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Pardon Me, Allahpundit: The Gerald Ford Analogy? Pardon Me

Posted on | December 6, 2011 | 13 Comments

by Smitty

Allahpundit, in the update to Tina Korbe’s post on the latest bit of #OccupyResoluteDesk flatus:

I’m honestly curious to see how he draws the inevitable Gerald Ford analogy before his term’s up.

This administration is going to exit on the most egregious stream of Presidential pardons imaginable. Holder and Corzine, for starters, plus the various and sundry cling-ons and strap-hangers that have done the dirty deeds of swindling and obfuscating for the litany of scandals begotten by this administration.

Personal lubricant should be the top seller this Christmas season, and we look likely to need it. While BHO takes breaks from golfing to campaign next year, we’ll see major flare-ups in every theater of interest, as the economy continues to tank, and GOP front runners take turns making noises like they really want to trim the federal government, while putting in enough winks and codewords that the bloated DC bureaucracy knows it’s all just what you say to win the election, not any serious call for reform.

The only president to whom BHO will never seriously be compared is George Washington. GW had such character as to reveal, in the most personal way, what a useless insult to everything American that #OccupyResoluteDesk has been.


13 Responses to “Pardon Me, Allahpundit: The Gerald Ford Analogy? Pardon Me”

  1. Anonymous
    December 6th, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

    I see you focused in on that, too.

    I think “Recovery Summer” sounds just like “Whip Inflation Now”.

  2. Anonymous
    December 6th, 2011 @ 9:52 pm

    Here’s an analogy:
    Get Frank Nitti elected president, loot the public coffers, then pardon Alphonse and the whole gang on your way out the door?

  3. Anonymous
    December 6th, 2011 @ 10:24 pm

    More like WTF = WIN.

  4. Bosun349
    December 6th, 2011 @ 11:09 pm

    Pleonasm is actually the opposite of what’s problematic about your writing. You don’t say enough. You’re so vague and cryptic that you merely hint at what you’re thinking. Examples from the present  post:

    “Personal lubricant should be the top seller this Christmas season…” 

    I’m going to guess this is an allusion to anal rape, and that anal rape is supposed to be a metaphor for something. What anal rape is being compared to, however, you never say.

    “we’ll see major flare-ups in every theater of interest”

    That sounds kind of like Armageddon, but what are you actually talking about? The only examples you give are the economy and the candidates remaining status quo. Flare-ups, by definition, are changes.

    Stop writing about the bush, man, and tell us what’s on your mind. Strive to be clear instead of clever.

    P.S. I think you meant “hangers-on” (groupies, posse, wannabes, etc.) and not “strap-hangers” (who are subway passengers).

  5. smitty
    December 6th, 2011 @ 11:15 pm

    Excellent criticisms.
    Yes, I could have gone into detail about the Chinese reclaiming Taiwan, shooting war around Iran, major diasporas in Europe, South America, and Africa, but I didn’t want to sound too Armageddon-ish.
    Thank you for reading and the feedback, sir.

  6. Bosun349
    December 6th, 2011 @ 11:24 pm

    Now you’re talking flare-ups.

  7. K-Bob
    December 6th, 2011 @ 11:26 pm

    You could, like, put all the details you expected us to figure out by our own selves in like, a list or something.  Like a database.  Yeah, and then that way when we get the feeling you are pulling the jersey over our helmet, we can do like, queries and stuff, to see if you really, *really* were implying what you thought you were implying.

  8. Adjoran
    December 6th, 2011 @ 11:48 pm

    Shouldn’t you be moving to some barbed wire-enclosed enclave in Wyoming, then?

  9. Joe
    December 7th, 2011 @ 12:24 am
    December 7th, 2011 @ 4:08 am

    Moving implies you haven’t already.   See you on the flip side.

  11. Bob Belvedere
    December 7th, 2011 @ 8:08 am

    Personal lubricant should be the top seller this Christmas season, and we look likely to need it.

    Bacon Lube???

  12. ThePaganTemple
    December 7th, 2011 @ 8:09 am

    Since controversial pardons typically happen during the last few days of a President’s final term, let’s hope they happen at the end of next year instead of four years later. Frankly, I’m not hopeful.

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