Sunday, July 3, 2016

Imagining the Obama-Sanders Confab (June 10)

Obama: Welcome to the White House, Bernie. You don’t know how lucky you are!
Sanders: You call getting sidelined by Hillary luck?
Obama: Depends on how you look at it: you’ll stay a free man.
Sanders: How so? Isn’t serving the American people the greatest thing anyone can do?  I don’t mind giving up a little free time to do that…
Obama: That’s not the only thing you’d be giving up if you were the tenant here.
Sanders: And aren’t you well protected by the Secret Service (SS….)?
Obama: Oh sure, I’m even protected from my best instincts.
Sanders: Your ‘best’ instincts?
Obama:  Yeah, the ones I developed under Davis and Alinsky.
Sanders:  Your so-called ‘Commie mentors’…..
Obama: Shh!  The walls have ears!
Sanders:  The White House walls?!!
Obama: You better believe it, bro.
Sanders: So the US Prez isn’t the most powerful man on earth?
Obama: Are you kidding me?
Sanders: (moving closer) Can you tell me so the walls won’t hear?
Obama: Do you think the kill list was my idea?  Or the militarization of the police?  The man in the White House does as he’s told by the military/industrial/financial complex.
Sanders (specs dropping off his nose): You mean it’s not just Republican obstructionism?  You don’t make policy?
Obama: Remember that quote “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here?” from Dante’s “Inferno”?
Sanders: So you think I shouln’t care about losing to Hillary?
Obama: You’ve had a good life, Bernie.  Why spoil it now?

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