Speaking of looped

Published on March 22 2009

I've been out of the loop for a few days, due to some busy-making issues here. I haven't looked at the news in days. I haven't even seen a weather report. It's only this afternoon that I've taken a few minutes to look around. I should have just stayed buried. Awhile back, before the election, I got into a "discussion" with an old friend over the candidates for President and VP. It didn't get too heated, but it did point out a few differences in how we looked at our choices. His basic premise went something like this:
"With Obama you get someone of excellent character, intellectual fortitude, a scholarly grasp of the constitution — which is a MAJOR issue ignored by press — in the wake of Bush-Cheney-Rove, and a clear identification with a broader coalition of Americans."
I didn't particularly agree, but... whatever. So, for the last month or so I've been watching somewhat disinterestedly to see some examples of the character and scholarly grasps of this administration. What I see are things like this:
"Here's the problem," Mr. Obama said, "It's almost like they've got -- they've got a bomb strapped to them and they've got their hand on the trigger. You don't want them to blow up. But you've got to kind of talk them, ease that finger off the trigger."
Wait a minute. Did Obama just compare AIG and Citicorp to suicide bombers??? I guess that goes a loooong way towards creating an understanding of this admin's foreign policy, or lack thereof. obamahmadenijad h/t to SCG Maybe if we just bail out Iran, we could take their "finger off the trigger", too. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I'm also probably one of four people in the country who wasn't avidly glued to the tube for the One's appearance on the Tonight Show the other night, in which he gave up this wonderful metaphor for his bowling skills:
I'm just completely jaw-droppingly gobsmacked. What the hell, did his teleprompter fail? Did I just hear our President make a 'tard joke on national TV??? And this from a President whose party platform during the elections seemed to be based on the fact that President Bush, who by the way was not even a candidate, wasn't much of a speaker??? I am despairing more and more each day of the Institute for Tricycle Riding at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. And that's not even getting into the question of the Administration's tenuous grasp on the Constitution. (Thanks to the Chef for that link.)

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What a stark contrast between the "O" and Governor Palin. Kind of tells you where they come from.
I couldn’t help but talk about Charlie Wrangles’ comments in your link to "tenuous grasp on the constitution". He was quoted as saying "The American people demand protection and that's what we're doing today," Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y. As far as I am concerned the only protection the American people need is from the incompetence of the congressional leaders. Had the bill been written correctly before this circus began, they wouldn’t need to go after this money by illegally taxing these executives. Better yet maybe if they had not bailed out AIG in the first place, these problems would not exist. Creative destruction would have followed suit and capitalism would still be intact. Let the cards fall where they fall.
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Nope-- believe it or not.. Rob. We were discussing the Sarah Palin nomination at the time. I wonder if he's making the same comparison I'm making now when I look at the following video.

I'm betting not. O's teleprompter doesn't have as much class.

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Somehow this sounds like our old friend Mike from Vent?

"...excellent character, intellectual fortitude, a scholarly grasp of the constitution"? Yeah. Abso-friggin-lutely right.
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