February 02, 2009

Getting to Know B.HO

The world has spent the last two years trying to figure out just who our new President is. He has worked very hard to be Mister Nobody but over the last few week the picture of the man is becoming clearer.

Last night in a pre Superbowl interview with Matt Lauer, Barry demonstrated that he is a bit of an ASS.

Obama spoke about the stimulus package, his favored team in the Super Bowl (the Steelers), the BlackBerry he uses and how he felt about being cut from the cover of US Weekly on which his wife and daughters appear.
"It's a little hurtful," Obama said.
"You got replaced by Jessica Simpson," Lauer said.
"Who's in a weight battle, apparently," Obama said. (laughingly)

In his effort to find his true self Barry has been going out of his way to imitate the greatness of past presidents. From recreating the Lincoln train ride to his inaugural, to last weeks oval office casualness in the style of Thomas Jefferson (it will be interesting to see if he starts meeting White House Guests in his pajamas). I am really struggling though to find an instance where a president, on national television, called a citizen a big fat cow. Nice Barry!

We also learned several weeks ago that now that the election is over Barry is going to get his daughters a dog. Ahh how sweet you say, but what does that tell us about the President? The Obama kids are 7 and 10 and no dogs were here to fore pooping on the Obama's carpet . Dogs take commitment, they need fed, housebroke, exercise, someone needs to clean up the yard, and they need medical care. In short you have to be a dog person. The Obamas of course want to maximize the happiness of thier children and their ideology says that the best way to do that is through some sort of government intervention. In this case they now have access to the White House dog handlers to handle all those puppy dog inconveniences and the kids get thier puppy. Nice Barry!

Finally, for the last two years we have been hearing about the death of the old political order. In Barry World, we were led to believe, we would move beyond partisan enmities and he would teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. Last week however we found what the new dynamic looks like in practice.

President Obama listened to Republican gripes about his stimulus package during a meeting with congressional leaders Friday morning - but he also left no doubt about who's in charge of these negotiations. "I won," Obama noted matter-of-factly, according to sources familiar with the conversation.

The attitude reminds me of an old drinking toast. " Heres to you and heres to me and if we should ever disagree...Fuck you and heres to me." Nice Barry

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