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“…You don’t just the pick the winners and losers – you pick the losers.” — Mitt Romney to Barack Obama, October 3, 2012
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“I’ve spent a lot of time in Detroit … so in this particular World Series, I might be a little partial.” — Barack Obama to Jay Leno, October 24, 2012
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San Francisco completes sweep of Detroit, October 28, 2012
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Bush, Bush bo Bush, banana fanna fo Bush
Fee fi mo Bush, Bush!
Come on everybody!
I say now let’s play a game
I betcha I can make a blame out of anybody’s name.
The first four years, I treat it like it was not there
But a lot of silly reasons and excuses will appear
And then I say “No I wasn’t to blame,” and banana fanna blame a foe
And then I say that name and I make it very plain
And a fee fie on a foe
And then I say the name again and now you know my game
And there isn’t any name that I can’t blame
Clinton, Clinton bo Clinton, banana fanna fo Clinton
Fee fi mo Clinton, Clinton!
But if the first two years are ever brought up,
I drop my voice and say the name like
Bush, he killed the economy,
Clinton, she let the Ambassador die,
Osama, I killed him with my bare hands.
The media ignores anything that is contrary.
Everybody do Bush!
Bush, Bush, bo Bush, banana fanna fo Bush
Fee fi mo Bush, Bush!
Pretty good, let’s do the rich!
Rich, rich, bo rich, banana fanna fo rich
Fee fi mo rich, rich!
Very good, let’s do Wall Street!
Wall Street, Wall Street, bo Wall Street, banana fanna fo Wall Street
Fee fi mo Wall Street, Wall Street!
A little trick with YouTube!
YouTube, YouTube, bo YouTube, banana fanna fo YouTube
Fee fi mo YouTube, YouTube!
The blame game…
I don’t know how many of you know who the Statler Brothers are, but, they were mentioned a couple of times in comments to a post I had here yesterday.
For those that don’t know, they are one of the biggest country music acts of all time. Or were. “America’s Poets” called it quits in 2002. But, along the way, they had some songs that even people who don’t like country music (like me) might know.
That got me to thinking, though. Having worked in radio back in the 1970s, including at a country music station, I am very familiar with the Statlers. So, if there’s anything the Statlers did that could make me think of Obama, it’s not one of their songs. Not really. It’s a group of them.
You see, the Statlers had an alter-ego band: Lester “Roadhog” Moran And His Cadillac Cowboys. It was part of a comedy act they came up with for a bit on an album they did. Lester and the Boys, bless their hearts, were a no-talent band that had no idea just how bad they were. They had no business trying to make music.
And that’s what I think of when I think of Obama. He’s got no talent, no ability, and he thinks he’s doing a great job.
The Statler Brothers and their studio musicians, according to an interview I heard them do, had to try extremely hard to play that bad.
Obama? He doesn’t have to work hard to do a bad job. Just comes natural for him.
UPDATE (from Harvey):
Here’s Les & the Boys. Freakin’ hilarious(ly awful):
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The conventional wisdom is that Obama has the edge in tonight’s debate. No, not because a liberal “news” person is moderating it, but because foreign policy, the topic of the debate, is supposed to be Obama’s strength.
I suppose it’s because he personally killed Bin Laden with his bare hands.
But, I see an advantage for Obama for another reason: Who knows more about foreign things than a foreigner?
I have one of those little iPod Shuffle thingies. It’s a small thing I can wear. Fits under a tie nicely. The headphones — I think they call them earbuds — work great for me. And, the music I hear helps me through the day.
What’s on it? Classical music. There are a couple of collections — The World’s Most Relaxing Classical Music Selections, 50 Essential Pieces of Classical Music — as well as all nine of Beethoven’s symphonies. It’s what I want to hear. Sometimes, it’s what I need to hear.
I wonder, though: what do others listen to?
For instance, what’s on Barack Obama’s iPod? Or Joe Biden’s? Or Paul Ryan’s? Or Mitt Romney’s?
I doubt Obama is listening to a playback of his first debate with Romney. Or his second, for that matter. I wonder what music he listens to. I imagine that in late January, he’ll have The Silhouettes’ Get A Job playing. But what about now?
What do you think? What’s on Obama’s iPod? Or what’s on the iPod of some of the others?
Michelle Obama tells ABC she “rarely” goes to the West Wing of the White House.
Now, if we could only get Barack to follow suit.
Okay, they haven’t had one in four years, but still.
I really didn’t plan on watching. I made my mind up a long time ago on this one: I will vote for the person who isn’t named Barack Obama.
So, why did I watch the debate? Wife wanted to. So, we watched the debate. Or I did. She gave it up about 30 minutes in. She doesn’t like one-sided contests unless the winning side goes by the nickname “Crimson Tide,” so she figured out the final score and called it a night. I stuck it out.
Why? I was already into it, and my team was winning. It was nice to see. From what I can tell, though, the debate seemed to change a lot of people’s minds. That’s scary. That means someone old enough to vote has lived through the last four years of Obama in the White House and six years of Democrats controlling the Senate and still thought Obama, or any Democrat, might be a viable option. I don’t get it.
But, Romney did a good job. He showed how you can politely call the president a liar and not be called a racist. Romney is pretty good at this politics thing. Heck, even though he’s a Republican, he could get votes from people in Massachusetts. Maybe even enough to be governor there. I kid!
Was it just Romney, though? Did Obama contribute to his debate loss?
Obama was weak, ineffectual, and apologetic, getting all kind of numbers wrong and stuttering himself into a corner. In other words, he was Obama. That’s what his presidency has been like, and what the debate was like. So, I don’t think you can blame Obama for being Obama.
Even though I went in (and came away) with my mind made up, I did learn something. Obama gave me $3600. At least, he said he did. I still can’t find mine. Maybe Solyndra has it.
Speaking of Solyndra, I loved that line from Romney that went something like this: “You don’t pick the winners and the losers; you pick the losers.”
Obama took to blaming Bush. Essentially, he said “I inherited a dire situation. And made it worse.” Though, I really don’t think that was his intent. To say it out loud, I mean. He’s done everything he wanted to do, he just doesn’t want us to know. But we do.
Oh, and after throwing his grandmother under the bus in the 2008 campaign, Obama dragged her back out and used her as an example of someone needing Medicare. I suppose since she’s dead, Medicare doesn’t need that $700-million he’s cutting from it, so it’s all good.
The debate wasn’t close. Frank J. will have some interesting things to say about it, I’m certain. I’m still waiting to see how the Obama campaign handles the fallout of the debate. Maybe he’ll say he inherited the debate from Bush. Romney ran circles around Obama, thwarting his every move. The only thing missing was Mitt saying “Yippee kay yay, m*****f*****.”
Okay, that’s a little crude. But I think I’ll follow Terry_Jim’s suggestion and tell all the Obama supporters I see “Yippee kay yay, Obama Voter.”
To tell the truth, I did feel a little sorry for Obama about one thing: the debate was on his 20th wedding anniversary. What terrible timing to suffer Electile Dysfunction.
You’ve seen that flag Obama is selling, right?
I kinda wonder something else. My country’s flag has some nicknames, such as “Old Glory,” “The Stars and Stripes,” and “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Obama’s flag? I’m not sure what to call it. An Obama-nation fits, but that’s been used before.
Barack Obama needs a job. You see, he’s never had a real job. Oh, sure, he’s had made-up jobs like “community organizer” but he’s never done anything that’s real or useful. Yeah, he was a state legislator, but all they have to do is say “yes” or “no” when bills come up for a vote, but he couldn’t even get that correct. He voted “present” a lot.
Now, he’s in the most important job in the world, and is doing like you’d expect: he sucks at it. He has no idea what he’s doing, and the only time he’s not screwing things up is when he’s actually taking a vacation and playing golf.
You may be wondering why he never got a job playing golf for a living, but there’s a real good reason: he’s so bad at it that he’d starve. We’d have another homeless Obama running around, and goodness knows there are enough of them scattered all across the globe. So he plays golf for fun. I can only assume he plays president for fun, too. I mean, if he hated it because he sucked at it so bad, there are a lot of people who would gladly do the job … and do it better.
Of course, his doing a piss-poor job as president won’t last forever. He’ll be needing a new job come late January. Whatever will he do?
I’m thinking he’s planning to go into show business, become a movie star. He’s already hanging around the Hollywood crowd, and I think part of he reason is to get into the movies. Plus, movie people don’t really do anything useful. They’re good for a laugh, and when their job makes you cry, it’s not over anything real. So, perfect for Obama.
What kind of role could he play? Well, if they ever do a remake of D. W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation, he could play the role of an 1871 South Carolina Reconstruction legislator.
Maybe, though, that’s not the best decision. Perhaps you can help. What would be a good movie role for Obama?
Mr. Romney, have you no shame?
How dare you point out the incompetence and failed leadership of former foreign aid student Barack Obama?
What’s next? Are you going to say that just because he skipped all the intelligence briefings for the last week, he wasn’t prepared for the attacks on our embassies?
The president was correct to condemn your statements hours before he condemned the terrorist attacks.
The biggest threat to America isn’t people trying to kill Americans, or even people who actually rape and murder our ambassadors. It’s people who say that an incompetent president is incompetent.
Wow. It’s hard work trying to think like a Democrat. There’s no way I could do that full time.
You gotta wonder what Obama’s to-do list — his real one, not that silly list of campaign promises — looks like. If his campaign promises such as changing the tone in Washington were truly the list, even he’d have to give himself a failing grade.
But no, the president gave himself an “incomplete” grade. That means he’s done some stuff, but the rest is in reach.
Whatever could those things be? Well, I’m thinking his goal is to out-do Jimmy Carter on everything. Let’s see how he’s doing, shall we?
I’m not wishing a bunny attack on the president, but if it did happen, I would laugh my ass off.
That last item? I am wishing that upon him. And I’m doing what I can to make it happen.
Now, I know some of you don’t like the idea of voting for Mitt Romney. Those of you that have sworn to never vote for Romney, and plan to follow through, well, if you’d help take care of the rabbit thing, the rest of us will work on the election thing.
Then we can mark Obama’s to-do list complete and send him home to … wherever the hell he’s from.
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