Obama-related satire

Thanks to Bruce and tODD for reminding me of The Onion and for alerting me to these satirical takes on our sainted president-elect:

Obama Win Causes Obsessive Supporters To Realize How Empty Their Lives Are

Then there is this, headlined Black Man Given America’s Worst Job:

African-American man Barack Obama, 47, was given the least-desirable job in the entire country Tuesday when he was elected president of the United States of America. In his new high-stress, low-reward position, Obama will be charged with such tasks as completely overhauling the nation’s broken-down economy, repairing the crumbling infrastructure, and generally having to please more than 300 million Americans and cater to their every whim on a daily basis. As part of his duties, the black man will have to spend four to eight years cleaning up the messes other people left behind. The job comes with such intense scrutiny and so certain a guarantee of failure that only one other person even bothered applying for it. Said scholar and activist Mark L. Denton, “It just goes to show you that, in this country, a black man still can’t catch a break.”

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

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  • http://www.brandywinebooks.net Lars Walker

    I kind of doubt a lot of “intense scrutiny” will be directed at the next president by the news media, at least for some time.

  • Arfies

    Perhaps you’re correct, Lars, but sooner or later there will come a reckoning, precisely because Obama has inspired such great hope in so many. No matter how well and brilliantly the new President performs, he will be criticized by those who expected even more; and every failure, every mistake, will reap a harvest of excoriation. Truly, the President’s job is thankless.

  • richard

    Lars is right–there will not be intense scrutiny for some time now. I see that the Daily Telegraph is now reporting that Sarah Palin’s criticisms of Obama resulted in extra Secret Service protection of him. He will be made out to be a victim.

  • Carl Vehse

    In commenting on a Powerlineblog statement, “…let’s not fall into the trap of believing everything we hear about Barack Obama and his associates, no matter how patently absurd, just because we disagree with their policies”, D. Eisenhower made the following semantical comment:

    “If you can believe that Obama will be President and Biden Vice-President, how could anything be “patently absurd”?”

  • Susan aka organshoes

    Who’s still reading newspapers or watching the nightly network news?
    Who’s still depending on the press for information, investigations and faithful reporting?
    And who expects 52% of voters to desire any harsher light on the new president that was shed on the candidate?
    Full disclosure: Not me. But I fear that more Americans than not have come to believe that the honeymoon is the real thing, and that it should never have to end.
    It’s not Obama who can’t withstand the scrutiny, or the press who won’t deliver it, so much as Americans who just won’t stand for it.

  • Anon

    When the time comes when the people will desire scrutiny, scrutiny will no longer be permitted.

  • rlewer

    Watch out for the “fairness” doctrine. Notice how the liberals warp the language? It could be passed by the present congress.

  • Carl Vehse

    In addition to thinking there are 57 states and that he now occupies the “Office of the President-Elect,” now 0bamessiah’s co-chair of his transition team informs a MSM clymer that “given the daunting challenges that we face, it’s important that president elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one.”

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  • Anon

    Considering that police arrested a man for wearing a McCain-Palin shirt on the evening of the 4th near where Obamians were reveling, the charge of maiestas may be making a comeback, which would destroy humor relating to The One.

  • Anon

    Looks like the “educators” are already enforcing maiestas:

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2130303/posts

    Of course, we all remember teachers encouraged to wear -pro-Obama shirts and buttons, and that teacher who harassed that 5th grader because her parents dared to vote for McCain

  • http://www.toddstadler.com/ tODD

    Anon (@12), do try and research the allegations you post here. As I have noted before, they don’t always stand up upon examination.

    As this article points out, the teacher wasn’t merely accused of making “negative comments … about President-elect Barack Obama.”

    According to a mother of one of the students involved:

    “[The teacher's aide] was yelling that Barack Obama was going to be shot and killed. That her beliefs were wrong and that her kids were going to have a messed up society, live in a messed society, since he was elected. And that he was going to be shot and killed,” Gilligan said.

    Gilligan said her daughter, who is one of the few minorities at the school, was happy and excited, talking with lunchroom friends about Obama’s victory the night before. She said that’s when an irate teacher’s aide verbally attacked the eleventh grader. And she says he did it again the next day.

    “He started laughing and went over to another student, in front of another teacher, and said that ‘Oh, guess what they’re going to change the flag to? The KFC flag. And they’re going to change our national anthem to ‘Moving On Up.” And he said some things that were personally attacking her,” Gilligan said.

    Now, I’m almost certain that you will dismiss or ignore the article I’ve linked to, because it comes from the “mainstream media”. If so, then explain why you believe the article you linked to, as it was also taken directly from the mainstream media.

  • Anon

    Your report, should it be true, obviously puts things in a different light. I wonder what the accused says that she said?

  • Anon

    Checking out Leno and competitors this evening I see that they are still focusing on mocking McCain and Palin.


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