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People Are Not Paying Attention To What Obama Says

Posted on | November 26, 2012 | 12 Comments

by Smitty

She said she was honored to meet Obama, but she is also frustrated that she has yet to receive help from either her insurance companies or the government. “The president told me I would get immediate help,” she said.

In President Obama, you have a man who fetishes the power of his utterances themselves. If he says ‘immediate help’, then it has been granted. If he says ‘jobs’, then a million flowers of work bloom, unless mowed down by those pesky Republicans, of course.

They’ve slathered savior savor upon him, and he certainly delivers, in the fashion of Steven Wright’s subliminal advertising executive. You closed your eyes, only for a moment, but the moment’s gone. Hope that moment was worth the vote.

If you want help help, well, that gets back to old-fashioned concepts of thrift and neighborliness. Up that: Forward!

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Update: linked at Dailey Gator.


12 Responses to “People Are Not Paying Attention To What Obama Says”

  1. GAHCindy
    November 26th, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

    He’s a lot like my husband, who, having said “yes, dear, I will do those dishes for you”, considers himself to have already rendered me this service. He doesn’t actually need to *do* the dishes. It’s the thought that counts, right?

    (Not that I’m complaining about my husband. He does lots of stuff. Just not dishes.)

  2. smitty
    November 26th, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    I mean really: he’s already done them at least once, hasn’t he? Can the man be blamed for the fact that them dishes didn’t stay done?

  3. richard mcenroe
    November 26th, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

    I bet selfish Republicans ate off those dishes and that’s why they’re dirty!

  4. GAHCindy
    November 26th, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    That would be entirely my fault, since I’m the one who keeps insisting on feeding him off of them.

  5. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    November 26th, 2012 @ 5:12 pm
  6. Finrod Felagund
    November 26th, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

    I heard Kansas play Dust In The Wind live in 1994 at an amusement park in Oklahoma City. It was the best live musical performance I’ve heard in my life.

    Three years later, I saw Kansas opening for Styx in Atlanta, and they were overdriving their amps and sounded like bad AM radio. The word ‘disappointing’ only scratched the surface.

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    November 26th, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

    […] still feel I was right about this but Smitty of The Other McCain has a slightly different take that is worth considering In President Obama, you have a man who fetishes the power of his utterances themselves. If he says […]

  8. smitty
    November 26th, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    Now, now, don’t beat the band over a lousy sound engineer.

  9. Finrod Felagund
    November 26th, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    I don’t think it was just the sound engineer. The former, they were playing a much smaller venue; the latter was the kind of ANSI-standard amphitheater designed to hold 10K people or so. I know they played venues that size back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but it seemed like it had been too long since they’d played a crowd that size and they just weren’t prepared for it.

  10. Millie Helper
    November 26th, 2012 @ 11:46 pm

    “People Are Not Paying Attention To What Obama Says”

    Part of the problem is he never actually says anything….

  11. smitty
    November 27th, 2012 @ 4:19 am

    I would split that more finely: the guy speaks volumes, the contents of which vary from fibs to platitudes.

  12. WJJ Hoge
    November 27th, 2012 @ 7:13 am

    We’re not in Kansas any more, so pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.