MORE TRANQUIL? I Hope It Is Where You Are!

How are things where you are? I hope they are “tranquil.”

The guy who replaced the Administration’s press secretary recently proved the old maxim that “no matter how bad things are…they can get worse.” The guy made Carney look smart by comparison. Was I on drugs or did the replacement say the world was “tranquil” or getting more “tranquil?” Which world could he be referring to?

Speaking of comparisons…someone on Fox News said Obama is a much worse prez than Jimmy Carter. The evidence for this assertion was that Carter had started building the military after his attempts at foreign diplomacy in the Middle East had failed miserably. He realized that a position of strength is a superior way of dealing with lawless thugs. Carter appears Einsteinian when standing next to the village lay-about idiot lolling in his favorite hammock. 

I think it was Megyn (what has she done to her hair?) Kelly who made the comparison (in her typical subtle sledge hammer style). It had me laughing …almost…had it not been for her intro about all the things that had gone wrong in the World (at least in the Middle East) in the last few days/hours…all of which Obama is oblivious about or denying. Or claiming his own personal efforts have actually improved said horrific conditions.  

Thinking back on J. Carter it seemed Kelly had gone pretty easy on Obama. The comparison should have included that while Carter was a standard egg-head liberal (1. denying the existence of evil, 2. tendency of putting one’s head in the sand at oddly inappropriate times, 3.awwww…this could take forever…) and working from the disadvantage inherent in notions held by liberals, he did possess a mind, which when freed from the silly unfounded prejudices so typical of old fashioned liberals, sometimes functioned. You have to remember …Carter’s work experience before the Democrats nominated him for the presidency was not limited to peanut farming (which would automatically preclude you from possibly being a dummy if not for the prevalence of agricultural subsidies). Oh, no! The guy was an engineer. Remember…I think he was an atomic sub commander! 

So he was neither congenitally or socially/environmentally conditioned to be an idiot. Of course, for the moment we will ignore Billy, his brother, and his oblivious (possibly inherited or DNA embedded) tendency toward moronsville. (It may have been a stroke of genius when Billy made a financial killing off Qudaffy when he registered as Libya’s agent in the good ole’ USA…but maybe it was Jimmy’s idea, so….).

Anyway…when Jimmy saw how dealing from weakness didn’t work he was smart enough to begin the military buildup Reagan finished. Which allows us to infer Carter was like minded, if only for a brief shining moment, with Reagan. Only a moment’s brilliance trumps none whatsoever. Give credit where it is due.

So as Obama’s giant intellect and perspicacity fade we are now able to see the community organizer/First Affirmative Action President for what he is. 

Not much.

And while Chicagoans (a city renowned for its gun laws) enjoyed a record number of shootings and slayings over the Fourth (apparently, shootings are a time honored Fourth of July tradition in Windy City) and the bodies of drowned children are floating up onto the shores of the Rio Grand and ISIS (or the New Caliphate) is raping and beheading its way through the Christian population of the Free Iraq we bled and paid for…I. for one, take comfort knowing our prez is sending out mind-waves …like the true Jedi he is… making the World a more “tranquil” place for us all…unless you happen to be a Christian in Iraq. 

Although things are far from “tranquil” for most of us, things are looking up in the oddest small places. I actually saw that guy on MSNBC (or somewhere…he briefly appeared as I was switching over to the All Star Game Preview Show, which apparently starts about a decade before the actual game…but which, with all the highlights, is fun to watch) who was questioning some minor functionary in the Administration about some scandal or another. I forget the guy’s name. He’s white (which according to Eric Holder means he is a racist), annoying, has lips that look like a case of Botox injection gone bad and, like a military clock that has stopped, had finally gotten it right. He was questioning some soul-less looking guy (like that IRS clown who was grilled by Trey Gowdy, my nomination for President who could give Megyn Kelly a few lessons on how to wield the sledge hammer during cross-examination).

Old Soul-less gave the usual roundabout non sequiter, but hit a wall when Botox asked the question again. I couldn’t believe my eyes or ears! I was thrilled. If the talking heads on MSNBC are waking from their decades long slumber maybe there is hope.  The talking heads are the ones who don’t even notice the missiles dropping on Israel like rain or big hailstones. But they do notice when Israel even thinks about retaliating. But if they are awaking…maybe there is hope.

Steve Bowers

About the author, Steve Bowers: Steve Bowers grew up on a farm in Indiana, attended Indiana University and went into the construction business. While working on a construction project at a law school he was appalled at how lawyers could screw stuff up on a simple building project. Thinking he could do better, Steve went to law school. He’s pretty naive. View all articles by Steve Bowers

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