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Spooky Kabuki: More Free Primetime TV for the Summer Bummer Obama Drama

Posted on | July 25, 2011 | 23 Comments

The World’s Least Plausible Reality Show continues:

Mr Obama will address the nation tonight at 9pm Eastern Time and U.S. leaders are trying to reassure jittery investors as Wall Street markets closed down and global indexes wobbled today.

Jeebus, this guy doesn’t know when to quit, does he?

On the bright side, Black Monday was merely dark gray. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was only off 88 points.

You know why the markets aren’t in complete panic over Obama’s reckless debt-ceiling brinksmanship? Because they don’t take it any more seriously than I do. It’s so transparently a phony political kabuki dance — a show-bizzy publicity stunt whereby Obama depicts himself as the Only Adult in the Room — that investors simply can’t believe anyone could be that stupid.

So once again, Obama will interrupt whatever it was that TV viewers had planned to watch in the prime 9 p.m. slot, so that he can recycle his irreponsible partisan rhetoric about what a reponsible non-partisan he is. And then there is the comic-villain clown of this absurd melodrama:

Reid: I have an exciting new
compromise debt deal for
you radical right-wing extremists

Excuse me while I check the schedule . . . yeah, at 8 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies will be showing I Accuse! (1958), the true story of Emile Zola’s defense of Alfred Dreyfus.

Can’t miss that. At least it’s a true story.

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