Bush Was An Asshole Neighbor; Obama is Family
Posted January 18, 2009on:
As Bush leaves town, and Obama takes over, and the nation prepares for this joyous occasion, I thought I’d take this opportunity to pee on the parade just a little. Maybe toss some dark clouds onto the horizon of these endless blue skies. Hey, somebody’s got to do it. Here is my simple, depressing thought:
Have you ever had an asshole neighbor? I mean, people you’d be better off just avoiding, but they live next door?
If so, you know that that is a problem. But it’s not the end of the world. I mean, you can build a higher fence, plant hedges and trees on that border, minimize your interactions, etc. Not optimal, to be sure. But at least manageable.
But then, what if a family member, who is living in your house, turns out to be an asshole? Now that is a problem. It’s an intolerable problem. It’s not manageable. It has to change, one way or another.
This all brings me to Bush and Obama. Bush is that asshole neighbor. Just ignore him and his ilk, and everything will be OK, albeit not optimal.
But Obama is family. He is One of Us. And therein lies the problem.
You see, if Brother Obama shows any sign of being just as venal as Bush when it comes to the two arch-villains of American politics, then, oh baby, we’d better all duck, and keep our heads down low.
Because if you think the shit has already hit the fan in America, you ain’t seen nothing yet if Brother Obama starts “palling around” with these arch villains.
And the scary thing is that, in these pre-inaugural days, there are lots of signs that he has been doing exactly this.
Man, to me this feels like what it would have been like in the first week of September 2001, to have had foreknowledge of the events of 9/11. You’re sitting there knowing that the world is about to blow up. What would you have done with that foreknowledge?
Well, what I’m doing is yelling … Duck!!!