One of the easiest ways in which Americans can begin to harbor resentment against their public, political figures is to find that these individuals no longer believe that the rules apply to them. The idea that they would be somehow above the rest of the nation is such a treasonous, anti-American idea that We The People can’t help but be upset.
This week, a very poignant example of such behavior came to us from former President Barack Obama, who is now planning a large and extravagant birthday party for himself despite the continued threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Former President Barack Obama is reportedly planning to host a 60th birthday party for himself on Martha’s Vineyard as threat of the delta variant continues.
Obama will turn 60 on Wednesday and is anticipated to invite dozens of his friends to his nearly 30-acre property in Massachusetts. It is unclear who exactly will be invited, but one source told the Hill that stars such as Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney received invites.
“It’s going to be big,” a source told the Hill.
The timing and optics couldn’t be worse.
Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama purchased the $11.75 million mansion in 2019, which is located in the Edgartown section of the island.
The birthday bash comes as Massachusetts recommends some vaccinated individuals wear face masks in public in response to threats of the delta variant.
“If you have a serious health condition or risk of developing a severe illness from COVID, you should take extra precautions. If you have a close friend or family members who have a serious health condition or a serious risk of developing a severe disease or illness from COVID, you should take extra precautions,” Republican Gov. Charlie Baker said last week.
The party will undoubtedly make it more difficult for Obama’s fellow Democrats to defend their own coronavirus precautions, many of which have been dusted off in recent weeks on account of the delta variant’s swift spread.