Obama goes for $100 ham and goat cheese in Philly? What the fuck?
"[E]ating that pricey expensive ham was like Obama was some kind of "creative class" Whole Foods slimeball who'd throw working people, elders, the poor and the disemployed under the bus the first chance he got so he could get a no-show job as a veep at Goldman Sachs after his first and only term in office.
And did I call my shot on that, or what? Thanks for the link.
Honestly, I'm all for buy local, and all that good stuff. I love food. And a cheese steak I had in the Reading Terminal was the worst sandwich I've ever not been able to finish in my life, bar none.
But food choices send powerful symbolic messages, especially during a campaign stop. Food like this:
[W]e do learn that [Obama] likes his cheese and imported Spanish ham that retails for $99.99 during a visit to Philadelphia's Italian Market.
You know, $99.99 and one penny would have gotten a young woman the care she needed to save her life. Is this really the message Obama wants to be sending?
Obama spent about 30 minutes in the shops and greeting voters as he walked down 9th Street, according to pool reports that note not one "Rocky" reference.
He didn't have to. The creative class handled that for him.
At DiBruno Brothers, where employee Ezekial Ferguson agreed that the declining dollar was hurting imports, Obama tried goat cheese...
"All I know is it tastes good," said Obama, who instead bought some less expensive goat cheese made in West Chester, Pa.
There you go. It's all about his feelings, isn't it?
That, and his wine rack.
NOTE Off topic, I devoutly hope, but speaking of goats....
NOTE Thanks to alert reader tonyrz for the link.