Via the Corner. They touted him in 2008 as a post-partisan pragmatist who’d go down in history as one of America’s great orators.
And, I think we can all agree, they delivered.
The president paid a visit to Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor, Mich., today as part of his push to increase the minimum wage.
Zingerman’s he says, pays its employees “fair wages.” Whether they’re fair enough to afford the lunch the president had isn’t clear: He ordered a small Reuben for $13.99; larges go for nearly $17…
“If they tried to this sell [Paul Ryan’s budget] at Zingerman’s, they’d have to call it the ’stinkburger’ or the ‘meanwich,’” he said.
Ben Howe captures the state of play:
Gabe Malor’s challenging O-bots to quote a single memorable line from our modern Pericles’s speeches. I fear that’s the wrong question to ask right now. The stinkburger line, in its own dopey way, is memorable — way more so than O’s usual clunky attempts at soaring lyricism — and reminding him of that might give him ideas. This is not a guy, after all, who’s above acting like a moron if it helps him politically. Just today, Politico has a vivid anecdote about how excited The One was to find that “Hangover” idiots Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis wanted to help him pitch O-Care. If “stinkburger” goes viral, which seems to be happening on Twitter as I write this, there will be more in this vein. Imagine a world where Harry Reid’s moved on from “Kochtopia” to accusing the Koch brothers of wanting to feed America a “turd burrito” or “sh*t hoagie.” We’re closer to that world than we were an hour ago. And, given the state of Reid’s mental health these days, we weren’t far from it in the first place.
Ah well. Look on the bright side: Obama and the tea party finally agree on something.