Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Because I'm good enough, I'm...

The more I think about the presidential race, the more I think we should elect Tony Robbins. Or Richard Simmons.

I mean, everybody seems to feel so good around those guys. They're just so positive. And isn't that all we're looking for?


DAve said...

They also have a great track record of changing people. And change, even if qualified in the most generalized terms, is still TEH AWESOME!!1!

Stanicek said...

Man, you guys are two crotchedy old men arentchya? I would hate to have a President that actually inspired his citizens...actually motivated people to take stock in their country and make it a better's SO much better to have someone that 50% of the country hates worse than cottage cheese and the other 50% defend only because he's "their guy".

And anyone that says Obama "only says change but doesn't have any real policy suggestions" has either 1) not paid attention to his campaign outside of forwarded emails and Fox News sound bites and/or 2) not taken the time to look at his website where they could find page after page of proposed policy on every topic imagineable.

That's all - I'm off to feel good about our country again for the first time in over a decade.

Dennis said...

Josh, I agree with you. I say we elect Tom Brady. He's young, good looking, somewhat articulate. Afterall, to most people that's all their looking for in a President. Obama's a bitch. Not quite as much of a bitch as Hillary, but a bitch nonetheless. I'm not saying the republicans are offering up much of anything but, c'mon, socialized healthcare, higher taxes, etc. I can't wait till the nominees are decided and the mud really begins to fly. btw, how come no one has talked about how Obama admitted to hating white people in his first book? Oh, happy birthday, Josh.

DAve said...

I really feel for the Obamas and how tough they've had it. I wanna give Michelle Obama a big ol' hug and tell her everything will be OK.

From the NYT:

We don't need a world full of corporate attorneys and hedge-fund managers," she told a crowd in a Baptist church in Cheraw, S.C., last month. "But see, that's the only way you can pay back your educational debt!

"The life that I am talking about that most people are living has gotten progressively worse since I was a little girl. And this is through Republican and Democratic administrations. It doesn't matter who was in the White House. . . . So if you want to pretend there was some point over the last couple of decades when your lives were easy, I wanna meet you!"

Her rhetoric is jarring given that the Obamas themselves are a stunning embodiment of the American dream. Michelle Obama and her brother, Craig Robinson, the men's basketball coach at Brown University, attended Princeton University. Barack and Michelle Obama both earned law degrees from Harvard, another of the nation's most prestigious schools, and are facing the possibility of raising their two daughters in the White House.

The couple's combined salaries were more than $430,000 in 2006, according to their tax return. In addition, Barack Obama earned $551,000 in book royalties. The family lives in a $1.6-million home in Chicago.

If only their lives had been easier! Woe! Woe!

And Stanicek, I can't speak for everyone, but I don't think neither Josh nor I have ever fallen into either of the 50% groups of which you speak. The Bush presidency has been shitty. And no doubt Obama will change this country. To a different kind of shitty.

DAve said...

I'd also like to mention that I fully support any candidate's position of withdrawal from Iraq.

But I read Obama's "Blueprint For Change", and frankly, he should have just gone ahead and promised every American a solid-gold house and a rocket car on top of everything else, because there is no way the American economy can support his proposals.

Doug said...

He's not promising those things?!? F%$# him, I'm switching my support to Hillary.