Spengler, your last two posts are excellent assessments. I thought Hugo Chavez's diatribe last year that 'Obama go wash his a$$' was just another crazed outburst from another South American marxist thug.
That came after Daniel Ortega's rant against the US at the Summit of the Americas in front of Obama who seemed totally indifferent to Ortega's condemnation. Now it looks like Hugo Chavez and the rest have sized up Obama pretty well as will more and more tyrants and dictators around the world. At one point I wonder when they'll start lining up to insult Obama and the US, or do far worse to our allies and other nations. I just hope that by 2012(assuming Obama is voted out) things in the Middle East, Latin America, and the rest of the world don't get too bloody.
A year ago the following seemed like pretty decent satire from Iowahawk. Now it seems prophetic.
I Guess You Had to Be There
The Barack Obama Celebrity Roast
[ed. note: another White House Correspondents' Dinner, another laid egg by America's wannabe Insult-Comic-in-Chief. Seemed like a good excuse to rerun this bit from last May, written after his first bomb performance at the WHCD.]
(Thundering tympanies, swirling spotlights)
Live! From the fabulous Turtle Bay Ballroom at United Nations Headquarters, it's the Rat Pack of Evil All-Star International Celebrity Roast of President Barack Obama!
(orchestra fanfare: 'Make 'Em Laugh')
With Pyongyang funnyman Kim Jong-Il! Borscht Belt headliner Vlady Putin! Queen of Mean Liz Windsor! Saudi Sheik of Schtick King Abdullah! Beijing jokeslinger Hu Jintao! Wacky al Qaeda Caveman Ayman al-Zawahiri! Nick 'the Knife' Sarkozy! Sassy Wanda Sykes! South-of-the-border slapstick team Hugo Chavez and the Castro Brothers! Taliban Madman Mullah Omar! Jon Stewart! Lovable Libyan lush Muammar al-Ghadaffi! Grovelin' Guvner Gordy Brown! Bashar "The Chin" al-Assad! The Hamas Fattah Dancers! And starring your Master of Ceremonies -- that suntan man with a plan from Iran -- that Persian with a nuclear perversion -- Sheckyyyyyy Ahmedinejad!
Okay, okay, pipe down. Let's get this thing over with, this straightjacket is a rental and my magic carpet is double-parked on East 43rd. Mohammed H. Prophet, will you get a load of the evil on the stage tonight? I haven't seen this many bombs since Janeane Garofalo played the American Legion convention....
...But, hey, enough about these losers. Let's talk about the man we're all here to honor tonight: my pal, Barack Obama.
What a mensch this guy is. Total sweetheart. As soon as he was elected, he told me he would come to the negotiating table without preconditions. You know what 'preconditions' are? That's Persian for 'balls.' Barack, one look at the stars on the stage proves you still have a knack for community organizing. You've brought the entire evil community together, in the spirit of international dialog, to ask you one simple question: how does our ass taste?
You can read the rest in its NSFW glory, here: http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/#tp