Obama Stinks

Not.

Actually, I like him very much. But that did not keep me from posting a video recently that exaggerated and poked fun at his sunny-hopeful-Bambi message and image. There should be no sacred cows. There should be much less partisanship.

So I suspect I will post more like the Palin for President and Bob Hope clips, acknowledging the “silly season” by poking fun at both sides and all candidates. Bob Hope, by the way, I fondly remember as taking shots at whoever was in power. Our humorist patriots–Twain, Rogers, Jon Stewart–always have. In my own small way I try to emulate them.

There is risk. Emotions are running high in some circles and it’s getting ugly out there. It’s even gotten to the point where I am boycotting, until after November 4, political sites I used to enjoy; how about you? The decision to share these things that make me laugh takes trust that each participant at CityBarbs will help maintain our usual overall tone, which I am immensely proud of.

Where’d this come from? Some e-mail arrived yesterday that made me think some reassurance was needed. I posted a comment of similar content last night under the Bob Hope diary but pulled it in favor of this front-page version.

Don’t forget to put in your order for sunshine on Sunday for Kite Fest, and have a great weekend!

One thought on “Obama Stinks”

  1. yinn… this is from, IMHO, this nation’s greatest President, emphasis mine:

    It is, indeed, little else than a name, where the government is too feeble to withstand the enterprises of faction, to confine each member of the society within the limits prescribed by the laws, and to maintain all in the secure and tranquil enjoyment of the rights of person and property.

    I have already intimated to you the danger of parties in the State, with particular reference to the founding of them on geographical discriminations. Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally.

    This spirit, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind. It exists under different shapes in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed; but, in those of the popular form, it is seen in its greatest rankness, and is truly their worst enemy.

    The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.

    Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight), the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.

    (emphasis, George Washington’s):
    It (partisanship) serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.

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