Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Gridlock and Narcisissm Not Necessarily Part of the Christmas Spirit
Tonight is the tree lighting in Rockefeller Center and because of the warmer temperatures, will attract more people, and as I watch the NBC special, Al Roker stated there are in the vicinity of 500,000 people in the area of Rockefeller Center. On this same evening, President Obama is at a fundraiser at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, only four blocks away from Rockefeller Center. When the president is in New York City, his presence closes down streets near where he is and inconveniences tourists and locals alike.
The sad fact is that this is a pattern of "me first" narcissism with this president, which has been established all the way back to the beginning of his administration, and can not only be examined through his patterns of upstaging, but also his body language. And with the upcoming election cycle, there is sure more to come of it!
New Yorkers must be commended for their endurance of the street closings and detours in Midtown, and "The 'Right' Solutions" hopes that the Christmas spirit that NBC attempted to showcase with the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree can rub off on all of us.