Wherein I harken back to The American President…again

Because when events illustrate our similar vulnerabilities and need for an Andrew Shepard to remind us we are all in this together, we instead get the Bob Rumsons attempting to tear us apart:

I’ve knownBob Rumson John Derbyshire for years, and I’ve been operating under the
assumption that the reasonBob John devotes so much time and energy to
shouting at the rain was thathe simply didn’t get it. Well, I was
wrong.
Bob’s problem isn’t that he doesn’t get it. Bob’s problem is
that he can’t sell it! We have serious problems to solve, and weneed
serious people to solve them.
And whatever your particular problem is,
I promise you, Bob Rumson John Derbyshire is not the least bit interested in solving
it. He is interested in two things and two things only: making you
afraid of it and telling you who’s to blame for it. That, ladies and
gentlemen, is how you win elections.

2 thoughts on “Wherein I harken back to The American President…again

  1. One of my all-time favorite movies. There are so many bits of dialogue which are so true about current conditions of American politics and government. Sad to say that I really, truly, absolutely want that president to be the President.

  2. There’s a dream team: Obama/Shepard 08.
    And now I’ll daydream…
    “We’ve got serious problems, and we need serious people, and if you want to talk about character, John, you’d better come at me with more than a the color of my skin and a “September 10th mindset”. If you want to talk about character and American values, fine. Just tell me where and when, and I’ll show up. This is a time for serious people, John, and your fifteen minutes are up. My name is Barack Obama, and I *am* the President.

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