Barack Obama would be the easy choice for Douchebag of the Week this week thanks to his crying about people daring to take the words his wife spews on the campaign trail seriously and having serious problems with them, but that was out-douchebagged by the media. Sure, Obama’s crybaby act was unbecoming an adult, especially since Cindy McCain is routinely attacked in left-wing blogs to a chorus of silence from the Obama camp, but whatever. Tell your wife to stop saying stupid things like telling poor people don’t work for corporate America and no one will talk about her.
The media wins this week because the “big three” network anchors, and really they are anchors because they’re pulling down their ratings faster than the Titanic sank, are falling all over themselves to jump on the Obama bandwagon and follow him on his Euro-Middle East trip. Katie Couric, Charlie Gibson and Brian Williams will be jet-setting and coordinating with the Obama campaign as he travels the world in the hope of understanding it finally. They will all get exclusive interviews with him, but if history is any guide expect the interviews to be a mile wide and an inch deep, just like Obama.
To save everyone the trip here’s all you really need to know, Barry. England is cool and with us, the people of France all want to think it’s the 16th century and they matter on the world stage (get them off the UN Security Council already!), Germany has no history in their text books between the early 1930’s and the mid 1940’s for reasons no one wants to talk about, but they’re doing ok now. The Middle East is filled with a bunch of people who started hating each other for reasons most of them can’t remember, but since their leaders need to blame someone other than themselves for how horrible the people’s lives are, blaming someone of a slightly different religion is an easy scapegoat. They’ve never known freedom or the freedom from fear, but when they do they will devour it like a fat guy at a buffet. That’s what you need to know.
When the media, who doesn’t bother sending anyone of note along with McCain when he travels for some odd reason, reports on these travels it will be as if Jesus himself has returned to the Holy Land. Don’t expect a word about the show, the spectacle or the fact that Obama simply says things like he wants the world more full of hope and wants to restore everyone’s love for us, there will be visuals of crowds and clips of applause lines, nothing more. Really have to wonder what blue collar workers in the US will think seeing a candidate for President sucking up to foreign populations, can’t imagine that will go over really well.
Anyway, for your douchebaggy, over the top fawning and uprooting your nightly news casts simply to follow Barack Obama on his senior trip to learn about the world, the three major networks are this week’s Douchebag of the Week.
Have to wonder if Obama will be able to converse with the foreign leaders in their own language or if he’s they type of American he finds embarrassing…