That was a massive sandwich you guys. Okay, I also had an ice cream.
On Saturday night, New Year’s Eve, a little before midnight, I found out that Obama signed H.R. 1540, the National Defense Authorization Act, which is a bullet in the chest of American freedom. Obama signed the NDAA on Dec. 31, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. It took me several minutes to digest what this meant; for me, for my family, for my fellow Americans. After reading a few articles about the bill, and trying to make sense of what those numbers meant (12/31/11 6:30 p.m.) I finally saw the truth. And it was disgusting. Like, throwing a handful of soiled baby diapers against a wall and watching them slide down SLOOOWWWLLLYYY.
When something is done under the cover of darkness, it’s usually wrong. And the time at which President Obama signed this bill was essentially under the cover of darkness. The last 3 months of the year is the busiest time for most Americans. We, The People, spend a great deal of time away from our news feeds, e-mail alerts, twitter accounts, and nightly news broadcasts as we prepare for the holidays with friends, family and food. College and high school students who have become a politi-cultural force to be reckoned with in the the age of a social media onslaught were on winter break. And as all of us were preparing for the excitement of back-to-back long weekends, we were swamped at work, planning vacations, balancing fourth quarter budgets, grading papers, and tying up loose ends on projects that no one wants on their desks come Jan. 3. Signing this bill on Dec. 31, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. is like taking a child out of her bed while her parents sleep. If you’re going to kidnap someone, President Obama, don’t let your handwriting match the ransom note.
On New Year’s Eve, those that we Americans elect in hopes of upholding the law and the constitution of the United States – congressmen and women, senators and those who have the privilege of sitting in the oval office – reached the peak of Mt. Shoddy Leadership. This was calculated hypocrisy and deceit at its finest. After the ball dropped on New Year’s Eve, and I ate half-a-bag too many black bean tortilla chips, I went to bed with a heavy heart. Twenty-twelve was supposed to be the start of a great year for all of us. It was supposed to be an overzealous karate kick to the achilles tendon of Last Year when so many people were struggling in our country and around the world. But instead of allowing the American people to welcome the new year with hope, our president committed a sort of spiritual genocide against us while congress lurked in the shadows like over-payed employees in the devil’s minion workshop.
I voted for Obama when he ran against John McCain four years ago. Not because I’d rather vote for a goat than John McCain (yes, that’s true too), but because I really liked Obama. He had a freshness and an honesty about him. He was charismatic and had so many great ideas accompanied by what appeared to be humility and a genuine desire to make our country better. I bet Obama’s a really nice guy; he’s probably a good father and husband, but I think he turned out to be a subpar leader. Obama spent his whole presidency trying not to “rock the boat.” But a strong leader isn’t afraid to rock the boat because sometimes that boat needs to be rocked.
I thought the milk bit at the end of this video was going to be obvious to most people, but I’ve been getting some questions about it so I figured I’d go ahead and explain it here. The milk was representative of the NDAA. And I was Obama. Milk is delicious (yes it is, Tina!) and it’s good for your body, and there were some items in H.R. 1540 that were good for our country. I prefer to drink non-fat organic milk, but in this video I was being bullied by someone off-camera who was telling me to drink the milk that I really didn’t want to drink, just like Obama has been bullied by Congress and lobbyists “off-camera” his whole presidency. So I drank the milk and President Obama signed the bill. And in the end, it was so disgusting it was kind of hilarious.
Oh, and that last part about poisoning the already sensitive stomachs of the lactose intolerant? Well, that was Obama’s bill punching every American-Muslim in the groin because apparently, slavery and Japanese Internment just didn’t seem to fill enough pages in our history books.
Statement by the President on H.R. 1540 (via whitehouse.gov)