No no no

Just as I was admiring a photograph of our first African-American President and his two lovely daughters “pardoning” a turkey and reflecting on how far our country has come since I was a kid, comes this story of a crazy old (78) coot who wants to shoot him. I’m sure the old man is no threat, especially since they took his guns away, but we’re just a day or so away from the biggest event of my 11-year-old life, the assassination of JFK, and I worry. I had really hoped that we’d gone past all that madness, but perhaps not. My wish? President Obama has a safe tenure and retires peacefully in two years. Alternatively, may he turn the economy around and be hugely successful in 2012. Either way, keep him safe from the crazies.

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  1. Retired IB'er

    I’m afraid you’ve left out the most likely scenario: the economy still sucks in 2012, but the Republican nominee for President sucks worse (think Palin for example) and Obama wins re-election.

  2. Anonymous

    hopefully obama lives long enough to see his name become common slang for liar or jackass.

  3. Retired IB'er

    Agreed. (Editor’s note: this was posted to my reply, not the previous one).

  4. Peg

    I still remember the horror during Jr High of learning that JFK had been shot and killed. No matter how wrong I may think that the policies of any president may be – assassination should not ever even be a joke.

    I’m with you, Chris: a nice retirement party at the beginning of 2013 – or – Obama has an 180 degree turnaround and starts applying free market, small government solutions.

  5. Retired IB'er

    Thank you, CF.

  6. Daniel

    The Bankers and finance people are happy. He will be fine.