President Obama: Two Pictures Worth a Hundred Days

29 04 2009

My two favorite photos of the First Hundred Days:

obama-and-staff-in-istanbul-april-6-09

obama-white-house-3d-glasses-in-theatre

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30 04 2009
JJ

I should’ve called this post “Mary Poppins Meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers”. . . 😉

30 04 2009
JJ

100 Days of Competence Versus Crazy:

The striking contrast between President Obama’s grace under pressure and the apoplectic insanity of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck or Michele Bachmann is the Republican Party’s greatest weakness. They’re missing the narrative for the sake of blind rage . . .

It’s no wonder considering how, over the last 30 years, the Republican Party has become dominated by bumper sticker marketing gimmicks and dress-up play acting in lieu of substance and reason.

. . .Marketing — in this case, using patriotism and platitudes to trick people into buying their crap on a stick — has long been the Republican strong suit, but lately it’s been reduced to the logical equivalent of speaking in tongues; typically coming off as disingenuous, self-contradictory, uninformed, unserious, accidentally sexual or desperate.

30 04 2009
JJ

Like this for instance?

Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, following Rush Limbaugh’s cue, suggested on Tuesday that President Obama was to blame for the swine flu crisis. She went even farther than the talk show host, implying that swine flu epidemics are a Democratic phenomenon that dates back to President Carter.

“. . .And I’m not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it’s an interesting coincidence.”

Unfortunately, Bachmann’s facts are a little off. As Glenn Thrush notes, Republican President Gerald Ford, not Carter, led the country during the last outbreak of the virus.

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