A chastened Emperor Barack Obama delivered his final pre-Thanksgiving turkey pardon on Wednesday afternoon. The annual pardoning of the birds has been a White House holiday ritual ever since the days of Harry Truman, a man who unlike Barry had a set of balls as well as the character to accept responsibility for his decisions.
The reason to celebrate Obama’s saving of the two turkeys (Tater and Tot) is that it marks the final time that America will have to see this shameless shit salesman engaging in playacting as if he is a real leader. It’s just another sixty or so shopping days until this weasel and his family of moochers climb onto a helicopter and are flown away to a lifetime of cashing in off of Obama’s lamentable eight years in office.
As reported by CBS News “Obama pardons his last pair of turkeys, without Sasha and Malia by his side”:
For the first time since 2009, President Obama carried out the traditional pardoning of the turkeys without daughters Sasha and Malia by his side. This year, he said, they had a scheduling conflict.
“Actually, they just couldn’t take my jokes anymore,” he told the small crowd in the Rose Garden. Instead, there to officially pardon Tot (the other turkey, Tater, was the designated back-up), were his two nephews, Austin and Aaron Robinson, who, Mr. Obama noted, “unlike Sasha and Malia, have not been turned cynical by Washington.”
What his daughters don’t know, he went on to say, was that he was going to keep on pardoning turkeys each year — no cameras might be present — but there’s “no way I’m cutting this habit cold turkey,” he quipped, in one of many jokes he cracked during the ceremony.
Here was another: “When somebody at your table tells you that you’ve been hogging all the side dishes and you can’t have any more, I hope that you respond with a creed that a sums up the spirit of a hungry people, ‘Yes, we cran.’”
Mr. Obama deemed Tater to be “sort of like the ‘vice turkey.’ We’re working on getting him a pair of aviator glasses.” He also recognized the other turkeys who “didn’t get to ride the gravy train to freedo.”
And on a more serious note, the president noted the things he was thankful for — full employment, a healing housing market, a greater number of Americans with health insurance — “that’s worth gobbling about,” he said. The president said the country would keep moving forward, defined by the values and ideals that have been a light to all humanity. “We have a lot more in common than divides us,” he said.
With Tater and Tot now being free to live out the rest of their natural born days in a petting zoo, the question turns to whether Mr. Obama will preemptively pardon Hillary Clinton. While his replacement Donald Trump has indicated that he was reluctant to flog the old nag because she’s suffered enough already, he may change his mind if frantic, last-ditch Democrat efforts to overturn the results of the election in three Rust Belt states are successful.
Obama could go ahead and issue his pardon of Clinton regardless of Trump’s magnanimous gesture but given the outrage that such a gesture would generate it’s understandable if he waits until the last minute. He may well be able to get away with pardoning Hillary but there’s not going to be anyone left to pardon his ass if he does.
Cartoon by Ben Garrison of GRRR Graphics.
Originally published at Downtrend.com