Wednesday, April 16, 2008

How does Obama like his coffee?

Obama likes his constituants like his coffee. Rural and bitter.

OK, so maybe that joke doesn't work. Let me try again. What's white and white and red all over? Bitter, rural, gun-clinging, hayseed folks in a blender.

No? Hmmm. How about this one... How many bitter, rural, Nascar watching Americans in fly-over country does it take to change a lightbulb? They have electricity out there?

I admit that these might work better if I inserted the laugh track used in the prior post. The point is, I'm just trying to be helpful in supplying Obama with some self-deprecating comebacks. That's what Hillary did after her Bosnian airport gaffe. She went on The Tonight Show and told Leno she was pinned down by sniper fire on the way to the show. A Letterman monologue later stated that Hillary had to have shrapnel removed from her pantsuit. Of course, the studio audience laughed at Hillary's lame-a$$ed joke. "Ha ha ha! I got caught in another blatant lie! Isn't that funny!," she seems to say. It's not funny, but since she took ownership of the lie, the "evil eye" moves along, searching for a new target.

The quote that started it all:
"...And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

So what has Obama's strategy been in trying to suppress the blogoshere firestorm created from what is being referred to as "Bittergate"? “If anybody denies that people are frustrated and angry and, yes, sometimes bitter, then they are out of touch,” Obama said yesterday. Wow. He still sounds pretty smug to me.

Here is how Obama SHOULD be handling this. The next reporter who asks Obama about his elitist and arrogant feelings toward middle, small-town America, he should answer by asking, "Why did the bitter, rural chicken cross the road? (pause for confused look to spread across reporter's face. Wait for it... Got it!) Because I was chasing him."

Admittedly not very funny on it's own merits, but that's not the point. It might deflect some of the heat he is getting and fool some people into thinking he is something more than a "clean and articulate" talking mannequin.

Or he could slam back a shot of Crown Royal and screach, "Yee haw!"
No, on second thought, forget that. Nobody could be THAT gullible.

1 comment:

Monkeydarts said...

I called on him to go "full camo" and engage in some outdoor sports since nothing he can say will help. Gotta go with pictures. But I saw that he opted yesterday for something more subtle--- a flag pin! http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0408/Return_of_the_pin.html