Nothing Funny About It
Deborah Salomon (June 17) can (make wisecracks) about the “debutante cotillion in New Hampshire” on June 13, in which she caricatures the participants in the GOP debate as “Riding Hot-Air Balloon,” but if we have four more years of Barack Obama, we’ll be riding the “Midnight Express” to Marxism.
I’ll bet if debating rules don’t change to allow teleprompters, Obama won’t be able to utter a coherent rebuttal sentence to any of those GOP hot-air ballooners, no matter who wins the nomination from the current crop, not to mention possible late entries into the race.
And let’s not even try to compare resumes, padded or otherwise, with this crowd versus the very thin experience trail left by our current commander in chief — an experience trail, I might add, that shows mightily.
These are serious times, but Salomon’s snarky “make fun, not war” slogan thumbs its nose at the GOP candidates’ attempts to formulate common sense solutions to the ever-mounting chaos that is, at present, America.
Her literary stance only reinforces the arrogance label that the current administration and its supporters continue to deserve. The Democrats should stop trying to be funny. Comedy’s not their long suit, as evidenced by Obama’s recent “shovel-ready” comment.
Lewis Carroll couldn’t have said it better — it’s the New Hampshire Debate — GOP fools spewing hot air and shouting “Change!” or the litany of “a penny earned, a penny lost” and “home sweet foreclosure.”
Salomon suggests we may as well have cakes and circuses down the rabbit hole, because nobody knows the answer, no matter which party is in power. But hope (what about change?) springs eternal because we have the geniuses in the mainstream media, CNN and columnists at The Pilot to tell us what’s what!
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