Satire: Obama to Skip Convention

Reader Arik getting his shot at fame & glory at Nuking Politics.


In a surprise move, President Obama today announced that he will not attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, in August. This would mark the first time a presidential candidate has missed the convention at which he was to be nominated.

This move, described as “the Nuclear Option,” comes as a number of other prominent Democrats, including West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin and Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, have also chosen to skip the convention in order to focus on what promise to be difficult reelection campaigns.

Said the President: “I have a lot of work to do for the people, and they need me to do it. It’s important that I so what they need me to do and I won’t let them down. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to make this putt to save par.”

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  1. In further developments it was disclosed today that Chief Justice John Roberts will fill in for the absent president. The Chief Justice will give all of the speeches President Obama was scheduled to give and will vigorously denounce his Republican rival Mitt Romney for his stance on government provided health care.


  2. Yes, he is sooo busy with the nations business of golfing, fund-raising, celebrity hob-nobbing, that how
    could he be expected to break away for the frivolity of a nominating convention. Golfing 100+, fundraisers 100+
    celebrity reach arounds, countless.


  3. Sorry, your post is NOT a tax, therefore I can’t uphold the request for High Praise!

    Seriously, though, I generally reserve the HP! for the folks who make my job easier, meaning they either sent me a link, sent me something they wrote for posting, or accidentally inspired me to write a post.

    So, next time you get a guest post up at Nuking Politics, send me the link, and the HP! is yours.


  4. Email me the link and I’ll edit the post and give you retroactive HP!

    As it stands, I had to go all the way over to Keln’s place and scroll up and down the page like common folk to find that post.



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