I witnessed a horrifying spectacle yesterday morning. You may have seen it too. It had a name: the Obama press conference. The longer I watched, the angrier I got.
So there I was yelling at the TV at 7:45am – – a full fifteen minutes earlier than usual, and I was so animated that it prompted my wife to remind me that I was going to have a stroke a full twenty minutes earlier than she usually does.
Well, after I calmed down, words kept running through my mind, so I decided to compile a list of nouns and adjectives that apply to Barama, and you're welcome to add your own should you feel so inclined, unless of course you want to include something flattering. I'm sorry, but that's just unacceptable in describing The Rottenest Man Who Ever Ran.
So let's get started in earnest and see how far we get, shall we…?"
There's "rotten," of course, and …
I'm going to leave it there.
Disappointed? You shouldn't be, I made the list.
I started out somehow thinking it would be funny, and instead it shocked me. I realized that "rotten" is charitable in describing Obama, and that when I strung together all the words (I'm currently at thirty-nine) together, all that was missing was a Rap beat.
No, seriously, I felt physically sick as I realized what his candidacy really says about America.
I also realized (I don't know it it was the press conference that triggered it or I always had the talent and didn't know it) – I can do a great Jesse Jackson impression. It found that out when a reporter asked Obo if, knowing what he does now, he'd have voted for the surge?
Obama: No.(then gibberish)
Me: That ******'* crazy!?!
By the way, Barama said today that he was concerned about the high unemployment rate… in Iraq. This is the same Barama who said he was willing to accept a genocide in Iraq if it was the price he had to pay for getting our troops out, the same Barama who would still have Saddam Hussein in power today if he had his way.
So leave it to Ralph Peters to offer something a bit reassuring: "If elected, (Obama) won't let himself be branded as the man who lost Iraq after it had been won. He'd give a speech in February or March to the effect that the reality we face has changed, and we must change with reality."
The question really is: will Obama recognize reality when he sees it? There's been no indication so far, but then he's so very young. My own fear is that he'll make reality conform to his view of it in which case, we're the permanence we seek.