Barack and Michelle-Two Intelligent People, Two Intelligent Speeches

by David P. Greenberg

So once again Still-my-President-Obama, has upstaged the Condom in Chief. Trump’s writing staff is either on vacay or on strike. So, in the tradition of gameshow hosts through the ages, he’s running a retrospective episode. You know the formula. There’s a setup shot. A character is hospitalized or fired, or whatever, and the rest of the characters sit around and eulogize, by running footage of past episodes.

In this case, it’s the “Infrastructure Week” storyline. Go back into that fog that is the recent past. All the way back. Back even before yesterday. Go back to 2017 – the Year of Dumbass “Weeks.” One of the most abysmal failures in a year of abysmal failures was “Infrastructure week.” (Infastrushure, in Trump-speak).

So, Putin’s butt-pal – America’s first quantifiably insane Chief Executive – was all set to drag this rehashed canard out of mothballs, with a FUCKING TWEET, Monday morning, and a speech, in the afternoon.

But Obama’s unveiling of his and Michelle’s portraits, at the National Gallery of the Smithsonian, occurred at the same time on Monday. My President was his usual, smart, understated, and funny self. His speech was peppered with jokes, and heavily weighted with humility and intelligence. But Michelle! Michelle brought the house to its knees. Man, can that woman speak, or what? As she bordered on tears, so did we – the American audience.

It felt almost eerie. Seeing two intelligent speeches. Words strung together, complete sentences, Abashed humility, inclusion, sanity, and above all, a sense of human decency. Obama, in retirement, is more of a statesman than our current disaster is a competent golfer.

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4 Responses to Barack and Michelle-Two Intelligent People, Two Intelligent Speeches

  1. Michael John Scott Reply

    February 13, 2018 at 11:26 am

    The comparison between the Trumps and the Obamas is shocking. It’s almost like people from two different universes, which, I suppose is the case. As to the portraits, however, I think they suck big time.

  2. Timmy Mahoney Reply

    February 13, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Well I have to agree with Mike on this for sure, and you David, about the Obama’s and the Orange Pukes. The Obamas embody what America once was and should be again, soon. The pictures though suck hugely. Awful.

  3. jess Reply

    February 13, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    I still miss them. He will be out and about helping out for the midterms so we will once again see a statesman in action and for that I am happy. BONUS, it will piss of dolt45 and maybe this time his head will actually explode Scanners style, I’m there for that 🙂

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      February 13, 2018 at 6:41 pm

      I miss them as well, every single day, but those pictures still suck. Sean Hannity said there was an upside down sperm at Obama’s left temple. Not making this up.

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