If the names Michaele and Tareq Salahi sound vaguely familiar to you, but you just can’t seem to remember where you know it from, there’s little doubt the “White House Party Crashers” should jog your memory.
In November of 2009, the Obama administration came under intense scrutiny with the news broke that there had been a breakdown in security measures taken to protect the leader of the free world. Whether you agree with his policies or not, Barack Obama is the President of The United States of America.
Michaele and Tareq Salahi, now forever known as “The White House Crashers”, managed to slip through any security measures that were in place. Their names were not on the guest list for the event, which was a state dinner at the White House honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Not only were they successful in slipping through security measures, but they actually shook hands with the president, as well as Vice President Biden, then Chief-of-Staff Rahm Emanuel, Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty, Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., and several other prominent people.
When the news story broke in 2009, Ed Donovan,a spokesman for the White House, stated that the president nor any others in attendance at the state dinner were ever in any danger, because the Salahi’s “went through all the security screenings – the magnetometer screening – just like all the other guests did.”
After the initial incident was reported, rumors began to surface that the Salahi’s were hoping to be cast on the reality show, “The Real Housewives of DC”. We heard the argument that the Salahi’s crashing a White House event was harmless, and just a way to get attention for the reality show. While that may have been the case, if the Salahi’s were able to achieve the breach of security, what if someone with other motives were just as successful? Not only were the President and Vice President of The United States put in jeopardy, but so was the Prime Minister of India. In a day and age where biological warfare is just as real a threat as guns and explosives, the thought of what could have happened had it been real evil breaching security instead of simply the selfish elite causes great concern.
While the evening in 2009 ended with more embarrassment, and thankfully without anyone being harmed, many questions have been raised about the Salahi’s, who Donovan later confirmed to be “well-known Virginia horse-country set” people. This latest incident is not the only scandals to have swirled around them since that night in 2009.
Here we are again, with yet another scandal involving them. The Salahi’s are a prime example of how actions speak louder than words. The liberal, progressive left speak words of sacrifice for others, but their actions scream self-seeking greed- exactly what they accuse conservatives of being. That is not to say that there are not conservatives who are self-seeking and greedy, or who do not have scandals involving them. We all know that is just a fact of humanity. The real issue is that the liberals tout a “holier-than-thou” attitude, claiming they are the ones who truly care, while the conservatives just want to hurt the poor and throw grandma off the cliff.
In a Press Release from LUCID Public Relations today, the company that represents former talk-show host Montel Williams reports that his name has been used to promote an event that claims association with the White House Crashers. The organization has claimed that Mr. Williams will be attending the event, and that his foundation, which is dedicated to furthering the research and study of multiple sclerosis, are actual supporters of the event.
“It has come to our attention that a group claiming to be associated with Tareq and Michaele Salahi have announced that Mr. Williams will be attending an event at their Oasis Winery in Virginia and that Montel Williams’ MS Foundation is also a supporter – neither is true.”
While this incident is not an issue of national security, nor does it even involve the president in the least, it does call into question how the presidency of the first Social Media driven president has impacted our society. In a world where “reality” is now what is seen through the lens of staged drama and cat-fights between the elite housewives around the country, any hope of waking up the clueless seems to be less and less likely.
The actual facts and figures in black and white are cast aside by main stream media outlets, who instead put their liberal agenda spin on the issues and feed it to the masses who buy into their skewed and manipulated perception of reality. The liberal leaders, talking heads and political pundits preach to their cult following condemning conservatives as being “selfish” and not willing to “pay their fair share”, yet they refuse to take a long, hard look at the actual facts. They tout the mantra of the progressive agenda, completely ignoring how the movement is slowly, yet ever increasingly destroying the very foundation of this nation.
From the Salahi’s who are willing to sneak past security, misrepresent themselves in the name of charity for the ill, and other less-than-honest practices just to gain wealth and fame to false identity of the Hollywood elite, this administration is the epitome of how reality is not always what it seems. The liberals talk a good talk, but do not walk the walk of having great concern for their fellow man, much less those less fortunate. The liberal, progressive left speak in platitudes of how we should tax the rich to give to the “poor”, rather than expecting that each person has a responsibility within the society they are a part of.
The actions of the liberal left speak much louder than the words spewing from their haughty, idealistic mouths. The actions of the liberal, progressive left define selfishness and self-serving attitude, all the while their blaring hypocrisy can be seen miles away. While selfishness is a common character trait of the human race, it is Conservatives who hold the belief that by expecting each person to do their very best for themselves and the good of society, we are in fact empowering them to live an independent, productive, meaningful and fulfilled life rather than enabling them to depend on the rest of society.Rich Mitchell is the Sr. Managing Editor of Conservative Daily News. His posts may contain opinions that are his own and are not necessarily shared by Anomalous Media, CDN, staff or .. much of anyone else. Find him on twitter, facebook and google+