Has it been just 100 days?


Filed Under General on Apr 20 

On April 29th the clock will run out on Team Obama’s first 100 days in the White House. I’m sure the MSM will commemorate that day with a non-stop, wall-to-wall frat party extolling the virtues of the fact that Hope again fills the hearts and minds of Americans for no other reason than their guy sits in the Big Chair.

It will take a lot of whitewash to paint over The One’s lack of significant accomplishment during this arbitrary 100 day time-span. I’m fairly several events won’t make an appearance in this media feel-good fest.

No mention will be made of Obama’s plan on what to do with the terrorists currently housed at Guantanamo Bay after the prison is shut down. Where will they go exactly? Well, very good question that has yet to be answered. There is, of course, the option of releasing them into the general population of the United States complete with a welfare check. No, I’m not making this up. I wish I were.

While the MSM will no doubt trumpet Obama’s “successes” related to foreign policy, they won’t mention his lack of tact – let alone forethought – in dealing with America’s premier ally in Europe. It was almost as if UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown showed up unannounced at the White House door and Barack and Michelle had to send their two daughters rummaging through their DVD collection to find something to give Gordon on his way out the door. Never mind the fact the DVDs won’t play in London. It’s the thought that counts.

Then, of course, we have The One’s triumphant entry into London where evidently he again forgot to bring an appropriate gift along with him. No problem. Barry just confiscated an iPod from one of the 500 staffers in his entourage. Turned out it was packed with a “greatest hits” series of his speeches along with a smattering of show tunes. Unconfirmed reports had the Queen plugging in the headphones and immediately mumbling something along the lines of “yes we can”. Stay classy, Barry. Watch out for the RIAA too.

Then, of course there was the bow, which wasn’t a bow . Who are you going to believe? The One or your lying eyes?

Here’s my take on that issue. As an arrogant and proud American, I bow before no one on this Earth – royalty or otherwise. I figure my forbearers fought a few wars to avoid doing that themselves. The least I can do is honor their legacy by doing the same. Obama evidently never got this memo. Its probably in the protocol briefing he brushed off before boarding Air Force One.

What exactly did America get from Barry’s first overseas trip as POTUS? Not a blessed thing. No help in Afghanistan. No increased simulative spending. Guilt? Yeah, baby. We got plenty of that. Obama apologized for just about everything American. He started in Europe and he’s still going strong south of the border.

Early reports from the Summit of the Americas have Obama and Venezuela’s Hugo “I see the Devil” Chavez engaging in some sort of secret handshake and sitting through a 50 minute diatribe by Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega where he blamed the US for just about every calamity which has befallen Latin America over the past seven centuries. Ortega made sure to exclude Obama specifically from some of the blame, for which Obama gave thanks.

Call me old fashioned, but I’m used to seeing the American President go abroad and promote all that is good about America. Evidently, that tradition has now gone out of fashion. Today, America’s President goes abroad and endures lectures by communist thugs who blame America for their own failings – and the American President empathizes with them.

I don’t know about you, but since his inauguration nearly 100 days ago (with the possible exception of about fifteen seconds on Easter Sunday) I have yet to be proud of my president.