Thursday, March 26, 2009

Two Constants

There appear to be only two constants in our ever-changing world. One is that Barack Obama is going to be on television every day forever. No venue is too strange. Soon, he’ll be on “Dancing With the Stars” (“And now, doing the Health Care, Energy and Education tango ...”) or delivering the weather report. (“Here we see a wave of systemic change, moving across the nation ...”)



The other immutable truth is that we always need to have somebody we can be really, really angry at. John McCain, George W. Bush, the House Republicans. The A.I.G. bonus-takers have pretty much worn out their 15 minutes. Someone will have to step up to the plate and take their turn.



I don't know for certain, but I suspect there must be a White House department for this.  Someone appointed to target the next distraction/villain to keep the public eye off of the economy and the administration.  Someone to distract us from the ever increasing federal deficit and national debt. Someone to make us forget that we went from a president who stumbled over his words, to one who stumbles over his thoughts without a tele-prompter.



I don't know who this person is, but if he really exists, I'm certain he's cheated on his taxes.

5 comments:

fuzzys dad March 26, 2009 at 12:58 PM  

Gun owners have been out of the spotlight for a while. We are do again.

James Wolfer March 26, 2009 at 1:22 PM  

while disagreeing with your premise, I LOVED the zing at the end. Oh turbo-tax Tim. I'm thinking that pretty soon its gonna be HIS head on the chopping block, especially if Obama knows whats good for him (and us).

James Wolfer March 26, 2009 at 1:52 PM  

"The other immutable truth is that we always need to have somebody we can be really, really angry at. John McCain, George W. Bush, the House Republicans..."

John McCain did not deserve the anger. I liked him.

GWB and the Repubs in Congress do deserve it. When Clinton left office we had a budget surplus and it was projected that our national debt would be paid off by the end of the next presidency. Yes, I know we had a Republican Congress at the time. THE SAME REPUBLICAN CONGRESS THAT SQUANDERED THE SURPLUS AND DOUBLED THE NATIONAL DEBT under a Republican president. Hmmm...

As for the teleprompter joke, haha. Obama uses a teleprompter. Good one. So did John McCain, Sarah Palin, both Bushes, and Ronald Reagan.

"Someone to make us forget that we went from a president who stumbled over his words, to one who stumbles over his thoughts without a tele-prompter."

No, we have someone who uses a teleprompter so he won't stumble over his words while the last president stumbled even WITH a teleprompter.

Miss T.C. Shore March 26, 2009 at 7:39 PM  

You've drunk the kool-aid, Wolfman. The MainStreamMedia won't report it, but you can find numerous instances of Obama saying things off the cuff that are completely untrue, yet unchallenged in the media.

Yes, Bush stumbled over his words. But even without a teleprompter, Bush could keep to the talking points. Obama stumbles over his own thoughts. Without a teleprompter, Obama is likely to say anything, and very often looks completely lost.

My frustration is not that Obama makes mistakes, but rather that the Media cuts him all sorts of slack. When Bush made a mistake, the media was all over it like Clinton on an intern. Obama makes gaffes, tells lies, and says things completely non-sensical, and gets a pass every time. Simply because he is articulate in doing it, everyone seems to think he some genius or something.

He clearly is in over his head. But you won't see that reported.

James Wolfer March 27, 2009 at 3:41 PM  

Actually, the media let Bush's mistakes slide for most of his first term. The majority of the US was behind him, and his decline didn't really start until we realized that even after a few years, GWB was not getting any better. He still was acting on faulty intelligence (Iraq), ignored good intelligence (9/11, Katrina) and even after eight years was still making up words, and by the end of his presidency it came out that he was considering a Police State. Those who continue to defend the Bush Administration are the ones who drank the Kool-Aid.

We're cutting Obama some slack because he's been in office two months, and it takes a while to get used to. If he's still making these gaffes in a few years, and the economy doesn't get better, you can bet he'll be roasted. Clinton was impeached for having lying about an affair. The media loved him until he screwed up.

If Obama screws up big, I'm sure they'll roast him. But they are cutting him some slack because the Republicans seem hellbent on laying the entire economy failing at his feet, even though he's only been in office 67 days!

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