Monday, May 16, 2011

It Might Have Been Cialis

My guess is that we will never really know if Trump was ever serious about giving up his day job.  But today's news comes two weeks after The Donald got put in his rightful place by our President at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.  Back on 8/31/09 I did a blog post on my regret about President Obama's lack of backbone.  I am begging the chef at the White House to only serve whatever was on the menu on the weekend of 4/30 to 5/2.  I titled my last post "Obama on Viagra".  Well whatever he was taking it obviously lasted the whole weekend.  During that weekend our President took out both The Donald and bin Laden.  The former was a no brainer.  The latter took a lot of guts.
During his dinner monolog our President spoke the truth in front of his opposition.  His wit, eloquence, and capacity allowed for a clear knock out.  I wonder what it would take to get that guy to run for president?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Obama on Viagra

If you haven't already seen the video tapes from the 2011 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner last night you have missed some lovely moments. If you are not familiar with the format it is generally a roast of the President and the President typically gives a humorous and self-effacing speech. Last night our president did both but he also showed an ability to fight back. With Donald trump in the audience our president cut him up far better than last year's Thanksgiving turkey. He also took shots at many of his potential opponents in the 2012 election. I cheered and applauded as I watched. While at the same time I prayed that our president has for breakfast everyday whatever he had yesterday.

The master of ceremonies was Seth Meyers from Saturday Night Live. During his monolog Seth made one remark that was a perfect bulls-eye. He turned to Obama and said that he knew the one man who could beat him in the next election. That man was Obama, version 2008. I couldn't agree more. I doubt very much that we will hear "Change that we can believe in" during the next election. I doubt that we will hear very much about transparency.

What allowed Barak Obama to win was not so much who he was. Rather it was the amazing confluence of America's being fed up with Bush and the wonderfully inept campaign waged by McCain and his mean spirited, rather ignorant, hockey Mom that was to be one heart beat away from the Presidency. If the status quo continues and the Republican party continues to be controlled by the Conservative Right and the Tea Party wrong then Obama has a pretty good chance of being re-elected. I pray that once this happens he will spend 4 years on whatever form of Viagra he took yesterday so that we might hear truth spoken to evil. The Republican Party is waging a fairly flagrant war on the middle and lower classes in America. The staggering transfer of wealth that has taken place since Reagan does not seem to be enough. If we are not careful our children will soon be serfs.

I want to conclude with a brief note about the Donald. Prior to last night he appeared to be heading for his own Charlie Sheen moment. On Thursday he gave an obscenity laden speech in Las Vegas. On Saturday night he suffered a rather severe narcissistic wound by being repeatedly humiliated in public. If you notice he has been unusually quiet today. I don't believe his silence is coming from a place of repentance. Such a wound typically arouses a great deal of anger. It isn't clear at this time whether that anger will be directed inwardly or outwardly.