The Mickey Mouse President, or Mickey Mouse for President?

President Barack Obama closed Disney World in Orlando, Florida today to make the following announcement: America is Open for Business.

I saw a few of you Wisconsin readers shudder just now. No doubt that is familiar as Governor Scott Walker’s “Wisconsin is Open for Business” phrase. Imagine that.

So, the same president who has shut down the creation of jobs through the private sector by blocking important pipeline infrastructure travels to share a teleprompter with Mickey Mouse and announce a jobs plan of his own. He’s going to increase the processing speed of Visas for Indians and Chinese so they can get to Orlando more often.

“I want America to be the top tourist destination in the world,” Obama said. “The more folks who visit America, the more Americans we get back to work. It is that simple.”

Because energy independence isn’t even on the President’s radar. Protecting our borders isn’t on the radar. Instead, pushing paperwork for tourism is his answer for a prosperous America.

You know, Obama started this presidency much like Steamboat Willie whistling his way down the river. He ran aground much faster than he expected with the November 2010 elections. While he’s trying to recreate that earlier magic, he has a harsh reality in front of him: just like Mickey learned in Fantasia, magic might look easier, but a flip of a wrist and a sprinkle of magic-money-dust doesn’t work in the long run.

And so that is why I propose Mickey Mouse for President on the Democratic ticket.

This fine man has learned that lesson. In addition he’s quite familiar with the importance of honoring America by understanding we have enemies. He and VP candidate Donald Duck made movies supporting America’s effort in World War II. As a member of America’s greatest generation, I think he deserves the nomination, don’t you?

P.S. What kind of Goofy campaign manager would put his candidate purposely in comparison to Mickey Mouse? Well, in addition to Obama, we have Newt Gringrich planning an event there prior to the Florida primary.


  1. Randy in Richmond says:

    Shame on you. I find it perfectly normal for President Obama to be in Fantasyland.

  2. I feel like I’m I’m in Fantasyland every time I tune into the media and hear horror stories rehashed about Republicans, yet never hear a peep about the destruction of America under this Mickey Mouse President.

    Bizzaro World is also apropos.

  3. Trivia alert: the spouse grew up with Dan Piraro who draws Bizarro. He uses the family name sometimes.

    But yes, there feels to be a very odd disconnect in the states right now. We have a campaign for the Republican nominee, but this guy is getting a complete pass.

  4. I just love this post.

  5. Randy in Richmond says:

    Yesterday President Obama concluded his statement about killing the Keystone pipeline project with this sentence:

    “I’m disappointed that Republicans in Congress forced this decision, but it does not change my Administration’s commitment to American-made energy that creates jobs and reduces our dependence on oil.”

    Did you catch the subtle inference ? Apparently now we are not trying to decrease our utilization of foreign oil, but any oil–including our own. This is just an awful policy.

  6. “Apparently now we are not trying to decrease our utilization of foreign oil, but any oil–including our own.”

    Well, yeah. Moving “beyond a petroleum based economy” has been the goal of more presidents than one.

    “By applying the talent and technology of America, this country can dramatically improve our environment, move beyond a petroleum- based economy and make our dependence on Middle Eastern oil a thing of the past.” – George W Bush

  7. Randy in Richmond says:

    Here are the sentences from George Bush preceeding the one given by Milton.

    “We will also fund additional research in cutting-edge methods of producing ethanol, not just from corn but from wood chips and stalks or switch grass. Our goal is to make this new kind of ethanol practical and competitive within six years. Breakthroughs on this and other new technologies will help us reach another great goal: to replace more than 75 percent of our oil imports from the Middle East by 2025.”

    In each sentence he references “Middle East oil”. My point all along has been Obama only refers to oil-anybody’s oil.

  8. Cool to know about the Bizzaro connection. Wisconsin was open for business until the recall taliban put a temporary stop to it.

    A little more trivia: P J. O’ Rourke is my cousin’s cousin, or something like that. His dad owned the O’Rourke (I think it was Buick) dealership in Toledo, OH.