Monday, November 24, 2008

Must Irony take a Hike?

I just received a comment that demonstrates perfectly how sensitive Obama supporters are. Kids, get used to it. He is going to be criticized.The media has to write about something and the novelty is wearing off their star player already. It's been three weeks and nothing's any better!!! The sea hasn't fallen one centimeter. JC

PITY poor irony. Declared dead after 9/11, it staged a strong rally beneath a “Mission Accomplished” banner, only to find itself in mortal danger once again

Peter Foley

Its ill health was noted by, among others, no less an ironist than Joan Didion, the nation’s poet laureate of disillusion. The week after the election, in a talk at the New York Public Library, Ms. Didion lamented that the United States in the era of Barack Obama had become an “irony-free zone,” a vast Kool-Aid tank where “naïveté, translated into ‘hope,’ was now in” and where “innocence, even when it looked like ignorance, was now prized.”

Who’d want to live in a world like that?

But are ironic sensibilities like Ms. Didion’s — the detachment of mind, the appreciation of the folly of taking things at face value — really disappearing?

Not according to the conservative humorist P. J. O’Rourke, who reported from his New Hampshire office on Wednesday that he was finishing a piece for The Weekly Standard with the working title, “Is It Too Soon to Start Talking About the Failed Obama Presidency Just Because He Isn’t President Yet?”

Not according to the thin black novelist Colson Whitehead, who wrote an Op-Ed in The New York Times under the headline, “Finally, a Thin President.”

Dildon’s comment is ironic in and of itself. Newman also cites none other then P.J. O’Rourke commenting on President Elect Obama to prove irony is not dead…

Mr. O’Rourke, for his part, said that Mr. Change himself, with his choices of usual suspects and Beltway insiders to help him run the country, was proving no slouch in the irony department.

“Mr. Change” the irony of this statement is too obvious, is it not? Do comments by O’Rourke indicate the “Obama Embargo” is showing cracks? One can only hope.

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1 comment:

robert verdi said...

because the left and the media are a bunch pf phonies with their truth to power bs, now that they have the power they fear making fun of those they worship.