Thursday, May 14, 2009

100 Days

I can’t take credit for writing this, but I felt inclined to post it.  :-)

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Presidential comparison quiz

If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given Tony Blair a set of inexpensive and useless (to Tony Blair’s UK video formatting) DVDs, when Tony Blair had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, would you have approved? (Remember the bad press Bush got when he and the King of Saudi Arabia “held hands” as they walked together?)

If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the non-existent “Austrian language”, would you have brushed it off as a minor slip? (Anyone remember the bad press Dan Quayle – another Republican - got when he reportedly wished he had studied Latin before going to Latin America? Forget the fact that he never said it – the press ran with the story…)

If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current on their income taxes, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had proposed, deliberately and with full knowledge, to double the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within the next 10 years, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had campaigned on a promised to cut out all earmarks, and then signed a spending bill, above and beyond his budget, containing more than 9287 “earmarks” and pork projects totaling nearly $13 billion, would you have approved?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive?

Can’t think of anything? Don’t worry. He’s done all this in 10 weeks -- so you’ll have three years and nine-and-a-half months to come up with an answer.

2 comments:

Josh and Jena said...

That was pretty stinkin' funny. I have to be careful of who I talk to about Obama in Portland because to 99% of the people there he can do no wrong.

Josh's e-mail is jrohat1@gmail.com. Hopefully he can lend a hand. Thanks for the comment.

Darin said...

Thanks! And you're right...unfortunately, OR is a very blue state. I'm attending a Lutheran University and there still aren't many conservatives. I just emailed Josh; thank you.