When he ran for President in 2008, Obama was the hero of every college campus north of Venezuela. Among faculty, Obama’s popularity rivaled that of Marx or Mao. Among students, Obama was rock star, sex symbol, and prophet – wrapped into one.
Now, as he begins his reelection campaign, the adoration on campus has cooled. The University of Tennessee bookstore recently featured a new item – breath mints with satirical packaging. The tin can featured an iconic campaign picture of Obama but underneath is a question: “This is change?” Under that is the product name:
Clever. And funny. Unless you’re an elected Democrat. A local legislator, Knoxville Democrat Joe Armstrong, took offense to the mints. He complained to the university Chancellor that the mints were “politically specific products that had no educational value.” Unlike other mints. Armstrong complained the mints were a “discretionary product” which were “specifically insulting to the President.” Lo and behold, after Armstrong pressured university bigwigs, the Obama “disappoint-mints” were taken off the shelves.
Set aside this petty politician, who apparently doesn’t understand the Constitutional protections for political satire. But what kind of message is the university sending to students? As soon as some political hack shows up, claiming to be offended, you just roll over? And what about lost income for the creator of the Obama “disappoint-mints”? Apparently, that doesn’t matter because on campus, political correctness trumps all. Even if Obama is the biggest disappointment in decades! So put that in your mint and suck it.
-Rush morning update-
It seems truth in advertising has nothing to do with the truth, when it comes to a liberal love interest like the one they have with Obama.
During the Bush administration, you heard all kinds of nasty and negative things said about President Bush, how he was a terrorist, and he was destroying this economy, when in fact he kept America safe during his tenure, and he had low unemployment till the end, and his high mark there was only 5.8%! We never heard the last of the nasty and low brow things said about the man. Now we come to obama. The man who in two years has almost single handedly taken this economy and flushed it down the proverbial toilet. But can we express our discontentment with this? HELL NO! A case in point is the entrepreneurial enterprise started shown in the Rush morning update. You notice, that he was shut down because of his Obama disapoint-mints!
I thought it was genious, but the liberal left in this country all have thin skins and cannot take it any where near as well as they can dish it out.
You see, like the story from Rush above, which tells the story of free market business being interferred with by the government, and shut down because they feel it isn’t right to criticize our President, when that is exactly the right that they exercise when they go after a Republican president. You can’t have it both ways anymore you guys. I know that you have gotten into the habit of this double standard of yours….but the people say it has to stop. More and more like me, are speaking out on the inconsistencies of your actions. We are mad as hell and we are not going to take it anymore.
This story, other than coming from Rush, comes from the Knoxville, Tennessee newspaper the KNOX News. Their article, titled: Satirical Mints Poking Fun at Obama Pulled From UT Bookstore.
Now if some guy had come up with this idea during the Bush administration, they would have been hailed as a great business idea and they would all be hoping that this business would take off and fly. But now, since it is directed at Obama, their baby boy in the white house, they are shooting it down with Aircraft guns because they know he also has a very thin skin when it comes to being criticized.
All this talk lately from obama about saving our economy and working to get the free market going again seems to be nothing but lies because everyone on the left is still out there trying to protect him from himself.
Which means, every time that Obama shoots himself in the foot, which is almost a daily thing, the left rallys around him and does damage control, especially when the damage control shouldn’t be done.
Who knew while we had Bush as president, we would have a president so inept, that he would make Carter look good, and the media and the left still can’t see it. How sad is that for America, and our future. HMMMMM?
And to Knoxville Democrat Joe Armstrong, who took offense to the mints, next time you take offense to something, look both ways before backing into traffic. You might not like what you see coming your way. Cause this “Offense” business goes both ways bucko, Not just yours.
May God bless our efforts to help get America back, and put God back into our country.
God, Bless America. Bless Americans. And Bless us to start using more common sense.