12.31.2009 0

Life is Tougher When Youre Stupid

  • On: 01/06/2010 09:28:32
  • In: Barack Obama
  • By Carter Clews

    Sergeant John Stryker had some good advice for Barack Obama. It’s doubtful that he’ll take it. But he should hear it nonetheless.

    Ready, Barack? Well, regardless, here you go:

    “Life is tough. And it’s even tougher when you’re stupid.”

    Lots of incidents over the past 11 months and 14 days make Stryker’s advice well worth repeating for America’s dilettantish President. But, the headline in CNN.com’s “Political Ticker” yesterday brings it all home. It read: “Obama to Get Update on Terror Plot Inquiry.”

    Now, just think about that for a second.

    Barack Obama’s White House staff has seen fit to notify the news media that the President is going to get a briefing from his top aides on how the inquiry into the Christmas Day terrorist attack is proceeding. You remember that one – the one Obama ignored for three full days while he body surfed, soaked up some sun, and golfed and goofed around with his best buds down in the 50th state where he may, or may not, have been born.

    It’s almost as if Barack Obama never heard of Cochise, Sam Morse, Graham Bell, Vinton Cerf, and/or fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore. They, in turn, are credited with having invented the smoke signal, the telegram, the telephone, and (singly or jointly – depending upon whom you believe) the Internet. Yet, apparently, Barack didn’t fell comfortable being updated via any of those contraptions. So, his staff solemnly informs us, the great I Am has winged back to Washington for his “update.”

    Didn’t anybody bother to mention to Obama what was transpiring while he hem-hawed in his hammock? Didn’t someone – anyone – tap him on his slumbering shoulder to mention the latest developments in a terrorist attack on American soil that nearly claimed 300 innocent lives? Didn’t one lonely aide (or maybe even the lithesome Michelle) clue him in on where the investigation stood on the, um, “suspected, alleged, isolated extremist”?

    Won’t someone please give this stumbling, bumbling neophyte a wake-up call?

    And if they do, maybe they could pass along this advice from Sergeant John Stryker’s alter ego, a God-fearing, America-loving gent named John Wayne:

    Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.

    Unfortunately, in “Life’s a Beach” Obama’s case, probably not.

    Carter Clews is the Executive Editor of ALG News.

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