he is practicing politics, which we all should have known anyway.

Uh, what?

The guy lives a charmed life.

And yet so many Americans still believe he’s sacrificing for them – he’s fighting for them. It’s hard to believe. But it’s true.

He doesn’t know anything about what it takes for ordinary Americans to make a living. How could he? He’s never had to worry about it. He’s never had to make payroll. He’s never had to live paycheck to paycheck.

As opposed to, say, the Bushes, who inherited huge amounts of money and never actually had to work a day in their lives? This is just partisan bullshit, plain and simple.

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  • John Pieret

    This is just partisan bullshit, plain and simple.

    No, no! Everyone Farah knows agrees that Obama is the source of all evil … far right conservatives and moderate conservatives and even those shifty RINOs … the entire spectrum of True American™ politics.

  • dingojack

    JP – come now, everyone knows in their guts that only the first group are truly “Troo ‘mericans”(tm)!

    :) Dingo

  • scienceavenger

    I work 18 hours a day, six days a week because I believe in what I do and the employees who depend on me for their jobs.

    And, apparently, you’re a super-human Ayn Randian character, since any normal human who tried to do that consistently would soon be dead.

  • colnago80

    Put aside vacations. Dubya spent a lot of time riding his Trek Rage up at the Agricultural Center in Beltsville, Md. several times a week.

  • dingojack

    Well then Joe, your productivity must be pretty terrible. Unit Productivity per hour falls off at greater than 50 hours per week (at least in the munitions assembling business).

    Dingo

  • Donnie

    @ #3 scienceavenger says

    I work 18 hours a day, six days a week because I believe in what I do and the employees who depend on me for their jobs.

    And, apparently, you’re a super-human Ayn Randian character, since any normal human who tried to do that consistently would soon be dead.

    You forgot the “Wingnut Exclusion Clause” that states anytime a Wingnut is awake equates to working. Hence, he only sleeps 6 hours a day and ‘works’ the other 18 hours regardless of what he is actually working on beyond staying awake.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    scienceavenger “And, apparently, you’re a super-human Ayn Randian character…”

    Hardly. If he was a Rand character, his name would be Stark Farcus, or somesuch.

     

    “…since any normal human who tried to do that consistently would soon be dead.”

    I did it for five months. Don’t even remember the last couple.

    That explains a lot about Farah, actually.

  • cptdoom

    He doesn’t know anything about what it takes for ordinary Americans to make a living.

    Yeah that two bedroom apartment he shared with his grandparents, the bank employee and the furniture salesman, was a real palace.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    Shorter Farah: “God damned uppity n*gg*r”

  • dingojack

    Ah here’s what I was talking about in mine #5.

    Dingo

  • Artor

    To be fair, can anyone see a substantive difference between Farah taking a big, steaming dump, and publishing his column?

  • lldayo

    To be fair, can anyone see a substantive difference between Farah taking a big, steaming dump, and publishing his column?

    Yeah, the paper used after the dump is worth more than the paper with the column.

  • raven

    1. Look at the Obama lifestyle. He is sort of rich since the President gets paid well, highly educated (Harvard law), powerful, effective, and respected.

    2. Look at the Farah lifestyle. He is an idiot running a lunatic fringe site usually called World Nut Daily, a minister of a weird oogedy boogedy cult of a failed religion based on pure hate, and lies constantly for money.

    No contest here. One is an asset to our society, the other a parasite at best and more likely, a pathogen.

  • busterggi

    Modus, “Hardly. If he was a Rand character, his name would be Stark Farcus, or somesuch.”

    Let’s leave “A Christmas Story” out of this.

  • Larry

    And, apparently, you’re a super-human Ayn Randian character, since any normal human who tried to do that consistently would soon be dead.

    I credit his porn ‘stache. It is well know it can supply super-human endurance.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    busterggi “Let’s leave ‘A Christmas Story’ out of this.”

    No. Even a cursory comparison of Scut Farkus of ‘A Christmas Story’ with any of Rand’s heroes shows startling similarities.

  • D. C. Sessions

    To be fair, can anyone see a substantive difference between Farah taking a big, steaming dump, and publishing his column?

    Sure. Fecal matter has some beneficial uses (methane production, fertilizer, …)

  • gopiballava

    What is it with this bizarre insistence that politicians must truly experience the problems that they are supposed to be solving, preferably while solving them? I want my farmers hungry. That way they’ll understand how important food is. If I’m stuck in the wilderness, I want my rescuers to be shivering and nearly frostbitten. How else can I be sure they really are trying to rescue me? I want my politicians worried that their utilities are about to be cut off because their last check might bounce. That’s the best way for them to do good, long term and insightful planning.

    IMHO, with only a few exceptions, artists are the only group that produces their best work when things aren’t going well.