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Monday, November 10, 2008

Beyond a cult of personality

This isn't a bag on Obama, exactly, but more of a critique of his idiotic followers. It appears that that they want a holiday for their messiah:

Plans are being made to promote a national holiday for Barack Obama, who will become the nation’s 44th president when he takes the oath of office Jan. 20.

“Yes We Can” planning rallies will be at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the downtown McDonald’s restaurant, 1100 Kansas Ave., until Jan. 13. The goals are to secure a national holiday in Obama’s honor, to organize celebrations around his inauguration and to celebrate the 200th birthday of President Abraham Lincoln, who was born on Feb. 12 1809.

At 7:30 a.m. on Inauguration Day, Obama Cake will be served at the downtown McDonald’s, and a celebration is scheduled for 8 p.m. to midnight Jan. 20 at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, 420 S.E. 6th.

This is asinine. We have a day to honor the presidents. It's called President's Day. It used to be Washington's birthday, but in 1971 Lincoln's birthday (not a federal holiday) and Washington's birthday (a federal holiday) were combined. Since then, that day became the day that we honored the presidents of the present and the past.

And what do we do on President's Day? We honor the presidents, right? We remember Lincoln's actions to preserve the Union. We remember FDR's ardent prosecution of World War II. We recall that Teddy Roosevelt marked America on the map as a world power. We remember Thomas Jefferson for his contribution to the founding era of the nation with him penning the Declaration of Independence. What about John Adams, and his participation in maintaining the ties to France prior to our Independence? And we can never forget JFK for his opposition to Soviet expansionism and for challenging this nation to journey into outer space.

What's completely irritating about his followers is that Obama isn't even the president yet. So why should he get his own holiday? Can anyone tell me why? I'm betting it has a lot to do with the fact that his election is historic. He is the first black President of the United States, or he will be when he's inaugurated. But we think it's a tad pretentious to demand a holiday for a man who has accomplished NOTHING in his life, and certainly nothing, yet, as president.

We thought it was pretty arrogant of him to make up a federal office for what he is right now. Change.gov is the website for the "office of the president-elect." Um, there IS NO SUCH OFFICE in the United States government. But that doesn't stop Mr. Snooty-Hope-and-Change from making the office up. Sort of reminds us of the line from Indiana Jones in "Raiders of the Lost Ark:"

Indiana: Meet me at Omar's. Be ready for me. I'm going after that truck.
Sallah: How?
Indiana: I don't know, I'm making this up as I go.

That's Obama, folks. He's making this garbage up as he goes along.

Publius II

2 Comments:

Anonymous Mike said...

Citing a small group of people meeting in a Topeka Kansas McDonald's as representative of some kind of "national movement" for a holiday?

Man, you are really reaching.

One more thing. Obama has an office. And he is the President-Elect. Therefore, said office would be the Office Of The President-Elect. Tell me where there has been any implication that there is an official, government created "Office Of The President-Elect" with any real governing powers. And, by the way, here are a couple of references (Here and Here), both related to people who served in the Office Of The President Elect......For George H.W. Bush. Hmmmm....guess Bush #1 was arrogant, too.

November 10, 2008 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger knowitall said...

He says whatever comes to mind, and he'll agree with whatever the elitist illuminati have to say. A cult, yeah, that was a good name for them.

November 17, 2008 at 6:19 PM  

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