Finally, like Foley, President Obama comes to the 2012 campaign with a record of failure, and offers more of the same. Behind the easy smile and rhetorical flourishes lies a man utterly overwhelmed by the moment, and too proud or blind to grasp the magnitude of his own failings. The grandeur of the office and the glowing portrayals by a fawning and debased media cannot hide the waste his stewardship has produced. After three years of record unemployment, tepid job growth, soaring deficits and debt, and a parade of stimulus scandals, the only conclusion is that as a result of President Obama’s persistent incompetence, we as a nation are in a van, down by the river.
Years later, everyone misses Chris Farley and the joy he brought Americans. He gave us Matt Foley, and we love him for it. In stark contrast, no one misses Jimmy Carter, and four years from now, no one will miss the self-aggrandizing amateur in the White House whose ineptitude has led to the persistent stagnation of the greatest economy in the world. More “hope and change?” “Shared sacrifice?” “Winning the future?” America has had enough of Barack Obama and his government cheese. What was brie in 2008 is bile in 2012. Four months hence, “La dee frickin da” is the only appropriate response to the President’s re-election message.