There was a time when conservative columnists had to pour over the newspapers and the net for newsworthy topics. Then we had to ponder how we wanted to approach it, what new, fresh perspective could we add? Some administrations had such smooth running periods that some weeks, it was a genuine struggle to find something demanding of our attention. Barack Obama has solved that problem with his daily, sometimes hourly assaults on the American people and our liberties.
Nobody has to fret about what to write about this week. Now the problem is there aren’t enough hours in the day to cover all of his atrocities and blunders. Another Barack-caused disaster is the current satire conundrum. Readers are, for the first time, demanding that satire be labeled as such. In the old days, absurdity was readily identifiable as farce. Under Obama’s rule, the line between truth and fiction has become blurred. Take a really clever paragraph like: “Democrat leaders are scrambling about trying to form a coalition united in a single essential mission: the impeachments of former Vice President Dick Cheney and talk radio virtuoso, Rush Limbaugh.
Led by former ballerina, Rahm Emanuel, the White House has identified Cheney and Limbaugh as threats to the security of the United States. This is in keen contrast to the administration’s position on Islamic terrorists, Putin’s Russia, North Korea, Iran, and the rapidly collapsing Pakistan. Thus, congress and the administration are united in their determination to use the impeachment process to remove these two menacing fiends from power.” And the next thing you know, readers are bombarding me with email wanting to know if I’m joking. Nothing sounds too preposterous to be plausible anymore. But, relax. We are mere days away from Obama’s appointmen of a Humor Czar and mandatory satire warning labels.