This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Some Important Advice By Peggy Noonan for Obama and the Clown

I hope everyone is already aware of the clown story.  Peggy Noonan writes:  "On that, everyone should breathe deep and remember, as the noted political philosopher Orson Welles once put it: "It’s the business of the American people to take the mickey out of the president." It’s not only what we do, it’s what we should do. Welles was speaking on a talk show; it was the 1970s; he was talking about people making fun of some Republican president, Nixon or Ford. So what? They can take it. And they’re not kings. Let me suggest a classy Obama move that might go over well. From his Vineyard vacation spot he should have the press office issue a release saying his reaction to finding out a rodeo clown was rudely spoofing him, was, "So what?" Say he loves free speech, including inevitably derision directed at him, and he does not wish for the Missouri state fair to fire the guy, and hopes those politicians (unctuously, excessively, embarrassingly) damning the clown and the crowd would pipe down and relax. This would be graceful and nice, wouldn’t it? He would never do it. He gives every sign of being a person who really believes he shouldn’t be made fun of, and if he is it’s probably racially toned, because why else would you make fun of him?" Peggy Noonan

Another thought:  Texas Congressman


Blogger said...

Making fun of the president goes back to the beginning of our country. So, why is the NAACP in this?

Blogger said...

If the president does not take Noonan's advice, then this clown story will be one of the most frightening stories of my life.

NewGuy said...

“If you're demanding a rodeo jester be thrown in the dungeons for mocking the king, don't pretend you support a free country,” the congressman tweeted.

Sarkazian said...

One of the problems- The NAACP is making it impossible for another Black
man to be elected President. If the President is Black, you are a bigot if
you disagree with his policies and don't keep it to yourself.
The NAACP is warning Americans- Do not be disagreeable with a sitting Black
President. As it is, like Blogger says, an American tradition to make fun
of the sitting US President, then it figures that no Black man can serve as
President again.
This bothers me because I have, for years, wanted the libertarian Larry
Elder to run... and win.

NewGuy said...

Sark, I was reading your comment when it disappeared. I don't know what happened unless I accidentally hit the delete button (I am doubtful that blogger would have deleted it since it doesn't violate anything)...

Anyhow...I have reposted it above.

Sorry for any mixup .

Sarkazein said...

Obama could follow Clinton's lead and have the rodeo clown arrested. Clinton, in Chicago 1996, had the Mendozas arrested by the Secret Service for insulting him.

USS Rodger Young said...

It's about time someone made fun of hussein obummer. When politicians even have an opinion of what those whom they work for say about them, then we have a too strong government. I really enjoyed the obummer clown and hope many, many others do the same thing. I think I'll buy one and wear it around. When you see someone on King Street wearing an obummer mask, it'll be me.

Linda Hasendorf

USS Rodger Young

Sarkazein said...

Order yours now

USS Rodger Young said...

Funny that Democratus Perplexed and the other liberal socialist sheep won't comment on this story. Tell us o grand perplexed, what do you think of the Hussein obummer mask? This ought to be interesting if he's got the guts to answer.

A home schooled woman has the guts to ask the tough questions, but the public schooled dolt doesn't have the knowledge or gumption to answer those question.

Billy Mader