BY KENNY BELFORD
As President Obama stood before the Republicans, absent of teleprompters and script, prepared to take on their questions and debate their points it offered great drama.
I couldn’t help but make the comparison between our current and past president. Bush wouldn’t have even understood the questions, much less been able to call up actual, verifiable facts from memory and articulate them with the force of persuasion.
It was a room full of “I memorized the talking points” wingnuts and one man standing in opposition. The lone man, greatly outnumbered whipped the entire crowd. But historically speaking, this story isn’t new. It’s actually thousands of years old. As I child I first learned its origins, so did you.
Obama beat them with facts, real facts, not talking points. He spoke truths to them they couldn’t counter.
Remembering that Obama is a Democrat, and the symbol of the Democratic Party is a mule, begins to reveal the origin. Once again, the jaw of an ass defeated a beast, this time an elephant. And once again, against great numbers, the jaw of an ass defeated the Philistines, actually the Republicans this time.
– Kenny Belford lives in Tulsa, OK and is a regular contributor to The Oklahoma Observer