Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Revolution and devolution

The long winding down of our constitutional republic, our glory captured before and after.

The gentlemen in the first picture created America. The people in the second certainly “look more like America”, but what of it? Was there ever a clearer illustration of the superiority of character and ideas over the mere arithmetical parceling out of privilege and power based on group identity, superficial diversity and trendy ideology?

Update: Playing dodge ball with responsibility
”I didn’t set a red line, the world set a red line”, Obama said. “My credibility’s not on the line. The international community’s credibility is on the line. And America and Congress’s credibility is on the line.”
Scene: the presidential living quarters in the White House

Michelle [picking the presidential pants off the bathroom floor and stomping into the bedroom]: Wha…? Barack, what’s this?

Obama: Z-z-z…huh?...whazzwhat?

Michelle: What’s this pack of cigarettes doing in your pants pocket?

Obama [suddenly alert to danger, sits bolt upright]: It’s not mine! It’s Joe Biden’s! I’m just holding it for him!

Michelle: Joe doesn’t smoke.

Obama: Uh, no, no, I meant to say John Kerry. Yeah, those are John Kerry’s cigarettes!

Michelle: Oh, really? John Kerry smokes Virginia Slims? Menthol?

Obama: I didn’t buy them. Oh, I remember now. I think they’re John Boehner’s. He left them laying around the Oval Office the other day and I picked them up with the intention of giving them back to him. Here, let me see ‘em. Sniff, sniff. Yeah, doesn’t that smell like tanning lotion to you?

Michelle: No, it smells like tobacco. You said you gave these things up.

Obama: But they’re not mine!

Michelle: You’re pathetic, you know that? You sound just like you did when you were talking about the red line in Syria. “I didn’t draw it! Somebody else did!”

Obama: I never said I drew a red line. I just said that there is one, drawn by somebody else. I just saw it - you know, like in your peripheral vision, when you just barely catch sight of something for a second and then it’s gone? That’s how it was. So, here, just, um, give the cigarettes back to me and I’ll see that they get back to John.

Michelle: Fat chance, little man.

Obama: C’mon, Michelle! Think of your credibility.

Michelle: My credibility?

Obama: Sure. You don’t want John to think you’re swiping his cigarettes, do you?

Michelle: Swiping his…What are you talking about? He knows I don’t smoke.

Obama: Maybe he thinks you just recently gave them up, and now you’re having a relapse.

Michelle: Why on earth would he think that I just recently stopped smoking?

Obama: Well, the bad temper, the weight gain…

Michelle: The "weight gain"?!? [angrily shakes several cigarettes out of the pack into her hand] Ok, B, how about a chaw?

Obama: A what? A…Mmph! ‘ey, whar doin’? Fop ‘at!!! Hawp! Hawp!

Update II - As usual, Thomas Sowell goes directly to the heart of the matter:
Why are we even talking about taking military action in Syria? What is that military action supposed to accomplish? And what is the probability that it will in fact accomplish whatever that unknown goal might be?

What is painfully clear from President Obama’s actions, inactions, and delays is that he is more or less playing by ear what specifically he is going to do, and when. He is telling us more about what he is not going to do — that he will not put “boots on the ground,” for example — than about what he will do.


rinardman said...

”I didn’t set a red line, the world set a red line”, Obama said.

The Limbaugh Theorem, in action.

rinardman said...

What is that military action supposed to accomplish?

Cover a skinny little Presidential ass, would be my thought.

rinardman said...

From now on, Obo will be known as President Thebuckstopsoverthere.

What the hell did Harry S. Truman know, anyway?

Truman once said:“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”

Obo's version: “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not take the blame.”

Steve Skubinna said...

Hasn't. Got. A clue.

Freakin' little pissweasel shitstain. But as stupid and hapless and ineffectual as he is, the real disgrace falls upon us. This sputtering narcissistic nonentity is the person we chose to represent us to the world.

So what if he's acting like a busted five year old? "Nuh uh! Did not! I know you are, but what am I?" He is the US on the world stage.

For the first time in my life, I understand the mindset of Americans who sew Canadian flags on their backpacks when traveling in Europe.

Hey, Minicapt... can you spare one?

bruce said...

President 'You're all the ones with a problem, not me'. Bizarre, as the French say.

Minicapt said...

We can only give them to persons who truly deserve one. As you must have voted for President Obama … everyone else did …


RebeccaH said...

It's not only embarrassing, it's downright scary. THIS is the guy who's supposed to make sure the country is safe? THIS is the "leader of the free world"? We are in deep, deep doo-doo.

Robert Jesionowski said...

The situation has gone far beyond the farcical. We are lead by clueless, shiftless, poltroons. The situation is not recoverable.

Steve Skubinna said...

To tell the truth Minicapt, I am not certain that I actually voted. I mean, I did send in absentee ballots in 2008 and 2012, but we now know what the Dems do to those.

So I dunno.

Hey, c'mon, I like maple syrup and bacon. Plus I hate people from Quebec, so I'm practically an honorary Canadian already!