The fact that Barack Obama is a douchebag surprises no one, but it’s not often someone in his position so clearly illustrates their douchebaggery for the world to see and releases a video to try to justify it.
Obama, after promising to take public funds for the upcoming election and supporting public financing of elections, has decided to do the exact opposite and continue to raise cash from whoever will give it to him. This not only means his word is as good as $3 bill, but that we can expect to hear more stories about little old ladies who sold their dentures to be able to send him $20 because they believe in change, or some such crap. (As an aside, what kind of jackass would take money from someone like that? Sure, you have to have an enormous ego to run for President, but to take money from someone who clearly can’t afford it, damn. If $20 from an old lady is the deal-breaker, maybe, but only maybe. It really shows someone’s character to take that money.)
The reason Obama’s word is no longer operative is the evil Republicans will spend money through 527’s and the RNC. Yes, groups like Moveon.org and Moving America Forward are just sitting out there in the weeds waiting to pounce on poor Barack. Oh, wait, those are liberal groups funded by billionaires who never run out of money. Yes, there are 527’s on the right, but they are hardly funded to the degree the socialist ones are, and none are funded by a Bond Villain wannabe like George Soros.
Obama has done us a favor my refusing to take public money, and not just by not pissing our tax dollars away (though it’s kind of ironic that he won’t piss away our tax dollars to run for office, but pissing away our tax dollars seems to be the entire premise of what would be his presidency), but by exposing himself as a man whose word means absolutely nothing when it no longer serves him. So, thanks, Barack. And just to show our complete gratitude, consider yourself the biggest douchebag around today. You’re our Douchebag of the Week.
Here is Obama’s video announcing that his word isn’t worth a bucket of spit. Notice how the greatest orator since sliced bread reads every word from a cue card held just up and to the right of the camera.