Wednesday, January 29, 2014

State of the Union: It's My House. My Rules!

How many times did your mother turn around from her perch in the driver's seat of that 1972 Caprice wagon, with a Pall Mall 100 hangin' from her lips, and say "Don't make me come back there!"   Now ask yourself this question:  How many times did she come back there?

It was all bluster, no muster, right?  Aimed at making you sit back for a minute, shit your Toughskins and think that "she really means it this time."  But she NEVER DID COME BACK THERE.  She may have taken a few wild swing anna misses, but she always stayed in the front seat.

That's what you got last night if you tuned in to watch a lame duck with big ears and a lofty mouth tell Congress that it's his roof, his rules.  He was happy to threaten us with all the shit he is gonna get done without legislation; that he is just gonna wipe his ass with the Constitution.  Yet he knows none of that is gonna happen.  But it sounded good, right Mom?  This is what Obie is left with these days...lookin' good and sounding tough.  Surrounded by controversies,  kneecapped by failing approval ratings and fellow party members putting separation between him and their own election hopes, Barry O is left to rehash the same tired old sounds and make threats on television on things he simply will not be able to follow through.  

He and his suckups are calling 2014 the "Year of Action."  Do they have any fukkin' idea what that sounds like to normal ears?  He is saying to us all that this, his SIXTH YEAR of being head cheese, will be his year of action.  It calls us to wonder what he named the first five years.  I'm going with the "Years of Rehearsal"... I know.. his point is that despite his best efforts, Congress is the reason there has been inaction on all of his previous State of the Union pledges.  How is that immigration reform going, dunderhead?  What about healthcare for all?  Minimum wage gone up?  I wonder if the war in Afghanistan over yet?  Anything new on gun control???  Iran's nuclear capability??   Don't blame him.... blame Congress.  And Fox News.  And Dubbaya.  And Belichick.

A perfect example of his Viagara dick promises (all gun, no bullets) from last night:  "I will issue an executive order requiring federal contractors to pay their federally funded employees a fair wage of $10.10 an hour, because if you cook our troops' meals and wash their dishes, then you should not have to live in poverty."  The current minimum wage for federal employees is $7.25 an hour.  At first light, you might think that's some pretty good shit right there.  He even found a way to make it about the troops!  Good effort, Barry.  But if you read up on it, you will find that the increase will not take effect until 2015 and will only apply to new contracts.  In other words, if you cook our troops' meals and wash their dishes now, tough fukkin' shit.  You will make the same pittance.  Not only that, 90% of federal workers ALREADY make more than $10.10 an hour.  So Obie is really only helping out the new hires.  Yet he wants you to think he is a hero of the people.  

Yeah, I know... for you Obamaholics reading this (there might be one or two), it's ironic that my rant this morning is much like Obama's speech last night... MORE OF THE SAME.  CAN'T YOU COME UP WITH ANYTHING DIFFERENT?   The answer is nope... I don't like him.  I think he sucks.  And that, just like his speeches, will never change.

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