September 2, 2012

Getting the message (again)..

Via Drudge and CBS:
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — President Obama received a less than warm welcome and a warning upon arrival at the airport here on the second stop of his Iowa visit, which was aimed at recapturing some of the magic the state gave his run to the White House in 2008.

Greeting Air Force One as it touched down under sunny skies and sultry heat was  a hand-painted banner draped across the top of an airplane hangar that reads, “Obama Welcome to SUX – We Did Build This.” “SUX” is the airport code for Sioux City.

The message appeared to be a response President Obama’s “you didn’t build that” remark from a July campaign rally, when he was trying to explain that government — not businesses — constructed public infrastructure on which the economy relies. Republicans have used the four words to attack Obama as out of touch with the realities of owning and operating a small business.
So SUX is the ICAO of Souix City? You know, like LAX (actually KLAX) is for Los Angeles International and and JFK (actually KJFK) is for John F. Kennedy in New York. Sure is helpful to craft a message like that described above with the double entendre!

Sure look like Obama is racking up the greetings from his adoring fans. First Ohio, then Iowa, and now Iowa again.

Think I'm beginning to see a trend here.

UPDATE: In the mean time, I am just returned from a road trip and catching up on the aftermath of the RNC in Tampa. I understand that there is some wrestling by the Democrats over Clint Eastwood's little piece of performance art. Their desperate attempts to minimize it -- while pathetic and frantic and desperate -- cannot seem to abrogate nor eliminate the one striking metaphor to rise from that oration: THE EMPTY CHAIR.

I mean, isn't this just too precious? Clint may have been halting, stammering, and unrehearsed, but one cannot deny that he MADE THE EFFORT to appear because he was motivated by his opinion that Obama is a pathetically vapid and inadequate POTUS; essentially the equivalent of an empty chair.

And his inclusion of this prop, I am sure, will provide a launching pad for a lot of criticism for Obama in the coming 9 weeks. An example if this is brought up in one of Bill Whittle's magnificent Afterburner essays:

..queue the picadors, we must be closing in for the coup de grâce. I have never heard/seen Mr Whittle slash so incisively.



  1. You could not have planned it better yourself. ;-)

  2. The message is not ambiguous.

  3. ..thank you ladies! Thanks, LL!

    Isn't it funny how things just seem to work out?