Monday, October 15, 2012

New Obama advertisement

Narrated by Morgan Freeman (one of my favorite actors....sir, please stick to acting as politics obviously is out of your league), the new advertisement for President Obama has the following text:
Every president inherits challenges. Few have faced so many. Four years later, our enemies have been brought to justice. Our heroes are coming home. Assembly lines are humming again. There are still challenges to meet, children to educate, a middle class to rebuild — but the last thing we should do is turn back now
Now, I acknowledge that the challenges that President Obama has faced have been numerous:  War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan, poor economy, housing in a freefall, unemployment, and consumer confidence waning.  However, is this any different than any other president?  Bill Clinton is the only president that I can think of who faced very few crises during his presidency.  With Bill, the economy was humming (and yes, even at the beginning of his presidency, the economy that had stagnated under George Bush was picking back up).  Foreign policy issues under Clinton?  Oh, fire the occasional missile at Iraqi fighters violating the no-fly zone, but nothing major.

And "our heroes are coming home"?  Holy hell man, there are still over 300,000 military personnel deployed overseas.  How is that "coming home"?  That's barely under the number that George W. Bush deployed during his terms, but he was called a 'war-monger'. 
"Assembly lines are humming again"?  Where?  In China perhaps.  Not here.  The unemployment rate has been over 8% for the majority of your presidency, sir, how the hell can you possibly claim that assembly lines are humming again?  Not only that, but if you have your way, the increased expenses imposed on small businesses will cause a slowdown that makes the most recent recession look like a walk in the park.

"Children to educate"?  Indoctrinate, more likely.

Seriously, didn't this guy ASK for the job four years ago?  Now he's whining because being president is HARD?  Waaaah...someone call a waaaahmbulance. 

Take off the skirt, Mr. President.  It's going to interfere with your golf game.  And no one wants to look at those bird-legs of yours anyway.

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