A Brotha in da house!

July 27, 2009

Barrack Obama says race is still an issue in America . How true. You really think anyone would have given a shit if Rodney King was a white dude?

Yes, congratulations America . You finally have a President who can actually form a coherent sentence. America can once again look forward to being leader of the free world. But there is a downside to all this. Comedians all over the world have lost a golden-egg laying goose called George Bush. “I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.”  Wow! How do you top something that? I know this sounds weird, but I’m gonna miss him. I’m kidding of course! I am, like all sensible people, glad he’s gone. Thank you 22nd amendment.

But Barrack Obama is booooooring! How do you make fun of an upright, seemingly infallible person who’s just so so perfect!? The only thing that came close to a goof-up was the whole issue with Tom Daschle and a few other tax defaulters being as nominees for important government positions. Of course, he apologized immediately and admitted he goofed up. Now Obama can get away saying he goofed up. George Bush can’t. I mean, if Bush were to utter the words, “I goofed up” people would be like, “Duh!”

And so we have the Stimulus Package to clean the whole sub-prime mortgage crisis mess which some believe might have had roots as far back as the Clinton Administration. While it’s not hard to see why the words stimulus and package in the same sentence remind one of Clinton, the point here is, home-ownership for everyone was one of the goals of the Bush and Clinton administration. It was a legacy they wanted to leave behind like all great presidents did. George Washington is known as Father of the Nation, Abraham Lincoln’s had the Emancipation Proclamation, Ronald Reagan had his Reaganomics, Bill Clinton left behind an excellent idea for a stain remover ad, etc. etc.

As for George Bush – let’s see now, ever since he stepped into the White House, Sept. 11 happened, war in Afghanistan, war in Iraq, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, PATRIOT Act, hurricane Katrina, Valerie Plame, Military Commissions Act, dismissal of attorneys, Cheney shoots a guy, pre-emptive wars, global recession and as one last final act of humiliation, he had to go out in a final blaze of incompetence – the show throwing incident happens. He dodged both of them of course, which will be remembered as his only successful act in matters of defense.

So that’s the Bush and Clinton legacy for you. One remembered for blowing stuff up, the other for blowing, period.

But Bush did achieve one thing that no other president in history managed to do. Bush gave birth to a stereotype that people thought was impossible – the self-hating American. Wow! Who would have thought the American people could learn to hate their country, that great nation that invented fast food, the 2-day weekend and online pornography!?

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