Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Has The BP Oil Spill Broken Through...

The Hopium Haze of Obama's followers? Well, if Jon Stewart is an example, I'd have to say yes. Larry Johnson finally got me to start watching Stewart again after a long hiatus. The hiatus began when Stewart jumped on the Obama Sycophant Bandwagon. I was very disappointed that Stewart went that route, but he did.

I might add, after the big 18 minute speech, we can also add Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, and Howard Fineman to the list of people whose Obama-fog is being lifted. That's quite a trifecta, and in large part due to the Obama speech about how we would deal with this devastating oil spill, all 18 minutes, which apparently lacked specificity. Just ask Olbermann. Wow, who even knew this was possible?

But to be fair, Stewart's rehab back into the Reality-based community started earlier than the MSNBC Trifecta, not waiting for the speechifying of the Flawed Analogy Maker in Chief. At least from what I have seen in clips. But when I saw this on Tuesday night, I admit, I was stunned:

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Holy moley - it's as if this BP spill has finally broken through all of the Kool Aide induced amnesia, and some folks are finally starting to put together the pieces like we did during the primaries. Though Stewart missed one - that Obama as president also supports spying on American citizens. But other than that, it was as if Stewart finally decided to look at all of the things we had been screaming about in 2008 and 2009. Of course, he had to have the obligatory dig at Sarah Palin. We can't have it all be about how hoodwinked the Obots were by Obama or else their heads might explode, so Stewart used the favorite punching bag of the Democrats, Sarah Palin, as a way to reduce tension in their brains. Whatever. Maybe he'll get over that someday.

It should be interesting to see how Stewart responds to Obama's Big Gulf Oil speech on Wednesday night's show. If Tuesday night is any indication, Stewart may have finally gotten it. Perhaps he'll report on the Safety Award the Obama Administration gave to the Deepwater Horizon, even though the Bush Administration gave it citations, or the lack of federal inspections, or that Obama only has 20 minutes scheduled for his big meeting with the BP Oil Execs (and, WTH with that??), or even why in the world Obama is still kowtowing to the unions and not waiving the Jones Act so other countries can come HELP US with this spill? Will more members of the MSM start to put these all together, or just leave it to a few sites while they continue to protect the Obama Presidency (how's that working out for you now, Chris Matthews?)? Time will tell, and soon enough...

So, thanks, Larry, for helping me to go back to "The Daily Show." Maybe there is some hope after all, you think?


SFIndie said...

Loved the Daily Show LJ posted at NQ and the one you have posted here, but ... I'm still not ready to forgive Jon. He's surprised at the way his Beloved One is acting? If only he'd opened his eyes two years ago, put down that keg of kool-aid, and done his homework. I want him to say, on air, that he was WRONG, that he was bamboozled and hoodwinked, and that he apologizes. And he should apologize to Sarah Palin, too. Then maybe I'll forgive him!

Looking forward to what he has to say tonight about the babble last night from his Not-As-Beloved One.

AND.....OMG, we're now closing off parts of Arizona to American citizens? Why is that not plastered all over the news? But hey, let's let people into the country illegally, why not? Drug lords, smugglers, terrorists....let's give them Arizona for now. Later we can give them Southern California. Then maybe Texas.

It's just unreal.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

I hear you, SF - I would LOVE for Jon to admit he was bamboozled, admit he uses Sarah Palin as a cheap punchline, and apologize for becoming such a mindless sycophant to The One. But, I admit, I will start watching him for now, see if these changes are lasting or not. It is amazing that he went after Obama as much as he did last night, but had he bothered to accept what was being said abt Obama at the time, to acknowledge the incongruities, he never would have gotten sucked in. Sheesh.

Ah, yes - AZ will soon belong to Mexico, along with the other states you mentioned. Isn't that La Raza teaches young people? That the entire SW area really belongs to Mexico? And didn't the Dems try to get La Raza and ACORN a big huge payoff from the repayment of the Stimulus Bill? Oh, yes they did. It seems to me Obama has already violated his oath of office. Giving away part of the US has GOT to be treason, wouldn't you think?

December, and our trip to Montserrat, cannot come soon enough...