Saturday, January 29, 2011

Obama’s Lincoln Moment: Crisis on De-Nile.

The Middle East is imploding, and Big Guy’s talking about why we shouldn’t be eating tater tots?

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Of course, he did address the situation in Egypt last night, after the customary 72 hours of silence. He selected the State Dining Room so we could position the podium directly in front of Abraham Lincoln’s portrait in order to milk the rich symbolism of the civil rights and civil war president. Is our PR team worth their weight in gold, or what?

It’s a touchy situation since our friend and ally, Mubarak, is keeping the Muslim Brotherhood from stepping into the vacuum that his downfall would create. We’re a little afraid that their dictator could be even worse than our dictator. You know, like that whole unfortunate Jimmy Carter/Shah of Iran/Ayatollah situation back in the day? - that we’re still living with?

Even the most politically correct amongst Big Guy’s Big White team will concede that the Muslim Brotherhood is part of that “small percentage” of Muslims that we refer to as “Islamic extremists.” They’re the ones who like to shout “Death to America!” Not our friends.

bo and abe2“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.” -Abraham Lincoln

So, it’s complicated. Butt I’m sure we’re up to the task.

obama_sneer "If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?"
— Abraham Lincoln

Meanwhile, Lady M announced she will be campaigning for Big Guy in 2012! Really?!!

As if we ever stopped.

Sestak philly I will prepare and some day my chance will come.” - Abraham Lincoln

"Whenever it's time to campaign and they tap me on the shoulder, I'll be right there," the first lady continued. "But until then, we've got some great initiatives," she said. "And I'm rolling up my sleeves to get that work done, and we'll cross that other bridge when we get there."

Heh, heh. Isn’t it great the way our supportive press handles these things for us? And they’re also reporting Lady M’s salute to military families as her Eleanor Roosevelt initiative. Truthfully, our public opinion polls have been showing “support for military families”  as the highest ranking, bipartisan issue since well before we were the Wons.  We’re just continuing to use it for its best purpose: to woo more votes.

on the campaign trail:2008 michelle-military-families “Public opinion in this country is everything.” - Abraham Lincoln

That’s why we we’ve spent so much time these past two years visiting the troops, and acting empathetic when we talk about the needs of military families.

On Monday, President Obama announced new initiatives to help support military families across the federal government and declared that they are now “upping their game” in support. Mrs. Obama said that there are a lot of simple things that people can do to help – if you’re an accountant, helping a military family prepare their taxes for example, she said.

Or better yet, maybe we could lower their taxes.

“A lot of these women can use a girl’s night out, a manicure, a pedicure, a break,” she said, “There are things we can do as a nation big and small.”

And you can count on us to take care of the small ones.

That’s why we appeared on Oprah’s show, to show America how much we care. For the occasion, we chose a fuchsia Speedo, a new Sputnik moment, space age containment system and a new necklace:

Winfrey Michelle Obama“Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.” - Abraham Lincoln

This, of course is a look we’ve sported before, and are quite comfortable with.

mo in charge  “How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.” - Abraham Lincoln

These are trying times. We must all remain strong.

generator  "I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all. "
— Abraham Lincoln


obama new yorker cover 150708 "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."   Abraham Lincoln

And then some of us, who are just here to reflect, can never be fooled.