Wednesday, May 29, 2013
As Barack Obama's traditional defenses (Jay Carney, Eric Holder, and 95% of the media) crumble in the face of his worsening scandals, the president has chosen to exercise the so-called nuclear option and bring out his ultimate weapon: The Frowny Face.
The Frowny Face allows Obama to look solemn, thoughtful, and presidential while simultaneously not saying anything out loud which could add to the length of his eventual prison sentences.
So rather than comment on the Benghazi lies and deaths, the IRS's attack on political conservatives, the Justice Department's attack on freedom of the press, Eric Holder's lying under oath, the loss of America's defense secrets to Chinese hackers, and his own declaration that the War on Terror is "winding down" because it sounds better than just saying "I surrender," the president is touring the country and trying to look immensely sad while actually thinking about golf.
Of course, even that isn't easy for him. On Memorial Day, when he was told that he would be laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, he assumed that the crypt contained the authors of the Constitution.
He then traveled to storm-ravaged Oklahoma to view tornado damage, stand at the site of a fallen school, and wrap a consoling arm around distraught citizens while assuring them that he was going to personally cut through the red tape to make sure that federal aid was expedited, and that the people of America would be there for the folks of Monroe, Oklahoma.
Which would have sounded good if he wasn't actually in Moore, Oklahoma - but hey, all of those flyover cities look the same, especially when they're reduced to rubble and weeping white people.
Finally, the saddest president in the world traveled to New Jersey to sympathize with the storm victims of Hurricane Sandy, and share their outrage that the red tape which he'd promised them he would cut hadn't actually been cut after all. The president assured the long-suffering victims that Eric Holder would conduct a thorough investigation into the lack of red tape cutting just as soon as he wraps up his current investigation to find out who the hell is in charge of the Department of Justice.
Should the intensity of the scandal investigations continue to grow, we can expect to see a lot more of the president parading around the country pretending to be desperately sad about things he doesn't actually give a damn about. A spectacle which will only end when he is either impeached...or runs out of nose hairs to pluck to produce insincere tears on demand.
Note: In the commentary above, we posted a link to a story about Obama "winding down the War on Terror." That link takes you to a superb article called "Stupid" by PJ O'Rourke and Hope n' Change highly recommends it.