Turn up the heat: Yes we can! – UPDATED

Or, more properly, you and I may be wandering around the house in sweaters, but President Obama can turn up the heat.

Just days after calling DC folk wimps for not being able to handle a little snow, and just months after proclaiming his 43 word manifesto, we read a glowing article about President Obama which includes this warm narrative:

The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.

“He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”

Sounds like he’s setting the thermostat to at least 72 degrees, doesn’t it? I’d call that a tad hypocritical, wouldn’t you? Just a tad?

Indeed, President Obama may have spent some of his teenage years in Hawaii, but he’s been exposed to Boston, New York and Chicago winters for some decades. You’d think he would be less of a hot-house flower by now.

Ed Morrissey quite rightly rips both the president and – more necessarily – the Sgt. Schultz Press, who know nothing, see nothing and apparently recall nothing that does not serve to embellish, rather than question or (gasp) critique their godling:

Did the Times even note the hypocrisy, or at the very least the incongruity, in its report on Obama’s White House? Not at all.

Many people in America, especially where I live, would like to heat their homes to a comfort level where sweaters and coats become unnecessary. However, Obama and the Democrats want to impose ruinous taxes and penalties on energy production and fuel that produces carbon dioxide — a naturally-occurring element — and make that choice economically unbearable for us. In fact, candidate Obama spoke directly to that end in May of this year:

In fact, candidate Obama spoke directly to that end in May of this year:

“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK,” Obama said.

“That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen,” he added.

Well, apparently some of us can, and those lucky few do call themselves “leaders”. The rest of us call them hypocrites as we fetch another sweater.

I’m frankly sick of wearing a sweater in the house and throwing an extra blanket on the bed. But…I don’t mind drinking extra cups of delicious Mystic Monk Coffee. Someone just gifted me with a bag of their “Carmel” flavored java. It’s heavenly.

Perhaps I should send some Mystic Monk Coffee to President Obama, and he can turn down the heat on the draft, energy-gobbling White House to save the world from global warming er, “climate change” and put on a sweater like the rest of us. That would be ummm…leadership.

Hell, even Jimmy Carter knew about sweaters.

Ed Driscoll

Michelle Malkin predicts Mrs. Obama will shop for sweaters today

Ace: I think that’s actually Mr. Rogers’ sweater but I could be wrong.

Althouse: Never lecture me again about Global Warming, Barack Obama! (Best comments!)

Powerline: Does Obama think we’re suckers? (I want that house boat!)

Jimme Bise, Jr: It is not hypocrisy. He’s just better than you.

Or, as George Orwell wrote in Animal Farm, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”.

Personally I think the bigger hypocrites here are the members of the press, who have spent the last few years promoting the whole “climate scare” hoo-hah, telling us we must fall into lockstep belief and obedience to that idiotic narrative (and who get the fainting vapors at Obama’s every pronouncement) but do not have enough intelligence to all either Al Gore or Barack Obama on their inconsistencies. The press doesn’t even see the incongruities.

And yet they have the power to destroy whole governments or economies. Booooo, press. Booooooooo!

UPDATE: The press is following up with a cover story that emphasizes how cool Obama is (and how uptight Bush was), and doesn’t mention the heat being turned up. This president is not allowed to have anything written about him that might be construed as a negative. The helpful press. Boooooooo, press. Boooooooooo!

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