May 18, 2010

War with Eastasia and the Chocolate Ration

Good news today, fellow proles, 2 + 2 = 5, we are at war with Eastasia (we have always been at war with Eastasia), the weekly chocolate ration is being increased to 25 grams (formerly 30 grams), and The Big Pantload signed the new "Freedom of the Press" act and then took a powder. According to a CBS post by Chip Reid:      
There was some rich irony at the White House today -- President Obama signed the Press Freedom Act, and then promptly refused to take any questions.

The new law expands the State Department's annual human rights reports to include a description of press freedoms in each country. It seemed a good opportunity to showcase press freedom in this country.

Recall that last Friday the president refused to take any questions after delivering his angry statement on the oil spill in the Rose Garden. And he has not held a prime-time White House news conference in many months, despite much pleading from pundits and members of the media.

So after he signed the bill, and as the press "wranglers" began aggressively herding us out of the room, I asked if he still has confidence in BP. He ignored the question so I tried this: "In the interest of press freedom, would you take a couple questions on BP?"

That did elicit a smile, and he told me I was free to ask questions. Someone else shouted, "Will you answer them?"

He said he's not holding a press conference today as we were escorted out the door.

There's a good news/bad news aspect of this: The good news is that maybe he's getting the message that we are sick and tired of his endless droning on and on to us from virtually every media outlet 24/7. (See picture above.) The bad news is that when he does STFU, his ratings in the polls rise.

I think this, coupled with the fact that Democrat incumbents will be running for the exits if he offers to campaign for them this September and October, will afford us possibly two more years of blessed silence. But, unless he pulls a Jimmy Carter and locks himself in the White House for the 2012 campaign, it'll be Wall-to-Wall POSOTUS that year. And, if Hillary runs against him in the primaries, the cacophony will start in late 2011.

Also, it's a little far out, but my thinking is that, if there is a catastrophic Democrat wipe-out in November, you'll start to see some hit pieces on Obama from the MSM as they realize that their guy has crippled the party and it is in danger of getting flushed down the memory hole or sent to room 101.

..don't mind the rats, it's the rat turds that bother me.

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