WAKE UP, PRESIDENT OBAMA! You Are The Lindsay Lohan Of The Oval Office!

Wed, October 20, 2010 7:36pm EDT by 111 Comments
Getty Images

Getty Images

Mr. President — I’m a big fan but you are suffering from the same mental disease as Lindsay Lohan — DENIAL!

While virtually the entire Western hemisphere was convinced that Lindsay Lohan was an addict, she stubbornly insisted for years and through endless episodes of partying, DUIs and rehabs, that she had no problem at all. That’s called denial with a capital D!

Well, after two years in office, a crippling recession and massive unemployment, you still think that a depressed and discouraged nation should somehow see that you and the Democrats have done a great job in office?

DENIAL! Are you  so out of touch in the White House/Washington bubble that you really can’t grasp that when millions of people are hurting — they don’t behave rationally.

They won’t applaud lofty legislature accomplishments like health care or big money programs like the stimulus package, when their lives have just kept getting lousier and lousier.

You told New York Times writer Peter Baker, in a recent interview, that you were “going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular.”

By that, I believe you meant that you were determined to get health care reform passed, because millions of Americans were desperate  for insurance, which they were,  and that you would escalate the war in Afghanistan against the Taliban.

Personally, I applaud your persistance on a national healthcare plan and I’m  thrilled that we now have it BUT your big mistake, Mr. President, is that ALL your attention appeared to be hijacked by healthcare and you forgot to have a LASER-SHARP focus as well on JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!

Like Lindsay Lohan you’ve been in denial about what people have been and are still are  MOST obsessed about — it’s the economy and jobs, stupid!

I think the fact that your personal economic situation is so good has blurred the neediness of  the real world from reaching your brain. You, Michelle and the family, have NOT been amidst real folks for quite some time now. The proceeds from your books have enabled the First Lady to dress beautifully in American designer clothes (which is great) , Sasha and Malia to go to private school, and the family to take expensive, highly-publicized, personal vacations in California and Spain, this past summer.

You are not suffering like the 15 million jobless or the millions more who are underemployed, have given up job hunting or who have lost their homes.

You deserve your wealth and your lifestyle — you worked hard for it, BUT I do believe it has enabled your DENIAL of what life is now like for HUGE numbers of Americans. The same thing happened to our previous President George Bush. His personal wealth and the wealth of his highly placed  pals inoculated him from the very real hardships faced by ordinary Americans.

If you truly felt the pain of middle and working-class American people, then maybe you wouldn’t be in denial about the ability of average Joannas and Joes to somehow see through the fog and “get “that you’ve gotten “the policy right,” even if you haven’t gotten “the politics right.”

You’re in denial! Sadly but understandably , no one sees straight when they’re terrified and can barely pay the rent or the mortgage. People in panic are just not as logical – like it or not!

Lindsay Lohan went to jail and court-ordered rehab and was still in denial!

I fear that you will go through mid-term elections and be sentenced to losing the Democratic majority in Congress and you’ll still be in denial.

Only when you start talking the talk and walking the walk — preaching JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! every single day, all day. And when you get serious about policies that create real jobs, will you leave denial behind.

The big question is: Will it be you, Mr. President, or Lindsay Lohan, who conquers denial first?

–Bonnie Fuller

.

Email me! | Follow Hollywoodlife.com on Twitter | Become a Facebook fan

Leave a Reply

To comment, please fill in the fields below, enter your comment and select the Comment button.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

View Comment

beefreetwo

Posted at 6:18 PM on January 18, 2012  

what a horrible leader

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Jules

Posted at 10:36 AM on November 3, 2010  

Good grief. I clicked this article because the title is hilariously awesome, but the writing is TERRIBLE. Yeah, ALL CAPS just like YOU use in COPIOUS amounts in this WRETCHED article. How did you get a job writing, anyway? Sleep with the right people?

Ugh.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Don

Posted at 9:55 AM on November 1, 2010  

Do you actually think the President can create jobs? For the most part, jobs are created in the Private Sector. The President cannot make corporations hire people. Heck, they got tax breaks to hire back when Bush was President and all they did was send jobs overseas, laid off their workers because they didn’t want to pay any benefits or keep their older workers and blamed the economy as the reason.

What they don’t seem to understand is that the economy cannot move forward until people start spending and they spend when they work. It is a trickle up effect.

While Republicans refuse to work with the President, and the Democrats refuse to work with the Republicans for the same reason, the rest of the world is passing us by and we WILL become a third world country.

Talk about the dumbing down of America.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Jules

Posted at 10:40 AM on November 3, 2010  

Actually, presidential policy greatly influences jobs. And trickle up never, ever works in the long term. Bash the GOP and Bushie all you want (as an independent voter who actually thinks for herself and refuses to vote party lines, I do) but Reagan’s policy of giving huge breaks to the people who create jobs works. It’s not the president, you’re correct that the pres can’t actually make jobs himself (or herself), but presidential policy influences congress, which creates the laws the job creators live by. If you keep taxing them heavily, they’ll hoard their cash. Clinton’s amazing surplus, by the way, was thanks to a decade of Reagan economic policy. Bush’s deficit was thanks to Clinton policy + Iraq and Afghanistan.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

WOW

Posted at 12:23 PM on October 28, 2010  

Wow is all I have to say. It’s amasing to me that in an article about telling Obama his is in denial, the author shows so much tunnel vision. Obama did not create the recession. He is not at fault for the economy. As all of the republicans keep saying, jobs aren’t created by Government. Go protest at your local Fortune 500 company for shipping all their manufacturing jobs out of this country. Picket at Wal-Mart for not paying their staff a living wage. Refuse to by designer clothes that weren’t made in the US. Pay attention and stop spewing crap.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Tamran

Posted at 10:12 AM on October 26, 2010  

Everyone is so annoying, ok, I don’t think Obama is like Lohan. But he is in denial, everyone just needs to get off the Gorge Bush crisis, because guess what IT IS OVER WITH. We don’t want to impeach Obama because he’s black dang it. We want to impeach him because he sucks at running this counrty. He has been in office for 2 years and our counrty has not gotten any better. So lose your race thoughts because they have nothing to do with it. It’s the fact that he is a bad president and so was Bush. Mcain should have been president maybe then things would be better.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Diane G.

Posted at 10:52 AM on October 26, 2010  

Sorry, but it isn’t over with and that is the big problem and even bigger issue that most people don’t seem to comprehend. Bush and the Republicans had 8 years to cause their massive destruction and devastation and Americans expected Obama to snap his fingers and fix it overnight. And he has conservatives fighting him every step of the way. And when do the American people take some responsibility for the financial crisis? Massive credit card debt, purchasing homes they could not afford, voting for Bush- twice!!! Americans want an easy fix and it is just not realistic

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Tamran

Posted at 4:42 PM on December 16, 2010  

Look, I understand what your saying. And I don’t expect Obama to fix everything “over night” but what I do expect is for him not to get our country into problems. Or take away our pay checks. No matter what idiotic democrats say, he sucks at his job. Not all republicans are bad, and neither are all democrats. But the ones who like Obama are, because they don’t know the difference between a good presidant (McCain) and a bad one (Obama).

 
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

another guest

Posted at 8:08 AM on October 26, 2010  

Hold up wait a minute…ARE YOU FOR REAL RIGHT NOW???? Did you just compare the most astute man out there to a crack head. Well! You might as well have called the man a house negro. I was going to bookmark this blog because I thought it was about babies. What am I missing? So disrespectful and you are a mother? smh!

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Tamran

Posted at 10:07 AM on October 26, 2010  

Ok, for real, really? She is right, and I am not surprised that you are the one standing up for that loser. She isn’t calling him a house negro because he’s not. But he is in denial, he is ruining America. And if you can’t see that you might as well not be in America. And I’m not talking about your peple, I am talking about you. And if you don’t have anything smart to say to me, then don’t reply.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Jules

Posted at 10:44 AM on November 3, 2010  

oh good hell. Don’t play the race card! She’s making an analogy, and a funny one, that has nothing to do with race.

Admit it, if she said that exact same thing about Bush, you’d be laughing your head off. Racism is all about intent. Obama’s policies are not off limits to mock just because of the color of his skin, just like Bush’s weren’t. Presidents need to suck it up and take their fair share of criticism regardless of their skin tone. It’s how that job is.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Tamran

Posted at 3:26 AM on November 6, 2010  

For real, no I wouldn’t be laughing my head off and I don’t see how that is funny. You make no sence at all, Obama IS in denial and it isn’t because he’s black, oh and guess what he is HALF white. Obama is a terrible presidant, and you obvisously can’t see that, insanity has swept over America. If she was saying something against Obama you would’t be laughing. Why do you think Obama stands for big a*s mistake America?

 
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Tim

Posted at 9:57 PM on October 25, 2010  

Let’s just say any columnist seriously comparing Lindsay Lohan and President Barack Obama automatically loses his/her credibility.

Stick to C-list gossip, Hollywood Life.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

K Love

Posted at 11:57 AM on October 29, 2010  

Roger That lol. wow, I can’t believe I 1st, read this crap and 2nd, am wasting more time by replying to such a DEAD topic! I must be bored.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Guest 2

Posted at 4:37 PM on October 25, 2010  

This is not the platform to push your opinion of our President.
The common interest of this blog is about our children.
If I wanted to read about politics I would’ve visited CNN.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Dana

Posted at 12:05 PM on October 25, 2010  

This is a lame attempt at a tie in – if you wanted to spew your views against the president – spew them. But, bringing Lindsay Lohan into it makes your rant even less credible and cheesy. The SIMPLE FACT is that GEORGE BUSH is the reason why everyone is jobless and homeless. How can you expect Obama to undo 8 YEARS of damage inflicted by people (REPUBLICANS) who voted TWICE for a man who could barely string 2 sentences together – in less than 2 years? Also, just because his children go to private school and the family goes on vacations doesn’t mean they can’t “feel the pain” of middle/working class people. If that’s your logic, then what’s the point of you even writing this article? You’re RICH, I’m sure your children didn’t go to “sub-par” schools, and I you’ve traveled all over the world. That must mean that you can’t understand MY PAIN as someone who is considered working/middle class so by the “logic” you’re using against the President – Your Opinion DOESN’T COUNT because you’re not living paycheck to paycheck LIKE I AM.

The President doesn’t need to justify the way his family lives to you or anyone else. Next time bring cold hard facts instead WHINING about their lifestyle when YOU LIVE A SIMILAR ONE. …talk about pot calling kettle…

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

mannequin

Posted at 7:52 AM on October 25, 2010  

Okay, Lindsay has admitted she is powerless. Does this mean that she is ahead?

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Tamran

Posted at 10:08 AM on October 26, 2010  

Haha, yep, sad right.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Guest

Posted at 7:22 AM on October 25, 2010  

Everyone that agrees with this demented chick is just as crazy you were willing to give George Bush his time and his due and lok what he did for us. The only part you got right was about him deserving his money because he made his money before he got into the White House and is taking a pay cut to what other Presidents have taken do you really think anybody else would have done the same thng. He has been in office for two years and has been able to get nut jobs like you health insurance why not use it and check yourself into a loony bin.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Jules

Posted at 10:47 AM on November 3, 2010  

Obama never took a pay cut. He was completely willing to cap the salaries of his aides, but he’s living on the taxpayers’ dime (all presidents do) and collecting his annual salary of around 400K, which he puts straight into the bank.

Except, of course, for their expensive vacations and private school for the kids…

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

swf

Posted at 3:55 AM on October 25, 2010  

Your website sucks, based on the countless grammatical errors ALONE. But this is ridiculous. A *Canadian* writing an editorial about which political party she feels should be in charge? On a celebrity gossip website no less? I don’t care what political party you are with, this seems way off the radar and your motives should be questioned. There are plenty of other issues you could tackle in an editorial that would be on topic for this site, or you could encourage your readers to get more involved with their community to help create change. But instead you get on a soap box and print this? You, my dear clearly didn’t research your topic well, and have lost a reader for good. It is no wonder you tanked in the magazine world.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

another guest

Posted at 8:10 AM on October 26, 2010  

this was written by a Canadian? Makes me sad to call myself a canadian…I didnt finish reading the tripe

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Tamran

Posted at 10:14 AM on October 26, 2010  

If your Candian why do you care if there’s a black presidant? I’m confused…

 
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Rana

Posted at 1:01 AM on October 25, 2010  

AMEN sister!

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Tamran

Posted at 10:14 AM on October 26, 2010  

Oh finally, someone smart, lol.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Sharon Hughes

Posted at 12:21 PM on October 24, 2010  

And Bonnie once again you have confirmed that you are the MORON of the WORLD!!! To compare the President of the United State so a drug using, car stealing jail bird loser….. You are truly a MORON and an ASS!

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

pam

Posted at 10:54 AM on October 24, 2010  

stick to celebrity gossip, and for the first time stopping by you don’t seem to do that too well

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

pam

Posted at 10:51 AM on October 24, 2010  

“Less than halfway through his first term, Obama has compiled a remarkable track record. As president, he has rewritten America’s social contract to make health care accessible for all citizens. He has brought 100,000 troops home from war and forged a once-unthinkable consensus around the endgame for the Bush administration’s $3 trillion blunder in Iraq. He has secured sweeping financial reforms that elevate the rights of consumers over Wall Street bankers and give regulators powerful new tools to prevent another collapse. And most important of all, he has achieved all of this while moving boldly to ward off another Great Depression and put the country back on a halting path to recovery.

Along the way, Obama delivered record tax cuts to the middle class and slashed nearly $200 billion in corporate welfare — reinvesting that money to make college more accessible and Medicare more solvent. He single-handedly prevented the collapse of the Big Three automakers — saving more than 1 million jobs — and brought Big Tobacco, at last, under the yoke of federal regulation. ..”, and has signed a treaty with Russia to reduce nuclear weapons; From a recent article in The Rolling Stone

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 7,558 other followers