Thursday, April 12, 2012

Joining Forces…with Ronald Reagan? Did I miss something?

Back to the TeeVee screens last night:

mo and little colbertLady M appears with that little Colbert man last night

As part of the official first year anniversary of the “Joining Forces” campaign, Lady M appeared on the Colbert Report to hype Big Guy’s reelection. Not officially of course, butt since the subject did come up, she did go on record to “back her man.”

Screenshot Studio capture #484


“I am endorsing Barack Obama. I think he’ll be a phenomenal president. I think he’s done a wonderful job so far. He’s my man.”

And then she and the little host discussed the fact that Lady M is actually more popular than the phenomenal president:

“Do you ever lord over the President the fact that you’re more popular?” The talk show host questioned.”

incomingIt’s ok Buh-rock, we’ll have Gallup do a new poll next week.

For the record, the official answer to that question is “no.”

backshot moLet’s hear it! Who’s Number1?!!

And seriously, it’s way too early to begin talking about Lady M’s running for President, Big Guy’s still got 8 more years, at least. Besides, when it’s time we’re thinking of going the South American route and just appointing MO to the position ahead of a Chicago-style election. It makes for a much smoother transition.

Viva El Presidente!



Then Mr. Colbert returned to the alleged reason for Lady M’s appearance: supporting military families:

“When I was campaigning (as opposed to NOT campaigning i.e. vacationing - although more and more they tend to overlap) I got to meet all these military families, and I was awed by their sacrifice...It’s hard to be a whiner around a veteran.”

mo gets her whine onAlthough, clearly, not impossible.

Anyway, a quick recap of the appearance:  Big Guy is Lady M’s man, so far. And she thinks he’ll make a phenomenal president. Next time.

Anyway, before flying off to do the Colbert show we grabbed an umbrella to weather the early spring dampness and marked the first year anniversary of pandering to Joining Forces on the South Lawn.

mo joining forces

unfortunately it was a patio umbrella,


and we chose to wear it, rather than simply have someone hold it. Understandable, given previous umbrella incidents and accidents.

mo tail between her legsAre you sure that’s the best way to use a piece of military equipment?

obama-umbrellaAre you sure that’s the best way to provide umbrellacare coverage?

Later MO and Jilly were in Pennsylvania to take credit for nursing organizations that have pledged to train nurses to treat soldiers with PTSD.

mo jill joining nurses forces Lady M, sans plum umbrella, and Dr. Jilly in PA.

And yes, I know that Lady M’s appearance on The Biggest Loser, Part II aired last night. Butt since nobody watched it, I thought I could wait until tomorrow to report on that.

Especially since there was this far more important breaking news yesterday: “Ronald Reagan endorses Big Guy’s “#BuffetRule!”

Of course when all was said and done it turns out that the clips that Big Guy based this amazing claim on were, indeed, taken out of context by ThinkProgress. That’s almost as stunning as GSA approving $900k conferences in Vegas, baby.

Here’s an actual analysis of Ronnie’s “Reagan Rule:” 

If you translate Obama’s words, what he’s really saying is that he wants people to keep less of their hard-earned money so that additional money will be available for him to spend on welfare state programs and more Solyndras.

Obama’s failure to acknowledge this distinction was hammered home in the same speech, when he suggested renaming the Buffett Rule the “Reagan Rule.” His remarks followed up on a video clip posted by the liberal group ThinkProgress in which Reagan, in a 1985 speech on the tax code, told a story about an executive paying a lower tax rate than his secretary.

Yet Reagan told the story as part of a larger pitch for tax reform. Unlike Obama, Reagan was interested in targeting loopholes so that he could lower rates, to allow people to keep more of their own money.

“Lower, flatter tax rates will give Americans more confidence in the future,” Reagan said in the speech referenced by Obama. “It’ll mean if you work overtime or get a raise or a promotion or if you have a small business and are able to turn a profit, more of that extra income will end up where it belongs — in your wallets, not in Uncle Sam’s pockets.”

And the prize for “That wild-eyed, socialist, tax-hiking class warrior” goes to… may I have the envelope please?


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