I hope all the pompous show boating that our president is "hip" is worth it to the next generation that has less freedom than the previous. I'm glad he can skateboard woohoo...now balance the fucking budget and give our Goddamned money back that you took in your first few months as president.
Ron paul would be an unmitigated disaster that would leave the world in shambles... Sure we'd all be able to smoke pot, but that's small consolation compared to handing the rest of the world up on a silver platter for Russia, China, and Iran, to carve up amongst themselves and bringing back institutionalized racism here in the states.
And before you start in on the "you haven't listened to a thing he's said" line the paul guys usually go to right about now, save it, I have. If you disagree with what i've said, i'm afraid it's not me who hasnt' been paying attention to the guy.
Actually having a hip president is just a consolation prize for the 8 years of bush that caused everything you mentioned above.
it did happen, you pretending like it didn't makes me doubt your intelligence.
And he probably quickly jumped to supporting McCain in 2008, even though, like the vast majority of Republicans, he probably didn't give two shits about the man when he ran against Bush in the Republican primaries in 2000, despite the fact that he was a far better candidate than Bush in that election, and than HIMSELF in 2008 (seems that as he aged, his brain was the first thing to go).
David Walls looks like paranoid bullshit.
"The UN Peacekeeping army will come to your house. If you hand over your guns, then you will be given a voucher to spend at Walmart or Target."
aka not going to happen.
I hate political zealots. "What? That man is the President, he can't be allowed to show he has a sense of humor! What of all the work that needs to be done? There's no time for a 10 second display of something TOTALLY INSIGNIFICANT. *head explodes*"
Real or not, that tiny display that he's still human has no impact on anything related to his job. Personally I think its a good thing. You think your job is stressful? Run the fucking country on a daily basis. Try to bring it back from the disaster Bush put it in, knowing that no matter what you do, roughly half the country is going to hate you and continually try to bring you down. I don't care if if the President is Obama or Bush or Lincoln, having a sense of harmless fun is necessary to keep from having a meltdown first year in.
(And for those of you who would say "I don't care how many people hate me, I'll do what needs to be done", you're missing the idea of what it means to be president. Go be a dictator somewhere.)
Down below me...Ben Miller. A guy that has so little to do he comes back like a few days later to elicit a response by flopping his sloppy man boobs on my comment box to get attention. Good show. Now I'm going right back to not giving a fuck. Tell Alex I said HI!