Obama v. Charlie Brown

The following story is just another example of how the people of this country continue to be attracted to, and vote for, mediocrity.

Arlington, TN Mayor Russell Wiseman is upset with the President of the United States.  Apparently, the President had the temerity to schedule his major speech concerning the build-up of forces in Afghanistan right when the Mayor was about to sit down in from of the boob-tube and watch the Charlie Brown Christmas Special. He posted about his frustration on his Facebook page, saying:

“Ok, so, this is total crap, we sit the kids down to watch ‘The Charlie Brown Christmas Special’ and our muslim president is there, what a load…..try to convince me that wasn’t done on purpose. Ask the man if he believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and he will give you a 10 minute disertation (sic) about it….w…hen the answer should simply be ‘yes’….”

He has since deleted his Facebook account. Images of foot in mouth come to mind. His ire at the President’s scheduling was not limited to the president, however. He also struck out at everyone who supports Obama:

“…you obama people need to move to a muslim country…oh wait, that’s America….pitiful.”

Can you spell B-I-G-O-T?

Who elected this guy? There’s actually a town in America that elected a mayor who believes that a cartoon character is more important than the President of the United States, so much so that he publicly tells the President’s supporters to move to another country because they are interfering with his television viewing? I guess in a free country such as ours, one has the right to feel and speak out like Mr. Wiseman, but it doesn’t really say much about his qualifications for the job as mayor, or the intelligence of his constituents. (Although, in their defense, they may not have known. Perhaps we should wait to see if he gets re-elected before passing judgment.)

To his credit, he does know a little bit about the Constitution.

“you know, our forefathers had it written in the original Constitution that ONLY property owners could vote, if that has stayed in there, things would be different……..” [actually, the Constitution doesn‘t say this – S.I.]

So, should we surmise that he believes that only white, male property owners should be allowed to vote, because at the time the Constitution was enacted, those were the only Americans who typically could?

Won’t be long before Bill O’Reilly has him on his show, and on a FOX based pedestal.

5 thoughts on “Obama v. Charlie Brown

  1. There’s actually a town in America that elected a mayor who believes that a cartoon character is more important than the President of the United States, so much so that he publicly tells the President’s supporters to move to another country because they are interfering with his television viewing?

    That appears to be the case. IMO, you overrated the jerk by implying that he’s mediocre. What you failed to note, SI, is that Mr. Wiseman (is he a descendant of any of the famous gift-bearers?) and his kiddies missed an opportunity to hear Linus read (or recite, I can’t recall which) the Christmas story from the gospel of Luke over the airwaves. That really matters because Mr. Wiseman apparently doesn’t have the $10 or so required to buy the DVD so that he and the kiddies can watch it numerous times throughout the Christmas holiday season. This was their one and only opportunity to see the show, and the president thoughtlessly robbed them of it. Surely you see what a serious offense that is. You don’t actually think that, if he can’t afford to buy the video, then Mr. Wiseman should dust off the Bible on his shelf and read the passage from Luke himself, do you? That would require that Mr. Wiseman, in addition to being able to read (which I guess he can do, since he wrote his post of Facebook), actually knows where in the Bible to find the book of Luke. If he’s like many Christians, that task is a killer.

    With regard to his re-election, I hope that his constituents will turn him out of office the next time around, but, given current conditions in the United Untied States of AmeriKKKa, I wouldn’t be surprised if he were crowned Mayor for Life.

  2. There’s actually a town in America that elected a mayor who believes that a cartoon character is more important than the President of the United States. . . .

    There is actually a political party in America that is so wedded to a narrow (and bigoted) ideologically pure view that the leaders of said party have become cartoon characters themselves. The cartoon characters leading the GOP (and (sorry for assuming) I assume Mr. Wiseman is affiliated with that cartoon party) are busy finding ways to be offended by anything that the President (or any member of the Democratic Party (or any supporter of said party (or even any ‘news’ program which comes even close to calling GOP bullshit for what it is (which is (or course) bullshit)))) does or says. This is actually a perfect example of the depths to which modern conservatism have sunk.

    Though this particular show does have some good new-fashioned right wing authoritarinism in it. Unfortunately, Lucy is just as annoying as the GOP’s authoritarian mouthpieces. Luckily, the kids on the Peanut’s show are smart enough to see her take-charge bullshit for what it is.

    Let’s be honest: if Obama pulled a drowning child out of a swimming pool, multiple things would happen. First, someone on the right would complain that he is insulting the office of the President by getting wet in public. Second, someone would dig into the family history of the child and, if the parents are not registered GOPers, would immediately start a conspiracy theory showing that this was a set up to make the President look good. Third, someone would show up on O’Reilly’s show and claim that Obama let his five-year-old drown back in 1978. It would be headlines for a week — not that the child was saved, but that Obama is manipulating public opinion and somehow being unfair.

    Does this cartoonish man actually believe that Obama scheduled that speech just to annoy him and his family? That the President of the United States really wants to stop the ‘Christian message’ of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (which, with all its inclusiveness really does not resemble radical Christianity today) and gives a major foreign policy speech just to stop it in one time zone? Sheesh!

    Sorry fo the rant. Trying to avoid going to work. Shit. I’m late. Thanks, SI.

    All that said, I must confess that the only holiday ornament/display that I have considered purchasing in the last five or so years is the Charlie Brown christmas tree which came out this year.

  3. Perhaps as a Muslim, Obama was preempting the special due to its positive portrayal of gay characters, since you know the Muslims are even more rabidly against the gays then the Christians. Look, you have the lesbian couple of Peppermint Patty and Marcie, and then there’s Schroeder. Poor Lucy, chasing after a boy who CLEARLY has no interest in her. Maybe he’d prefer her brother.

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