Skip to comments.Stop Punking Out, Obama! (Puke-athon)
Posted on 08/19/2009 6:58:24 AM PDT by flowerplough
For over a thousand years Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of triumph, a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeteers, musicians and strange animals from conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conquerors rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children robed in white stood with him in the chariot or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror holding a golden crown and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting."
Gen. George C. Patton
For Barack Obama, the most powerful black man in the history of the world, the equivalent of that ancient Roman ritual would be for his wife, or Valerie Jarrett, or his mother-in-law, or his domestic policy adviser Melody Barnes, to do a neck roll, flash her palm like the Supremes singing Stop in the Name of Love, and utter, with the contempt that only an outraged black woman can muster, Knee-grow, puh-leeeze!
I dont know if the first lady or any of those other women actually does neck rolls or uses that kind of language, but I hope one of them doesand soon. Because our beloved president is allowing himself to be punked on what may be the most serious test he will ever face. And hes not even putting up a good fight.
I refer, of course, to the horrendously disappointing way in which his administration is giving away the store to the very same forces that have created the health care crisis in America: the big health insurers and drug companies. He should be battling for the revolutionary changes in the health care system he promised during his campaign.
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And: equivalent of that ancient Roman ritual would be for his wife, or Valerie Jarrett, or his mother-in-law, or his domestic policy adviser Melody Barnes, to do a neck roll, flash her palm like the Supremes singing Stop in the Name of Love, and utter, with the contempt that only an outraged black woman can muster, Knee-grow, puh-leeeze!
What's a neck roll, how high does a knee grow, and how could BO be expected to put up a good fight? He's won a few beauty-contest elections, over the years, but he's never successfully lead or run any company, organization, or local government in his life. As the Economist magazine put in in March,
"His performance has been weaker than those who endorsed his candidacy, including this newspaper, had hoped. Many of his strongest supportersliberal columnists, prominent donors, Democratic Party stalwartshave started to question him. As for those not so beholden, polls show that independent voters again prefer Republicans to Democrats, a startling reversal of fortune in just a few weeks. Mr Obamas once-celestial approval ratings are about where George Bushs were at this stage in his awful presidency. Despite his resounding electoral victory, his solid majorities in both chambers of Congress and the obvious goodwill of the bulk of the electorate, Mr Obama has seemed curiously feeble."
Or maybe it’s, “You a racis’!” that Gates often screams. I can’t always understand his accent.
This is what many dream of.
Dazed (white) prisoners walking in chains before him.
Gates is certifiably nuts.
Okay, I’m losing track here. Someone has to keep a list: only a wise old Latina woman can reach adequate judicial decisions, only a black woman can “muster contempt,” obviously only a white person can be a racist...
Gates is a pseudo-intellectual poster child for affirmative action who teaches a made-up BS subject and got through university at a time when grant money was flowing and affirmative action was in full bloom. In other words, he’s a pompous idiot. I spent some time in grad school humanities programs—these kinds of arrogant, vapid morons of all colors are what turned me into a conservative.
First, General Patton’s middle initial was “S.” for Smith.
Second, back in Roman times, you actually had to win a war before you got a triumph. If the president has won a war in the last six months or so, I missed it. And by “war”, I mean a contest of arms. The election was not a war.
Third, I have no great desire to see any of the women in the president’s life acting ghetto, thank you very much.
Fourth, it’s not punking out for a politician to stop doing stuff if large numbers of his or her constituents say they hate it. It’s just smart politics.