Of terrorists and tiramisu. Barak Obama claims he killed Bin Laden but then says business owners didn’t build the businesses they founded. At least, that’s the perception some people have regarding President Obama’s comments. Several groups are taking exception to both of these claims. A web video featuring retired special forces officers challenges President Obama for taking too much credit in the Bin Laden operation and a bakery in Virginia refused to host Joe Biden in protest over Obama’s “you didn’t build that” statement. Since this blog is Virginia focused, I’ll concentrate on the Virginia bakery and leave the Bin Laden commentary for others.
Get me out of ole Virginny. One can only imagine that Joe Biden must be pretty happy to be leaving the Commonwealth of Virginia for the friendly confines of Washington, DC. His road trip through Virginia has been a public relations nightmare. First, he forgot the name of the state in which he was speaking and referred to Virginia as North Carolina. Then, he forgot what century it is. Then, he forgot what political position Paul Ryan holds. Then, he drew the ire of America’s first black governor by claiming that Republicans were going to put people back in chains. But what really takes the cake is a Radford bakery’s refusal to sell poor Joe Biden a doughnut.
Obama and Biden = Crumb and crumber? Chris and Kelly McMurray run a local Radford bakery called, “Crumb and Get It”. They founded the business and both work hard to make it a success. In fact, Mrs. McMurray had just finished working 24 hours in a row when Joe Biden’s advance team wanted to hold a “photo op” with the McMurrays at Crumb and Get It. The McMurrays told the Biden advance team, “No”. It seems that both McMurrays were put off by Barak Obama’s “you didn’t build that” remark which he blurted out during a campaign stop in Roanoke, Va. The advance team tried to convince the McMurrays that the Biden visit would be good PR but the McMurrays held their ground. Ultimately, Joe Bag O’ Doughnuts got his breakfast elsewhere.
Icing on the cake. It seems that Joe Biden made it back to D.C. from his disastrous road trip through the Old Dominion. Barak Obama (metaphorically) stroked his silvery hair, wiped his wet eyes, gave him a hug and publicly announced that Mr. Biden would, indeed, be his running mate in 2012. What an odd campaign. Obama – Biden sent the sitting VP on a campaign tour through a battleground state and had to end the tour by confirming that the sitting VP is still on the ticket.
Wilde Ride. Oscar Wilde once wrote, “Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!” To Democrats, Old Joe is like a favorite uncle after perhaps one too many martinis. Quirky. Funny. A conversation piece. I guess I am a pessimist here. I don’t see a quirky uncle, I see a … well… a hole. In my lifetime one president was assassinated, attempts were made on two other presidents and a fourth resigned. I seriously question whether Joe Biden has the considerable mental capacity required to be President of the United States. Obama’s refusal to deal with this serious flaw in the Democratic ticket is an example of both his lack of experience and his runaway hubris.