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Imagine playing basketball where the referees always give you every break. You get every call, you never get called for traveling, carrying, or fouling anybody else, even if you pile-drive them into the ground. You drive the lane, elbow people out of the way, and they get called for a foul. If somebody enters your 6-foot foul halo, they get whistled. No matter if you’re an untalented hack who pads his stats with a referee tailwind blowing like Hurricane Gilbert. With help like that you come off looking like Michael Jordan.
In other words, imagine you are Dwyane Wade.
But really, you don’t have to imagine, do you?
Never in the history of America since George Washington [because really, who was going to vote against Washington?] has a presidential candidate enjoyed the outright cheering of the majority media with such ferocity. With virtually no qualifications, no executive or even significant legislative experience, open but utterly unexplored questions about your associations, your shady financial dealings, your drug use, clouds surrounding your birth citizenship, obviously radical views on abortion, your oft-stated plans to turn America into Cuba, your obvious lack of depth, your complete dependence on Binky the Teleprompter — all that, and not the least bit of media curiosity. None. Your Hope-n-Change mantra caused media leg tingles and outright fainting. It was all butterflies, rainbows, and ponies for you and your bitter shrew wife.
Meanwhile your opponents — first Hillary, then Media Whore McCain, and finally your oratorical and charismatic superior in Sarah Palin — were subjected to the most brutal assaults the media could muster. Dirty laundry made public, outright lies told. Voters who support your opponent get their cars keyed. Even media professionals that drifted from Obamatude found themselves unemployed or assigned to the Somalia beat. With all that, you managed a 53-46 victory, but to hear the press tell it, it was rather like Sitting Bull over Custer.
Once you got elected – O Lord, let’s not even discuss the media love you’ve benefited from. Julius Caesar coming home from the wars didn’t get this kind of treatment.
So when you gave your newest, grandest America Sucks rant in Cairo — using all your favorite oratory tricks, disgracing and slandering America with every breath, praising Islam for practically every invention, artistic triumph, and technical advance ever conceived — it must have come as a bit of a downer to see that your speech didn’t exactly wow ’em in the Middle East.
The refs, the media, actually called fouls on you. Shocking! They pointed out double-speak, they noted that you are [in Texas parlance] “all hat and no cattle”, and showed no signs of fainting or leg-tingles, nor did they take your utterances as having been handed down from above.
Don’t expect America’s government-controlled media to report this, but here’s some excerpts of what they’re saying in the Islamic world, courtesy of South Africa’s Mail & Guardian. The mood was cautiously optimistic in some quarters, but typically skeptical – either that talk was cheap, or that Barry was in the end no different than Bush.
Ah, but Barack, chin up. You’re still the darling of the American government-controlled media. Leg tingles and swooning are in abundance.