Spinning The Crisis

With every day that our bright, young, intelligent President spends in office, Jimmy Carter’s resume and his laundry list of “accomplishments” while in the same job look just a little bit better.  I’m sure the retired peanut farmer is grinning from ear to ear as he looks to dislodge his pathetically ill conceived attempts to run this country from the one word summary of “malaise”.  Yet still, Mr. Obama plods on with the greatest of intentions of hope and change for this great country of ours, and in turn produces results representative of botulism and woeful ineptitude.   

The sad thing is that his sycophantic minions and a healthy dose of those who participated in the great suffrage of the uninformed event of 2008 don’t even realize what the President is doing to this country with his agenda.  They look to the collapse of the financial industry in 2007 as fruit born of the policies from the previous administration.  Little do they know a big portion of that collapse was engineered not by tax cuts on this country’s top wage earners and producers, but on the socially utopian idea that equal outcome reigns supreme over equal opportunity. 

One of these days, I’m going to gather a whole group of people who I know voted for Obama and ask them some very specific questions. 

“When you voted for our President, did you know that you were voting for a normal and sustained unemployment average of 9 %– 10%?” 

“When you pulled that lever, did you know the man you voted for was going to go all over the world bowing to the leaders of other countries and apologizing for our country’s ability to kick some ass?” 

“When you dangled the chad, did you know that he was going to make a bunch of back room deals to get his signature agenda item through, even though the national polling was against the universal healthcare plan as proposed?” 

“Did you know that he was going to trash the whole concept of separation of powers by trashing the Supreme Court in front of Congress and the world?” 

“Did you expect that he would trash a state for trying to enforce federal laws which are already on the books?” 

“What about the Bush tax cuts?  Did you know those expire at the beginning of next year?  Did you know that if Obama lets those cuts expire, the year of 2011 will represent a major train wreck on our economy?”

“Did you even understand of the nature of the hope and change you were voting for, or did you just listen to the Bush hating media to get an idea that we needed something different at any cost?”

Sadly enough, I expect that most of my focus group won’t understand the source of this country’s problems reside in the very essence of what they consider hope and change.  Even worse is the fact that the rose colored glasses are too dark for them to truly understand what their favorite son is doing to us.

It would seem we can’t move from one week to the next during the 44th presidency without experiencing what can only be described as a “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” moment every time the Teleprompter-in-Chief tries to pass off some far fetching semblance of reality.  He accepted the Nobel Prize based on his potential instead of his achievement.  He lost the Olympics for Chicago by selling himself instead of his hometown.  He’s given an ear to the thugs of the world and the heel of his shoe to our friends.  He’s sold t-shirts on his own website which tout the same statement that the Vice President uttered on an open microphone when healthcare legislation passed.  He brought in the leader of a country which produces one our biggest problems with illegal immigration and allowed him to scold us for our attempts to strengthen our border security.  His public responses to terror attempts on our own soil have been slow when it has come for him to make the requisite statement about the event.  He’s Mirandized illegal enemy combatants on the battlefield.  He’s told lie after lie after lie about the previous administration and even his own.

Yet today, ladies and gentleman, the three letter acronym derived from “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” rang loud and clear when TOTUS displayed the audacity to it’s symbiont the following words with regard to the BP oil spill:  “In the same way that our view of our vulnerabilities and our foreign policy was shaped profoundly by 9/11, I think this disaster is going to shape how we think about the environment and energy for many years to come,”

For those of you who haven’t been paying attention, I’ll provide you some insight.  The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is going badly for the President.  He’s being looked upon to get the whole issue resolved, however nothing is working.  Obama has spent more time exercising his super powers of blame assessment instead of trying to get the problem solved by means other than keeping the boot on the throat of BP.  There have been many comparisons of the BP oil spill to problems that Hurricane Katrina caused for the Bush Administration. 

The 9/11 attack was a pivotal moment in the Bush era because he did the right thing at the right time.  Within 6-8 weeks of the attacks, Bush had already taken the steps to get Afghanistan out from under the rule of the Taliban, and was aggressively taking steps to kill off Al Qaeda. 

Comparatively, it took Barack Obama the same amount of time to announce to the world that he was looking for an ass to kick up to a month ago.  With that in mind, it’s pretty obvious that the President and his handlers are trying to turn the current crisis into a positive point in his administration instead of the Katrina-like disaster it’s become.

Come to think of it, there is one thing that could make the BP oil spill even a bigger problem for the administration than it is now.  I won’t go into a whole lot of detail outside of the following two facts.

Fact #1 – The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st to December 1st.

Fact #2 – The Atlantic hurricane season has been known to produce hurricanes which traverse the Gulf of Mexico.  

Obama shouldn’t worry too much if a hurricane hits the gulf while attempts to stop or clean up the spill are underway though.  Naturally, it will be Bush’s fault.  The President will tell you so himself.

Randy Tharp

TharpSter is a husband to one woman, a father to two kids, a master to two dogs, an occasional cubical occupant, and unable to make up his mind on an adequate theme for this website.

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