Security Shock: Book Thrown at Obama After Philly Speech Nearly Hits His Head + Million Dollar Streaker
PAT: Also, the President of the United States was speaking over the weekend and, as always, taking full responsibility for what is going on in his country on his watch.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: The hole we're climbing out is so deep, the Republicans messed up so bad, left such a big mess.
STU: Big mess, mmm hmmm.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: That there's still millions of Americans without work.
STU: Oh, oh.
PAT: Okay. So there you go. That's the buck stops right here well, not here but with the last guy, okay?
PAT: Not specifically here. You would think wouldn't you think he would be embarrassed at this point, to still, at almost two years later, be blaming everything on the Republicans, be blaming everything on Bush. The Democrats have had the majority in congress since 2006. How did the Republicans leave you with a hole so deep? It's been Democrat control for four years now.
STU: But only four years, Pat.
PAT: But only four years, right.
STU: What we need is approximately four decades of Democratic control.
PAT: And then it will be perfect or
STU: If we could just get that, if we could just get super majorities for 40, 50, 60 you know what, why here's a better, safer solution: Why do we need a Republican Party these days? If we just had the one party
PAT: Thank you.
STU: it would make everything so much easier. You wouldn't have to worry about all these votes and elections and all that other stuff. Make it you know, streamline the process a little bit and everything would get done.
PAT: There you go. There you go. Why don't we just you know what? If we just outlawed the Republican Party and conservative thought and just take it off the radio and off of television, then we wouldn't have to worry about any of this stuff. Everyone would be employed, Stu, everyone. Everyone would have food and shelter and plenty. And you know what? I mean, we would have bubbling spring waters filled with cash and flowing with diamonds. It would be a fantastic world, if only we could eliminate the Republicans and the conservatives.
STU: I mean, I'm not speaking out of turn here when I say I believe that the seas would stop rising.
PAT: Of course. I think it was at this moment, wasn't it?
STU: Mmm hmmm. At this moment the seas will stop rising, pollution in other countries will start to wither away, we will have basically a you know, we're going to put science back in her rightful seat. All the promises that we were
PAT: Everything would be fulfilled.
STU: Everything would be fulfilled.
STU: Which is that one little strange.
STU: No more R's after people's names.
PAT: It's truly amazing. And I think wasn't it at that speech where somebody threw the book at him?
STU: I think it was.
PAT: Somebody literally flung a book at the President of the United States. What a stupid, what a stupid I don't care who you are, I don't care what you believe, I don't care what your background. What a dumb thing. You're lucky you weren't shot dead.
STU: Yeah. And you know what? If you were shot dead, I would not be on the radio today defending you.
PAT: Wouldn't shed a tear for you.
STU: Wouldn't shed a tear.
PAT: Sheer stupidly, unless you were mentally ill. And maybe you have to be in order to throw something at the President of the United States.
PAT: You'd have to just physically be insane.
STU: I would say, though, the Secret Service are not going to be able to react in realtime to know the mental status of anyone throwing things at the President.
PAT: That's the unfortunate thing. They don't give you a test and then shoot you.
STU: No. And this is one of those things that you'd have everyone out there saying, I can't believe they would go and be all so forceful. This is the "don't tase me, bro" thing times ten.
STU: I would think the second someone throws something at my President, I'm tasing him at the very least. And I would have backed anyone who tased the guy. You don't I don't care how much I disagree with this President on policies, and I do almost every single one individually.
PAT: Yeah, virtually.
STU: Do not stir with that stuff.
PAT: The only thing I agree with him on, the only thing I agree with him on is that there should be an NCAA football playoff. That is the only place where Barack Obama's ideology and mine converge.
PAT: That's it.
STU: I don't think that the government should be imposing a BCS playoff system.
PAT: No, but I'm almost willing to consider it at this point. Since they can't do it on their own, you know what, it's one of those things where, okay, you're right, they're too stupid, just make them do it. Just make them do it.
STU: Right. This is like the Cass Sunstein/Homer Simpson America.
PAT: Yes, yes. You nudge?
STU: If they're so dumb, if they can't figure out.
PAT: If they're so stupid. If the NCAA are such Homer Simpsons, they can't figure this out on their own, push them. Just get it done. Just get it done.
STU: And if they won't do it, tax them at 100% of that I income.
PAT: Yes, I'm okay with that in this particular instance. "Well, what about the slippery slope, Pat?" I don't care. Push the NCAA down the slope, all the way to the bottom of the hill, okay?
STU: At least it's something worthwhile you were willing to break your principles over.
PAT: Well, it's NCAA football. I mean, it doesn't get any more important than that.
STU: It's tough to disagree with you on that one solid point there, Pat.
PAT: Yes, thank you. Thank you.
STU: But you know, I don't care how much even the BCS thing does not justify throwing things at the President of the United States.
PAT: No, it doesn't. No, it doesn't.