Monday, August 23, 2010

11. Flap his arms and fly.

CNN.com is leading off with a piece called "10 things Obama must do in 10 weeks" to help his party avoid a massacre in the November midterms.

The second item on this list is (I'm not making this up) "2. Channel Ronald Reagan".

Yeah. And monkeys might fly out of my butt.

22 comments:

Jay G said...

Ouch.

Coffee *hurts* when it comes out your nose, you know that?

Nathan said...

Without looking, I'm guessing a few of the other suggestions are "Turn water to wine", "Do the loaves and fishes schtick", and "Walk on water."

McVee said...

I love that they (left/msm) are making the point that Obama's job approval rating is the same as Reagan's at this point in they're presidency. They of course don't want to venture beyond that in the comparison.... "OK, our guy sucks, but your Guy sucked too!)

Joe Huffman said...

You know (you might not believe this but it's true) I have never given your butt much thought before. Having that image in my mind was not a good first impression.

I'm going to have to go look through my collection of pictures of you for a more pleasant image.

Boat Guy said...

.12 "Take another vacation."

og said...

All kinds of things to say. Biting my tongue.

On the other hand, the Chosen one would only have to
1: cut taxes, and
2: legalize dope
to be very popular again. His colleagues won't let him do the one, and he's discovered what a problem doing the other will be, so i don't see it.

Channeling Reagan? now THAT I'd like to see.

"What the hell am I doing here, and who is this big eared turd? let me get back to my chainsaw and brushpile, this is a waste of time"

Brian J. said...

He's already the first black president. He could also be the first medium president and bring the tarot readers to the polls in droves.

staghounds said...

Elections are "American Idol" for ugly people.

And CNN is their "Entertainment Tonight".

Bubblehead Les. said...

" #3, Propagandize the Truth". I thought that Propaganda was CNN'S job, not Barry's.

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

"#3, Propagandize the Truth"

I tend to fear anyone who capitalizes the word "truth" like that. They generally mean "truth" based on their ideology, which usually has nothing to do with truth based on actual facts, and tends to be in direct opposition to established facts.

"2. Channel Ronald Reagan"

I think if he channeled Reagan the sheer psychological dissonance would cause him to spontaneously burst into flames.

Not a bad idea, actually, except that it would leave Biden in charge.

"He could also be the first medium president"

He'd have to grow a lot - right now I think he's stuck at "small," or even "extra-small."

Zendo Deb said...

Bubblehead Les...

Propaganda is MSNBC's job

jeffreyquick said...

"Focus and simplify the message." OK, I can get behind that. "All your money and that of your grandchildren belongs to us, to give to those who keep us in power." Pretty simply put, yes? Think it'll work?

D makes you go forward, R makes you go backwards, and the car is poised to go over a cliff.

Armed Texan said...

Oh I get it. Because the media narrative is that Reagan's policies were horrible, but he was good at communicating and selling them. If CNN thinks that Obama needs Reagan's skills at fooling the proles into supporting bad policy, does that mean they think Obama's policies are just a horrible?

Freiheit said...

"D makes you go forward, R makes you go backwards, and the car is poised to go over a cliff."

Too bad its hanging off the cliff sideways so neither option will actually save us.

Moriarty said...

"I'm not sure why somebody with that intellect and those communications talents should be so tightly scripted." (emphasis added.)

Let me get this straight... people get paid money to render opinions like that?

TimP said...

I think Og's got it with the Tax Cuts and Pot plan. Legalise Pot and cat Taxes in proportion to the new tax revenue you're going to get from Pot sales.

The Republicans are happy because of the Tax Cuts, the Democrats are happy because of the legalised Pot, and the Libertarians are happy because, Tax Cuts and legalised Pot. Everyone wins. :-)

Anonymous said...

"D makes you go forward, R makes you go backwards, and the car is poised to go over a cliff."

Too bad its hanging off the cliff sideways so neither option will actually save us.

I'm thinkin' ...."Time to get out th' %&*#'@ car!"

Anonymous said...

2. Channel Ronald Reagan"

"I think if he channeled Reagan the sheer psychological dissonance would cause him to spontaneously burst into flames.

Not a bad idea, actually, except that it would leave Biden in charge."

HEE-HEE!

Mike W. said...

He'd have to find a set of balls before he could even try channeling Reagan....

And seriously? That'd be like expecting Stalin to channel Mother Theresa.

You never know though, maybe the wheelbarrow of cash the NRA owes me will be at my doorstep when I get home from work today.

Old Grouch said...

"...except that it would leave Biden in charge"

...and Pelosi one step away (at least until January).

Will said...

"...and Pelosi one step away (at least until January)."

Yeah, and his life expectancy would be equal to a fart in a hurricane at that point!

www.WorldInfoCD.com said...

Obama's own list of what to do in he next 10 weeks would have to invlove a few of the following:

- Decide where to go on next vacation - in 3 weeks
- Remind that Biden guy to "Shut Up!".....again
- Get better looking interns.....talk to Bill about this
- Blame Bush....for....everything
- Get Homeland Security to install a back up to the back up teleprompter

I am sure there are more.

Take care all -

Rourke
ModernSurvivalOnline.com