Obama Receives Nobel Prize in Literature Citing Hemingway as an Inspiration

USA Today had a howler today where Obama’s efforts with Health Care Reform were likened to the effort of Santiago to bring home his prized marlina in “The Old Man and The Sea.” The article quoted from the new David Corn book.  A book with a catchy catchy title: “Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party.

The frustrations of the presidency once had Barack Obama reach for a literary metaphor.

“At times he couldn’t help feeling, as he told one associate, a kinship with the protagonist in Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea,” writes David Corn in his new book on the presidency.

“He had, against tremendous odds, caught a big fish, but on the long voyage back to shore, his prized catch had been picked to pieces by sharks,” Corn writes.

LINK:

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2012/03/obama-sometimes-i-feel-like-the-old-man-and-the-sea/1?csp=34news#.T2c0S9X5Y4Q

Random House publishing is leaking the title of Obama’s follow up literary effort:  “The Birth Certificates of Kilimanjaro”

Target Rich Literature:  maybe “The Unemployment Also Rises” or “For Whom the SuperPac Tolls” or “A Farewell to Jobs”

We Elected the Leader of the FREE World…

… and we got a junior Senator from the state of Illinois instead.

Barack Obama Bows to Bibi Netanyahu…

Signaling a fresh re-start to US-Israeli relations, Bibi Netanyahu took the courageous step today of (a) denying the Holocaust, (b) blocking Google in Israel and (c) jailing hardline Zionist settlers in east Jerusalem.

Barack Obama did his part to return the favor by bowing to Bibi via a Skype conference call and reaffirming Israel as a key US ally in the region along side Iran and Syria.

Press Secretary Booby Gibbsy said, “These constructive actions by Prime Minister Netanyahu will go along way to normalizing US relations with Israel and they also mark a solid step forward in the Middle East peace process.”

NJ TeaParty Prays For Obama’s Death…

… well, not really.

It was actually the Bergen County Education Association that prayed for the death of Governor Chris Christie. But it’s a joke doncha know!

Here’s the prayer as reported in the Bergen County Record:

“Dear Lord this year you have taken away my favorite actor, Patrick Swayze, my favorite actress, Farrah Fawcett, my favorite singer, Michael Jackson, and my favorite salesman, Billy Mays. I just wanted to let you know that Chris Christie is my favorite governor.”

Those silly teachers in Bergen county sure know how to pull a leg!

I’m guessing one of those highly qualified AP English teachers who knows a thing or two about Jonathan Swift and Mark Twain penned the prayer. It takes someone smart to ink quality satire like that.

So let’s have a TRUE Teachable Moment: substitute Barack Obama for Chris Christie and then pretend the author was the New Jersey TeaParty instead of Bergen County Education Association.

Now imagine the howls of outrage… Too bad David Shuster is getting the boot from MSNBC because he would’ve run with this story.

Here’s the short link to full article: http://bit.ly/bvZvlh

(hat tip to my #tems pal @cubachi for the heads up on this one)

#HCRSummit Obama Nursery Rhyme

The tall, good looking, wear a nice suit, run a nice roundtable meeting guy had a moment or two where he looked very petulant today. Not all Presidential even though he was clearly in charge. Fascinating.

Barry Barry quite contrary
Can you make HealthCare grow?
With shifting goals
And shrinking polls
And pretty BlueDawgs all in a row.

BHO Bears Full Burden of Kennedy Legacy Now

Like the tall, thin, good looking, nice suit, give a good speech guy did not have enough on his plate already.

The upcoming retirement of Patrick Kennedy in Rhode Island leaves BHO as the last remaining Kennedy in elected office.

Who’da thunk?  Demon Sheep of Hyannisport are to blame.  More likely it’s the likely prospect of Patrick getting punked by his contstituents in November.  Kennedy’s 56% negatives spell D-O-O-M.

Post Mortem: Buddy Cianci is a shoe-in for Kennedy’s open seat. No one beats the Garlic Mountain — and lives to talk about it.

My Baloney Has a Second Name…

… it’s O-B-A-M-A.  Because Barack Obama has a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A…