Thursday, May 20, 2010

Our Guy Obama

This is from an e-mail I sent to a "liberal" friend on January 22, 2009 after the inauguration. She was ecstatic at O.'s triumph, but I wasn't quite as starry-eyed. Referring to Iraq and Afghanistan, this is what I wrote:"The question remains, of course, not 'can he,' but 'will he' end these horrors? His selection of Biden, Emmanuel, Clinton, and others don't strike me as indicating a desire to lessen the bloodshed. Of course, I'm an old cynic. Overwhelmingly great though it is to see an African-American man in the White House--and such a tremendous relief it is to see Bush's ass going out the door-- we must be strictly vigilant, now and for the next four years. It's absolutely imperative for us to apply the "WIBDI"--"what if Bush did it"--rule to Obama at every turn. Otherwise, he's going to be MORE deadly than Dubya, because harder to despise and fight."Oh, what silly talk! We know, sixteen months later, that O. is doing all humanly possible to end the carnage; wasn't he awarded the Nobel Peace Prize? And doesn't he keep telling us how grieved he is when we slaughter children in their beds? And doesn't he intend to make every effort to rein in the Pentagon and stop their rampages around the world? Well, all right, not yet, but give him time--lots and lots of time, because remember, he's surrounded by evil people who are leading him astray. If he only could, he would guide us out of these horrors and wash the blood off our hands, but you see, it isn't his fault, he's blameless, he's a nice family man, he isn't like the others...
Now go back to sleep.

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At May 20, 2010 2:01 PM, Anonymous some guy said...

I've decided that if they give ME the Nobel prize I'm going to refuse it, unless it's for something important, like being nice to telemarketers, or recaulking my bathroom.

 
At May 20, 2010 3:00 PM, Blogger rob payne said...

Well said Mimi. And don't forget the part where if Obama did the right thing someone would shoot him.

 
At May 21, 2010 2:56 AM, Blogger Mimi said...

WHAT?! I never heard that one
before, Rob, so thanks--will put it in my Idiocy Hall Of Fame.

 
At May 21, 2010 8:54 AM, Blogger AlanSmithee said...

Those are all good Obot rationalizations. My personal favorite is "Chess Master Obama" in which The One is imagined to be playing deep strategy 11 dimensional chess in order to dupe his political enemies because, gosh, he's just so much smarter and knows more than anyone in the whole wide world!

 
At May 21, 2010 1:25 PM, Blogger ms_xeno said...

...And don't forget the part where if Obama did the right thing someone would shoot him.

Yeah. I really love the ongoing pity party for a man who puts millions of foreigners in harm's way (using his own citizens as proxies) on a daily basis. Meanwhile, his champions are adamant that he should undergo no personal risk in doing so. It really is vile, if you think about it.

 
At May 21, 2010 1:42 PM, Blogger Mimi said...

What's so very demoralizing to me is that dear friends and family of mine bring up these rationales for letting him off the hook. Alan, that chess thing is similar to what my brother insists: That he has a plan, a master plan to end the wars, but he has to bide his time until...well, until hell freezes over, I guess.

 
At May 22, 2010 2:20 PM, Blogger micah holmquist said...

Mimi,

Obama won't have to wait that long. As soon as the Democrats are guaranteed all of the elected offices for the next 27 years, he will begin pulling out and ending the bombings.

 

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