Let’s see if I can sum up today’s news:
- The debt is $15,708,935,876,345.97
- The president, who is up for re-election, has no intention of addressing #1. Nothing to see here. Move along.
It’s time for….drumroll please….misdirection!
How about making Catholics pay for birth control despite deep moral reservations?
What? That one’s over already? How about Romney putting a dog on the roof?
Oh good grief. He really ate one? So much for that line of attack. OK fine. Let’s turn to the classics. Can’t we just tie the Republicans to a lunatic?
What? People aren’t particularly shocked when a rocker nicknamed “the motor city madman” says things that are modestly unusual? Really?
Wait! I’ve got it. Gay sex!
Yes, a really important emergency announcement of a personal opinion on gay marriage is just what this nation needs. Because nothing addresses $138,000 in debt per taxpayer like defining social policy! Yeah!
So there you have it. After two years of “evolution” in thinking the president came up with this really earth shattering important thing to do which has nothing to do with that tiny irrelevant issue of a mere $15,000,000,000,000.00 in debt. He also asked his kids what they thought because nothing says “ability to make tough decisions” like consulting your 13 year old daughter about social policy.
Brace yourself folks. The misdirection is only starting. We’re going to live in a torrent of irrelevancy from now until November.
I’ve already decided that I’m going to try to not pay attention to any of the presidential crap. It’s all sound and fury…
But it is funny.
Obama’s best hope for the future would seem to be to lose by a small enough margin that he is enshrined as The Great Might Have Been. That way he can rake in the speaking fees for the rest of his silly life. Otherwise he’ll be reduced to the Jimmy Carter option; screwing up houses for Habitat For Humanity, publishing memoirs that nobody will admit to reading, and interfering with international diplomacy in the hopes that somebody will notice him.
And that’s if he WINS.
The fact that every single Republican who had a hope in hell of winning decided to sit this one out, leaving the field to the egomaniacs and Don Quixote, tells me everything I need to know about our economic prospects for the immediate future.
The thing that gets me is, what’s so hard about running against Obamaramadingdong? Hold a press conference where you say “If elected, I will rescind all executive orders that hinder drilling for oil in United States territory, work with my party in Congress to streamline approval of permits, and generally tell the Sierra Club to pound sand.”
It wouldn’t solve ALL out economic woes, but it sure would be a terrific start.