This article detailing the secrets of Obama’s “underappreciated” success was linked to by a friend of mine on a social networking site. She’s thoroughly brainwashed, and I didn’t see the use in pointing out to her how bloody stupid this this, since she thinks communism is a dandy idea, for reals. I skimmed through the article, produced by TIME magazine in partnership with Communist News Network CNN, thinking, “What planet are these people from? And how can we send them back to it?”
Lets peruse some of the statements made that are so absurd, they gave me a Porky Pig as Friar Tuck moment of unmitigated mirth:
But by Election Day 2010, Obama will have soundly achieved many of his chief campaign promises while running a highly competent, scandal-free government.
Let’s start with the competence Obama has shown. As he proved in the campaign, he is a master of personnel decisions, choosing people who are excellent at what they do, but also requiring that they play nicely with others.
Wait…it gets even better:
Obama’s two best personnel decisions are probably the two men serving right below him: Vice President Joe Biden and White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. Yes, Biden still falls victim to caricature as an irrepressible big mouth and is the butt of late-night jokes. And Emanuel can be overly brash and flutter nerves on Capitol Hill and among Administration allies. But Obama knew what he was getting in both men, and they have performed up to or above his expectations.
You simply cannot make this shit up! Oh, yes, and furthermore…according to the author, Mark Halperin, Obama (unlike Bill Clinton) has managed to “preserve the majesty of office.” *cough* There is already such a wealth of evidence to refute every statement this wingnut makes in this embarrassingly fawning, ass-kissing article, that a person would have to be completely without reason to agree with it. Yet my friend thinks it is all true, but I guess that’s what a liberal education will buy you.