Lately, many news and commentary shows have ragged incessantly on President Obama about him ignoring the country’s business in favor of campaigning and fundraising. I can’t for the life of me figure out what they want him to do.
Certainly I’m not one to defend him on any level, but in this case, their criticisms don’t make sense. Surely, they can’t want him to return to Washington and do official stuff.
Ask yourself how his “official” stuff has been working out for the country so far? To quote Hoyt of John Boy and Billy fame, “not too good.”
From my seat on the public merry-go-round, he’s done little that hasn’t hurt America or our friends. I’m sure there’s something good somewhere but you’d have to dig deeply, and my shovel just isn’t that big.
As far as I’m concerned, his best service to the country would be staying in California doing the cocktail and check-writing thing. If I had my druthers, he’d move his whole crowd to the left coast.
I’m sure his Hollywood posse would be more than anxious to provide him with fabulous digs in keeping with their view of him as leader of the free world. Snort.
It’s never mentioned, but the presidential retinue going to these private love fests has to include an attending proctologist. The amount of smoke blown at such functions must create the clear and present danger of anal injury. Better safe than sorry.
As you may suspect, I hold the president in very low esteem. Truthfully, that’s a lie. On my scorecard, he doesn’t merit any “esteem.”
And to those who may chastise me for being so grossly disrespectful of the presidency, let me assure you I have all the respect in the world for the office, just none for its present occupant. And that’s a fair position since President Obama obviously has no respect for me either.
And he’s not alone. I’m confident all members of the poison trio — Obama, Holder and Reid — would dance with glee if people like me magically disappeared tomorrow, as would many other Democrats.
Pelosi doesn’t count because she’s apparently no longer “here.” But Lois Lerner sure didn’t forget me. She even mentioned me by my nickname in a few of her emails. I hope I can handle the fame.
I don’t like it that conservatives are demanding the president abandon his travels and return to the White House and become engaged. What on earth do they want him to engage?
About all he can “engage” is a microphone for sing-song camp meeting speeches or cosmetic “demands” that no country or leader pays any attention to. He’s become a very un-funny joke.
My dislike for him has evolved, beginning by not being able to listen to him for more than a few seconds to the present where I can’t even stand to watch him muted. Hopefully, it won’t get to the point that I’ll start avoiding words beginning with an “O.”
That’ll be really tough for an “Otis.”
Otis Gardner’s column appears here weekly. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.