So, the news came out yesterday. I’m a day behind, but what a news day it was!
In the grand tradition of the presidential eloquence of Thomas Jefferson, Abe Lincoln, and Teddy and Franklin Rooesvelt, President Obama called the Republican budget proposal a “stinkburger” or “meanwich,” after visiting a deli. Apparently those suggestions would be for a new deli sandwich if it were named after the proposed budget. I can’t help but think this is the funniest thing any president has said or done since the Beer Summit of ’09
This is presidential speech writing at its best. I imagine the writers giggling as they saw this come across the teleprompter. I humbly suggest he describe the Supreme Court as “filled with crotchety poopypants jerkfaces” in his next State of the Union Address.
All joking aside for a moment, the ability to laugh at oneself is a sign of strength. Only fragile ideas and people are so brittle they cannot withstand a bit of ridicule and joking. With this in mind, the Republicans should adopt the title “Stinkburger” for their budget, as nothing is quite as much fun as embarrassing your opponent with his own words. Plus, it would show Republicans are capable of having a sense of humor, a revelation that would shock the world.