Once again Barack Obama and Tiger Woods find themselves engaged in same day publicity stunts. Tiger Woods is in trouble not because of his sexual activities outside of marriage, but because he sold himself as an avatar of family values. Today Tiger Woods sought to explain his activities, apologize, and get back to making money. No one, other than wife and family, should involve themselves in L’affaire Woods. Today Tiger Woods, whether he is to be believed or not (we frankly don’t care), performed a thorough and complete scripted apology for his actions.
Unapologetic, Barack Obama will also inflict a publicity stunt on the nation today, as he does almost every day. Today’s Obama publicity stunt in Las Vegas is the announcement of $1.5 billion in “housing help”. The announcement in “the city with the worst foreclosure crisis in the nation” has very little to do with the housing crisis, it has more to do with the Harry Reid crisis.
“The downturn is taking an election-year toll on Obama’s party as voter frustration builds. [snip]
The president is also out to help vulnerable senators protect their seats and, in turn, gain as much legislative leverage as he can.
At the town hall and a business speech he will be lending his support to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, a top 2010 election target of Republicans.
Obama’s political involvement comes as the Democrats’ command of the Senate grows shakier, jeopardizing the president’s agenda. The tide of change that Obama rode to office is threatening to slam against his own party.
The first day of the trip was all politics. Obama campaigned Thursday for Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado in Denver, then held a $1 million fundraiser for Democrats in Las Vegas.”
The gullible will believe Tiger Woods, as they believe Barack Obama. But there are two other stories, published today, that tell us more about the behavior of Tiger Woods and Barack Obama than today’s razzle dazzle publicity stunts. Explanation #1 regarding Tiger Woods:
“Inevitably, some athletes get beyond flirting. That’s why the Vancouver organizers have laid in a stock of 100,000 condoms, which works out to 14 for each of the 7,000 athletes, coaches, trainers and officials housed in the Games’ two villages. (Apparently, skiing, skating and sliding aren’t the only activities at which Olympians excel.)”
That’s right – athletes (and politicians) have powerful sex drives which make them do stupid things. The damnable offense is when high sex drive athletes and politicians pretend they are exemplars of family life when they know they are not and they seek to deceive in order to profit from their lies.
Explanation #2 regarding Barack Obama:
“Cook County a “Dark Pool of Political Corruption” – New study provides insight into 141+ years of political hijinks.
Cook County has been a “dark pool of political corruption” for more than a century, a new study by the University of Illinois at Chicago says.
Nearly 150 employees, politicians and contractors in the nation’s second-largest county have been convicted on corruption charges since 1957, according to a report released Thursday by the university and the Better Government Association (.pdf)
The 33-page study gives a history of corruption, starting from 1869 when county commissioners were jailed for rigging a bid to paint City Hall. It also details hiring scandals, including some under Cook County Board President Todd Stroger. Stroger hasn’t been charged with any crime.
In the last 36 years, 31 sitting or former Chicago alderman have been convicted of corruption or other crimes. The last was Ike Carothers (29th), who earlier this month plead guilty to charges he accepted gifts in exchange for his votes on zoning issues.”
Yup!, It’s that Todd Stroger, Obama’s friend “a good progressive”. Chicago Obama pretended to be a clean “reformer” just like Blagojevich and others before him. The gullible believed. Obama and his thugs deceived.
Tiger Woods can engage in a “live scripted mea culpa” every day of his life and the gullible and self-interested will believe whatever they are told to believe. Who cares? Unless you are his wife or a family member or an unemployed hooker or some other business associate, a good rule is “mind your own business”.
Barack Obama has and will continue to engage in ceaseless razzle dazzle publicity stunts too. The gullible and the self-interested will again believe whatever they are told to believe. In the case of Tiger Woods, who cares? In the case of Barack Obama – we’re doomed!
You can’t run a country on publicity stunts. Political publicity stunts are useful only as an attention getting device to inform that you are actually getting things done.
Publicity stunts are not useful when they are distractions from disaster. What Americans face is disaster. What Obama offers is the three ring circus, show business, the ol’ razzle dazzle.
Obama, his show business trunk of tricks, has got to go. Obama must be forced out. Obama must go and find something else to do. Like golfing.