Hopium, Obama and pals need hopium for election, John Kass
John Kass wrote about hopium prior to the 2008 election and it was reported here.
From John Kass at the Chicago Tribune October 7, 2010.
“Obama and his pals need some scarce Hopium for the next election
As President Barack Obama returns home Thursday for some old-fashioned Chicago politics with his friends, let’s make one thing perfectly clear.
America’s Hopium farmers must increase production, because the nation’s supply is dangerously low, and the November midterm elections are only weeks away.
Even my personal Obama Chia Heads don’t produce as much Hopium as before. And this should worry the president.
Because as readers know, Hopium is the stuff that sends tingles up reporters’ legs and keeps everybody, even taxpayers, feelin’ all right.
If America has a Hopium deficit, we might have no way of altering political reality like we did a few years ago. And these days, reality bites.
There’s the rotten economic news. Unemployment keeps rising and the federal deficit keeps increasing because politicians in Washington keep spending money that we don’t have.
So in a few months, you might need half a bar of gold bullion just to buy a Happy Meal.
Then there are those federal tax hikes coming after the November elections — and don’t tell me that reversing a tax cut isn’t a tax hike. It’s a sign to employers not to hire anyone, not even their idiot brothers-in-law.
The polls say congressional Democrats expect a serious thwacking. And Obama will be blamed by the same journalists who once felt those tingles at his approach.
Here in Illinois, we’ve got Alexi Giannoulias and Rahm Emanuel seeking the president’s help so they can get elected. That way, hope can waft across the state and soothe our fears. Yes, we can.
Alexi, the famed Broadway Bank loan officer with those mob loans dragging him down, sure needs Obama to raise some big money at Thursday’s fundraiser. I’m betting on a staged man-hug for TV, with a couple of shoulder slaps. But open mikes can be treacherous, so they probably won’t be whispering, “Dude, how’s Tony?”
Remember Tony Rezko? He’s Obama’s personal real estate fairy and loyal customer of the Giannoulias family’s now-failed Broadway Bank. Rezko is also the convicted influence peddler who might testify in the retrial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
So fill a bowl of Hopium and tell me the story of how we had all transcended the broken politics of the past.”