231 Days: That’s How Long it Took Obama to Finish Jumping the Shark


Obama: “That’s how the market works.”

Congress: (Applause.)

Behold, humble citizens:  The Obarfma Bridge has been fully crossed.

fonzshark“Universal” has now become “available” (as if that’s new).

Blatant diversions and boondoggles have now become perfectly reasonable “other ideas”, which it is perfectly reasonable to treat as equivalents to public (a.k.a. real) medical insurance.

I hereby admit my shame and embarrassment at the modicum of credulity I expressed here. I should have puked that night, not choked up.

Mea culpa.  I’m sorry to have misled anybody.

One Reply to “231 Days: That’s How Long it Took Obama to Finish Jumping the Shark”

  1. Cindy Sheehan posted a nice piece last week called “If McCain Were President” ( http://cindysheehanssoapbox.blogspot.com/2009/09/if-mccain-were-president-by-cindy.html ) on how Obarfma has done the same things that McCain would have done:

    “First of all, the banksters would be receiving their TARP money and Bernanke would have been re-appointed Fed Chairman.

    Robert Gates would probably still be the Secretary of Defense and Sarah Palin would be offering late night comedians endless fodder for their monologues.

    Single-payer health care would be “off the table” and McCain’s justice department would be protecting the war crimes of the preceding administration. Official unemployment would be hovering around 10 percent and a troop surge in Afghanistan would be killing scores of humans and the drone bombing would be proceeding apace in the tribal regions of Pakistan.”

    As Gomer Pyle used to say, “Well, surprise surprise surprise!”

    Actually one difference might be that in a McCain presidency, the people might actually be rising up in protest if not in rebellion, while in this Obama presidency, as Sheehan has often pointed out, the anti-war movement for example has been almost completely quiescent. As Sheehan says in this piece, “If McCain were president, conservative columnist George Will would be supporting Af-Pak, instead of condemning it under a Democratic regime AND there would be an active “anti-war” movement. But as during the Bush-Republican years, the “movement” wouldn’t be so much anti-war as it would be anti-Republican wars.” As Sheehan put it in an earlier piece, “If George Bush was/is a war criminal; then Obama is a war criminal. If Obama is not, then Bush is not. We the people cannot have it both ways.”

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