After Joe Biden’s disgraceful vice presidential debate performance, Sean Hannity tweeted, “Tickle Me Biden will be the hot new toy this Christmas,” a reminder of an RBO Classic from December 14, 2008.
On Thanksgiving Day 2010, in a repost of that article, I wrote: As you give thanks today, add this to your list — Only two more years!!
Well, the two long years of waiting are nearly over and let’s hope that change is finally on it’s way on November 6.
Even so, Hannity’s suggestion that Joey “Plugs” Biden is this year’s Tickle Me Elmo deserves an appropriate response:
In 2008, Uppity Woman snatched this wonderful post from P4P’s blog — and RBO unashamedly grabbed it right up for your reading pleasure.
As Uppity wrote
- Stop over to see him and give him his deserved Kudos. P4 has so beautifully identified what our new President is: He’s a product that was cleverly advertised early for release just before Christmas. He’s what bored kids wanted for Christmas without worrying about Truth In Advertising, its reliability, resale value, useful function or uniqueness. He may even be bored with it by January. The manufacturer may even be debugging it in the flield. But the kid doesn’t care about any of these things.
“I jus’ want it. It’s what I want”.
It was expressed that, in 2010, we probably couldn’t return Obama before Christmas, although maybe we could just throw him out in TWO more years to make room for a real gift.
What people thought they really wanted in 2008 was Obama.
- Obamania shows all the earmarks of an obsessed kid at Christmas. It doesn’t matter what the merits of the thing are, they just want it. See also change. In fact, change is like a doll, Obama is a brand, like Tickle Me Elmo. Accept no substitutes.
And like the “it” toy of the season, anything else is a cheap imitation. Was McCain an unwanted product? No. But he’s like a Wii. Obama is a Playstation. The comparison is pretty apt, since now that the hype is over, the Wii is the more fun game system for everyone, not just the geeks (see MSM pundits) who are mesmerized by the same product with a cooler exterior.
[Once] Election day [was] over and some Cabinet assembly [was] required, a lot of the purchasers [were] disappointed at the way things [came] together. The plans [were] vague and hard to read. The 1-800 number [was] hard to call, and the operator [still] won’t answer the questions you’re actually asking.
Presenting the Obama administration — in sync!!