Just back from New York. While the city has a lot to offer for visitors - lots of restaurants, bars, museums, theater - we observed that the quality of life for residents is, overall, very low, and that everyone is miserable and grumpy for a reason.
It's because New York City epitomizes what Obama wants for us all: People live in tiny, Soviet-style apartments right on top of each other, they get to and from work on Soviet-style trains, they work in big Soviet-style office buildings (again all on top of each other), and otherwise live in a communal society.
What struck me even more than the tiny shoebox sized apartments is the ordeal of mass transit. Outsiders who've never spent much time on the subway seem to think it's a great idea, until they actually ride it and find that sitting makes their clothes dirty, it's hot, smelly, and usually packed tight like a sardine can so some bum is leaning all over you with his greasy clothes.
It seems like only the ultra-rich, the Donald Trumps and Derek Jeters of New York, can really benefit from living there. Everyone else is constantly stressed and on the edge of a nervous breakdown. I can see it when I run into friends from high school who are the same age as me but look at least ten years older.
The bottom line here is that the Soviet lifestyle is exactly what B. Hussein Obama wants for us all. He thinks rising gas prices are good because they will force us to move to urban centers and live in little tiny shoebox apartments, give up our cars for dirty mass transit, and have no life outside our little city centers.
And I'm sure he'll want a big photo of Premier Obama in everyone's Soviet apartment.
You'd better remember all this before considering a vote for the slick talker full of empty promises of change. He wants to change us, all right ... to a miserable Soviet communal lifestyle.
EDIT - I'd like to point out that this isn't about criticizing NYC or the people who live there. Instead I am pointing out the fact that most Americans would not enjoy the NYC lifestyle and should not have it forced upon them by nuts like Obama.
If someone wants to live in a tiny apartment and ride dirty subways, fine, that's their choice, I'm just saying no one should be forced to do it because of socialist desires or crackpot global warming theories or anything else.