Thursday, April 14, 2011

Biden Falls Asleep during President Obama’s Speech… Can You Blame Him?

As usual, I didn’t listen to President Obama’s speech yesterday, at least no more than the first five minutes, and that much only because Rush Limbaugh played it on his program.

I didn’t listen because I have no desire to be talked down to as if I were a silly child being told the Tooth Fairy exists after catching my parents switching a bicuspid for a quarter.

Regardless, it was apparently so boring that the Vice President of the United States fell asleep during it. (Though, to be perfectly fair, that doesn’t really prove anything, considering whom we’re talking about here.)

Unlike myself – and Biden – somebody at the Wall Street Journal did take time to pay attention to the continuous drivel that comes out of our President’s mouth. And if the all-around tone and language of his or her resulting summary is any indication, that person did not enjoy the auditory experience. At all.

Obama’s Continuing Platform of Cheap Tricks and Lies

The article starts out with the irate and/or befuddled question:

“Did someone move the 2012 election to June 1? We ask because President Obama’s extraordinary response to Paul Ryan’s budget yesterday – with its blistering partisanship and multiple distortions – was the kind Presidents usually outsource to some junior lieutenant. Mr. Obama’s fundamentally political document would have been unusual even for a Vice President in the fervor of a campaign.”

I promised myself I wouldn’t quote the entire article, but the second paragraph needs to be highlighted just as much as the opening lines:

“The immediate political goal was to inoculate the White House from criticism that it is not serious about the fiscal crisis, after ignoring its own deficit commission last year and tossing off a $3.73 trillion budget in February that increased spending amid a record deficit of $1.65 trillion. Mr. Obama was chased to George Washington University yesterday because Mr. Ryan and the Republicans outflanked him on fiscal disciple and are now setting the national political agenda.”

But perhaps the most important statement to focus on is that: “Mr. Obama did not deign to propose an alternative to rival Mr. Ryan’s plan...” Big surprise there.

Considering Biden’s emotional and intellectual maturity – akin to a particularly problematic middle school student – it’s doubly no wonder he fell asleep during such rhetoric. He – and the rest of the nation – have already heard the same tired speeches from the same tediously arrogant personage for over three years now.

It’s enough to make even the most mature intellectual want to tune him out.

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