We're now solidly in the 21st century and we're still seeing the glamorization of alcohol throughout our national government and right into the White House. One hundred years ago, President Barack Obama's promotion of himself as a beer lover would have ended his chances for re-election; but in 2012 there was a concerted effort to endlessly remind the nation that he loved beer. Earlier, President Obama had barely finished taking the oath of office when he insulted a Connecticut cop. He tried to cover that senseless gaffe by inviting the parties involved to a 'beer summit' on the White House lawn.
Obama's 'beer diplomacy' was shameful; but no worse than his frequent barroom photo ops. Finally, this month, just weeks before the presidential election, Barack Obama brazenly released the labels and recipes for his own brands of "White House Porter," "White House Honey Blonde," and "White House Honey Brown Ale." The timing of this release was too, too obvious. It was less than a week after the Republican Party formally nominated Mitt Romney, a non-drinker, for president.
By a fortuitous coincidence, on the same day that Obama's ale recipes appeared in newspapers, an article by Marni Jameson also appeared. Jameson's article reminded Americans of the nearly 2,000 annual deaths, from alcohol, among college students! With no evident concern for the thousands of Americans who die annually, from alcohol-related deaths, President Obama, a lackluster president, seems determined to go down in history. Now he can. Barack Obama was the first president to bring brewing into the people's White House.
Submitted by Virtual Newsroom