The Imperial President Plays 19

2014 February 18
by bc3b

The ultra-rich are not and never will be the real target of Democratic Party rants against inequality. Instead, they reserve their venom for the hard-working entrepreneurial and technical/professional classes who seek to rise from upper middle-class ranks into bourgeois affluence.

While Prince William and Prince Henry were working along commoners to sandbag the Thames River to prevent flooding, our Imperial President was in California (aka Kalifornia) ranting about income inequality and the California drought, which he blamed on global warming. Following his rant he golfed with his buddies on a 19 hole private course (18 holes and a playoff hole) owned by Oracle founder Larry Ellison, reportedly worth $41 billion. Meanwhile, the Aspin Airport was closed to other traffic so Mooch and the girls could enjoy a skiing vacation.

Inequality in America is a terrible thing, unless it results in a nice afternoon at a golf course so private that “uncrowded” does not begin to describe the solitude a presidential foursome can enjoy. Few things in this world are more unequally enjoyed than the luxury of a personal golf course. But our inequality-hating president found the time to enjoy one yesterday. The Hill reported yesterday:

President Obama is going golfing on Sunday at a private course owned by billionaire Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison.

Obama is staying at the Sunnylands estate outside of Palm Springs, Calif., over the weekend, after delivering a speech on the state’s drought at a farm near Fresno and meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Friday. He went golfing on Saturday with three longtime friends from Hawaii, who are also filling out the foursome on Sunday.

Ellison’s 19-hole golf course in Rancho Mirage, Calif., sits on a 249-acre desert estate called Porcupine Creek that also hosts four guesthouses, a swimming pool, driving range and Mediterranean-style villa, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Obama’s host Ellison is reported to be worth $41 billion, and is renowned for his sporting activities, including the America’s Cup race, another sport inaccessible to all but the richest. Yet instead of recoiling in horror from this embodiment of the unequal distribution of wealth, Barack Obama is not just happy to indulge himself, he brings in his posse of childhood friends to enjoy the privileges of the ultra-rich.

The ultra-rich are not and never will be the real target of Democratic Party rants against inequality. Instead, they reserve their venom for the hard-working entrepreneurial and technical/professional classes who seek to rise from upper middle-class ranks into bourgeois affluence. These strivers are the real enemy because they give the lie to the cant of victimhood and unfairness that mobilizes the Democrat voting base. It is much easier to hate your boss, or the person whose nice house you drive past every day, than it is to hate George Soros, or Larry Ellison, or Bill Gates, whose personal digs are distant, inaccessible, and unthinkably remote in terms of achievement.

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Princes William and Harry love their country. Vladimir Putin loves his country. The Obamas – not so much. In fact, Mooch said she was never proud of her country until her husband was nominated for President.

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Hat tip: American Thinker

8 Responses leave one →
  1. 2014 February 18 6:57 am
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    bc3b permalink

    I am not a golfer (no scantily-clad cheerleaders or ice girls), so can someone please help me with this? Doesn’t a private 19 hole golf course require water … or do thousands of unicorns magically swoop down and p!ss hundreds of thousands of gallons of water on the course every night?

  2. 2014 February 18 7:38 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    BC,

    All those illegals got to work somewhere right? Every night thousands of illegals swoop down off the ’57 chevy flatbed buckets in hand. Sorta like this — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQltwDoyM5s

  3. 2014 February 18 7:43 am
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    bc3b permalink

    In a former life, I worked in the MacGregor advertising department, when it was still a major force in golf (although I hated the game even then). Nicklaus, Weiskopf and Johnny Miller were on our advisory staff. We had a woman – Marlene Hagge – who was supposed to be the sexpot of the women’s tour. I got to meet her once. She was in her mid to late 30s and what the sun and wind did to her was brutal. Perhaps sun screens, etc. have improved things.

    In the rare times I see women’s golf these days, it seems like the leaders are all Japanese or Korean.

  4. 2014 February 18 7:47 am
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    obama-on-pick-up-truck-290x230

  5. 2014 February 18 7:47 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Getting back on topic, the elites (including big business) are just as anxious to destroy the middle class as Obama and the far-left. Obama is trying to do it on purpose, while people like Thomas Donohue, CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, are doing it unintentionally as a bi-product of corporate welfare, but the result is the same.

  6. 2014 February 18 7:49 am
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    bc3b permalink

    ip –

    On the tailgate of a Government Motors pick-up of all things.

  7. 2014 February 18 9:30 am
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    Here come dem chickens, home to roost.

  8. 2014 February 18 12:38 pm
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    4 – haha

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