Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Off to a bad start

For all of Barack Obama's lofty rhetoric about post-partisan politics and bringing the nation together, his presidency got off to a pretty crappy start.

One of the worst things about Obama? His supporters. It's one thing to work oneself into a schoolgirl's ecstatic frenzy over his very presence, but the classless chanting of "na-na na-na, na-na na-na, hey-hey-hey, goodbye!" when outgoing President Bush appeared was completely disgusting.

What's that you say? That was just his supporters and not Obama himself? Well...
President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.

President Obama swiftly responded to Hurricane Katrina. Citing the Bush Administration's "unconscionable ineptitude" in responding to Hurricane Katrina...
That's from the fucking new web site. It's apparently now official US Government policy to publicly excoriate a past president for the abject failures of state and local governments. And in the likely event that the page disappears down the memory hole:

And to think I was willing to give them a chance. Less than 24 hours in and I already despise this new administration.

A kibitz from Mark:

Obama Irony alert. The very day that his tech lackeys posted the above, and Joseph Lowery reminded us that whites have yet to embrace right (I guess electing The One isn't enough)... The One declared by Papal Encyclical Presidential Proclamation that January 20th, 2009 to be a day of Renewal and Reconciliation :

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 20, 2009, a National Day of Renewal and Reconciliation, and call upon all of our citizens to serve one another and the common purpose of remaking this Nation for our new century.


Ayrdale said...

...and note too, the once-bastion of news media integrity, the BBC, doctored Obama's speech to fit their global warming/climate change scenario a little better.

Eric said...

Thanks for the tip...I guess I'll have to put up a post on that.

What's the audio version of fauxtography? Fauxdio?

Eric said...

Words, not deeds. That's what this guy's all about.