Tuesday, July 12, 2011
In times of great crisis, real leaders rise to the occasion with powerful words of courage and inspiration. "Ask not what your country can do for you," "Nothing to fear but fear itself," "Tear down this wall," "I can hear you and the rest of the world hears you," and now, as our nation stands at the edge of a financial and social catastrophe..."Eat our peas."
Such was the distilled wisdom of Barack Hussein Obama, the smartest carbon-based life form in the universe, when trying to explain what needs to be done now that his administration has spent trillions of dollars which were neither budgeted nor available, and continues to guarantee entitlements which can never actually be paid.
After John Boehner declared that raising taxes during a fiscal meltdown was unacceptable (which is a very polite way of saying "insane"), the frowny-faced president took his case directly to the American people - whom he clearly feels aren't very bright - and said we need to "tear off the bandaid" and "eat our peas!"
He then took a pair of steel balls from his pocket and started rolling them nervously in his hand, one eye twitching, and whispered to a puzzled Timothy Geithner that he needed a new report on the "missing strawberries."
While Mr. Obama's apparent disconnect from reality seemed reason for concern, Joe Biden quickly reassured the home television audience that the giggling, twitching president was "still bright and clean and a nice-looking guy, even if he's not exactly articulate anymore."
And so the deficit-reduction meetings will continue, with the Republicans continuing to talk about the fiscal responsibility so important to their constituents... and the president continuing to talk about vegetables.
Many of whom are his constituents.