Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lord Falderal Ruins Another Wonderful Institution

Worst President Ever

I look forward to the White House Correspondent’s dinner coverage every year with anticipation and glee no matter who is President. It’s the one time during the year I can honestly say I’m capable of tossing aside my political vehemence and just enjoy a little fun. Actually, that is what the whole deal is supposed to be about. Historically, it’s been a kind of Presidential roast with even the President being involved in self-deprecating humor about himself and his job performance since the prior year’s dinner. It’s a time for making fun of poor poll numbers, accentuating verbal flubs, ragging on the VP and other top advisors and taking some shots at reporters. It’s not a campaign stop, never has been and never should be.

I have been following the WHC since the Reagan years and can’t think of a time I didn’t enjoy the President’s portion where typically they lambaste themselves fairly well. Reagan was the master of that dinner year after year. Even Clinton’s WCH participation never disappointed during his tenure in office. Almost nothing was as much fun as W’s 2006 speech though. That one is classic! Check it out here:

Well, I guess my feelings this year show how truly disgusted I am with this non-President as the arrogant douche bag did what he does so well – be arrogant.

Instead of going along with history and making himself his own target, Falderal instead chose to go after those he has been too weak to speak out against in real time. He used this lighthearted event to take some pointed and sometimes very un-funny shots at his adversaries. I know the comments I’m going to get on this: sour grapes because of the whole Republican thing. But, if you really sit and think about it and what the event is all about you’ll start to understand why this President sucks so bad on a larger scale. In essence – he has no clue whether navigating through international crises, domestic disasters or realizing he is being thrown an opportunity to atone for his foibles.

What he and his advisors did was take this opportunity to hit back at detractors and wrongly thought it would score some points with the public. It’s a mistake that could cost him dearly. While it may have endeared him to a sympathetic media who has been dying to hear some retaliation towards Donald Trump et al; it makes him look all the more wimpy and opportunistic to the voters by taking an event where he could have poked fun at himself and appear humble, but instead made it a campaign speech. The voters are not stupid (except the ones who may vote for him again) and would not have taken some well-placed jokes at his own expense as admission of a job poorly done. What it would have done is shown he is capable of self-realization and could make fun of his legion of mistakes and perhaps move on. That kind of thing can go a long way in repairing the damage he has done with his disillusioned base.

This was not the time to start campaigning. This was a time to have a little fun and show some mettle. The Trump stuff was funny, let’s face it, and I think it should have stayed. But, going after Bachman and Pawlenty just showed he was using this as a platform for revenge; a revenge he doesn’t have the balls to initiate in a regular news cycle or in an appropriate forum. I mean, he’s on TV all the time, why not take his time with Oprah to cry about his possible opponents, why screw up what is a revered traditional event loved by people from every political persuasion imaginable. And all he did was piss off Trump even more. Falderal better hope there isn’t anything in his skeleton collection Trump can get a grip on.

The Lion King video was absurd. If ever there was evidence of my aforementioned assertion that this was merely an extension of Falderal’s immense ego, the presentation of that video clip was it. Of course, it was a cartoon – that kind of makes sense.

I’ve never tried to hide the fact I can’t stand the guy, and now that he’s ruined yet another of our great institutions in this country, I really can’t wait to see this ponce tossed out on his ass and push Carter out of the coveted worst President in History title.