Diplomacy and class are certainly not qualities of note with the current First Family. From the President's snubbing of Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House to his calling out the Supreme Court during the State of the Union address a few years ago, his example as leader of his family has obviously rubbed off on his wife. Or could it be that her lack of class has rubbed off on him? More likely they rub off on each other and the problem just festers and grows jointly from their attitude of entitlement.
I say this based upon her behavior and that of her entourage in Peking while supposedly on an American goodwill trip (after all, we are footing the bill), but if it really does have a valid purpose other than sightseeing why is the press not allowed to accompany her? What is she hiding? After all, she doesn't have to worry about the mainstream press reporting the truth as they continually cover for the Obama's.
Maybe it's just as simple as she wants to avoid the press from saying "Hello, Mrs. Robinson". Mrs. Robinson, her mother, is making quite a stir in Peking these days and Michelle is probably trying to cover it up. The word has leaked out from local Chinese employees at the Peking Westin, where the family is ensconced in the Presidential suite in $8K per night of luxury, that Mrs. Robinson is fuming and screaming at the staff about everything and many want to quit from the abuse. Nothing they can do is good enough for this ingrate. This despite the fact that the Chinese as a people are very polite and I'm sure that hotel staff is going out of the way to make the Obama clan happy with absolutely no thanks and appreciation.
I don't know about the rest of you, but Mama didn't raise this cowboy to act that way and from the sounds of it she is doing to American-Chinese relations what the battleship Bismarck did to German-English diplomacy so many years ago. Bad behavior is never a good thing, but then again, some people either just don't seem to know better or don't care, and that clearly seems to fit this First Family.
So Michelle will carry on with her expensive trip while Barack is back in Washington probably happy to be rid of her for a while. Maybe Jay-Z and Beyonce are visiting while the others are gone. After all, he does seem to have a special relationship with them.
I guess what really rubs my craw the wrong way is the fact that we have a First Family which makes no attempt to demonstrate personal sacrifice in a land that is suffering so much because of the President's bad judgment and even worse policies. From a world position as the leader, America is rapidly sinking into a dismal state while the President of the United States of America and his family continually poke their fingers in the very eyes of those who must foot the bill for his fun and games.
Never has America been faced with such a pathetic situation and hopefully sufficient numbers of voters will make a big step forward in November to reverse this course. And to those Chinese citizens who through no fault of their own have been abused and mistreated by the poor behavior of this entourage, I say Americans aren't really this way. This is clearly an aberration, one which must be changed soon.
Wake up, America, and let's bring our country back. We are better than this and we deserve sound leadership by example. It shows what we are not, not what we say we are, and the Obamas should certainly know better.