Skip to comments.How Barack Knocked the Satire Out of Me (Christopher Buckley- Obama Beyond Criticism)
Posted on 11/05/2008 8:20:18 PM PST by nickcarraway
Well, whod have thought one would live to see the day, when America elected its first Muslim president? Allahu akbar, indeed.
Okay, okay.Forgive me for being a bit giddy. Its just that after re-reading Obamas stunning victory speech, and McCains superb concession speech, Im a bit overcome with a sensation alien to the practicing (indeed, licensed) political satirist: pride in our leaders and country.So a quick joke in arguable taste seemed the only corrective measure at hand.We shall return to normal programming, as we used to say in the early days of TV.
Meanwhile, let us take a moment and pat ourselves on the collective back.Or, to quote our President-elect: If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.
But now, my friends (as Senator McCain would say), I must soon revert to my quondam role as abuser and ridiculer of those in power.
Man, that son-of-a-gun can give a speech. I can hardly wait for the inaugural. BTW, or perhaps not btw, it was a speech that got him here in the first place: at the Democratic convention in 2004. I remember watching him, riveted (I was a speechwriter myself, in the Coolidge administration), thinking, Wow. Where did this guy come from? I wrote in the New York Times (I know, I know: the height of vanity, quoting yourself): Barack Obama is the Tiger Woods of American politics. Ahem. You read it there first.
But now, my friends (as Senator McCain would say), I must soon revert to my quondam role as abuser and ridiculer of those in power.No more Mr. Nice Guy. I shall immediately begin fault-finding.Within a week of Bill Clintons win in 1992, the excellent Dave Barry began referring to the failed Clinton administration. So it shall be with me.
Meanwhile, Mr. President-elect, my warmest congratulations. You make methis is absurd, my eyes are wateringproud to be an American.
And Senator McCain, you are a great American and you went out in style. Congratulations to you, sir. Well done. Well done, America.
You forgot the barf alert.
Somehow it took out my parenthetical headline: (Christopher Buckey- Obama Beyond Criticism)
what a Richard Cranium he is.
You make me want to puke, nancyboy.
Adolescent rebellion is spectacularly pathetic when you’re 50 years old.
Chris, you ignorant slut.
You are a pussy.
Your Dad, William F. had great big cajones...
apparently there was some genetic accident.
Am I the only person in American that doesn’t see this amazing charisma Obama has? To me he is a boring professor, and when he tries to do the Black Preacher thing, he comes off almost as bad as Hillary Clinton trying to talk southern.
I think both Bill Clinton and Mike Huckabee do Preacher Speecher better than Obama, and Rev Wright (and for that matter Father P) have TEN TIMES the charisma as 0.
Am I on another planet? Even his speeches are cobbled together from other stuff. I can see the OBOTS and MSM getting enamored with him, but supposedly CONSERVATIVE people who don’t agree with him?
And as a technical thing, I just don’t see the great speech giver. I can admit when a person in the other party is good...and he isn’t.
Am I crazy?
Hey funnyman, my gas tank ain’t full yet, and I am still getting calls about my mortgage payment. What the hell is going on? Did Bush kidnap Barack Obastard and prevent him from lowering the oceans and helping out a brother? I want my f’ing gas, and free college education, and other sh*t too that I just haven’t seen yet, but when I do, baby, you better get me one.
Oh please, I don’t care who his father is. This guy is a real moron.
Go father a few more bastard children, traitor.
By that he must mean everyone likes him, very few hate him and he's good at what he does.
Obamessiah is none of those things.
Don't you just love how the voters who gave us Mr. Obama are so captivated by the symbolism of his victory, they overlook that they just gave the keys to everything in the government to a man who couldn't get a security clearance? They are so swept up in this historic moment that they ignore the fact that men who want to destroy our country will now be guests in the Linclon Bedroom.
Poor Bill Buckley. He deserved better than this nut as a son.
Is this pathetic pencil-neck queer?
Good grief, any real men in journalism?