Barack Obama is now a former President of the United States. On this occasion many comments would apply, many of them obscene, and an equal number, perhaps more, expressing heartfelt anger, but why behave like progressives?
One could note, not unkindly: “don’t let the screen door whack you in the butt on your way out,” but that would be less than gracious.
One could say, to paraphrase Richard Nixon, we won’t have Barack Obama to kick around anymore, but it was Obama that did the kicking. And who can’t help but feel nostalgic about the fact Mr. Obama won’t be able to blast the occasional terrorist–and a great deal more innocent bystanders–with drone-fired missiles? Who doesn’t remember with fondness and humor his boast about being good at killing people with missiles? Ha ha! Whew! True, when you obliterate them, you don’t get to interrogate them for intelligence, but hey, at least he didn’t put any more terrorists in Gitmo, and released a whole bunch.
For another touching take on Barack’s heart-rending parting from his favorite drone, go here.
I think, gentle readers, I’ll leave it with the comment of Oliver Cromwell, when he was dissolving Parliament, April 20, 1653 (as reported by Bulstrode Whitlocke.—Cobbett’s Parliamentary History of England, from the Norman Conquest, in 1066, to the Year 1803, vol. 3, col. 1383-1808).
You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing lately…. Depart, I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!
Thomas Carlyle, Oliver Cromwell’s Letters and Speeches, vol. 3, part 7, pp. 34–35 (1897).
So, ‘bye Barack, And God Bless President Donald Trump and America.