Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Greatest Orator of Our Time Is A Third-Grader

Barack Obama: he's the greatest orator of our time. Sure, there's Pericles; he was good. Yeah, JFK had some good lines, and fine...FDR could turn a phrase.

But Obama is the best we have right now. Serious, you guys.
The president paid a visit to Zingerman's Deli in Ann Arbor, Mich., today as part of his push to increase the minimum wage. Zingerman's he said pays it's employees "fair wages". Whether their fair enough to afford the lunch the president had isn't clear. He ordered a small Rueben for $1399; larges go for nearly $17...
"If they tried to sell [Paul Ryan's budget] at Zingerman's they have to call it the 'stinkburger' or the 'meanwhich,'" he said.
Yep, that's the state of play we have from the president of the United States. He's decided to go with the ol' "stinkburger" and "meanwhich" argument. This form of argument is most effective on the third-grade level. If memory serves, I believe that if the "stinkburger" argument is not effective at changing your opponent's mind, the next level up is to call them a "Poo-poo head". Or Dummy. I'm not sure which.

Which dovetails into a related question I have. What is the most memorable line from President Obama? What's his great, soaring line that speaks to all Americans? I can't really think of anything memorable.

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