Hope Yesterday

November 6, 2014

obama-etch1A thick-drizzle and approaching dark-thirty here on California’s north coast — although we had a gracious fireball sunrise, shortly thereafter, a chunky overcast descended, and then mist, now onto a heavy drizzle.

Although most-likely, maybe, the US (and the Democratic party) will get a grip on the upheaval that will be/ and is already resonating off last Tuesday, one guy for-sure shot to shit is President Obama.

He could be looking at a two-year lame duck legacy.

(Illustration found here).

Dust way from settled, turd-knocker, John ‘The Boner‘ Boehner bullied up the occasion today, yapping at Obama’s flaming coattails and for him not to “poison the well” (via Bustle):  ‘According to Boehner, if the president is “playing with matches” when it comes to immigration reform — and he will go down because of it. The House Speaker said Obama risks “burning” himself, and ” he’s going to burn himself if he continues to go down that path.”
Any path it appears, the midterms even wrecked Obama’s ‘awkward ties to Senate Democrats, leaving the West Wing in a kind of dead zone.
A lot of pundits and other nit-twits try figure history into whatever the predicament Obama has found himself, and though I’ve never been a huge fan, the guy is/was a hundred-trillion times better than the other side. Obama went shitty on a lot of things right away, like keeping George Jr. out of jail, but overall probably better than most.
And he accomplished whatever against pure shit — from many, many levels, not excluding the asshole GOP, and instead of hope and change, apparently we’re back to racism out of the 1950s.

Thinking about Obama this afternoon, reminded me of this from The Onion in November 2008:

African-American man Barack Obama, 47, was given the least-desirable job in the entire country Tuesday when he was elected president of the United States of America.
In his new high-stress, low-reward position, Obama will be charged with such tasks as completely overhauling the nation’s broken-down economy, repairing the crumbling infrastructure, and generally having to please more than 300 million Americans and cater to their every whim on a daily basis.
As part of his duties, the black man will have to spend four to eight years cleaning up the messes other people left behind.
The job comes with such intense scrutiny and so certain a guarantee of failure that only one other person even bothered applying for it.
Said scholar and activist Mark L. Denton, “It just goes to show you that, in this country, a black man still can’t catch a break.”

And was headlined: ‘Black Man Given Nation’s Worse Job.’
A shit-lot of white assholes want it, though.

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