The Abandoned King

Posted: September 29, 2010 in Bigdawgz Bark (Politics)
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Rats aboard a sinking ship instinctively smell trouble and will seek ways to abandon the doomed vessel and cling to any floating scrap for a chance at survival. Politicians have the same instinct. Suddenly, Barack Obama, Boy King of Utopia, who a year ago couldn’t sneak into a bathroom stall for a quick tug on a cigarette without six congressional Democrats following him in, eager to catch his ashes—now arrives in the home states of these same Democrats to help out with the fundraising and finds only swinging doors and the faint scent of burnt tire rubber in the air.

When the president traveled to Texas in early August, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White was a no-show at the speech. White House spokesman Bill Burton told reporters, “I think it says that Bill White had something else going on today that he would rather do than campaign with the president.” No doubt. And that could have been anything from cleaning out his garage to a last minute unscheduled colonoscopy. Who could blame him?

Big O got the same sort of warm reception when he showed up in Milwaukee on Labor Day. Democratic Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin was apparently having tea with Amelia Earhart and couldn’t be found.

Not only are many Democrat candidates refusing to be seen with the president, many are openly advertising their newfound opposition to the president’s policies. Campaign ads are popping up across the country—Democrat campaign ads, mind you, touting “I voted against the energy tax”; “not afraid to stand up to the president”; and my favorite from Democratic Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado, “I will not support additional spending in a second stimulus package.” That’s sort of like saying, “I helped rob that first bank, but I’m not going to help rob that second bank…that would be criminal!”

A pitiful state of affairs. The Boy King with his crown all polished and nowhere to go… and the rats floating around on abandoned luggage hoping for just one more ride.

  1. sasoc says:

    Beautifully written, one of the best I’ve read in a long while. Perfect sarcasm and love the flourishes of language, bravo.

  2. vic vaughan says:


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