I confess, I enjoy Jon Stewart more when he’s creaming Democrats. And I admire the talent, too: unlike Gary Trudeau of Doonesbury fame, Stewart can lampoon without embedding crypto-compliments (see today’s “He can’t empathize because he’s always thinking” strip.)
Wait- I thought BO had retired the “drove the car into the ditch” metaphor after 6,000 times at bat. I guess I was wrong. But, since I’m on the subject, let’s talk about metaphors. Let’s say the economy is the car and that the Republicans drove it into the ditch. And Obama and the Democrats have been trying to get that car out of the muddy, sticky, dirty, swampy, ditch, and they’ve been grunting, pulling, tugging, shoving, pushing– to no avail, but it certainly explains the moniker “BO.” When the Republicans get done with their Slurpees and ask for the keys back, and the car is still in the ditch- that vast, quicksand-y fire swamp of despond– why the hell wouldn’t you give the keys back and say, “Good luck with that. I’m calling a cab?”
I’ll tell you why. Because the car, where it is, has been viewed as a valuable just where it sits in the muck by the Democrats. Obama hasn’t been trying to push it out, he’s set up a chop shop right there in the ditch and has been parceling out the good parts to his pals, while all the folks IN THE CAR who thought they were electing AAA to get them the hell out of the ditch are sitting in the car and voting- and a whole lot of them are not voting for either the guys who ran them into the ditch OR the goombas who are prying the hubcaps off. Until election time, though, the passengers have been captive, with the goombas coming by periodically to extort money to “jumpstart” the
economy car. That’ll be $Trillion, please.
Speaking of running things into a ditch, I think we should pitch in and send BO one of these. Just tell him it’s a Telepromter on wheels, point it at the M Street bridge and let ‘er rip.