Friday, July 13, 2012

The National Human Resources Manager

Never doubt that your prexy, Mr. Barack Obama, is always thinking about how he can serve you. He knows that you -- the voter (unlike me) -- will exercise a critical and momentous choice this fall. You'll be able to choose between a cautiously-beige guardian of corporate interests and established war criminal, Mr. Barack Obama, and a cautiously-somewhat-Mormon guardian of corporate interests and aspiring war criminal, Mr. Mitt Romney. And, since this is the usual safely-scripted choice between Tweedledum and Tweedledee, he knows you'll need to scrape the muck deeply to find any distinguishing criterion by which to make this crucial "choice." So Mr. Barack Obama's here to talk qualifications:
Rose asked Mr. Obama, "Do you believe his presidency would be a disaster, because this is a man who's been a successful businessperson. Does that disqualify him or make him appropriately a candidate for a political office? How do you take the measure of his business experience?"

Mr. Obama said, "I do not think at all it disqualifies him. But I also think it's important if that's his main calling card, if his basic premise is that 'I'm Mr. Fix-It on the economy, because I made a lot of money.'"

Rose said, "But that's not what he's saying."

"Well, no, that is to - to some degree," Mr. Obama said. "What he says is he understands the economy and the private sector."

Rose said, "And they built businesses and they bought businesses and made them better."

"Well, they invested - they invested," said Mr. Obama said. "So that's his premise. I think it is entirely appropriate to look at that record and see whether, in fact, his focus was creating jobs and he successfully did that. And when you look at the record, there are questions there that have to be asked."

Mr. Obama suggested that the Romney campaign still has work to do in explaining what the presumptive GOP nominee's "theory is about how to grow the economy."

"This is the nature of running for president," added Mr. Obama.

Now, you know me -- I certainly have no dog in this staged, scripted, sham fight. Mittens or the O-bomber? I can't tell the difference anyway, because there isn't one. Still, there's something very comical about Our Glorious Current Leader, he of the truly microscopic resume, sniffing judiciously at pretty nearly anyone else's curriculum vitae. A good laugh is something we all need these days ... so thanks, Barack!


Mimi said...

I was even more interested in this ever-so-revealing quote from O. about his "worse mistake":
"...the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times."
So it wasns't slaughtering men, women, and children, it was not prettying up his narrative!
Words fail...

Jim Wetzel said...

Do you suppose, if our current media culture had been in place in early 1945, and someone asked der Fuhrer to name his "worst mistake," he'd say something like that? "I failed to provide an inspirational narrative to the Herrenvolk?"

Words do, indeed, fail.

Anonymous said...

You call the President "he of the truly microscopic resume." I must ask, in fairness, where is your overwhelming large resume to be passing judgment on someone who accomplished more in life, in a shorter time, overcoming the hurdles of poverty, anonymity, racism, and all the other hurdles you, as a white, perfunctory, automaton of corporate employment did not have to overcome? Just asking.

Jim Wetzel said...

Well, Nony, here's the thing. I wasn't comparing my resume to that of the Big Zero. I know that my experience at conducting a murder campaign from the skies, using the modern flying deathbots, is woefully inadequate, compared to the Peace Laureate's. My point was that he has no business sniffing at the Mittster's, since they're pretty much equivalent.

I will, however, compare mine with yours. Let's start with names -- at least I've got one!

Have a wonderful Saturday.