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Hope, Change, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme!

By Wyatt Earp | January 25, 2009


Week one of the Obama reign has come to a close, and already there are rumblings from some supporters that their CHANGE! has not come quickly enough. People want what’s coming to them, and some on the radical left are perturbed that The One is staying the course on far too many issues. What’s worse, is that many Americans are expecting the entitlement attitude that surrounded Obama’s campaign - and they want to stop worrying about things like gas, mortgages, and paying their taxes

This simplistic, ridiculous attitude is dangerous. It also happens to be my subject for this week’s Family Security Matters article. Here’s a sample:

Rejoice, “O” America, for unto us a savior has been given. President Barack Obama is now officially in office, and is ready to perform his duties as the nation’s 44th president. For some Americans, the news of Obama’s inauguration was greeted with about as much fanfare as new Steven Seagal film. Straight to video, baby! For others, it is an event eclipsed only by the Second Coming in both breadth and scope. However, unlike the Second Coming, the populace will be rewarded with endless amounts of entitlements. During the Second Coming, they only receive grace and love. Cash value: zero.

The Obama Entitlement Attitude (OEA) appeared early in his presidential campaign, spurred on by the former Illinois senator’s primary platforms: hope and change. This man has those two buzzwords tattooed on his fists, a la Robert Mitchum in Cape Fear. Now, that is commitment. The platforms are defined as follows: Hope for a better future, and change from the elitist “Work for your livelihood” attitude of the evil Bush administration. Unfortunately, it has spawned a whole slew of unrealistic expectations from his supporters and detractors alike – and it has become irritating almost at once.

For example, during the elections, there was a popular interview starring a female Obama supporter. She went before the camera and claimed “I won’t have to worry about putting gas in my car. I won’t have to worry about paying my mortgage. If I help him, he’s gonna help me.” At this very moment, this poor woman is sitting in her car on the side of the road with an empty gas tank. The misguided gal is still waiting for President Obama to drive up, exit his limo with a gas can, and put gas in her vehicle. The entire situation is funny, but not “Ha, ha” funny.

You can read the rest of the snarktastic post HERE.

Topics: FSM |

8 Responses to “Hope, Change, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme!”

  1. John D Says:
    January 25th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Steven Seagal is still making movies? I thought he retired from acting and moved to Sheboygan, WI to open a Buddhist monastery/hair salon.

  2. Sully Says:
    January 25th, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Excellent usage of the Obamacon.

  3. Deanna Says:
    January 25th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Wait? You mean I have been sitting by my mailbox for nothing? I have been waiting for the delivery of my “spread the wealth” check since inauguration day.

  4. Easily Lost Says:
    January 25th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Heads to Sheboygan, I find myself in need of a new hairdo :D

  5. nyexpat Says:
    January 25th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    So, as a registered Republican, and a small business man, I had long since concluded that the fact that I have earned less than 20k in each of the last 2 years entitles me to higher taxes for 09.
    As an independent contractor, I was pointing out to my business partner that our phone stopped ringing on the day after election day, and that since then we have been doing about 25% of the work we were seeing before. Must be a coincidence.

  6. Doghouse Says:
    January 26th, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Have you seen the “Yes We Did” stickers? Is it just me or do they look like the labels for rolling papers?

  7. USA_Admiral Says:
    January 26th, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Nice Obamacon.

    The OEA thing kills me!

    If I could dump my Mortgage that would be about 1600 plus dollars a month but I am not holding my breath.

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    January 27th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    John D - Have you seen him lately? He got really fat and old.

    Sully - Thanks. Found it at Ace of Spades and had to steal it.

    Deanna - You’re looking in the wrong place. You need to await your unicorn to come to your backyard.

    E.L. - Lousy frizzy hair!

    nyexpat - Yeah, that and the gun=buying spree. All a big coincidence. :)

    Doghouse - Makes sense. You would have to be smoking weed to vote for this socialist.

    Admiral - Imagine all of the Penguins swag you could buy with that!