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Presidentin’ is hard

Poor Obama. He’s tired after a year. And he’s had like, what, four vacations? I don’t know the answer but it seems like he’s had a few. Compared to Bush, who I think CNN actually had a vacation day counter on their page. I kid. But the press did make fun of Bush’s numerous vacations. Barry, not so much. See, hopey changey requires you to be well rested. I mean, it ain’t easy closing gitmo; winning and withdrawing from Iraq; winning and withdrawing from Afghanistan; dealing swiftly with attempted terror attacks; shining a light on lobbying; reading bills; cutting taxes for working families; cutting pork barrel spending; being fiscally responsible; parting the red sea; cutting the deficit; securing the borders; fixing the economy; getting people jobs; helping those folks in Honduras and Iran with their oppressive governments; and giving everyone a magical, rainbow-farting unicorn. Oh, that’s right, he hasn’t done any of that. Doing nothing makes me tired too.

But his friend’s kid gets a boo-boo and the presidential motorcade springs into action.

12 Responses to “Presidentin’ is hard”

  1. Dan Says:

    He needs a break, especially after flying to Copenhagen and failing to accomplish his mission there twice.

    I wonder when his southern black minister accent is going to come back?

  2. dakotas5 Says:

    Ya forgot the Yessa Massa healthcare slavery bill.

  3. The Duck Says:

    Yeah no one handed him a 9/11 in his first year

  4. Mad Saint Jack Says:

    While we are on the topic of Obama. . .

    Didn’t he gut the funding for the armed pilot program?

    (Not like anyone is worried about terrorists on planes now.)

  5. JKB Says:

    What struck me was the lack of understanding of seriousness by the President’s boo-boo brigade. Between the parents and all the others at the president’s vacation lodging, there was no one who could assess the nature of the wound? Or did staff call to inform the president in a panic, such he thought a major mishap had occurred? Does Obama not know how to ask direct questions to assess the nature and urgency so he can make effective decisions?

    Most of Bush’s “vacations” were to his ranch where he cleared brush and did other manual labor. Work that is good to occupy his focus but letting the decisions and problems of leadership marinate in the background. Same reason Reagan chopped wood, work that requires you to be in the moment but doesn’t crowd out more important issues from your mind.

    Obama won’t make four years if he doesn’t find a hobby that offers this mental respite.

  6. Drake Says:

    Uncle you forgot that he single-handedly repaired race relations in the US with his fine handling of the Gates/PoPo Beer Summitt.

  7. Hypnagogue Says:

    Presidentin’ is hard, but tyrantin’ is wicked hard. Our Dear Leader can’t take a moment to chop wood or clear brush — he has to focus on enslaving a nation of free men. That sort of stress will drive a man insane.

    What Obama needs is a nice sabre-rattling crisis to get people to settle down and behave themselves. Something internal would do nicely… an “attempted coup”? Nah, too simple…

    New Year’s Predictions:
    1) Major crisis in the next 2 months.
    2) Push for RealID by the 4th of July.
    3) Inflation hits, price controls lead to hording, hording leads to RealID-linked rationing, and
    4) Cashless by Christmas.

    (The great thing about predicting the end of the world is that, when you are wrong, you get to do it again next year.)

  8. Sigivald Says:

    When President Bush went to Crawford, with a staff, and worked, why, I heard from multiple people that he was shirking his job and the worst, laziest President EVER.

    Now, of course, President Obama’s vacations, those are different. Because he works when he’s on them… and he’s a Democrat.

    Hypnagogue: Hilarious.

    I’d offer to bet you, but plainly if you’re “serious” about that, you wouldn’t value a bet in evil cashless inflated rationed dystopian fascist money, right?

    I’ve been hearing breathless chatter from borderline-insane people about “The Cashless Control Grid” (!) and Impending Total Fascist Takeover since… oh, right, for over a decade now.

    Oddly, it never seems to happen. Or even get demonstrably closer.

  9. Hypnagogue Says:

    So, you’ve been seeing this cashless stuff for a whole decade? Newbie. The Cabal and I have been spinning that rumor since 95 AD.

  10. Manish Says:

    Ah..maybe I’m missing something, but I only remember Obama taking a week at Martha’s Vineyard and a week in Hawaii. Two weeks of vacation hardly seems excessive. Bush spent what a third of his time on vacation.

  11. Scott Says:

    Manish, you’re spot on.
    Bush spent two plus years of his eight years in Crawford, plus time elsewhere.
    On August 6, 2001, he got a briefing on terrorists using airplanes to attack.
    He went on a one month vacation in Crawford.
    And continued reading a book in a class room.
    Nearly 3,000 were murdered.
    Katrina hit in August 2005. Bush was on vacation. Gave a birthday cake to McCain.
    1,800 died.
    Now, an incompetent terrorist kills ZERO, burns his own leg, and the right wing/republicans FREAK???
    They are incredibly CLUELESS to their hypocrisy!
    Much like the regulars at blogs like this.

  12. _Jon Says:

    Old woman says to her husband: “What are you doing today?”
    Old man: “Nothing.”
    Old woman: “You did that yesterday.”
    Old man: “I wasn’t finished.”

Remember, I do this to entertain me, not you.

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