Obama’s Second-Term Theme: Enough is Enough

By Cole

If you were disappointed by President Obama’s first term, you had to love his second inaugural speech, where he focused on fixing what ails THIS country. He made scant mention of foreign policy or matters most dear to Republicans — namely, screwing anyone who isn’t rich and white.

Michelle was kind enough to toss Boehner & Co. a symbolic bone by dressing both the kids in purple.

After the ceremony, John McCain whined, “I would have liked to see some outreach.”

Yeah, for what? So you could spit on Obama’s extended hand and turn your back on him again?

Now that he has no more elections to win, Obama seems fresh out of cheeks to turn with Republicans. They seem to get the message.

Or perhaps a few Republicans heard about the recent Public Policy Polling survey where people ranked the 112th Congress below head lice, cockroaches, and colonoscopies, among other odious things.

Or maybe they got embarrassed watching themselves trying to rip Hillary Clinton a new one over the September attack on the Libyan Embassy. Beating Hillary over the head with the corpses of 4 murdered Americans for political show was exactly what we’ve come to expect of them. It was predictably pointless and disgusting and had Hillary exasperated.

Obama’s new calls for gun control, immigration reform, and gay rights have got the Republicans scurrying for cover, and led their standard-bearers, like vice presidential loser, Paul “Lyin’” Ryan, to tell his cronies they’d better start “picking their fights.”

In so many words, they’re admitting they’ve been hell-bent on sinking Obama just for spite, no matter what a mess they made of the country.

Isn’t that called treason?

This week, they’re allowing progress on immigration, and are letting women go in to combat.

Even the Boy Scouts are pulling their heads out of their asses to consider co-existence with gays (which they’ve probably been doing all along, just refusing to acknowledge).

Mitt Romney’s 3-million vote defeat proved that backward, conservative thinking is not the country’s preference. We hope Obama and Biden continue to drag Republicans into the 21st century.

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6 Responses to Obama’s Second-Term Theme: Enough is Enough

  1. Zappa's Mom says:

    Forgive my ignorance,but do we still have a Draft? Does this mean that 18 yr old girls would be required to apply if we do/did? Can you imagine?

  2. catsworking says:

    ZM, there is no draft anymore. The military is all volunteer (or coersion, if a dumb kid falls into the clutches of zealous recruiters).

    Personally, I don’t think reinstating the draft is a totally bad idea. Lots of kids grow up drifty because their parents couldn’t be bothered to discipline them, so knowing a military stint is coming right after high school to whip them into shape might be just what they need. They could only get out of it by enrolling in college or showing proof they have a decent job and are self-supporting (as opposed to living in their parents’ basement rent-free, unemployed, playing video games).

    But that’s a whole other kettle of fish. How did we get off on that tangent?

  3. annie pelfrey says:

    agree with your “tangent”!

  4. catsworking says:

    Annie, as long as we’re not going around starting wars (and we pull out of the the pointless one we’re prolonging now in Afghanistan), training young people for a few years to defend the country here at home could turn them around in a big way. They could replace their clueless narcissism with some healthy self-respect and faith in their abilities. AND make the NRA’s position that everybody needs a gun moot because the country would have a large, well-trained militia at the ready, instead of relying on random Yosemite Sams who keep arsenals under the bed.

    Read just this morning that Walmart is limiting sales of bullets to 3 boxes per person per day. It’s a step in the right direction. Now they just need to make each box of bullets cost $500. That should be enough to squelch demand with typical Walmart shoppers.

  5. annie pelfrey says:

    as an old fogey at 57- i wouldn’t trade my era of growing up ,especially for these times.
    remember when we saved up money to buy a “fancy” compact stereo?
    kids today {which is now thru the 20s} have to get EVERYTHING now-

  6. catsworking says:

    Annie, Karen was just talking today about how it used to be a treat to see the movie The Wizard of Oz once a year when it came on TV for a special showing (although she always preferred Peter Pan with Mary Martin, which was also an annual special.

    Now everybody’s got streaming video so they can watch anything, any time, and nothing special anymore. Sure, Disney creates a faux sense of scarcity by claiming their movies are only available for a limited time, but once somebody’s got one, the world’s got it these days.

    Now that the extraordinary has become ordinary, NOTHING is special. Even killing. Whenever a madman mows down a bunch of people, we just shrug and say, “Oh, well, that’s how things are now.” And the many, many daily shootings of only one person at a time are barely a blip on the radar.

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