Today’s paragraphs come to us from Maureen Dowd, longtime columnist for The New York Times. They are from her latest column, in today’s paper. And, before you read them, be warned that, if you do not see President Barack Obama as a demigod…or better…they are about as barf-worthy as any you will ever come across:
Hours after the globe-rattling election of a man whom Barack Obama has total disdain for, a toon who would take a chain saw to the former president’s legacy on policy and decency, Obama sent a message to his adviser Ben Rhodes: “There are more stars in the sky than grains of sand on the earth.”
Perhaps Obama should have used a different line with a celestial theme by Shakespeare: “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”
As president, Obama always found us wanting. We were constantly disappointing him. He would tell us the right thing to do and then sigh and purse his lips when his instructions were not followed.
Shortly after Donald Trump was elected, Rhodes writes in his new book, “The World as It Is,”Obama asked his aides, “What if we were wrong?”
But in his next breath, the president made it clear that what he meant was: What if we were wrong in being so right? What if we were too good for these people?
Is there any wonder that Maureen Dowd could find virtually nothing this man did wrong in 8 years?
Do you not get the impression that, if Barack Obama asked Dowd to get naked, climb to the top of mount Everest, and hold up a sign saying “I love you Barack”, in case any planes flew by she would not hesitate to do it?
I award Maureen Dowd Paragraphs Of The Day honors for demonstrating what true, unconditional love really is. And for showing why she, and no small number of other media people, could never be trusted to write honestly about Barack Obama.