Canadian Justin Bieber is growing up in public and living a life of future regrets and embarrassments. Madonna’s spotlight tropism leads to dubious haberdashery choices for which she must be embarrassed – but the calculated publicity benefits outweigh her regrets. Jennifer Lawrence might feel a twinge of “yikes” when she recalls her slip at the Oscars. Anne Hathaway’s visit to Occupy Wall Street and her panty-less display getting out of her car, Fergie’s on stage “leak”, the Biebs on stage puke, all are moments that when remembered will likely cause even the Hollyweird embarrassment when they are sober. We all have embarrassing moments we rather forget. But last night… last night! We can’t imagine the social suicide embarrassment that Obama voters and the more fervent Obama supporters must feel.
We can only imagine that of those remaining few boosters watching Barack Obama last night they must have said to themselves “I used to like THAT!?????” “What was I thinking?????” “What drugs was I on?????”
They really loved Obama once. Once upon a time the Obama theme song we featured, after “The Pretender” became harder to find on YouTube, was “Razzle Dazzle” from the musical Chicago. That song features a sleazy Chicago
And it worked. They loved Barack Obama. They thought his speeches grand. They thought him intelligent. He was a Messiah to them.
We were stupefied. How could any sensible person think the string of platitudes, the cheap sentiments, the artifice layered on artifice to cover artifice was anything more than grade school level theatrics? When recently Obama mentor Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright noted that Dr. King’s “I have a dream” has been supplanted by Obama’s “I have a drone” we thought that the line should be Obama saying “I am a drone… a deadly dull suffocatingly tedious drone.”
We’re not alone now. Even his supporters must agree in private when they are sober that the song which now best describes inconsequential lame duck Barack Obama is Mr. Cellophane, also from Chicago.
You can look right through him, walk right by him, and never know he’s there. Does anyone care, or even know, that pajama boy Obama is going on a post State of the Union road trip to… whatever… drone on? Few people watched the drone drone on. Few gave a flying puck about Obama’s word vomit before and even fewer after. It was as if Obama was a commercial interruption to the greater American drama.
We know there is a football game that is going on sometime this weekend. You can’t miss it. The picture box was all about that game as the Obama drone approached. The picture box was all about the football game and a toboggan on a New York City street somehow related to the football game, immediately after the Obama drone. It’s been all about football and the cold. Who cares about cellophane Obama?
As late as 2012 NFL football games took second place and got knocked off when Barack Obama chose to drone. Football season openers used to get moved in order to accommodate Barack Obama. Now, Barack Obama is a toilet break for viewers until they get back to programming they want to watch.
Obama boosterettes at NBC conducted a poll about the pajama boy president:
“His personal standing has taken a … hit that makes trying to restore your job approval very difficult.”
In more tough numbers for the president, only a combined 40 percent say they are “optimistic and confident” or “satisfied and hopeful” about the president’s remaining time in office. By contrast, a combined 59 percent say they are “uncertain and wondering” or “pessimistic and worried.”
And by a 39 percent to 31 percent margin, Americans believe the country is currently worse off compared with where it was when Obama first took office; 29 percent say it’s in the same place.
Are there any left who still think that 2016 candidates should get attached to that? He can’t even help himself. All Obama cares about is himself but even on this Obama is failing. That’s right, Obama is not doing a good job on his strong suit – self-advancement – lately and if he can’t help the only person that he cares about why does anyone think Obama will help them in any way? Obama only cares about himself and this “year of action” is deadly for those up for election attached to Barack Obama.
As to the content of last night’s drone attack live from the U.S. Capitol we thought of Marshall McLuhan who wrote the following in Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man:
“In a Chinese work–The Way and Its Power (A. Waley translation)–there is a series of instances of the overheated medium, the overextended man or culture, and the peripety or reversal that inevitably follows:
He who stands on tiptoe does not stand firm;
He who takes the longest strides does not walk the fastest . . .
He who boasts of what he will do succeeds in nothing;
He who is proud of his work achieves nothing that endures.”
Proud and boastful are descriptions of the pajama boy president that so many thought so wonderful so long ago. Now they are embarrassed at their stupidity. But we have to live with the consequences of their dastard work for the pajama boy raised by wolves. It’s the American Horror Story for real.
Tonight as we watch the trial by blood for the new Supreme in American Horror Story: Coven we won’t be feeling foolish for watching such entertainments. We’ll feel bad that a TV show has a more exacting process for those who aspire to leadership than the drones that elected Barack Obama. But we’ll feel good that Barack Obama’s drone speech last night achieved a 14 year low in viewership for State of the Union speeches.
Hey, there’s also Duck Dynasty to cheer you up.