Monday, June 21, 2010

Unlucky Obama?

Peggy Noonan, one half of the mainstream media Sinister Spinsters providing liberal apologetics for the stumbling Obama administration along with Maureen Dowd, was actually beginning to show signs of awakening to the recognition of B.O.'s thorough incompetence. Peggy's May 29 column, titled “He was supposed to be Competent” suggested that Noonan was finally ready to acknowledge that her enthusiasm and support for the weakest man ever elected POTUS was wrong-headed:
I don't see how the president’s position and popularity can survive the spill. This is the third political disaster in his first 18 months in office. And they were all, as they say, unforced errors, meaning they were shaped by the president’s political judgment and instincts.....How could there not have been a plan? How could it all have been so ad hoc, so inadequate so embarrassing?
A mere 3 weeks later, Noonan demonstrates the wishful thinking that has kept Obama's approval numbers from plummeting into the 20 or 30 % range. Rasmussen's latest poll pegs B.O.'s favorable rating at 43%, although it has dipped as low as 41% earlier in the week.
Noonan would now like to delude her readers, as she has clearly deluded herself, into believing that the poor little Punahou Kid suffers from nothing more damning than some bad luck:
The president is starting to look snakebit. He's starting to look unlucky, like Jimmy Carter...(this) is dangerous for him because Americans get nervous when they have a snakebit president. They want presidents on whom the sun shines. (ibid WSJ)
Oh my god! There is a reason that Carter and Obama are inextricably linked to one another in the minds of Americans and it has nothing to do with contemplations of their fortuity. These two maladroit schmucks mirror one another precisely because neither was remotely qualified to hold the office of POTUS and both had the good fortune to be elected despite their formidable short-comings.
Has their ever been a luckier man than Barack Obama? Despite what appears to be a very middling intellect, regardless of the propaganda shoveled out by the main stream media pundits, B.O. Was educated at the finest American colleges, probably at public expense. Born when affirmative action was at it's apogee, his career has been high-lighted by constant promotion from one job at which he never became accomplished to the next. Now this ultimate example of The Peter Principle holds the most powerful position on earth with the biggest spending account in the universe. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with its $1.4 million jackpot Peggy! While constantly failing at his job, weakening our defenses and our relationships with our former allies, he has spent America deep into a likely double-dip recession while undermining key American industries. In return for his destructive incompetence, Obama gets to host multi-million dollar parties for his closest friends, and has Air Force One at his disposal to whisk his wife off on date nights here and in Europe. Any one of us should be so lucky.
The American people are the ones who are snakebit. Unfortunately we elected the snakes and will have to wait for the electoral process to restore some responsibility to the executive branch and the good luck and blessings that have been the natural consequence of our remarkable American system of government.

Monday, June 14, 2010

A modest van Sloot Proposal

Homicidal party-boy Joren van der Sloot apparently decided he has had enough of the Peruvian civil justice system. After being pelted with rotten tomatoes and vegetables by the locals on his way to court, the pampered, Obama-eared thug announced through his local attorney that he is finally ready to reveal details that would lead investigators to the body of Natalee Holloway.

This follows the flock of geese-chases conducted by the Slootster for the press, the Aruban police and most recently, the FBI. Despite the school of red herrings the Dutch predator has released previously, we are now supposed to believe that Joren will actually come clean, but only to Aruban authorities.

This is clearly an attempt to escape the daunting conditions the bully-boy of teen-age girls is faced with in Peru’s prison system:

(His) Peruvian attorney Sandro Monteblanco …(calls) the prison "Dante's Inferno." "You hear people talk about Turkish prisons and what not, because they haven't been to a Peruvian prison," he said.
Since van der Sloot has already extorted 25 large from the Holloways in a deal to reveal the whereabouts of Natalee’s body while stringing the FBI along for the ride, I have a modest proposal for the Peruvian authorities:
Considering that the over-sized thug who apparently felt no compunction at battering two young woman to death is now cowering in the face of more formidable opposition, and that he suggests that he does have information that would finally provide some peace-of-mind to the family he has effectively tortured for years, why not see how a little water-boarding works on the former Mr. Tough Guy?
After about 60 seconds, we will finally be able to mark this one: case closed.
Ralph Alter blogs at Right on Target