Did he really mean to give that image?
At the happiest place on earth, Barack Obama delivered a pro-tourism speech claiming that he wants to make America “the top tourist destination of the world.”
But The Stir tells us that While the President gave his speech, tourists, with pockets full of money and screaming children just begging for toys and treats, were relegated away from “downtown” Disney and were sequestered in back lots of the park usually only seen by employees. They were diverted away from Main Street and were forced to start their Disney adventure in Tomorrowland.
If you’ve been to Disney World, you know it’s an investment. But guests who had travelled to the Magic Kingdom and spent hundreds of dollars just to get their family through the gates, were told to expect longer than usual wait times, frequent security checks, changed event times and an earlier closing time. Employees had work hours changed or eliminated and were not allowed to use their passes to enter the park.
Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said, “I think to close half of Magic Kingdom for the purpose of a White House invitation town hall meeting on a phony main street on behalf of a phony president just strikes me as weird.”
Michelle Malkin writes Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle scratched their heads as the job-snuffer-in-chief bolted to Orlando’s fantasyland to promote economic growth. But there’s no more fitting place on Earth for the man whose escapist administration occupies the land of make-believe and no consequences. (Bonus moment: Obama got to shake hands with Mickey Mouse, who infamously turned up on a Florida ACORN voter registration form in 2008. Constituent outreach at its most surreal.)
And, not only that, he didn’t even take his daughters.
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