Campaigns are Presidential Auditions – McCain Struggling

It was an unscheduled quick stop for the Bill Clinton campaign.  Cellphone service was terrible and the quick bathroom break for the bus occupants and the 20 minutes of rapid exchanges on pay phones would suit nicely as the traveling press was otherwise cut-off.  As the traveling team assembled the name Jennifer Flowers began circulating the stale air of the bus.  By the time cell service was available, everyone on the bus knew what everyone else knew and in what appeared to be a riot – reporters fought to get  information to their editors.

Not much time passed before there was a news wave worthy of a surfing competition; and, not long after that Bill Clinton’s denials had won over evidence.  There was no doubt in any ones mind that Clinton had engaged Flowers, but the Flowers promoters were not handling their end very well and the relationship appeared to be more of a professional engagement than it did an affair of the heart.  An apology to Mario Cuomo by Clinton was delivered because of a disparaging remark Clinton made on one of the tapes that Flowers secretly recorded of their phone calls as Rush Limbaugh became a household word badgering Clinton by playing the tapes on a loop.

Why the story?  Simple. This was a Presidential campaign that was led with extraordinary leadership  While the dynamics of the team may have been closer to tobacco auction with James Carville’s Tommy Gun Talking with Bayou Bullets – there is no doubt that Bill Clinton was calm, cool and collected.  He was all that one would expect of a world leader.  Calm, collected, thoughtful and nearly immune to shame.  While Clinton may have misplaced some requisite humility, it was clear to many Americans that anyone who could run a campaign with the hired guns of the media ground force pummeling him, as Limbaugh did daily, he was a natural leader.  His propensity for womanizing seemed to be more palatable to voters than four more years of the testosterone challenged George H. W. Bush, who ultimately managed to lose an election after winning a war, which sent bookies in Ireland reeling.  Perhaps the nation was tired of being talked to as though they were children by someone who they knew couldn’t give rat’s ass about their circumstances, and did it sounding like Mr. Rogers

Now fast forward to end of the Clinton Presidency – George W. Bush is in contention for the Republican Nomination – the Democratic convention is strictly pro forma, Gore is the de  facto nominee.  The neoconservative movement has become emboldened with each failed Clinton scandal.  Flowers, Jones, White-water, Vince Foster’s suicide – while ignoring some important facts – budget balanced, budget surplus (although is a total BS accounting term that means we actually owe less), unemployment down and every military engagement on Clinton’s watch was brief and successful.  The conflict in eight state-nations formerly known as Yugoslavia was brought to the beginning of an end.  Africa is still a distant drum, but even the political parisans are not going to challenge Clinton for limited or non-engagement.  The Clinton score sheet is excellent, NAFTA and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell hadn’t yet been rejected by the body politique as abysmal failures.

George W Bush comes out swinging, in fact, quite impressive.  He mows down his opponents and makes a rag doll out of John McCain.  This same John McCain, hero, maverick, but, there was not enough distance between the Keating 5 scandal and McCain yet.  The accusations of McCain fathering a black child, were merely a warning – the neocons were going to have him for lunch – and they did.  Meanwhile, back at the phony ranch of the Connecticut Prep school and Yale educated Howdy Doody of presidents – it wasn’t George Bush’s impressive leadership that out stepped McCain – it was McCain’s campaign and leadership skills in 2000. The fact that he didn’t actually win the election is another matter.

McCain’s lack of focus wasn’t apparent when he was told his dream of furthering the family legacy of his father and grandfather would not come to pass and that he would not be considered again for Flag rank in the Navy.  Decisively, he rowed the lifeboat to Arizona and immediately cashed in his chips and was all but handed a Congressional seat in the US House.  More public service and a new career.  What could be more admirable.  It was, he was. Irrespective of his politics or changing views he was effective.

But in the campaign against George W. Bush, the neocons were pushing their agenda and McCain was no neocon.  Not that he wouldn’t drink their scotch and smoke their cigars, but he wasn’t going to join their club.  He didn’t see the reason to do it – he had powerful group of supporters, although not any longer the compassionate Goldwater Republicans, they were Republican’s.  The insidious influence of Richard Perle, William Krystol and the “think tanks” they touted hadn’t yet coursed through all the arteries of the Republican Party until George W. Bush, day-dreaming of his legacy, propped the door open for them like an unconscious drunk on a bender.

McCain in 2000 though, brandished his expertise, and no one challenged that; after all, half the people in his gunsights had tickets to Canada ready while he was doing time in the Hanoi Hilton.  But even McCain’s patriotism and prisoner of war scars were no match for the Joe Six-pack crowd and the Bush jingoistic gymnastics.  A most baffling anomaly – John McCain, son of an Admiral, a former prisoner-of-war and decorated Viet Nam Vet, married to the Chairman of the largest Budweiser distributorship in the country – loses the nomination to the son of a President, delinquent Air Guardsman whom red-necks favored 4-1 for best drinking buddy.

They say you can’t teach old dogs new tricks, but that may not be true, although they may not learn them well.  John McCain lacks more skill now than when he was thrown out of the ring by Bush.  He adopted new tricks to compensate, hired the a cadre of impressive lobbyists (a force with whom McCain casually cavorts) and by the time the Republican National Committee realized that their own candidate was accidentally going to be McCain – they brought all the fireworks and operatives that created the Bush presidency to McCain, Rove included.  Under McCain’s own leadership, he is essentially no match for the Obama organizational style in a fair fight.  To his detriment he has taken to lying.  Not the political overstatement or understatement that many are comfortable with, but rather, outright lies. More lies (2 videos).

While style is only an element of candidates campaign / leadership skill, it is abundantly clear that John McCain has a propensity for the unusual and that his campaign is more about marketing than governance.  What else could explain the pick of Sarah Palin as VP.  The obvious fact that she is a woman and considerably younger than McCain in order to deflect voter’s fears of McCain’s age were a marketing decision by his campaign seems to be imploding.  With more reversals than a high school foot-ball game, McCain’s weak grasp on economics and cadre of banker-advisers that  are reminiscent of a  Washington Mutual television ad, speaks volumes.   The McCain’s foolish move on Monday of airing a commercial trying to fix blame on the economic leadership of Obama was intolerable and dishonorable, much as we fear the disease inside the McCain campaign has metastasized and the audition is not going very well.

John McCain : Maverick or Desperado ??

What a pain in the ASCII

Wait Mom!!  I'm reading The Almost Daily Binx !!

Wait Mom!! I'm reading The Almost Daily Binx !!

he hasn’t taken a 20 minute break in the last 10 years to understand the exponential reach of an Internet browser

While we take a few moments (very few indeed) to ponder the question of which cowboy nick-name is more suitable for Sen. John “Loop-hole” McCain, let’s also consider that in the year 2008, the Senator confesses that he actually does not have much experience in functioning on the Internet.  This, singularly, is one of the most astounding admissions conceivable.  It is the equivalent of a public official in the 1940’s not being familiar with ‘how to use a telephone.’

Interestingly enough, John McCain could really use the Internet, if nothing else, to put at his fingertips, information that has seemed to escape his reach.  Even if just used as a safe-guard against a bad memory or keeping up with current events, the tools available would likely prevent pandering gaffes such as when the

If I go out there they are going to ask me more questions.  Can't we go for ice cream?

If I go out there they are going to ask me more questions. Can't we go for ice cream?

confused Senator told a Pittsburgh CBS News Affiliate reporter that he told his North Vietnamese captors the names of the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line, when interrogated about the names of those in his unit. Of course, the surroundings may have been responsible for McCain’s error, or perhaps some confusion over Pittsburgh and Green Bay, Wisconsin, or perhaps John McCain’s desperation.  Nonetheless, there is ample evidence that McCain had, until that day in Pittsburgh, told the story differently – in fact – the offensive line of Green Bay. We’re not suggesting that Senator McCain is a liar, after all, his POW status alone apparently permits him to manipulate the truth, by-pass press scrutiny and claim super-veteran status over we mere veterans – but we are suggesting that he’s often … confused.

While the corporate media lines their articles and commentary with pillows for the elderly Senator – there is still no evidence forthcoming that John McCain has experience in team-building or capacity for leadership in any manner.  Simply stated, to the extent that he hasn’t taken a 20 minute break in the last 10 years to understand the exponential reach of an Internet browser, is mind-boggling.

Straight-talk ?

Binx101 ??  I hate him ... hate him !  Hrrrrrmph !   Ah !

Binx101 ?? I hate him ... hate him ! Hrrrrrmph ! Ah !

we plead for pedestrians to consider the McCain ‘ride’ the “Straight-Jacket Express.”

To quote ourselves, John McCain has more about faces than a Naval Drill Team.  His campaign ship-of-state is apparently structured in the same manner as a Jenga game and is routinely lying in ruins, though quickly reassembled to catch the breezes from the next news cycle. Sending out his aggressive surrogates to criticize Obama at all costs and to explain why Obama is wrong.  This practice has back-fired a number of times, but nonetheless, Team McCain’s commitment to developing the most despicable and shameful Presidential campaign in the history of the United States is apparently a goal they may have in the bag.

The only time that he seems somewhat competent is when he is mouthing the central points of scripts

The 2009 Straight Talk Express

The 2009 Straight Talk Express

provided by his handlers and confidants.  However, he appears to be most confident when he occasionally goes renegade and terrorizes the public with his alleged keen vision and commentary. Apparently his admirers appear to become nervous these days, as he flashes, what can only be described as a ‘creepy smile’ while he displays the same lack of statesmanship as his chief supporter, George W. Bush.

Senator McCain has now turned the political campaign gaffe into an art-form, considering that he has made them almost daily for the last 2 months.  While the corporate media is either ignoring, downplaying or in the case of CBS news interview with Katie Couric simply editing them out of the story – true excitement seems to fill the air when the sometimes feeble Senator gets things right.  This in itself may be a part of the GOP strategy of sensory overload.  But nothing is more thrilling, as an observer of human behavior, to experience John McCain master the George Bush technique of answering a different question than what was asked, be completely wrong in his assessment, or punctuate his answers with strange facial expressions or ill-timed creepy smiles.

We can only consider his departures from already hackneyed and uninspiring platitudes quite thrilling – in a morbidly curious sort of way – and we plead for beleaguered pedestrians to consider the McCain ‘ride’ the “Straight-Jacket Express” and a very dangerous option.  Dangerous in the sense that John McCain is desperate – his campaign is depserate – and – his party is desperate.  He is truly … a Desperado.

President Bush : How Do You Think That Went ?

Original Artwork Courtesy of Stephen Pitt -

Original Artwork Courtesy of Stephen Pitt -

Mr. Bush narrated to the American public,  a tale that the most daring science-fiction writer would not have attempted

Today, President George Bush presided over one of the most peculiar press conferences in modern history.  It was a queer presser under any circumstances, yet it appears the President was not performing under duress, even as he struggled with simple sentences and fundamental concepts, but rather was enthusiastic about speaking very publicly about subjects he has little understanding.  It required nerves of steel and passive restraints to not fly out of one’s chair as the President struggled to explain to the American public about the psychology of world diplomacy and currency valuation of petro-dollars.

In what seemed like hours, George Bush, unwittingly, made the case for stem cell research and elder care as he stumbled through answers to reporters questions.  In his widely imitable style, he punctuated sentences with his trademarked smirk and head bobbing, lending a tropical-punk-avian air to the televised mass sedative.  On our quiet residential street in the City of San Jose, windows ajar as the cool morning fog was lifting from Silicon Valley; one could actually hear yelps and stifled screams of citizens in their homes with the frequency and ferocity of a battery of waves against nearby Pacific coastline.

Highlights included his mis-understanding and voo-doo description of the psychological impact of domestic

Original Artwork Courtesy of Stephen Pitt

Original Artwork Courtesy of Stephen Pitt

oil drilling.  Despite the natural and logical anticipated market response, that is to say that oil prices would likely double from here, Mr. Bush narrated to the American public,  a tale that the most daring science-fiction writer would not have attempted, removing all the circumstantial concern and redefining the implied threat to the supply.  In other words, how does one get from here to there (approximately 18 years) without getting exponentially hammered by the purveyors of the existing ready oil supply?

Then he responded to questions regarding the FDIC seizure of Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and the privately held Indy Mac banks.  In an otherwise alarming series of facial expressions and shoulder ticks, President Bush stumbled through an explanation of the FDIC coverage, which was not quite accurate, while dodging a question about socializing losses to taxpayers.  Then he repeated the answer three times as though it were part of the same explanation and new information was included each time he repeated himself.  It did not require careful observation to realize the President was simply repeating almost verbatim, the same words three times.  Had there been no audio on the television, it would have appeared there was considerable detail in his answer.  Sadly, the sound was working perfectly as Mr. Bush very poorly explained FDIC’s role in insuring deposits up to $100K, while he managed to insult most sentient life with his assault on the English language.

As though the President had been making an appeal to Bush impersonators around the world,  George Bush reprieved some of his famous gaffes that sent one imagining themselves listening to a CD infomercial with a running scroll of the artists most memorable numbers:

  1. Magic Wand (Don’t Have One or I’d Wave It)
  2. Oil Reshjerves
  3. Let Me Exshplain It to the Amercanjs Who Don’t Undershtand
  4. Heh-heh
  5. Heh-heh-heh
  6. The Democrats Aren’t Responsible
  7. The Democrats Aren’t Doin’ Their Job
  8. The Conomy is Stronger Than You Think
  9. We’re Exshporting More Goods (Don’t Ashk Me More Than What)
  10. I Exshpected the Bill on My Desk (Now They’ll Get Detention)
  11. Heh-heh-heh-heh (Phhhmmp Phhmmp)


The only good news after today’s press conference was the confirmation that the collective American spirit is resillient and in tact – even after the abuses of our cerebrically diminutive leader.  The simple fact that millions of Americans will be heading to voting booths, a few short months away has apparently quelled the more visceral response of running on the White House in the same manner in which many ran on Indy Mac.  Most incredibly, the scene was devoid of ambulances or white coated attendants at the close of the press conference and reporters appeared to be a large gathering posing for a portrait, if not for the slow, sullen and side-ways head shaking that could be noticed upon closer examination.

George Bush – John McCain : The ‘Kevin James’ of Politicians

-The Almost Daily Binx, San Jose California; by Binx101

Bush Badmouths American Political Rivals While on Foreign Soil

“… Bush read the words with little evidence in his eyes that he actually had any comprehension of their meaning …”

As astounding as it may be, disgraceful President George Bush has taken the Kevin James approach to a foreign country and thus is moving into unprecedented lower approval ratings than Richard Nixon at the height of the Watergate disgrace hearings. Not only was it frustrating to listen to him struggle with his native tongue, but to further use the 60th Anniversary of Israel, as a platform to issue criticism of American political rivals, speaks volumes to this feckless puppet leader’s contempt for dignity and his abysmally poor judgment.  Reading speeches that appear to be penned by Neocon political assassins, Bush mouthed the words with little evidence in his eyes that he actually had any comprehension of their meaning; often tipped off by his inconsistent facial expressions that seem oddly misplaced.

McCain – More Time Traveling

“… in another time traveling experience had previously criticized the Bush Administration for not sitting down and talking with Hamas …”

The echo chorus from career lobbyist, Sen. John “Loop Hole” McCain was no surprise, yet in stark contrast to one of his previously flipped positions.  That is to say,  McCain tripped over his own contradictory position while rushing to capitalize on Bush’s, somewhat treasonous blunder.  Clearly trying to legitimate his Obama / Hamas comments – “Loop Hole” began nodding in assent at any opportunities yesterday and today to hammer Obama.  While still unclear if he began doing it again today because he forgot he addressed it yesterday – staffers have purportedly been helping the struggling ‘time traveler’ with the actual facts.  Not unlike fellow neocon water carrier, Kevin James, McCain is always willing to volunteer a resounding opinion, irrespective of whether he has any clue of the subject matter; providing he can work in some anti-Obama sentiment.  The record however shows that McCain, in another time traveling experience had previously criticized the Bush administration for not sitting down and talking with Hamas, among other rival governments in the Middle East.

Dana Perino – Carries the Torch Back Home

“… she glared at the Press Corps with Kevin James eyes.”

In a typical press conference, that seem more like a ‘smirk-offs’ these days, Dana Perino, with shrugged shoulders and incredulous gesturing, tried to convince the American press that Bush’s disgusting words, suggesting the some Americans were akin to Nazi appeasers, specifically should be understood to exclude Barack Obama.  As though offering this piece of illogic was not enough, she went on to accuse those criticizing the President’s offensive remarks, as the politicizers of record, as she glared at the Press Corps with Kevin James eyes.

Developing story …..

Reports that Kevin James was coaching Lauren Caitlin Upton in preparation of the Miss USA TEEN competition.



KRLA’s Kevin James : The Anatomy of Idiocy – UPDATED

-San Jose California, The Almost Daily Binx; by Binx101,

Overview

This story is brief, because the subject of this story,  Kevin James the quintessential idiot, reveals his essence immediately – out of the gate.  A neocon’s nightmare come true, this ranting imbecile becomes almost uncommunicative and backs himself into a corner by having a conversation with two relatively smart guys, while quoting the Nation’s leading idiot – George Bush.  Additionally, he is deranged.

There is a video below.

Secondly, let’s eliminate any confusion about Kevin James.

It’s not this one:  He’s a successful and funny comedian with a syndicated TV Show under his belt.

Here’s the second rate neocon from LA with less brains than a mailbox and more hate than a junkyard dog

Anatomy 1-2-3

Step One: Accept a Booking to Provide Commentary to Boost Your Ratings

What a mistake if you don’t know what you’re talking about.  Apparently, Mr. James only talks … and has no ability to listen or reason.  He is the absolute epitome of a neocon information puppet.  He opens with a repetitious and unkind tirade about Barack Obama – surprise !!

Step Two:  Lose Your Mind and Keep Talking

It’s incredible, as though he didn’t even understand English.  If this were not live television it would have seemed as though it were a spoof.  He was without self-control and apparently not in possession of a GED from a correspondence school.

Step Three:  Continue to talk over the host

And, continue to prove that you  and the person that hired you should be fired together.  Make sure by the time you’re finished … everyone knows that you are a paid propagandist so that they can begin boycotting KRLA and it’s sponsors.  We are.

Enjoy video by clicking  HERE. Video will open in new window.

Click Here for a different video of Chris Matthews Interview on Countdown Guest Hosted by Rachel Maddow – Fri Night – discussing his views on the greater cause of what occurred on his show with James.

UPDATE:

If you would like to offer your civic minded disdain to KRLA, the highlighted link (in the above article) to KRLA will open to the station’s homepage.

The horizontal bar, about a third of the way across the page has a link to a list of the station’s advertizers.

Clicking on it reveals email links directly to those advertizers.

We encourage you to be heard by sending email to these advertisers and experience the benefit of helping stamp out the terrorism movement of this extreme Right Wing misinformation machine.

It is our opinion that Kevin James is an anti-American terrorist. We strongly believe in the First Amendment and see no better way to fight terrorism than starting at home with these sabbateurs of reason, by letting our collective voices ring louder than their despicable propaganda, and by giving those that pay them a reminder that they have a choice.

Clinton Defeating Clinton

This past week’s Xerox comment, notwithstanding, it seems that Hillary Clinton is not getting the reactions she had hoped for when crying foul. Just days after accusing Obama of plagiarism for using a line offered by his campaign co-chair – Clinton cried foul in Ohio when the Obama campaign used Newsday’s words describing Clinton’s original support of NAFTA, asserting that she felt it was a ‘boon’ to the economy. Ohio, a State particularly hurt by NAFTA, is the scene of this skirmish.

Clinton has been vociferous in pointing out that it was Newsday that used the term ‘boon’ and that she never said it. Newsday has also added that they felt the Obama information suggests that it was Clinton’s choice of words, not Newsday’s. Baseline volleys aside, while claiming foul as to Obama’s tactics – Clinton responded with suggestions that Obama and George W. Bush are very much alike and delivered an ear splitting, grimace producing “Shame-on-you-Barack-Obama!”

Whether, this evoked ‘AttaGirls’ from Clinton campaign elite or not – The Almost Daily Binx feels very strongly that campaign combat is very revealing about the candidates. We also think that by using the obviously canned ‘Xerox’ comment the other night, coupled with this overreaction – many Ohioans sitting the fence are going to be offended by the panicky nature of Clinton’s rebuke and attack. Particularly in the wake of Fox News-Talker – Bill O’Reilly -and his casual and highly insensitive reference to ‘lynch party’ referencing Michelle Obama. O’Reilly may very well be an argument against human cloning, however, his astonishingly glib, dismissively insincere and highly aired apology may have also created a sympathetic electorate. The conditions of which are effortlessly made worse by Clinton’s intoning the dissonance of anger while delivering speeches.

Hillary Clinton closed the debate this past week on a high note -that appeared very sincere – Barack and Hillaryand followed it 2 days later with harsh and not carefully considered words. Perhaps, as many newsies reported, her debate closing comments seemed very much like the missing concession speech after the Wisconsin primary. Perhaps the pressure of coming in second in a 11 straight contests has caused some serious worry in the campaign. Needless to say, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has engineered a series of tactical missteps. If this latest barrage was designed to compensate for appearing too sensitive or conciliatory after the Texas debate – it was a terrible decision. Considering that Clinton has been very aggressive in negative TV ads and suggesting that Obama lacks experience just like GWB did – the “shame-on-you… ” plea could prove to be viewed as insulting to many Democrats.

The Almost Daily Binx predicts that Clinton may have very well defeated herself by pushing many off the fence into the welcoming arms of the Obama campaign because of her personal style and persona. And, Obama will emerge victorious in Ohio and Texas, not only because of the Obama enormous ground game of young volunteers, but because Hillary Clinton is using the tools of the past in a contest of the future. Her refusal to admit mistakes or bad decisions demonstrates a dramatic lack of humility. Her very aggressive tone does not serve her well. She has much more in common with the hubris afflicted POTUS than any innuendo she attempted to deliver regarding Obama.

 

Bush: “I Don’t Agree with That!”

Say what you want about GWB, but if one can deliver that kind of believable sentiment to an inconceivable argument- he’s got choices for his next career. Among them; teaching method acting, or possibly, Professor of trickle-down economics at family friend Pat Robertson’s Regent University, as the Milton Friedman Chair.

Take the challenge – next time you have the date and time of a Presidential interview, plan on visiting your local TV retailer, and bring your Video camera. Do what it takes to insure that all the TV’s are tuned to the proper station – then aim your camera and begin filming the onlookers with the audio track of the president recording clearly. Watch the faces of the crowd react to our President as he actually makes things up. Just makes them up. There’s no need for ‘My Pet Goat’ or ‘Treasure Island.’ No need for references to actual fact. The setting is whatever comes to mind, and with an unusual halting style of speaking, our President begins to … well actually … he makes things up.

The Democrats are unmistakable. They are in their usual pose, just shaking their heads as though witnessing a small child misbehaving at the mall with his mother close-by chatting idly on her cell phone. Then of course, the middle of the roaders, you know the uncommitted, otherwise known as ‘I’ll leave it to the others and vote the way my car pool suggests’. They can be spotted with a constant flinching of the shoulders and widening of the eyes as they begin to realize that our President is apparently out of his mind. But the best is to watch our Republican friends. You know, that good friend that has always been a Republican, so about 7 years ago you decided that you just wouldn’t talk politics and harm the friendship. Remember how he started not to be so Republican after watching Sean Hannity spout disturbing commentary outside Terry Schiavo’s nursing home room – and GWB didn’t land on a FEMA aircraft carrier bringing relief and ‘Mission Accomplished’ to Katrina victims. And now, there he is, shifting uncomfortably on the balls of feet watching the television considering that Al Gore and John Kerry couldn’t be this dumb if they were in a persistent vegetative state.

The Congressional Republicans can be found, immediately thereafter, swearing to its (latest comments of the President) context or relevance. They line up in groups of four or five, looking much like little reenactments of Mt. Rushmore with podium and microphone. Often it appears they’re going to sing a barbershop number. They usually mention the White House, but rarely the President by name. Earlier today, NBC’s Ann Curry interview with Bush was aired. The President stated that he didn’t agree that the economy was adversely affected by the war in Iraq. Rather, his opinion was it was because “they” built too many houses.

Now here’s the absurdity in that Crawford switcheroo (no offense to the fine folks of Crawford except for the President) There is no war in Iraq. There never was one. There was bombing, and then their was submission to an invading force. Now there’s terrorism that was directly caused by the invasion, that was caused by a purposeful lie, that was caused by the man that was asked the question about the economy. A man who could likely face criminal charges and would easily be impeached ( if not removed from office) if it were not for the fact that many of our leaders find the cure to be more harmful than the disease. It is painful to describe the President of my country as a disease, yet cathartic.

The debt associated with the Iraq invasion is directly impacting our long bonds and the underpinning of our debt funded economy. We’ve mortgaged our Purple Mountains Majesty around the globe in order to not completely tank right now. Our President thinks we’re a corporation that can be bailed out by finding more dopes to buy our debt in a sellers market. And this is all while allegedly sober. Heaven’s knows this ole boy must have been a riot when he was ‘a usin’an abusin.’ The Larry the Cable Guy of Presidents.

Now of course the comments about the housing market – dripping with ignorance and deserving of a Three Stooges styled dope slap and kick in the seat of the pants. The reason, of course, that “they” built so many houses was because of the predatory lending practices that this Republican led Administration has championed and few Democrats and most Republicans supported. Not to mention the sucker punch with the change in the bankruptcy laws and how that affects recent property owners. But, alas, its so much easier to say – “they” built too many houses while NBC’s Ms. Curry, ‘hmmmed’ audibly pretending the President’s infuriating and disjointed assessment was an actual answer that had substance instead of symptomatic of mental illness that doesn’t even have a name.

This would be so much fun if it were fiction.