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March 14, 2011

Tweets of the Day

by Brad Warbiany

The recent tu quoque of conservatives apoplectic about Obama on the golf course [I call it a tu quoque because of how the left constantly complained about Bush's vacations at the ranch] brought about this exchange between @superbus (a libertarian video games writer from CT) and myself:

@superbus:

Hey GOP: By your logic, if the country was doing well enough for Obama to golf, you’d have no chance at election in ’12. Pick your poison.

Me [@warbiany]:

@superbus Yep. It’s tough to play the “Nero fiddled while Rome burned” card, when you consider Nero’s stated policies to be gasoline.

Given that nobody on the right thinks Obama’s doing the right thing, why would they want him doing anything at all of consequence?

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2 Comments

  1. “… Given that nobody on the right thinks Obama’s doing the right thing, why would they want him doing anything at all of consequence?”

    If only the entire Executive Branch would be put on hold while Obama golfed….

    Obama has successfully increased the scope, power, and spendthrift ways of the federal government. Obama has appointed and given power to people who willingly carry out his policies even when he is playing or vacationing. Since the country does not benefit when Obama plays, then no harm to the nation will occur from criticizing his frequent golf games. (There is, however, a hypocrisy issue since some of us know about Eisenhower’s frequent golf games throughout his presidency.)

    Comment by Dr. T — March 14, 2011 @ 3:45 pm
  2. If we could get the top 100 people in the executive branch and every statist in Congress out there with the President, that would be just peachy!

    Comment by Quincy — March 14, 2011 @ 10:52 pm

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