Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Thomas L. Friedman's Lame Sports Metaphors

Barack H. Obama, saith smartypants TLF, is akin to a golfing whiz:
Obama is smart, decent and tough, with exactly the right instincts about where the country needs to go. He has accomplished a lot more than he’s gotten credit for — with an opposition dedicated to making him fail. But lately he is seriously off his game. He’s not Jimmy Carter. He’s Tiger Woods — a natural who’s lost his swing. He has so many different swing thoughts in his head, so many people whispering in his ear about what the polls say and how he needs to position himself to get re-elected, that he has lost all his natural instincts for the game. He needs to get back to basics.      
Yeah, like that's the problem--and the solution.

As for Republicans, Tom claims they're involved in a sporting event that's nowhere near as upscale as golf:
Many Americans can see that most of these G.O.P. candidates are closer to professional wrestlers than politicians — with their fake body slams and anti-Obama bluster. All they are missing are the Tarzan outfits.
Actually, isn't Obama--the man who shoved ObamaCare down Americans' throats--closer to the rough and tumble of professional wrestling than he is to genteel golf?

I suppose we should be grateful that Tom didn't compare Obama to the Jetsons and Republicans to the Flintstones.

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