Minority Whip compares Obama to Zorn
When I tried to mix politics and the Redskins earlier this week, the feedback was uniformly negative. So I might as well try it again.
Actually, this one isn't my fault. It's the fault of Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the House Minority Whip, who wrote a truly bizarre piece in the Daily Caller comparing Barack Obama to Jim Zorn, without mentioning the latter by name. I'll select a few of my favorite passages.
Hey Redskins' fans: Americans feel your pain
By Rep. Eric Cantor
These days D.C.-area football fans aren't the only ones sorely let down.
Once again, hyped new personnel were brought into the nation's capital - not just to the NFL's Redskins, but to the White House -- on the promise of change you could believe in. Now both Redskins devotees and American citizens everywhere are struggling with disappointment.
Actually, no one hyped Jim Zorn as change you could believe in. He was brought in because Joe Gibbs retired. No one wanted a change. Also, he was the 17th choice of team management, and the 179th choice of fans. Also, right now, Redskins fans are not struggling with disappointment; they're filled with optimism. Also, who on your staff thought this was a good idea?
So much for the familiar refrain that Washingtonians are incapable of understanding the frustrations brewing outside the beltway....
You see, because Washingtonians suffered through two years of a middling football coach who had been hired after everyone else said no and who was undermined by his bosses at every turn and who had an offensive line only Vinny Cerrato could love, Washingtonians can now understand frustrations outside the beltway.
Like the Redskins, who had to fire their coach and bring in new leadership, the American people are growing tired of the Democrats and getting closer and closer to firing them by the day.
According to the metaphor, shouldn't the American people first try hiring a bingo caller and let Al Michaels make fun of them before they fire anyone? Also, have you ever considered writing for Bleacher Report?
Last month, Rep. Parker Griffith of Alabama announced he was leaving the Democratic caucus and becoming a Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives.
This makes him the Stump Mitchell of Congress, right?
When a Member of Congress decides to leave a 258 seat majority to join a rebuilding minority, it is a sure sign that the majority party has grown disconnected from the American people. We can only hope the administration - having already exhausted most of the good will it enjoyed upon taking power - will change course and in the new year begin to work with Republicans to move the country forward.
In conclusion, the Democrats (aka Jim Zorn and Vinny Cerrato) are going to get fired by the electorate (aka Dan Snyder) and replaced by the Republicans (aka Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen) unless they change course on issues like transparency (aka the pla-calling structure) and health care (aka the offensive line) and the stimulus package (aka Clinton Portis's practice schedule). Also, HTTR!
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