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Rocky, He’s Not

Rocky, He’s Not

Can I call ’em, or what.  Just yesterday I was noting Obama’s strangely detached from reality focus in his speech Friday night on avoiding having a school trip to the Washington Monument canceled if the government shut down.

So what did he do yesterday afternoon?  He took what the press is terming a Victory Lap by greeting tourists near the Lincoln Memorial:

Beaming with enthusiasm, President Obama surprised tourists with an appearance at the Lincoln Memorial Saturday afternoon. He was there to make the point that places such as the Lincoln Memorial are open today because The White House and House Republicans reached a budget agreement keeping the government open.

“Because Congress was able to settle its differences that’s why this place is open today and everybody’s able to enjoy their visit,” Obama told visitors….

The president got out of his motorcade and rushed up the steps at the memorial where he took a few minutes to shake hands and talk with visitors.

We are in really deep trouble, folks, if this is what passes for a victory lap these days.

How about turning the nation’s fiscal car around so we’re not driving towards a debt cliff, champ? Then you can play Rocky and run up the steps and jump up and down with your arms in the air.

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It's been a long time since I've been in DC, but if I remember correctly, the Lincoln Memorial was open 24/7. How do you close an outdoor monument? Have they built a big fence around it?

We are in really deep trouble, folks…

That's the understatement of the year.

Does it strike you as the actions of a critically insecure person?

sort of runic rhyme | April 10, 2011 at 11:13 am

Potential monument designers for Obama's legacy:

Maya Lin who does anti-monumentality. (I actually like the latter one but it was about commemorating a wounding, and so…)

Or, Christo, who contrives the impermanent on a monumental scale.

@samantha has it right. I grew up in the DC area and the Lincoln Memorial is open to the public 24/7, lit up at night, with anyone able to climb the steps and observe the great man and his words any time. They do have National Park Service police monitoring, with cameras and such; and, of course, any shops are closed and locked.

How can a man this ignorant and full of himself have the nerve, NERVE! to make such ridiculous statements?! Anyone familiar with DC knows that his statements were just political hot air.

"Ignorant" is an understatement.

Amateur night every night. Half-price on Kool-Aid, suckers drink for free.

Those Secret Service agents looked none too pleased. I am sure any Republicans or Tea Partiers in the crowd were thrilled to have their afternoon spoiled by this egomaniac.

Does it strike you as the actions of a critically insecure person?

My thoughts exactly.

It reminds me of Sally Fields in Soapdish, where when she is feeling down and insecure, she goes poorly disguised to a crowded shopping mall so she can be recognized and adored by fans.

Obama clearly needed a pick-me-up. It's just so hard to be president.