Far too often, our nation’s “leaders” exhibit a “do as I say and not as I do” sort of attitude — and former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are no exceptions in that regard.
According to Breitbart, while the former first lady was recording calls urging Americans to stay at home to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, the former president was caught playing golf in Virginia.
The topic blew up on Wednesday night after Fox News’ Tucker Carlson made mention of it during his opening monologue on Tucker Carlson Tonight. According to Breitbart, the Fox host highlighted a picture of the former president golfing — while everybody else in Virginia and D.C. was ordered to stay at home — that had been obtained by Politico over the weekend.
Carlson noted that it was just two days after Barack had been out golfing that Michelle lent her influence — and voice — to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to help convince residents to remain at home except for “essential” outings.
Take a listen to a robocall the former first lady recorded:
DC residents — If you have any #coronavirus symptom, you can get a free test by calling 1-855-363-0333@MichelleObama is helping us get out the word about free testing and reminding residents to #StayHomeDC except for essential trips for food, medicine or exercise pic.twitter.com/fRZ7aeZJf8
— Muriel Bowser #StayHomeDC (@MurielBowser) April 27, 2020
“It didn’t seem to occur to her that those standards might also apply to her family, and that’s why she didn’t mention essential trips to your country club,” Carlson said of the robocall, according to Breitbart. He went on:
Across the country, our leaders are making a mockery of the quarantines they so enthusiastically enforce. They have no intention of abiding by the restrictions they imposed on their fellow citizens.
Just stay home
Before any critics jump in and try to point out that the former president ditched quarantine and went golfing prior to the former first lady’s plea for D.C. residents to remain home, PJ Media pointed out that Barack’s excursion to Virginia actually came after Michelle had taped and released two separate public service announcements aimed at black communities about the importance of obeying stay-at-home orders.
“Our communities are among the hardest hit by the coronavirus, and we’ve got to do everything we can to keep each other safe,” Mrs. Obama said in the 30-second PSAs that aired on black radio stations nationwide. “And that means staying home because even if we are not showing any symptoms, we can still spread the virus to others. Let’s keep each other safe by just staying home. Thank you so much and God bless.”
It appears, however, that her husband didn’t get that message — or simply didn’t care.
Tucker Carlson is absolutely right that our nation’s “leaders” are making an utter “mockery” of the very measures they’ve imposed on the citizenry — and that sort of hypocrisy typically doesn’t play well with the people. Only time will tell if Democrats pay the price at the polls.