Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Obama's Revenge

Wow. President Obama must be really mad that Joe Biden didn't run for President and stop his rivals the Clintons from returning to power.

I mean really really mad.

Here's my proof:

“Last year, Vice President Biden said that with a new moonshot, America can cure cancer,” Obama said, before noting that Biden has worked with Congress to add resources for the National Institutes of Health. “Tonight, I’m announcing a new national effort to get it done. And because he’s gone to the mat for all of us, on so many issues over the past forty years, I’m putting Joe in charge of Mission Control. For the loved ones we’ve all lost, for the family we can still save, let’s make America the country that cures cancer once and for all.”

That graf appears below the headline, "President Obama Puts Joe Biden in Charge of Curing Cancer".

Poor Joe. Now he's responsible for every single person that dies of cancer from here on out? Hasn't this man suffered enough? Just because he wouldn't run you pin this albatross on him?

Thanks, Obama!

PS: regarding the moon-shot analogy. What if there were over 100 different moons? What if these moons could change and actively try to avoid you landing on them? Other than that the analogy is pretty good.


Russell Wood said...

And, what if, as Megan McCardle notes (link below), attacking the cancer must occur within the body of a vulnerable human being? Curing cancer is not just physics and mechanics.


davidly said...

It reminds me of election night '08 when Ken Olbermann interrupted Eugene Robinson mid-sentence for the um-th time over the course of the evening because he had just thunk up what he felt was an apt metaphor for the historical implications of what they were witnessing and, apparently, felt that he'd better shout it out before someone else took it: "This is 'Man on the Moon'!"!

Maybe Manhattan Project would be a better analogy? I mean, you know, whatever the cure for cancer turned out to be, it'd probably cause cancer.