Friday, February 28, 2014

Trippy Image of the Day

This is really a triumph of Photoshopping.  Obama and Nixon are blended together here so SEAMLESSLY that you can hardly tell where the 37th president leaves off and the 44th begins. 

But I guess I fail to see the comparison.  Obama is one of the few presidents we've had, maybe the ONLY one in living memory, with no breath of scandal about his administration or his personal life. Nixon, meanwhile, is the guy we associate immediately with corruption, criminal activity, and humiliating downfall. Did someone Cuisinart Barack Obama and Richard Nixon together for that very reason?  To trip me out?  This image is even more puzzling than the signboards I've seen posted on streetcorners marked IMPEACH OBAMA, as he glares at you above his Hitler moustache.  What's that about?
Here's a sample of what I'm talking about when it comes to U.S. presidents:

George Bush the Second -- Couldn't form a simple declarative sentence; declared war on another country, then made more and more war, that has lasted to this day "because they tried to kill my dad."  I remain intrigued by the suggestions I've heard that the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center would never have happened if he hadn't been elected president.  Which he wasn't, because he stole the election from Al Gore through chicanery.

Bill Clinton -- Two words:  Monica Lewinsky.  Two others:  White.  Water.  Two more, trailing him from Little Rock: Wayne Dumond.  

George Bush the First -- Started a war in the Middle East for pretty questionable reasons.  Barfed on the Japanese ambassador.

The Gipper -- Where do I start?  The "Teflon president" was apparently bulletproof on a personal level, but then there was the Iran-Contra Affair, the HUD Grant Rigging Scandal, the Lobbying Scandal, the EPA Scandal, and the Savings & Loan Crisis, aside from who knows what else that I'm forgetting at this moment.  Reagan went on and on about cutting government spending but spiralled the national debt to unheard-of heights at the same time, hoping we wouldn't notice the contradiction.  Maybe I should say the CONTRAdiction.

Jimmy Carter -- Two words:  Billy Carter.  He had no Monica Lewinsky but lusted after other women in his heart, and he (if I recall correctly) was at the helm when they flew off the handle, predicted Americans would die off in droves if they weren't vaccinated against a really bad strain of the flu, and spent a grillion dollars growing tubes of vaccine, but...the epidemic never came.  Oh, and the economy crashed, and that was blamed completely, 100% on Carter.  So it must be true, right?

Jerry Ford -- Pardoned Nixon, no questions asked, preventing any sense of closure or justice related to Watergate.   Dodged a bullet aimed at him by Squeaky Fromme, but paid for the rest of his presidency on a karmic level by proving himself unable to walk across the street without landing on his face.

And on and on.  Yeah, this is quite a bunch of guys.  Sterling characters, one and all.  And you know what?  Barry Obama is just like Dick Nixon.  I look at that image and I just can't tell the difference between the two.


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