Maureen Dowd, might you have things backwards?

Thursday, July 17th, 2008 @ 12:37 pm | Barack Obama, Culture, Media, Stupidity

Collecting a check publishing drivel is the way to go, apparently. One of the dumbest pieces of Beltway mendacious tedium evah:

If Obama offers only eat-your-arugula chiding and chilly earnestness, he becomes an otherworldly type, not the regular guy he needs to be.

He’s already in danger of seeming too prissy about food…

Yes! Hey, maybe the price of your steak, bread, milk, eggs, butter, tomatoes, potatoes, etc. went up, but at least we don’t face the grave danger of a president who shops at Whole Foods!

Because if Obama gets elected and there is nothing funny about him, it won’t be the economy that’s depressed. It will be the rest of us.

Yes, because we were so lucky to have eight years of having Alfred E. Neuman for president. When I go throw $75 in my gas tank today, I can think, “At least my president is an idiot!” Or something.

While the Obama campaign should have had the good sense to realize that the New Yorker cover was actually mocking the idiots who see Barack and Michelle that way, is this really that important? Shouldn’t we, oh, I don’t know, reward comedians that can craft witty jokes instead of presidential candidates who are walking jokes?

Then again, is anything Maureen Dowd says important, except to drag our democracy down into a Homecoming King & Queen contest; to assassinate importance?


p.s. This is pretty funny though:

5) A Christian, a Jew and Barack Obama are in a rowboat in the middle of the ocean. Barack Obama says, “This joke isn’t going to work because there’s no Muslim in this boat.”

10 Responses to “Maureen Dowd, might you have things backwards?”

  1. Mo MoDo Says:

    Come on, have a heart. If Dowd can’t find anything to mock about Barack, she’s out of a job. And I don’t think she’s qualified to do any real work.

  2. jeromy Says:

    Sounds like if she’s out of a job, you’re out of a blog:) Nice work…

  3. Thomas Tallis Says:

    LOL Jeromy try denying that you just said there is nothing to mock about B.O.


  4. mike g Says:


  5. jeromy Says:

    Jesus Christos. I fucking give up.

  6. jeromy Says:

    Thomas Tallis jumps the shark, everybody.

  7. Dana Says:

    Well, here’s a good mocking of the Obamas, not that I would ever pimp my own site! 🙂

    Odd as it seems, George Bush, a millionnaire who is the son of a millionnaire, and John McCain, a millionnaire and legacy admission to the Naval Academy, certainly a son of privilege, seem to understand the working class better than the nouveau riche Obamas, who come from poorer backgrounds but can’t seem to understand that the stimulus package was a real economic boon to those not quite as well situated as the Obamas.

  8. Thomas Tallis Says:

    haha Thomas Tallis jumps the shark every time he isn’t outraged by the horrible mean ol’ MSM bein’ so awful to the Candidate, who only wants to pull up the people. To ‘splain what you huh’d at: 1st poster said “if Dowd can’t find anything to mock about Barack, she’s out of a job”; you responded “she’s out of a job.”

    in other news, Dana is delusional, the only working people who think George Bush understands the working class are those who’ve done a truly admirable amount of self-brainwashing to convince themselves of it; dude wouldn’t know how to push broom if the broom in question came from that one scene in Fantasia

  9. jeromy Says:

    I responded “IF she’s out of a job,” and I ended my post with a goddamn link to some funny Barack satire.

    The point was rather simple, and it wasn’t what you said. There’s no point in explaining shit to you anymore, because you dismiss rebuttals too. You twisted my words via omission and if you apologize it’ll be the first fucking time. Later.

  10. jeromy Says:

    Dana: That was mockery? That was just bullshit up-is-down political hackery, where was the supposed comedy?

    I mean, besides this:

    Cindy McCain hasn’t been so out of touch that she can’t understand that a whole lot of people who got stimulus checks spent them on things that they needed rather than things that are just nice to have.

    She doesn’t understand that people can travel around Arizona without a private jet though, does she? Holy smokes!

    Dana, Dana, Dana…