Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Question of the Day

Q: Will Barack Obama be a one-term president?

A: Yes, he might last that long.

Snort. This comes from Roger Simon at Politico: "Obama, the one-term president." OK, so Simon is having great fun with the sarcasm here--"it builds" to the very end, as one commenter says. So maybe he needs to find one of those "/sarc" keys on his computer.

Or how about this from CNN of all places: "Critics say Obama's message becoming 'incoherent'" Was that also sarcasm?

Update. "The Obamas have become the 'most vulgar' family in White House History" by Andy Martin. This is definitely not sarcasm. Martin says it's time to legislate limits on presidential spending for personal expenses. "The Obamas are what is known as nouveau riche: they are people who are new to money and have no sense of propriety or manners. I supposed you could say nouveau riche is a polite substitute for "trailer trash. . . . The Obamas are spending borrowed money like there is no tomorrow. Maybe they realize that for them, there is no tomorrow."

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