Wild Thing

Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

Here is a long-lost photo of President George Washington performing his duties under Article 1 of the Constitution, dealing with The Whiskey Rebellion by intimidating rebels with passages from . . . “Where The Wild Things Are.”

No? Well, maybe it’s Abraham Lincoln urging his generals to fight The War To Save The Union, using tactics from . . . “Where The Wild Things Are.”

Not him, either? Well, it must be someone doing something Presidential. It can’t be someone posing for a silly photo op when there is so much important work the President should be doing.

Oh wait, I know: it’s President Obama, who brought peace to the Middle East, ended aggression in Eastern Europe, resolved territorial disputes in the Far East, balanced the budget and brought prosperity to all Americans, so he now has time to read stories to children.

My bad.

Joe Doakes

Liberals are still yapping about President Bush reading “My Pet Goat” as the terrorists attacked New York.

Of course, when he opened the book, the US had been at peace for ten years, we were at the tail end (we now know) of the Peace Dividend boom, and people were talking about “permanent prosperity”.

10 thoughts on “Wild Thing

  1. I got this from the on-line Patch, supposedly an on-line regional/ neighborhood news source. I’m surprised that they chose to include this given its conservative bent.

    It’s an article about the Leftist Billionaires Club. Unsurprisingly featuring George Soros. I didn’t see Bloomberg mentioned. I doubt if those two egos could stand being in the same room with each other for long. Hope this post is close enough to the topic. My apologies if not.


  2. No. It’s President Obama who around this time of year back in 2011 was entertaining at the Correspondent’s dinner, AND supervising the mission to get Osama bin Laden.
    Is the notion of multi-tasking not one you are familiar with Joe?
    Surely you do not want to do a comparison of how many days Obama has actually worked, compared to his last couple of Republican predecessors? Or positive accomplishments, as compared and contrasted with negative ones, ranging from Iran Contra through 9/11, “Mission Accomplished”, Hurricane Katrina, or the biggest economic collapse since the Great Depression?
    It must sting that the ACA is succeeding, among many other things, in spite of conservative obstruction. And there are really no new ideas or accomplishments for the right to boast about in the same time period. Shutting down the government, for example, was such a failure….

  3. The changes put as many as 90,000 policies across Nevada at risk of cancellation or nonrenewal this fall, said Las Vegas insurance broker William Wright, president of Chamber Insurance and Benefits. That’s more than three times the 25,000 enrollees affected in October, when Obamacare-compliant plans first hit the market.

    Some workers are at higher risk than others of losing company-sponsored coverage. Professional, white-collar companies such as law or engineering firms will bite the bullet and renew at higher prices because they need to compete for scarce skilled labor, Nolimal said.

    But moderately skilled or low-skilled people making $8 to $14 an hour working for landscaping businesses, fire-prevention firms or fencing companies could lose work-based coverage because the plans cost so much relative to salaries.

    Employees who keep their coverage might see leaner take-home pay, which could hurt the economy.


  4. Dog Gone takes a tour
    of progressive chanting points.
    How surprising. Not.

  5. DG- “Positive accomplishments…” Then you don’t list any, except Obamacare, which is hardly succeeding, more like a train-wreck, and the main reason the Dems lost the house. And you’re still bringing up Katrina? How desperate. Katrina was much more a failure of individuals, or at least a city, than the federal government. It boiled down to: you live in a city that sits basically in a bowl, several feet below seal level, right next to the ocean. A category 5 hurricane is approaching, and you know it. What do you do? That’s the Katrina story. “Shutting down the government…was such a failure.” You mean all 17% of it that actually shut down, and hardly anyone noticed?

  6. I suspect it would take a lot more that the issues mentioned to keep him out of the spotlight and away from the microphone in a safe, controlled environment, surrounded, for the most part, by toadies willing to laugh at anything he says.

    That certain broad and toothy, self-satisfied “Look at what I just did; did you hear what I just said?… great stuff, right?” smile is a bit grating.

    In fairness it’s almost as bad when the opposition party president is sitting in his chair, too. Just as cheesy but at least it came with a side order of humility and self-deprecation …

  7. It’s been six years and I am still waiting for any evidence that Obama is more than a greasy Chicago pol with media support.
    His first two major acts as prez were to sign two extremely partisan bills — the stimulus and Obamacare. Both were rejected by virtually all the politicians in the other party, and the 50% of the population they represent. The result of this was to poison the atmosphere in DC, and more — Obama and his minions in the federal government bureaucracies have declared war on the 50% of the population that prefers democracy and the constitution to rule by decree.
    Obama’s strategy for keeping the presidency in Democrat hands involves giving the vote to people who aren’t citizens and and who entered the country illegally.
    What a crappy excuse for a president.

  8. The media is so in the bag for Obama that no one outside of the explicitly conservative press seems interested in what Obama was actually doing while four Americans were killed in Benghazi. It was the worst attack on American soil since 9/11/2001, and no one seems to care. Michael Moore won’t be making a movie about it. The fact that Obama is reluctant to say exactly where he was and what he was doing on the evening of 9-11-2012 would lead a good journalist to dig deeper, but not the jagoffs in the WH press pool.
    Obama’s claim to fame was an October, 2002 speech against taking military action in Iraq. Obama wasn’t against the war because he didn’t believe Saddam had no WMD. For all he knew Saddam’s Iraq was wall-to-wall anthrax and mustard gas. Obama was against the war because he believed that it was a war devised by Jewish neocons to expand American influence in the Middle East:

    What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war. What I am opposed to is the cynical attempt by Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz and other armchair, weekend warriors in this administration to shove their own ideological agendas down our throats, irrespective of the costs in lives lost and in hardships borne.

    What I am opposed to is the attempt by political hacks like Karl Rove to distract us from a rise in the uninsured, a rise in the poverty rate, a drop in the median income — to distract us from corporate scandals and a stock market that has just gone through the worst month since the Great Depression. That’s what I’m opposed to. A dumb war. A rash war. A war based not on reason but on passion, not on principle but on politics. Now let me be clear — I suffer no illusions about Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal man. A ruthless man. A man who butchers his own people to secure his own power. He has repeatedly defied UN resolutions, thwarted UN inspection teams, developed chemical and biological weapons, and coveted nuclear capacity. He’s a bad guy. The world, and the Iraqi people, would be better off without him.

    Doug Feith is Jewish. He had more to do with promoting the military overthrow of Saddam than either Perle or Wolfowitz, but I guess his name isn’t Jewish enough to merit a mention.
    Obama did not say that Saddam had no WMD. He did not say that the occupation would be mismanaged. He had no more frikkin’ idea what would happen in Iraq, 2003-2012, than anyone else. It was not a courageous speech. If the Iraq War had been over in days, and the boys had imposed a prosperous and lasting peace in Iraq, and been home by Christmas, Obama would have paid no price for not supporting his “dumb” war.

    In hindsight the rest of the speech is pretty funny:

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