Outside the Asylum
Imagine a world in which President Barack Obama is actually competent and his cronies are honest and dedicated public servants, as opposed to wire-pulling cretins who think the public exists to serve them. Instead, what some Democrats still call an “Administration” more closely resembles a crime syndicate.
In the television business, they call it “jumping the shark.” The phrase was inspired by a rather infamous episode of “Happy Days.” In the years that followed, “jumping the shark” entered the lexicon as a phrase that identifies the subject as having passed the point of value on the path to self-parody. Even those few men who have inhabited the highest office in the land have leaped over the proverbial predator.
I’m often asked by conservative friends how I continue to laugh at the increasingly Orwellian sideshow presented by President Barack Obama and his accomplices. Most of them expect the old “laugh or you’ll cry” saw, which isn’t entirely inappropriate.
President Barack Obama and his Democratic accomplices have spun themselves sick trying to stay ahead of the scandal they created in Benghazi, Libya. The talking points proffered by the fringe leftists who have taken over the Federal government have swerved from the ridiculous to the insultingly stupid.
President Barack Obama’s supporters have shrugged off myriad scandals and lies. Either Americans can live with that, or we can’t. If the former is true, then we deserve no better than Obama. If the latter is true, the elections in 2014 and 2016 will likely be our last chance to do something about it.
Normally, someone who oversees the engineering of a program that leads directly to the murders of hundreds of people and then acts as if questions about the program are somehow unfair or even racist is either an absolute idiot or an outright sociopath. But “normally” and “President Barack Obama” seldom collide in the same sentence.
Richard Nixon is hardly lonely on the list of Presidents who lied. Lying wasn’t Nixon’s downfall; hubris was. Nixon forgot that the White House isn’t a palace, and Presidents are not kings. But he was neither the first nor the last to make that error. Witness the progress of the current Lord of the Oval Office.
Cartoonist Jack Ohman thinks the tragic fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, was caused by a lack of government bureaucracy. So he depicted Texas Governor Rick Perry, who has been enthusiastically recruiting businesses, as luring people to their doom in a fiery explosion.
If Stephen King, Dean Koontz and William Peter Blatty were locked in a room with a laptop, the collected works of Edgar Allen Poe and a truckload of Bogota, Colombia’s finest nose candy, I’m not sure they could come up with something quite as horrifying as a regular business day at the abortion clinic and house of horrors run by accused murderer Kermit Gosnell.
If the definition of insanity is indeed repeatedly doing the same thing while constantly expecting different results, then the islamofascist bombing of the Boston Marathon and the aftermath thereof offers lessons aplenty on the cycle of insanity in which our Nation now finds itself.