So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

The press conference on Friday where Obama handed the keys to Bill Clinton was, well, indescribable, really. I’ve never seen such a thing. Perhaps, as some think, he simply isn’t interested in the job of being President anymore; and frankly since he’s never had a job before in his entire life where he was held accountable for his actions (as opposed to being glorified for the simple fact of his existence) I can see where the past few months have been a bit of a…bummer…for him. Who knew the adoring crowds could be so fickle? Can’t a guy get some golf in and catch a show with his old lady? Geesh.

At a time when we desperately need a a firm hand on our tiller, one who can see beyond the tempests that daily afflict us to the port we are heading, someone who can graciously withstand the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune as but the expected travails of everyday life as a leader, no, we get the petulant man/child, anointed as World Savior before he’d done anything, a man who spent his first year in office traveling about the globe apologizing for the country he lead’s existence while at the same time working to put a gap between us and our traditional allies with his “smart diplomacy;” at home he and his Congressional allies have conspired to add more debt onto our backs than has ever been in the past, all the while whilst inflating the money supply recklessly and pushing through a whole range of legislative and regulatory creations that coalesce power to the federal government in a manner unprecedented in our history for “our good.”

Because us bitter clingy religion-types just don’t understand what’s good for us, do we? If only they’d explained it better, they lament, we’d have willingly held out our wrists and cheerfully accepted they shackles they required us to wear. If we don’t spend a trillion dollars, a trillion dollars, we were warned by our Betters, the unemployment would hit 9%, but their Really Smart Plan would keep it from exceeding even 8%. So they spent our Trillion…and the rate is now 9.8%. And their answer, as it always is, is never that they were wrong, that they made a mistake, no, no, none of that; that kind of stuff is for the other guy, the stupid simplistic one, the one who reads some old piece of paper like the Constitution and thinks those words actually mean something. No, their answer is they didn’t spend enough to “save” things.

Well, we do get it. You don’t need to “explain it better.” We understand what you want to do. And you’re wrong.

And last month we pushed back, and we will keep pushing back.

So have all the petulant little snits you want. Demean the office you hold all you want, because in fact you only succeed in making yourself smaller and smaller as that puffed-up empty suit you inhabit shrinks and deflates, revealing, well, none of us really knows what’s inside there, do we?

As someone famous once said “…those theories have been tested, and they have failed. And that’s what part of the election in November was all about.”

Yes, indeed.

12 Responses to “So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish”

  1. tree hugging sister says:

    See? You ARE the problem.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    You’ve known that for many a decade, Sis.

  3. JeffS says:

    If Obama is abdicating (and I use that term deliberately), he should simply resign, and go back to being a community organizer.

    But he won’t do that, petulant little man-child that he is. He likes living in the White House; he just doesn’t want to work there.

    Oh, and Bill? You’re retired. Stay retired. Thanks.

  4. Skyler says:

    He couldn’t afford to get rid of his wife and kids for a week by sending them to Costa del Sol if he resigned.

  5. major dad says:

    Man, this governing shit is hard. Bill, you got it, I got a tee time.

  6. mojo says:

    “Don’t care how much you cry, baby.”

  7. mojo says:

    Watch Billy defend the extension of the Bush era repeal of the Clinton tax increases was just downright bizarre.

  8. nightfly says:

    It was astounding. President Present isn’t even that anymore.

  9. Gary from Jersey says:

    And just think: his media sycophants are already explaining how he’ll win another term because Republicans are so stupid. Good God.

  10. Jim - PRS says:

    Very well said, Bingley.

  11. Kathy Kinsley says:

    “Oh, and Bill? You’re retired. Stay retired. Thanks.”

    Ummm – given a choice, I’d prefer old Billary.

  12. JeffS says:

    Bill was a better President than Obama, Kathy. But he ain’t doing this for the country (if he ever was). He’s doing it for himself.

    Time for him to leave. Now.

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