Thursday, June 3, 2010

What's So Special About This President?

Paul McCartney wants you to leave "great guy" Obama alone, or in the ex-Beatle's words, "lay off".

"I’m a big fan, he’s a great guy. So lay off him, he’s doing great", said McCartney. In Washington to receive the Gershwin Prize, which before this I didn't know existed and has only been around since 2007 (the same year this great blog was founded-and yes, we are great, so lay off Skeptical Eye!) with just two previous recipients, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul said he was nervous about performing "three feet away" from the Dear Leader.

Now, I am a big fan of Macca, and I ordinarily just ignore the insane political rants and ignorant opinions of celebrities, but as I am equally a non-fan of Barack the Messiah, I felt a little sickened by Paul's words. First, why are you worried about being nervous, Sir? If anything he should be nervous being in your presence, for you have given the world far more than any politician could ever give. But you are both just human beings, and in spite of theists inflated view of the species, we aren't anything to get that excited about. The idea that Obama (or any President, for that matter) is someone special is an illusion created by the rulers of this corrupt system. That's why whenever the President goes anywhere, it costs a fortune, with streets shut down so he can travel to his destination surrounded by tons of security people. There has to be spectacle to impress the sheeple that this is someone IMPORTANT.

Obama is nothing, less than nothing, less important in the scheme of things than the lowliest blogger, because at least the average "nobody" is not a mass murderer. Besides, Obama (and his recent predecessors) are only puppets of the ruling elite and the bankster criminals.

After being handed the award by Obama the war criminal, McCartney expressed his deluded emotional liberal feeling that to receive it from "this President" was something special in itself. So, Sir Paul, other than your blind "liberal" worship of this useless figurehead, can you tell us what made you say such a thing? What's so special about this President? And would you have said the same if George W. Bush was giving you the prize? If not, why not? Because I fail to find much that distinguishes the two from each other.

Now, if Obama had actually done something "special", such sentiments might be forgivable, but he has proven no different from other White House occupants, propping up the banksters and the big state-supported capitalist corporations, and continuing the military-industrial complex's murderous wars in foreign lands.

McCartney's words are really no different than any other "liberal" worshiper of Obama.

So please, Sir Paul, from now on just shut your mouth unless you have something special to say.


  1. Yeah, what has a guy who was elected president ever done?

  2. Off the top of my head...

    Graduated from Columbia, law degree from Harvard, taught constitutional law, served on the Illinois senate, elected as a US senator (where he voted against the war you and I both oppose), elected president. Sure, he never ran a blog like us... but he was a "community organizer," which is basically the same thing pre-internet.

    You know I'm not the biggest fan of Obama. He's done much more than I have, though not enough for a Nobel Peace Prize. He's a mediocre president, and I find it ridiculous that people are saying the sky is falling ever since he was elected.

    I'm all for criticism, and I'm quite cynical myself, but honestly... I had to sit through 8 years of Bush, and I don't want to have to sit through 8 years of right-wingers bitching about a "socialist" who is actually a moderate conservative.

  3. elected as a US senator (where he voted against the war you and I both oppose)

    Well, he didn't vote against the original war resolution in the US Senate, as that vote took place before he was elected to that office.

    But again, how do the things you listed make him anything special (or did you bother reading the title of the post)? It's not about whether he can claim any personal accomplishments.

    George W. Bush was also elected President (which your first comment would indicate is something important) but he was a worthless nonentity too.

  4. McCartney's comments entailed Obama being a "great guy," which may be true, and that he's doing a "great job," which I disagree with. However, I agree that there are a lot of people who would be better off stepping back their criticism of him.

    It's gotten to a point where Obama could say abortion is wrong and the Republicans would change their whole platform to be pro-choice. There is a ridiculous reactionary opposition to a president I have found to be middle-of-the-road and open to negotiation (to his detriment, I think).


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