I’m not going to say our President thinks he’s more important than the country. I’m not. I’ll let this $35 poster recently added to Barack Obama’s campaign store do it for me.
Because nothing quite says America like the Obama for President emblem where the 50 states used to be. Or 57 states. Whichever.
I know. You think I’m grasping at straws here. It’s a political gew gaw, yes? A trifle. Surely Barack Obama doesn’t think so much of himself that he’d put petty partisan politics above the flag of the United States of America. Surely!
Ooooookay then. This all could be a coincidence, though. Your heart is a handy place to put your hand if you want it seen in a picture. It’s probably an accident that all these filthy rich celebrities and nearly every one of these eager Obama voters happened to pick the very same place to put their hand. There’s no way he could be asking you to pledge your allegiance. That would be unpatriotic. More, it would be creepy. Our President’s campaign wouldn’t go directly to Jame Gumb-level creepy, would it?
Oh my dear sweet Zombie Reagan! What the hell is that?! What’s he hiding behind those eerily-posed hands?? WHY IS HE SMILING AT ME LIKE THAT??
Umm…maybe I should pay less attention to the pictures and more attention to what’s on the Obama for America site. It’s easy to get the wrong idea from a picture. I’m sure this whole “pledge to Obama” thing isn’t really happening. I’m sure the President wouldn’t ask for something like that.
There’s a new way to show that you’re voting for someone who represents us all. Choose one of your reasons for voting and write it on your hand, then pledge to vote.
Okay, I give up. At least we know the President spent his time on important issues today, like our ambassador murdered by Islamists last week. I bet he worked the heck out of the phones today, rallying our allies and putting all our enemies on notice. Let’s check the President’s Twitter feed.
Well, at least he’s not eating the parrot, so that’s something.
Okay, let me give this one last try. It’s possible this was a little moment of levity on National Talk Like a Pirate Day before he went back to work on the economic woes that beset the country — our 43 straight months of unemployment over 8 percent, the labor market that’s as low as it’s been since Jimmy Carter was President, the national debt that’s…that’s…crud. You know, I can’t remember how big our national debt is. I bet the President has a pretty good estimate of how many trillions of dollars we owe and is very concerned, since that’s a huge part of his job and caring about America is pretty much his campaign go-to these days.
In his interview with David Letterman last night, President Obama admitted that he didn’t know the amount of the national debt.
“Now, do you remember what that number was? Was it $10 trillion?” asked Letterman.
“I don’t remember what the number was precisely,” responded Obama.
“We don’t have to worry about it short term,” added Obama. “Right now interest rates are low, because people still consider the United States the safest and greatest country on earth, rightfully so.”
I give up. He’s beyond redemption. Folks, let’s just get rid of this guy before he can put any more gaping holes in the hull of our ship of state, okay?