Ships captains are chosen based on long years of experience and a proven history of performance excellence.
In other words, pretty much the opposite of the way we selected a president the last two elections.
In April of 1912 the supposedly unsinkable Titanic was steaming full speed through the perilous north Atlantic when it struck an iceberg and began to sink. Her captain was a seasoned veteran of the seas, in fact this was to be his last voyage prior to retirement.
What if Barack Obama had been the captain?
Based on his record, here are his probable responses to news he’d plowed into an iceberg.
-1- blame crash on a do-nothing Congress
-2- “I heard about it on the news just like you did”
-3- explain the ship isn’t sinking, the sea is rising due to global warming
-4- tour boat giving upbeat speeches about anything but crash
-5- “If you LIKE your lifeboat, you can KEEP your lifeboat”
-6- characterize crash as a “false scandal”
-7- promote lookouts who were on duty
-8- draft executive order forbidding ships from sinking
-9- throw party in his cabin with Jayzee and Beyonce
Tonight we’ll be treated to his State of the Union speech
The president took the helm at a time of crisis and has managed to, through almost studied inattention and mismanagement, drive the boat further into the iceberg.
This is what we get for entrusting the most important role in the nation to an untested dilettante when the highlight of his legislative career was a massive record of voting “present”.
2 thoughts on “State of the Union – Much Like the Titanic”
Your “Titanic” analogy is an appropriate one. Of course, our “Captain” was not satisfied to hit the iceberg. He will, it seems, settle for nothing less than to back up and hit the darn thing repeatedly.
Good point. And as Peggy Noonan points out we can’t compare Obamacare to the Titanic cause the Titanic at least had 3 good days, plus the captain chose to go down with the ship.