Friday, March 13, 2009

I Love Him More Today Than Yesterday (But Not As Much As Tomorrow)

If he breaks my heart I will die. Or go on a rampage and never, ever trust another human being again.

I am talking about Obama, of course.


I started this post a long time ago, got interrupted, and didn't get back to it until now.

It was written after Obama's address to Congress and contained various gushy stuff (love him! love Michelle!) and snarky stuff (Ruth Bader Ginsberg's doily over her Justice robe) and notes on what Obama said. I took notes during the speech because I wanted to be prepared for bowling night.

It turns out that the congressional speech was not discussed at bowling but the address to the nation a few weeks earlier had been. From that discourse (I bit my tongue for a change and was all ears) I learned that: he talked in circles during his press conference and said nothing; the stimulus package is full of pork that will benefit big business; the damned Democratic Congress will rubber stamp anything Obama says; that under Obama's health care plan you will no longer be able to choose your own doctor; and Obama is trying to turn this into a socialist country.

I'm glad I didn't have to argue Obama's case after the Congressional address. It would have been a waste of air. I am in the wrong place, or I am thinking wrong. I must be thinking wrong. The letters to the editor in the local paper tell me so! The other bowlers tell me so!

I think I'm going to be stubborn and contrary just a bit longer. And bite my tongue often. You will recognize me and others like me by the blood dripping down our chins.


goblinbox said...

I maintain that it is impossible to do the job of President well. Not because of the man in office, but because of the office itself.

I have maintained for the past fifteen years that even if you put a PERFECTLY moral, honorable, and intelligent person in the job, they'd fuck it up. Because it's the nature of the job: it's impossible to do.

The stimulus package was rushed and incomplete. No one even read the thing. The shit that got stuffed in there wasn't done by Obama per se but by all the people who had their greasy fingers in that pie.

Don't get down on Obama. Just be grateful the other guy isn't in the job.

pj said...

I am grateful every day that W is out of office and McCain / Crazy Palin did not get in.

It is impossible for a president to achieve all the lofty goals. On the flip side -- it is possible for a president to fuck things up so badly we may never recover. Case in point: the reign of W.