Ever since Obama started his repetitive and annoying stump speech about driving and not giving the keys back, I have been thinking about the movie Thelma and Louise. You remember, the bored housewife who wanted some change and the waitress who decided to make sure she got it. They got in that 1966 Thunderbird convertible and headed out for adventure of a lifetime. Together and individually they made one bad and inexplicable decision after another. I remember how frustrating it was to watch. I wanted to yell “NO!!” and “Are you stupid?” every 5 minutes. As they drove off the edge of the Grand Canyon with the totally inappropriate expressions of triumph, I was dumbfounded. How did this ridiculous movie ever get made? The acting was good, yes, but the message was confusing and ultimately repugnant. It was about people totally out of control and unable to correct mistakes or take responsibility for their actions. They ultimately refused to turn back from a disastrous course which took them off a cliff.
I feel that same sense of annoyance, no outrage, when I see Obama in full Alinsky style, using folksy humor to mock his opponents, while making the most ridiculous analogy for the course of the country that I may have ever heard. He uses cute lines like “You notice, when you want to move forward in your car, what do you do? You put your car in ‘D.’ When you want to go backwards, you put it in ‘R.’ “ Hello!!! R is every bit as important as D on the gear shift. Every time I get in the car, I use R. If you aren’t willing to put a car in reverse, you better not drive. The same is true in life. When you start down a road and realize you’re on the wrong track, do you stubbornly move forward? Well, some people do, usually to no good end. Smart people put that car in reverse and reconsider their path.
So, to finish the analogy, Mr. Obama, I want the keys back. You may know how to drive, but you seem determined to drive us off the cliff. I’m not willingly going with you.
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