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Obama Gets “Furious”

June 4, 2010

Short post today because I’m extremely busy, but I found this headline and decided to share. The headline – ‘Furious’ Obama heading to Gulf for spill update.

In a perfect world he would turn into The Rock Obama and go plug the oil spill with his hulk-like abilities, but we all know that Obama uses more carrots than sticks in his presidential policies.

When’s the last time you’ve yelled at someone working really hard and it made them think of ideas faster? Even I know that’s not the sort of thing that people like scientists respond to. If someone can explain to me how yelling helps this situation please leave a comment. The only situation it helps is his approval rating. People will see that he’s “furious” and think “Wow, our Glorious Supreme Leader is ‘furious’! Oil spills are bad. He’s mad at the people who can’t fix the oil spill. Therefore, I love him.”

I kind of see him as the UN at this point. He’s pointing at something, saying it’s bad, throwing money at it, getting angry until someone fixes the problem on their own, and then claiming the victory for himself when it’s all finished.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. EnragedGrammarian permalink
    June 4, 2010 1:08 pm

    You said something in this post that makes me really, mad. You wrote “but we all know that Obama uses more carrots than sticks in his presidential policies” I thought you were better than this neoconservatarian. Many people make the error you just wrote, but that does not make it any less egregious.

    The “carrot” and “stick” metaphor ACTUALLY refers to when one places a carrot attached to a stick in front of a mule and the mule follows the carrot in an attempt to reach the carrot, which dangles from the stick. Get it? Many people (idiots) think that the carrot/stick metaphor has to do with either reward or punishment, these people should be murdered and their bodies should be burned. And I know you may be thinking this seems like a-whole-nother issue then the 1 u wrote ’bout, but irreguardless, this matters.

    • June 4, 2010 1:28 pm

      It refers to either metaphor, it’s ambiguous enough that it has become accepted to mean both meanings. REGARDLESS (not irregardless (which you spelled wrong anyways)) people still know what I’m trying to say.

    • Aptronym permalink
      June 8, 2010 11:39 am

      Alternatively, maybe he’s just doing it wrong.

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