Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Taking Obamacare Off the Menu

Uh oh! People are actually whispering this around town: “What did President Obama know and when did he know it?” I guess we’ll find out around noon.

As if that’s not bad enough, now it appears that the Obamacare support (as first reported right here) that Lady M horse traded negotiated with Darden Restaurants – owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster - is coming unraveled as well. Apparently their waivers are going to expire because they didn’t cut enough fat, salt, sugar and taste out of their recipes to warrant an extension. Now they don’t think they can afford employee healthcare for everyone. (Gosh! Who could’ve seen that coming!?)

michelle-lobster-bibIt’s not because no one can afford lobster anymore; it’s just that they don’t taste good without butter!

Butt honestly, there were signs almost immediately that Dardon’s deal with the devil Lady M’s food police was going to be trouble. (See “Pardon Me Waiter There’s a Fly in My Soup!”)

Butt we’ll  have to deal with that issue tomorrow. Today we’ve got a presidential election to win, so let’s get back on the campaign trail with Lady M. Yesterday she defended Big Bird, which seems to be our central campaign message this week,


For the event we wore a recycled paisley/dot wrap dress, last seen at a 2011 National Medal of Arts and Humanities ceremony:

mo leesburg 5mo mixed print medal of arts and humanities

We ditched the brown suede boots though. Too casual for a serious campaign.

Butt uh oh! That pesky little-eye is back! Better cut back on some of our morning meds.

mo leesburg2

The new polls showing a little bump for Team Romney are unexpectedly robust, butt bear in mind they are not officially sanctioned. And we have already established that Romney lies about everything, so he’s probably lying about this too.

axelrodLiar, liar, liar, liar!

Butt let’s get back to the campaign, shall we? Remember when somebody said:

“If you don't have a record to run on,


then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from.

war on women94355820-romney-ryan war on women

“You make a big election about small things.”

big bird o

Sheesh! Team-WON is not making this WON easy for us.

It might be helpful if I point out to Axe-man and the others that, as I first reported last year, it’s important to keep in mind that for every action there is a reaction:

So what have we learned today, boys and girls?

  1. Everyone has the right to sell their soul
  2. The value may not be what you think it is
  3. Past performance is no guarantee of future results
  4. All results are final


Or, as analyst Rachel Rothman so succinctly noted: “When concepts lose their resonance with customers it doesn’t come back quickly.”

Of course, she was talking about the Darden restaurants at the time, butt still…Pee-Uuu! This stinks.


Then again, polls aren’t always indicative of future results either:

calvin-dad-poll_thumb2_thumb_thumbcompliments of Bill Watterson and Universal Press Syndicate

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