Snakebitten?

Peggy Noonan is at it again.  Fiercely defending the gelding who occupies the Oval Office she writes, “It isn’t Mr. Obama’s fault that an oil rig blew in the Gulf and a gusher resulted. He already had two wars and the great recession.” 

My dear Ms. Noonan, everybody and his brother is aware that he cannot be blamed for the explosion that killed eleven rig workers, but we do find it repugnantly disrespectful that he attended a fundraiser for Barbara Boxer (D-CA) instead of attending a memorial service for those who perished in the ensuing fire. 

This errand boy sent by grocery clerks is not interested in saving the Gulf; he’s interested in saving his own bungling butt—nothing more, nothing less.

Joining a chorus of critics, Noonan posits that, “The Administration’s failure to take impressive action after the spill dinged its reputation for competence. The president’s failure to turn things around Tuesday night with a speech damaged his reputation as a man whose rhetorical powers are such that he can turn things around with a speech. He lessened his own mystique.”

“The president is starting to look snakebit,” she keenly suggests.

How delusional of you, Peggy.  The mystique to which you refer exists only in the minds of a regimented, criminally incompetent, corporate-controlled media of which you are a card-carrying member.  The rest of us knuckle-draggers knew from Day One that this president-in-training was a snake charmer.  Ninety-five percent of snake charmers get bitten.

I also became indignant when she wrote,” Americans want leaders on whom the sun shines.”  Pardon my coarseness here, but I call the “bullshit” flag on that line. 

If anything, we want the leader of the greatest nation on Earth to bring sunshine to its people when times are disheartening. For example, when Ronald Reagan urged Mikhail Gorbechev to “tear down this wall” or when the Challenger exploded he addressed a grieving nation saying, “The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and ‘slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God.’”

Or when George W. Bush, standing atop the ruins of the World Trade Center and using a bullhorn said, “I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.”

We need a man in the Oval Office who stirs the American spirit—who binds a nation together in pride and allegiance.

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