Is it true that the Smart car is the official car of the Democrat Party in this area and the Invisible car is the official car of the Republican Party?
A Smart car with an Obama/Biden bumper sticker would surely indicate the most gifted among us. These extra smart folks are still in the love-is-blind stage with Barack Obama. If you offer them anything negative, they call out the previous president. How can they go wrong with such a smart strategy?
I’d like to see Obama gift wrap a couple of those Smart cars and send them to the leaders of Iran and North Korea. Those two need to smarten up. Only dummies would threaten their neighborhoods with missiles and rockets the way they do.
Some supporters of Obama probably believe that a drive or two in a Smart car, while listening to one of Obama’s “follow-me-wherever-it-is-I’m-going” speeches, would cause those temporarily bad leaders to realize how “unsmartly” they have been acting and lead them to change for the better.
Dare I suggest that the President’s words may not change the threatening behavior of Iran and North Korea? Does he have a Plan B in him? I’m not sure. So far we’ve heard words and watched our money past/present/future used as solutions. Even a person who doesn’t have a Smart car realizes that both of those approaches have serious limitations.
Every President inherits problems from the previous administration. Part of the reason they are elected is because they convince us that they can make things better.
I beg the Obama apologists in our midst to detail how he has made this country, or this world, a better place because of what he’s done so far. Maybe one of the 100-days, sign-holding, Obama lovers could enlighten me.
Obviously owning a Smart car doesn’t make you smart and maybe, just maybe, sporting an Obama/Biden bumper sticker will carry the same stigma in the months ahead.
( Sent out as a letter-to-the-editor on May 29, 2009. Appeared in the Newburyport Daily News on June 4, 2009. )