You know you’ve had a bad week as president when PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) gets on your case for killing a fly during an interview with CNBC on Tuesday.
Thing about it was Obama got it on his first try, after the insect landed on his hand.
Impressive. Had it been hapless George W. Bush, he certainly would’ve missed and then start chasing it around the White House until it flew up his nose.
PETA sent Obama Obama something called a Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catcher — which lets the capturer to trap a house fly and then release it outside.
This of course would alienate a generation of kids who like to capture flies and pull their wings off and eventually grow up to become Dick Cheney.
PETA’s stance on this is reminiscent of a line from Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall” when, after Allen’s character kills a spider (“the size of a Buick”) for Diane Keaton she appears upset, to which he responds “What did you want me to do, capture and rehabilitate it?”
Some Republicans are probably going to accuse Obama of Insecticide and demand an apology to people who are going to have picnics on the Fourth of July and miss having the pesky insects divebombing into their potato salad.
You can almost hear Jabba the Butt Limbaugh now: “This coward of a so-called president, swats an insect to show how tough he is. Maybe he should’ve tried to talk to it first. Say what you will about me, fellow listeners, but I wouldn’t harm a fly.”
Ya, just like Norman Bates at the end of Hitchcock’s “Psycho.”
This would not be a big deal if it wasn’t for the fact that it’s happening now — during Obama’s worst week as president.
Even the liberal news media is about to announce that the honeymoon period is over.
Headline: Honeymoon swoon ends in June.
Comedian Bill Maher jump-started the bandwagon last Friday on his HBO show. Maher hammered home his one point on a few news shows this week: Obama should been more like W., who was able to push his agenda through — however disasterous his ideas.
Of course, Bush had spineless Democrats following the bread crumbs along the path of mass destraction because they didn’t want to be seen as cowardly or anti-American.
Obama has a Democratic House and Senate. This time they’re afraid to take the lead on anything because they’re so used to following so they can’t be blamed if something doesn’t work.
You can sense it in the airwaves — cable news is turning on Obama.
Fox News is gloating, bragging that it only took them less than 24-hours after Obama was inaugurated to start the “Countdown to We Hope He Fails” reports.
CNN devoted time to a segment called “Obama: Overexposed? Underachieving?”
You have to ask?
Of course he’s over-exposed — he’s president. What, do you rather see more of Angelina Jolie than Obama — OK, bad example.
Maher whined that Obama doesn’t have to be on TV everyday (some might still feel Maher shouldn’t be on at all.)
Devoted readers of this blog (and you know who you are — all two or three of you) read it here first months ago: Obama was referred to as President Omnipresent. A more recent blog was called Celebrity-in-Chief.
The media is complaining that he’s over-exposed and they keep covering everything he does.
But like everything else with the media, they like to bring down what they believe they and they alone created in the first place.
The liberal newscaster are in a tizzy with Obama because he’s not doing enough for gay rights, as far as marriage, benefits and the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
Conservatives are assaulting him because, well, he exists.
John McCain criticizes the man who defeated him for not coming out and damning the bad guys in Iran.
If McCain had won instead of Obama, we probably would be at war with Iran right now. He proved how impulsive he was during the campaign.
And if that fly would’ve landed on him, he would’ve called in a SWAT team (ba-oom-boom!)
As to CNN’s other question: Obama underachieving? Maybe trying too hard to get a lot of things accomplished is more like it.
The Man can multi-task.
We just said bye-bye this year to the Underachiever-in-Chief?
Whose entire doctrine to the world was equivalent to the proverbial fly in the ointment.