Sunday, September 5, 2010

YOU ELECTED AN AMATEUR!

By now you have probably seen the new rug in the Oval Office at the White House.

It had been featured on camera before President BO's "Iraq Withdrawal Speech."

He was so proud of it, showing it off to staff and visitors alike.

What a wonderful thing, this new rug.

To make it even more special, it has quotes from statesmen past all along its circumference.

Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr...their quotes are all there for the public to read and be moved by, complete with attributions.

One of the quotes is attributed to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."

Wonderful thought. Very provocative. Deep. Great sentiment.

Only it is not a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rather it is by Theodore Parker, Bostonian champion of social progress with roots in the republic so deep that his grandfather commanded the Minutemen at the Battle of Lexington.

But there it is, woven forever into the fabric of the new Oval Office rug, attributed to Dr. King.

The rug itself is not a bad idea, nor is it a good one. It is solidly neutral as decor.

But you'd think that a rug to be bragged about would have at least been checked for accuracy...wouldn't you?

To check it for accuracy, though, one would have to actually know where the quotes came from. Seemingly, nobody involved in the process did.

And that makes it indicative of the over-all eptitude of this administration.

An honest mistake?

Really?

How about a mistake by a president and his administration who know absolutely nothing about American history, who we are as a country or how we got to be the leading country on the planet.

He lectures us with a stern face on topics from economics to internationally deplomacy, but knows absolutely nothing about either.

How about: you people elected a man as president who we told you had no executive experience of any kind, who moved up the political ladder through cronyism and who was and is contemptuous of the Constitution he promised (lying, of course) to protect and defend.

How about: you people elected a rank amateur, who knows nothing and whose ego precludes him from learning anything or being told anything by anybody.

You fools.

15 comments:

Gautama said...

Did you forget the 2 genius's
Jesse Jackson & Al Sharpton?

Joe said...

Gautama: I tried hard to forget them. BTW: On your post about them, you insulted Heckle and Jeckle.

Silverfiddle said...

I continue to ask the Obamatons is Left Blogistan to show us some proof of Obama's supposed brilliance and I still haven't heard an answer that didn't involve him running a campaign or being head poobah of the Harvard Law review.

So far, no signs of great intelligence that I can see...

Keep up the good work Joe!

Shaw Kenawe said...

Your example is silly.

"A house divided against itself cannot stand." is one of Abraham Lincoln's most famous quotes from the Lincoln Douglas debates. Most educated Americans who studied President Lincoln know this and know it is a quote associated with Abraham Lincoln.

No one associates that quote with Saint Mark and the NT from whence it came:

Mark 3:25: "And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand."

You seem to be running out of petty complaints against Mr. Obama, JOe. This one is a beauty, though, in it's blinkered mean-spiritedness. You keep outdoing yourself in your quest to demean our American president.

I'm impressed.

SF: The fact that Barack Hussein Obama got elected by a substantial number of Americans when 4 years before no one knew who he was--just like Lincoln, is impressive by most people's standards--most people who understand what it takes to accomplish getting elected to the highest Constitutional office in America.

That, of course, isn't enough to prove he's smart in your estimation, nor in Joe's.

Maybe if he persuaded the country to attack a third-rate Middle Eastern nation headed by a defanged, tin-pot dictator who did not attack us and then dragged America into a war that cost us thousands of lives and $2 trillion, you'd be impressed with his intelligence?

In any event, who says Mr. Obama needs to impress either of you?

sue said...

Anyone can make a mistake. Even those who voted for his predecessor.

Joe said...

SK: I didn't do anything to him. It was his administration/decorator/script-writer/or whoever who made the mistake, not me.

As sue says, anybody can make a mistake...true.

President BO keeps making them over and over and over and over and over, and gets a pass from you EVERY TIME. Yet you never afforded Bush with the same benefit of the doubt.

Whenever George Bush made a mistake you jumped all over him like white on rice.

But we can't do that with President BO. He is off limits to criticism. Only a racist would criticize him.

He certainly does not need to impress me, which is a good thing, because he certainly doesn't.

BO does not have to prove he's smart to me. He only needs to make smart decisions that accomplish what he says they will.

I'm sure he'll get one right some day...maybe.

"This one is a beauty, though, in it's blinkered mean-spiritedness."

No, it isn't.

Oh...and I'm not running out.

He keeps the supply coming full speed ahead.

"No one associates that quote with Saint Mark and the NT from whence it came:..."

I'm sure you have evidence that no one associates that quote with Saint Mark...right? Really? No one? Not one single solitary person? 'Else you would not have made the kind of sweeping statement you accuse me of all the time...right?

Inconsistancy abounds...as usual.

sue said...

Joe - No one can accuse you of being inconsistant - that's for sure.

sue said...

P.S. Joe, I know you like Jaws. Have you ever seen Jaws 2? I just watched it. Pretty good, but not as good as the orignal, or course.

Joe said...

sue: Consistancy is not so hard when one doesn't have to remember which inconsistancy he/she spouted last time.

Silverfiddle: He comes up short every time, but gets credit for being smart/wise anyway. Liberals are so blind that they WILL not see.

sue said...

Joe - That's right. It's like telling the truth all of the time. Then you don't have to worry what you lied about last.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Joe,

The quote by MLK was not a mistake.

Everyone recognizes that it was Martin Luther King, Jr. who MADE THE QUOTE FAMOUS. It is associated with him.

"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." is a quote everyone associates with JFK. Only the quote is not an original thought by JFK--he, like MLK, borrowed it and made it famous.

"Van Wyck Brooks' New England: Indian Summer (1940) contains remarks made by the Mayor of Haverhill, Massachusetts at the funeral of John Greenleaf Whittier in which is the following: "Here may we be reminded that man is most honored, not by that which a city may do for him, but by that which he has done for the city." And, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, in a Memorial Day address is 1884 stated: "It is now the moment when by common consent we pause to become conscious of our national life and to rejoice in it, to recall what our country has done for each of us, and to ask ourselves what we can do for our country in return."

So you, in your capacious pomposity, would call anyone inept if they were to put that quote, say, on a special carpet and give attribution to JFK?

You are so eaten up by your hatred of President Obama that you make hilarious unsubstantiated claims about our president:

"...[He]is contemptuous of the Constitution he promised (lying, of course) to protect and defend."

You offer not one mote of evidence to back that tommyrot with.

Two can play that simplistic amateurish game, Joe.

You are contemptuous of human decency and wish to see Mr. Obama dead.

Since you don't back your claims up with any evidence, neither shall I. I just think it, so it MUST be so.


JOE WROTE: How about: you people elected a rank amateur, who knows nothing and whose ego precludes him from learning anything or being told anything by anybody.

Really? Another unimaginative example of your Obama Derangement Syndrome.

It's your opinion, of course, which you again fail to give weight to with any sort of evidence.

JOE SAID: "Whenever George Bush made a mistake you jumped all over him like white on rice."

Ah, there's the rub.

You and the rest of the extremist rightwingers were so embarrassed by the disaster that was George W. Bush that you couldn't wait to unload your shame in the guise of hating Mr. Obama before he even took the oath of office.

BTW, I challenge you to go out on the street and put the question to passersby: Who said "A house divided against itself will not stand." Then come back and tell me how many say "Oh right! That's St. Mark's famous quote."

Nice try, Joe.

This new criticism of yours comes off as just plain pissy.

JOE WROTE: "You fools"

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do."
--Benjamin Franklin

Joe said...

SK: "capacious pomposity!" WOW! I've never been accused of that before. I've reached new heights!

(But remember, liberals don't like name calling...except when they do it).

"Then come back and tell me how many say 'Oh right! That's St. Mark's famous quote.'"

They do in my church (except we leave of the "St." part).

We actually engage in individual and corporate Bible study.

(Oh, man...did I actually open that can 'o worms? No matter...I can handle it.)

Shaw Kenawe said...

"(But remember, liberals don't like name calling...except when they do it)."

Pardonnez moi, mon cher, but saying you have capacious pomposity is NOT name-calling, it's labeling an attitude.

"You fools!" is name-calling, Sir Joe, and that's what you called me, since I voted for Mr. Obama.

Joe said...

SK: Well, I wasn't referencing your "capacious pomposity" tag as name calling...in fact, I revelled in it!

Oh, and you're right. "You fools" IS name calling. I calls them the way I sees them.

That's sort of an extension of how you treat Bush and Beck.

You should have great fun with today's post (9/6/2010).

Shaw Kenawe said...

JOE WROTE: "SK: "capacious pomposity!" WOW! I've never been accused of that before. I've reached new heights!

(But remember, liberals don't like name calling...except when they do it)."


Then when I told him that saying his attitude was one of "capacious pomposity," and that was not name calling, he wrote this:

"SK: Well, I wasn't referencing your "capacious pomposity" tag as name calling...in fact, I revelled in it!"

As we liberal constantly point out, even when the evidence is in plain sight and even when people like Joe still deny reality.

Joe referenced my remark--that is in plain sight, then said he didn't. LOL!

He chastised liberals for name-calling, then called people who voted for Obama fools.

It's schizophrenic and it's Obama Derangement Syndrom all wrapped up in pretty yellow and red ribbons for all to see.